JOHN HERVEY CROZIER - AUTOGRAPH CO-SIGNED BY: RICHARD W. THOMPSON, REV. JOHN GORHAM PALFREY, JOHN HUBBARD TWEEDY, CHARLES S. MOREHEAD, WASHINGTON HUNT, DAVID OUTLAW, NATHANIEL BOYDEN - HFSID 78232
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JOHN HERVEY CROZIER, RICHARD W. THOMPSON, REV. JOHN GORHAM PALFREY,
JOHN HUBBARD TWEEDY, CHARLES S. MOREHEAD, WASHINGTON HUNT, DAVID OUTLAW and
The eight U.S. Representatives from the 1847-1849 Congressional session sign their names in black ink
Signatures: "Jn. H. Crozier/ Knoxville/ Tennessee", "J.H. Tweedy/ Milwaukee/ Wisconsin", "C.S. Morehead/ Frankfurt/ KY", "W. Hunt/ Lockport/ N. York", "John G. Palfrey/ Cambridge/ Mass", "Ric. Thompson/ Terre Haute/ Indiana", "David Outlaw/ Windsor/ North Carolina", "Nathaniel Boyden/ Salisbury/ N.C." in black ink. 1 page front and verso, 3¾x5½. All were members of the House of Representatives during the Thirtieth Congress (1847-1849). JOHN HERVEY CROZIER (1812-1889) was an American attorney and politician, who served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Tennessee. Described as "an orator of uncommon brilliancy" and "one of the brainiest men ever sent by Tennessee to congress", Crozier was a member of the Whig Party until the 1850s when he switched his allegiance to the Democratic Party, and supported the Confederacy during the Civil War. During the thirtieth Congress (1847-1849) he served as chairman of the Committee on Expenditures in the Department of War, although he opposed the then ongoing Mexican-American War. He retired from public life after the Civil War and revived the East Tennessee Historical Society. JOHN HUBBARD TWEEDY (1814-1891) was a delegate to the United States Congress from the Wisconsin Territory (1847-1848). Born in Connecticut, Tweedy studied at Yale where he was a member of the Skull and Bones society, before moving west to Wisconsin in 1836 and opening a law practice. Serving in local politics, he was part of the state's Territorial Council, the upper house of the Wisconsin Territorial Legislature, the State Assembly, and the first Wisconsin Constitutional Convention of 1846. He was serving as a delegate to Washington, D.C. when Wisconsin was admitted to the Union as a State. CHARLES S. MOREHEAD (1802-1868) was a United States Representative from Kentucky, as well as the 20th Governor of Kentucky, as part of the "Know Nothing" or American Party, which was marred by anti-immigrant and anti-Catholic rhetoric. Beginning his political career in the Kentucky House of Representatives, he served as state attorney general and was a three-time Speaker of the House. During the Civil War, Morehead favored Kentucky's neutrality but sympathized with the South and was an open critic of the Lincoln administration, even being imprisoned for disloyalty in September 1861, although no formal charges were ever brought against him. WASHINGTON HUNT (1811-1867) was a United States Representative (1843-1849) and the 17th Governor of New York. A native of New York, Hunt studied law and opened a practice in Lockport, where he would go on to serve as the First Judge of the Niagara County Court. He was elected as a Whig to the U.S. House of Representatives for three terms (1843-1849), the New York State Comptroller, and then Governor of New York (1851-1852). With the Whig Party's disintegration, Hunt refused to join the Republican Party, and leaned closer and closer towards the Democrats, supporting George McClellan for the 1864 Presidency, as well as President Andrew Johnson after the war. REV. JOHN GORHAM PALFREY (1796-1881) was a Unitarian Minister and Professor of Biblical Literature at Harvard Divinity School. The home he built on the campus is now Palfrey House, owned by the Divinity School. He wrote for several theological journals and edited the North American Review (1835-1943). Elected as a Whig to the Massachusetts legislature and then the US Congress (1947-1949), his strong denunciations of slavery alienated enough voters that he was defeated for re-election. He was the unsuccessful gubernatorial candidate of the Free Soil in 1851. President Lincoln appointed him Postmaster of Boston (1861-1867). He devoted his later years to writing a 5-volume History of New England to the Revolutionary War. RICHARD W. THOMPSON (1809-1900) served as a Whig representing Indiana in Congress (1841-1843, 1847-1849) and as Hayes' Secretary of the Navy (1877-1880). He declined three presidential appointments: U.S. Minister to Austria (Taylor), Recorder of the General Land Office (Fillmore) and Judge of the Court of Claims (Lincoln). He had formerly been Commander of Camp Thompson, Indiana and a Provost Marshal (1861-1865). DAVID OUTLAW (1806-1868) was a United States Representative from North Carolina (1847-1853). After studying law at UNC at Chapel Hill, he opened a practice in Windsor, from which he was a member of the North Carolina House of Representatives (1831-1834), and was a delegate to the state constitutional convention of 1835. A delegate to the 1844 Whig National Convention, he was furthermore elected to the U.S House of Representatives (1847-1853). NATHANIEL BOYDEN (1796-1873) was a U.S. Congressman from North Carolina (1847-1849, 1868-1869). Boyden served in the War of 1812 before graduating from Union College, after which he moved to Stokes County, North Carolina where he taught school. He opened a law practice and became involved with local politics in the North Carolina House of Commons, the State Senate and eventually the 30th U.S. House of Representatives. Boyden returned to politics after the Civil War, representing North Carolina in Congress after their re-admission into the Union. Very toned. Soiled. Edges frayed and torn. Stains throughout. Creased throughout. Otherwise, fine condition.
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