Ca1860 Secretary Of State William Seward Cut Signature Autograph Abraham Lincoln For SaleRare and original, ca1860 Cut Signature of Abraham Lincoln's Secretary of State William Henry Seward. This wonderful Cut Signature measures approx. 3 1/2" by 1 1/8" and is mounted on a partial page from an autograph album
The Signature appears to have been cut from a letter and although it is not dated, it came to us as one signature in a partial Autograph Album which included the 1860 John Breckenridge Signed Letter dated 1860 which we are also offering for sale this week on as well as other dated autographs from the period 1857 to 1862. The Cut reads "Faithfully / William H. Seward".
William Henry Seward (May 16, 1801 – October 10, 1872) was an American politician from the state of New York. He served as the 12th Governor of New York, United States Senator and the United States Secretary of State under Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson. A determined opponent of the spread of slavery in the years leading up to the American Civil War, he was a dominant figure in the Republican Party in its formative years, and was widely regarded as the leading contender for the party's presidential nomination in 1860. Denied the nomination, he became a loyal member of Lincoln's wartime cabinet, and played a role in preventing foreign intervention early in the war. On the night of Lincoln's assassination, he survived an attempt on his own life. As Johnson's Secretary of State, he engineered the 1867 purchase of Alaska from Russia in an act that was ridiculed at the time as "Seward's Folly." His contemporary Carl Schurz described Seward as "one of those spirits who sometimes will go ahead of public opinion instead of tamely following its footprints
This rare and wonderful William Seward Cut Signature is in very good condition. The Autograph is dark and bold and attractive. There is some uniform age toning to the slip and a few small spots of staining that do affect the signature (see the scans below).
A rare and original ca1860 Autograph / Cut Signature of United States Secretary of State William H. Seward and a fantastic addition to any collection!!
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