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Third-person ADS in Washington’s hand, signed within the text, “George Washington,” one page, 6.5 x 3.25, June 2, 1773. Handwritten receipt, written on the back of an advertisement for "Cards made by James McEvoy Card-maker in Ordinary to Her Majesty Piccadilly St. James's," in full: “Received from George Washington the Sum of Twenty three pounds Currt for a dark bay horse …

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Partly-printed vellum DS, signed “Th: Jefferson” as president and “James Madison” as secretary of state, one page, 14.25 x 7.75, May 20, 1806. President Jefferson grants Christian Clinker of Columbiana County, Ohio, a quarter lot of land “directed to be sold at Steubenville by the act of Congress.” Signed at the conclusion by Jefferson and countersigned by Madis…

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Partly-printed DS, signed “James Madison” as president and “Jas. Monroe” as secretary of state, one page, 21 x 16.5, March 7, 1812. A four-language ship’s papers issued to “John Wharf master or commander of the Ship called the Hantonia…lying at present in the port of Portsmouth bound for Cork & a market and laden with Staves, Boards & c., Pine &am…

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Three items: a full free frank, measuring 9.75 x 8 unfolded with a center panel of 5.25 x 3.25, docketed January 25, 1820, in another hand, addressed to “General Js. Breckinridge, Richmond,” and franked in the upper right, “Free, James Madison”; and two identical engraved portraits of Madison seated in a chair, published by Johnson, Fry & Co. of New York from the origin…

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Partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 12.75 x 9.75, February 8, 1819. President Monroe grants Thomas O’Connor “a certain Tract of Land, containing three Hundred and twenty Acres…in the Territory of Missouri: North.” Signed at the conclusion by Monroe, and countersigned by Commissioner of the General Land Office Josiah Meigs. The white paper seal affixed to the l…

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Ink signatures of Andrew Jackson, Martin Van Buren, Samuel D. Ingham, John H. Eaton, John Branch, Edward Livingston, William J. Duane, and Levi Woodbury on an off-white 5.5 x 3.5 slip clipped from a larger document. In very good condition, with closely cropped edges and scattered foxing. This rare assemblage of signatures represents Jackson’s first cabinet, which was intact for only two year…

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Partly-printed vellum DS, signed “Andrew Jackson” as president and “M. Van Buren” as secretary of state, one page, 10.25 x 14.25, April 13, 1830. A patent issued to Elijah Skinner, who “hath alleged that he has invented a new and useful improvement in the mode of locking drawers of furniture called the saving lock.” Signed at the conclusion by President Jackson,…

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ALS as president, unsigned, one page, 7.25 x 9, no date but circa October 1839. In full: “Say to Mr Butler Most of it would be more agreeable to him to get the $2000 note we have endorsed for Charles out of the way he may draw on me for the half of it and he & I will keep it subject to a final settlement of the whole matter; but if this is to be done his brother should first convey to so…

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ALS signed “J. Tyler,” one page, 4.5 x 7, May 1, 1843 (year in another hand). Letter to [John Canfield] Spencer, in full: “Permit me to introduce to you Mr. Faulkner the Editor of the Norwich News a friendly paper of Connecticut, who desires to hold some conversation with you in relation to some matters there which it is important to know.” In fine condition. Ex. Robert Bat…

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ALS, one page, 5 x 8, April 8, 1861. Letter to H. E. Hayden. In full: “Mr. Hayden will please accept this as my autograph. I send him also a paper containing my speech in the Convention now sitting here, on ‘the Peace Conference.’” In fine condition, with mounting remnants along the top back edge. Tyler had emerged from retirement to participate in the Virginia Peace Confer…

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ALS, one page both sides, 7.75 x 10, May 26, 1837. Letter to Col. Samuel H. Laughlin, written while serving as Speaker of the House. In part: “Mr. James Walker is now at Nashville, and will attend to the business you speak of…Will you see him as soon as you receive this…He will I have [no] doubt stay a day or two, to attend to the business…I hope you will see Walker and …

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LS signed “Z. Taylor, Bt. Br. Genl., U.S.A. Comdg.,” one page, lightly lined, 7.75 x 9.75, September 4, 1845. Letter to the Adjutant General of the US Army, written from the Headquarters of the Army of Occupation in Corpus Christi, Texas. In part: “The report of sick may appear rather large but the greater number of cases are mild and all are quite free from malignant disorders. …

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ALS as president, one page both sides, 6.75 x 8.5, March 19, 1851. Letter to newly elected Senator Hamilton Fish. In full: “The telegraph has just brought the gratifying intelligence that you are elected Senator from N. York. I congratulate the State and the country upon the result. The news came while we were in cabinet council, and diffused a general joy. For myself I feel greatly relieved…

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ALS as president, three pages on two adjoining sheets, 7.75 x 9.75, September 19, 1856. Marked “Private” at the top, a letter to Charles Brown, a Democratic congressman from Philadelphia, in full: “The inclosed letter from Judge Law—one of our true and able friends in Indiana—came by the mail which reached here tonight. If I knew Genl Lane’s whereabouts at prese…

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ALS as president, one page, 6.25 x 8, October 10, 1857. Letter to Robert Tyler, chairman of the Pennsylvania Democratic Executive Committee, in full: “Seated comfortably at this place preparing my message & having just heard the favorable news from Kansas, I confess your note of yesterday this moment brought from town has given me much uneasiness. It is the first intimation I have ever r…

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Bold Civil War–dated ANS as president signed “A. Lincoln,” one page on an off-white 3 x 1.75 card, December 12, 1864. In full: “Adjutant General please see & hear the bearer.” In fine condition, with mild discoloration. Accompanied by an attractive hand-tinted 19th-century engraving of President Lincoln; presented with Lincoln’s note, this is an appealing an…

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Bold handwritten and signed endorsement as president, "Submitted to the Secretary of War, A. Lincoln, Jan. 23, 1863," penned on the reverse of a letter sent to him by Benjamin Brown French, two pages, 7.75 x 9.5, Office of the Commissioner of Public Buildings letterhead, January 21, 1863. French's letter, in part: "I have just recd. a letter from a very intimate friend, now at Memphis, Tenn. Surge…

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Attractive partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 14.75 x 19.5, February 11, 1863. President Lincoln appoints Frank H. Hamilton as “Medical Inspector with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the service of the United States.” Neatly signed at the conclusion by Lincoln, and countersigned by Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton, with Lorenzo Thomas signing above as adjutant general.…

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Partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 15.75 x 19.5, March 12, 1868. President Johnson appoints Cyrus W. Breed as “Master in the Navy from the 12th day of March 1868 in the service of the United States.” Signed at the conclusion by Johnson, and countersigned by Gideon Welles as secretary of the Navy. Embossed blue seal affixed to lower center remains intact. In fine condition…

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ALS as president, one page, lightly-lined both sides, 7.75 x 9.75, September 24, 1870. Letter sent from Long Branch, New Jersey, to Illinois Congressman Norman Judd. In full: “Please say to the editor of the German paper in Chicago that I rec'd his dispatch protesting against the removal of Collector Gusser and would answer by telegraph only that I have mislaid his dispatch and do not rememb…

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Partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 15.75 x 19.25, March 15, 1870. President Grant appoints Jonathan L. Barton as “Passed Assistant Paymaster in the Navy…in the service of the United States.” Signed at the conclusion by Grant, and countersigned by George M. Robeson as secretary of the Navy. Embossed blue seal affixed to lower center remains intact. In very good to f…

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ALS as president signed “R. B. Hayes,” one page, 4.5 x 6.75, Executive Mansion letterhead, May 4, 1878. Letter to Colonel A. D. Shaw, concerning a watercolor painting for the White House collection by English landscape painter J. M. W. Turner, in full: “We have received the Turner water color. It is more easily understood than I expected of one of T’s obscurities. It is rea…

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Bold ALS, one page, 4.5 x 6.75, Impelle Obstantia letterhead, May 11, no year. Written from New York’s Fifth Avenue Hotel, a letter to Dr. Cornelius R. Agnew, in full: “Thank you for your kind invitation. I would be glad to go with you but I have another engagement to which I must keep.” In fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope, as well as by the personal c…

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Scarce ALS as president signed “Benj. Harrison,” one page, 4.5 x 6.75, Executive Mansion letterhead, October 13, 1891. Letter to Ainsworth Rand Spofford, the sixth Librarian of the United States Congress, in full: “I have occasion to consider the question of the manner of choosing electors of President & Vice President & would like to have the history of the matter, showi…

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