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Former Senator Preston King, Collector of the Port of New York commits suicide in New York Harbor

Preston King, circa 1860, detail
11/13/1865
Preston King, the former New York Democratic and Free Soiler congressman, and Republican U.S. Senator, had been appointed as Collector of the Port of New York four months before, already suffering from depression.  On a Monday morning, he had boarded the Hoboken ferry Paterson at the Christopher Street Dock,  jumped into the Hudson soon after and was drowned. He was fifty-nine years old. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
"The Late Preston King," Harpers Weekly Magazine, December 2, 1865, p. 757. 
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