HAMILTON FISH - CLIPPED SIGNATURE - HFSID 262855
Sale Price $252.00
His signature as Governor of New York, clipped from a document.
Signature: "Hamilton Fish" as Governor of New York, 1 page, 6½x3. Albany, no year, October. Cut from a document. "1840" (not the date of the signature) penned in unidentified hand at lower left. 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. Lightly creased. Fold touches signature.
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