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Description: Chauncey Depew (1834-1928) neatly inked “Compliments of Chauncey M. Depew” at the top of this cover  to a  pamphlet containing  a speech he gave on September 23, 1880: Centennial of the Capture of Major André. Only the front wrap remains of the original pamphlet. The subject of Depew’s oration, John André (1750-1780), was a British Army major during the American Revolutionary War who was hanged as a spy by the Americans for assisting Benedict Arnold’s attempted surrender of West Point.
Depew worked as an attorney for the New York & Harlem Railroad and later the New York Central Hudson River Railroad. He went on to be elected president of the company in 1885, serving until 1898, when he then became chairman of the board of directors of the New York Central Railroad Company. Depew also served as a U.S. Senator from New York from 1899-1911.
Pamphlet wrap measures: 9″ x 5 1/2″ and has been adhered to a thicker piece of paper that measures: 9 7/8″ x 6 1/2″. Accompanied by an image of Depew. Item #A01512
Condition: Pamphlet wrap has a vertical fold line, some light toning. Overall  good condition with a neat, bold signature.