Fought as a captain in the War of 1812
United States Congressman and Senator from Kentucky
Governor of Kentucky
Also includes a bonus autograph
(1780-1855) He was born in Fauquier County, Va., and moved with his parents to Fayette County, Ky. where he attended the common schools, and learned the mason's trade. He fought in the second war against England, the War of 1812, and held rank of captain. He was a member of the Kentucky State House of Representatives from 1812-1816. Served as a U.S. Congressman, from 1812-1816, and 1819-1828. He served as the chairman, of the Committee on Indian Affairs, and also served on the Committee on Militia. Metcalfe was Governor of Kentucky, from 1828-1832. Returning to the Kentucky State House, he served as senator, from 1834-1838. Served as U.S. Senator, 1848-1849. After his death in 1855, he was interred in the family burial ground at Forest Retreat, in Nicholas County, Ky.
Signature With Place: 6 x 1 3/4, ink, Thomas Metcalfe, Forest Retreat, Ky. Some scattered light staining.
Bonus signature: There is another signature on the reverse of this slip of paper, that of John B. Thompson, a U.S. Congressman and Senator, who also served as the Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky. Born near Harrodsburg, Ky., in 1810, he completed his preparatory studies, studied law, was admitted to the bar, and practiced in Harrodsburg, becoming the Commonwealth's Attorney. He was a Kentucky State Senator, from 1829-1833; a Kentucky State Congressman from 1835-1837; a United States Congressman, from 1840-1843, and 1847-1851. He served as the 15th Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky, from 1851-1853; and United States Senator, of the Know-Nothing Party, from 1853-1859. He was the chairman of the U.S. House Committee on the Militia, from 1847-1851. Thompson died in Harrodsburg, and was interred in Spring Hill Cemetery.
Signature With Place: 6 x 1 3/4, ink, J.B. Thompson, Harrodsburg, Ky. Some scattered light staining.