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Auction Description for Swann: AUTOGRAPHS * REVOLUTIONARY AMERICANA
Auction Description:
AUTOGRAPHS * REVOLUTIONARY AMERICANA
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Exhibition & Sale Schedule: Sale 2276 - Autographs * Revolutionary Americana from the Allyn Kellogg Ford Collections - begins at 10:30am in New York on Tues, April 17. All material in Sale 2276 on display at our premises in New York City, 104 East 25th Street, as follows - Sat, April 7: 10am to 4pm - Mon, April 9: 10am to 6pm - Tues, April 10: 10am to 6pm - Wed, April 11: 10am to 6pm - Thurs, April 12: 2pm to 6pm - Fri, April 13: 10am to 6pm - Sat, April 14: 10am to 4pm - Mon, April 16: 10am to 6pm - No exhibition on day of sale.

AUTOGRAPHS * REVOLUTIONARY AMERICANA

(436 Lots)

by Swann Auction Galleries

Platinum House

436 lots with images

April 17, 2012

Live Auction

104 East 25th Street

New York, NY, 10010 USA

Phone: 212.254.4710

Fax: 212 979 1017

Email: swann@swanngalleries.com

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ADAMS, SAMUEL. Document Signed, as Lieutenant Governor and Commander in Chief,

Lot 1: ADAMS, SAMUEL. Document Signed, as Lieutenant Governor and Commander in Chief,

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Description: SIGNER FROM MASSACHUSETTS ADAMS, SAMUEL. Document Signed, as Lieutenant Governor and Commander in Chief, appointing Josiah Brewer as Ensign in the Eighth Division of the Militia. Signed by Adams below intact paper seal, countersigned by John Avery as secretary, and endorsed on verso by Colonel John Brewer. 1 page, 12 x 13 1/2 inches; skillfully repaired folds. Boston, 21 April 1794

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ALEXANDER, WILLIAM (

Lot 2: ALEXANDER, WILLIAM ("LORD STIRLING"). Autograph Letter Signed, "Stirling," as Colonel in the Continental Army,

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Description: ALEXANDER, WILLIAM ("LORD STIRLING"). Autograph Letter Signed, "Stirling," as Colonel in the Continental Army, to Captain [William] Rogers aboard the Blue Mountain Valley, concerning the cargo of the captured British ship. 1 page, 8vo; worn with loss of one word, laid down on paper, with part of address panel laid down on verso. Elizabethtown [NJ], 27 January 1776

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ARNOLD, BENEDICT. Letter Signed,

Lot 3: ARNOLD, BENEDICT. Letter Signed, "B Arnold," as Major General in the Continental Army, to Delaware Governor Caesar Rodney,

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Description: "MY CHARACTER HAS BEEN MOST CRUELLY AND UNJUSTLY ASPERSED" ARNOLD, BENEDICT. Letter Signed, "B Arnold," as Major General in the Continental Army, to Delaware Governor Caesar Rodney, hoping to have his recent acquittal proceedings read before the Delaware Legislature to help clear his good name. 1 page, folio, with integral address leaf addressed by Arnold; seal holes repaired with paper, remnants of prior mounting along center vertical fold on terminal page, evenly toned. Philadelphia, 20 March 1780

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ARNOLD, BENEDICT. Autograph Letter Signed,

Lot 4: ARNOLD, BENEDICT. Autograph Letter Signed, "B Arnold," to Prime Minister William Pitt the Younger,

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Description: FROM THE WILLIAM RANDOLPH HEARST COLLECTION ARNOLD, BENEDICT. Autograph Letter Signed, "B Arnold," to Prime Minister William Pitt the Younger, retained draft, requesting payment for his claims from the West Indies. 1 page, folio; edges reinforced on verso, early ink note on verso. Gloucester Place [London], [8] August 1800

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BARTLETT, JOSIAH. Letter Signed as Chairman of the Committee of Safety,

Lot 5: BARTLETT, JOSIAH. Letter Signed as Chairman of the Committee of Safety,

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Description: SIGNER FROM NEW HAMPSHIRE BARTLETT, JOSIAH. Letter Signed as Chairman of the Committee of Safety, to Colonel Jonathan Chase, enclosing an order [not present] to raise two companies for defense of the western frontier. 1 page, folio; minor wear at folds. Exeter [NH], 19 April 1781

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BURGOYNE, JOHN. Autograph Letter Signed,

Lot 6: BURGOYNE, JOHN. Autograph Letter Signed, "J: Burgoyne," as Commander-in-Chief of Ireland, to Charles Townshend,

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Description: BURGOYNE, JOHN. Autograph Letter Signed, "J: Burgoyne," as Commander-in-Chief of Ireland, to Charles Townshend, the Joint Vice-Treasurer of Ireland, concerning new troops for the Ireland crisis. 3 pages, 4to; date smudged, otherwise clean and bright. Kilmainham [Ireland], 17 October 1782

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CARROLL, CHARLES. Autograph Letter Signed,

Lot 7: CARROLL, CHARLES. Autograph Letter Signed, "Ch.", to William Gibbons,

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Description: SIGNER FROM MARYLAND CARROLL, CHARLES. Autograph Letter Signed, "Ch.", to William Gibbons, concerning the health of Mr. Dean. 1 page (of 2?), 4to, with address panel on verso; apparently lacking first leaf, large seal hole with substantial loss of text in center of letter. Np, [8 May 1822]

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CARROLL, CHARLES. Autograph Letter Signed,

Lot 8: CARROLL, CHARLES. Autograph Letter Signed, "Ch. Carroll of Carrolltown", to his granddaughter Mrs. Mary S. Bayard,

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Description: CARROLL, CHARLES. Autograph Letter Signed, "Ch. Carroll of Carrolltown", to his granddaughter Mrs. Mary S. Bayard, explaining why he cannot give a cashmere shawl as a gift. 1 1/4 pages, 4to, with integral address leaf; small seal hole on blank, postal marking on terminal page. Doughoragen [MD], 4 October 1823

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CLYMER, GEORGE. Autograph Letter Signed,

Lot 9: CLYMER, GEORGE. Autograph Letter Signed, "GClymer," to Colonel George Morgan of Princeton, NJ,

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Description: SIGNER FROM PENNSYLVANIA CLYMER, GEORGE. Autograph Letter Signed, "GClymer," to Colonel George Morgan of Princeton, NJ, discussing the possible exchange of a house slave. 2 pages, 8vo, with integral address leaf; closed separation, wear and tissue repairs at folds, silked on pages 1 and 4, postal markings on address panel, docketed "Nov'r 12th 1786" (a Sunday). Roxborough [Philadelphia, PA], "Friday morning" [10 November 1786]

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CORNWALLIS, CHARLES CORNWALLIS, 1ST MARQUIS. Autograph Letter Signed,

Lot 10: CORNWALLIS, CHARLES CORNWALLIS, 1ST MARQUIS. Autograph Letter Signed, "Cornwallis," as Commander of the Eastern District,

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Description: CORNWALLIS, CHARLES CORNWALLIS, 1ST MARQUIS. Autograph Letter Signed, "Cornwallis," as Commander of the Eastern District, to [Lieutenant General George?] Harris, describing his modest militia. 1 page, 4to, with integral blank; short marginal tear. Colchester [England], 11 August 1801

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CUSTIS, JOHN PARKE. Autograph Letter Signed,

Lot 11: CUSTIS, JOHN PARKE. Autograph Letter Signed, "JPCustis," to his stepfather George Washington,

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Description: TO WASHINGTON FROM HIS STEPSON, DOCKETED IN WASHINGTON'S HAND CUSTIS, JOHN PARKE. Autograph Letter Signed, "JPCustis," to his stepfather George Washington, reporting on a bountiful French cargo just arrived in port and the latest from the Virginia legislature, and conveying greetings to his mother Martha. Docketed in George Washington's hand on terminal page "From Jno. Parke Custis Esq 29th May 1778." 3 pages, folio; worn at edges and closed separations at folds with slight loss, ink note below Washington docket. Williamsburg [VA], 29 May 1778

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CUSTIS, JOHN PARKE. Autograph Letter Signed,

Lot 12: CUSTIS, JOHN PARKE. Autograph Letter Signed, "JPCustis," to his stepfather George Washington,

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Description: WASHINGTON'S STEPSON MAKES PAYMENTS ON THE FAMILY SLAVES CUSTIS, JOHN PARKE. Autograph Letter Signed, "JPCustis," to his stepfather George Washington, describing his distressed finances, mentioning the slaves on his family's estate, and expressing concern over the siege of Charleston. Docketed in George Washington's hand on final page "From Jno. Parke Custis Esq 11th March 1780." 4 pages, folio, on a single folded sheet; moderate soiling on part of final page, affecting Custis signature but not docket, minor wear at folds. Abingdon [Arlington County, VA], 11 March 1780

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ELLERY, WILLIAM. Autograph Letter Signed,

Lot 13: ELLERY, WILLIAM. Autograph Letter Signed, "Wm Ellery," as delegate to the Continental Congress, to John Brown,

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Description: SIGNER FROM RHODE ISLAND ELLERY, WILLIAM. Autograph Letter Signed, "Wm Ellery," as delegate to the Continental Congress, to John Brown, requesting insight into the future of the Navy and the Admiralty Board, commenting on John Paul Jones's reputation, and reflecting on his service to the young nation. 3 pages, 4to; edge wear slightly affecting last letter of signature, seal tear with minor text loss, 4 coin-sized heavy stains in text area. Providence [RI], 15 October 1781

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GAGE, THOMAS. Letter Signed,

Lot 14: GAGE, THOMAS. Letter Signed, "Tho's Gage," as Governor of Massachusetts, to Jeremiah Powell,

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Description: GAGE, THOMAS. Letter Signed, "Tho's Gage," as Governor of Massachusetts, to Jeremiah Powell, in full: "I desire you to meet me in Salem on Tuesday the 16th instant at 11 o'clock PM on his Majesty's service." 1 page, 4to, with integral address leaf; minor foxing. Danvers [MA], 6 August 1774

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GATES, HORATIO. Autograph Letter Signed as Major General, to Brigadier General George Weedon,

Lot 15: GATES, HORATIO. Autograph Letter Signed as Major General, to Brigadier General George Weedon,

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Description: "IT IS HIGH TIME GENERAL WASHINGTON . . . WERE IN FULL MARCH" GATES, HORATIO. Autograph Letter Signed as Major General, to Brigadier General George Weedon, warning that the British appear to be preparing for a major offensive, and hoping General Washington can come south to meet the threat. 2 1/2 pages, small 4to, on a single sheet; minor wear at folds, tiny holes at intersections with one above signature. Salisbury [NC], 14 November 1780

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GERRY, ELBRIDGE. Autograph Letter Signed,

Lot 16: GERRY, ELBRIDGE. Autograph Letter Signed, "E Gerry," to the Reverend William Jenks of Cambridge, MA,

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Description: SIGNER FROM MASSACHUSETTS GERRY, ELBRIDGE. Autograph Letter Signed, "E Gerry," to the Reverend William Jenks of Cambridge, MA, concerning instruction of Gerry's children and proper maintenance of his house in his absence. With postscript signed "EG." 3 pages, 4to; small seal hole in margin. New York, 13 June 1801

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GREENE, NATHANAEL. Franking Signature,

Lot 17: GREENE, NATHANAEL. Franking Signature, "N:Greene" as Major General, on an address leaf addressed in his hand,

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Description: GREENE, NATHANAEL. Franking Signature, "N:Greene" as Major General, on an address leaf addressed in his hand, to "Hon. Brigadier General Weaden, Virginia." 1 page, 8 x 13 inches; worn at folds and seal, toned, with remnants of wax seal. Np, 1778

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GREENE, NATHANAEL. Autograph Letter Signed,

Lot 18: GREENE, NATHANAEL. Autograph Letter Signed, "NGreene," as Major General, to Brigadier General George Weedon,

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Description: VALLEY FORGE AND THE BATTLE OF MONMOUTH GREENE, NATHANAEL. Autograph Letter Signed, "NGreene," as Major General, to Brigadier General George Weedon, describing his ordeal as the army's Quartermaster General at Valley Forge and the subsequent march to New York, and wishing Weedon well in his post-army life. 1 page, 15 1/4 x 9 1/4 inches, with integral address leaf; short closed vertical tear through signature, worn at edges with several short tears at bottom edges of each leaf and slight loss of text, small archival tape repair to lower inside corner. "Camp on the White Plains" [NY], 25 July 1778

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GREENE, NATHANAEL. Autograph Letter Signed,

Lot 19: GREENE, NATHANAEL. Autograph Letter Signed, "Nath Greene," as Major General, to Brigadier General George Weedon,

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Description: "A SCOURGE TO GREAT BRITAIN, TO PUNNISH HER FOR HER INJUSTICE" GREENE, NATHANAEL. Autograph Letter Signed, "Nath Greene," as Major General, to Brigadier General George Weedon, expressing confidence that the British will soon sue for peace. 3 1/2 pages, folio; closed separations at folds and small holes at intersections. West Point [NY], 6 September 1779

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GRIDLEY, RICHARD. Brief Autograph Letter Signed,

Lot 20: GRIDLEY, RICHARD. Brief Autograph Letter Signed, "Rich'd Gridley," as Colonel in the Continental Army, to "Hon'ble Gent'n":

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Description: AMERICA'S FIRST CHIEF ENGINEER GRIDLEY, RICHARD. Brief Autograph Letter Signed, "Rich'd Gridley," as Colonel in the Continental Army, to "Hon'ble Gent'n": "It is highly necessary that a painter be employd to paint all the carriages for cannon & mortars, canvas for ammunition carts, bell tents, covering for ammunition boxes &c &c." 1 page, on an irregularly trimmed slip about 2 3/4 x 6 1/4 inches; partial docketing and calculations on verso. Cambridge [MA], 3 July 1775

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HANCOCK, JOHN. Autograph Letter Signed,

Lot 21: HANCOCK, JOHN. Autograph Letter Signed, "Jno Hancock," to unidentified addressee,

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Description: PROTECTING GRANDMOTHER FROM THE RATS? HANCOCK, JOHN. Autograph Letter Signed, "Jno Hancock," to unidentified addressee, concerning the transportation of a corpse, along with a shipment of rum, wine, and beef. 1 page, 4to; minor wear at corners, very short closed separations at folds, remnants of prior mounting on verso. Boston, 11 February 1760

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HANCOCK, JOHN. Partly-printed Document Signed, as President of the Continental Congress,

Lot 22: HANCOCK, JOHN. Partly-printed Document Signed, as President of the Continental Congress,

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Description: SIGNED AS PRESIDENT OF CONGRESS HANCOCK, JOHN. Partly-printed Document Signed, as President of the Continental Congress, appointing George Weedon as Lieutenant Colonel of the Third Battalion of Virginia Forces. Countersigned by Charles Thomson as secretary. Oblong folio, 9 1/2 x 14 1/2 inches; brittle, folds with minor loss, chipped at edges with minor loss of text at top, signature large and bold. Philadelphia, 13 February 1776

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HANCOCK, JOHN. Letter Signed, as President of the Continental Congress, to Colonel Hugh Mercer,

Lot 23: HANCOCK, JOHN. Letter Signed, as President of the Continental Congress, to Colonel Hugh Mercer,

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Description: BOLDLY SIGNED A MONTH BEFORE THE DECLARATION HANCOCK, JOHN. Letter Signed, as President of the Continental Congress, to Colonel Hugh Mercer, informing him of his appointment as Brigadier General, and ordering him to report to New York. 1 page, folio, with integral blank; complete separations at folds repaired with tissue, silking on pages 2 and 3. Philadelphia, 6 June 1776

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HANCOCK, JOHN. Partly-printed Document Signed as President of the Continental Congress,

Lot 24: HANCOCK, JOHN. Partly-printed Document Signed as President of the Continental Congress,

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Description: 1776 APPOINTMENT HANCOCK, JOHN. Partly-printed Document Signed as President of the Continental Congress, appointing George Weedon as Colonel. Countersigned by Charles Thomson as Secretary. Oblong small folio, 8 1/2 x 13 inches; folds, one running through initial J of signature, minor stains. Philadelphia, 19 June 1776

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HANCOCK, JOHN. Partly-printed Document Signed, as Governor of Massachusetts, ordering payment to Mace Tisdale

Lot 25: HANCOCK, JOHN. Partly-printed Document Signed, as Governor of Massachusetts, ordering payment to Mace Tisdale

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Description: HANCOCK, JOHN. Partly-printed Document Signed, as Governor of Massachusetts, ordering payment to Mace Tisdale for a bounty on hemp. Countersigned by Secretary John Avery, with receipt signature on verso. 1 page, 4to; short closed separation at fold, wax seal remnant on recto, unevenly toned. Boston, 7 June 1793

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HARRISON, BENJAMIN. Letter Signed,

Lot 26: HARRISON, BENJAMIN. Letter Signed, "Benj Harrison," as Governor of Virginia, to unidentified recipient,

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Description: SIGNER FROM VIRGINIA HARRISON, BENJAMIN. Letter Signed, "Benj Harrison," as Governor of Virginia, to unidentified recipient, concerning British cargo coming into Virginia. 1 page, 8vo; minor dampstaining, slight loss at one fold. "In Council" [Richmond, VA?], 14 May 1783

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HART, JOHN. Group of 3 colonial banknotes Signed, as member of the First Provincial Congress of New Jersey,

Lot 27: HART, JOHN. Group of 3 colonial banknotes Signed, as member of the First Provincial Congress of New Jersey,

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Description: SIGNER FROM NEW JERSEY HART, JOHN. Group of 3 colonial banknotes Signed, as member of the First Provincial Congress of New Jersey, engraved notes in various denominations issued by the Colony of New Jersey. Countersigned by Jonas Deare and John Stevens Junior. Each about 2 1/4 x 4 inches; moderate wear, printed in red and black on recto, and printed on verso "To counterfeit is death." Burlington [NJ]: Isaac Collins, 25 March 1776

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HENRY, PATRICK. Autograph Letter Signed,

Lot 28: HENRY, PATRICK. Autograph Letter Signed, "P Henry," as Governor of Virginia, to Benjamin Harrison, Speaker

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Description: CAPTURE OF "A DANGEROUS WOMAN . . . WITH SOME WICKED INTENTION" HENRY, PATRICK. Autograph Letter Signed, "P Henry," as Governor of Virginia, to Benjamin Harrison, Speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates, describing the capture of two spies. 2 pages, 4to, with integral address leaf; ink burn in paraph of Henry's signature, address leaf inlaid, short closed separation along center fold. [Williamsburg, VA]?, 25 May 1779

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HENRY, PATRICK. Autograph Document Signed,

Lot 29: HENRY, PATRICK. Autograph Document Signed, "P Henry," in the third person within the text, a receipt written on the verso

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Description: HENRY, PATRICK. Autograph Document Signed, "P Henry," in the third person within the text, a receipt written on the verso of a note to him requesting payment. 2 pages, oblong 8vo; some fading to Henry's text and signature, minor scattered soiling and foxing, moderate wear at folds. sold as is. /span Np, 11 October 1779

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HOPKINSON, FRANCIS. Partly-printed Document Signed,

Lot 30: HOPKINSON, FRANCIS. Partly-printed Document Signed, "F Hopkinson" as Treasurer of the Continental Loan Office,

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Description: SIGNER FROM NEW JERSEY HOPKINSON, FRANCIS. Partly-printed Document Signed, "F Hopkinson" as Treasurer of the Continental Loan Office, bill of exchange for $30 issued to Thomas Bernard[?]. Also signed by Nathaniel Appleton as commissioner and by the recipient on verso. 1 page, 4 x 8 1/4 inches; mounted along top edge to a sheet of early scrapbook paper, irregularly torn on top edge with some loss of text, moderate foxing, faint dampstaining. Massachusetts, 3 December 1779

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HOWE, ROBERT. Brief Autograph Letter Signed,

Lot 31: HOWE, ROBERT. Brief Autograph Letter Signed, "R Howe," as Major General, to Colonel [Henry?] Jackson:

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Description: HOWE, ROBERT. Brief Autograph Letter Signed, "R Howe," as Major General, to Colonel [Henry?] Jackson: "I am going over to West Point & if a boat can not be obtained I will remand the party until we can get one. . . . Excuse the paper as it is the result of necessity." 1 page, irregular oblong 8vo; moderate wear, slight loss at folds without affecting text. [Putnam County, NY]?, [7 April 1782]

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HOWE, ROBERT. Brief Autograph Letter Signed,

Lot 32: HOWE, ROBERT. Brief Autograph Letter Signed, "R Howe," as Major General, to unidentified recipient:

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Description: HOWE, ROBERT. Brief Autograph Letter Signed, "R Howe," as Major General, to unidentified recipient: "I forward the inclosed letter by the desire of our friend. If you wish to send an answer I go up to his quarters on or about twelve today." 1 page, 4to; irregular left edge with minor loss to text, minor wear. [In or near West Point, NY?], [19 June 1782]

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HUME, DAVID. Autograph Letter Signed, to the Ambassador of Great Britain to France the Earl of Hertford (

Lot 33: HUME, DAVID. Autograph Letter Signed, to the Ambassador of Great Britain to France the Earl of Hertford ("My Lord"),

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Description: STAMP ACT'S PARLIAMENTARY UPHEAVAL HUME, DAVID. Autograph Letter Signed, to the Ambassador of Great Britain to France the Earl of Hertford ("My Lord"), recounting William Pitt's speech before the House of Commons defending the American reaction to the Stamp Act, touching on that House's response to the speech, describing the dispute in the House of Peers concerning whether the Parliament has a right to tax the colonies, and whether the House should demand of the colonies that reparations be paid for damages, describing the influence upon the vote to repeal the Stamp Act of rumors that the King favored repeal, repeating a rumor that the lack of opposition to the repeal was partly due to Lord Bute's having plotted to overthrow the Ministry, and offering his own opinion favoring repeal. 6 pages, 4to, written on two folded sheets; reinforced along each vertical fold. "Lisle Street, Leicester Fields," 27 February 1766

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HUNTINGTON, SAMUEL. Autograph Document Signed,

Lot 34: HUNTINGTON, SAMUEL. Autograph Document Signed, "Sam'l Huntington," as Justice of the Peace,

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Description: SIGNER FROM CONNECTICUT HUNTINGTON, SAMUEL. Autograph Document Signed, "Sam'l Huntington," as Justice of the Peace, ordering the constables to arrest four men for failing to attend public worship. 1 page, folio; signature a bit smeared, folds, faint glue remnants along one edge verso, constable's note on verso. Norwich [CT], 11 January 1773

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JEFFERSON, THOMAS. Autograph Letter Signed,

Lot 35: JEFFERSON, THOMAS. Autograph Letter Signed, "Th:Jefferson," as Governor of Virginia, to Brigadier General George Weedon,

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Description: DESCRIBES ARNOLD'S RAID ON RICHMOND AT LENGTH JEFFERSON, THOMAS. Autograph Letter Signed, "Th:Jefferson," as Governor of Virginia, to Brigadier General George Weedon, describing Benedict Arnold's raid on Richmond and asking Weedon to follow Baron Steuben's recommendations. 1 1/2 pages, folio, with integral address leaf; closed separation at center vertical fold, short closed tear affecting text, uniformly toned. Richmond [VA], 10 January 1781

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JEFFERSON, THOMAS. Autograph Letter Signed,

Lot 36: JEFFERSON, THOMAS. Autograph Letter Signed, "Th:Jefferson," as Governor of Virginia, to Brigadier General George Weedon,

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Description: ARNOLD'S RAIDERS HAVE "HAVE HAD THE WINDS AT THEIR COMMAND" JEFFERSON, THOMAS. Autograph Letter Signed, "Th:Jefferson," as Governor of Virginia, to Brigadier General George Weedon, asking Weedon to halt for a day until Benedict Arnold's intentions become clearer. With franking signature "Th:Jefferson" on address leaf. 1 page, folio, with integral address leaf; edge wear with partial loss of two letters in date line, lacking 1 1/2-inch strip from fore-edge of address leaf; nearly intact seal on address leaf. Richmond [VA], 4 p.m., 11 January 1781

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JEFFERSON, THOMAS. Autograph Letter Signed,

Lot 37: JEFFERSON, THOMAS. Autograph Letter Signed, "Th:Jefferson," as Governor of Virginia, to Brigadier General George Weedon,

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Description: REBUILDING FROM ARNOLD'S RAID ON RICHMOND JEFFERSON, THOMAS. Autograph Letter Signed, "Th:Jefferson," as Governor of Virginia, to Brigadier General George Weedon, promising ammunition and bounty for enlistments as soon as possible, and reporting on Benedict Arnold's movements. 1 1/4 pages, 8vo, with integral address leaf; short closed separation on center fold. Richmond [VA], 21 January 1781

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JEFFERSON, THOMAS. Autograph Letter Signed,

Lot 38: JEFFERSON, THOMAS. Autograph Letter Signed, "Th:Jefferson," as Governor of Virginia, to Brigadier General George Weedon,

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Description: JEFFERSON'S PHILOSOPHY OF MANAGEMENT JEFFERSON, THOMAS. Autograph Letter Signed, "Th:Jefferson," as Governor of Virginia, to Brigadier General George Weedon, describing efforts to provision Weedon's regiment and explaining his desire to leave military decisions to the commanding officers. 1 page, 8vo, with integral address leaf. Richmond [VA], 31 January 1781

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JEFFERSON, THOMAS. Autograph Letter Signed,

Lot 39: JEFFERSON, THOMAS. Autograph Letter Signed, "Th:Jefferson," as Governor of Virginia, to Brigadier General George Weedon,

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Description: JEFFERSON, THOMAS. Autograph Letter Signed, "Th:Jefferson," as Governor of Virginia, to Brigadier General George Weedon, describing and listing the new militia called out by county. 1 page, 8vo, with integral address leaf. Richmond [VA], 13 March 1781

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JEFFERSON, THOMAS. Letter Signed,

Lot 40: JEFFERSON, THOMAS. Letter Signed, "Th:Jefferson," as Governor of Virginia, to Brigadier General George Weedon,

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Description: "THE FLEET ARRIVED IS BRITISH" JEFFERSON, THOMAS. Letter Signed, "Th:Jefferson," as Governor of Virginia, to Brigadier General George Weedon, informing him that the British fleet has arrived, and requesting that lookouts keep Lafayette informed of current developments. 1 page, 4to, with integral blank; short closed separation at horizontal fold, seal hole to terminal blank with minor loss. Richmond [VA], 21 March 1781

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(JEFFERSON, THOMAS.) Blank printed invitation card, with accompanying provenance letter.

Lot 41: (JEFFERSON, THOMAS.) Blank printed invitation card, with accompanying provenance letter.

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Description: (JEFFERSON, THOMAS.) Blank printed invitation card, with accompanying provenance letter. Engraved card, 3 x 4 3/4 inches, reading "Th: Jefferson presents his complements to and requests the favour of his company to dinner on next at half after three o'clock. The favour of an answer is requested"; minimal foxing, small tape remnant on verso. Np, nd

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KNOX, HENRY. Letter Signed,

Lot 42: KNOX, HENRY. Letter Signed, "HKnox," as Secretary of War, to Brigadier General George Weedon,

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Description: KNOX, HENRY. Letter Signed, "HKnox," as Secretary of War, to Brigadier General George Weedon, expressing sympathy for Weedon's claims to back pay. 1 page, folio, with integral blank and separate address leaf; tiny wormhole on recto center, address leaf worn. War Office [Philadelphia], 13 May 1785

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KNOX, HENRY. Autograph Letter Signed,

Lot 43: KNOX, HENRY. Autograph Letter Signed, "HKnox," as Brigadier General, to Quartermaster General Timothy Pickering,

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Description: KNOX, HENRY. Autograph Letter Signed, "HKnox," as Brigadier General, to Quartermaster General Timothy Pickering, requesting transportation for Washington's artillery en route to Yorktown. 1 page, folio; small seal hole touching text, scattered stains from seals, minor wear. "Camp at Phillipsburg" [Tarrytown, NY], 17 July 1781

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LAFAYETTE, GILBERT DU MOTIER; MARQUIS DE. Letter Signed,

Lot 44: LAFAYETTE, GILBERT DU MOTIER; MARQUIS DE. Letter Signed, "Lafayette," as Major General, to Captain [Louis-Gaetan] de Sigounié

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Description: "LA TRAHISON D'ARNOLD" LAFAYETTE, GILBERT DU MOTIER; MARQUIS DE. Letter Signed, "Lafayette," as Major General, to Captain [Louis-Gaetan] de Sigounié of the 3rd Continental Cavalry, in French, reporting on the defection of Benedict Arnold and trial of Major André, and sending greetings to Horatio Gates and William Smallwood. 2 page, 4to, with integral blank; worn at folds with 2 tissue repairs, one near signature and both touching body of letter. "Light Camp Harringtown" [Harrington, NJ], 3 October 1780

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LAFAYETTE, GILBERT DU MOTIER; MARQUIS DE. Autograph Letter Signed,

Lot 45: LAFAYETTE, GILBERT DU MOTIER; MARQUIS DE. Autograph Letter Signed, "Lafayette," as Major General,

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Description: FIRST OF 12 IMPORTANT YORKTOWN CAMPAIGN LETTERS FROM LAFAYETTE LAFAYETTE, GILBERT DU MOTIER; MARQUIS DE. Autograph Letter Signed, "Lafayette," as Major General, to Brigadier General George Weedon, urgently requesting ammunition, having been unable to follow through on an attack due to a lack of it; also requesting help in delivering his personal baggage. With franking signature "Lafayette M G" on separate address sheet in Lafayette's hand. 3 pages, 4to, on a single folded sheet; stitch holes in margin touching text, moderate foxing at center fold. "Camp at Sleepy Hole" [VA], 20 March 1781

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LAFAYETTE, GILBERT DU MOTIER; MARQUIS DE. Autograph Letter Signed,

Lot 46: LAFAYETTE, GILBERT DU MOTIER; MARQUIS DE. Autograph Letter Signed, "Lafayette," as Major General,

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Description: "WHEN THE ENNEMY APPEAR . . . I CAN IN FOUR DAYS BE WITH YOU" LAFAYETTE, GILBERT DU MOTIER; MARQUIS DE. Autograph Letter Signed, "Lafayette," as Major General, to Brigadier General George Weedon, theorizing about the enemy's next move, and ordering Weedon to prepare to defend Fredericksburg. With Franking Signature "Lafayette M G" on address leaf. 3 pages, folio; small seal hole affecting text. Richmond [VA], 3 May 1781

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LAFAYETTE, GILBERT DU MOTIER; MARQUIS DE. Autograph Letter Signed,

Lot 47: LAFAYETTE, GILBERT DU MOTIER; MARQUIS DE. Autograph Letter Signed, "Lafayette," as Major General,

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Description: "WE ARE ENTIRELY DESTITUTE, PARTICULARLY OF SHOES" LAFAYETTE, GILBERT DU MOTIER; MARQUIS DE. Autograph Letter Signed, "Lafayette," as Major General, to Brigadier General George Weedon, reporting on the movements of the conjoined Arnold-Cornwallis force, Baron von Steuben's retreat, and his own force's "entirely destitute" state. With franking signature "Lafayette M G" on address leaf. 3 pages, 4to; small seal hole affecting 2 words near signature. Mechuinks Creek [Albemarle County, VA], 13 June 1781

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LAFAYETTE, GILBERT DU MOTIER; MARQUIS DE. Letter Signed,

Lot 48: LAFAYETTE, GILBERT DU MOTIER; MARQUIS DE. Letter Signed, "Lafayette," as Major General, to Brigadier General George Weedon,

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Description: LAFAYETTE, GILBERT DU MOTIER; MARQUIS DE. Letter Signed, "Lafayette," as Major General, to Brigadier General George Weedon, asking Weedon to remain in Fredericksburg although the enemy appears headed for Williamsburg. 2 pages, 4to, with integral address leaf; signature smudged, small seal hole on address leaf. "Head Quarters" [en route from Fredericksburg to Richmond, VA], 21 June 1781

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LAFAYETTE, GILBERT DU MOTIER; MARQUIS DE. Letter Signed,

Lot 49: LAFAYETTE, GILBERT DU MOTIER; MARQUIS DE. Letter Signed, "Lafayette," as Major General, to Colonel Davis [William Davies]

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Description: SEND RUM, "WITHOUT WHICH YOU KNOW WE CAN DO NOTHING" LAFAYETTE, GILBERT DU MOTIER; MARQUIS DE. Letter Signed, "Lafayette," as Major General, to Colonel Davis [William Davies] of the Virginia Board of War, announcing his pursuit of the enemy to Williamsburg, and pleading urgently for supplies. With Franking Signature "Lafayette M G" on address leaf. 2 pages, 4to, with integral address leaf; small seal hole on address leaf, minor wear and foxing. "Head Quarters" [between Fredericksburg and Williamsburg, VA], 22 June 1781

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LAFAYETTE, GILBERT DU MOTIER; MARQUIS DE. Letter Signed,

Lot 50: LAFAYETTE, GILBERT DU MOTIER; MARQUIS DE. Letter Signed, "Lafayette," as Major General, to Brigadier General George Weedon,

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Description: "WE ARE NEAR THE ENEMY, YOU WILL PERCEIVE" LAFAYETTE, GILBERT DU MOTIER; MARQUIS DE. Letter Signed, "Lafayette," as Major General, to Brigadier General George Weedon, asking for reinforcements, and forwarding an intercepted letter to Cornwallis (not present) for publication. With franking signature "Lafayette M G" on separate address sheet. 2 pages, 8vo, with integral blank; minor foxing. "Head Quarters 20 miles from Williamsburg" [Tyree's Plantation, New Kent County, VA], 1 July 1781

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