TYPE III ON CHARLES HOTEL ADVERTISING COVER WITH SYRACUSE NY CDS CANCEL DATED APRIL 20th 1860. SEE BELOW THE HISTORY ABOUT JAMES PIERCE ESQ.
TOPIC: WASHINGTON > SAINT CHARLES HOTEL ACROSS FROM THE N.Y. CENTRAL RAILROAD DEPOT, SYRACUSE NY.
YEAR OF ISSUE: 1857
COLOR: DULL RED
DENOMINATION: 3 CENT
QUALITY: ON COVER / TYPICAL WEAR
CANCELLATION TYPE: SYRACUSE NY CDS CANCEL DATED APRIL 20th 1860
COUNTRY: UNITED STATES
He was the son of Caleb Pierce, M.D. (1799–1887) and Sarah Emily (Farnsworth) Pierce (1807–1865). He studied law, first in Potsdam, then with Job Pierson in Troy; was admitted to the bar in Albany in 1851; and, going south to recover from lung disease, commenced practice in St. Augustine, Florida in partnership with Isaac H. Bronson. In 1856, he returned to New York, and resumed the practice of law at Canton. He married Anna Maria Redington (1835–1904), and they had six children. He was Clerk of St. Lawrence County from 1862 to 1864.
In 1865, he moved to New York City, and the next year to Brooklyn. He was a Democratic member of the New York State Senate (2nd D.) from 1868 to 1871, sitting in the 91st, 92nd, 93rd and 94th New York State Legislatures.
He was again a member of the State Senate in 1878 and 1879; and again from 1886 to 1889, sitting in the 109th, 110th, 111th and 112th New York State Legislatures.
He was Superintendent of Insurance from 1891 to 1897
He died of “paralysis” at his home at 7 Montague Terrace, in Brooklyn, and was buried at the Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn.