[c] Stampless Cover, 1864 Free Frank, Schuyler Colfax, Speaker H. Rep.(1863-69):
signature on all over gray 38th Congress, House of Representatives Washington D.C. envelope to Kentucky bearing double circle Congress FEB 24 WASHINGTON D.C. c.d.s.
Est. Cash Value $200-250
As Speaker of the House under Abraham Lincoln then Andrew Johnson, Colfax announced the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment, abolishing slavery. He later served as 17th Vice-President of the United States under U.S. Grant but was replaced as the party's nominee for a second term in 1872, due to his involvement in the Credit Mobilier of America / Union Pacific Railroad Scandal.