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ALS signed “Go: Washington,” one page, 6.25 x 6.75, December 18, [1772]. Letter to the Reverend Jonathan Boucher, written from Mount Vernon, in full: "I send my Carriage up but cannot undertake to promise for the Horses bringing you down, as two of them are unused to drawing, & but one Postilion accustomd to drive, the other, with my lame Horses not being return’d from Willi…

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Partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 10.5 x 15.5, March 13, 1809. Scallop-topped ship’s pass issued for the "Ship Eagle of New York, Charles Henry, master or commander…mounted with no guns, navigated with Twelve men, To Pass with her Company, Passengers, Goods and Merchandize without any hinderance, seizure or molestation, the said Schooner appearing by good testimony to belong …

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Partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 10.5 x 10, no date [1809-1817]. A rare unissued ship's pass, left blank and signed in advance by James Madison. A secretarial hand has added immediately below: "The office of [Secretary of State] vacant at the signing of the president." Lower left retains the original white paper seal. In fine condition. These documents were often left blank an…

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ALS as president, one page both sides, 8 x 9.75, December 27, 1819. A handwritten letter from James Monroe, in full: "In speaking to the young man of whom we were conferring yesterday, you had I think better not mention any thing that you have heard respecting him. You may draw him into conversation on every subject, and thus have the same opportunity, of expressing your sentiments & giving h…

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ALS signed "Jas. Monroe," one page, 8 x 10, December 16, 1809. Handwritten letter to Charles F. Mercer, in part: "I arrived here the day before yesterday & am making preparatory arrangements for the sale on the 21. I shall be closely engaged in the interval, more specially in running lines to divide the tract into small lots. I shall be on the grounds continually till the day of sale, and hap…

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Manuscript DS as president, signed "Approved, June 27th 1836, Andrew Jackson,” one page, 7.75 x 12.5, June 27, 1836. Draft of an official 'General Regulation' relative to the granting of leaves of absence, on the acceptance of the resignations of Officers of the Army, published as part of General Order No. 43 of 1836. In full: "A due regard to the public interest and the good of the…

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LS as president, one page both sides, 7.75 x 9.75, June 20, 1829. Letter to Maine judge William Pitt Preble, in full: "I take the liberty to introduce to your acquaintance & polite attention Maj. Davezac, who will hand you this. The Major during the campaign of 1814-15, before New Orleans, acted as one of my volunteer aids, & Judge advocate to the Army and it affords me pleasure to say th…

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Ink signatures, "Andrew Jackson" as president, and "M. Van Buren" as secretary of state on an off-white 10.5 x 4.25 vellum sheet slipped from the close of a document dated to December 1, 1829. In very good condition, with light toning and soiling, overall wrinkling, and a missing seal on the left side.

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LS as Secretary of State, signed “M. Van Buren,” one page, 7.75 x 9.75, November 2, 1829. Letter to Pennsylvania politician and future Vice President George M. Dallas, in full: "Your several letters respecting the difference between Mess'rs Barrozo and Porlude have been received. The course pursued by you meets the entire approbation of this Department, and you will receive, i…

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Ink signature, "Sir your Hum' Srv't, Will'm Henry Harrison,” on an off-white 3.75 x 1.5 sheet clipped from the close of a letter. Upper right corner of sheet is affixed to a same-size mount. In very good to fine condition, with light creasing and soiling. Accompanied by an engraving bearing a facsimile signature. A desirable autograph from the elusive ninth U.S. President.

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ALS signed “J. Tyler,” one page both sides, 4.75 x 7.25, no date. Handwritten letter to John Canfield Spencer, in full: "I return you the letter of Col. Randolph and will wait for the Report of General Jones. My opinion becomes daily stronger that a Regiment of Volunteers is precisely what is wanting. Such a corps once organized and displayed will induce others to raise and uniform ad…

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Partly-printed DS as president, one page, 8 x 10, October 5, 1842. President Tyler authorizes and directs the Secretary of State to affix "the seal of the United States to the ratification of a Treaty between the United States of America, and the Wyandott Nation of Indians." Signed nicely at the conclusion by John Tyler. In fine condition, with light toning to the right edge. The Wyandotte Natio…

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ALS as Speaker of the House, one page, 7.75 x 9.75, June 30, 1837. Sent from Columbia, Tennessee, a handwritten letter to Francis Preston Blair and John C. Rives, the editors of the Washington Globe, the primary propaganda instrument for the Democratic Party. In full: "Please send the Weekly Globe to 'Dr. William C. Swanson, Belfast P. P. Marshall County Tennessee.' Send also the Tri-week…

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Hand-addressed and free franked mailing envelope, 5.75 x 3.75, addressed in Polk's own hand to "The Hon. Howell Cobb, of Georgia, Ho. Repts," and franked in the upper right corner, "J. K. Polk." Reverse retains the original red wax seal. In fine condition, with light creasing along the top edge. Howell Cobb was a southern Democrat and Georgia politician (1815-1868) who served a Secretary of t…

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Manuscript DS, signed “Z. Taylor, Col., 1st Reg't, U.S. Inf'y, Comd'g,” one page, 7.75 x 2.75, June 7, 1833. Receipt for supplies at Fort Crawford, in part: "Received…of Lt. T. B. W. Stockton, Asst. Qr. Master, twelve quires of letter paper & sixty quills." Boldly signed at the conclusion by Colonel Zachary Taylor as Fort Crawford's commanding officer. In fine cond…

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Partly-printed DS as president, one page, 8 x 10.5, January 31, 1853. President Fillmore authorizes and directs the secretary of state to “affix the Seal of the United states to a Full Power." Signed at the conclusion by Millard Fillmore. In fine condition, with scattered light creasing. An unusual incomplete document from the commander-in-chief; research indicates that this was ostensibly …

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ALS, three pages on two adjoining sheets, 5.25 x 8.5, December 27, 1859. Written from New Haven, a letter to his former private White House secretary Sidney Webster, in full: "We have just received the most kind and whole-hearted invitation from Gov. & Mrs. Fish to become their guests while in New York. There is no private family in the midst of which we should both find ourselves so happy as…

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Civil War-dated ALS, three pages on two adjoining sheets, 5 x 8, July 31, 1863. Addressed from Andover, Massachusetts, a handwritten letter to Francis Ormand Jonathan Smith, a former U.S. Congressman from Portland, Maine, in part: "I have written to Ezra Carter Jr. Esq., of your city today in relation to the retirement of Dr. Lord from the Presidency of Dartmouth College and to a movement in prog…

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Civil War-dated partly-printed DS as president, signed “Abraham Lincoln,” one page, 7.75 x 9.75, September 4, 1863. Draft order for the Union Army issued by President Lincoln from the Executive Mansion, sent to the War Department. In part: "I, Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States of America, and Commander-in-chief of the Army and Navy thereof, having taken into consideratio…

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Partly-printed DS as president, one page, 7.75 x 9.75, February 10, 1875. President Grant directs the Secretary of State "to affix the Seal of the United States to a Warrant for the pardon of William James." Boldly signed at the conclusion by President Grant. In fine condition.

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Ink signature, "U. S. Grant, Long Branch, N.J., Aug. 9th 1882,” on an off-white 4.5 x 1.75 lightly lined sheet. In fine condition. Encapsulated in a PSA/DNA authentication holder.

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ALS as president, one page, 5.25 x 8.5, Executive Mansion letterhead, March 7, 1881. Letter to Attorney General Charles Devens, written three days after Garfield's inauguration as president. In full: "Permit me, in accepting your resignation as Attorney General, to express my sincere personal respect and my appreciation of the fidelity and ability with which you have served the government dur…

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Scarce partly-printed DS as president, one page, 17 x 14, April 29, 1881. President Garfield appoints Francis W. Seeley as "Postmaster at Lake City, in the County of Wabasha, State of Minnesota." Crisply signed at the conclusion by President Garfield and countersigned by Postmaster General Thomas L. James. The gold seal and red ribbon affixed to the lower left remain intact. In very good…

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Executive Mansion card, 4.25 x 2.75, signed crisply in ink as president, "Grover Cleveland, Nov. 1896." In fine condition, with a small erasure to the upper left corner.

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