Autographed Free Franked Cover and Letter from The US Senate in 1873. Lot includes original letter and envelope. The American lawyer and political leader Roscoe Conkling was born in Albany, New York, on the 30th of October 1829. Roscoe Conkling was admitted to the bar at Utica, New York in 1850, was appointed district-attorney of Oneida county in the same year, and soon attained success in the practice of his profession. At first a Whig, he joined the Republican party at its formation, and was a Republican representative in Congress from 1859 to 1863.
He refused to follow the financial policy of his party in 1862, and delivered a notable speech against the passage of the Legal Tender Act, which made a certain class of treasury notes receivable for all public and private debts. In 1863 he resumed the practice of law, and in April 1865 was appointed a special judge advocate by the Secretary of War to investigate alleged frauds in the recruiting service in western New York. He was again a representative in Congress from December 1865 until 1867, when he entered the Senate.
After the war he allied himself with the radical wing of his party, was a member of the joint committee that outlined the congressional plan of reconstructing the late Confederate States, and labored for the impeachment of President Andrew Johnson. Please see Scan(s) for condition. PLEASE SEE SCAN FOR CONDITION.
The item "Roscoe Conkling US Senator NY Signed Cover & Letter" is in sale since Monday, May 9, 2011. This item is in the category "Stamps\United States\Covers\Postal History".
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