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HAMILTON FISH - AUTOGRAPH SENTIMENT SIGNED - HFSID 70687

HAMILTON FISH Autograph Sentiment signed as Secretary of State Autograph Sentiment signed: "Respectfully yours/Hamilton Fish/Secy of State", 3½X2¼. Hamilton Fish (1808-1893) served New York

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HAMILTON FISH
Autograph Sentiment signed as Secretary of State
Autograph Sentiment signed: "Respectfully yours/Hamilton Fish/Secy of State", 3½X2¼. Hamilton Fish (1808-1893) served New York as Governor (1849-1850), Congressman (1843-1845) and Senator (1851-1857) and was President Grant's only Secretary of State (1869-1877). Originally elected as a Whig, Fish joined the new Republican Party during his term in the Senate. He proved a very capable Secretary of State, peacefully resolving several thorny international disputes. His son, grandson and great-grandson, each named Hamilton Fish, represented New York in the House of Representatives. Top edge scorched and chipped. Top left corner missing. Soiled. Ink lightly smudged from blotting. Pencil notes (unknown hand) on verso.

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