American Politicians and Leaders (27)

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Autograph check, 8 x 3.5, written entirely in Burr's hand and signed in full, "Aaron Burr," payable to "Bearer James Dwight" for $75, August 4, 1784. Nicely matted and framed with a portrait to an overall size of 12.25 x 19.25. In fine condition, with the handwriting a few shades light but completely legible. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from PSA/DNA.

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American statesman (1752-1816) and signer of the Constitution from Pennsylvania who authored several sections of that document, including the well-known preamble. ALS signed “Gouv. Morris,” one page, 7.5 x 9.5, January 30, 1811. Letter to Jonathan Barrall, the cashier of the Branch Bank, in full: "You have enclosed a Bill for $1200 which you will have the Goodness to cash and pass to m…

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Nice group of six leatherbound Easton Press books on American politics signed by the authors, including: Ted Kennedy (America Back on Track, numbered 118/1750); James A. Baker (The Politics of Diplomacy, numbered 108/1800); Robert S. McNamara (In Retrospect); Bob Woodward (The War Within, numbered 267/1225); George Tenet (At the Center of the Storm, numbered 656/1050); and Chuck Hagel (America: O…

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Ink signature, "J. C. Breckinridge," on an off-white 3 x .75 trimmed slip. Matted and framed with a small portrait to an overall size of 9.5 x 11. In fine condition.

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Doctor, military officer, and politician (1752-1825) who led his militia in the Battles of Lexington and Concord, served under George Washington in the New York and New Jersey campaign of 1776, and became the 11th governor of Massachusetts. Partly-printed DS, signed “J. Brooks,” one page, 10 x 15.75, February 11, 1819. As governor of Massachusetts, Brooks appoints Edward Kelleran "to b…

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Lincoln's controversial first secretary of war (1799-1889). Ink signature, "Simon Cameron,” on an off-white 3.25 x 1 slip clipped from the close of a letter. Affixed to a same-size card and in fine condition.

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American politician (1808-1873) who served as secretary of the treasury for the first three years of Abraham Lincoln's term, after which Lincoln appointed him chief justice of the Supreme Court. In that role Chase presided over the 1868 impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson. Ink signature, "S. P. Chase,” on an off-white 2.75 x 1.25 slip. In fine condition. Accompanied by an engra…

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LS signed “H. Clay,” one page, 7.5 x 9, August 9, 1827. Letter to Dr. Daniel Norborne Norton, in part: "I have received your letter of the 6th instant enclosing one from Mr. Boyd Smith which requested you to procure from him a protection from this Department. As the document attached to Mr. Smith's letter affords the evidence of his naturalization and his letter does not intimate …

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American soldier and statesman (1739-1812) who served as Governor of New York and vice president in the Jefferson and Madison administrations. Neat ink signature, "Geo. Clinton," on an off-white 2.75 x 1.75 slip. In fine condition.

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Lawyer and politician from New York (1829-1888) who served both as a member of the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate. He was the leader of the Stalwart faction of the Republican Party, the first Republican senator from New York to be elected for three terms, and the last person to turn down a U.S. Supreme Court appointment after he had already been confirmed to th…

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Defense attorney (1857-1938) noted for his role in the Scopes 'Monkey' Trial and the Leopold-Loeb thrill-killing case. Ink signature, "To Mr. Henry W. Jones with the kind regards of Clarence Darrow, Los Angeles, March 30th 1913," on an off-white 9 x 5.5 sheet. In very good to fine condition, with two separations to the two vertical folds repaired on the back, and a tear to the top center w…

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American statesman (1760-1824) who was the youngest signer of the US Constitution and who later served as the fourth Speaker of the House of Representatives and as a member of the Senate. Arrested in 1807 in connection with the Aaron Burr conspiracy case, he was never tried, but the scandal effectively ended his political career. ADS, signed "Jona. Dayton," one page, 7.75 x 9.75, September 17, 180…

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Eminent American senator and statesman (1813-1861), dubbed the 'Little Giant,' perhaps best remembered for his role in the Lincoln-Douglas debates during the 1858 campaign for the Senate race in Illinois. Free-franked envelope panel, 4.5 x 2.75, addressed in another hand to "Richard Barrik, St. Louis, Mo.," and franked along the top, "Free, S. A. Douglas." Panel also bears a Washington, D.…

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Illegitimate son of Benjamin Franklin (1730-1813) who served as the last colonial governor of New Jersey. ALS signed “Wm. Franklin,” one page, 7.25 x 9, August 26, 1769. Handwritten letter to Thomas Wharton, in part: "I expected to have the Pleasure of seeing you at Philad'a before this Time…Some unexpected business has obliged me to postpone my Journey…The Plan of the Survey I sh…

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Five items signed by Ethel Kennedy, including: three covers with cachets honoring her husband Robert F. Kennedy, each signed in ballpoint; a Time magazine from April 25, 1969, signed in ballpoint; and a TLS from July 18, 1963, sending thanks for congratulations on the birth of their son Christopher. In overall fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope for the letter.

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TLS, one page, 7 x 9, Attorney General letterhead, April 30, 1964. Letter to Deputy Marshal Robert C. Kragh, alluding to the assassination of John F. Kennedy. In full: "Mrs. Kennedy and I deeply appreciate all that you have done to help us since last November. The presence of the Marshals at our house has been a great source of comfort to Mrs. Kennedy and a great help to me. We know it has been a…

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Original vintage semi-glossy 10 x 8 doubleweight silver gelatin photograph of Robert F. Kennedy beside his sister, Jean Kennedy Smith, while on the campaign trail in Utah in 1968. In fine condition. Credit to Gene Halford, a cropped version of this photograph was published in the April 5, 1968 issue of Time Magazine.

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Three items: a ballpoint signature, "Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy," on an off-white 5.75 x 7.75 sheet of Hyannis Port stationery; a one-page TLS signed "Rose," 5.75 x 7.75, Hyannis Port stationery, September 13, 1951, addressed to Loretta Connelly, in which she forwards an "article about the Devonshires" and requests that it later be sent to Margaret and then her mother; and a one-page TLS signed "Ros…

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American statesman (1762-1816) who served as Washington's personal secretary and later assumed posts in the Jefferson and Madison administrations. LS, one page, 7.75 x 9.75, November 2, 1815. Letter written on behalf of the "Department of War, Accountant's Office," in part: "On settlement of the Accounts of Lieut. Eliphalet Ripley, late of the 37th Inf'y a balance is found due from him…

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Signed book: Worth The Fighting For. First edition, limited issue, numbered 16/1275. Norwalk, CT: Easton Press, 2002. Leatherbound hardcover, 6.5 x 9.5, 396 pages. Signed on the colophon in black felt tip by John McCain. In very fine condition. Accompanied by the publisher's certificate of authenticity and one of McCain's US Senate business cards.

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American politician (1811-1874) and Massachusetts senator best known as a radical Republican and a staunch opponent of slavery. In 1856, Sumner was severely beaten in the Senate chamber by South Carolina Congressman Preston Brook. Merchants National Bank check, 7.5 x 3, filled out and signed by Sumner, "Charles Sumner," payable to "C. S." for $50, September 10, 1869. A revenue stamp, initialed by …

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The sixth vice president of the United States under James Madison, who also served as the fourth governor of New York (1774-1825). Partly-printed DS, one page, 16.25 x 10, March 2, 1814. As governor of New York, Tompkins appoints James J. Jones as "Ensign of a Company in the 85th Regiment of Infantry." Signed at the conclusion by Governor Tompkins and countersigned by Jacob R. Van Rensselaer as Se…

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Manuscript endorsement, signed “Wm. M. Tweed,” one page, 7.75 x 12.5, April 1853. Letter of recommendation to “Greene C. Bronson…Collector of the Port of New York," in part: "The undersigned residents of the Fifteenth Ward and of the City of New York would most respectfully offer to you the name of Mr. Charles D. Mead, to fill the post of Deputy Collector in the Custom House of …

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Four books signed by the famed Washington Post journalists who broke the Watergate story, including: The Inaugural Book 1973, signed by Bob Woodward, Carl Bernstein, and White House Counsel John Dean; a hardcover edition of The Final Days, signed in blue felt tip by Bob Woodward; a leatherbound Easton Press edition of The Secret Man, signed in blue felt tip by Bob Woodward; and a leatherbound Eas…

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