Fine Autograph and Artifacts, Ft. Hollywood

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Highly unusual ADS, signed “Go: Washington, late Com’dr in Chief of the Armies of ye US,” one page, 7.25 x 7.25, February 28, 1785. Penned entirely in Washington’s hand, the document reads, in-full: “I certify that Seaver was a Lieutenant of the Massachusetts Line in the Service of the United States of America, and from the testimony of the General Officers under whos…

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Partly-printed vellum DS as president, signed “G:o Washington,” one page, 12.5 x 14.5, August 18, 1796. President Washington grants a parcel of land for military service during the Revolutionary War, in part: "In consideration of Military Service, performed by James Pendleton (a Captain for seven years) to the United States…and in pursuance of an Act of the Congress of the …

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Unissued partly-printed dinner invitation from the administration of President George Washington, one page, 5.75 x 3.75, circa 1790-1797. The elegant black text reads, in full: "The President of the United States and Mrs. Washington, request the Pleasure of…Company to Dine, on…next, at…o'Clock…179…An answer is requested." The location of the dinner was presumably the 'President's Hous…

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Matched pair of stunning hand-painted 19th-century Paris porcelain campagna urn vases depicting George Washington and Martha Washington, both measuring 9.75″ tall with diameters of 6.5″ across the mouths. Both hand-painted portraits are vividly rendered in exquisite detail, and both pieces feature the same French design motif on the reverse. Paris porcelain honoring American president…

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Manuscript vellum DS as president, one page, 16.5 x 13, December 10, 1799. Adams appoints James Winchester of Maryland "Judge of the District Court in and for Maryland District." Signed at the conclusion by President Adams and countersigned by Secretary of State Timothy Pickering. Nicely corner-mounted, matted, and framed to an overall size of 28 x 25. In very good condition, with scattered tonin…

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Third-person ANS, one page, 4 x 2, December 24, 1847. Note written to the wife of Kentucky Congressman Garnett Duncan, who visited Washington, D.C. in 1847 and befriended the destitute former first lady, often presenting her with food packages. In full: "Mrs. Madison's love and thanks to Mrs. Duncan for her excellent present." Archivally mounted, matted, and framed with an attractive engraved…

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ALS as president, one page, 7.75 x 9.75, November 10, 1823. Handwritten letter to Secretary of the Treasury William H. Crawford, in full: "I have to request that you will furnish me, a statement, of settlements made, since October 1st 1822, to the 30th of September, 1823, with a statement of the amount remaining unsettled, at the last mentioned date, distinguishing the several heads of civil, mil…

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Partly-printed DS as president, one page, 11.75 x 15.25, May 14, 1836. Patent issued to "Luke R. Prince, a citizen of the United States, [who] hath alleged that he has invented a new and useful improvement in the Cog-Cylinder Washing Machine." Prominently signed at the conclusion by President Jackson, and countersigned by Secretary of State John Forsyth and Attorney General Benjamin Franklin Butl…

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ALS signed "J. Tyler," one page, 5.5 x 7, August 29, 1826. Handwritten letter to Doctor Curtis, in part: "I have agreed to pay…for my new carriage on the 15th Sept. and have to ask you to settle with him if possible." Double-matted and framed with a color portrait and nameplate affixed to the glass to an overall size of 14 x 24. In very good to fine condition, with intersecting folds, light creas…

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Civil War-dated ALS, three pages on two adjoining sheets, 5 x 8, September 22 [1861 or 1862]. Written from Andover, Massachusetts, a letter to his former private White House secretary Sidney Webster, in full: "I received your long interesting letter at Concord and made at once the disposition suggested. Genl. Butler and the Gov. of N.H. have tendered to Colo. George the command of the Reg't. …

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Civil War-dated handwritten endorsement signed as president, "Let this man take the oath of Dec. 8, 1863, & be discharged, A. Lincoln, Feb. 10, 1865," on an off-white 3 x 3.25 slip. In very good to fine condition, with toning from prior display, and an old tape stain along the top edge. On December 8, 1863, President Lincoln issued the Proclamation of Amnesty and Reconstruction, b…

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Civil War-dated partly-printed war-dated DS as president, one page, 7.75 x 9.75, September 5, 1863. Draft order for the Union Army issued by President Lincoln from the Executive Mansion, sent to the War Department. In full: "I, Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States of America, and Commander-in-chief of the Army and Navy thereof, having taken into consideration the number of volunteers a…

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Partly-printed DS as president, one page, 8.25 x 10.75, January 23, 1873. President Grant directs the Secretary of State to "affix the Seal of the United States to a Warrant for the pardon of George Sylvester Wright." Crisply signed at the conclusion by President Grant. In very good to fine condition, with light edge creasing, and small stains to the left margin.

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Highly desirable neat ink signature as president, "U. S. Grant, Boston, Mass., Apl. 17th 1875,” on an off-white 4.5 x 2 slip. Handsomely matted and framed with an engraved portrait to an overall size of 15 x 11.5. In fine condition.

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Desirable 2.25 x 3.75 albumen portrait of Garfield affixed to a 4.5 x 7.25 mount, signed at the bottom of the image in ink, "J. A. Garfield." In very good condition, with old tape along the left edge, noticeable creases and cracks, and some fading to the signature.

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LS signed "J. A. Garfield," one page both sides, 7.75 x 9.75, June 8, 1874. Sent from Washington by then-Congressman Garfield to his close political ally, Captain A. W. Stiles, as he prepared for the toughest political campaign of his Congressional career. In part, "If the bill for the reduction of the Army becomes a law, I have no doubt I could succeed in securing the discharge of your friend…I …

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ALS signed “C. A. Arthur,” one page on 4.75 x 5.75 black-bordered stationery, November 10, 1880. Letter to J. E. Roeselle, written eight days after his election as vice president. In full: "Thank you for your kind congratulations. I expect to be in Washington frequently during the winter & to be at the Arlington as usual." In fine condition. Accompanied by a full letter of authent…

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Official Executive Mansion card, boldly signed in ink, "Chester A. Arthur." Nicely double-matted and framed below a portrait to an overall size of 10 x 15. In fine condition. Accompanied by an unsigned carte-de-visite portrait of Arthur.

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TLS, two pages, 7.75 x 10, personal Gray Gables, Buzzards Bay letterhead, August 1, 1892. Letter to H. M. Messinger, speaking out against the McKinley Tariff. In part: "Though in ordinary circumstances a dry goods fact might not be of especial interest to me, the fact which you illustrate in your letter is one of very great importance. It is this kind of demonstration which I have been insisting …

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Scarce log booklet for “The Inspection Cruise and Fishing Expedition of President Franklin D. Roosevelt” aboard the USS Houston (CA-30) from July 16 to August 9, 1938, 31 pages, 7.75 x 10, signed and inscribed on the front cover in fountain pen to a White House secret service agent, “For Paul Hart, from Franklin D. Roosevelt.” This entirely uncommon booklet features sectio…

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Ink signature and inscription as president, "As usual a most pleasant weekend with [Mr. Hassett], Harry S. Truman, 2/22/52,” on an off-white 4 x 2 place card bearing an embossed presidential flag. Beautifully cloth-matted and framed with a plaque and portrait of Truman to an overall size of 12 x 21. In fine condition. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from JSA. This place card wa…

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ALS signed “Jack,” three pages on two adjoining sheets, 5.75 x 3.75, Jacqueline Kennedy's personal stationery letterhead, postmarked Hyannis Port, July 19, 1954. Letter to German-born artist Franz Bueb in Paris, France, in full: "I have been receiving your cards. The trip sounds fine. There is a strong prospect I shall be coming over in August. Would you send me Elsie Hansen's…

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Signed book: Profiles in Courage. First edition. NY: Harper & Brothers, 1956. Hardcover with dust jacket, 6 x 8.5, 266 pages. Boldly signed and inscribed on the first free end page in fountain pen, "To Jan Mason—with thanks and very best wishes—John Kennedy, Omnibus—Feb. 1957." Autographic condition: fine. Book condition: VG/VG, with a small split at the head of the spine, a…

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TLS as president, one page, 6.75 x 8.75, White House letterhead, June 21, 1962. Letter to Judy Hulsey, in part: "I find it a distinct pleasure to send you—my 11-year old friend—this note of good wishes. I hope you had a happy birthday on June 7th. It pleased me to hear that you enjoyed my television appearances during the campaign and on Inauguration Day when I became President." In f…

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