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Autograph of Confederate Speaker of the House Thomas Stanhope Bocock
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Here is an authentic ink autograph of Thomas Salem Bocock (May 18, 1815 – August 5, 1891) was a nineteenth-century politician and lawyer from Virginia. After serving as an antebellum United States Congressman, he was the speaker of the Confederate States House of Representatives during most of the American Civil War.Following the start of the Civil War and Virginia's secession, Bocock was elected as a Democrat to the Confederate States House of Representatives in 1861, serving until the end of the war in 1865. He was a member of the unicameral Provisional Confederate Congress, as well as the succeeding First and Second Confederate Congresses. Bocock was unanimously elected speaker of the Confederate States House of Representatives, and served from 1862 to 1865. However, in the final year, he broke with President Jefferson Davis and his personal friend and political ally Secretary of War James A. Seddon over the issue of arming slaves, arguing that such would be tantamount to abolishing slavery, as did his ally Robert M. T. Hunter. The autograph is accompanied by a printed biography of his service as well as a modern printed image of Bocock. The paper that the autograph is on measures 4-1/2 inches by 1-1/2 inches in overall size. It is a fine piece of history!

Item #: B6535
Shipping Weight: 0.6 lb
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