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Auction Description for Swann: AUTOGRAPHS
Auction Description:
Exhibition & Sale Schedule: Sale 2428 – Autographs – begins at 1:30pm in New York on Tuesday, Nov 1.   All material in Sale 2428 on display at our premises in New York City, 104 East 25th Street, as follows: Fri, Oct 28: 10am to 6pm – Sat, Oct 29: Noon to 5pm – Mon, Oct 31: 10am to 6pm – Tues, Nov 1: 10am to Noon. 

AUTOGRAPHS (285 Lots)

by Swann Auction Galleries


285 lots with images

01 November 2016

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New York, NY, USA

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(ALBUM.) Autograph album containing over 200 signatures by political, military and other notables, including Abraham Lincoln, most of h

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Description: THE MEN WHO ABOLISHED SLAVERY (ALBUM.) Autograph album containing over 200 signatures by political, military and other notables, including Abraham Lincoln, most of his cabinet, and most members of the 38th U.S. Congress who voted in favor of the 13th Amendment abolishing slavery, first kept by John Ganson, who served in the U.S. House of Representatives between 1863 and 1865. The president and nearly all congressmen inscribed the album pages in June of 1864, a few autographs laid in, the others mounted, most three per page on rectos only. Square 8vo, gilt-lettered cloth, worn; text block shaken with several gatherings loose or detached. Vp, 1850-74

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ALLEN, ETHAN. Autograph Manuscript, unsigned, a leaf from his account book,

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Description: ALLEN, ETHAN. Autograph Manuscript, unsigned, a leaf from his account book, listing the names and amounts due or paid. 8 entries on recto and as many on verso. 2 pages, 8vo; some loss to lower edge affecting portion of an entry. (MRS) Np, nd

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(AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) CHITTENDEN, THOMAS. Partly-printed Document Signed,

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Description: (AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) CHITTENDEN, THOMAS. Partly-printed Document Signed, "Tho. Chittenden," as Governor, appointing Isaac Clark Colonel of the Fifth Regiment in the State Militia. Countersigned by Deputy Secretary Thomas Tolman. 8x13 inches; worming at center and left edge with some loss to printed text, nearly complete separations at vertical folds, scattered moderate staining. (MRS) [Rutland], 28 September 1784

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(AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) HANCOCK, JOHN. Document Signed, as Governor, appointing Joseph Fisk Surgeon of the First Regiment of Foot

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Description: (AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) HANCOCK, JOHN. Document Signed, as Governor, appointing Joseph Fisk Surgeon of the First Regiment of Foot in the Continental Army. Countersigned by Secretary John Avery. 9x14 inches; few tissue repairs at fold intersections verso, vertical fold touching signature (without loss), faint scattered staining, docketing verso. Boston, 15 March 1781

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(AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) HENRY, PATRICK. Autograph Manuscript Signed, thrice (in full or

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Description: (AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) HENRY, PATRICK. Autograph Manuscript Signed, thrice (in full or "P. Henry") in the third person within the text, a document written on behalf of Martin Key who agrees to allow Henry to settle on the land on Leatherwood Creek in Henry County purchased by Henry but currently involved in a legal dispute. Additionally signed by Martin Key and witness William Henry. With docketing in holograph on the terminal page: "Martin Key's agreement to settle anywhere on Leatherwood Lands." 1 page, small 4to, with integral blank; silked on verso, few short closed tears at right edge. (MRS) Np, 27 November 1778

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(AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) HOPKINSON, FRANCIS. Partly-printed Document Signed,

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Description: SIGNER (AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) HOPKINSON, FRANCIS. Partly-printed Document Signed, "F Hopkinson," as Continental Congress Treasurer of Loans, bill of exchange ordering payment of $24 in interest due on money borrowed from the United States to John Merchant. Countersigned by Continental Loan-Office Commissioner Nathaniel Appleton. 3 1/2x8 1/2 inches; receipt signature verso, folds. (MRS) [Boston], 1 December 1778

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(AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) RIVINGTON, JAMES. Autograph Endorsement dated and Signed,

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Description: (AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) RIVINGTON, JAMES. Autograph Endorsement dated and Signed, "JaRivington," acknowledging the sale of several items by Rivington to Gouverneur Morris, listed above endorsement in unknown hand, including "Cookes Voyage 2 Vols" and "1 French Dictionary." 1 page, folio; folds, docketing on verso. (MRS) Np, 7 December 1783

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(AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) THORNTON, MATTHEW. Partly-printed Document Signed, as President of the Congress of the Colony of NH,

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Description: SIGNER APPOINTS A MINUTEMAN (AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) THORNTON, MATTHEW. Partly-printed Document Signed, as President of the Congress of the Colony of NH, appointing a "Captain of the Ninth Company in the Third Regiment of Minutemen." Countersigned by Secretary E[benezer] Thompson. 7 1/2x12 1/4 inches; faint offsetting from seal at lower left, folds, paper seal intact, unusually good condition. (MRS) Exeter, 5 September 1775

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(AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) TRUMBULL, JONATHAN. Autograph Document Signed,

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Description: GOVERNOR ORDERS TROOPS TO ASSIST WASHINGTON IN NY ON EVE OF INDEPENDENCE DAY (AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) TRUMBULL, JONATHAN. Autograph Document Signed, "Jon'th Trumbull," as Colonial Governor of Connecticut, ordering Lt. Col. Thomas Seymour to march his three regiments of light horse to New York and adding, in a postscript, to send the equipped units without waiting for others to be equipped. Additionally Signed, in full, in third person within the text. 1 1/2 pages, folio, with integral blank; some chipping at right edge with minor loss to text, few short closed separations at folds, minor staining along left edge, remnants of prior mounting along center vertical fold on terminal page. (MRS) Lebanon, 3 July 1776

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(AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) WASHINGTON, GEORGE. Partly-printed Document Signed,

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Description: (AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) WASHINGTON, GEORGE. Partly-printed Document Signed, "G:Washington," as Commander-in-Chief, military discharge of "Edward Keyser private in the Second NYork Regiment, having faithfully served the United States Two Years & Six Months . . . ." Additionally signed by J[onathan] Trumbull, Jr. 1 1/4 pages, tall 4to, written on the recto and verso of a single sheet; vertical fold touching "h" of Washington's signature (without loss), minor scattered soiling and foxing, remnants of prior mounting at right edge verso; matted and framed. "Head-Quarters," 8 June 1783

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(AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) WAYNE, ANTHONY. Autograph Letter Signed,

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Description: GENERAL LOOKS FORWARD TO FUTURE "IN FULL POSSESSION OF PEACE, LIBERTY & SAFETY" (AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) WAYNE, ANTHONY. Autograph Letter Signed, "Anth'yWayne," to Benjamin Rush ("Dear Rush"), assuring him that he will not be confused by the fickle multitude's opinions about him [he received many congratulatory letters after his victory at Stony Point]. Additionally with Franking Signature on holograph address panel. 1 1/2 page, folio, with integral address leaf; inexpertly reinforced along left edge of first page with paper, faint scattered staining, folds. (MRS) "Light Infantry Camp near Fort Montgomery," 20 September 1779

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BIDDLE, CLEMENT. Autograph Letter Signed, to

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Description: BIDDLE, CLEMENT. Autograph Letter Signed, to "Dear Sir," describing the terms for the sale of lands in Vermont. 1 1/4 pages, small 4to, written on the recto and verso of a single sheet; last letter of signature truncated by trimmed edge, faint scattered foxing, folds. (MRS) Philadelphia, 5 March 1786

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BURR, AARON. Brief Autograph Letter Signed,

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Description: BURR, AARON. Brief Autograph Letter Signed, "A.Burr," to Colonel Nicholson, arranging a meeting. 1 page, 8vo, with integral address leaf; faint scattered foxing, scattered remnants of prior mounting to address panel. (MRS) Np, 11 June [1796]

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CHAMBERLAIN, JOSHUA L. Check accomplished and Signed,

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Description: CHAMBERLAIN, JOSHUA L. Check accomplished and Signed, to Ridley & Stauwood, in the amount of $100, drawn on the First National Bank of Brunswick. 3x7 1/2 inches; two cancellation ink stamps recto (not affecting signature), receipt signature verso. Brunswick, 11 March 1875

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(CIVIL WAR.) BUTLER, BENJAMIN F. Autograph Quotation dated and Signed,

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Description: (CIVIL WAR.) BUTLER, BENJAMIN F. Autograph Quotation dated and Signed, "Benj. F Butler": "We are puppets all; man / in his pride, / and beauty fair in her flower, / Ever moved by an unseen / hand at a game" [paraphrase of lines from Tennyson's "Maud"]. (MRS) Lowell, 26 May 1863

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(CIVIL WAR.) SHERMAN, WILLIAM TECUMSEH. Autograph Letter Signed,

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Description: "REPORTS OF THE LAST WAR . . . WILL MAKE A BOOK ON STRATEGY MOST VALUABLE" (CIVIL WAR.) SHERMAN, WILLIAM TECUMSEH. Autograph Letter Signed, "W.T. Sherman / MajGenl," to "Dear Lippitt" [Francis J. Lippitt?], declining to endorse his book, but suggesting that the Congressional report of the War would provide him with excellent examples of interest to both civilians and the military [War of the Rebellion: Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, 1880]. 2 pages, 4to, with integral blank, written on first and second pages, "Head Quarters Military Division of the Mississippi" stationery, ruled paper; folds. St. Louis, 2 November 1865

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(CIVIL WAR.) SHERMAN, WILLIAM TECUMSEH. Photograph Signed,

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Description: PORTRAIT BY BEST-KNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER OF CIVIL WAR (CIVIL WAR.) SHERMAN, WILLIAM TECUMSEH. Photograph Signed, "W.T. Sherman / General," half-length seated portrait by Brady, showing him in uniform. 5 3/4x4 inches (image), 9x6 inches overall; minor scattered abrasions to image, slight mirroring to dark areas, even toning to mount. Np, nd

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CLINTON, DEWITT. Autograph Letter Signed, to

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Description: "THE CHIEF SUBJECT OF CONVERSATION IS THE INTENDED REMOVAL OF CONGRESS" CLINTON, DEWITT. Autograph Letter Signed, to "Dear Sir," explaining that a certain piece of property cannot be sold to him while others can, noting that the Senate has passed a bill to relocate Congress to the Potomac River and speculating that a similar bill will pass the House as well. 2 pages, folio, with integral blank (now detached); few short closed separations at folds. (MRS) New York, 7 July 1790

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CLYMER, GEORGE. Autograph Endorsement Signed,

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Description: SIGNER PASSES TO ANOTHER HIS DEBT TO FRIEND GEORGE WASHINGTON CLYMER, GEORGE. Autograph Endorsement Signed, "Merediths & Clymer," transferring the drawee of the bill of exchange on the verso to Archer, Byde, & Co. The bill, a partly-printed document signed by John H. Norton, requesting that an unspecified drawee [probably Clymer] pay £346 to George Washington, dated in Virginia, June 23, 1775. Additionally Signed, above Clymer's endorsement, by George Washington's cousin, Lund Washington ("For George Washington / Lund Washington"). 8x4 1/4 inches; folds with minor loss to text and signatures, John Mill's acceptance signature touching Lund Washington's signature. (MRS) Np, circa 1775

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CUSTER, ELIZABETH BACON. Photograph Signed and Inscribed,

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Description: HIS LAST PORTRAIT CUSTER, ELIZABETH BACON. Photograph Signed and Inscribed, "From / Elizabeth B. Custer / to her friend / Mr. Anthony," on verso, a cabinet card bust portrait by Howell, showing her husband--George Armstrong Custer--in 3/4-view and wearing his uniform. 5 3/4x4 inches (image), 6 1/2x4 1/4 inches overall; shallow scattered abrasions to image, minor scattered soiling to verso. Np, nd

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ELLERY, WILLIAM. Document Signed,

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Description: SIGNER ELLERY, WILLIAM. Document Signed, "Voted & passed By Order / William Ellery Cler[k]," as Clerk of the Rhode Island House of Magistrates, a resolution ordering the sheriff of Providence County to "provide three Suitable and decent Great Chairs and a Dozen other Chairs at the Expence of the Colony for the use of the Court House in Said County." 1 page, oblong 8vo; mounted long left edge to larger sheet, folds. (MRS) [Newport], 29 October 1768

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FRANKLIN, BENJAMIN. Document Signed,

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Description: FRANKLIN ORDERS PAYMENT OF LARGE SUM OF PAPER MONEY TO LOAN OFFICE FRANKLIN, BENJAMIN. Document Signed, "BFranklin / Presid't," as President of the Executive Council of PA, ordering Treasurer David Rittenhouse to pay £15,000 "of the new Emission of paper money" to the Trustees of the General Loan Office. Countersigned by Comptroller General John Nicholson. 6x7 1/2 inches; paper repairs to upper and lower and left edges with minor loss to text at upper edge, faint dampstaining at lower edge, receipt signatures verso, folds. Philadelphia, 6 December 1785

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FRANKLIN, BENJAMIN. Partly-printed vellum Document Signed,

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Description: FRANKLIN, BENJAMIN. Partly-printed vellum Document Signed, "BFranklin," as President of the Supreme Executive Council, granting 200 acres of land in Westmoreland county to John Hoover for services rendered in the army of the United States. Countersigned by Deputy Secretary James Trimble [for Secretary John Armstrong, Jr.]. 12x15 inches; some staining at folds, horizontal fold through paraph of signature (without loss), encapsulated (but removable), docketing and additional seal verso, paper seal mostly intact. [Philadelphia], 28 February 1787

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HANCOCK, JOHN. Partly-printed Document Signed, as Governor, appointing Silas Taylor Justice of the Peace

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Description: HANCOCK AND SAMUEL ADAMS HANCOCK, JOHN. Partly-printed Document Signed, as Governor, appointing Silas Taylor Justice of the Peace in Middlesex County. Countersigned by Secretary John Avery, Jr. Additionally Signed by Samuel Adams, "S Adams," as Lieutenant Governor, on verso. 17x11 1/2 inches; nearly complete separation at horizontal fold, vertical fold through extreme end of Hancock signature and through "m" of Adams signature with minor loss to each, some small holes at vertical folds, docketing verso, paper seal intact. Boston, 25 June 1789

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HART, JOHN. Autograph Document Signed, as Justice of the Peace,

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Description: SIGNER SIGNS AS JUSTICE OF PEACE: HIS FIRST PUBLIC JOB HART, JOHN. Autograph Document Signed, as Justice of the Peace, a leaf from an account book, listing the amounts paid to Constable Thomas Hunt and other payments and approving the amount remaining due. Countersigned by Justice of the Peace Cornelius Ringo. 6x6 inches; ink identification in an unknown hand written vertically in left margin, faint scattered staining, few scattered modern newsprint remnants adhered to recto (not affecting text or signature), collector's ink stamp on verso ("Dr. Max Thorek"). (MRS) [Hopewell], 14 March 1760

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HUNTINGTON, SAMUEL. Letter Signed,

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Description: SIGNER: "THIS STATE HATH . . . RATIFIED THE . . . CONSTITUTION" HUNTINGTON, SAMUEL. Letter Signed, "Sam'l Huntington," as Governor, to Governor of NJ William Livingston, informing him that CT has ratified the U.S. Constitution. 1 page, folio, with integral blank; folds. Norwich, 23 January 1788

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HUNTINGTON, SAMUEL. Autograph Letter Signed,

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Description: GOVERNOR URGES POSTMASTER TO ADOPT HIS PROPOSED POSTAL REFORMS HUNTINGTON, SAMUEL. Autograph Letter Signed, "Sam'l Huntington," as Governor, to Postmaster General Samuel Osgood, retained draft, urging him to adopt a reform to the post rider system in use so as to reduce delay of urgent correspondence. 2 pages, 4to; lower edge reinforced with linen, docketed in his hand on terminal page. (MRS) Norwich, 25 November 1789

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JAY, JOHN. Partly-printed Document Signed, as Governor of New York,

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Description: JAY, JOHN. Partly-printed Document Signed, as Governor of New York, appointing "Chauncey Hyde Captain of a Company in the Battalion of Militia in the County of Tioga." Countersigned by Deputy Secretary Jasper Hopper. 9 1/4x15 inches; faint scattered foxing, minor staining at lower right, folds, paper seal mostly intact. Albany, 18 April 1800

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JAY, JOHN. Autograph Letter Signed, to his son Peter Augustus Jay (

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Description: "CONSIDERING THE PRESENT STATE OF OUR BANKS, I . . . POSTPONE SELLING ANY LAND" JAY, JOHN. Autograph Letter Signed, to his son Peter Augustus Jay ("Dear Peter"), discussing the evaluation of his land, noting that he has postponed selling land due to the state of the banks, and suggesting that butter for the winter be purchased from NY to save money. 1 page, 4to; folds, docketing verso. Bedford, 29 November 1815

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LAFAYETTE, GILBERT DU MOTIER; MARQUIS DE. Autograph Letter Signed,

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Description: SIEGE OF YORKTOWN: "CORNWALLIS CAME OUT . . . AND DECLINED THE ATTACK" LAFAYETTE, GILBERT DU MOTIER; MARQUIS DE. Autograph Letter Signed, "Lafayette," to "My dear Sir," in English, sending maps and a narrative of the Yorktown Campaign of 1781 [not present] and requesting that they be returned. 1 page, 8vo, faint scattered foxing, two small seal tears in left margin (not affecting text), docketing on verso, folds. "La Grange" [Courpalay], 7 May 1809

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LATROBE, BENJAMIN HENRY. Clipped Signature,

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Description: CO-DESIGNER OF U.S. CAPITOL BUILDING LATROBE, BENJAMIN HENRY. Clipped Signature, "B. Henry Latrobe / Surveyor of the public Buildings of the U States." 3/4x4 3/4 inches; moderate scattered staining, remnants of prior mounting at side edges verso, fragment of a letter in another hand verso. Np, [1807?]

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LEE, HENRY (

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Description: GOVERNOR WRITES IN WAKE OF THE WHISKY REBELLION LEE, HENRY ("LIGHT-HORSE HARRY"). Letter Signed, "Henry Lee," as Governor, to General Anthony Walton White, ordering him to deliver a list of prisoners comfortably and securely to Philadelphia. Additionally with a four-line Autograph Postscript: "Two erasures made since writing the letter as the two men have been bailed by the judge." 1 page, folio; short closed separations at folds repaired verso with paper, remnants of prior mounting along right edge verso, minor toning at all edges. (MRS) "Headquarters" Pittsburgh, 25 November 1794

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LILLIE, GORDON WILLIAM (

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Description: LILLIE, GORDON WILLIAM ("PAWNEE BILL"). Autograph Letter Signed, "Your True Friend / G.W. Lillie," to writer J. Edward Leithead ("Friend Leithead"), in pencil, inquiring whether he received a response to his letter, offering to send photographs, inviting him to write a story about himself in Ace-High Magazine, mentioning his close relationship with [publisher William] Clayton, and asking whether he had read [Ernest Lynn's] Blazing Horizon. 1 page, 8to, "Pawnee Bill's Buffalo Ranch" stationery, with integral blank; horizontal folds. Pawnee, OK, 23 January 1928

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LORING, WILLIAM W. Signature and rank,

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Description: "OLD BLIZZARDS" LORING, WILLIAM W. Signature and rank, "W.W. Loring / Fereek Pasha / Egypt," on a small card. 2 1/4x4 1/4 inches; remnants of prior mounting at center verso. Egypt, [1869-78]

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(MORMONS.) SMITH, JOSEPH. Clipped Signature, removed from a letter, including only a fragment of the closing,

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Description: (MORMONS.) SMITH, JOSEPH. Clipped Signature, removed from a letter, including only a fragment of the closing, "Your Friend," and a holograph name and place on the verso: "Mr. J Salsbury / Plymouth." 2x5 inches; ink identification written in unknown hand at lower edge, vertical folds with minor loss to signature, mounted at right edge to larger sheet. (MRS) Np, nd

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(MORMONS.) YOUNG, BRIGHAM. Brief Letter Signed, to Theodore F. Dwight:

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Description: (MORMONS.) YOUNG, BRIGHAM. Brief Letter Signed, to Theodore F. Dwight: "With pleasure I forward you the autograph." 1 page, 8vo, with integral blank; horizontal folds. (MRS) Salt Lake City, 17 September 1866

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(MORMONS.) YOUNG, BRIGHAM. Partly-printed Document Signed, leasing a lot of land for five years to John P. Engstrom.

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Description: (MORMONS.) YOUNG, BRIGHAM. Partly-printed Document Signed, leasing a lot of land for five years to John P. Engstrom. Additionally signed by Engstrom and two witnesses, D. McKenzie and W.A. Rossiter. 2 pages, folio, written on recto and verso of a single sheet; horizontal folds, foil seals mostly intact. (MRS) Salt Lake City, 15 July 1873

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(MORMONS.) YOUNG, BRIGHAM. Signature, on a small card.

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Description: (MORMONS.) YOUNG, BRIGHAM. Signature, on a small card. 2x3 1/2 inches. (MRS) Np, nd

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MORRIS, ROBERT. Autograph Letter Signed,

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Description: SIGNER MORRIS, ROBERT. Autograph Letter Signed, "Rob'tMorris," as Senator, to John Nicholson and John Donaldson, ordering stock of the United States. 1/2 page, 4to, pale blue paper; inlaid, minor foxing at horizontal fold, docketed and addressed in another hand verso. (MRS) Philadelphia, 28 April 1792

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PENN, JOHN. Partly-printed vellum Document Signed, as Governor of Pennsylvania, granting George Palmer a lot in Sunbury.

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Description: PENN, JOHN. Partly-printed vellum Document Signed, as Governor of Pennsylvania, granting George Palmer a lot in Sunbury. 12x17 inches; folds, docketing and additional paper seal verso, ribbon of attached seal covers most of signature. (MRS) Philadelphia, 22 February 1775

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PIKE, ZEBULON; SR. Endorsement Signed,

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Description: PIKE, ZEBULON; SR. Endorsement Signed, "ZebnPikeCaptn / Commanding," as Commander of the 1st Battalion of the 3rd Sub-Legion, ordering that 338 rations be issued in accord with provision return--written above endorsement--for the two-day period ending March 18th, 1794. 1 page, 8 1/4x7 inches; faint scattered foxing and offsetting. (MRS) Greenville, 16 March 1794

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PIKE, ZEBULON MONTGOMERY. Autograph Endorsement dated and Signed,

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Description: PIKE, ZEBULON MONTGOMERY. Autograph Endorsement dated and Signed, "ZMPike Col / Com'g," 12 lines on the verso of a request to pay Asa Lowell, ordering that the request be granted. The request, document in unknown hand, describing the costs incurred by citizen Lowell while caring for over 16 men of Colonel Fifield's Regiment in November of 1812 for up to two weeks. At bottom of page is statement signed by Surgeon Benjamin J. Moore, attesting to the claims of Lowell. (MRS) Np, 23 January 1813

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SHERMAN, WILLIAM TECUMSEH. Autograph Letter Signed,

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Description: "I CAN LOOK BACK . . . WITH COMPOSURE AND SATISFACTION" SHERMAN, WILLIAM TECUMSEH. Autograph Letter Signed, "W.T. Sherman," to Mary Audenried ("Dear Mrs. Audenried"), comparing his own post-war years with the wrecked lives of his friends, and pledging to protect her daughter. 4 pages, 8vo, personal stationery, written on a single folded sheet, ruled paper; faint scattered toning. St. Louis, 25 May 1884

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SPARKS, JARED. Two Autograph Letters Signed, one brief.

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Description: AN ANECDOTE ABOUT CONTINENTAL MONEY: "IT WAS TOLD TO ME BY LAFAYETTE" SPARKS, JARED. Two Autograph Letters Signed, one brief. The first, to Frederick A. Lane, citing the page in his Writings of George Washington (1834-42) on which Lane may find information about Continental money. 1 page, 8vo, with integral blank; remnants of prior mounting along vertical fold on terminal page. The second, to "Sir," sending his autograph. 16mo; mounted at corners to a larger sheet. (MRS) Cambridge, 3 March 1856; 8 March 1859

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TALLMADGE, BENJAMIN. Fragment of an Autograph Letter, with Franking Signature on verso (

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Description: TODAY IS "THE ANNIVERSARY OF OUR ILLUSTRIOUS FATHER . . . WASHINGTON" TALLMADGE, BENJAMIN. Fragment of an Autograph Letter, with Franking Signature on verso ("Free / B. Tallmadge"), to Oliver Wolcott, concerning a dinner commemorating the anniversary of Washington's [birth]. Docketing on verso dated February, but remainder of date is obscured by remnants of prior mounting. 3 3/4x7 1/2 inches; short closed tears at right and lower edges, scattered remnants of prior mounting verso touching signature, folds. sold as is. Np, [22 February 1802]?

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THOMSON, CHARLES. Letter Signed,

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Description: THOMSON COMPILES LEGISLATION OF THE STATES FOR "JOINT WISDOM OF THE WHOLE" THOMSON, CHARLES. Letter Signed, "ChasThomson," as Secretary of the Congress of the Confederation, to the Governor of Connecticut, circular letter, sending a resolution [not present] requesting from each state copies of the acts of their legislatures since 1774, in order to facilitate cooperation among the states. 1 page, folio, with integral blank; horizontal folds, docketing on verso of blank. [Philadelphia], 28 July 1785

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THORNTON, WILLIAM. Autograph Letter Signed, to William P. Elliott (

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Description: CO-DESIGNER OF U.S. CAPITOL BUILDING THORNTON, WILLIAM. Autograph Letter Signed, to William P. Elliott ("My worthy young Friend"), requesting that he research a number of topics: the prices of statues offered at Coade's in London, possible markets for his artificial stone, the cost to obtain basalt from Giant's Causeway in Ireland, possible government markets for his coffee roasting method, and, in a postscript additionally Signed with initials, requesting that the enclosed be forwarded [not present]. With an Autograph Note Signed, "A.G.," by former Ambassador to Great Britain Albert Gallatin, written on address leaf: "[Secretary of Legation William Beach] Lawrence is requested to send this letter, enquire first whether the person to whom directed lives in Norfolk St." 3 pages, 4to, written on a folded sheet; seal tear affecting text and Gallatin's note with loss of few words, folds. (MRS) Washington, 28 October 1827

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TWO GUNS WHITE CALF. Photograph postcard Signed with his pictogram,

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Description: TWO GUNS WHITE CALF. Photograph postcard Signed with his pictogram, bust portrait by Hileman, showing him in profile. Signed in the image, lower right. Correspondence side blank. 5 1/4x3 1/4 inches; some soiling near ear of portrait, some mirroring to dark areas, few scattered creases. [Glacier National Park, MT, 1929]

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(WEST POINT.) Leaf from an autograph album Signed by 18 of the 52 West Point cadets in the class of 1853,

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Description: (WEST POINT.) Leaf from an autograph album Signed by 18 of the 52 West Point cadets in the class of 1853, including John Bell Hood, Philip H. Sheridan, and George B. Anderson. Signatures written on recto only, each inside a small printed box, the boxes arranged to resemble scattered visiting cards. 10 1/2x14 1/2 inches; faint scattered soiling. [West Point], circa 1853

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WILKINSON, JAMES. Autograph Letter Signed,

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Description: WILKINSON, JAMES. Autograph Letter Signed, "JaWilkinson," as Senior Officer of the United States Army, to General Anthony Walton White ("My Dear White"), remarking that certain [mysteriously unspecified] inquiries were successful, inviting him to send Mr. Bootes supplied with regimental equipment, stating that his letters had been intercepted by others looking for evidence of his political inclinations, and in a postscript, criticizing the French [against whom the U.S. would soon begin the Quasi-War]. 1 page, folio; remnants of prior mounting alone right edge verso, moderate staining along left edge touching text, folds. (MRS) "Hd. Quarters" Pittsburgh, 2 May 1798

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