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    James A. Garfield and 19 Other Congressmen 1866 Document Signed "J. A. Garfield 100," also signed by 19 other Congressmen, one page, 8.25" x 13.5". House of Representatives, January 18, 1866. On blue paper. Subscription form ordering copies of the "Speech of Hon. Sidney Clark / of the State of Kansas / Negro Suffrage / Delivered in the House of Reps Jan 18 1866." The printed line: "To be printed at the Congressional Globe Office" has been crossed out in blue ink. Length of speech is noted to be "8 pages" and cost is "$10 per thousand copies." Each Congressman wrote the number of copies ordered next to his signature; Garfield ordered 100 copies. Also signed by Congressmen: "Sidney Clarke 5000," "S. M. Cullom 200" (Illinois), "J. K. Moorhead 200" (Pennsylvania), "Chas Upson 100" (Michigan), "Burt Van Horn 200" (New York), "Roswell Hart 100" (New York), "S. Shellabarger 100" (Ohio), "D. Hubbard, Jr. 100" (New York), "T. W. Ferry 100" (Michigan), "A. A. Bradford 100" (Territory of Colorado), "Wm D Kelley 100" (Pennsylvania), "J. Bidwell 300" (California), "J. W. McClurg 200" (Missouri), "Oakes Ames 100" (Massachusetts), "A. A. Barker 100" (Pennsylvania), "J. H. Ketcham 100" (New York), "Thaddeus Stevens 200" (Pennsylvania) and "W. A. Darling 100" (New York) and by Senator "S. C. Pomeroy 500" (Kansas). This document was issued in the storm of Reconstruction, when Congress was at odds with President Andrew Johnson over his policies of restoring the South after the Civil War and integrating it back into the Union. Light folds, lightly creased and soiled. Diagonal tear at lower right corner (all paper intact), .75" horizontal tear at left blank horizontal fold. Lightly shaded at folds and edges. Although it's worn, overall it's in fine condition. Accompanied by COA from PSA/DNA.

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