Jefferson Davis president of The Confederate States of America. Printed check (No 6), signed Jefferson Davis in brown ink , drawn on the Union & Planters Bank, Memphis, Tenn.
The check printed in black ink on paper (2 5/8 & 8 3/8 in; 68 x 214 mm) by Boyle & Chapman, 279 1/2 Main St. With attractive imagery at left of a sheath of wheat and a corn stalk forming a cartouche to surround a revenue stamp (2c Orange USIR First Issue Revenue Scott #R15c), with neat cancellation slips that do not affect the signature.Max Thorek & Robert A. A fresh check in unusually choice condition, rare in this quality. Jefferson Davis was the only president of the Confederate States of America, serving from Feb 18th, 1861 until May 5th, 1865. Both before and after his position in the Pierce administration, he served as a U. Senator for the state of Mississippi.
Following his resignation from the United States Senate, on February 18. 1861, he was selected as the provisional president of the Confederate States. The following November he was elected, without opposition, to a six-year term. During his presidency he took charge of the Confederate war plans.
He failed to develop a coherent strategy to challenge the more powerful Union and was unable to secure recognition from any foreign country. Historians have judged him a much less effective a leader than Lincoln.
He was viewed as overbearing and meddlesome and lacking a sensitivity to public opinion. He was captured by Union forces on May 10. Subsequently he was charged with treason but he was not tried.
He was released from prison after two years and prohibited from running for public office. Note - Union & Planters Bank checks.The Union & Planters Bank was founded in 1869, and the former Confederate President, U. Secretary of War was one of its first depositors.
According to bank records, Davis wrote only 115 checks on this account. If you have questions about this Jefferson Davis autograph signed check, please contact Christopher Rupp. Every inquiry will receive a straight-forward and candid reply. Thank you for your interest in Rupp Brothers' offerings.
Rupp Brothers was established in 1975. This is our 44th year in business as professional dealers. We have a particularly keen interest in folded letters and envelopes free-franked by Founding Fathers, presidents through Ulysses S. Grant, prominent 19th Century legislators / cabinet secretaries and Revolutionary War / Civil War generals. The item "CSA President JEFFERSON DAVIS autograph signed check, 28 May 1872, high-quality" is in sale since Tuesday, July 9, 2019.
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