PRESIDENT RUTHERFORD B. HAYES - PRESIDENTIAL WARRANT SIGNED 11/05/1878 - HFSID 30967
RUTHERFORD B. HAYES. Presidential Warrant signed "R. B. Hayes", 1p, 7¾x9¾. Washington, D.C., 1878 November 5. Hayes signs a warrant for the pardon of Edward Gillett.
Sale Price $850.00
RUTHERFORD B. HAYES. Presidential Warrant signed "R. B. Hayes", 1p, 7¾x9¾. Washington, D.C., 1878 November 5. Hayes signs a warrant for the pardon of Edward Gillett. Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822-1893), the 19th President of the United States (1877-1881),served the Union cause with distinction during the Civil War, suffering a serious wound while leading a charge at South Mountain (1862) and rising by 1864 to the rank of Brigadier General. He served Ohio in the U.S. Congress (1865-1867) and then as Governor (1868-1872, 1876-1877). The Republican nominee for President in 1876, he was finally declared the winner of a bitterly disputed election in which he lost the popular vote and won the Electoral vote by a margin of one after 20 disputed Electoral Votes were awarded to Hayes by a special commission voting 5-4 on straight party lines. Hayes withdrew federal troops from the South, effectively ending Reconstruction. A reformer, he worked to curb the corruption in government which had been rampant during the Grant administration. Slightly creased. Slightly frayed right edge. Paper separation at right edge of both horizontal folds has been repaired on verso with clear tape, which shows through lightly. Otherwise, fine condition.
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