John C. Breckenridge signed note

John C. Breckenridge signed note

John Cabell Breckinridge (January 16, 1821 – May 17, 1875) was an American lawyer, politician, and soldier. He represented Kentucky in both houses of Congress and became the 14th and youngest-ever vice president of the United States, serving from 1857 to 1861. He was a member of the Democratic party. He served in the U.S. Senate during the outbreak of the American Civil War, but was expelled after joining the Confederate Army. He was appointed Confederate secretary of war in 1865.

4"x 5" lined note paper. Dated February 16, 1860. The inscription"Traitor" and biographiphical information was penned in an unknown hand.


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