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VICE PRESIDENT SCHUYLER COLFAX - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 05/07 - HFSID 254391

ALS: "Schuyler Colfax", 1p, 3x5 penny postcard inlaid on a 6x8½ card. South Bend Ind., Monday noon, May 7. Addressed on verso by Colfax to: "F.L. Shriver/Lecture Committee/Pittsfield Ills", postmarked South Bend, Ind., May 7 4PM.

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SCHUYLER COLFAX. ALS: "Schuyler Colfax", 1p, 3x5 penny postcard inlaid on a 6x8½ card. South Bend Ind., Monday noon, May 7. Addressed on verso by Colfax to: "F.L. Shriver/Lecture Committee/Pittsfield Ills", postmarked South Bend, Ind., May 7 4PM. In part: "Your telegram just received & you can expect me without fail, 10.25 AM, 22nd inst., Tuesday, via Chicago Decatur and Marysville. You will notice I reduced the terms $5 in the telegram below what was stated in my first letter...." Schuyler Colfax served as Speaker of the House from 1863-1869 and as Grant's Vice President from 1869-1873. May 7th fell on a Monday in 1866 and 1877. In 1873, Colfax was charged with corruption in the Crédit Mobilier scandal and was exonerated, but at age 50, his political career was over. It is most probable that he wrote this postcard in 1866 while Speaker of the House. Slightly soiled. Fine condition.

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