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Bold and clean ink greeting and signature, "Your Friend and Servant, John Adams,” on an off-white 4 x 1.75 slip. Attractively matted with an engraved portrait of Adams to an overall size of 8 x 12. The mat is hinged to the backing board for easy viewing, with the signature slip contained in a mylar sleeve for easy preservation, framing, or removal. In fine condition, with some staining only…

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Partly-printed vellum DS as president, signed “Th: Jefferson,” one page with handsome engraved vignettes by John Draper, 15 x 18, February 21, 1809. President Jefferson appoints Jacob Kingsbury as "a Colonel in the first Regiment of Infantry in the service of the United States." Signed neatly at the conclusion by Jefferson, and countersigned by John Smith as acting Secretary of War. E…

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Partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 13.5 x 8.5, March 9, 1816. President Madison issues to “Peter Dills Assignee of Thomas Fisher,” a tract of land in the “southwest quarter of section Twelve of Township Seventeen in range Fifteen of the Lands directed to be sold at Lanesville by the act of Congress, entitled 'An act providing for the sale of the lands of the Un…

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Partly-printed vellum DS, signed “James Madison” as president and “Jas. Monroe” as secretary of war, one page, 15 x 18.5, January 1, 1815. President Madison appoints Gabriel H. Manigault as an “Assistant Inspector General, with the brevet rank of Major in the service of the United States.” Signed at the conclusion by both James Madison and James Monroe. The emb…

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Partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 12.25 x 7.5, August 1, 1821. President Monroe grants Edward Davis a plot of land "containing one hundred and sixty acres…of the Lands directed to be sold at St. Stephens." Boldly signed at the conclusion by President Monroe and countersigned by Commissioner of the General Land Office Josiah Meigs. Matted and framed to an overall size of 18.25 x 13.…

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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 George W. Stover as "a Master Commandant in the Navy in the Service of the United States." Signed at the conclusion by John Quincy Adams, and countersigned by Secretary of the Navy Samuel Southard. This attractive military commission bears the embossed white Navy Department s…

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Partly-printed vellum DS as president, signed “J. Q. Adams,” one page, 15.25 x 9.75, January 17, 1828. President Adams issues to Thomas Worth a tract of land “in the District of lands offer’d for sale at Cincinnati, Ohio, lying in Indiana, containing Eighty acres.” Signed at the conclusion by Adams and countersigned by Commissioner of the General Land Office George G…

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Partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 11.75 x 15, March 25, 1829. Scalloped-top ship's pass issued to the "Barque Armadillo of New York, Jn'o Robertson master or commander of the burthen of Two hundred, fifty six & 28/95 tons or thereabouts mounted with one guns navigated with Ten men." Signed at the conclusion by Andrew Jackson, and countersigned below by acting Secretary …

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Partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 13.5 x 18, July 5, 1836. President Jackson appoints Rhett J. Mott as an “Assistant Surgeon in the service of the United States.” Signed at the conclusion by Andrew Jackson, and countersigned by Secretary of War Lewis Cass. The embossed white War Office seal remains affixed to upper left panel. In fine condition, with Jackson's signa…

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LS as president, one page, 7.75 x 4.5, July 25, 1833. Written from Washington, a letter to Thomas H. Gillip, in full: “You are hereby appointed acting Fourth Auditor to discharge the duties of Forth Auditor of the Treasury Department during the temporary absences of Mr. Kendall.” Signed boldly at the bottom by Andrew Jackson. A clipped portrait affixed to lower left corner. In very go…

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Partly-printed vellum DS as president, signed "M. Van Buren," one page, 13.75 x 17.75, July 10, 1838. President Van Buren appoints George H. Griffin as an "Assistant Adjutant General with the brevet rank of Captain, in the service of the United States.” Signed at the conclusion by Martin Van Buren; the signature from Secretary of War Joel R. Poinsett appears to be stamped. The embossed whit…

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Partly-printed vellum DS as president, signed “J. Tyler,” one page, 11.5 x 15, November 14, 1842. Scalloped-top ship's pass issued to the "Brig Smyrna of Duxbury, J. Comings master or commander of the burthen of One hundred and ninety six tons or thereabouts mounted with no guns navigated with eight men." Signed at the conclusion by President John Tyler, and countersigned below by…

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Ink signature, "J. Tyler,” on an off-white 2.75 x 1 sheet, which is double-matted and framed with an engraving to an overall size of 12.25 x 15.75. In fine condition.

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Huge ink signature as president, "John Tyler," and as secretary of state, "Dan'l Webster," on an off-white 9.5 x 3 slip removed from a larger document. A contemporary notation on the reverse reads: "Sea-Letter, Ship Wm. Lee, July 8th 1844." In fine condition, with some light irregular toning. A handsome pairing of large, bold, and crisp signatures.

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LS signed “Z. Taylor, Col., 1st Regt. U.S. Infy., Comdg,” one page, 7.75 x 9.75, February 27, 1834. Written from Fort Crawford, a letter to Col. R. Jones, in part: "I have received from Lt. Ogden in behalf of the members of the Mess & other Officers of this Post a communication requesting that the services of our man may be allowed the Mess as an attendant, for which he is to rece…

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Partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 14 x 17.75, August 26, 1850. President Fillmore appoints George A. H. Blake as a “Major in the first Regiment of Dragoons, in the service of the United States.” Signed at the conclusion by Millard Fillmore, and countersigned by Secretary of War Charles M. Conrad. The embossed white War Office seal remains affixed to upper left panel. In…

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ALS, one page, 4.5 x 7, June 24. Letter written from Buffalo, in full: "Your apologetic note was quite unnecessary. I suspected that some unforeseen accident had deferred us of the pleasure of your company at tea, and while we could not but regret it, we had no suspicion that any blame could be attached to you." In fine condition, with scattered faint foxing and soiling.

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ALS, one page, 7.75 x 7.5, March 3, 1838. Boldly penned letter to an autograph seeker, in full: "I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of yours of the 23d ultimo requesting my autograph." In fine condition. A highly attractive letter from Fillmore's time in Congress, penned in dark ink and featuring a large signature.

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Custom-bound book of sheet music, signed twice by Millard Fillmore in his wife's name ("Mrs. Caroline C. Fillmore"), and signed six times by his wife using her maiden name (with variations including "Caroline C. McIntosh" and "C. C. McIntosh"). Hardcover, 10.5 x 13, with quarter red leather spine and spandrels, and an inlaid red leather name panel at center gilt embossed "Mrs. Caroline C. Fil…

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ALS as president, three pages on two adjoining sheets, 7.75 x 9.75, March 3, 1857. Letter to his secretary Sydney Webster, written on the second-to-last day of his term as president, in part: "You need no assurance of my true and enduring friendship for you but I feel that a pleasing duty would be neglected if I were not to express, how entirely agreeable in all respects has been your discharge o…

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Partly-printed vellum DS, signed “Franklin Pierce" as president and "Jeffer. Davis" as secretary of war, one page, 15.75 x 19.5, September 1, 1856. President Pierce appoints Robert Orr Craig as "Assistant Surgeon in the service of the United States." Signed at the conclusion by both Franklin Pierce and Jefferson Davis. Embossed War Office seal remains affixed to lower left corner. In very g…

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Partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 14.5 x 17.75, June 22, 1860. President Buchanan appoints Montgomery Fletcher as "a Chief Engineer in the Navy…in the service of the United States." Signed crisply at the conclusion by James Buchanan, and countersigned by Secretary of the Navy Isaac Toucey. Embossed green Navy Department seal remains affixed to lower vignette. In fine condition. Mon…

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Civil War-dated partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 14 x 17.5, March 13, 1863. Lincoln promotes D. D. Wager to the rank of “Assistant Adjutant General of Volunteers with the rank of Captain.” Signed at the conclusion by Lincoln, and countersigned by Secretary of War Edwin Stanton. Double-matted and framed with a biographical plaque to an overall size of 22.75 x 30.75. In …

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Civil War-dated endorsement as president, signed "Abraham Lincoln, March 16, 1865," at the conclusion of a manuscript document, one page, 6.5 x 2, in full: "Let the within named prisoners be discharged on taking the oath of 8th December 1863." Attractively matted and framed with a sketch of Lincoln meeting with his advisors to an overall size of 21.75 x 20.25. In fine condition. On December 8, 1…

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