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Lot 1532

Grant, Ulysses S (1822-1885) Commander-in-Chief of the Union army in the U.S. Civil War and 18th president of the U.S. (1869-77). He received Robert E. Lee's surrender at Appomattox on Apr. 9, 1865. He was made full general in 1866, the first U.S. citizen after Washington to hold that rank. Grant was elected president in 1868, defeating Horatio Seymour, and reelected in 1872, defeating Horace Greeley. His administration was characterized by corruption, special-interest legislation, and vigorous pursuit of a punitive Reconstruction program; in foreign affairs, however, much was accomplished by his able secretary of state, Hamilton Fish. Grant's Personal Memoirs (2 volume., 1885-86) rank among the great military narratives of history.

Check Signed ("U.S. Grant"). Partially printed, accomplished in manuscript. 8¼ x 2¾", Washington DC, May 24, 1867. Drawn on account and Jay Cooke & Co. Bankers. Made payable to "Self" in the amount of eighty dollars. "Paid" and date stamp appear on front, there are two cancellation punches. Mounted on an orange card; one "y" shaped tear at center does not interfere with signatures or other text; toning to right edge. Overall, very good condition.
Estimated Value $400 - 500.
Please note the extensive collection of Presidential biographies in our Political Memorabilia section.

Realized $891

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