VICE PRESIDENT HENRY WILSON - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED - HFSID 277679
Sale Price $144.00
He signs a brief note sending his regrets
Autograph Note signed: "Regret I can/not/H Wilson", 1 page, 2¾x5. Henry Wilson (1812-1875) was a Massachusetts shoemaker - hence his nickname, "the Natick Cobbler" - and an anti-slavery activist who entered the US Senate in 1855 with the Free Soil Party. In 1859 he was re-elected as a Republican, serving in the Senate until 1873, when he began his tenure as Vice President during Grant's second term. During the Civil War, Wilson raised and led a regiment of volunteers. Wilson died in office, in the Capitol building. Typed caption at lower margin. Irregular left edge. Otherwise, fine condition.
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