Description: William H. Seward (1801-1872) signed this brief note recommending someone for employment to a lawyer whose name has been written illegibly. This note was probably written around 1850, when both William H. Seward and the other signer, John H. Clarke (1789-1870), were serving as United States Senators.
Seward served as Governor of New York (1839-1842), a U.S. Senator from New York (1849-1861), and as Secretary of State (1861-1869) under Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson. He was known for his firm stance against slavery and for his advocacy against foreign intervention in the Civil War.
John Hopkins Clarke served as a Member of the Rhode Island House of Representatives (1836-1842, 1845-1847) and as a U.S. Senator from Rhode Island from 1847 to 1853.
5 ½” x 4 1/8”. Item #A00915.
Condition: Fold lines, notations in light pencil under the two signatures, otherwise in very good condition.