Autographed Letter Signed as a Congressman

GARFIELD, James A. (1831 -1881)

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Place Published: Baltimore
Date Published: 1864

Description: 2 pages, 8 x 5 inches, Baltimore, Maryland, February 18, 1864. Interesting war-date autographed letter signed "J.A. Garfield," written while a first-term Congressman suffering severe economic setbacks, in part: "...I had a long talk with Jenkins...I gave him authority to order the sale - if it should seem best to him to sell before my return. He thinks the stock will be kept down about where it is for a week yet...It promises well...Keep an eye out - and see if there is not some opening for business..." Boldly signed; horizontal folds. Near fine.

Comments: In 1864 Garfield partnered with Congressman Ralph Plumb in land speculation hoping to become wealthy, but this met with limited success. He then joined with the Philadelphia-based Phillips brothers in an oil exploration investment which was scarcely profitable. The failure of these businesses forced him to resume the practice of law in 1865 in order to make ends meet.

Signed: Y
Binding: hardcover
Language: English
Type: Autographs

Book ID: 244436

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