New York: June 1st, 1895. SIGNED "Benjamin Harrison". 4.75" x 1.5" adhered to cardboard backing. Typed "Very sincerely yours", followed by signature. In a different hand beneath the signature is the provenance, "written to C. Ellis Stevens from Fifth Ave. Hotel NY. June 1st 1895"
Benjamin Harrison (Aug 20, 1833 – Mar 13, 1901) was the 23rd President of the United States from 1889 to 1893. He was a grandson of the ninth president, William Henry Harrison, creating the only grandfather-grandson duo to have held the office. Before ascending to the presidency, Harrison established himself as a prominent local attorney, Presbyterian church leader, and politician in Indianapolis, Indiana. During the American Civil War, he served in the Union Army as a colonel, and was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as a brevet brigadier general of volunteers in 1865. Harrison unsuccessfully ran for governor of Indiana in 1876. The Indiana General Assembly elected Harrison to a six-year term in the U.S. Senate, where he served from 1881 to 1887.
Dr. C. (Charles) Ellis Stevens (1853-1906), was widely written and read as an authority on Constitutional Law from New York. He was a pastor of both Presbyterian and Episcopal Churches as well as decorated by the countries of England and Spain. Very good. Item #1074
"I pity the man who wants a coat so cheap that the man or woman who produces the cloth will starve in the process." Benjamin Harrison.