Men who made their careers shaping and representing the United States of America in the first half of the 19th Century make their marks with this handsome collection of (6) signed checks. These crisp and clean antique payment vouchers present in excellent condition with distinct signatures and written/printed text. The significant signers served in a variety of high ranking positions, including presidential cabinet members, senators/congressmen, foreign ministers and military officers. Auction LOA from JSA.
Albert Gallatin (d.1849) 12/13/1823 "Office of Discount and Deposit of the Bank of the United States" check for $3,106.25 made payable to J.J. Astor, Gallatin served as Minister to the United Kingdom and France, Secretary of Treasury and both Senator and Representative for the State of Pennsylvania, check shows approximate EX detail with deference to neat reverse side tape repairs to what appear to be bank cancellation cuts, signature rates ("7")
Duff Green (d.1875) "Washington Branch Bank of the United States" check, Green served as a Brigadier General, prominent publisher/journalist, industrialist businessman producing iron for the CSA during the Civil War and as a diplomat to Europe and Mexico, check shows VG-EX detail with deference to irregular edges and unobtrusive bank cancellation cuts, signature rates ("9-10")
Louis McLane (d.1857) 3/18/8124 "U.S.B. Office of Discount and Deposite" check, McLane served as Minister to the UK, Secretary of State, Sec. Treasury under Andrew Jackson and both Senator and Rep. for Delaware, check presents EX detail with deference unobtrusive fold lines, small dots of adhesive residue on the reverse side corners and a barely perceptible pinholes/slices, signature rates ("8")
Timothy Pickering (d.1829) 1/27/1800 "Bank of the United States" check mounted in a heavy stock paper frame, Pickering serves as Adjutant General and Quartermaster General during the Revolutionary War, as Secretary of State under George Washington and John Adams, as Secretary of War under Washington and as both Senator and Rep. for Massachusetts, check presents VG-EX detail with obvious cancellation cuts, signature rates ("7-8")
J.R. (Joel Robert) Poinsett (d.1857) 3/24/1825 "Office of Discount and Deposit, Washington" check, Poinsett served as Secretary of War, Minister to Mexico and as a Rep. for South Carolina, check presents VG detail with deference to neat tape repairs on the reverse side of bank cancellation cuts and a red pencil mark on the obverse, signature is unaffected by these conditions and rates ("7")
David Porter (d.1843) 7/9/1824 "Office of Discount and Deposit, Washington" check, Porter served as a U.S. Navy Commodore in the War of 1812, commanded many ships including the USS Constitution, later Served as Mexican Navy Commander in Chief, Minister to the Barbary States and Ambassador to the Ottoman Empire, check shows EX detail with obvious bank cancellation cuts, signature rates ("9")