NAVY SECRETARY GIDEON WELLES ORDERS THE NAVY TO TRANSPORT CAPTURED FUGITIVE JOHN SURATT BACK TO THE US TO STAND TRIAL FOR CONSPIRING TO ASSASSINATE PRESIDENT LINCOLN GIDEON WELLES Telegram, unsigned, 1 page, 8½x11. 1866 December 6. Telegram partly printed in Portuguese, received from Gideon Welles in Washington, D.C., for transmittal to Admiral Goldsborough, American Squadron at Lisbon, Portugal. Manuscript text of Welles' message (unknown hand): "Send steamer to Alexandria, Egypt to receive Surautt [sic] from Consul Hale and bring him to Washington." [Welles' name has also been misspelled by the telegraph office.] Docketed on verso: "Hon. G. Welles/Secy of the Navy/6th Dec. 1866/Send steamer to/Alexandria, Egypt". Gideon Welles (1812-1878), a Jacksonian Democrat who joined the new Republican Party in 1854 because he detested slavery, was Secretary of the Navy throughout the Presidencies of Abraham Lincoln (who called him "Neptune") and Andrew Johnson (1861-1869). John Suratt (1844-1916) was the son of Mary Suratt, convicted of conspiracy in the assassination of President Lincoln and the first woman executed (hanged) by the US government. read more...
U.S. Politicians / Government Employees | Biographies
ROBERT S. CALVERT Signed biography of the controversial Texas Comptroller who served over 20 years in office. Extremely rare! Biography signed: "Robert S. Calvert", in blue ink. 1 page, 8½x11. In part: "I was born in McLennan County near McGregor, Texas. read more...
Sale Price $90.00
JOHN G. CARLISLE The politician fills out a biographical form for inclusion in Who's Who in America Biography signed: "JG Carlisle", 1p, 8½x11. Washington, D.C. 1909 October 6. Carbon typed biography for inclusion in the 1910-1911 Who's Who in America read more...
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VIRGINIA KNAUER Virginia Knauer signs a photocopy of her typed biography. Photocopied Typed Biography signed: "Virginia Knauer" in ink, 1p, 6½x9, affixed to slightly larger sheet. Washington, D.C., 1971 May. On letterhead of "Executive Office of the President/Office of Consumer Affairs". read more...
Sale Price $81.00
LT. COLONEL CHARLES H. OLDER Famed combat pilot signs short narrative of his career in ink. Biography signed: "Charles H. Older" in ink. 10x8. 4¼x3 black and white photograph in right margin. Lt. Col. Charles H. read more...
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JOHN SPARKS John Sparks signs an autograph autobiography. Autograph Autobiography signed: "John Sparks" at upper margin, 3¾x2½ card. No date, no place. In full: "Born in Winston Co Miss Aug 30 1843 Elected Gov of Nev Nov 4 1903 Re Elected Gov Nov 6 1906 read more...
Sale Price $288.00