Oregon Pioneer Senator Civil War Era Us District Attorney Document Signed 1884 !

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Seller: americana64 (8,239) 100%, Location: Eatontown, New Jersey, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 292798973555 JOHN C. CARTWRIGHT (1837 – 1889) OREGON PIONEER SETTLER, CIVIL WAR MEMBER OF THE OREGON HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES FROM MARION COUNTY 1864-1865, OREGON STATE SENATOR 1866-1867, UNITED STATES DISTRICT ATTORNEY APPOINTED BY PRESIDENT ANDREW JOHNSON 1867-1871 & INTERNAL REVENUE COLLECTOR FOR THE DISTRICT OF OREGON and WASHINGTON APPOINTED BY PRESIDENT HAYES and GARFIELD 1877-1883 HERE’S AN 1884 UNITED STATES INTERNAL REVENUE TAX STAMP SIGNED BY CARTWRIGHT WHILE INTERNAL REVENUE COLLECTOR [APPOINTED BY PRESIDENT U.S. HAYES]. THE DOCUMENT IS HIGHLY ATTRACTIVE WITH GREAT EYE APPEAL! THE CERTIFICATE IS BOLDLY SIGNED, "J. C. Cartwright" The document measures 14 ½” x 7" and is in VERY FINE condition, and nicely executed by Cartwright! A FINE PIECE OF OREGON POLITICAL and PRESIDENTIAL HISTORY TO ADD TO YOUR AUTOGRAPH, MANUSCRIPT & EPHEMERA COLLECTION! Biography of John C. Cartwright John C. Cartwright was a native of Michigan and was born in 1837. He came to Oregon in 1853, and read law with Hon. Joseph Wilson; afterwards representative in congress from this state. He was admitted to the bar in 1860 and opened an office at Salem. He was a member of the house from Marion County in 1864 and in 1866 was elected state senator from the county. In 1867 he received the appointment of United States District Attorney. At the expiration of his term of service in the capacity in 1871, owing to falling health he removed to Eastern Washington Territory, and there engaged in the stock business until 1878, when he removed to the Dalles, and in partnership with Hon. R. O. Dunbar, resumed the practice of law. In 1876 he was elected presidential elector on the Republican Party ticket, and was a participant in the memorable electoral college of that year, when E. A. Cronin was so prominent a factor, and when Oregon's vote elected President Hayes. In appreciation for his efforts, in May, 1877, Cartwright received his appointment of the position of internal revenue collector for the district of Oregon by President Hayes, which he held for several years. Cartwright was a gentleman highly esteemed by all who knew him, and was regarded as a man of sterling integrity. He was tall and spare built, smooth face, save the mustache, sharp features, clear peaceful eye, and black hair. He was a warm personal friend, and one who never forgot a favor. He was courteous, genial, and, generous. As a public officer he was attentive, obliging, and in every way efficient. He was married at Salem on Christmas, 1861, to Miss Mary Helm, only daughter of Rev. Wm. Helm, of the M. K. Church. Cartwright died on Feb 27, 1889 at his home at 9:30 pm, after a long and serious illness. Source: Morning Oregonian; Date: 02-28-1889 Biographical Tribute to John C. Cartwright BY S. A. CLARKE John C Cartwright was a mere lad of eighteen when I first met him and afterwards studied law in the office of my friends Barnum & Wilson. My first impression was that it was a close struggle for him to win his education, and so indeed it was. He came to Oregon in 1853 a boy of sixteen. He was crude, imaginative, full of fancies, ambitious, and willing to work hard to win success. His education was desultory, and his reading comprised whatever came within his reach. He read and studied, and the fancies of boyhood ripened into the early fruit of manhood. He had a frail nervous look, but an indomitable will nerved him to win success. He had been living in a country cabin attending a country school that a brother taught. When I first met him he was attending classes in Willamette University. Thus reading and studying he managed to get an education and entered the office of Barnum & Wilson, as a student of law. The boy is always father to the man. It was interesting to watch the development of character and manhood from boyhood to youth and genuine manhood .Cartwright was not easily developed. It is paradoxical to say it, but combined with great self confidence, and somewhat of assurance there was a degree of timidity and hesitation that greatly embarassed him, and had to be overcome by hard work and self command. He was like General Sheridan. Failure did not discourage him for he said It is in me and shall come out and so it did. So with John Cartwright he had confidence in himself but it took all the will of John Cartwright to develop himself and to overcome a timidity that came near holding him forever back Looking now on the boy I trace his career to young manhood and finally at the bar and seem to see the assertion of will that in due time broke down all barriers of reserve and timidity and made him reliant and self poised. He soon won a place at the bar and had a practice that realized the day dreams he imagined and had often revealed to me as a friend of greater age His career illustrates the capacity of our free institutions to build and mould the boy into the man. The halting hesitating lad of 1858 who was reading law was admitted to practice in 1860, was elected to the legislature in 1864, and was made State Senator in 1866. I will not say that he was at that age eminently qualified as a law maker but there is no remembrance of any complaint that he failed to render good service. While Cartwright was not a man of remarkable character. his was truly a remarkable career. Without family or influential friends to push him on, he rose rapidly and became a public man at the age of twenty seven. For twelve years he practiced law and acquired a competency. In 1867, at the age of thirty, he was US District Attorney which position he resigned on account of ill health. He never had much physical strength and all his work was at the expense of physical comfort. On account of his health, he settled at The Dalles in 1873. In 1876 he was chosen presidential elector on the occasion when poor Cronin figured so prominently and so unpleasantly. That was a memorable experience as it was known that immense money power was enlisted in that campaign and stood ready to buy a vote at any price. It may seem to sound well to be able to say that no suspicion pointed to Cartwright, but I prefer to claim no honor for my friend because he proved himself to be an honest man. In 1877 he was appointed internal revenue collector for Oregon and Washington. This position he held for eight years, but the hard work and sedentary life told on his general health, and the frail physical body suffered. In 1885 he retired to private life and the remaining time that he lived was devoted to his personal interests. At the very beginning of his professional life, when just admitted to the bar with small means and not much business, he married Mary, daughter of Reverend William Helm of Salem. It seemed tempting providence to marry as he did, but he allied himself to one of the best families in the country, and laid the foundation for a happy future and lent to his life all the grace and charm that is found in a cultivated home with wife and children to light it perennially. Cartwright was eminently happy in his private relations and two sons and daughters came to lend their home its greatest charm. When at The Dalles, Cartwright made a profession of religion in the Methodist ME Church. In 1887, they removed to Portland, where he died on the last of February 1889. He had strokes of paralysis and for a long time previous to his death suffered very greatly but, while enduring intense pain, he maintained great fortitude. John Cartwright was not very demonstrative, but he sincerely loved a friend. His nature was awake to the past and the friendships of early days were lasting. As a man and Christian, he was consistent, and the long months of suffering he endured found him waiting patiently for the end. His life work is finished and the failure of opponents to find emission or commission to condemn says plainly that his work was well done. John Cartwright, though not of the forties, was a pioneer and this sketch is committed to the kind memories of the Pioneers of Oregon in remembrance of one who was greatly honored among us, and who did somewhat towards making Pioneer History. One by one they go and soon the passing years will leave only here and there one who can point to the past and claim that he was part of the early times. A letter received by Mrs. Cartwright from Senator John H. Mitchell, datelined at the U. S Senate, Washington, D.C., April 4th, 1889, is a heartfelt tribute to the worth and value of the deceased husband and father, and shows how dearly he was beloved, and how he was respected and valued. It should be treasured by his children as a testimonial of his worth. Source: Transactions of the ... Annual Reunion of the Oregon Pioneer Association By Oregon Pioneer Association, Oregon Pioneer Association. Reunion 1889 I am a proud member of the Universal Autograph Collectors Club (UACC), The Ephemera Society of America, the Manuscript Society and the American Political Items Collectors (APIC) (member name: John Lissandrello). I subscribe to each organizations' code of ethics and authenticity is guaranteed. ~Providing quality service and historical memorabilia online for over ten years.~ WE ONLY SELL GENUINE ITEMS, i.e., NO REPRODUCTIONS, FAKES OR COPIES! OREGON PIONEER SENATOR US DISTRICT ATTORNEY DOCUMENT SIGNED 1884 ! 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