LA FAYETTE S. FOSTER - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED CHECK 07/06/1858 - HFSID 320746
Sale Price $198.00
LA FAYETTE S. FOSTER
The Connecticut Senator signs a check for $93.75, dated in 1858. A rare autograph!
Check signed: "L. F. S. Foster", 7x2½. Norwich, Connecticut, 1858 July 6. Unnumbered check, drawn from his account at Norwich Bank payable to Mr. Robbins for $93.75. LaFayette Sabine Foster (1806-1880), school headmaster, lawyer, and newspaper editor, served as Speaker of the Connecticut House of Representatives and ran unsuccessfully for Governor twice before winning election to the US Senate as a Republican (1855-1867). He was President Pro-Tempore of the Senate from March 7, 1865 to March 2, 1867, and, in this office, was next in line to the Presidency for almost two years following Lincoln's death on April 15, 1865. He was Associate Justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court (1870-1876). Cancellation marks. Lightly toned. Creased from vertical fold. Otherwise, fine condition.
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