Make an Offer Today and Get a Quick Response! Take a Look at This Week's Specials! CHARLES SUMNER - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 3/11 - HFSID 32614. " Autograph Letter signed: "Charles Sumner, 1 page, 5x8.Claflin", in full: "Thanks again, Dear Mr. When well enough I will place it beyond all question, giving? Reason & history, & array every civilized nation for it. The Emperor of Germany has just adopted it.
Elected under the banner of the Free Soil Party, he joined the Republican Party soon after its 1854 foundation. Sumner's fiery rhetoric against slavery and against what he believed to be slavery's domination of the US government so incited South Carolina Congressman Preston Brooks that he brutally caned Sumner, who was sitting at his Senate desk, into unconsciousness (1856). Although bearing no year, the letter's reference to the Emperor of Germany dates it no earlier than January 1871, when the King of Prussia, William I, assumed that title. Sumner, a passionate reformer, was constantly being assailed on one issue or another.
In the 1870s, these included: his success in blocking President Grant's plan to annex Santo Domingo, which led Grant to secure Sumner's ouster as Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee; and Sumner's break with the Republican Party in 1872, when he endorsed Democratic candidate Horace Greeley instead of supporting Grant's re-election. Neither of these issues would have much interested the German Emperor, however. The letter would reward further research. Adhesive residue (previous mounting) along left edge.See more material from these signers. See more listings in our U. Please note that this is an authentically signed item. We do not sell autograph copies or signature reprints. Images shown may contain our company watermark. The actual document does not contain this watermark. This item has been authenticated and is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity issued by our parent company, Gallery of History, Inc. We financially stand behind our COA. Ask us about our PSA/DNA and JSA authentication guarantee.
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