(top): Each member of the / United States Senate / has joined in presenting this / testimonial to / Isaac Bassett / on the / completion of the fiftieth year / of his services as an officer of that / body / in recognition of his personal worth / and official fidelity / Dec 5th 1881.
Cat. no. 57.00012.000
The Senate presented this Tiffany snuff box to Assistant Doorkeeper Isaac Bassett in his 50th year of service "in recognition of his personal worth and official fidelity."