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Rare Books, Autographs & Photographs

by Doyle New York

Platinum House

352 lots with images

April 9, 2014

Live Auction

175 East 87th Street

New York, NY, 10128 USA

Phone: 212.427.2730

Fax: 212.427.7526

Email: BidLive@DoyleNewYork.com

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AUDUBON, JOHN JAMES The Birds of America.

Lot 2: AUDUBON, JOHN JAMES The Birds of America.

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Description: AUDUBON, JOHN JAMES The Birds of America. New York: George R. Lockwood, n.d [1870-71]. Eight volumes, pebble-grained green morocco spines with bird emblems in gilt, smooth green morocco sides. top edge gilt. 10 3/4 x 7 inches (27 x 18 cm); half-titles and all preliminary matter and text present in all volumes, 500 finely hand-colored lithographic plates after Audubon protected by tissue guards. A very attractive set, internally clean and fresh. The text in this copy is slightly larger than the plates, and also larger than sets that we have sold in publisher's bindings, and it seems likely that it may be bound from the parts issue, untrimmed but for the top edge. Roe Lockwood & Son were Audubon's publishers for the second folio edition of Audubon's Birds, which was lithographed by Julius Bien after J. J. Audubon. This work was a commercial failure (in large part because of the outbreak of the Civil War) and was never completed. The expenses from this debacle resulted in the bankruptcy of the Audubon family's publishing activities, which had been operated by John Woodhouse Audubon, the youngest son of the great natural historian. Lockwood, as major creditors, gained publication rights and the lithographic stones for Audubon's works, from which this final octavo edition was prepared. See (some citations for the original octavo edition) Bennett p. 5; Nissen 52; Reese 34; Sabin 2364; McGill/Wood p. 208; Ayer/Zimmer p. 22. C 

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[AFRICAN-AMERICANA-SLAVE NARRATIVE] SMITH, VENTURE. A narrative of the life and adventures of Venture, a native of Africa: but...

Lot 3: [AFRICAN-AMERICANA-SLAVE NARRATIVE] SMITH, VENTURE. A narrative of the life and adventures of Venture, a native of Africa: but...

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Description: [AFRICAN-AMERICANA-SLAVE NARRATIVE] SMITH, VENTURE. A narrative of the life and adventures of Venture, a native of Africa: but resident above sixty years in the United States of America. Related by himself. New-London [Conn.]: Printed by C. Holt, at the Bee-Office, 1798. First edition. Disbound, unsewn, presently loose sheets in protective mounts. 8 3/8 x 5 1/4 inches (21 x 14.5 cm); iv, [1], 6-32 pp., 16 ff. collating A-D^(4). Disbound as noted. Losses to the fore-edge of the title generally just touching a few words, but with the loss of the entire word "States," old ownership inscription at head (partly missing), all leaves frayed at the fore-margin, all but one clear of the text (A2, the preface, has lost a few letters to the last ten lines). Some staining and soiling. Sold with all faults. Venture Smith's narrative is the earliest and likely the rarest of first-hand American narratives of slave life, a dark chapter in American history recently illuminated by the film Twelve Years a Slave. Smith, as stated in the preface to this work, dictated his account, apparently to Elisha Niles, a Connecticut schoolteacher and Revolutionary War veteran. He commences with his birth, at Dukandarra in Guinea (i.e. West Africa) in about 1729, and recounts his captivity, and all the horrors of the life of a slave. The final page bears a 1798 attestation from various Stonington residents as to the veracity of his account, noting that he had purchased his freedom (and, in fact, he eventually purchased his entire family out of slavery). This is one of the rarest of all American slavery books, and apparently the earliest printed American first-hand account of a slave captivity. We locate only seven copies, all in the U.S., one at the American Antiquarian Society (ESTC shows two copies there, but the AAS catalogue appears to indicate one), two at Yale (one wanting the title), one at NYPL, as well as at two Connecticut institutions and the Boston Public Library. Evans 34560; Trumbull Connecticut (suppl.), 2422. C 

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ANQUETIL, M. A Summary of Universal History. Philadelphia: Wayne, 1805. Nine volumes, contemporary sheep, the spines ruled i...

Lot 4: ANQUETIL, M. A Summary of Universal History. Philadelphia: Wayne, 1805. Nine volumes, contemporary sheep, the spines ruled i...

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Description: ANQUETIL, M. A Summary of Universal History. Philadelphia: Wayne, 1805. Nine volumes, contemporary sheep, the spines ruled in gilt with red lettering labels. 8 1/2 x 5 1/4 inches (22 x 13 cm). Small losses to two headcaps, lightly rubbed, pencil signature of Samuel Spackman, a sound set. C Estate of Duane Lloyd Patterson

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[BINDINGS] Group of approximately twenty-three leather bound volumes. Comprising mostly American imprints of literature titl...

Lot 5: [BINDINGS] Group of approximately twenty-three leather bound volumes. Comprising mostly American imprints of literature titl...

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Description: [BINDINGS] Group of approximately twenty-three leather bound volumes. Comprising mostly American imprints of literature titles, each in a contemporary leather binding. Includes: DICKINSON, JOHN. The Political Writings. Wilmington: 1801. 2 vols. Signature excised; DARWIN, ERASMUS. The Temple of Nature. Baltimore: 1804; GLOVER, RICHARD. Leonidas. Baltimore: 1814; BUTLER, SAMUEL. Hudibras. Baltimore: 1812; RUSSELL, WILLIAM. Ancient Europe. Philadelphia: 1801. 2 vols; and others. Sizes vary, some in a small format, the largest 8 1/2 x 5 inches (22 x 14 cm). Ownership signatures, some wear including detached boards or losses to headcaps, rubbed, sold with all faults. C Estate of Duane Lloyd Patterson

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[BUFFALO BILL CODY] A bound album of twenty-seven photographs of the Buffalo Bill Cody Wild West Show (including two stereo vie...

Lot 6: [BUFFALO BILL CODY] A bound album of twenty-seven photographs of the Buffalo Bill Cody Wild West Show (including two stereo vie...

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Description: [BUFFALO BILL CODY] A bound album of twenty-seven photographs of the Buffalo Bill Cody Wild West Show (including two stereo views of Buffalo Bill). Various sizes, most approximately 3 x 4 inches, two 8 x 10 inches, some card mounted. Some fading, but an appealing collection. Cody's extravaganza ran from the 1870 until shortly before his death in 1917. Most of these images are later, and five show the performance at Lewiston, Maine on June 3, 1911. One image shows Cody on his Wyoming ranch, posed with Arizona John and a dead bighorn sheep. A fascinating collection of images of one of the most remarkable American entertainers and entertainments of all time. C 

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CARROLL OF CARROLLTON, CHARLES Signed document. Baltimore County, Maryland: 27 October 1794. Land conveyance document with i...

Lot 7: CARROLL OF CARROLLTON, CHARLES Signed document. Baltimore County, Maryland: 27 October 1794. Land conveyance document with i...

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Description: CARROLL OF CARROLLTON, CHARLES Signed document. Baltimore County, Maryland: 27 October 1794. Land conveyance document with integral blank, signed by Carroll, a few family members, and others on the verso of the top sheet. 12 1/2 x 7 3/4 inches (32 x 20.5 cm). Folds, spots and small stains. Charles Carroll was a signer of the Declaration of Independence from Maryland. C 

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[CIVIL WAR] The War-era Union uniform of Captain Alfred Lacey Hough. A substantially complete Union Captain's uniform, 1860s...

Lot 8: [CIVIL WAR] The War-era Union uniform of Captain Alfred Lacey Hough. A substantially complete Union Captain's uniform, 1860s...

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Description: [CIVIL WAR] The War-era Union uniform of Captain Alfred Lacey Hough. A substantially complete Union Captain's uniform, 1860s. Comprising Hough's leather boots, trousers, vest (7 original buttons with central eagle with "I" within shield), single-breasted coat with two shoulder straps and ten original buttons as above (of 11, one replaced), ceremonial helmet with crossed rifle side buttons with plume and spike, associated cords, purple sash, leather belt with an eagle buckle, associated shoulder straps and other items present. A very well preserved uniform overall. The leather belt, boots, and pants are particularly rare. Certain pieces worn in predictable places indicating use, buttons lacking as described above, the lot sold with all faults. In 1861, Alfred Lacey Hough (1824-1908) enlisted with the "Washington Grays" of the 17th Pennsylvania Volunteers but resigned that commission and was made Captain of the 19th U.S. Infantry of which this is his service uniform. Captain Hough would serve in the Army of the Cumberland in Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Georgia from the period following the Battle of Shiloh in 1862 through to the Battle of Nashville in late 1864 where he faught alongside General George Henry Thomas (The Rock of Chickamauga). At the conclusion of the war, Hough remained aide-de-camp to Thomas at Louisville and followed him to the Military Division of the Pacific in 1869. A career military man, Hough was elevated to the rank of Colonel and served throughout the Southwest before retiring in 1890. His letters to his wife during the Civil War were published in 1957 by the University of Pennsylvania as Soldier in the West: The Civil War Letters of Alfred Lacey Hough. C Estate of Lacey B. Smith

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[CIVIL WAR - CONFEDERATE] Signed carte-de-visite portrait of Brigadier General Simon Bolivar Buckner, in his war uniform, si...

Lot 9: [CIVIL WAR - CONFEDERATE] Signed carte-de-visite portrait of Brigadier General Simon Bolivar Buckner, in his war uniform, si...

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Description: [CIVIL WAR - CONFEDERATE] Signed carte-de-visite portrait of Brigadier General Simon Bolivar Buckner, in his war uniform, signed "S.B. Buckner/Brig. Gen. C.S.A." 4 x 2 inches (10.7 x 6.5 cm); Together with four others, unsigned, including a Brady image of Jefferson Davis; Two Confederate bank notes and an original ticket to the Impeachment of Andrew Johnson. Yellow printed card dated 8 May 1868. The notes and card affixed to album sheet. C 

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[CIVIL WAR - NEWSPAPERS] Group of six Civil War-era newspapers with coverage of important events. Comprising: The Congres...

Lot 10: [CIVIL WAR - NEWSPAPERS] Group of six Civil War-era newspapers with coverage of important events. Comprising: The Congres...

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Description: [CIVIL WAR - NEWSPAPERS] Group of six Civil War-era newspapers with coverage of important events. Comprising: The Congressional Globe, 8 March 1861, with an early printing of Lincoln's first inaugural address ("I have no purpose ... to interfere with the institution of slavery in the states where it exists"). Lacks final leaves, else fine; The New York Tribune, 10 April 1865, with news of Lee's Surrender; The New York Herald, 17 April 1865, with news of Lincoln's death; The New York Herald, 25 September 1862, with the proclamation by Lincoln suspending habeas corpus; Harper's Weekly, 24 August 1861, with news of Lincoln meeting Napoleon; The New York Tribune, 5 June 1865, with news of the assassination trial. One framed, some spotting and minor wear, lot sold as is; Together with [SHEET MUSIC]. Fort Harrison March ... dedicated to Genl. Zachary Tayor. Composed by C.H. Weber. St. Louis: Balmer & Weber, [1848]. 4 pp., original wrappers lithographic illustration of Native Americans storming the fort. Some soiling to edges, disbound. C 

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[CIVIL RIGHTS] To Secure These Rights: The Report of the President's Committee on Civil Rights. Washington: GPO, 1947. Inscr...

Lot 11: [CIVIL RIGHTS] To Secure These Rights: The Report of the President's Committee on Civil Rights. Washington: GPO, 1947. Inscr...

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Description: [CIVIL RIGHTS] To Secure These Rights: The Report of the President's Committee on Civil Rights. Washington: GPO, 1947. Inscribed and with a letter tipped in from Charles E. Wilson, Chairman of the President's Committee on Civil Rights. Original gilt stamped cloth. 9 3/4 x 6 1/2 inches (25 x 17 cm); 178 pp. Spine tips rubbed, one small stain to upper cover, letter folded to fit within and affixed at upper margin to the front pastedown with some creases and residue. An important and pro-active measure taken by the Truman administration to investigate racism and civil rights in the late 1940s. Presentation copies of this title are scarce with the auction record only showing one copy sold which was inscribed by Sadie Alexander, a member of the committee. The letter present here is addressed to Arthur Rosenberg of New York and Wilson writes "Naturally, we all have reservations, but I certainly had a great committee to work with and believe it did a job that will stand the test of time." C 

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CLAY, HENRY Six autograph letters signed to Mrs. Mary Bayard. Ashland, Kentucky: 1844-18. Sizes vary, largest 10 x 8 inches...

Lot 12: CLAY, HENRY Six autograph letters signed to Mrs. Mary Bayard. Ashland, Kentucky: 1844-18. Sizes vary, largest 10 x 8 inches...

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Description: CLAY, HENRY Six autograph letters signed to Mrs. Mary Bayard. Ashland, Kentucky: 1844-18. Sizes vary, largest 10 x 8 inches (26 x 21 cm). One letter with lower third detached but present, other splits along folds, a few spots, well preserved overall. This correspondence between Clay and Mary Bayard, wife of fellow Whig Party Senator Richard Bayard, begins in 1844 with mention of the party's defeat in the recent presidential election (Clay's third such defeat as a presidential nominee). The subsequent letters comment on Mr. Bayard's re-election to the Senate in 1845, his disappointment at not receiving the presidential nomination in 1848, the changing nature of poltical parties, a description of a journey from Washington to Kentucky, and other personal affairs. C 

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CULLEN BRYANT, WILLIAM Picturesque America. New York: D. Appleton, [1872-74]. First edition. Two volumes, original brown mor...

Lot 13: CULLEN BRYANT, WILLIAM Picturesque America. New York: D. Appleton, [1872-74]. First edition. Two volumes, original brown mor...

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Description: CULLEN BRYANT, WILLIAM Picturesque America. New York: D. Appleton, [1872-74]. First edition. Two volumes, original brown morocco decorated in gilt and blind, all edges gilt. 12 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches (31.5 x 24 cm); plates; Together with WILSON, CHARLES. Picturesque Palestine. New York: D. Appleton, [1881-83]. First edition. Two volumes, original brown morocco decorated in gilt and blind, all edges gilt. Both sets somewhat rubbed, light foxing, but sound and bright copies overall; And Picturesque Palestine in parts. Original illustrated wrappers, 40 parts. Plates. The first and last wrappers tattered and detached, the lot not collated, an attractive grouping. C 

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[EARLY PHOTOGRAPHY] Tinted double-sided sixth-plate ambrotype in a hinged leather case with clasps, with two bust length por...

Lot 14: [EARLY PHOTOGRAPHY] Tinted double-sided sixth-plate ambrotype in a hinged leather case with clasps, with two bust length por...

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Description: [EARLY PHOTOGRAPHY] Tinted double-sided sixth-plate ambrotype in a hinged leather case with clasps, with two bust length portraits of a woman. Image 3 3/4 x 2 1/2 inches (95 x 75 mm). The leather case signed "Cutting's Patent July 4th & 11th 1854," the gold frame surrounding the image stamped "Briggs & Knapp" and again "Cuttings Pat." Some wear to case. Briggs & Knapp were in partnership as photographers in Boston between 1856 and 1860. Cutting, another known Boston daguerrian, applied for patents in Washington, one of which for an ambrotype printing method which was bought by Briggs & Knapp. C 

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[EARLY PHOTOGRAPHY] Group of four images. Comprising a cased half-plate daguerreotype with hand coloring depicting a standin...

Lot 15: [EARLY PHOTOGRAPHY] Group of four images. Comprising a cased half-plate daguerreotype with hand coloring depicting a standin...

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Description: [EARLY PHOTOGRAPHY] Group of four images. Comprising a cased half-plate daguerreotype with hand coloring depicting a standing child, the case signed "Pollock/Balt", 5 1/4 x 4 inches (14 x 11 cm). Case worn, glass spotted; and three ambrotypes, two depicting African American women with white children and a portrait of a chubby girl. Each lacking the top portion of the case, one glass broken, sold as is. C Estate of Jane Akers Ridgway

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[FRANKLIN, BENJAMIN] Anno Regni Georgii II. Regis, Magnae Britanniae, Franciae & Hiberniae, Tricesimo Tertio ... Anno Regni Georgii ...

Lot 16: [FRANKLIN, BENJAMIN] Anno Regni Georgii II. Regis, Magnae Britanniae, Franciae & Hiberniae, Tricesimo Tertio ... Anno Regni Georgii ...

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Description: [FRANKLIN, BENJAMIN] Anno Regni Georgii II. Regis, Magnae Britanniae, Franciae & Hiberniae, Tricesimo Tertio ... Anno Regni Georgii III. Regis, Magnae Britanniae, Franciae & Hiberniae, Nono. At a General Assembly of the province of Pennsylvania, begun and holden at Philadelphia... The first seventeen parts (Tricesimo Tertio to Quinto), Philadelphia: Printed and Sold by Benjamin Franklin, 1760-65; the last nine parts Philadelphia: Printed and Sold [variously] by David Hall; D. Hall and W. Sellers; and William Goddard, 1766-1769. Two volumes, matching plain brown calf spine and corners, the first volume with marbled paper over boards, the second with blue paper over boards (early bindings, probably done from the parts, as there is evidence of stab-stitching in the gutter margins). 11 3/4 x 7 inches (29.5 x 18 cm); consecutively paginated [1]-754 pp., with all the title pages (part of the pagination) present. Bindings rubbed and worn, the covers of the first exhibiting some damp-staining, occasional toning, foxing and spotting, a few minor stains etc., but overall a clean, sound set. Benjamin Franklin printed the Laws passed by the General Assembly from 1730 on. He was replaced by Hall (with whom he worked), Sellers (and, at one point), Goddard after he ceased to print in 1766. Gracefully if practically printed in Caslon on Franklin's press, these laws covered all aspects of private and civic life, and represent a fascinating window into matters as diverse as agriculture, soldiers' pay, fishing, the regulation of the Port of Philadelphia, etc. Miller 735; 757; 758; 759; 777; 778; 779; 790; 791; 792; 793; 817; 818; 819; 844; 845; 846. C National Society of Colonial Dames in the State of New York

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MATHER, COTTON The Wonders of the Invisible World: Being an Account of the Tryals of Several Witches Lately Executed in New-Eng...

Lot 17: MATHER, COTTON The Wonders of the Invisible World: Being an Account of the Tryals of Several Witches Lately Executed in New-Eng...

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Description: MATHER, COTTON The Wonders of the Invisible World: Being an Account of the Tryals of Several Witches Lately Executed in New-England: and of Several Remarkable Curiosities therein Occurring. By Cotton Mather. Published by the Special Command of his Excellency the Governour of the Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New-England. [London:] Printed first, at Boston in New-England, and reprinted at London, for John Dunton, at the Raven in the Poultrey, 1693. Stated second edition. Full dark blue morocco by Francis Bedford, covers with gilt rules, marbled endsheets, top edge gilt, otherwise an uncut copy. 8 3/4 x 6 1/4 inches (22 x 16 cm); 64 pp. including half-title and title, collating A^(2) B-D^(2) C-H^(4) and complete thus, with erratic pagination ([8], 9-24, 43-49, 41-46, 46, 48-62). Some wear to the joints of the binding, small loss to foot of spine, the extreme upper fore-corners very neatly restored throughout, well clear of the text except where just touching the title rule, a tiny portion of which is in ink facsimile, but this is a crisp, fresh copy. A very large copy of a work that tends to be found trimmed or significantly defective. According to a tipped-in slip in an early hand, this is the William Menzies copy (it also matches the description of the copy in his library), lot 1351 in his 1876 sale; it seems to have subsequently passed to Ogden Goelet, the New York plutocrat, according to a pencilled note, and would have been sold with his library in 1935. The very scarce second edition to be printed in London of Cotton Mather's recounting of the witch trials in New England. The text is shortened from the first edition of the same year and is rarely encountered in any condition. The Menzies library was renowned for uncut copies of rare works. Sabin 46605; Wing M1175; Bradford 3382; Wing M1175. C 

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[MARITIME] Three titles. Comprising: HASELDEN, THOMAS. The Seaman's Daily Assistant, Being a Short, Easy, and Plain Method o...

Lot 18: [MARITIME] Three titles. Comprising: HASELDEN, THOMAS. The Seaman's Daily Assistant, Being a Short, Easy, and Plain Method o...

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Description: [MARITIME] Three titles. Comprising: HASELDEN, THOMAS. The Seaman's Daily Assistant, Being a Short, Easy, and Plain Method of Keeping a Journal at Sea. London: 1767[8]. Contemporary calf, Contemporary inscription, leaves detached, binding worn with cover detached; BLUNT, JOSEPH. The Shipmaster's Assistant. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1848. Linen covered boards; BOWDITCH, NATHANIEL. The New American Practical Navigator. New York: E. M. Blunt for Wm. Hooker, 1821. 5th edition. Contemporary calf, folding map. Quite worn. C Property from the Collection of Jerome M. and Rhoda S. Fischer

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[SHIP LOG] Log book of the Ship Factor for 1806-1807. Original oversize lettered hessian, the upper cover with the notation...

Lot 19: [SHIP LOG] Log book of the Ship Factor for 1806-1807. Original oversize lettered hessian, the upper cover with the notation...

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Description: [SHIP LOG] Log book of the Ship Factor for 1806-1807. Original oversize lettered hessian, the upper cover with the notation "Ship Factor's Log Book. AD 1806", the contents with the original stab-stitching to the hessian spine. 11 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches (30 x 25 cm); approximately 100 ff. of fine laid paper, the recto of the first leaf notated "Ship Factor bound toward Beverly towards Rotterdam. Elisha Whitney Commander. Sailed June 24th AD 1806 ... May God grant a safe and speedy passage." This log covers 47 ff., including the log title. A second voyage is included, starting at leaf 48 "Ship Factor Commanded by Elisha Whitney from Boston bound for Amsterdam & Petersburgh." This extends for 33 ff. The balance of the book is blank. Slight toning, generally in a remarkably good state of preservation. These are the log books for two voyages of this vessel, covering the round trip. The first voyage from Quincy to Rotterdam continued on to Alicante, and then returned to New York. The second voyage also returned to New York. Written in a fine, legible hand, these two logs record not only the progress of the vessel, latitude and longitude, and the weather, but include encounters with other vessels, the configuration of sails used, two drawings of islands, notes of food issued, etc. In the Registers of the District of Salem and Beverly, Massachusetts, 1789-1900 the Factor is noted as a brig of 253 tons, owned by Thomas Stephens and Abraham Kilham of Beverly. The vessel was built at Haverhill in 1806, and registered on June 21, so these were its maiden voyages. Episodes noted include being boarded by armed men from a Spanish privateer on September 28th, 1806 while working through the Straits of Gibraltar. In this instance, all ended well, when an English brig to windward bore down to aid them. There is also an account of striking a shoal on January 7, 1807, a serious mishap. American ship logs from this period are uncommon, and with its fine hand-lettered binding, this is an excellent and appealing example, worthy of research. C 

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[SHIP LOG] Log book (partial) of the Barque Mars for 1858-1863.

Lot 20: [SHIP LOG] Log book (partial) of the Barque Mars for 1858-1863.

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Description: [SHIP LOG] Log book (partial) of the Barque Mars for 1858-1863. Original cloth by Charles Taber & Co's Book Bindery, New Bedford (old label on front pastedown), neatly rebacked and cornered in leather. 13 1/4 x 8 inches (34 x 21 cm); approximately 200 ff. of blue ledger paper, neatly written in brown or blue inks, the verso of the first leaf with a list of whales raised, other whalers seen etc. The recto of the second leaf lists amounts of oil taken etc. in five entries, and the log proper begins on the third leaf with an entry for June 16th, 1858. The pale blue of the paper spotted or bleached white (by salt?), but the text is fully legible (with care) throughout. The Barque Mars was a whaling vessel out of New Bedford, Mass. It was built at Newburyport, Mass., in 1823. Another log for part of this period is preserved in the archives of the New Bedford Whaling Museum; that states that this voyage (to the Indian Ocean) was mastered by Gerardus P. Harrison, and was from 10 June 1856-13 April 1860. C 

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[SHIP LOG] Log book of the Schooner Annie Amsden from Portland Toward Cuba [from title], vessel log for 1875-1878.

Lot 21: [SHIP LOG] Log book of the Schooner Annie Amsden from Portland Toward Cuba [from title], vessel log for 1875-1878.

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Description: [SHIP LOG] Log book of the Schooner Annie Amsden from Portland Toward Cuba [from title], vessel log for 1875-1878. Original pre-printed log book, neatly rebacked and cornered in leather, retaining portions of the original marbled sides. 15 3/4 x 9 1/2 inches (40 x 24 cm); approximately 100 ff. of ruled paper, about three-quarters completed in a neat script in dark brown ink. The log has a printed title leaf. Slight toning, generally attractive and legible. The first voyage is from Boston to Cienfuegos, Cuba; the ship was in harbor in February 1876. There is a second 1878 voyage recorded here, though where to and from is not noted. C 

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[MEDICINE] HUNTER, JOHN. A Treatise on the Blood, Inflammation, and Gun-Shot Wounds; T/W Cullen, William, Godman, William etc

Lot 22: [MEDICINE] HUNTER, JOHN. A Treatise on the Blood, Inflammation, and Gun-Shot Wounds; T/W Cullen, William, Godman, William etc

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Description: [MEDICINE] HUNTER, JOHN. A Treatise on the Blood, Inflammation, and Gun-Shot Wounds. Philadelphia: Bradford, 1796. First American edition. Two volumes. Contemporary calf with red and black lettering labels. 5 plates. Some wear to bindings, toned; Together with CULLEN, WILLIAM. First Lines of the Practice of Physic. Dublin: Armitage, 1777. Four volumes. Contemporary calf. joints split; And two other related volumes; GODMAN, WILLIAM. Anatomical Investigations. Philadelphia: Carey & Lea, 1824. First edition. Contemporary calf. Worn; and one other volumes. Together eight volumes. C 

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[METHODISM - WESLEY, JOHN] Letter to American evangelical preacher Freeborn Garrettson. London: 2 January 1786. 1 page lette...

Lot 23: [METHODISM - WESLEY, JOHN] Letter to American evangelical preacher Freeborn Garrettson. London: 2 January 1786. 1 page lette...

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Description: [METHODISM - WESLEY, JOHN] Letter to American evangelical preacher Freeborn Garrettson. London: 2 January 1786. 1 page letter, possibly dictated or a copy of a letter, headed "To Mr. [James O.] Cromwell" and possibly in his hand. The letter addressed to Freeborn Garretson at Halifax, Nova Scotia, where the American born Methodist preacher had been assigned to the loyalist community there. 9 7/8 x 8 1/2 inches (25.5 x 21 cm). Folds, stains, chips to right margin affecting some words, sold as is. This note offers Garrettson advice for preaching from Wesley himself and includes several of his oft-quoted phrases: "Health you shall have if health be best. First never scream ... 2 Never preach too long 3) Drink ... lemonade ... The soul and body make a man; The spirit and discipline made a Christian." C 

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[QUAKERS] CLARKSON, THOMAS. A Portraiture of Quakerism. Taken from a View of the Education and Discipline, Social Manners, Civi...

Lot 24: [QUAKERS] CLARKSON, THOMAS. A Portraiture of Quakerism. Taken from a View of the Education and Discipline, Social Manners, Civi...

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Description: [QUAKERS] CLARKSON, THOMAS. A Portraiture of Quakerism. Taken from a View of the Education and Discipline, Social Manners, Civil and Political Economy, Religious Principles and Character of the Society of Friends. New York: Stansbury, 1806. First American edition. Three volumes, contemporary sheep, the spines with gilt rules and red and green lettering labels. 8 1/4 x 5 inches (21.5 x 13.5 cm); Ink signatures of Samuel Spackman, ink stain to one spine, otherwise a sound set. Sabin 13492; Together with BARCLAY, ROBERT. An Apology ... People called Quakers. Philadelphia: Cruckshank, 1775. 9th Edition. Contemporary calf, spine with raised bands and red lettering label gilt. 8 1/4 x 5 inches (21.5 x 13.5 cm). Ink signatures of George Spackman, foxing, endleaves worn, boards rubbed and worn; BROWNLEE, WILLIAM. A Careful and Free Inquiry ... Society of Friends Commonly Called Quakers. Philadelphia: Mortimer, 1824. Contemporary sheep, red lettering label. 8 1/2 x 5 inches (22 x 14 cm). Ink ownership signature of George Spackman, lightly rubbed, some foxing and notes to endleaves, a sound and square copy; And [METHODISM]. WESLEY, JOHN. The Doctrine of Original Sin. New York: J. Soule, 1817. Contemporary calf. 7/8 x 4 inches (10.5 x 18 cm). Worn. C Estate of Duane Lloyd Patterson

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[SEMINOLE WARS] SCOTT, WINFIELD. Autograph letter signed. Astor House, New York: 13 November 1840. 1 1/4 page letter with in...

Lot 25: [SEMINOLE WARS] SCOTT, WINFIELD. Autograph letter signed. Astor House, New York: 13 November 1840. 1 1/4 page letter with in...

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Description: [SEMINOLE WARS] SCOTT, WINFIELD. Autograph letter signed. Astor House, New York: 13 November 1840. 1 1/4 page letter with initialed postscript, with integral blank. 10 x 8 inches (26 x 21 cm). Folds, the blank with wax seal and small loss where opened, else fine. Letter to Colonel William Davenport upon his return to Florida in 1840. Scott writes "I begin to entertain hopes that the Florida War may be terminated by the negotiations ... A deputation has arrived from the Arkansaw & another, it is said, is expected at Washington from Florida. Something may come out of this double diplomacy to enable us to withdraw our troops from those miserable swamps." C 

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[POLITICAL AUTOGRAPHS] Group of four autograph letters signed. Comprising WEBSTER, DANIEL. Autograph letter signed to Mrs. R...

Lot 26: [POLITICAL AUTOGRAPHS] Group of four autograph letters signed. Comprising WEBSTER, DANIEL. Autograph letter signed to Mrs. R...

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Description: [POLITICAL AUTOGRAPHS] Group of four autograph letters signed. Comprising WEBSTER, DANIEL. Autograph letter signed to Mrs. Richard Bayard, 1840, 4 pp. on recto and verso of one folded sheet. Long letter with descriptions of his recent tour of England and other matters. Folds, else fine; GARFIELD, JAMES. Two autograph letters signed both being letters of introduction to Minister to France Elihu B. Washburne, 1873 & 1875. One mounted to the guard of an album sheet and with a faded signature, the other with a remnant of the guard and a few chips and tears; and FISH, HAMILTON. Autograph letter signed to Richard Bayard, 1860, regarding family ancestry. Folds; Together with an 1805 Plymouth, Massachusetts legal document, accusing two men of breaking and entering into a blacksmith's shop to steal a hand gun. Mounted to album sheet, worn. C 

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[VIRGINIA] ROBERTSON, DAVID. Debates and Other Proceedings of the Convention of Virginia ... for the Purpose of Deliberating on...

Lot 27: [VIRGINIA] ROBERTSON, DAVID. Debates and Other Proceedings of the Convention of Virginia ... for the Purpose of Deliberating on...

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Description: [VIRGINIA] ROBERTSON, DAVID. Debates and Other Proceedings of the Convention of Virginia ... for the Purpose of Deliberating on the Constitution ... to which is Prefixed the Federal Constitution. Richmond: Kitchie & Worsley, 1805. Second edition. Contemporary tree calf gilt with green lettering label. 8 1/8 x 4 7/8 inches (21 x 12.3 cm); viii, 477 pp. Ink signature of Samuel Spackman to title, the binding sound but rubbed and with a small loss to head-cap, short tear to rear endpaper and a few stray marks within but clean overall. This second edition is preceded by the extremely rare three volume first edition which immediately followed the 1788 Virginia Constitutional Convention. Of note here is a printing of the Federal Constitution. Sabin 100029. C Estate of Duane Lloyd Patterson

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[ZENGER, PETER] A Brief Narrative of the Case and Trial of John Peter Zenger, Printer of the New-York Weekly-Journal. Lancas...

Lot 28: [ZENGER, PETER] A Brief Narrative of the Case and Trial of John Peter Zenger, Printer of the New-York Weekly-Journal. Lancas...

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Description: [ZENGER, PETER] A Brief Narrative of the Case and Trial of John Peter Zenger, Printer of the New-York Weekly-Journal. Lancaster: W. Dunlap, 1756. Early full green morocco, an early blue wrapper laid-down and bound-in at front. 12 5/8 x 6 1/2 inches (32.5 x 17 cm); 39 pp. Several signatures trimmed very close at the right margin resulting in loss of text, binding rubbed, should be seen. Sabin 106310; Evans 7824. C National Society of Colonial Dames in the State of New York

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GREENE, NATHANAEL Autograph letter signed. Headquarters, South Carolina: 14 November 1781. 3 pp. autograph letter signed

Lot 29: GREENE, NATHANAEL Autograph letter signed. Headquarters, South Carolina: 14 November 1781. 3 pp. autograph letter signed "Na...

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Description: GREENE, NATHANAEL Autograph letter signed. Headquarters, South Carolina: 14 November 1781. 3 pp. autograph letter signed "Nath Greene" on recto and verso of one folded sheet. 12 1/2 x 7 3/8 inches (32.5 x 19 cm). Stabilized by a tissue lining, small losses affecting several words, should be seen. This war-date letter begins with an introduction of Colonel John Eager Howard, recently injured in the Battle of Eutaw Springs in September 1781. The letter quickly becomes accusatory, "since you have separated yourself from any military connection you are so eager in the pursuit of wealth as not to write a line of remembrance of your former friends ... You have never felt the ravaging hand of war nor the insolence of British tyranny." In closing, Greene comments on the recent Battle of Yorktown: "I congratulate you upon your great good fortune in Virgina. But I think the enemy made a poor defence. This event is no less important to the public then it is glorious to General Washington ... Nature in her gifts is too sparing to be great and good at the same time; but those qualities are happily combined in him." C 

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HANCOCK, JOHN Document signed. Marblehead: 23 May 1782. Partially printed document accomplished in manuscript signed at left...

Lot 30: HANCOCK, JOHN Document signed. Marblehead: 23 May 1782. Partially printed document accomplished in manuscript signed at left...

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Description: HANCOCK, JOHN Document signed. Marblehead: 23 May 1782. Partially printed document accomplished in manuscript signed at left by Hancock and counter-signed by John Avery. 12 7/8 x 8 1/2 inches (33 x 22 cm); framed with a portrait. Retains paper seal, a few neat repairs to verso, some soiling to margins but clean and attractive overall with a large signature. This document Captain Benjamin Lovett of Beverly, Essex County, Massachusetts takes an oath that the Ship Fox, captained by Israel Johnson, is "a prize and legally condemned in a maritime court." This document likely refers to the HMS Fox, which was captured by the American Navy Hancock and Boston in June 1777. A rare naval document from the Revolution. C 

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[NATIVE AMERICAN & AMERICAN REVOLUTION] LACEY, Jr., JOHN. Manuscript describing Lacey's 1773 expedition to the Delaware Indians...

Lot 31: [NATIVE AMERICAN & AMERICAN REVOLUTION] LACEY, Jr., JOHN. Manuscript describing Lacey's 1773 expedition to the Delaware Indians...

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Description: [NATIVE AMERICAN & AMERICAN REVOLUTION] LACEY, Jr., JOHN. Manuscript describing Lacey's 1773 expedition to the Delaware Indians and the 1776 Canadian Campaign. Original pale blue wrappers marked "Journals" in ink to the upper cover and "John Laceys Journal" in ink on the first leaf. 6 1/2 x 4 inches (17 x 10.5 cm); the laid-paper with a large and unusual watermark depicting a Native American holding a staff. An approximately 114 pp. manuscript comprising two distinct sections. The first section written in a very formal hand with drop-words as if being prepared for publication and with intermittent cross-outs and additions, possible copied from another journal; the second section in a more casual hand, recording in prose the dated day to day activities of Lacey during the Canadian Campaign. This section also possibly a fair copy of a previous journal. The first section: 36 pp; The second section: 78 pp. Upper cover detached, some stains and small losses, very legible throughout. An early manuscript containing attempts at a memoir, likely executed around the time of the Revolution. The first section here describes Lacey's remarkable journey to Ohio to accompany his elderly uncle, the preacher Zebulon Hester, on missionary visit to the Delaware Indians in Ohio, a group he remembered from before their removal from South-Eastern Pennsylvania. The month long journey in the summer of 1773 was guided by notable Native Americans of the era such as Captain White Eyes and Indian Trader John Gibson. The journey also includes a run in with important Indian leader John Logan: "Logan & Gibson soon began to talk very loud Kiauta and all the other stood round them with their tomahawks in their hands..." Upon reaching the "Moravian Town" [Newcomerstown, Ohio] the group would meet John Kilbuck (Lenape/Delaware Chief Gelelemend) and vivid descriptions follow, including the meetings in which Hester would preach and the attack of Captain Thompson by a group of Mingo Indians. In Lacey's larger memoir (published in 1901 from his manuscript), he notes a previous journal, likely this lot: "Having kept a journal at the time of this tour I refer my friends to that, for the particulars of the expedition." This remarkable 18th century travel narrative is followed by a long and detailed report of Lacey's first service in the Revolutionary War. The second manuscript in this journal describes Lacey's desire to join the cause despite the pacifist demands of his Quaker community which eventually excommunicated him. Lacey was first voted captain of a local Buck's County volunteer militia which disbanded upon pressure from the Quakers. In January 1776, Lacey was commissioned captain of the 4th Pennsylvania Regiment in the newly formed Continental Army, commanded by General "Mad" Anthony Wayne, with whom Lacey would have a complicated and tempestuous relationship which is very well described in this journal. Lacey would first butt heads with Wayne over the payment of several citizens in Chester, PA who had been underpaid by Wayne for the regiment's housing while en route to meet the army at New York. Lacey would return to Chester to settle the dispute, but upon his return found that Wayne had sent his company to Albany in support of the Canadian invasion. Once reaching Albany, Lacey again found his company was not present and was ordered by Wayne to await their return and act as a volunteer in the meantime. Described in detail is Lacey's assignment to deliver messages to Benedict Arnold at Montreal. Further descriptions of Lacey's unwarranted detainment by Wayne after a comment about Wayne may have been overheard while several men drank in Lacey's tent is also recorded. Court Martials threatened, Wayne and Lacey would eventually quiet the matter but not before Lacey's intention to resign his command was announced. Lacey would close the 1776 campaign at Fort Ticonderoga and would be sent home by Wayne in order to recruit more soldiers into the 4th Pennsylvania. Lacey used this opportunity to resign. He would fight as a volunteer in the Battle of Germantown before re-enlisting and being commissioned Brigadier General in January 1778 where he was instrumental in the protection of Washington's depleted troops at Valley Forge (see the next lot). A remarkably rich narrative by a major Revolutionary War figure of which little is known. For Lacey's 1901 published memoir, from which this manuscript differs, see: The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography. Philadelphia: The Historical Society of Philadelphia, 1901. Vol. XXV, No. 1. See also: DAVIS, W.H.H. Sketch of the Life and Character of John Lacey, a Brigadier General in the Revolutionary Army. [Doylestown:] Privately Printed, 1868. C Estate of Lacy B. Smith

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WASHINGTON, GEORGE Signed letter to Brigadier General John Lacey, Jr. Headquarters, Valley Forge: 11 April 1778. 1 page manu...

Lot 32: WASHINGTON, GEORGE Signed letter to Brigadier General John Lacey, Jr. Headquarters, Valley Forge: 11 April 1778. 1 page manu...

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Description: WASHINGTON, GEORGE Signed letter to Brigadier General John Lacey, Jr. Headquarters, Valley Forge: 11 April 1778. 1 page manuscript letter in the hand of Richard Kidder Meade, signed "Go: Washington". With integral blank with Washington's franking signature on the address panel, remnants of wax seal. 9 3/8 x 7 5/8 inches (24.3 x 19.5 cm); paper watermarked "C. Taylor". A well preserved and presentable letter bearing two Washington signatures. The letter is unexamined out of its a double-sided plexiglass frame in which the letter is mounted on short cords. There is some faint staining to the right margin and the lower right corner touching a few letters of the signature, a few short tears or punctures at folds, the integral blank with a spot within the address panel, small losses where roughly opened. AN IMPORTANT TWICE-SIGNED LETTER FROM VALLEY FORGE. The punishing of local Quakers convicted of supplying the British in Philadelphia with provisions while the Continental Army froze and starved just miles away was a critical issue during Washington's Valley Forge ordeal. Here the confinement and corporal punishment of these Quakers is discussed with General Lacey, an excommunicated Quaker himself with intimate ties to that community. John Lacey, Jr. was one of the first Bucks County Quakers to break the code of pacifism and join the rebellion against British rule. In July 1775, Lacey was made Captain of the newly created Fourth Pennsylvania Regiment. For joining the Continental Army, Lacey was officially excommunicated by his Quaker Friends in early 1776. In that year, Lacey participated in the failed invasion of Canada, but friction with Colonel "Mad" Anthony Wayne led to Lacey's resignation and early return home to Bucks County (see the previous lot in this sale for an account of this campaign). In the fall of 1777, as the War settled near his home in Southeastern Pennsylvania, Lacey was commissioned as a Sub-Lieutenant to seek out volunteers for the State Militia and fought in the Battle of Germantown that October as an unassociated volunteer. His bravery acknowledged, Lacey was placed in command of a regiment later that month and narrowly escaped death during the Battle of Whitemarsh, the last major skirmish between the British and the Americans before the winter encampment. In December 1777, the tattered Continental Army under General Washington encamped at Valley Forge while the British comfortably settled in captured Philadelphia, the two armies just twenty miles but figuratively worlds apart. On January 9th 1778 Washington commissioned Lacey Brigadier General, the youngest in the Continental Army. Lacey was the recipient of a Pennsylvania Militia Regiment formerly commanded by General Armstrong, who at 60 was granted permission to retire from the battlefield after a two-year campaign which had begun with the defense of Charleston in the Battle of Sullivan's Island and had culminated with recent heavy losses at Brandywine and Germantown. By January of 1778, the regiment was severely depleted, reduced to 600 soldiers from 3000. With these few men, Lacey was ordered to protect Washington's encampment from a perilously advanced position between the Schuylkill and Delaware rivers. During this winter, while thousands froze and starved without adequate shoes, blankets, food and weapons at Valley Forge, Lacey was constantly harassed by the British in the area and incensed by the local Quaker farmers and shop keepers that consistently sold provisions to the British at a handsome profit despite the illegality of the act. This very topic dominates the correspondence between Lacey and Washington beginning in February 1778 as Lacey, fearful of losing control over this buffer zone, reported being unable to stop the "intercorce between Country and City." To Washington, being unable to gain the support of these Quakers as the line between the armies grew perilously close was of grave concern at this darkest moment of the Revolution. Further, as pacifists, most Quakers refused to join the Continental Army or take the Oath of Allegiance to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. A plan to forcibly move all the farmers living closest to Philadelphia deeper into the country to sever their communication lines with the city was seen as cruel and unusual and was difficult to implement, particularly in the middle of a frigid winter. Exasperated, Washington wrote Lacey on March 2nd "I dont well know what to do with the great numbers of people taken going into Philada. I have punished several very severely..." The problem neared crisis level later in March as Lacey reported to Washington: "every kind of Villiany is carryed on by the people near the Enemies lines, and from their Genl conduct I am induced to believe but few real friends to America is left with in ten Miles of Philada." The April 11th letter on offer here is Washington's response to Lacey's rather dire letter of April 9th reporting the 2am raid on Continental troops at Smithfield in which at least one Continental was killed. That letter also reported the proceedings of the court-martial which sentenced two "notorious offenders" to numerous lashings on their bare backs and imprisonment during the war; others during the same period were sentenced to death. In a rare direct comment on corporal punishment, Washington here directs Lacey that the worst offenders be sent to the President of the Continental Congress at York to be either imprisoned or put "to labour for five or six months, which will be the active part of the Campaign" while others of "good character" or "those who have any reputable friends in the Country" are to be threatened with hanging if the behavior persists. Acknowledging his limited authority to punish these Quakers after the expiration of the congressional resolution which had allowed him martial law, Washington is forced to instruct Lacey not to apprehend any more of these men but to confiscate their horses and provisions if caught going into Philadelphia. In his response on April 12th, Lacey was again discouraged, writing Washington that many of these Quakers live in the "Vicinity of Philada, and from their general Character, I have not the least hope or incouragement to believe they will refrain from their evil ways, and I cannot learn their friends or connections are more reputable than themselves, unless they are with the Enemy, I will remit their Corporal punishment and send them to Lancaster to Labour." In this letter, Washington deals directly with the crisis caused by these treasonous citzens and guides the young, recently excommunicated Brigadier General charged with managing the prisoners; it is a poignant letter on a central issue which provides insight to Washington's mentality while encamped at Valley Forge. C Estate of Lacey B. Smith

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JEFFERSON, THOMAS Memoir, Correspondence, and Miscellanies. Boston: Gray and Bowen, 1830. Second edition. Four volumes, earl...

Lot 33: JEFFERSON, THOMAS Memoir, Correspondence, and Miscellanies. Boston: Gray and Bowen, 1830. Second edition. Four volumes, earl...

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Description: JEFFERSON, THOMAS Memoir, Correspondence, and Miscellanies. Boston: Gray and Bowen, 1830. Second edition. Four volumes, early sheep. 9 x 5 1/2 (23 x 14 cm); with half-titles, frontispiece portrait, folding facsimiles. Spines unevenly faded, bindings lightly worn, offset to title, signature of H.S. Spackman to title, repair to one half-title, a sound and clean set. Howes R-60. C Estate of Duane Lloyd Patterson

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MADISON, JAMES Document Signed. Washington: 29 August 1812. Partially printed vellum document accomplished in manuscript gra...

Lot 34: MADISON, JAMES Document Signed. Washington: 29 August 1812. Partially printed vellum document accomplished in manuscript gra...

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Description: MADISON, JAMES Document Signed. Washington: 29 August 1812. Partially printed vellum document accomplished in manuscript granting Ohio land to William Gowdy. 8 x 13.5 inches (21 x 34.5 cm); framed with a portrait. Folds, retains seal, ink dark, a very good example. C 

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MONROE, JAMES Document Signed. Washington: 7 13 November 1822. Partially printed vellum document accomplished in manuscript...

Lot 35: MONROE, JAMES Document Signed. Washington: 7 13 November 1822. Partially printed vellum document accomplished in manuscript...

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Description: MONROE, JAMES Document Signed. Washington: 7 13 November 1822. Partially printed vellum document accomplished in manuscript granting land. 9 3/4 x 16 inches (25 x 41 cm); framed. Folds, retains seal, lightly soiled, the manuscript faded but the signature dark. C 

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MONROE, JAMES Twice signed document. Washington: 20 February 1818. Partially printed vellum document accomplished in manuscr...

Lot 36: MONROE, JAMES Twice signed document. Washington: 20 February 1818. Partially printed vellum document accomplished in manuscr...

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Description: MONROE, JAMES Twice signed document. Washington: 20 February 1818. Partially printed vellum document accomplished in manuscript granting Illinois land to George Cochran. 9 1/4 x 13 inches (24 x 33 cm). Folds, some foxing. This document has a second Monroe signature at the head of the document. C 

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ADAMS, JOHN QUINCY Document signed. Washington: 7 April 1825. Partially printed vellum document accomplished in manuscript g...

Lot 37: ADAMS, JOHN QUINCY Document signed. Washington: 7 April 1825. Partially printed vellum document accomplished in manuscript g...

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Description: ADAMS, JOHN QUINCY Document signed. Washington: 7 April 1825. Partially printed vellum document accomplished in manuscript granting Michigan land to Samuel Dexter. 9 1/4 x 15 inches (24 x 38.5 cm); framed with a portrait. Folds, retains seal, Adams signature bold, the balance of manuscript somewhat faded. C 

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JACKSON, ANDREW Autograph letter signed. Washington: 25 May 1835. 1 page letter to Colonel Davenport at Rock Island, being a...

Lot 38: JACKSON, ANDREW Autograph letter signed. Washington: 25 May 1835. 1 page letter to Colonel Davenport at Rock Island, being a...

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Description: JACKSON, ANDREW Autograph letter signed. Washington: 25 May 1835. 1 page letter to Colonel Davenport at Rock Island, being a letter of introduction of General Patterson "who is travelling for his health ... He is a gentleman of high respect." With integral blank, the address panel in Jackson's hand. 8 x 10 inches (20.5 x 26 cm). A few splits along folds, a few small punctures to integral blank, strong dark ink, a very presentable letter. C 

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JACKSON, ANDREW Order signed convening the Senate. [Washington:]  20 December 1836. One page document in a secretarial hand...

Lot 39: JACKSON, ANDREW Order signed convening the Senate. [Washington:] 20 December 1836. One page document in a secretarial hand...

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Description: JACKSON, ANDREW Order signed convening the Senate. [Washington:] 20 December 1836. One page document in a secretarial hand on recto of a folio sheet. 12 1/2 x 7 5/8 inches (32 x 20 cm); Folds, text faded but signature bold, a clean and large example. This order convenes the Senate in March of 1837. C 

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POLK, JAMES Signed document. [Washington:] 24 March 1847. Partially printed passport on vellum for the

Lot 40: POLK, JAMES Signed document. [Washington:] 24 March 1847. Partially printed passport on vellum for the "United States Ship J...

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Description: POLK, JAMES Signed document. [Washington:] 24 March 1847. Partially printed passport on vellum for the "United States Ship Jamestown" under Commander Robert Bennet Forbes. 15x 12 1/2 (39 x 32 cm); with two fine engraved vignettes. Framed. A few abrasions to surface, folds with some browning, the upper edge scalloped as commonly seen. Robert Bennet Forbes was one of the great New England mariners of the period, who by the age of twenty had circumnavigated the globe, and who became a captain at the age of twenty-one. He later prospered in the China Trade, and became a shipbuilding magnate, owning many vessels. He held the seat of the Consulate of the United States and the Vice-Consulate of France during his last residence in China from 1849 to 1851. He was a devoted philanthropist, and was appointed by the New England Committee for the Relief of Ireland and Scotland to command a mission to Ireland to relieve the victims of the Great Famine, when the potato crops of Ireland failed due to blight for several years in a row. To this purpose he was lent the U.S.S. Jamestown; this was first ship-of-war ever lent to a private citizen by Congress for a foreign voyage. This document is his official sailing document for that voyage. C 

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PIERCE, FRANKLIN Large signature. Washington: 16 April 1856. Large signature with date likely excised from a larger document...

Lot 41: PIERCE, FRANKLIN Large signature. Washington: 16 April 1856. Large signature with date likely excised from a larger document...

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Description: PIERCE, FRANKLIN Large signature. Washington: 16 April 1856. Large signature with date likely excised from a larger document. 3 1/4 x 6 1/2 inches (9 x 17 cm); framed with a portrait. Irregular edges, a few saint stains, unexamined out of frame. C 

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[LINCOLN, ABRAHAM - GARDNER, ALEXANDER] Portrait of Abraham Lincoln (Meserve 100). A later printing of Meserve 100, inscribe...

Lot 42: [LINCOLN, ABRAHAM - GARDNER, ALEXANDER] Portrait of Abraham Lincoln (Meserve 100). A later printing of Meserve 100, inscribe...

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Description: [LINCOLN, ABRAHAM - GARDNER, ALEXANDER] Portrait of Abraham Lincoln (Meserve 100). A later printing of Meserve 100, inscribed on a label to the verso: "For President John F. Kennedy/from Frederick Hill Meserve/with admiration/January 29, 1961." 9 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches (24.5 x 19 cm); In an antique style frame with Meserve's typed description and manuscript inscription to verso, a letter explaining provenance also affixed to verso of frame. Unexamined out of frame. The present copy of Meserve 100, the last photograph of Lincoln taken during his life, is accompanied by a letter from Meserve's grandson explaining the provenance. The finely framed photograph was originally gifted by Frederick Hill Meserve to President Kennedy upon his inauguration and it was returned to the family by Jackie Kennedy in late 1963. The picture was then gifted to attorney Huyler Held by Meserve's heirs as a token appreciation after Held had aided in the acquisition of the of the Meserve Collection by the Library of Congress. An interesting association and a fine presentation of a famous image. C Estate of Huyler Held

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JOHNSON, ANDREW Endorsement signed. [Washington:] 22 May 1865. Partially printed document on envelope accomplished in manusc...

Lot 43: JOHNSON, ANDREW Endorsement signed. [Washington:] 22 May 1865. Partially printed document on envelope accomplished in manusc...

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Description: JOHNSON, ANDREW Endorsement signed. [Washington:] 22 May 1865. Partially printed document on envelope accomplished in manuscript endorsing Col. Chester Harding to become Brigadier General. 8 1/4 x 3 3/4 inches (21.5 x 10 cm); framed with a vintage portrait. A few creases. An unusual endorsement printed on an envelope signed by Johnson just a month after Lincoln's assassination. C 

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GRANT, ULYSSES S. Document Signed. Washington: 21 March 1870. Vellum document appointing Wickham Havens collector of customs...

Lot 44: GRANT, ULYSSES S. Document Signed. Washington: 21 March 1870. Vellum document appointing Wickham Havens collector of customs...

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Description: GRANT, ULYSSES S. Document Signed. Washington: 21 March 1870. Vellum document appointing Wickham Havens collector of customs for Sag Harbor, New York. 14 x 18 inches (36 x 46.5); framed with a portrait. Folds with one short split, tipped to mount at header, lightly offset. C 

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[PRESIDENTS] Three signed items. Comprising HARRISON, BENJAMIN. Card signed and dated in his hand 20 July 1848; HAY...

Lot 45: [PRESIDENTS] Three signed items. Comprising HARRISON, BENJAMIN. Card signed and dated in his hand 20 July 1848; HAY...

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Description: [PRESIDENTS] Three signed items. Comprising HARRISON, BENJAMIN. Card signed and dated in his hand 20 July 1848; HAYES, RUTHERFORD B. Card signed, dated in another hand "23 June 1879"; CLEVELAND, GROVER. Signed Executive Mansion card. In frame with a silk campaign ribbon. Sizes vary. Each framed with a portrait. The Cleveland with a vertical crease, all unexamined out of frame. C 

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McKINLEY, WILLIAM Document signed. Washington: 29 April 1898. Partially printed document accomplished in manuscript appointi...

Lot 46: McKINLEY, WILLIAM Document signed. Washington: 29 April 1898. Partially printed document accomplished in manuscript appointi...

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Description: McKINLEY, WILLIAM Document signed. Washington: 29 April 1898. Partially printed document accomplished in manuscript appointing Fred Payne postmaster at Clinton, New York. 17 x 21 inches (43.5 x 54 cm); framed with a portrait. Toned, irregular vertical fold to far right, retains seal with ribbons, dampstain to left margin hidden by frame. C 

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ROOSEVELT, THEODORE Typed letter signed. Washington: 23 December 1904. Typed letter on White House stationery addressed to M...

Lot 47: ROOSEVELT, THEODORE Typed letter signed. Washington: 23 December 1904. Typed letter on White House stationery addressed to M...

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Description: ROOSEVELT, THEODORE Typed letter signed. Washington: 23 December 1904. Typed letter on White House stationery addressed to Mrs. William Moir thanking her for the Christmas gifts. 9 x 7 inches (23 x 18.5 cm); framed with a portrait. Folds, type lightly faded. C 

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TAFT, WILLIAM HOWARD Document signed. Washington: 19 May 1911. Partially printed document on vellum accomplished in manuscri...

Lot 48: TAFT, WILLIAM HOWARD Document signed. Washington: 19 May 1911. Partially printed document on vellum accomplished in manuscri...

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Description: TAFT, WILLIAM HOWARD Document signed. Washington: 19 May 1911. Partially printed document on vellum accomplished in manuscript appointing Marcel Keene First Lieutenant in the Coast Artillery Corps. 18.5 x 15 inches (48 x 38 cm); framed. Somewhat soiled, retains seal, signature lightly faded, paper remnants to verso. C 

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WILSON, WOODROW Document signed. Washington: 15 March 1915. Partially printed document accomplished in manuscript appointing...

Lot 49: WILSON, WOODROW Document signed. Washington: 15 March 1915. Partially printed document accomplished in manuscript appointing...

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Description: WILSON, WOODROW Document signed. Washington: 15 March 1915. Partially printed document accomplished in manuscript appointing Daniel O'Leary postmaster at Baldwinsville, Massachusetts. 14 x 17 3/4 inches (35.5 x 45.5 cm); framed with a portrait. Light mat toning to edges, retains seal, else fine. C 

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COOLIDGE, CALVIN Document signed. Washington: 23 October 1924. Partially printed document on vellum accomplished in manuscri...

Lot 50: COOLIDGE, CALVIN Document signed. Washington: 23 October 1924. Partially printed document on vellum accomplished in manuscri...

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Description: COOLIDGE, CALVIN Document signed. Washington: 23 October 1924. Partially printed document on vellum accomplished in manuscript appointing Alfred Morris notary public in the District of Columbia. 16 x 21 inches (41 x 53.5 cm); framed with a portrait. Folds, the far right margin with an irregular vertical fold, a few small stains hidden by frame, retains seal. C 

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ROOSEVELT, FRANKLIN DELANO Typed letter signed. Washington: 25 September 1935. Typed letter on White House stationery addres...

Lot 51: ROOSEVELT, FRANKLIN DELANO Typed letter signed. Washington: 25 September 1935. Typed letter on White House stationery addres...

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Description: ROOSEVELT, FRANKLIN DELANO Typed letter signed. Washington: 25 September 1935. Typed letter on White House stationery addressed to Hon. Emil Hurja and thanking him for an old naval document and Isaac Roosevelt bills which he has added to his collection. 9 x 7 inches (23 x 18.5 cm); framed with a portrait. Folds, a few faint marks, clean overall. C 

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