Civil War Secretary of the Treasury Salmon P. Chase War Date ALS


Autograph letter signed at the bottom “S.P. Chase” as Secretary of the Treasury. 1 Page in ink, January 4th, 1862. From the treasury department. The letter is written on extremely thin and fragile paper and contains folds, toning and wear. Signature is bold and crisp. Wonderful item for framing. Photo not included.


(January 13, 1808 – May 7, 1873) was an American politician and jurist who served as the sixth Chief Justice of the United States. He also served as the 23rd Governor of Ohio, represented Ohio in the United States Senate, and served as the 25th United States Secretary of the Treasury. Chase was U.S. Secretary of the Treasury for the first three years of Abraham Lincoln’s term, after which Lincoln appointed him to be Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. In that role Chase presided over the 1868 impeachment trial of president Andrew Johnson.

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