JOHN SHERMAN - AUTOGRAPH CHECK SIGNED 11/21/1871 - HFSID 190641
Sale Price $337.50
John Sherman signs an autograph check for $140.75.
Autograph Check signed: "John Sherman", as U.S. Senator, 8x3. Washington, DC, 1871 November 21. In full: "Pay B/F. Clark or order One hundred and forty 75/100 Dollars. To Jay Cooke & Co." Republican John Sherman represented Ohio in the U.S. Senate from 1861-1877 and 1881-1897, authoring the Sherman Anti-Trust Act of 1890, the first federal act that outlawed monopolistic business practices. He also served as Hayes' Secretary of the Treasury (1877-1881) and McKinley's Secretary of State (1897-1898). Worn. Soiled, creased, stained. Bank cancellation cinching touches some text and puts a nail head-size hole at "S" of Sherman. Folds, vertical fold touches "h" in Sherman. Irregular edges.
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