United States Senator from Delaware
(1785-1863) Born in Kent County, Delaware, he was a delegate to the Delaware State constitutional convention in 1831. Served as a member of the Delaware State Senate in 1828, 1840, and 1846, and was its president. Elected as a Whig to the United States Senate, he served from 1847 to 1853. He died in Smyrna, Delaware, on February 13, 1863, and is buried in the Presbyterian Cemetery in that city.
Signature: 5 x 1 1/4, in ink, P. Spruance. Delaware is written above in a different hand.