MAJOR GENERAL NATHANIEL P. BANKS - FREE FRANK SIGNED 06/30/1873 - HFSID 85084
Sale Price $247.50
NATHANIEL P. BANKS
Civil War General franks an envelope as Congressman.
Free Franked Signed: "N P Banks/MC", 6x3¼. Addressed by him to: "Honble Saml D. Crane/50 Chester Square/Boston/Mass". Postmarked Waltham, Mass., June 30. Nathaniel Prentice Banks was born in Waltham, Mass. in 1816 and died there in 1894. Elected to Congress in 1852 as a Democrat, in 1854 as the American Party candidate and in 1856 as a Republican, Banks served from 1853 to December 24, 1857, when he resigned to become Governor of Massachusetts (1858-1861). From 1855-1857, Banks was Speaker of the House. Major General during the Civil War, he returned to Congress at war's end, serving as a Republican from 1865-1873, 1875-1879 and 1889-1891. Torn at top edge. Worn, toned, and creased.
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