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Auction Description for Swann: AUTOGRAPHS
Viewing Notes:
Exhibition & Sale Schedule: Sale 2351 - Autographs - begins at 1:30pm in New York on Thursday, May 15. All material in Sale 2351 on display at our premises in New York City, 104 East 25th Street, as follows: Mon, May 19: 10am to 6pm - Tues, May 20: 10am to 6pm - Wed, May 21: 10am to 6pm - Thurs, May 22: 10am to Noon.

AUTOGRAPHS

by Swann Auction Galleries

Platinum House

260 lots with images

May 22, 2014

Live Auction

104 East 25th Street

New York, NY, 10010 USA

Phone: 212.254.4710

Fax: 212 979 1017

Email: swann@swanngalleries.com

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(AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) BENEDICT ARNOLD. Autograph Letter Signed,

Lot 1: (AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) BENEDICT ARNOLD. Autograph Letter Signed, "B Arnold," to his future wife ("Peggy"),

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Description: WOOING HIS 18-YEAR-OLD FUTURE WIFE (AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) BENEDICT ARNOLD. Autograph Letter Signed, "B Arnold," to his future wife ("Peggy"), expressing his affection for her, hoping that his feelings are mutual, and noting that he has written her father for approval of his advances. 4 pages, 4to, written on a folded sheet; horizontal fold through signature with minor loss, minor scattered foxing with some touching signature, separations at folds with one at center vertical fold nearly complete. Np, 25 September 1778

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(AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) ALEXANDER HAMILTON. Autograph Letter Signed,

Lot 2: (AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) ALEXANDER HAMILTON. Autograph Letter Signed, "A Hamilton / A[ide]D[e]C[amp]," to Major-General Lord Stirling,

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Description: FROM THE AIDE-DE-CAMP OF "HIS EXCELLENCY" GENERAL WASHINGTON (AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) ALEXANDER HAMILTON. Autograph Letter Signed, "A Hamilton / A[ide]D[e]C[amp]," to Major-General Lord Stirling, conveying the approval of "His Excellency" [George Washington] concerning Stirling's choice [of William Willcocks, who was appointed Sterling's aide-de-camp on April 13]. 1/2 page, folio; signature clipped out of letter and later replaced with tissue repairs verso, docketing and address verso with moderate bleed-through affecting signature, hole from seal at middle left repaired with paper, scattered faint staining, deep fold at middle, upper and lower blank margins folded behind letter; matted with portrait and framed. sold as is./span "Head Quarters" [Morristown], 10 April 1777

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(AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) JOHN HART. Colonial banknote Signed, as Member of the First Provincial Congress of New Jersey,

Lot 3: (AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) JOHN HART. Colonial banknote Signed, as Member of the First Provincial Congress of New Jersey,

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Description: SIGNER (AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) JOHN HART. Colonial banknote Signed, as Member of the First Provincial Congress of New Jersey, engraved twelve shilling note issued by the Colony of New Jersey. Countersigned by Jonathan Johnston and John Stevens, Jr. 2x3 3/4 inches; slight fading to Hart signature, some loss to upper corners, horizontal crease affecting Johnston signature, some scattered soiling and toning; matted and framed. Burlington, 25 March 1776

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(AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) THOMAS JEFFERSON. Partly-printed Document Signed,

Lot 4: (AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) THOMAS JEFFERSON. Partly-printed Document Signed, "Th:Jefferson," as Governor,

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Description: (AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) THOMAS JEFFERSON. Partly-printed Document Signed, "Th:Jefferson," as Governor, land deed granting 400 acres in Botetourt County, VA, to Andrew Lewis. 1 page, folio; dampstaining at middle horizontal fold affecting text (but still legible), short separations at folds with small holes at intersections, some chipping at side edges, moderate scattered foxing, docketing verso, wax seal intact. Richmond, 2 June 1780

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(AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) GEORGE WASHINGTON. Letter Signed,

Lot 5: (AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) GEORGE WASHINGTON. Letter Signed, "G:Washington," as Commander-in-Chief, to the President of Congress Henry Laur

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Description: (AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) GEORGE WASHINGTON. Letter Signed, "G:Washington," as Commander-in-Chief, to the President of Congress Henry Laurens ("Sir"), requesting that Congress's decision about the ranks of Woodford and other officers be deferred. Text in the hand of Washington's aide-de-camp Robert Hanson Harrison. 1 page, 4to, with integral blank; minor toning at edges, horizontal folds, docketing on terminal page. "Valley Forge," 26 December 1777

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(AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) GEORGE WASHINGTON. Partly-printed vellum Document Signed,

Lot 6: (AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) GEORGE WASHINGTON. Partly-printed vellum Document Signed, "G:Washington," as President of the Society of the Cin

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Description: SOCIETY OF THE CINCINNATI CERTIFICATE (AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) GEORGE WASHINGTON. Partly-printed vellum Document Signed, "G:Washington," as President of the Society of the Cincinnati, appointing Thomas Anderson a member of the Society. Countersigned by Secretary of the Society Henry Knox. 13 1/2x19 inches; hinged at upper edge verso, minor scattered cockling, minor fading to text (not affecting signatures); matted with portraits of Knox and Washington and framed. "Mount Vernon," 26 April 1787

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BEAUREGARD, PIERRE G.T. Autograph Letter Signed, twice (

Lot 7: BEAUREGARD, PIERRE G.T. Autograph Letter Signed, twice ("G.T. Beauregard" and "G.T.B."), to E.C. Brown ("My dear Sir"),

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Description: BEAUREGARD, PIERRE G.T. Autograph Letter Signed, twice ("G.T. Beauregard" and "G.T.B."), to E.C. Brown ("My dear Sir"), sending his autograph and discussing which portraits of him he thinks are best, mentioning an engraving by Harper & Brothers and a photograph by Sarony as his favorites. With a postscript requesting a receipt for a steel plate, additionally signed with initials. 2 pages, 8vo, written on the recto and verso of a single sheet, ruled paper; horizontal folds. New Orleans, 19 May 1884

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BOLÍVAR, SIMÓN. Letter Signed, to Juan W. Camacho, in Spanish,

Lot 8: BOLÍVAR, SIMÓN. Letter Signed, to Juan W. Camacho, in Spanish,

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Description: BOLÍVAR, SIMÓN. Letter Signed, to Juan W. Camacho, in Spanish, requesting an appraisal of his silver jewelry that is presently in the hands of Gabriel. 1 page, 4to; backed with cello film, marked toning overall, left edge reinforced with fabric obscuring few letters at left edge. sold as is./span Cayes [Haiti], 29 February 1816

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BURR, AARON. Partly-printed Check Accomplished and Signed,

Lot 9: BURR, AARON. Partly-printed Check Accomplished and Signed, "Aaron Burr,"

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Description: BURR, AARON. Partly-printed Check Accomplished and Signed, "Aaron Burr," to Adam Fink in the amount of $60.49 drawn on the United States Bank [First Bank of the United States]. 3 3/4x6 1/2 inches; cancellation slices not affecting signature, tiny hole at center (not affecting signature), folds; matted with portrait and framed. New York, 16 August 1796

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BURR, AARON. Autograph Letter Signed,

Lot 10: BURR, AARON. Autograph Letter Signed, "AB.," to an unnamed recipient (lacking salutation),

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Description: BURR, AARON. Autograph Letter Signed, "AB.," to an unnamed recipient (lacking salutation), suggesting some people to engage for the Rathbone cases. 1/2 page, 8vo; address leaf trimmed away, remnants of wax seal at middle left. "Steam Boat," 20 April 1824

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CARSON, CHRISTOPHER (

Lot 11: CARSON, CHRISTOPHER ("KIT"). Clipped Signature, "Kit Carson," on a slip of paper.

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Description: CARSON, CHRISTOPHER ("KIT"). Clipped Signature, "Kit Carson," on a slip of paper. 1x3 3/4 inches, ruled paper; mounted to a larger sheet. Np, nd

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(CIVIL WAR--ALBUM.) Autograph album containing the signatures of approximately 200 members of the House of Representatives from the 38t

Lot 12: (CIVIL WAR--ALBUM.) Autograph album containing the signatures of approximately 200 members of the House of Representatives from the 38t

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Description: (CIVIL WAR--ALBUM.) Autograph album containing the signatures of approximately 200 members of the House of Representatives from the 38th Congress, including James A. Garfield from Ohio, James G. Blaine from Maine, Ignatius Donnelly from Minnesota, Thaddeus Stevens from Pennsylvania and Speaker Schuyler Colfax from Indiana. Multiple signatures per page, but on one side only. Also includes a few clipped signatures of Civil War Generals, including Dix and Sykes, in the rear. 8vo, original red morocco gilt, a bit worn. Washington, [circa April-October] 1864

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(CIVIL WAR.) GAIL BORDEN. Autograph Letter Signed, twice (

Lot 13: (CIVIL WAR.) GAIL BORDEN. Autograph Letter Signed, twice ("Gail Borden" and "G.B."), to A.B. Marvin,

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Description: (CIVIL WAR.) GAIL BORDEN. Autograph Letter Signed, twice ("Gail Borden" and "G.B."), to A.B. Marvin, expressing interest in his accounts of life in Savannah, apologizing for delays in delivering milk, beef, coffee, and apple jelly, explaining that they are not yet ready to supply the market, describing plans to obtain beef from Chicago, acknowledging the importance of religion, and in the postscript, signed with initials, noting that his son Samuel was expected but that he had not arrived. 2 pages, 4to, written on the recto and verso of a single sheet, ruled paper; remnants of prior mounting along upper edge recto affecting date and place text, minor smearing to initialed signature, docketing verso at lower right, folds. Brewster, NY, 22 February 1865

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(CIVIL WAR.) JOHN A. DAHLGREN. Autograph Note Signed,

Lot 14: (CIVIL WAR.) JOHN A. DAHLGREN. Autograph Note Signed, "JDahlgren / R Adm," to an unnamed recipient (lacking salutation):

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Description: IRONCLAD AT RISK (CIVIL WAR.) JOHN A. DAHLGREN. Autograph Note Signed, "JDahlgren / R Adm," to an unnamed recipient (lacking salutation): "No risk to the Montauk's safety must be incurred. Captain Scott will please to take the opinion of . . . Pilot Hafford into consideration in deciding on the judiciousness of the monitor leaving for Washington." Written at foot of page is a statement signed by the Admiral's wife attesting to the authenticity of the note. 1/2 page, 8 1/4x7 inches, ruled paper; mounted to larger sheet, right and lower edges trimmed, some scattered staining affecting text (but still legible), folds. sold as is./span Np, 21 January [1865: from docketing]

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(CIVIL WAR.) ROBERT E. LEE. Clipped portion of an Autograph Letter Signed,

Lot 15: (CIVIL WAR.) ROBERT E. LEE. Clipped portion of an Autograph Letter Signed, "RELee / Genl Commdg,"

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Description: (CIVIL WAR.) ROBERT E. LEE. Clipped portion of an Autograph Letter Signed, "RELee / Genl Commdg," including only a portion of the closing and the city on verso. 1 3/4x4 1/4 inches, ruled paper; remnants of prior mounting at sides verso, few tiny holes along right edge (not affecting signature). [Richmond, 1861-65]

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(CIVIL WAR.) MORTIMER DORMER LEGGETT. Autograph Letter Signed,

Lot 16: (CIVIL WAR.) MORTIMER DORMER LEGGETT. Autograph Letter Signed, "M DLeggett / BrigGenl,"

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Description: (CIVIL WAR.) MORTIMER DORMER LEGGETT. Autograph Letter Signed, "M DLeggett / BrigGenl," to Captain R. Cox, requesting a field officer. 1 1/4 pages, 8vo, ruled paper, written on the first and third pages of a folded sheet; minor wear at folds of terminal leaf. "Head Quarters / Smyrna Camp," 8 November 1864

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CUSTER, ELIZABETH BACON. Autograph Letter Signed, 'Elizabeth B. Custer,

Lot 17: CUSTER, ELIZABETH BACON. Autograph Letter Signed, 'Elizabeth B. Custer," to "Miss Clarke,"

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Description: CUSTER, ELIZABETH BACON. Autograph Letter Signed, 'Elizabeth B. Custer," to "Miss Clarke," in purple ink, declining to send her husband's autograph. 1 1/4 pages, 8vo, written on the first and third pages of a folded sheet; closed tear in third page (not affecting text), remnants of prior mounting on terminal page. New York, 14 October no year

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DAVIS, JEFFERSON. Photograph dated and Signed,

Lot 18: DAVIS, JEFFERSON. Photograph dated and Signed, "Jeffn:Davis," cabinet card, full length portrait,

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Description: DAVIS, JEFFERSON. Photograph dated and Signed, "Jeffn:Davis," cabinet card, full length portrait, showing him leaning on chair on which is placed his hat and walking stick. Signed on the mount below the image. 5 1/4x3 1/2 inches (image), 6 1/2x4 1/4 inches overall; creases at lower edge affecting date, minor scattered abrasions. Np, 26 August 1867

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DAVIS, JEFFERSON. Clipped Signature, on a small card.

Lot 19: DAVIS, JEFFERSON. Clipped Signature, on a small card.

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Description: DAVIS, JEFFERSON. Clipped Signature, on a small card. 1 3/4x3 1/2 inches; some marginal discoloration from prior matting, remnants of prior mounting at sides verso. Np, nd

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(DAVIS, JEFFERSON.) VARINA HOWELL DAVIS. Autograph Letter Signed,

Lot 20: (DAVIS, JEFFERSON.) VARINA HOWELL DAVIS. Autograph Letter Signed, "Jefferson Davis" on behalf of her husband,

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Description: "THE AMERICAN PUBLIC HAS BEEN . . . FILLED WITH FALSEHOOD" (DAVIS, JEFFERSON.) VARINA HOWELL DAVIS. Autograph Letter Signed, "Jefferson Davis" on behalf of her husband, in purple ink, to Cherlotte E. Clarke, expressing the hope that Americans have grown tired of a diet of falsehood. 1 1/2 pages, 8vo, ruled paper; remnants of prior mounting along left edge recto (not affecting text), folds. "Beauvoir" [Biloxi], 29 December 1883

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DECATUR, STEPHEN. Autograph Letter Signed,

Lot 21: DECATUR, STEPHEN. Autograph Letter Signed, "S Decatur," to Dr. John Bullus ("Dear Bullus"),

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Description: DECATUR, STEPHEN. Autograph Letter Signed, "S Decatur," to Dr. John Bullus ("Dear Bullus"), expecting some change in the situation soon, requesting forges. 1 page, 4to; minor loss to right edge expertly repaired with paper, folds. New London, 11 June [1813]

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EMMETT, DANIEL D. Autograph Manuscript dated and Signed,

Lot 22: EMMETT, DANIEL D. Autograph Manuscript dated and Signed, "Daniel Decatur Emmett (of 1815),"

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Description: "I WISH I WAS IN DE LANN OF COTTON" EMMETT, DANIEL D. Autograph Manuscript dated and Signed, "Daniel Decatur Emmett (of 1815)," complete 5 verses of his song "Dixie," written on the same sheet below a brief Autograph Letter sending the manuscript, to "My Dear Miss." Additionally signed in the third person within the text. 2 pages, folio, ruled paper, written on the recto and verso of a single sheet; minor toning at edges, faint offsetting near lower edge verso, folds. Trenton, 22 January 1896

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FRANKLIN, BENJAMIN. Autograph Letter Signed,

Lot 23: FRANKLIN, BENJAMIN. Autograph Letter Signed, "BFranklin," to James Russell ("Mr. Russel"),

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Description: SURPRISED THAT SO FEW KNOW AND USE HIS INVENTION: FLEXIBLE CATHETER FRANKLIN, BENJAMIN. Autograph Letter Signed, "BFranklin," to James Russell ("Mr. Russel"), introducing the son of his neighbor, Mr. Shippen, relating the circumstances of his invention of the flexible catheter and explaining its construction, expressing surprise that the flexible catheter is not more widely known and used in Europe since a surgeon told him at the time he first conceived it that such a device had previously been available in France. 2 pages, 4to, with integral blank; few small holes at fold intersections with minor loss to text (not affecting signature), closed partial separations at folds. London, 17 September 1760

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FRANKLIN, BENJAMIN. Letter press copy of an Autograph Letter Signed,

Lot 24: FRANKLIN, BENJAMIN. Letter press copy of an Autograph Letter Signed, "BFranklin," to London bookseller Thomas Walter ("Mr. Walter"),

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Description: FRANKLIN, BENJAMIN. Letter press copy of an Autograph Letter Signed, "BFranklin," to London bookseller Thomas Walter ("Mr. Walter"), informing him that he received the books but that the Neckar [Jacques Necker] book on finance was not among them and that the wrong book was sent in its place, wishing him success in bookselling, and hoping that Walter's invention can be brought to perfection. 1 page, 4to, tissue paper; mounted to a larger album leaf with faint staining from mounting overall (but still legible), tears and holes at all edges with loss to few letters of text at right edge, folds. Philadelphia, 4 November [circa 1784]

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HILL, AMBROSE POWELL. Autograph Letter Signed,

Lot 25: HILL, AMBROSE POWELL. Autograph Letter Signed, "A.P. Hill," to Alexander Dallas Bache ("Prof A.D. Bache"),

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Description: HILL, AMBROSE POWELL. Autograph Letter Signed, "A.P. Hill," to Alexander Dallas Bache ("Prof A.D. Bache"), reporting that he has sent his map of the Boston shore, offering explanations for the delay, asking whether he has a piece of surveying equipment, and relating the locations to which mutual friends have been ordered. 3 pages, 8vo, written on a folded sheet; minor staining at center vertical fold. Washington, 30 August [1855-61]

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KEY, FRANCIS SCOTT. Clipped Signature,

Lot 26: KEY, FRANCIS SCOTT. Clipped Signature, "FSKey," on a small slip of paper.

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Description: KEY, FRANCIS SCOTT. Clipped Signature, "FSKey," on a small slip of paper. 3/4x1 1/2 inches; mounted to a larger sheet, scattered minor staining. Np, nd

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KNOX, HENRY. Letter Signed,

Lot 27: KNOX, HENRY. Letter Signed, "HKnox," as Secretary of War, to Samuel Hodgdon,

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Description: KNOX, HENRY. Letter Signed, "HKnox," as Secretary of War, to Samuel Hodgdon, requesting that he report the cost per ton of having cast 24 and 36 pounder cannons and corresponding cannonballs. 1 page, 4to; partial separations at folds with nearly complete separation at middle horizontal fold, few scattered inexpert repairs with cello tape or glue verso, staining at folds near right edge, small hole at upper right corner, signature bold. "War Department" [Philadelphia], 11 February 1794

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LAFAYETTE, GILBERT DU MOTIER; MARQUIS DE. Two Letters Signed,

Lot 28: LAFAYETTE, GILBERT DU MOTIER; MARQUIS DE. Two Letters Signed, "Lafayette," in French.

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Description: LAFAYETTE, GILBERT DU MOTIER; MARQUIS DE. Two Letters Signed, "Lafayette," in French. The first, to an unnamed recipient (lacking salutation), recommending Mr. Maurice and conveying a similar recommendation from Prefect of the Seine Odilon Barrot. 1 page, 4to, "National Guard of the Kingdom" stationery, with integral blank; folds. The second, as President of the Polish Central Committee, to Albert de Montemont, returning copies of patriotic dithyrambic verse on Poland [not present]. 1 page, 4to, "Polish Central Committee" stationery; with integral address leaf; toning at lower edge, folds. Paris, 29 September 1830; 23 September 1831

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LEE, ROBERT E. Date and Signature,

Lot 29: LEE, ROBERT E. Date and Signature, "R E Lee," on a slip of paper.

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Description: LEE, ROBERT E. Date and Signature, "R E Lee," on a slip of paper. 4x2 1/2 inches, ruled paper; unevenly toned, minor chipping at edges. Np, 17 August 1869

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MORRIS, ROBERT. Autograph Letter Signed,

Lot 30: MORRIS, ROBERT. Autograph Letter Signed, "RobtMorris," to his business partner John Nicholson,

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Description: SIGNER WRITING FROM DEBTOR'S PRISON MORRIS, ROBERT. Autograph Letter Signed, "RobtMorris," to his business partner John Nicholson, sending letters from General Forrest [not present] and requesting their return when finished. 1/2 page, 4to; moderate staining at middle and lower left affecting text, short separation at fold middle left repaired with tissue verso, bold signature. [Philadelphia], 6 April 1798

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MORRIS, ROBERT. Clipped Signature,

Lot 31: MORRIS, ROBERT. Clipped Signature, "Robt Morris," removed from a vellum document.

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Description: MORRIS, ROBERT. Clipped Signature, "Robt Morris," removed from a vellum document. 1x3 inches; remnants of prior mounting overall verso, upper edge trimmed close to signature, bold signature. Np, nd

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PARKER, ELY SAMUEL. Photograph Signed,

Lot 32: PARKER, ELY SAMUEL. Photograph Signed, "E.S. Parker / Col & A.D.C.,"

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Description: GENERAL GRANT'S AIDE-DE-CAMP PARKER, ELY SAMUEL. Photograph Signed, "E.S. Parker / Col & A.D.C.," bust portrait by Gutekunst, carte-de-visite, showing him in uniform. Inscribed in the image at lower edge. 3 1/2x2 1/2 inches (image), 4x2 1/2 inches overall; corners of mount cut off affecting upper corners of photograph. Np, [1866-69]

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PARKER, ELY SAMUEL. Autograph Letter Signed,

Lot 33: PARKER, ELY SAMUEL. Autograph Letter Signed, "Donehogawa / Iroquois Sachem / or Ely S. Parker," to J.E. Kelly ("Dear Sir & Bro."),

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Description: PARKER, ELY SAMUEL. Autograph Letter Signed, "Donehogawa / Iroquois Sachem / or Ely S. Parker," to J.E. Kelly ("Dear Sir & Bro."), explaining how he came to be adopted into the Seneca Indian Nation and the origin of his name. 1 page, 4to; complete separation at horizontal fold, faint scattered staining, faint marginal discoloration from prior matting, cello tape remnants from prior mounting at edges verso. New York, 13 February 1894

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PENN, WILLIAM. Vellum Document Signed,

Lot 34: PENN, WILLIAM. Vellum Document Signed, "WmPenn,"

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Description: PENN, WILLIAM. Vellum Document Signed, "WmPenn," land deed granting 100 acres in Chester county to Jan Hendricks. On verso is a document transferring the tract from Charles Crosthwayt to Jonah Roman in 1704 with their signatures and remnants of a wax seal. 1 page, 6 3/4x13 1/4 inches; minor fading to "W" of signature, small holes at fold intersections, faint scatterd dampstaining. Philadelphia, 26 January 1684

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RODGERS, JOHN. Letter Signed,

Lot 35: RODGERS, JOHN. Letter Signed, "Jn Rodgers," as Commodore, to Caesar A. Rodney,

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Description: SUGGESTS BUST OF SIGNER CAESAR RODNEY AS USS DELAWARE'S FIGUREHEAD RODGERS, JOHN. Letter Signed, "Jn Rodgers," as Commodore, to Caesar A. Rodney, discussing various proposals for the figurehead at the prow of the USS Delaware, contradicting rumors that Commander Porter is going to the Pacific, and adding that Captain Jones has been appointed to command the Constitution. 2 pages, 4to, with integral blank; minor bleed-through affecting text of first page. Washington, 5 April 1821

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SCOTT, WINFIELD. Autograph Letter Signed, to Joseph Blunt,

Lot 36: SCOTT, WINFIELD. Autograph Letter Signed, to Joseph Blunt,

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Description: SCOTT, WINFIELD. Autograph Letter Signed, to Joseph Blunt, inviting him over for games and conversation. 1 1/4 pages, 4to, ruled paper, written on the recto and verso of a single sheet; small hole in left margin (not affecting text), folds. Elizabethtown, NJ, 23 August 1839

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SMITH, SAMUEL FRANCIS. Autograph Manuscript dated and Signed,

Lot 37: SMITH, SAMUEL FRANCIS. Autograph Manuscript dated and Signed, "S.F. Smith," complete 4 stanzas of his hymn, "America,"

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Description: "MY COUNTRY 'TIS OF THEE" SMITH, SAMUEL FRANCIS. Autograph Manuscript dated and Signed, "S.F. Smith," complete 4 stanzas of his hymn, "America," fair copy, with a holograph note: "Written in Feb. 1832." 1 page, small 4to; mounted at upper corners to board, minor scattered staining. Np, 4 March 1895

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TALLEYRAND-PÉRIGORD, CHARLES MAURICE DE. Letter Signed,

Lot 38: TALLEYRAND-PÉRIGORD, CHARLES MAURICE DE. Letter Signed, "ch mau talleyrand," as Minister of Foreign Affairs, to Minister Plenipotentiar

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Description: CLARIFYING LOUISIANA PURCHASE TALLEYRAND-PÉRIGORD, CHARLES MAURICE DE. Letter Signed, "ch mau talleyrand," as Minister of Foreign Affairs, to Minister Plenipotentiary to France Robert R. Livingston, in French, acknowledging receipt of his letter, stating that Livingston's remarks have been conveyed to the Minister of Finance [François de Barbé-Marbois], and assuring him that discussion concerning the provisions would be conducted in good faith. 1 page, folio, with integral blank; folds; 1/4 morocco clamshell case. Paris, 7 March 1804

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VANE, HENRY. Fragment of a Letter Signed,

Lot 39: VANE, HENRY. Fragment of a Letter Signed, "H:Vane," including only date and closing:

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Description: VANE, HENRY. Fragment of a Letter Signed, "H:Vane," including only date and closing: "From the Committee of the Council of State for the Affairs of the Admiralty / Your affectionate friends." 3x7 1/2 inches; minor scattered foxing. Np, 6 December 1651

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WAYNE, ANTHONY. Clipped Signature,

Lot 40: WAYNE, ANTHONY. Clipped Signature, "Ant:Wayne," probably removed from a letter.

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Description: WAYNE, ANTHONY. Clipped Signature, "Ant:Wayne," probably removed from a letter. 1x2 1/2 inches; moderate scattered staining (but signature legible), some loss to extreme left end of first "A" in signature, mounted to a larger sheet. sold as is./span Np, nd

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(AMERICANA.) Group of 4 items Signed, or Signed and Inscribed, by 18th-century Americans.

Lot 41: (AMERICANA.) Group of 4 items Signed, or Signed and Inscribed, by 18th-century Americans.

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Description: (AMERICANA.) Group of 4 items Signed, or Signed and Inscribed, by 18th-century Americans. Format and condition vary. Vp, vd

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(AMERICANA.) Group of 20 items Signed, or Signed and Inscribed, by 19th-century military figures,

Lot 42: (AMERICANA.) Group of 20 items Signed, or Signed and Inscribed, by 19th-century military figures,

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Description: (AMERICANA.) Group of 20 items Signed, or Signed and Inscribed, by 19th-century military figures, including mostly Clipped Signatures. Each mounted to recto or verso of a loose album page with two or three to a page, most identified, many with staining recto from mounting. sold as is./span Vp, vd

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(ALBUM.) Autograph album containing over 50 items Signed, or Signed and Inscribed, by activists, theologians, historians, literary crit

Lot 43: (ALBUM.) Autograph album containing over 50 items Signed, or Signed and Inscribed, by activists, theologians, historians, literary crit

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Description: (ALBUM.) Autograph album containing over 50 items Signed, or Signed and Inscribed, by activists, theologians, historians, literary critics, authors, physicians, poets, religious leaders, and scientists, many being Scots or English, including mostly Autograph Letters Signed, some on homeopathic subjects, kept by homeopathic physician John Rutherford Russell and his descendants. Most laid in, some mounted to recto pages only. Folio, morocco, spine perished, boards detached, worn. Vp, 1800-1903

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(ALBUM.) Autograph album containing over 80 Autograph Inscriptions Signed, by 19th- and 20th-century officials

Lot 44: (ALBUM.) Autograph album containing over 80 Autograph Inscriptions Signed, by 19th- and 20th-century officials

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Description: (ALBUM.) Autograph album containing over 80 Autograph Inscriptions Signed, by 19th- and 20th-century officials in America and throughout the Pacific and the West Indies, including American consular officials in places such as Halifax, St. Kitts, Guantanamo, Habana, Veracruz, Martinique, and Mexico City, kept by an intrepid traveler, A[bbott?] P. Smith. Many with date, place, or title, written one to a page, mostly recto and verso. Oblong 8vo, calf, worn. should be examined./span Vp, 1878-1933

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ARMSTRONG, NEIL A. Photograph Signed and Inscribed,

Lot 45: ARMSTRONG, NEIL A. Photograph Signed and Inscribed, "To Jay,"

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Description: ARMSTRONG, NEIL A. Photograph Signed and Inscribed, "To Jay," 1/2-length portrait by NASA, showing him in space suit holding helmet with moon in background. Signed in the image, lower right. 10x8 inches; biography printed on verso. Np, [1980s]

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ARMSTRONG, NEIL A. Signature, on an interior page of a program for the 1981 convention of the American Association of School Administra

Lot 46: ARMSTRONG, NEIL A. Signature, on an interior page of a program for the 1981 convention of the American Association of School Administra

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Description: ARMSTRONG, NEIL A. Signature, on an interior page of a program for the 1981 convention of the American Association of School Administrators. Signed over printed text beside his portrait on page 17. 192 pages, narrow 8vo, printed wrappers, minor wear. [Atlanta, February 1981]

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ARNOLD, HENRY HARLEY. Typed Letter Signed,

Lot 47: ARNOLD, HENRY HARLEY. Typed Letter Signed, "HHArnold," as Commanding General, to Walter S. Marvin,

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Description: "HAP" ARNOLD ARNOLD, HENRY HARLEY. Typed Letter Signed, "HHArnold," as Commanding General, to Walter S. Marvin, sending thanks for his loan used for the production of the Army Air Forces stage play, "Winged Victory," and giving some related figures including proceeds from the film version. 1 page, 4to, "Headquarters, Army Air Forces" stationery; horizontal folds. Washington, 8 October 1945

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AUGUST II; KING OF POLAND. Letter Signed,

Lot 48: AUGUST II; KING OF POLAND. Letter Signed, "Augusto Re," to an unnamed Roman Catholic Cardinal, in Italian,

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Description: AUGUSTUS II THE STRONG WEARS THE CROWN AGAIN AUGUST II; KING OF POLAND. Letter Signed, "Augusto Re," to an unnamed Roman Catholic Cardinal, in Italian, informing him that he has returned to the throne, reminding him of his devotion to the Church, and hoping for help in both ensuring tranquility in the kingdom and securing the Pope's prayers and support. 1 page, tall 4to; short closed separations at folds, evenly toned. Warsaw, 12 February 1710

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BAKER, SAMUEL WHITE. Brief Autograph Note Signed, twice (one in third person within the text):

Lot 49: BAKER, SAMUEL WHITE. Brief Autograph Note Signed, twice (one in third person within the text):

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Description: BAKER, SAMUEL WHITE. Brief Autograph Note Signed, twice (one in third person within the text): "Sir SamlWBaker presents his compliments to Miss C. Clarke and has much pleasure in acceding to her request. 24 Feby 1886," and written boldly on third page: "Truly yours / SamlWBaker / 24 Feby 1886." 2 pages, 12mo, written on the first and third pages of a folded sheet; remnants of prior mounting overall on terminal page. Np, 24 February 1886

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BARNUM, PHINEAS TAYLOR. Autograph Inscription Signed, on a small card:

Lot 50: BARNUM, PHINEAS TAYLOR. Autograph Inscription Signed, on a small card: "Miss Metcalm / Truly Yours / P T Barnum / Block Island."

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Description: BARNUM, PHINEAS TAYLOR. Autograph Inscription Signed, on a small card: "Miss Metcalm / Truly Yours / P T Barnum / Block Island." 1 1/2x3 1/2 inches; remnants of prior mounting at side edges verso. Np, nd

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