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ALS signed “Th: Jefferson,” one page, 7.75 x 9.5, March 30, 1826. Letter to the Reverend John McVickar, the first Professor of Moral Philosophy and Political Economy at Columbia University, written from Monticello. In full: "I thank you, Sir, for the treatise of Mr. McCulloch, and your much approved republication of it. Long withdrawn from the business of the world and little attentiv…

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Desirable full free frank, measuring 9.75 x 7.75 unfolded with a center panel of 4.75 x 3.25, boldly addressed in Jefferson's hand to "The Rev'd Doctor Bentley, Salem, Mass.," and franked in the upper left, "free, Th: Jefferson, Pr. US." The panel features a Washington postmark and 'Free' stamp, with lower portion retaining original wax seal. Double-matted and framed with an infor…

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Signed book: Oration on the Life and Character of Gilbert Motier de Lafayette. First edition. Washington: Gales and Seaton, 1835. Full red morocco leather hardcover, 5.5 x 8.75, 94 pages. Signed and inscribed on a tipped-in page in ink, "Harmar Denny, from John Quincy Adams." Autographic condition: fine. Book condition: G/None, with the front board almost entirely detached. A wonderful presentati…

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Partly-printed vellum DS as president, signed "J. Q. Adams," one page, 14 x 18.5, April 24, 1828. President Adams appoints Francis H. Gregory as "a Master Commandant in the Navy in the Service of the United States." Boldly signed at the conclusion by Adams and countersigned by Secretary of the Navy Samuel L. Southard. The crisply embossed white paper seal affixed at the bottom remains fully intac…

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Partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 15.75 x 9.75, January 1, 1831. President Jackson grants James Poodwine a parcel of land "at Crawfordsville, Indiana, containing Eighty Acres." Prominently signed at the conclusion by President Jackson and countersigned by Commissioner of the General Land Office Elijah Hayward. The crisp white paper seal affixed to the lower left remains fully intac…

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Partly-printed vellum DS, signed “Andrew Jackson" as president and "M. Van Buren" as secretary of state, one page, 10 x 14.5, May 21, 1830. Scalloped-top ship's pass issued to the "Ship Huntress of New York, Jeremiah H. Goddard master or commander of the burthen of Three hundred & Ninety & 19/95 tons or thereabouts mounted with no guns navigated with Fifteen men." Signed promine…

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ADS, signed “Wm. H. Harrison, A d C,” one page, 8.25 x 4.25, March 26, 1794. A food supply order issued from "Headquarters" in Greenville, Ohio, in full: "The Contractors will please to issue to the Chikasaws twenty Rations of flour & meat." In very good to fine condition, with somewhat irregular overall staining. In 1793, a 20-year-old Harrison became the aide-de-camp to Major G…

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Partly-printed DS as president, signed “J. Tyler,” one page, 21.5 x 16.5, September 4, 1844. Four-language ship's paper issued to "William B. Cash, master or commander of the Ship called Massachusetts…lying at present in the port of New Bedford bound for Pacific Ocean and laden with Provisions, stores and utensils for a whaling voyage." Boldly signed in the right panel by Presiden…

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ALS as president signed “J. Tyler,” one page, 4.5 x 7, August 16, 1844. Letter to John Branch, the Territorial Governor of Florida, in part: "Serious complaints are made by the judge ag'st Dorr the Marshall of W. Florida…What say you." In very good to fine condition, with light staining and soiling. On September 13, 1841, President John Tyler appointed Ebenezer Dorr as U.S. Marsha…

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Millard Fillmore's personal copy of Eulogy on Gen. Zachary Taylor by Hon. Jos. R. Ingersoll. Philadelphia: Crissy & Markley, 1850. Softcover (bound with green boards), 6.25 x 9.5, 57 pages. Signed and inscribed to President Fillmore on the first free end page in fountain pen, "To, His Ex'y, Millard Fillmore, President of the United States, from, His Ob't Ser't, Chas. A. Poulso…

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Partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 15 x 18, April 3, 1858. President Buchanan appoints John Grimes Walker as "a Lieutenant in the Navy, from the 23d of January 1858." Crisply signed at the conclusion by President Buchanan and countersigned by Secretary of the Navy Isaac Toucey. The orange seal affixed at the bottom remains fully intact. In very good to fine condition, with scattered…

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Civil War-dated partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 14.75 x 19.75, July 15, 1864. President Lincoln appoints Lemuel B. Norton as a "Captain in the Signal Corps, in the service of the United States." Signed neatly at the conclusion by Lincoln, and countersigned by Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton. Bright green War Office seal remains affixed to upper right. In fine condition, with a …

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Partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 15.5 x 19, March 21, 1870. President Grant appoints Theodore Cooper as "First Assistant Engineer in the Navy." Neatly signed at the conclusion by President Grant and countersigned by Secretary of the Navy George M. Robeson. The crisp blue Navy Department seal affixed at the bottom remains fully intact. In fine condition, with a small stain in the e…

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Signed book: The Life of Gen. James A. Garfield by J. M. Bundy. Illustrated first edition. NY: A. S. Barnes & Co., 1880. Hardcover with custom clothbound slipcase, 5.75 x 8.25, 239 pages. Signed on an opening page in fountain pen, "Compliments of J. A. Garfield, Mentor, Dec. 2, 1880." Autographic condition: fine. Book condition: VG/None, with rebacked spine and some small repairs. Taking pla…

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Partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 15.75 x 19.5, July 3, 1882. President Arthur appoints John D. Wilkins as a "Colonel of the Fifth Regiment of Infantry in the service of the United States." Signed at the conclusion by Arthur and countersigned by Secretary of War Robert Todd Lincoln. Dark blue War Office seal remains affixed to upper left portion. In very good to fine condition, wit…

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Handsome engraving of the front of the White House, 4.25 x 3, signed below the vignette in ink, "Chester A. Arthur." Nicely matted with an engraved portrait to an overall size of 11 x 15.75. In fine condition.

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Partly-printed vellum DS as president, signed “Theodore Roosevelt” as president and “Wm. H. Taft” as secretary of war, one page, 15.75 x 19.75, December 20, 1904. President Roosevelt appoints Frederick Brahan Terrell as a "Second Lieutenant of Infantry in the service of the United States." Signed boldly at the conclusion by both Theodore Roosevelt and William H. Taft. Blue…

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Partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 15.75 x 19.5, May 5, 1914. President Wilson appoints Ernest L. Patch as an "Assistant Naval Constructor in the Navy, with the rank of Lieutenant, junior grade." Signed neatly at the conclusion by Wilson, and countersigned by Secretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels. Dark blue Navy Department seal remains affixed to lower vignette. In fine condition.

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World War I-dated partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 15.75 x 19.5, February 12, 1916. President Wilson appoints Wildurr Willing as a "Major in the Corps of Engineers." Signed at the conclusion by Wilson and countersigned by Hugh L. Scott as as ad-interim Secretary of War. Blue War Office seal remains affixed to lower left corner. In fine condition.

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Signed book: Concentrated New England: A Sketch of Calvin Coolidge. Indianapolis, Ind.: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1924. Hardcover, 5.5 x 8, 58 pages. Signed and inscribed on an opening page in fountain pen to a close friend and fellow Amherst College alumnus, "To Frank W. Stearns, with regards, Calvin Coolidge." The title page is also signed and inscribed to Stearns by the author, Kenneth L. Rob…

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Jacqueline Kennedy's personally-owned and -worn white soft leather glove, originating from the Kennedy's former Manhattan residence at 24 Central Park South. The left-handed glove measures 15″in length, with inner wrist area annotated in blue ink, "J. B. Kennedy, MM." Attractively mounted and matted with an image of the wrist notation and a photo of Kennedy wearing gloves similar to…

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Scarce DS as president, one page, 11 x 10.5, no date but circa 1962-63. An award certificate to a Key West radio station for its service during the Cuban Missile Crisis, in full: "For Service of Special Merit, The Government of the United States of America commends the dedicated and patriotic service of radio station—WKWF for its performance during the Cuban crises of October-November 1963.…

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Typed memorandum from Carl Rowan, the director of the United States Information Agency, two pages, 8 x 10.5, issued to President Lyndon B. Johnson on April 26, 1965, in regard to the public stance the President should take in his upcoming press conference about the United States and Vietnam question. President Johnson has added a note in pencil to the upper left portion, “Get to Bill M,&rdq…

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Very desirable color semi-glossy 7.5 x 9.5 photo of President Johnson at his desk, affixed to the original 12.25 x 15.25 mount, signed and inscribed on the mount in black ink to a White House secretary, "To Toi Bachelder, who knows the White House better than any of us, with the appreciation of her friend—Lyndon B. Johnson.” In very good to fine condition, with a vertical crack to the…

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