Original Signature, taken from the end of a letter: “Truly yours, Albert Pike”. 1 x 3 inches, neatly laid down. Undated. Albert Pike (1809 –1891), American author, poet, orator, jurist and prominent member of the Freemasons. He was also a senior officer of the Confederate States Army who commanded the District of Indian Territory in the Trans-Mississippi Theatre of the American Civil War.