War Between the States

War time Governor and United States Senator from Maryland

War Date Autograph Letter Signed

(1798-1865) Born near East New Market, Dorchester County, Md. Served as the Sheriff of Dorchester County in 1824; member of the State legislature in 1830; member of the State electoral college in 1836; member of the State house of delegates in 1836; member of the Maryland constitutional convention in 1851; Governor of Maryland, 1857-62; and U.S. Senator, 1862-65. He endorsed Lincoln's reelection in 1864. Hicks died at the Metropolitan Hotel in Washington, D.C., on February 13, 1865. President Abraham Lincoln attended his funeral in the U.S. Senate Chamber.

War Date Autograph Letter Signed: 5 x 5 1/4, in ink.

Washington, D.C.
Jan. 6, 1864

B. Mayer, Esq.

My Dr. Sir,

Your favor commending W. Tiffany for a place in the U.S.N., and I say briefly and with pleasure that it will give me great satisfaction to render any and all proper aid in his enterprise.

Yr. Obt. Servant,
Tho. H. Hicks

Light age toning and wear. Very fine.

Autograph Thomas H. Hicks

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