SIMON CAMERON SIGNED SENTIMENT, "Very Respectfully, Your Friend, Simon Cameron, March 8, 1880, Aged 81 years", by U. S. Congressman, railroad tycoon, and Abraham Lincoln's Secretary of War. In fine condition, with age toning, a few stains, and mounting remnants on reverse.
Simon Cameron (1799-1889) was an American businessman and politician. He represented Pennsylvania in the United States Senate and served as United States Secretary of War under President Abraham Lincoln at the start of the American Civil War. Born in Maytown, Pennsylvania, Cameron made a fortune in railways, canals, and banking.