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Auction Description for The Written Word Autographs: Autograph Auction - All Categories April 26th
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Autograph Auction - All Categories April 26th

by The Written Word Autographs

Platinum House

921 lots | 920 with images

April 26, 2014

Live Auction

PO Box 490

Tamworth, NH, 03886 USA

Phone: (603) 323-7563

Email: writword@gmail.com

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Gen, Traitor BENEDICT ARNOLD - Financial Doc Signed

Lot 1: Gen, Traitor BENEDICT ARNOLD - Financial Doc Signed

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Description: Benedict Arnold (1740-1801) General. Arnold originally fought for the American Continental Army but defected to the British Army. While a general on the American side, he obtained command of the fort at West Point, New York, and planned to surrender it to the British forces. After the plan was exposed in September 1780, he was commissioned into the British Army as a brigadier general. 6? x 2 ½? (exposed) autograph receipt signed in the text, ?Received this First Dec 1763 of Benedict Arnold Six pounds Sixteen Shillings in full of all Amounts to this day.? The receipt is then signed by ?David Atwater.? The receipt, which shows some shadowing, is double matted with two images and a brief biography to 20? x 16?.

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Founding Father AARON BURR - Financial Doc Signed

Lot 2: Founding Father AARON BURR - Financial Doc Signed

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Description: Aaron Burr (1756-1836) Founding Father, politician. Burr was the third vice president of the United States serving with Thomas Jefferson. In 1804, the last full year of his single term as Vice President, Burr killed his political rival Alexander Hamilton in a famous duel. Burr was never tried for the illegal duel, and all charges against him were eventually dropped. The death of Hamilton, however, ended Burr's political career. 7 ¼? x 3 ¾? financial document signed, July 31, 1800. The document is a promise to pay ?Daniel Ludlow, Esq. President of the Manhattan Company four thousand Dollars?.? There are cancellation cuts below Burr?s signature, an inked ?X? touches the bottom of his ?A?.

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CT Continental Cert - Signed by JAMES WADSWORTH

Lot 3: CT Continental Cert - Signed by JAMES WADSWORTH

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Description: Connecticut Continental Certificate Interest Receipt. 8? x 12 ½? uncut sheet of three interest receipts dated November 2, 1779 acknowledging receipt from John Lawrence, Commissioner of the Loan Office for the State of Connecticut interest on Continental Certificates. The first note (No. 589) is signed by James Wadsworth (1730-1816). Wadsworth was a brigadier general in the Connecticut militia during the Revolutionary War and after the death of David Wooster in 1777 he became a major general. He also served as a delegate to the Continental Congress in 1784.

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Jurist ELIPHALET DYAR - Legal Doc Signed

Lot 4: Jurist ELIPHALET DYAR - Legal Doc Signed

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Description: Eliphalet Dyar (1721-1807) Jurist, statesman. Dyar took part in the French and Indian Wars and later was a member of the governor's council and became an associate judge of Connecticut's superior court. A Connecticut delegate to the Stamp Act Congress, he was later a member of the Continental Congress. Dyer was chief justice of Connecticut from 1789 until 1793. 7 ½? x 12 ¼? document signed, December 24, 1750. The document is a Colony Bond on bills of credit, also signed by Samuel Gray, John Flick, David Ripley and John Abbe. ??securities are holden and so stand firmly bound and obligated unto the governor and company of the English colony of Connecticut in New England and to their successors?we each of us jointly and severally bind ourselves?by these presents?.? There are notes on the reverse including that of witness, Jonathan Huntington. There is a horizontal break in one fold.

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Chief Justice OLIVER ELLSWORTH - 1779 Pay Order

Lot 5: Chief Justice OLIVER ELLSWORTH - 1779 Pay Order

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Description: Oliver Ellsworth (1745-1807) Jurist. Ellsworth was the second Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. He also served as a senator in the newly formed Congress. Ellsworth is primarily remembered for his contribution to the formation of the Constitution and for drafting the Judiciary Act of 1789, which provided for a strong federal judiciary system and created the United States Supreme Court. 8 ½? x 6 ½? pay order, Hartford, August 6, 1779 directing payment to Ellsworth of ?One hundred & Sixty three Pounds & Twelve Shillings?.? Endorsed on the reverse by Ellsworth: ?Order O Ellsworth Esq L 63 ? 12 ? 0 ? August 6th 1779.?

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Rev War Gen WILLIAM HEATH - Legal Doc Signed

Lot 6: Rev War Gen WILLIAM HEATH - Legal Doc Signed

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Description: William Heath (1737-1814) Farmer, soldier, political leader. Heath was named him a brigadier general in December 1774. He commanded Massachusetts forces during the last stage of the Battle of Lexington and Concord in April 1775. In 1776 Heath participated in the defense of New York City, and was one of those who urged General Washington not to abandon the city. In January 1777, Washington instructed Heath to attack Fort Independence in New York in support of Washington's actions at Trenton and Princeton, but Heath's attack was botched and his troops were routed. He was censured by Washington and thereafter was never given command of troops in action. After the war, Heath was a member of the Massachusetts Convention that ratified the United States Constitution in 1788. 7 ¾? x 13? partially printed document signed, ?W. Heath,? Commonwealth of Massachusetts, September 6, 1796. The document is signed as Judge of the Probate of Wills.

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Gen, Patriot JEDEDIAH HUNTINGTON - 1789 Doc Signed

Lot 7: Gen, Patriot JEDEDIAH HUNTINGTON - 1789 Doc Signed

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Description: Jedediah Huntington (1743-1818) General, patriot. Huntington aided in repealing the British at Danbury, Connecticut and later fought in New York. He was one of the organizers of the Society of the Cincinnati. He became collector of the port of New London in 1789 and held the office 26 years. 6 ¼? x 7 ½? partially printed document signed, Connecticut, August 4, 1789. The document is a certification that ??Capt Jon. Johnson has lodged?2 Army Notes due June 1, 1785 amounting to 129 3 (Pounds) ?.? The document is endorsed by Johnson on the reverse.

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CT Signer SAMUEL HUNTINGTON - Pay Order Signed

Lot 8: CT Signer SAMUEL HUNTINGTON - Pay Order Signed

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Description: Samuel Huntington (1731-1796) Jurist, statesman, Patriot. Huntington, as a delegate to the Continental Congress, signed the Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation. He also served as President of the Continental Congress from 1779 to 1781, chief justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court from 1784 to 1785, and the 18th Governor of Connecticut from 1786 until his death. 7? x 5? partially printed document signed, June 22, 1789. The document is a pay order to Huntington for one hundred pounds, endorsed on the reverse.

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French Gen LaFAYETTE -  Ltr Signed Matted

Lot 9: French Gen LaFAYETTE - Ltr Signed Matted

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Description: LaFayette (Gilbert de Motier ) (1757?1834). French general and political leader. Lafayette left his country to join George Washington?s army. When he arrived in Philadelphia in 1777, Congress appointed him a major general. He quickly became a close friend of Washington, sharing the hardships of Valley Forge and obtaining a divisional command. After traveling to France in 1779-1780 to negotiate for French aid, he distinguished himself at Yorktown. He returned to France after the war and played a prominent role in politics and the military. 7? x 8 ½? letter signed, in French, Paris, March 24, 1831, to M. Sauge. ??I indeed regret?to see you depart without having obtained what you so grievously had the right to expect from a conciliatory government?You are going to attach a ribbon of honor to the flag of your compatriots, Please take advantage of this occasion to renew recognition and affection from an old brother of the army whose heart will always stay with them?.? The letter is double matted with an engraving and brass plaque to 18? x 14?.

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Rev War Hero, French Gen LaFAYETTE - ALS

Lot 10: Rev War Hero, French Gen LaFAYETTE - ALS

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Description: Lafayette. 6? x 7 ¾? autograph letter, in French, signed, ?Lafayette,? Paris, February 17, 1830, to Monsieur le M. de Cambis. ??having indicated the desire of having two tickets for some ladies, I am enclosing herewith the one he was kind enough to let me have for tomorrow, together with another which I managed to procure??

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Rev War Officer

Lot 11: Rev War Officer "Light-Horse Harry" HENRY LEE - Doc

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Description: Henry Lee (1756-1818) Revolutionary cavalry officer known as ``Light-Horse Harry'' Lee and father of Robert E. Lee. Lee served brilliantly as cavalry commander in the southern campaign under General Nathanael Greene. After the war Lee was elected governor of Virginia and, later, a member of Congress. 7 ¼? x 8 ¾?, two page legal document signed, June 5, 1802. The document details a default on a land purchase and is signed at the conclusion.

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VA Signer THOMAS NELSON - War Date Ltr Signed

Lot 12: VA Signer THOMAS NELSON - War Date Ltr Signed

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Description: Thomas Nelson, Jr. (1738-1789) Planter, soldier, Founding Father. Nelson represented Virginia in the Continental Congress and was its Governor in 1781. He signed the Declaration of Independence as a member of the Virginia delegation. 7 ½? x 12? letter signed, Williamsburg, September 17, 1781, to General George Weedon. ??I heard of your arrival in Goster. The Troops which form your command will amount, I imagine to about two thousand men?Colonel Innes having for a considerable time commanded a Brigade on that side, I wish him this to continue in a like command, and that the men who have already acted under him for part of it. I shall be glad to hear from you frequently, and shall do myself the pleasure to inform you of our operations on this side?Colonel Innes will give you the present news?.? Normal mailing folds. Weedon led his militia unit in the Yorktown campaign, where his brigade successfully repelled the feared and infamous unit of Colonel Banastre Tarleton, thus closing the one means of British escape at Gloucester Point. The British Army commanded by British lord and Lieutenant General Lord Cornwallis surrendered Yorktown on October 19, 1781. This proved to be the last major land battle of the American Revolutionary War in North America, as the surrender by Cornwallis and the capture of both him and his army prompted the British government to negotiate an end to the conflict.

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Louisbourg Financier WILLIAM PEPPERELL - ALS

Lot 13: Louisbourg Financier WILLIAM PEPPERELL - ALS

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Description: William Pepperell (1696-1759) Merchant. Pepperell was a merchant and soldier in Colonial Massachusetts. He is widely remembered for organizing, financing, and leading the 1745 expedition that captured the French garrison at Fortress Louisbourg during King George's War. 7 ¼? x 7? autograph letter signed, Pafeataqua, New England, October 7, 1717. ??I am very glad to hear you have recovered from a long sickness?I thought it proper to write to you to tell you if you would barter hence with some wheat, Pork Tallow, Tobacco & some white oak?where you can put nothing else?it will be of great service to all concerned?.? Matted with a printed image and a card depicting the Capture of Louisbourg to 16? x 20?.

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French General DeRochambeau - Matted Signature

Lot 14: French General DeRochambeau - Matted Signature

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Description: Le Compt DeRochambeau (1725-1807) French General. Rochambeau played a major role in helping America win independence during the American Revolution. During this time, he served as commander-in-chief of the French Expeditionary Force which embarked from France in order to help the American Continental Army fight against British forces. In August 1781, Rochambeau joined Washington for the journey to Yorktown. Rochambeau, a veteran of 14 sieges in Europe, provided valuable expertise in the conducting of the siege at Yorktown. The success at Yorktown was very much a result of this expertise and his leadership skills. 5 ¾? x 1 ¾? (exposed) concluding portion of an autograph letter signed, double matted with a colored engraving and descriptive panel to 11? x 14?.

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Rev War Naval Officer THOMAS HUSTON - Pay Order

Lot 16: Rev War Naval Officer THOMAS HUSTON - Pay Order

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Description: Revolutionary War: Thomas Huston (1739-1824) Naval officer. Huston began his career as a First Lieutenant aboard the Franklin. He was names Captain of the Warren in spring 1776. The Warren saw action against British ships including the original Roebuck and Liverpool. After two and a half years aboard Warren he saw his final action aboard the Convention. 8? x 6 ½? pay order issued to Huston, ??the sum of fifteen pounds thirteen shillings and three pence being one year?s interest on his depreciation certificate?.? The order is endorsed by Huston on the reverse.

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CT Patriot JEDDIAH STRONG - 1775 ALS

Lot 17: CT Patriot JEDDIAH STRONG - 1775 ALS

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Description: Jeddiah Strong (1738-1802) Strong served as a commissary for the Continental Army and was chosen a delegate to the Continental Congress from Connecticut in 1782-1784 and a member of the Connecticut convention that ratified the Constitution. 6? x 7 ¼?, three-pages, autograph letter signed, Litchfield, Connecticut, December 5, 1775, to Jeremiah Wadsworth. ??Three carters with whom I had contracted?are here loading pease & cannot be prevailed on to delay as they & the neighbourhood are suffering for salt and to induce them to carry the pease (supposing you wanted them)I had engaged them such loading backs without which they would not undertake so that now if they cannot have freight home I am undone?For all my trouble etc. I deserve & want a good reward or generous commission?I have no inclination to attempt to raise a fortune upon the article of salt?.? Tipped to another sheet.

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Rev war Officer, NYC Mayor RICHARD VARICK - Doc Signed

Lot 18: Rev war Officer, NYC Mayor RICHARD VARICK - Doc Signed

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Description: Richard Varick (1753-1835) Politician. Varick served in the American Revolution and achieved the rank of colonel; he was the military secretary to General Schuyler, the recording secretary for George Washington, and an aide to General Benedict Arnold. After the war, he was the recorder of New York City from 1783 to 1789. He served in the New York State Assembly and was appointed the Attorney General of New York State in 1789; he was also the mayor of New York from 1790 to 1801 and the president of the Society of the Cincinnati from 1806 to 1831. 8? x 13?, four page, legal document signed as mayor of New York, February 6, 1794. The document is a formal petition for the reimbursement of funds owed to Rowlett and Coop. There is a horizontal break in one fold through the signature.

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Rev War Gen

Lot 19: Rev War Gen "MAD ANTHONY" WAYNE - Doc Signed

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Description: Anthony ?Mad Anthony? Wayne (1745-1796) General. Wayne played key roles in the Battle of Brandywine, Battle of Germantown, Battle of Monmouth and Battle of Stonybrook. Wayne entered civilian life to serve in Pennsylvania?s state legislature from 1784-'85. During the Northwest Indian War in 1791, Wayne helped lead the win in the Battle of Fallen Timbers which resulted in the removal of Native American claims to Ohio and the surrounding area. 7 ½? x 3 ½? (exposed) document signed, Greenville, October 20, 1795, to Clothier General. ??Sir Please to deliver fifteen pair of Shoes on the above return?.? Some shadowing to his last name. Double matted with two color images and a brief biography to 20? x 16?.

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Rev War Hero MARINUS WILLETT - Matted Signature

Lot 20: Rev War Hero MARINUS WILLETT - Matted Signature

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Description: Marinus Willett (1740-1830) Revolutionary War soldier, political leader. Willett as a Colonel in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War, and was a Leader of the Sons of Liberty. He served as Mayor of New York City from 1807 to 1808. 2 ½? x 1? (exposed) cut signature, matted with an engraving to 11? x 14?.

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Founding Father WILLIAM WILLIAMS - 1776 Doc Signed

Lot 21: Founding Father WILLIAM WILLIAMS - 1776 Doc Signed

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Description: William Williams (1731-1811) Founding Father. Williams was a merchant, and a delegate for Connecticut to the Continental Congress in 1776, and a signatory of the Declaration of Independence. He was elected to the Continental Congress to replace Oliver Wolcott. Though he arrived at Congress too late to vote for the Declaration of Independence, he did sign the formal copy as a representative of Connecticut. 7 ½? x 6 ¼? autograph document signed, 1776. ?Dr. Wm Williams in acct. for guns or Fire Arms by him procured for ye use of ye colony. To 161 guns or Fire Arms procured as approved as ordered.? The document has scattered toning and small separation in the fold with some paper loss.

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Signer, Patriot WILLIAM WILLIAMS - Doc Signed

Lot 22: Signer, Patriot WILLIAM WILLIAMS - Doc Signed

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Description: William Williams. 7 ½? x 5 ½? autograph legal document signed, as Judge Probate, Lebanon, April 25, 1785. ??Wm John Porter of Lebanon, is appointed?as administrator on the Estate Mr. John Tiffany, late of Lebanon?.? Included is an 8? x 3? autograph document signed by Porter, dated April 25, 1785 directing that the public securities belonging to Tiffany, ??who was an officer in the Continental Line of the Continental Army?? be delivered and the 8? x 6? receipt acknowledging receipt of the monies due Tiffany.

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PA Signer JAMES WILSON - Sheet Signed

Lot 23: PA Signer JAMES WILSON - Sheet Signed

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Description: James Wilson (1742-1798) Founding Father. Wilson was a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence. He was elected twice to the Continental Congress, and was a major force in drafting the United States Constitution, where he represented Pennsylvania. A leading legal theorist, he was one of the six original justices appointed by George Washington to the Supreme Court of the United States. 13? x 7 ¾? sheet signed, ?James Wilson and Schott.? Age toned.

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Secy Treasury OLIVER WOLCOTT, JR - Pay Order Signed

Lot 25: Secy Treasury OLIVER WOLCOTT, JR - Pay Order Signed

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Description: Oliver Wolcott, Jr. (1760-1833) Politician. Wolcott was United States Secretary of the Treasury from 1795 to 1800 and governor of Connecticut from 1817 to 1827. 6 ½? x 3 ½? partially printed document signed, Connecticut, March 4, 1787. The document is a pay order directing the payment of one pound to Timothy Cowles. The circular cancellation hole barely touches the beginning of the signature.

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GEORGE WASHINGTON - Siganture & Framed Archive

Lot 26: GEORGE WASHINGTON - Siganture & Framed Archive

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Description: George Washington (1732-1799) 1st President. 4? x 1? signature cut from a partially printed document signed, removed from a legal document, prepared by Washington on March 17, 1766, archivally framed with a 1? x 1? fragment of his red cloak and five strands of his hair with a color image and a brass descriptive plaque to 15? x 15?. Included is a complete copy of the document from which this signature was removed, provenance from Charles Hamilton for the hair and a copy of the invoice for the cloak from auctioneer James D. Julia. The plaque reads: ?George Washington 1732-1799) ?First in War, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen? A signature, a piece of his coat and a lock of his hair.? There is uneven toning to the signature.

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ANDREW JACKSON - Patent for thrashing machine

Lot 27: ANDREW JACKSON - Patent for thrashing machine

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Description: Andrew Jackson (1767-1845) 7th President. 12? x 15? four-page patent, Washington, December 17, 1834. The patent is issued to Webber Furbish for improvements to the ?thrashing machine?. The second page details the improvements, notably improvements to the general construction of the teeth of the machine. There is a hand colored sketch attached. The patent is counter-signed by Secretary of State John Forsyth (1780-1841) and Attorney General Benjamin F. Butler (1795- 1858). Surface soiling, paper seal and binding ribbons are intact, fold break on the second page.

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ANDREW JACKSON - Matted Signature

Lot 28: ANDREW JACKSON - Matted Signature

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Description: Andrew Jackson. 7 ¼? x 2 ½? irregularly cut signature from a document signed, Washington, February 25, 1836. Matted with a color image to 11? x 14?. There are two small stains from glue on the reverse.

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MARTIN VAN BUREN - FF Signature Matted

Lot 29: MARTIN VAN BUREN - FF Signature Matted

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Description: Martin Van Buren (1782-1862) 8th President. 5? x 2 ½? (exposed) envelope with a free frank signature, ?Free M VanBuren.? Matted with a color printed photograph to 11? x 14?. There is a cancellation at Kinderhook on March 7 (no year).

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WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON - Matted Signature

Lot 30: WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON - Matted Signature

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Description: William Henry Harrison (1773-1841) 9th President. 3 ½? x 1 ½? cut signature, ?Wm. H. Harrison Commd,? mounted and matted with a color printed photograph to 11? x 14?.

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JAMES K POLK - Envelope Addressed and Franked

Lot 31: JAMES K POLK - Envelope Addressed and Franked

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Description: James K. Polk (1795-1849) 11th President. 8 ½? x 3 ¼? (exposed) envelope, addressed to ?The Secretary of State? and free franked, ?J. K. Polk.?

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JAMES K POLK - Matted Signature

Lot 32: JAMES K POLK - Matted Signature

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Description: James K. Polk. 3 ¼? x 1 ½? cut signature from an autograph letter signed, ?Yr Obed Sevt James K. Polk,? mounted and matted with a color printed photograph to 11? x 14?.

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MILLARD FILLMORE - Railroad Bond Signed

Lot 33: MILLARD FILLMORE - Railroad Bond Signed

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Description: Millard Fillmore (1800-1874) 13th President. 14? x 14 ½? railroad bond, Hudson & Berkshire Rail-Road Co., December 8, 1848, signed as Comptroller of the State of New York. Three of the thirty-five coupons have been clipped and there are three small holes though his dark signature. Fillmore is one of eight presidents known to have signed bonds.

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MILLARD FILLMORE - ANS Matted

Lot 34: MILLARD FILLMORE - ANS Matted

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Description: Millard Fillmore. 4 ½? x 2? (exposed) autograph note, on lined paper, signed ?For Arthur E. Leffingwell With the Respects of Millard Fillmore Buffalo, N. Y. Sept. 12, 1864.? Matted with a color printed photograph to 11? x 14?.

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FRANKLIN PIERCE - Cut From ALS Matted

Lot 35: FRANKLIN PIERCE - Cut From ALS Matted

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Description: Franklin Pierce (1804-1869) 14th President. 3 ¼? x 1? cut signature from an autograph letter signed, ?Faithfully & truly yr. friend Franklin Pierce.? Matted with a printed color photograph to 11? x 14?.

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FRANKLIN PIERCE - Cut Signature Matted

Lot 36: FRANKLIN PIERCE - Cut Signature Matted

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Description: Franklin Pierce. 3? x ½? cut signature, mounted and matted with a printed color photograph to 11? x 14?.

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JAMES BUCHANAN - Cut Signature Matted

Lot 37: JAMES BUCHANAN - Cut Signature Matted

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Description: James Buchanan (1791-1868) 15th President. 3 ¾? x 1? cut signature, from an autograph letter signed, ?Yours very respectfully James Buchanan.? Matted with a printed photograph to 11? x 14?. The signature is mounted to a larger card.

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ANDREW JOHNSON - Ledger Page From His Tailor Shop

Lot 38: ANDREW JOHNSON - Ledger Page From His Tailor Shop

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Description: Andrew Johnson (1808-1875) 17th President. 6? x 7 ¾? autograph document signed ?A. Johnson? and ?A. J.? in the text, December 30, 1836. The document is a ledger sheet from his tailor shop detailing funds expended by Alexander Morehead, Johnson?s 29-year old indentured servant. ??amount paid John Brown for Wood 2.00?Honey 3 quarts at one dollar per gallon?pork 120 lbs at 5 Cents?Cash & eggs?The amount of A. Morehead on account 32.66 Balance due A. J. 1.39?.? Matted with a typed card ?Page From Tailor Shop?s Cash Book?? engraved ?Nathaniel E. Stein Collection? and framed to 13 ¼? x 21?.

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RUTHERFORD B HAYES - Cut From ALS Matted

Lot 39: RUTHERFORD B HAYES - Cut From ALS Matted

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Description: Rutherford B. Hayes (1822-1893) 19th President. 3 ½? x 1 ½? (exposed) cut signature from an autograph letter signed, ?With best wishes Sincerely RB Hayes.? Matted with a printed photograph to 11? x 14?.

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RUTHERFORD B HAYES - Legal Document Signed

Lot 40: RUTHERFORD B HAYES - Legal Document Signed

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Description: Rutherford B. Hayes. 8 ½? x 11? partially printed legal document signed twice, Fremont, Ohio. The document is a mortgage for property Hayes sells in Fremont. He has signed the document discharging the mortgage on April 2, 1892, and assigning the mortgage on May 16, 1891. A pencil cancellation touches one signature. Toned in the folds.

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JAMES GARFIELD - His Text Book Signed Three Times

Lot 41: JAMES GARFIELD - His Text Book Signed Three Times

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Description: James A. Garfield (1831-1881) 20th President. His text book, Lectures on Botany, Mrs. Almira Lincoln, Huntington and Savage, 1848, signed three times, twice in pencil, ?J. A. Garfield,? on the first blank page and ?J. A. Garfield, Hiram Ohio,? on the reverse. On the second blank page he has signed in ink, ?James A. Garfield March 18th 1850.? The nineteen-year old future General and President used this book while a student at Geauga Academy. The leather cover is partially detached, the flyleaves are foxed and half of pages 33 through 38 are diagonally torn. The book is contained in a custom brown-cloth covered clamshell case with the title and ?James Garfield?s Signed Copy 1880? printed in gilt on the spine.

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JAMES GARFIELD - Envelope Free Franked & Matted

Lot 42: JAMES GARFIELD - Envelope Free Franked & Matted

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Description: James A. Garfield. 5 ¼? x 3 ¼? (exposed) envelope with a free frank, ?J. A. Garfield MC.? Atted with a printed color photograph to 11? x 14?. There is a cancellation form Washington under his frank with the date, June 16, (no year).

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JAMES GARFIELD - Book Signed 1880

Lot 43: JAMES GARFIELD - Book Signed 1880

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Description: James A. Garfield. 5 ½? x 9?, 271 page, soft cover book from his library, Report of the Commissioners of Fisheries of Maryland, Maryland Republican, Print, January 1880, signed ?J. A. Garfield,? at the upper left on the front cover. Foxing and lightly soiled. The book is contained in a blue-cloth covered clamshell case with the title and ?James Garfield?s Signed Copy 1880? printed in gilt on the spine.

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JAMES GARFIELD - Envelope Free Franked & Matted

Lot 44: JAMES GARFIELD - Envelope Free Franked & Matted

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Description: James A. Garfield. 5? x 3? (exposed) envelope with a free frank signature, ?J. A. Garfield M.C.? there is a ?Congress Washington, D. C.? cancellation on March 14 (no year) with random notes on the left side, matted with a color printed photograph to 11? x 14?.

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CHESTER A ARTHUR - Executive Mansion Card

Lot 45: CHESTER A ARTHUR - Executive Mansion Card

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Description: Chester A. Arthur (1829-1886) 21st President. 4 ¼? x 2 ½? Executive Mansion card signed, matted with a printed color photograph to 11? x 14?.

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GROVER CLEVELAND - Legal Doc Signed Twice

Lot 46: GROVER CLEVELAND - Legal Doc Signed Twice

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Description: Grover Cleveland (1837-1908) 22nd and 24th President. 8? x 12 ½? (folded to 3? x 8?), three pages legal agreement, January 1891, between Cleveland and E. A. Blackwell for work to be done on Cleveland?s home in Bourne, Massachusetts, signed at the conclusion by Cleveland and Blackwell. Cleveland has written on the folded copy: ?E. A. Blackwell with Grover Cleveland Agreement Dated Jan 12, 1891.? Evenly age-toned, minor fold breaks.

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FRANCIS CLEVELAND - ALS Great Family Content

Lot 47: FRANCIS CLEVELAND - ALS Great Family Content

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Description: Frances F. Cleveland (1864-1947) First Lady. 5 ¼? x 6 ¾? autograph letter signed, ?Frances F. Cleveland Preston,? six-pages, Intermont, Tamworth, N. H., to ?My dear friend.? ??I have written?suggesting keeping some personal letters which were not especially?connected with public matters?as to be available for future historians?My girls are far away from me ? Esther very happy in her simple life in England?Marion?with her husband?are living at Broadmoor near Colorado Springs?Richard is in Baltimore?He spent last winter in the Law School at Harvard?Francis ? my baby ? is nineteen today!....?

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BENJAMIN HARRISON - Check Signed & Endorsed

Lot 48: BENJAMIN HARRISON - Check Signed & Endorsed

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Description: Benjamin Harrison (1823-1901) 23rd President. 7 ¾? x 3? check written and signed, Fletcher & Sharpes Bank, December 24, 1880, payable to ?Miss Mary S. Harrison.? The endorsement on the back has also been written by Harrison, ?Marry S. Harrison by B. Harrison.? There is a small cancellation cut in the center of the check.

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BENJAMIN HARRISON - Check Signed & Matted

Lot 49: BENJAMIN HARRISON - Check Signed & Matted

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Description: Benjamin Harrison. 7 ¾? x 3? check signed, Fletcher & Sharpes Bank, September 6, 1879, matted with a printed photograph to 11? x 14?. There are no cancellations on the face of the check.

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BENJAMIN HARRISON - Cut Signature Matted

Lot 50: BENJAMIN HARRISON - Cut Signature Matted

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Description: Benjamin Harrison. 4? x 1? (exposed) cut signature, ?Benj Harrison,? clipped from a document signed. Matted with a printed color photograph to 11? x 14?.

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BENJAMIN HARRISON - Check Signed 1900

Lot 51: BENJAMIN HARRISON - Check Signed 1900

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Description: Benjamin Harrison. 7 ¾? x 3? check signed, The Fletcher National Bank, February 23, 1900. There is a light red cancellation in the center of the check, away from the signature which is lightly brushed.

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WILLIAM McKINLEY - Customs Appointment Signed

Lot 52: WILLIAM McKINLEY - Customs Appointment Signed

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Description: William McKinley (1843-1901) 25th President. 17? x 14? partially printed document signed, Washington, April 14, 1898. The document is an appointment naming James H. Bolton Surveyor of Customs in Sioux City, Iowa and is counter-signed by Secretary of the Treasury Lyman J. Gage (1836-1927). Double matted to 21 ½? x 18 ¼?, the signature is slightly brushed.

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