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Auction Description for Swann: AUTOGRAPHS
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Exhibition & Sale Schedule: Sale 2296 - Autographs - begins at 1:30pm in New York on Thurs, Nov 29. All material in Sale 2296 on display at our premises in New York City, 104 East 25th Street, as follows - Mon, Nov 26: 10am to 6pm - Tues, Nov 27: 10am to 6pm - Wed, Nov 28: 10am to 6pm - Thurs, Nov 29: 10am to Noon.

AUTOGRAPHS

by Swann Auction Galleries

Platinum House

294 lots with images

November 29, 2012

Live Auction

104 East 25th Street

New York, NY, 10010 USA

Phone: 212.254.4710

Fax: 212 979 1017

Email: swann@swanngalleries.com

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(ALBUM--AMERICAN POLITICIANS.) Autograph album containing approximately 250 signatures by Senators and Congressmen as members of the 26

Lot 1: (ALBUM--AMERICAN POLITICIANS.) Autograph album containing approximately 250 signatures by Senators and Congressmen as members of the 26

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Description: INCLUDING THREE PRESIDENTS (ALBUM--AMERICAN POLITICIANS.) Autograph album containing approximately 250 signatures by Senators and Congressmen as members of the 26th and 27th Congresses. Written approximately 5 to a page, each indicating home state and/or city, mostly rectos only. Signers include Millard Fillmore, James Buchanan, and John Quincy Adams, who has signed twice and written a poem on the last page of the album. Small 8vo, morocco, very worn; completely loose in binding. [Washington], circa 1841

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(AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) ALEXANDER, WILLIAM (

Lot 2: (AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) ALEXANDER, WILLIAM ("LORD STIRLING"). Autograph Letter Signed, "Stirling," to New Jersey Attorney General Willia

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Description: "OUR MOMENTS WERE NEVER MORE CRITICAL" (AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) ALEXANDER, WILLIAM ("LORD STIRLING"). Autograph Letter Signed, "Stirling," to New Jersey Attorney General William Patterson, explaining that a conflict between two laws is halting the progress of the sale of Alexander's estate, and empowering him to act on his behalf to settle the matter since he cannot leave the army even for a day. 1 page, tall 4to, with integral address leaf; faint scattered dampstaining, folds. (JMR) "Camp Kanahkamack" [Oradell, NJ], 15 September 1780

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(AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) BARBER, FRANCIS. Autograph Letter Signed,

Lot 3: (AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) BARBER, FRANCIS. Autograph Letter Signed, "F Barber," to his wife ("My dear Nancy"),

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Description: (AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) BARBER, FRANCIS. Autograph Letter Signed, "F Barber," to his wife ("My dear Nancy"), complaining that lack of provisions prevent the movement of the expedition, reporting that Colonel Brearley had been appointed Chief Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court, expecting that victory against the Indians would require 3 or more months, and speculating that the Indians are looking to their own safety. 2 pages, tall 4to; faint scattered foxing, horizontal folds. (JMR) Wyoming, PA, 5 July 1779

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(AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) BARBER, FRANCIS. Autograph Letter Signed,

Lot 4: (AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) BARBER, FRANCIS. Autograph Letter Signed, "F Barber," to his wife ("My dear Nancy"),

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Description: (AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) BARBER, FRANCIS. Autograph Letter Signed, "F Barber," to his wife ("My dear Nancy"), stating that he could not visit while he was at West Point, noting that he was able to see George for a few hours, expecting to be able to visit soon, and inquiring after her situation. 1 page, folio; faint scattered foxing, folds, seal tear at bottom, holograph address panel on verso. (JMR) Verplanks Point, 17 September 1782

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(AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) CLINTON, GEORGE. Autograph Letter Signed,

Lot 5: (AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) CLINTON, GEORGE. Autograph Letter Signed, "GeoClinton B. Genl," to Captain Woodhull,

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Description: "MARCH IN THE EXPEDIENT & MOST SECRET MANNER" (AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) CLINTON, GEORGE. Autograph Letter Signed, "GeoClinton B. Genl," to Captain Woodhull, retained draft, explaining that Mr. Palmer has a large sum of Continental money and that he is with Nicholas Townsend both of whom are suspected of being Torys, and ordering him to seize Palmer and Townsend at Sterling and deliver them for examination. 1 page, tall 4to; moderate dampstaining overall, folds, docketing verso, remnants of prior mounting at right edge verso. (JMR) New Windsor, 15 January 1777

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(AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) CLINTON, GEORGE. Autograph Letter Signed,

Lot 6: (AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) CLINTON, GEORGE. Autograph Letter Signed, "GeoClinton," to "Dear Sir" [Captain Thomas Machin],

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Description: (AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) CLINTON, GEORGE. Autograph Letter Signed, "GeoClinton," to "Dear Sir" [Captain Thomas Machin], inquiring how to repair a piece of artillery the fastest, ordering him to send the two 12-pounder guns, sending the brass 24-pounder from Fishkill, asking for news of his advance and, in a postscript, suggesting he use his scow to deliver the guns. 1 1/2 pages, tall 4to, written on the recto and verso of a single sheet; horizontal folds, scattered moderate foxing, toning to edges. (JMR) Fort Montgomery, 3 July 1777

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(AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) CLINTON, GEORGE. Autograph Letter Signed,

Lot 7: (AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) CLINTON, GEORGE. Autograph Letter Signed, "GeoClinton," to his brother James ("Dear Brother"),

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Description: "KINGSTON [IS] LAID IN ASHES BY THE ENEMY" (AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) CLINTON, GEORGE. Autograph Letter Signed, "GeoClinton," to his brother James ("Dear Brother"), explaining that the British troops arrived at Kingston before George Clinton's troops, whereupon 1000 men burned the town and immediately returned to their ships, warning that a similar fate awaits the settlements along the shore and that forage and property should be moved from the path of the enemy, reminding him to take the sleigh from the barn as it is all the personal property that remains to him after that destroyed in Kingston, noting that the enemy is advancing up the river to Saugerties with Tryon commanding on the east side and Vaughan on the west. 1 1/2 pages, 8vo, with integral address leaf; some fading to text and signature, scattered minor toning and soiling, few short closed tears at edges. (JMR) "Head Quarters Hurley," 17 October 1777

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(AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) CLINTON, GEORGE. Autograph Letter Signed,

Lot 8: (AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) CLINTON, GEORGE. Autograph Letter Signed, "GeoClinton," to Colonel Samuel B. Webb,

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Description: (AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) CLINTON, GEORGE. Autograph Letter Signed, "GeoClinton," to Colonel Samuel B. Webb, proposing to send a flag and money to New York for the prisoners taken at Fort Montgomery and asking him to send money. 1 page, 8vo, with integral address leaf addressed in his hand; complete separations at folds repaired verso with tissue, minor foxing. (JMR) New Windsor, 7 November 1777

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(AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) CLINTON, GEORGE. Letter Signed,

Lot 9: (AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) CLINTON, GEORGE. Letter Signed, "Geo:Clinton," as Governor, to Major General McDougall,

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Description: (AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) CLINTON, GEORGE. Letter Signed, "Geo:Clinton," as Governor, to Major General McDougall, relaying that he has issued an impress warrant, sending intelligence from Col. Pawling confirming the accounts in McDougall's letter, reporting that he has therefore ordered the regiments of Cartine and Snyder, and the brigade of Ten Broeck, to cover the Frontier in case of alarm with the remaining militia to reinforce McDougall's posts. 1 1/2 pages, 8vo, with integral address leaf; folds. (JMR) Poughkeepsie, NY, 26 May 1779

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(AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) CLINTON, JAMES. Autograph Letter Signed,

Lot 10: (AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) CLINTON, JAMES. Autograph Letter Signed, "James Clinton B Gen," retained draft of his letter to the Officer Comm

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Description: "OUR COUNTRY IS ALLARMED BY ABOUT 32 TORIES" (AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) CLINTON, JAMES. Autograph Letter Signed, "James Clinton B Gen," retained draft of his letter to the Officer Commanding Ramapough Clove, reporting that General George Clinton was expected to arrive from North Windsor but that he had not yet come, conveying that 32 Tories from the Paltz are being pursued by Colonel Jesse Woodhull, adding that they are headed in his direction. 1 page, square 8vo; folds, paper evenly toned, holograph docketing on verso. (JMR) Fort Montgomery, 29 April 1777

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(AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) CLINTON, JAMES. Autograph Letter Signed, to his wife (

Lot 11: (AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) CLINTON, JAMES. Autograph Letter Signed, to his wife ("Dear Wife"),

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Description: (AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) CLINTON, JAMES. Autograph Letter Signed, to his wife ("Dear Wife"), retained draft, explaining that he has not visited because he was waiting for a good sleighing opportunity but none came, noting that the Assembly has not met because the Governor and many others had not yet arrived, reporting that he gave money to Colonel Malcolm to buy cloth, and asking that she write at every opportunity. 2 pages, 4to, written on the recto and verso of a single sheet; moderate bleed-through overall, some scattered foxing. (JMR) Albany, 6 January 1781

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(AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) CLINTON, JAMES. Letter Signed, to Major Quackenbush,

Lot 12: (AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) CLINTON, JAMES. Letter Signed, to Major Quackenbush,

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Description: (AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) CLINTON, JAMES. Letter Signed, to Major Quackenbush, requesting that the boat to the manor remain for a day so that an awning on it can be fixed and to avoid the expected rain, and adding that Dr. Townsend will provide a tent for the purpose. 1 page, small 4to; folds, faint scattered foxing, address and docketing verso. (JMR) Np, "Tuesday Evening" no year

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(AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) FISH, NICHOLAS. Autograph Letter Signed,

Lot 13: (AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) FISH, NICHOLAS. Autograph Letter Signed, "Nich'sFish," to Brigadier General Clinton,

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Description: (AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) FISH, NICHOLAS. Autograph Letter Signed, "Nich'sFish," to Brigadier General Clinton, explaining that the returns for Hazen's regiment had not arrived, sending the two State regiment returns noting the omission of Hazen's regiment [not present], and adding that he starts in the morning for Fort Herkimer. 1 page, 8vo; moderate dampstaining, address and docketing verso. (JMR) Schenectady, 26 June 1781

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(AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) GLOVER, JOHN. Letter Signed, to Colonel E[phraim] Bowen,

Lot 14: (AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) GLOVER, JOHN. Letter Signed, to Colonel E[phraim] Bowen,

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Description: "THE ENEMY ARE AGAIN FORTIFYING STONY POINT" (AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) GLOVER, JOHN. Letter Signed, to Colonel E[phraim] Bowen, suggesting that hanging would have prevented the most recent mutinying of Angell's regiment, describing in detail the heroic ambush by Captain Pope's infantry of 400 cavalry causing the enemy to rout, remarking that desertion rages among the enemy, and relating a brief survey of the position of enemy and American forces in New York. 3 pages, 4to, written on a single folded sheet; faint scattered foxing, remnants of prior mounting at center vertical fold on terminal page. (JMR) Lower Salem, NY, 11 August 1779

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(AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) HEATH, WILLIAM. Autograph Letter Signed,

Lot 15: (AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) HEATH, WILLIAM. Autograph Letter Signed, "WHeath," to General James Clinton,

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Description: "JUST RECEIVED . . . NEWS OF THE REDUCTION OF FORT WASHINGTON" (AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) HEATH, WILLIAM. Autograph Letter Signed, "WHeath," to General James Clinton, informing him that he has learned that Fort Washington has fallen, explaining that the British control the river, and instructing him to quickly complete the obstructions in the river. 1 page, tall 4to; mounted along left edge to a larger sheet, some bleed-through from docketing on verso, loss to lower left edge repaired with paper on verso, horizontal folds. (JMR) Peekskill, NY, 18 November 1776

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(AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) HEATH, WILLIAM. Autograph Letter Signed,

Lot 16: (AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) HEATH, WILLIAM. Autograph Letter Signed, "WHeath," to General James Clinton,

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Description: (AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) HEATH, WILLIAM. Autograph Letter Signed, "WHeath," to General James Clinton, expressing his expectation that he will complete his work despite a weak garrison if it is possible, suggesting what to do about the scarcity of bricks, adding that he should notify the Furnace of the Forrest of Dean that Heath ordered some sheet iron for Fort Montgomery. 1 page, tall 4to; mounted along left edge to a larger sheet, minor bleed-through from docketing verso, horizontal folds. (JMR) Peekskill, NY, 2 December 1776

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(AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) HEATH, WILLIAM; AND JAMES CLINTON. Document Signed,

Lot 17: (AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) HEATH, WILLIAM; AND JAMES CLINTON. Document Signed, "WHeath MGenl,"

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Description: (AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) HEATH, WILLIAM; AND JAMES CLINTON. Document Signed, "WHeath MGenl," ordering that General James Clinton be paid $595 for "Four Months and Twenty Three Days Pay . . . from the 9th Day of Aug'st to the 31st Day of December." Additionally signed by Clinton, "James Clinton B.Gen'l," twice, one at middle right, the other on verso. 1 page, 4to; short separations at horizontal folds repaired verso with tissue, left edge reinforced with tissue, minor scattered foxing. (JMR) Peekskill, 29 December 1776

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(AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) HOWE, ROBERT. Autograph Letter Signed, to an unnamed recipient (

Lot 18: (AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) HOWE, ROBERT. Autograph Letter Signed, to an unnamed recipient ("Dear Sir"),

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Description: (AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) HOWE, ROBERT. Autograph Letter Signed, to an unnamed recipient ("Dear Sir"), conveying that the bearer is a deserter from the enemy and advising him to accept deserters as the alternative would discourage future desertions. With a brief Autograph Note Signed by Governor George Clinton, written at bottom left: "The above Deserter is referred over to Doct'r Tappen according to Law." 1 page, small 4to; minor bleed-through from docketing verso, faint scattered foxing, folds. (JMR) Highlands, NY, 26 April 1780

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(AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) HOWE, WILLIAM. Partly-printed Document Signed,

Lot 19: (AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) HOWE, WILLIAM. Partly-printed Document Signed, "WHowe," as Commander-in-Chief of the British forces,

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Description: (AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) HOWE, WILLIAM. Partly-printed Document Signed, "WHowe," as Commander-in-Chief of the British forces, ordering that General William Erskine be paid £3,565 "for 165 Days Forage Money to the Hessian Troops." 1 page, tall 4to; minor fading to signature, inlaid, scattered small paper repairs verso, receipt signature and endorsement verso. (JMR) Philadelphia, 14 January 1778

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(AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) KNOX, HENRY. Autograph Letter Signed,

Lot 20: (AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) KNOX, HENRY. Autograph Letter Signed, "HKnox," as Brigadier General, to an unnamed recipient (lacking salutation

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Description: (AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) KNOX, HENRY. Autograph Letter Signed, "HKnox," as Brigadier General, to an unnamed recipient (lacking salutation), explaining that Captain Isaiah Wool has resigned from the U.S. Corps of Artillery because of inadequate pay and recommending that he be appointed a Chief Director of the Cannon on a warship. 3 pages, small 4to, written on a single folded sheet; closed vertical separation touching extreme beginning of "H" in signature with minor loss, terminal page backed with tissue, complete separations at folds repaired with tissue affecting the text (but legible). (JMR) Tappan, NY, 22 August 1780

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(AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) MCDOUGALL, ALEXANDER. Letter Signed,

Lot 21: (AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) MCDOUGALL, ALEXANDER. Letter Signed, "Alex'rMcDougall," to General Clinton,

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Description: "WASHINGTON ORDERS THAT SOME MEN . . . BE TRAINED TO THE CANNON" (AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) MCDOUGALL, ALEXANDER. Letter Signed, "Alex'rMcDougall," to General Clinton, thanking him for entreating the troops to remain after the expiration of their terms of service, sending Dubois's Regiment with 100 pounds of arms and cartouche boxes and bayonets, requesting to be informed of arms being sent to recruits, conveying General George Washington's orders that some regiments at the forts [Fort Montgomery and Fort Clinton] be trained to operate cannons until artillery recruits arrive, and asking what is necessary for the defense of the forts. 1 page, tall 4to; mounted along left edge to a larger sheet, folds. (JMR) "Head Quarters Peekskill," NY, 5 March 1777

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(AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) MCDOUGALL, ALEXANDER. Letter Signed,

Lot 22: (AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) MCDOUGALL, ALEXANDER. Letter Signed, "Alex'rMcDougall," to an unnamed recipient ("Sir"),

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Description: (AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) MCDOUGALL, ALEXANDER. Letter Signed, "Alex'rMcDougall," to an unnamed recipient ("Sir"), asserting that he should move the clothing to where Colonel Hay and he suggest, and adding that the light and valuable ordnance and hospital stores susceptible to damage from the rain should also be moved, as should the cannons. 1 page, 4to; folds. (JMR) Continental Village, 1 June 1779

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(AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) SCHUYLER, PHILIP. Autograph Letter Signed,

Lot 23: (AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) SCHUYLER, PHILIP. Autograph Letter Signed, "Ph: Schuyler," to the commanding officer at Fish Kill,

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Description: "EVERY DUE ATTENTION IS TO BE PAID TO THE PRISONERS" (AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) SCHUYLER, PHILIP. Autograph Letter Signed, "Ph: Schuyler," to the commanding officer at Fish Kill, arranging for the transfer of Canadian prisoners of war, noting that they must be blindfolded if they are to pass Highlands by river, and adding that they should be well treated. With an Autograph Postscript Signed, "P.S.," noting that two British soldiers are to be transferred with the others. Additionally, with an Autograph Endorsement Signed by James Clinton, written along the lower edge: "The Above Prisoners are Ordered to Peek's Kill. Fort Montg'y March 26th 1777. James Clinton B.Gen'l." 1 page, tall 4to; three short closed edge tears repaired with cello tape verso with staining affecting text, separations at folds repaired with tissue verso, folds. (JMR) Albany, NY, 19 March 1777

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(AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) WAYNE, ANTHONY. Autograph Letter Signed,

Lot 24: (AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) WAYNE, ANTHONY. Autograph Letter Signed, "AntyWayneB.G.," to "the Captain of Clements's Guard,"

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Description: (AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) WAYNE, ANTHONY. Autograph Letter Signed, "AntyWayneB.G.," to "the Captain of Clements's Guard," ordering him to march his guard to Spring Steel and prevent traffic in or out of Stoney Point, adding that he should guard against desertion and wait until Wayne arrives. 1 page, small 4to, with integral address leaf addressed in his hand; moderate toning overall, moderate scattered foxing, folds. (JMR) Fort Montgomery, 21 September 1779

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(AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) WAYNE, ANTHONY. Autograph Letter Signed,

Lot 25: (AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) WAYNE, ANTHONY. Autograph Letter Signed, "Ant'yWayne," to his wife Polly,

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Description: "A LITTLE AFFAIR WITH THE ENEMY NEAR BULLS FERRY" (AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) WAYNE, ANTHONY. Autograph Letter Signed, "Ant'yWayne," to his wife Polly, reporting that he engaged the enemy near Bulls Ferry, expressing his disappointment that the ambush near Fort Lee did not result in battle, noting that the ambush postponed their attack of the Block House, and adding tender greetings in a postscript. 2 pages, 4to, with integral address leaf addressed in his hand; scattered faint staining, minor scattered bleed-through, folds. (JMR) Totowa, NJ, 26 July 1780

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BRANT, JOSEPH (THAYENDANEGEA). Autograph Letter Signed,

Lot 26: BRANT, JOSEPH (THAYENDANEGEA). Autograph Letter Signed, "Jos. Brant," to the creditors of a fallen comrade ("Dear Sir"),

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Description: MOHAWK LOYALIST BRANT, JOSEPH (THAYENDANEGEA). Autograph Letter Signed, "Jos. Brant," to the creditors of a fallen comrade ("Dear Sir"), negotiating the settlement of the estate of Captain Dachsteder. 1 page, folio; separations at folds repaired with tissue verso, small loss at bottom left margin expertly repaired with paper, faint scattered staining, docketing verso. Grand River [ON], 19 January 1805

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BURR, AARON. Autograph Letter, unsigned, to his friend Peter Colt,

Lot 27: BURR, AARON. Autograph Letter, unsigned, to his friend Peter Colt,

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Description: "I AM OFTEN DOUBTFUL OF THE PROPRIETY OF PURSUING [MY PLANS]" BURR, AARON. Autograph Letter, unsigned, to his friend Peter Colt, stating that he had fled from the army to Paramus, remarking upon the sincerity and polite manners of Mrs. P [Burr's future wife, Theodosia Bartow Prevost], expressing his suspicion of Colonel W's friendship [Watkins?], speculating that the end of the war seems to be increasingly distant and wondering whether pursuing his plan [to study law] is wise. 2 1/2 pages, tall 4to, written on a single folded sheet; edge tears with minor loss to text at upper right of terminal page, minor staining from seal affecting text, folds, address panel on terminal page addressed in his hand. (JMR) Haverstraw, NY, 26 August 1781

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BURR, AARON. Autograph Letter Signed,

Lot 28: BURR, AARON. Autograph Letter Signed, "A. Burr," to an unnamed recipient [Martha Bradstreet] (lacking salutation),

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Description: BURR, AARON. Autograph Letter Signed, "A. Burr," to an unnamed recipient [Martha Bradstreet] (lacking salutation), advising her concerning the title of property from a sheriff's sale. 1 page, 4to, folds. Albany, 25 January 1820

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(CIVIL WAR.) CUSTER, GEORGE A. Autograph Endorsement Signed,

Lot 29: (CIVIL WAR.) CUSTER, GEORGE A. Autograph Endorsement Signed, "G.A. Custer / Brig Genl," approving a 35-day furlough

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Description: (CIVIL WAR.) CUSTER, GEORGE A. Autograph Endorsement Signed, "G.A. Custer / Brig Genl," approving a 35-day furlough for William A. Irwin of the First Michigan Cavalry: "Approved & respectfully forwarded." Additionally endorsed by Judson Kilpatrick as Brigadier General, directly below Custer's signature. Several other Union officer endorsements on the same page. 1 page, 4to; folds. "Head Qrs 2nd Rg 3d DivCC," 27 December 1863

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(CIVIL WAR.) FOOTE, ANDREW HULL. Autograph Letter Signed,

Lot 30: (CIVIL WAR.) FOOTE, ANDREW HULL. Autograph Letter Signed, "AHFoote / Flag Officer / U.S.N.," to Charles Cullis,

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Description: "NOT . . . RECOVERED FROM THE EFFECTS OF MY WOUND AT FORT DONELSON" (CIVIL WAR.) FOOTE, ANDREW HULL. Autograph Letter Signed, "AHFoote / Flag Officer / U.S.N.," to Charles Cullis, stating that he is compelled to be brief because he continues to suffer from his wounds incurred at Fort Donelson. 1 page, 8vo; folds. New Haven, 17 July 1862

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(CIVIL WAR.) PORTER, DAVID DIXON. Document Signed, as Acting Rear Admiral, General Order No. 38:

Lot 31: (CIVIL WAR.) PORTER, DAVID DIXON. Document Signed, as Acting Rear Admiral, General Order No. 38:

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Description: (CIVIL WAR.) PORTER, DAVID DIXON. Document Signed, as Acting Rear Admiral, General Order No. 38: "The Commanders of all vessels will order white covers (to fit the top of the mens caps.) to be made ready for warm weather." 1 page, oblong 8vo; vertical folds. Np, 11 March 1863

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(CIVIL WAR.) WELLES, GIDEON. Letter Signed, as Secretary of the Navy, to Captain Augustus H. Kilty,

Lot 32: (CIVIL WAR.) WELLES, GIDEON. Letter Signed, as Secretary of the Navy, to Captain Augustus H. Kilty,

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Description: (CIVIL WAR.) WELLES, GIDEON. Letter Signed, as Secretary of the Navy, to Captain Augustus H. Kilty, requesting that Acting Master H.J. Cook of the Roanoke be examined for possible promotion to Acting Volunteer Lieutenant. Faint ink thumbprints in lower left, possibly belonging to Welles. 1 page, 4to, "Navy Department" stationery, ruled paper; minor smudging to text overall, remnants of prior mounting on verso along right edge. Washington, 31 October 1864

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CLARK, GEORGE ROGERS. Document Signed,

Lot 33: CLARK, GEORGE ROGERS. Document Signed, "GRClark," granting power of attorney to John Crittenden

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Description: CLARK, GEORGE ROGERS. Document Signed, "GRClark," granting power of attorney to John Crittenden for the sale of Rogers's land in Kentucky. Additionally signed by Clark's brother-in-law, William Croghan. 2 pages, folio, with integral blank; minor toning at folds. Jefferson County [KY], 16 October 1793

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COOPER, SAMUEL. Brief Letter Signed,

Lot 34: COOPER, SAMUEL. Brief Letter Signed, "S. Cooper / Adjutnt Gen.," to Emory Washburn:

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Description: COOPER, SAMUEL. Brief Letter Signed, "S. Cooper / Adjutnt Gen.," to Emory Washburn: ". . . [Y]ou are informed that John Kenworthy, late Private in Company K, 5th Infantry, enlisted Nov. 9. 1850 for five years, and died June 19. 1851, at Camp near Fort Smith, Ark." 1/2 page, 4to, "Adjutant General's Office" stationery, pale blue ruled paper, with integral blank; horizontal folds. Washington, 26 July 1852

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ERSKINE, ROBERT. Autograph Letter Signed,

Lot 35: ERSKINE, ROBERT. Autograph Letter Signed, "Rob'tErskine,"

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Description: ERSKINE, ROBERT. Autograph Letter Signed, "Rob'tErskine," to John Calecroft, offering to design a water pump for his well. 1 page, 4to; folds. (JMR) London, 27 June 1765

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GARRETT, PATRICK FLOYD. Autograph Letter Signed,

Lot 36: GARRETT, PATRICK FLOYD. Autograph Letter Signed, "P.F. Garrett," to his wife ("Dear Wife"),

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Description: KILLER OF BILLY THE KID GARRETT, PATRICK FLOYD. Autograph Letter Signed, "P.F. Garrett," to his wife ("Dear Wife"), explaining that his delay returning home is due to legislative business. 1 page, 4to, "The Claire Hotel" stationery, ruled paper; minor smudging to signature, folds. Santa Fe, 3 March 1901

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HAMILTON, ALEXANDER. Letter Signed, to Collector William Webb,

Lot 37: HAMILTON, ALEXANDER. Letter Signed, to Collector William Webb,

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Description: HAMILTON, ALEXANDER. Letter Signed, to Collector William Webb, requesting that any cases in which a ship neglects or refuses to enter and clear should be brought to Hamilton's attention for further consideration because of vagueness in the application of the Tonnage Act brought about by the suspension of the coasting bill. 1 1/4 pages, small 4to, written on the recto and verso of a single sheet; tissue repair on verso along right edge touching extreme end of signature flourish, few small tissue repairs verso at other edges, folds, docketing on verso at bottom edge. "Treasury Department," 10 June 1791

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HAMILTON, ALEXANDER Letter Signed,

Lot 38: HAMILTON, ALEXANDER Letter Signed, "AHamilton," as Major General, to Major John Adlum, ordering a detachment to Pittsburgh.

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Description: HAMILTON, ALEXANDER Letter Signed, "AHamilton," as Major General, to Major John Adlum, ordering a detachment to Pittsburgh. 1 page, folio; addressed in another hand on verso, seal tear with minor loss at right repaired with cello tape, chipping to edges, folds. Trenton, 12 October 1799

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JOHNSON, WILLIAM; SIR. Document Signed,

Lot 39: JOHNSON, WILLIAM; SIR. Document Signed, "Wm Johnson," a deposition concerning a survey on the disputed Canajoharie Patent

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Description: JOHNSON, WILLIAM; SIR. Document Signed, "Wm Johnson," a deposition concerning a survey on the disputed Canajoharie Patent located on the south bank of the Mohawk River. 1 page, folio; moderate toning, tears at top edge repaired on verso with cello tape. Np, 25 January 1762

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(LEWIS AND CLARK.) CLARK, WILLIAM. Document Signed, as Governor of the Missouri Territory,

Lot 40: (LEWIS AND CLARK.) CLARK, WILLIAM. Document Signed, as Governor of the Missouri Territory,

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Description: (LEWIS AND CLARK.) CLARK, WILLIAM. Document Signed, as Governor of the Missouri Territory, confirming that Benjamin Johnston was a justice of the peace in St. Louis county at the time he signed the statements written at the top of the sheet and on the verso concerning the case of Ephraim C. Davidson vs. Jonathan Wilson. 2 pages, square 4to, written on the recto and verso of a single sheet; short closed separations at folds repaired with cello tape, moderating toning, paper seal intact. St. Louis, 7 April 1814

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(LEWIS AND CLARK.) LEWIS, MERIWETHER. Autograph Endorsement Signed,

Lot 41: (LEWIS AND CLARK.) LEWIS, MERIWETHER. Autograph Endorsement Signed, "Meriwether Lewis Capt 1st. U.S. Regt. Inf.," clipped from a docume

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Description: (LEWIS AND CLARK.) LEWIS, MERIWETHER. Autograph Endorsement Signed, "Meriwether Lewis Capt 1st. U.S. Regt. Inf.," clipped from a document. 3x4 1/4 inches; vertical fold. Np, [circa 1800]

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LIVINGSTON, WILLIAM. Partly-printed Document Signed,

Lot 42: LIVINGSTON, WILLIAM. Partly-printed Document Signed, "Wil:Livingston Pres't," as Governor and President of the New Jersey Legislative

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Description: LIVINGSTON, WILLIAM. Partly-printed Document Signed, "Wil:Livingston Pres't," as Governor and President of the New Jersey Legislative Council, certifying that Josiah Hornblower attended the Legislative Council for 32 days and authorizing that 26 pounds be paid him for his service. 1 page, 3x7 inches; receipt signature and endorsements verso with some bleed-through. (JMR) "Council" [Trenton], 24 December 1784

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MEADE, GEORGE GORDON. Autograph Letter Signed,

Lot 43: MEADE, GEORGE GORDON. Autograph Letter Signed, "Geo. G. Meade," to General George Cadwalader,

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Description: MEADE, GEORGE GORDON. Autograph Letter Signed, "Geo. G. Meade," to General George Cadwalader, declining to meet Mr. Kemble at his hospital board due to his recovering from a severe attack of pneumonia. 2 pages, 12mo, written on the first and third pages of a single folded sheet, personal stationery, grid ruled paper; small repairs with cello tape to corners and center fold. "Delancy Place" [Philadelphia], "Tuesday" 18 May [1869?]

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MORRIS, ROBERT. Partly-printed Document Signed,

Lot 44: MORRIS, ROBERT. Partly-printed Document Signed, "Rob Morris," as President of the North American Land Company,

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Description: SIGNER'S EARLY STOCK CERTIFICATE MORRIS, ROBERT. Partly-printed Document Signed, "Rob Morris," as President of the North American Land Company, stock certificate entitling Dr. Enoch Edwards to one share in the North American Land Company. Countersigned by company secretary James Marshall. 9 3/4x12 1/2 inches, scalloped left edge; ink burn to Morris signature with scattered loss, folds. Philadelphia, 18 April 1795

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(OKLAHOMA TERRITORY.) Three partly-printed Documents Signed, each by one of the

Lot 45: (OKLAHOMA TERRITORY.) Three partly-printed Documents Signed, each by one of the "Three Guardsmen": William Tilghman, Heck Thomas, or Ch

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Description: "THE THREE GUARDSMEN" (OKLAHOMA TERRITORY.) Three partly-printed Documents Signed, each by one of the "Three Guardsmen": William Tilghman, Heck Thomas, or Chris Madsen. Format and condition vary. Oklahoma Territory, 1897-1909

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SCOTT, WINFIELD. Autograph Letter Signed, to William Abbott Moseley,

Lot 46: SCOTT, WINFIELD. Autograph Letter Signed, to William Abbott Moseley,

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Description: SCOTT, WINFIELD. Autograph Letter Signed, to William Abbott Moseley, a letter of introduction for two visiting Englishmen. 1 page, small 8vo, with integral blank; folds. West Point, 22 August 1857

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SEWARD, WILLIAM H. Letter Signed,

Lot 47: SEWARD, WILLIAM H. Letter Signed, "Will. HSeward," as Secretary of State, to George M. Grier,

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Description: SEWARD, WILLIAM H. Letter Signed, "Will. HSeward," as Secretary of State, to George M. Grier, setting forth the conditions under which Seward would approve of the sale of his Florida farm to Grier. With the original envelope and with Grier's reply. 3 pages, 8vo, written on a single folded sheet; minor scattered foxing, folds. (JMR) Washington, 20 November 1865

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SHERMAN, WILLIAM T. Autograph Letter Signed,

Lot 48: SHERMAN, WILLIAM T. Autograph Letter Signed, "W.T. Sherman," to Captain T.H. Stevens, in pencil,

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Description: SHERMAN, WILLIAM T. Autograph Letter Signed, "W.T. Sherman," to Captain T.H. Stevens, in pencil, stating that he has been trying to reach him to explain why he and Turner couldn't fulfill their appointment with him, explaining that he expected officers from Russia but they never appeared. 1 page, 8vo, with integral address leaf; pale blue paper, folds. [San Francisco], 11 October [circa 1854 ]

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SHERMAN, WILLIAM T. Autograph Letter Signed,

Lot 49: SHERMAN, WILLIAM T. Autograph Letter Signed, "W.T. Sherman," to Marion Stewart Terry,

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Description: "I OUGHT TO HAVE DIED YEARS AGO" SHERMAN, WILLIAM T. Autograph Letter Signed, "W.T. Sherman," to Marion Stewart Terry, reporting that his youngest sister Fanny Moulton has died, promising nevertheless to keep the appointment with her, and longing to escape city life for the quiet of the Rocky Mountains. 3 1/2 pages, large 8vo, written on a single folded sheet, ruled paper; short separations at folds; matted with a portrait in a double-sided frame. With the original envelope. New York, 21 February [1889: from postmark]

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SULLIVAN, JOHN. Two Documents Signed,

Lot 50: SULLIVAN, JOHN. Two Documents Signed, "Jno Sullivan," each a plea:

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Description: SULLIVAN, JOHN. Two Documents Signed, "Jno Sullivan," each a plea: " . . . waving his demurrer & reserving liberty to give any special matter in evidence for plea says he is not guilty in manner and form aforesaid . . . ," one for Smith, the other for Davis. Each 2 3/4x6 1/4 inches; edges reinforced, folds. (JMR) Np, nd

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