United States Congressman from New York
(1805-57) Born in Freehold, Greene County, N.Y., he engaged in the general merchandise business. Served as a member of the New York State Senate in 1838 and 1841. He was elected as a Whig to the Thirtieth U.S. Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of John M. Holley, and served from 1848-1849. After his time in congress he resumed his former business activities, died in Newark, Wayne County, N.Y., on November 19, 1857; and was buried in the Willow Avenue Cemetery.
Signature with Place: 5 3/4 x 2 1/2, in ink, Esbon Blackmar, Newark, Wayne Co., New York. Light staining at right edge.