ZACHARIAH CHANDLER - CLIPPED SIGNATURE CO-SIGNED BY: MORTON S. WILKINSON - HFSID 17371
REPUBLICAN CIVIL WAR SENATORS: ZACHARIAH CHANDLER and MORTON S. WILKINSON Signatures on opposite sides of a slip of paper Signature: "Z. Chandler/Michigan", "M. S. Wilkonson/Minnesota", 4x3 slip. Signed on opposite sides.
Sale Price $216.00
REPUBLICAN CIVIL WAR SENATORS: ZACHARIAH CHANDLER and MORTON S. WILKINSON
Signatures on opposite sides of a slip of paper
Signature: "Z. Chandler/Michigan", "M. S. Wilkonson/Minnesota", 4x3 slip. Signed on opposite sides. ZACHARIAH CHANDLER (1813-1879) detested slavery, helped fund the Underground Railroad (of which Detroit was an important terminus), and helped escort anti-slavery voters to the polls through crowds of pro-slavery toughs who were trying to intimidate them. Elected Mayor of Detroit in 1851, Chandler was a founder of the Republican Party (1854). He represented Michigan in the US Senate (1857-1875), emerging as one of its most radical members: highly critical of President Lincoln for not moving swiftly enough to abolish slavery. He was one of the first to call for President Johnson's impeachment. Defeated in his bid for a fourth term, Chandler joined the Grant Cabinet as Secretary of the Interior (1875-1877), working to root out corruption in the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Returned to the Senate in 1879, Chandler had Presidential ambitions, but died unexpectedly in his Chicago hotel room while preparing to deliver a speech. MORTON S. WILKINSON (1819-1984) served one term in the US Senate from Minnesota (1859-1865). Defeated for re-election, he returned to the US House of Representatives (1869-1871), serving later as a state legislator and county prosecutor. While in the Senate, Wilkinson was a frequent visitor to the White House, and some of the best Lincoln stories come to us through Wilkinson. Toned at edges. Corners lightly worn. Otherwise, fine condition.
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