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Desirable full free frank, unfolded to 7 x 8, addressed in another hand to "Major Tallmadge, 2nd Regt Dragoons, Fairfield," and franked in the lower left of the panel, "Go: Washington." The lower flap bears wax seal remnants and annotation, "Gen'l Washington, Letter HdQrs, Dec'r 26th, 82." Archivally cloth-matted and framed to an overall size of 15.25 x 16.75. In fine condition. Washingt…

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Magnificent large ink signature, "Go: Washington,” on an off-white 3.75 x 2 slip. In fine condition, with some light toning and soiling. A superior example of Washington's autograph.

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Exceptional pairing of documents relating to the formal opening of the United States Congress in 1791. The first is a printed broadside, one page, 8 x 13.25, which reads, in full: "Congress of the United States: at the Third Session, Begun and held at the city of Philadelphia, on Monday the sixth of December, one thousand seven hundred and ninety. An Act fixing the time for the next Annual Meetin…

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Partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 11.5 x 16.5, July 16, 1798. Gorgeous ship's pass, in part: "By the President of the United States of America Suffer the Brig Alligator, Abraham Williams Junior master or commander, of the burthen of Eighty Nine tons or thereabouts…To Pass with her Company, Passengers, Goods and Merchandize, without any hindrance, seizure or molestation." Promin…

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Revolutionary War-dated ADS as governor of Virginia, boldly penned and signed by Jefferson, “Th: Jefferson,” one page, 8 x 6.25, October 31, 1780. In full: "All officers civil and military, citizens & others are requested to use their utmost exertions in recovering the public arms in the hands of any persons not authorized to hold them, & delivering them to the County Lieu…

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Scarce free franked mailing envelope, 4.75 x 3, addressed in Dolley Madison's hand to her sister-in-law, "Miss Rebecca Todd, Walnut above Schuylkill 7th St., Philadelphia," and franked in the upper right, "Free D. P. Madison." Postmarked October 12, no year. In very good to fine condition, with light soiling, a light stain the the address area, and some old tape to a seal-related tear on the …

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War-dated partly-printed vellum DS, signed "James Madison" as president and "Ja's Monroe" as secretary of state, one page, 11 x 15, December 26, 1812. Scallop-topped ship’s pass issued to the "Sch'r Sea Nymph of New York…mounted with no guns, navigated with nine men. To pass with her Company, Passengers, Goods and Merchandize, without any hinderance, seisure or molestation.” S…

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Partly-printed vellum DS as president, signed “Ja's Monroe,” one page, 14.75 x 12, July 9, 1800. As governor of Virginia, Monroe grants a "certain Tract or Parcel of Land, containing Two hundred Acres." Neatly signed at the conclusion by Governor Monroe. The white paper seal affixed to the lower left remains intact. Nicely double-matted and framed with a portrait to an overall siz…

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Signed book: Oration on the life and character of Gilbert Motier de Lafayette, Delivered at the request of both houses of the Congress of the United States, before them, in the House of Representatives at Washington, on the 31st December, 1834. Washington: Gales and Seaton, 1835. Hardcover bound in dark green morocco with gilt spine decoration, 5.5 x 8.75, 94 pages. Signed and inscribed on a shee…

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Partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 15 x 9.25, January 5, 1831. President Jackson grants an 80-acre plot of land in Mississippi, prominently signed at the conclusion by Jackson and countersigned by Commissioner of the General Land Office Elijah Hayward. The paper seal affixed to the lower left remains intact. Matted and framed with an engraved portrait (bearing a facsimile signature)…

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ALS, one page, both sides, 8 x 10, February 23, 1844. Letter to New York Congressman William A. Moseley, in part: "I had not noticed the article in the Courier of the 16th instant but on the receipt of yours went and read it. It does not give me the least anxiety or disturb the equanimity of my feelings. Simply because I attach no great importance to the result. You are no doubt correct in attrib…

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Signed book: Indian Antiquities, Vol. IV by Thomas Maurice. London: printed for the author by H. L. Guiabin; and sold by R. Faulder, 1800. Hardcover bound in contemporary sheep rebacked in modern cloth, titles stamped on the spine, 5.5 x 8.25, 391 pages. Signed on the front pastedown with his ownership signature, "Millard Fillmore, Nov. 6, 1858." Autographic condition: very good, with staining an…

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ALS as president, one page, 4.5 x 7, January 1, 1855. Letter to Gen. T. H. Bayly, in full: "I am unwilling to trouble you so often but you will oblige me particularly by calling as early as convenient after breakfast tomorrow morning." Professionally inlaid into a larger sheet and in fine condition. Thomas Bayly was a general of the 21st Brigade in the Virginia Militia and at the time of this let…

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Partly-printed DS as president, one page, 15.75 x 9.5, January 28, 1859. President James Buchanan appoints R. A. Fish as a "Second Lieutenant of the National Rifle of the Militia of the District of Columbia." Signed at the conclusion by Buchanan, and countersigned by Secretary of War Joseph Holt. Matted and framed with a portrait to an overall size of 26.75 x 13.25. In fine condition.

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Boldly penned Civil War-dated autograph endorsement as president, signed "A. Lincoln," penned on the reverse of a one-page letter addressed to Adjutant General Lorenzo Thomas by Pennsylvania Congressman Charles O'Neill, dated August 9, 1864. O'Neill's letter, in part: "My friend Mr. Robert T. King, a very prominent citizen of Philadelphia, desires a leave of absence for his son Liuet.…

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Civil War-dated partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 13.75 x 17.25, February 21, 1862. President Lincoln appoints Spencer C. Benham as "Commissary of Subsistence of Volunteers with the rank of Captain." Signed at the conclusion by President Lincoln and countersigned by Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton. The blue seal affixed to the upper left remains intact. Affixed to a board and in …

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Vintage leatherbound autograph book, 5.25 x 8, containing over 200 autographs by senators, congressmen, and other attendees of the impeachment of Andrew Johnson held between February 24 and May 26, 1868, including: Rutherford B. Hayes, Thaddeus Stevens, Nathaniel P. Banks, James G. Blaine, John A. Logan, James Mitchell Ashley, Columbus Delano, George R. Latham, George Crook, Benjamin Butler, and m…

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ALS as president, one page both sides, 4.75 x 7.5, Executive Mansion letterhead, July 12, 1869. Letter to Mary Pitcher about her son, William Lewis Pitcher, in full: "I do not know whether you were replied to or not in answer to your letter in regard to Lewis' re-examination. I attended to your request however and told Ms. Grant to write to you that he can be re-examined if he wishes it. …

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Booklet entitled "Inaugural Address: Rutherford B. Hayes, Governor of Ohio to the General Assembly of the State of Ohio, January 10, 1870," six pages, 6 x 9.25, annotated on the front cover in ink by Hayes, "Compliments, see page 4." Hayes adds an ink mark to the margin on the fourth page, denoting a passage about reform of the civil service. In very good to fine condition, with creasing to the c…

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Booklet entitled "Message of the President of the United States, Returning to the House of Representatives the Bill entitled 'An Act Making Appropriations for the Support of the Army for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 1880, and for Other Purposes," delivered on April 29, 1879, twelve pages, 5.75 x 9.25, signed on the front cover in ink, "With Compliments of R. B. Hayes." In very good to fine…

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Desirable signed book: The Rough Riders. First edition. NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1899. Hardcover, 6 x 8.5, 298 pages. Signed on the first free end page in ink, "Theodore Roosevelt." Autographic condition: very good to fine, with somewhat irregular overall toning to the signed page. Book condition: VG/None, with sunning to spine and boards, rubbing and edgewear, a cracked front hinge, mott…

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Signed book: America and the World War. Later printing. NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1915. Hardcover bound in tan cloth, 5.25 x 7.75, 277 pages. Signed on the first free end page in ink, "T. Roosevelt." Autographic condition: fine, with small erasures above and below the signature, and a rubber library stamp at the bottom of the signed page. Book condition: VG/None, with ex-library markings, …

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Signed book: Fear God and Take Your Own Part. First edition. NY: George H. Doran Company, 1916. Hardcover with custom-made slipcase, 6.5 x 8.75, 414 pages. Signed in fountain pen on a White House card affixed to the first free end page. Also included is an AQS from Julia Ward Howe on a tipped in page, dated March 1891, which contains a line from her song 'Battle Hymn of the Republic, in full:…

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Signed book: The Real Roosevelt: His Forceful Utterances on Various Subjects. First edition. NY: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1910. Hardcover bound in dark green cloth with gilt lettering, 5 x 7, 202 pages. Signed and inscribed on the first free end page in ink, "Inscribed for Mr. & Mrs. Chas. M. Lea, from Theodore Roosevelt." Autographic condition: very good to fine, with scattered light foxing …

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