American statesman (1794–1865) renowned for his oratory, best remembered for giving the speech preceding Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. Congressman, Senator, Governor of Massachusetts and Secretary of State under Millard Fillmore.
Autograph quote signed (AQS) “Edward Everett” on lightly-lined 4.5×7 paper, in full: “Washington was the greatest of good men & the best of great men. Edward Everett Boston 22 Dec. 1862”
In fine condition.
In his efforts to preserve the George Washington Mount Vernon estate, Everett accrued over $70,000 worth of proceeds during his nationwide lecture tours in the mid-1850s.