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    Schuyler Colfax: A very potent Civil War victory speech written and given by the powerful Indiana Congressman. Four pages, measuring 8" x 9.5". Very good condition. A congressman and Grant's vice president, Colfax was implicated in the Credit Mobilier affair and retired in disrepute.

    The unsigned manuscript is written in Colfax's hand, and reads: "Gentlemen of the House of Representatives: To day will be marked in American History as the opening of a congress, destined to face and settle the most important questions of the Century; and during whose existence the Rebellion, which has passed its culmination will beyond all question, thanks to our Army, and Navy, and Administration, die a deserved death. Not only will your constituents watch with the strictest scrutiny, your deliberations here but the friends of Liberty, to the most distant lands, will be interested spectators of your acts..." Accompanied by LOA from PSA/DNA.


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