Lot #333
Charles Sumner Signed Check

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Estimate: $200+

Description

American politician (1811-1874) and Massachusetts senator best known as a radical Republican and a staunch opponent of slavery. In 1856, Sumner was severely beaten in the Senate chamber by South Carolina Congressman Preston Brook. Merchants National Bank check, 7.5 x 3, filled out and signed by Sumner, "Charles Sumner," payable to "C. S." for $50, September 10, 1869. A revenue stamp, initialed by Sumner, is affixed at the top right corner. In fine condition, with light creasing. Accompanied by an engraved portrait bearing a facsimile signature.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts, Ft. Sports
  • Dates: #614 - Ended August 11, 2021





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