MAJOR GENERAL HENRY M. TELLER - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 17439
Sale Price $81.00
HENRY M. TELLER
Small card signed by Secretary of the Interior aColorado Henry M. Teller
Signature: "HM Teller/Sec of Interior". 3¼x2 card. Teller (1830-1914) was a United States Senator from Colorado (1876-1882, 1885-1909) and one of the first Senators to represent that state. He was also Secretary of the Interior (1882-1885) under President Chester A. Arthur. Teller was a leader of the Silver Republicans, which supported the free coinage of silver and bimetallism and which split in the 1890s from the main Republican Party, which supported the gold standard. His most important legislative act was probably his amendment to the United States' declaration of war against Spain in the Spanish-American War in 1898. Teller sponsored this amendment to prevent the United States from annexing Cuba, thought at the time to be a major reason for the Spanish-American War. His amendment was largely overridden in 1901 by yet another amendment - this one by Senator Orville H. Platt - which gave the United States broad powers over Cuba, as well as economic and military territories on the island like Guantanamo Bay Naval Base. Lightly soiled. Ink has lightly bled. Otherwise in fine condition.
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