Presidents and First Ladies (167)

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Partly-printed vellum DS, signed “Go: Washington,” one page, 21 x 15, January 1, 1784. A Society of Cincinnati membership certificate issued to Peter Turner. In part: “Be it known that Peter Turner Esq; a Surgeon in the late Armies of the United States is a Member of the Society of the Cincinnati; instituted by the Officers of the American Army, at the Period of its Dissolution, as well to commemo…

Now At: $7,512 (12 bids)

ALS signed “G:o Washington,” one page both sides, 7.25 x 8, March 27, 1784. Handwritten letter to his brother, John Augustine Washington, written from his Mount Vernon estate. In part: "Mr. Will'm Hunter (of Alex'a) whom I have just seen, informs me that you talked of being here about the middle of next month—perhaps a little later. That I may not be deprived of the plea…

Now At: $8,983 (8 bids)

Revolutionary War-dated ALS, one page both sides, 7.25 x 9.25, February 13, 1779. Letter to Richard Henry Lee, written while in Paris as commissioner to France, regarding life at court in Paris and his future plans. In full: "I am much obliged to you for your kind Congratulations on my arrival, and agreeable accommodation at Paris. I assure you, Sir, I have no objection to the 'Splendid Gayet…

Now At: $4,028 (6 bids)

Ink signature, "Th; Jefferson," on an off-white clipped slip. Impressively double cloth matted and framed with a portrait of Jefferson and a printed copy of the Declaration of Independence, to an overall size of 31.5 x 26.5. In very good condition, with the signature light, but still legible.

Now At: $722 (5 bids)

Desirable hand-addressed and free franked mailing panel, 5 x 3, addressed by Madison to "James M. Todd, Esqr., Frankfort, Kentucky," and franked in the upper right, "Free, D. P. Madison." Frankfort has been struck through and corrected to "Shelbyville" in another hand. Postmarked "Free" at Washington, November 29, [no year]. Double-matted and framed with an engraved portrait (bearing a facsimile …

Now At: $357 (4 bids)

Partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 10.25 x 15, October 12, 1811. Scalloped-top ship's pass issued to the "Ship George Watson, John Russell master or commander…to pass with her Company, Passengers, Goods and Merchandize without any hinderance seizure or molestation." Signed at the conclusion by President Madison and countersigned by Secretary of State Robert Smith. Corner-mounted…

Now At: $433 (10 bids)

Partly-printed DS, signed “James Madison" as president and "Jas. Monroe" as secretary of state, one page, 21.25 x 16.5, April 8, 1812. Four-language ship’s papers issued to William Ingraham, Jr., “master or commander of the Sloop called Laura…lying at present in the port of Middletown bound for Teneriffe and laden with Corn, Gin & Stores.” Boldly signed at center by Pr…

Now At: $675 (13 bids)

ALS as secretary of state, signed “Jas. Monroe,” one page both sides, 8 x 10, March 15, 1814. Handwritten letter to a friend in Albemarle, in part: "It will be impossible for me to see you…During the session of Congress I am tied to the spot…sailing for Gottenburg imposes on me many duties. I intend however visiting the country soon, tho' perhaps not before the rising of Congress.…

Now At: $347 (6 bids)

LS, one page both sides, 7.75 x 9.5, February 4, 1819. Letter to Jonathan Fisk, US Attorney for the District of New York. In full: "Herewith you will receive the copy of a letter from the District Attorney of Maryland and the original Deposition of Joseph Almeda in the case of George Clark and Joseph Moon who are charged with having committed Piracy and Murder on board a vessel fitted out at Balt…

Now At: $578 (9 bids)

Partly-printed vellum DS as president, signed “J. Q. Adams,” one page, 14 x 9, August 24, 1827. President Adams grants to the heirs of Jacob Baker a parcel of land "containing One hundred and Sixty acres of the Lands directed to be sold at Wooster." Signed at the conclusion by John Quincy Adams, and countersigned by Commissioner of the General Land Office George Graham. The white pape…

Now At: $294 (5 bids)

Partly-printed DS as president, one page, 15.5 x 9.75, March 5, 1832. President Jackson appoints Charles R. Bell as a "Lieut. Colonel of Infy 2nd Reg't 1st Brigade of the Militia of the District of Columbia." Signed prominently at the conclusion by Andrew Jackson, and countersigned by Secretary of War Lewis Cass. Original white paper seal remains affixed to the lower portion. Impressively mat…

Now At: $393 (6 bids)

Autograph endorsement signed, "Andrew Jackson, Major Genl. Comdg.," one page, 7.75 x 12, penned below a requisition document dated at "Camp Coffee," March 2, 1815. The document is for payment by "The United States to George Elliott, for 20 Bushels Corn @ $1 pr bush.—$20, furnished a detachment of five men of Gen. Coffee." Signed by Brigade Quartermaster N. B. Rose and Brigadier General John…

Now At: $533 (7 bids)

Partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 15.5 x 9.5, April 17, 1829. President Jackson grants Henry Faulk Senior of Pike County a parcel from the "Lands offered for sale at Sparta, Alabama, containing Eighty Acres and Thirty eight hundredths of an acre." Signed at the conclusion by Andrew Jackson and countersigned by Commissioner of the General Land Office George Graham. Lower left corner…

Now At: $324 (6 bids)

Desirable full free frank, measuring 10 x 8 unfolded with a 5 x 3.25 center panel, addressed in another hand to "Honble Isaac Hill, Concord, New Hampshire," and franked across the top, "Free, Andrew Jackson." Postmarked at Nashville, April 24th, [no year]. In very good to fine condition, with light creasing and irregular toning.

Now At: $847 (17 bids)

Autograph endorsement as president, signed by Van Buren with his initials, "M. V. B.," on the reverse of a manuscript DS, three pages on two adjoining sheets, 8 x 10, December 12, 1838. Van Buren's handwritten endorsement: "With the President's best respects & a request that Mr. Fairfield will send the written to Chief Justice…after he has perused it himself." The document consists of…

Now At: $200 (1 bid)

ALS signed “M. Van Buren,” three pages on two adjoining sheets, 7.75 x 9.75, January 6, 1845. Handwritten letter to John Milton Niles, who served as postmaster general in Van Buren's administration. In his difficult to decipher hand, Van Buren comments on politics and human nature. Addressed on the integral leaf in Van Buren's hand, and franked in the lower left, "M. Van Buren…

Now At: $242 (2 bids)

War-dated ALS signed "Willm. Henry Harrison," one page, 7.75 x 12.5, March 22, 1813. Handwritten letter from Headquarters, Cincinnati, addressed to Colonel A. D. Orr, in part: "I have…arrived from Franklinton & Chillicothe & finding that Major Jenkinson was to set out for St. Mary's I write this to apprise you that a detachment of about 80 militia set out from Franklinton a few days a…

Now At: $970 (11 bids)

ALS, one page, 7.75 x 8.75, November 26, 1852. Handwritten letter to Clement C. Cline, in full: "On reply to your letter of the 12th Inst. I now furnish you with my autograph." In very good to fine condition, with light creasing and a trimmed bottom edge; the integral address leaf has old mounting remnants, and the franking signature has been clipped off.

Now At: $433 (8 bids)

ALS as president, one page, 8 x 10, June 15, 1845. Handwritten letter to "Hon. R. J. Walker, Sec. of the Treasury," in full: "I have an important letter from…Maj'r Donelson, of the 4th Inst.—Can you call on me at Coleman's before 11 o'clock this morning?" In fine condition, with a short split to the end of one of the intersecting folds. Andrew Jackson Donelson, the adopted son …

Now At: $711 (9 bids)

Scarce ink signature as president, "Z. Taylor,” on an off-white 5.75 x 1.75 slip clipped from a document, also signed by Secretary of State John M. Clayton. Professionally inlaid into an 8.5 x 7 sheet and in fine condition. A bold, choice example of one of Zachary Taylor's presidential autographs, especially scarce given his short 16-month tenure in the White House.

Now At: $324 (6 bids)

Partly-printed DS as president, one page, 8 x 10.5, March 5, 1855. President Pierce authorizes and directs the Secretary of State to affix "the Seal of the United States to the ratification of the Consular Convention between the United States and the Netherlands, of the 22'd of January last." Signed nicely at the conclusion by Franklin Pierce. In fine condition, with light wrinkling, and a sh…

Now At: $294 (3 bids)

Partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 14.25 x 17.75, October 22, 1855. President Pierce appoints Pendleton G. Watmough as "a Lieutenant in the Navy." Neatly signed at the conclusion by President Pierce and countersigned by Secretary of the Navy James C. Dobbin. The orange seal affixed at the bottom remains intact. Mounted and framed to an overall size of 18.5 x 22. In fine condition, w…

Now At: $267 (4 bids)

ALS, one page, 8.25 x 10.5, June 7, 1843. Handwritten letter to H. L. Harvey, in part: "I have received your kind letter & regret to inform you that it is not in my power to visit Erie consistently with my engagements. I need scarcely say that it would afford me great sincere pleasure to meet my friends there; and I can assure you that I am sorry to be obliged to deny myself this gratificatio…

Now At: $267 (4 bids)

Partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 13.5 x 17.5, August 12, 1861. President Lincoln appoints George Bell as "Commissioner of Subsistence, with the rank of Captain." Neatly signed at the conclusion by President Lincoln and countersigned by Secretary of War Simon Cameron. The blue seal affixed to the upper left remains intact. Nicely matted and framed to an overall size of 19.25 x 23.2…

Now At: $3,540 (10 bids)