Maryland Senator John Creswell served as Postmaster General in the presidential administration of Ulysses .S. Grant. This check was drawn on Freedman's Bank, incorporated by Congress to benefit emancipated slaves during the Civil War. Fraud and abuse led to the bank's failure, leaving thousands of bank depositors in economic ruin. John Creswell autograph images area wonderful mementos of financial history in America. This reproduction would look great in an album or display.