Scarce autographed sentiment on a 3.5" x 5" slip of paper, outlining his career, in full: "George W. Jones, Ex U.S.S.; Ex General; Ex Delegate, Ex Judge; Ex Drummer Boy in 1814. Ex aide-de-camp to General Miles." No place, no date, circa 1960. Boldly written and in excellent condition.
United States General and politician, first U.S. Senator from Iowa upon its entering statehood, and Minister to New Grenada (Colombia and Panama) in 1859. When Jones returned to the United States in 1861, he was ordered arrested by Secretary of State William H. Seward on charges of disloyalty and treason, based on correspondence with his friend Confederate President Jefferson Davis. He was eventually released by order of President Lincoln.