Autograph quotation signed.
125 x 76 mm. Framed in passe-partout.
In German, from Goethe's "Nachtgesang": "Segnet der Sterne Heer | Die ewigen Gefühle".
George Bancroft was prominent in promoting secondary education both in his home state and at the national level. During his tenure as U.S. Secretary of the Navy, he established the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis in 1845. He was a senior American diplomat in Europe.