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* SARGENT, JOHN SINGER. Autographed letter signed (

by Leslie Hindman Auctioneers

2015

USA

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Description: SARGENT, JOHN SINGER Autograph letter signed ("John S. Sargent"), two pages, on a bifolium, on The Copley-Plaza Hotel letterhead, Boston, March 7, n.y. To "Miss Ellison" about the organisation of an art exhibition. Folded in half; toning to edges.

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CLAY, HENRY. Autographed letter signed, one page, February 5, 1810.

by Leslie Hindman Auctioneers

2015

USA

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Description: CLAY, HENRY Autographed letter signed ("Henry Clay"), one page, on a bifolium, Washington, February 5, 1810. Clay (1777-1852) writes to Colonel John Mayo, regarding a letter from Maj. David Walker in Kentucky pertaining to some land and the property rights. With free frank on docket to verso. 9 7/8 x 8 1/4 inches folded.

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John Clayton Adams (1840-1906), Sheep on a bankside, signed lower left, watercolour, framed. 24cm by 34cm

by Thomas Watson Auctioneers

May 12, 2015, 10:00 AM GMT

Darlington, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £300 - £400

Description: John Clayton Adams (1840-1906), Sheep on a bankside, signed lower left, watercolour, framed. 24cm by 34cm

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(AMERICANA) A group of 9 Als and Ds from US Politicians, including Sumner, Pope, Yates, Kearney and others.

by Leslie Hindman Auctioneers

2015

USA

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Description: (AUTOGRAPHS) A group of nine letters and documents signed by US politicians and military figures including Lawrence Kearney, John Sherman, R.R. Hitt, John Pope, Richard Yates, John Logan, Salmon Chase, Franz Sigel, and Charles Sumner.

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(MUSICIANS/COMPOSERS) A group of 6 ALS, including Braham, Godowsky, Reeves, Abt and others.

by Leslie Hindman Auctioneers

2015

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Description: (MUSICIANS) A group of six autographed letters signed and one document signed by musicians including John Braham, Fritz Driebrock, Leopold Godowsky, Franz Abt, Etelka Gerster, Henry Bishop, and Sims Reeves.

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JOHN QUNICY ADAMS, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, AND HENRY CLAY, SECRETARY OF STATE. SIGNED LETTERS PATENT, WASHINGTON D.C., 19 AUGUST, 1826.

by Northeast Auctions

May 24, 2015, 12:00 PM EST

Portsmouth, NH, USA

Estimated Price: $900 - $1,500

Description: Granting Benjamin Wilse a patent for improvements to men's suspenders. Engraved document signed "J.Q. Adams," countersigned by Henry Clay and William Wirt, Attorney General, together with Wilse's manuscript description of the invention. Vellum affixed with embossed paper seal and ribbons, 2 pp., 14 3/4 x 11 1/4 inches.

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BRYANT, WILLIAM CULLEN. Autographed letter signed, one page, New York, February 20, 1868. Re: letter to John Bigelow.

by Leslie Hindman Auctioneers

2015

USA

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Description: BRYANT, WILLIAM CULLEN Autographed letter signed ("W.C. Bryant"), one page, on a bifolium, New York, February 20, 1868. The poet and author (1794-1878) writes to "H. Cast," regarding a letter sent to John Bigelow c/o Messrs. Lippincott. 8 x 5 inches folded.

Condition Report: New York, February 20, 1868 Dear Sir, A leter addressed to SW. Bigelow care of Messrs. Lippincott and Co., Philadelphia will reach him. I think however that just now he may be in Washington. The pamphlets, of which you speak came duly to hand, and I am much obliged to you for them. I am sir, Truly yours, W.C. Bryant [Also signed] Charles H Heart [?], Esquire.

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John Clayton Adams, (American, 1840-1906), Landscape with Horses

by Leslie Hindman Auctioneers

2015

USA

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Description: John Clayton Adams (American, 1840-1906) Landscape with Horses oil on canvas signed J. Clayton Adams (lower left) 24 1/2 x 36 inches.

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B/W 10”x 8” signed photo of John Travolta, in black shirt from Grease era. Scarce autograph Good condition

by Chaucer Covers & Auctions

May 15, 2015, 10:00 AM GMT

Folkestone, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £30 - £40

Description: B/W 10”x 8” signed photo of John Travolta, in black shirt from Grease era. Scarce autograph Good condition

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Signed Autographed Photos of Celebrities from the 1960's. Including John In

by Gerrards Auction Rooms

May 8, 2015, 10:00 AM GMT

St Annes , United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £30 - £40

Description: Signed Autographed Photos of Celebrities from the 1960's. Including John Inman, Ronnie Hilton, Ruby Murray, Danny La Rue and The Beverley Sisters.

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CLAY, HENRY. ALS (

by Leslie Hindman Auctioneers

2015

USA

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Description: CLAY, HENRY Autographed letter signed ("H. Clay"), as Senator, one page, on a bifolium, Ashland, July 24th, 1842. To John W. Allen, expressing dismay over President John Tyler's resistance to his legislation for a national banking act, "a source on which I place great reliance assures me that Tyler will certainly veto the tariff just passed. What madness!" He concludes the letter with his thoughts on running for the Presidency. Folded in thirds, with original wax seal and mailing stamp. Framed. 9 1/2 x 15 1/2 inches.

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DICKENS, CHARLES. Autographed letter signed (

by Leslie Hindman Auctioneers

2015

USA

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Description: DICKENS, CHARLES Autographed letter signed ("CD"), one page, on Gad's Hill Place letterhead, May 17, 1870. In this letter, Dickens (1812-1870) writes to Charles Kent, editor of the Sun newspaper, just three weeks before he passed away. Dickens responds to Kent's inquiries about his health stating that he is suffering from a painful bout of "neuralgia" of the foot. Dickens would die from a stroke on June 9th, 1870. The last letter he wrote, on June 8th, 1870, was to his friend Charles Kent. Remnants of glue adhesive along left edge; slight smudging to ink in some places.

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A Pride of Bentleys by John Adams & Ray Roberts

by Theodore Bruce

May 10, 2015, 11:00 AM AEDT

Sydney, Australia

Estimated Price: AUD20 - AUD30

Description: A Pride of Bentleys by John Adams & Ray Roberts

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ADAMS, JOHN. The Works of John Adams... Boston, 1850-1856. 10 vols. First edition. With 18 plates.

by Leslie Hindman Auctioneers

2015

USA

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Description: ADAMS, JOHN The Works of John Adams, Second President of the United States: with a Life of the Author, Notes and Illustrations, by His Grandson Charles Francis Adams. Boston: Little, Brown, 1850-1856. 10 vols. 8vo, publisher's blind-stamped brown cloth, gilt-stamped and -lettered spines. First edition. Complete with 18 plates and facsimiles. Wear to boards; ends chipped on most vols.; spines worn with portions threatening to detach from vol. I and X; hinges starting; previous owner's pen ex-libris to f.f.e.p. all vols.; scattered light foxing; offsetting from plates to tissue guards.

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WEBSTER, DANIEL. ALS (

by Leslie Hindman Auctioneers

2015

USA

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Description: WEBSTER, DANIEL Autographed letter signed ("Daniel Webster"), as Senator, one page double-sided, on a bifolium, Washington, March 7, 1845. To John W. Allen, expressing regret that they were unable to meet recently and commenting on the state of government affairs. Framed. 9 3/4 x 15 3/4 inches.

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Charles J. Haughey, autographs

by Whyte's

May 9, 2015, 1:00 PM GMT

Dublin, Ireland

Estimated Price: €200 - €300

Description: Charles J. Haughey, autographs Four letters, three on Abbeyville notepaper, one on Dail Eireann notepaper, signed by Charles Haughey; together with a large signed photograph of Charles J. Haughey.

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Boxing autographs,  i) a Lennox Lewis signed cap for the Tony Tucker fi

by Graham Budd Auctions

May 18, 2015, 10:30 AM GMT

London, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £280 - £320

Description: Boxing autographs, i) a Lennox Lewis signed cap for the Tony Tucker fight ii) a Tim Witherspoon signed Levi's t-shirt (with three small photos from a training session in London) iii) a Mike Tyson signed photo, framed iv) Roy Jones Jr signed DVD v & vi) John Conteh signed picture and signed 1977 World Title Fight programme v Len Hutchins, with additional signatures including the Liverpool FC players Phil Thompson, Ian Callaghan, Phil Neal & Terry McDermott, and the Welsh boxer David Davies, of note on the undercard is future World Champion Leon Spinks's one and only fight in the U.K. vii) Jake La Motta signed picture, framed viii) Chuck Wepner signed letter ix) Jimmy Young signed photo x, xi & xii) Henry Cooper signed caricature print, framed photograph and edition of Boxing News

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DICKENS, CHARLES. Autographed letter signed (

by Leslie Hindman Auctioneers

2015

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Description: DICKENS, CHARLES Autographed letter signed ("Charles Dickens"), two pages, Devonshire Terrace, April 1, 1850. In this letter, Dickens (1812-1870) writes to Georgina Ross, a distant relative of his, regarding financial assistance for the author and playwright John Poole. At this time, Poole was elderly and in dire financial straits. Dickens and several friends including Edward Bulwer Lytton and John Forster sought to help Poole and other authors in similar situations. In the present letter, Dickens tells Ross that he had recently contacted Lord John Russell about a small pension for Poole and that he thinks it would be inappropriate to bring the matter up again. Dickens continued to independently reach out to Lord Russell and by December of 1850 Dickens had ensured that Poole would be granted a regular pension from the beginning of 1851 through June of that year. Darkening to page one; horizontally creased in thirds.

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Washington, George. Autograph letter signed.

by Profiles in History

June 11, 2015, 11:00 AM PST

Calabasas, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $15,000 - $20,000

Description: 147. Washington, George. Autograph letter signed (“Go Washington”), 2 pages (7.4 x 8.8 in.; 188 x 224 mm.), front and back, “Mount Vernon”, 27 March 1798, to “James McHenry Esqr.”, who was serving as Secretary of War (1796-1800) under President John Adams. Minor toning on single margin; archival reinforcement on overleaf hinge. With the new nation on the brink of war with France, former President George Washington informs the Secretary of War of a treasonable plot - soon to be known as the XYZ Affair.“...if founded, what punishment can be too great for the Actors in so diabolical a Drama. The period is big with events...It has always been my belief that Providence has not led us so in the path of Independence of one Nation to throw us into the arms of another.”Washington writes in full: Dear Sir, Your favour of – came safe, and in due time, for the information contained in it, I thank you; your request was immediately complied with, as every one of a similar nature shall be. A Report is circulated in Alexandria and its vicinity, transmitted (it is said) in private letters from Philadelphia, that a correspondence has been discovered, or more properly, letters have been intercepted from some M rs. of C g s to the D ct y of F , of a treasonable nature - Containing, among other matters, advice not to receive our Envoys; on the contrary, to menace us with hostile appearances, and they might rely upon bringing the U. States to her terms. The name of one person has been mentioned to me. Cruel must these Reports be if unfounded; - and if founded, what punishment can be too great for the Actors in so diabolical a Drama. The period is big with events, but what it will produce is beyond the reach of humankind. On this, and upon all other occasions, I hope the best. It has always been my belief that Providence has not led us so in the path of Independence of one Nation to throw us into the arms of another. And that the machinations of those who are attempting it, will, sooner of later, recoil upon their own heads. Heaven grant it may happen soon, upon all those whose conduct deserve it. With truth I am always Yours Go WashingtonAfter his Presidency, George Washington, maintaining a keen interest in the course of the country, kept up a regular correspondence with Secretary of War James McHenry, who briefed him on affairs of state. In this extraordinary letter, Washington informs McHenry that he has learned the identity of one participant in a treasonable plot - the infamous “XYZ Affair” - not yet fully exposed to the public. According to Washington's understanding of the plot, members of Congress advised the Directory of France not to receive the United States' envoys and to maintain a “hostile appearance” - so that the United States would accede to France's terms. Relations with France at the time of this letter were already badly strained. One year earlier, on 15 May 1797, a special session of Congress had been called, but before it could be assembled, the news arrived that the French Directory had declared all Americans serving on British vessels to be pirates. On 16 May, President John Adams delivered his first war message (of seven) to Congress, but did not ask for a formal declaration of war. Instead, he recommended the arming of merchant vessels, the enlargement of the naval force, and the reorganization of the militia. Two weeks later (31 May), he appointed commissioners to secure a treaty of commerce and amity with France. By March of 1798, it was clear that the mission to France was a failure. On 19 March, President Adams reiterated the recommendations he had made in his earlier war message, and issued an executive order that authorized the arming of merchant vessels. Meanwhile, the Republicans hoped to embarrass the administration by calling for the publication of dispatches from the commission to France to the House of Representatives - the same correspondence Washington describes in his letter to McHenry. Though the Republicans reversed their position once they read the correspondence, the dispatches were printed and distributed (3 April 1798). In this famous “XYZ Affair,” it was revealed that three unofficial agents of the French foreign minister, Tallyrand - identified as X, Y, and Z - had asked for a sizable “loan” to France, a $250,000 “gratuity” for Tallyrand, and an apology for the President’s 16 May 1797 address. The American nation was poised for war. Without officially declaring war, however, Congress declared the treaties with France null and void, increased the army, ordered the construction or purchase of new ships, and created a navy department. On 28 May 1798, Congress authorized Adams to order the commanders of American naval warships to seize any French armed ships interfering with American commercial shipping. Congress also authorized Adams to raise a 10,000 man volunteer army for a period of three years. On 13 June 1798, Congress passed legislation suspending commerce with France and her dependencies. As well, President Adams signed four acts that came to be known as the Alien and Sedition Acts: the period of residence for full citizenship was lengthened from 5 to 14 years (18 June); all aliens regarded as dangerous to public peace and safety could be deported (25 June); enemy aliens in a time of war could be arrested, imprisoned, or banished (6 July); and fines and imprisonment were authorized for citizens or aliens who entered into combinations to oppose execution of national laws, foment insurrection, or to write, publish, or utter false or malicious statements about the chief executive, the legislature, or the government (14 July). [Enforcement of the act resulted in the prosecution of 25 and the conviction of 10 Republican editors and printers.] Though Adams had brilliantly master-minded a plan that effectively prevented war with France, and had preserved the neutrality of the United States, it was also the beginning of the end of the Federalist Party. And it spelled the end of his Presidential career. $15,000 - $20,000

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SHERMAN, WILLIAM T. Autographed letter signed, three pages, Washington, February 27, 1873. To

by Leslie Hindman Auctioneers

2015

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Description: SHERMAN, WILLIAM T. Autographed letter signed ("W. T. Sherman / General"), three pages, on a bifolium, on Headquarters Army of the United States letterhead, Washington, February 27, 1873. The Union general (1820-1891) writes to "Hon. John R. Brady," accepting an invitation to his inauguration on March 17, 1873. Folded in thirds horizontally; two repaired splits at creases on final leaf; remnants of glue adhesive to verso of final leaf. 8 x 5 inches folded.

Condition Report: Creased in half horizontally; remnants of glue adhesive to right side at two points; pencil notation to upper left corner and lower edge on page three; two repaired tears to final leaf; remnants of glue adhesive to verso at four points on final leaf.

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Adam Garcia 8x10 photo of Adam dancing, signed at The Olivier Awards, London, 2015

by Chaucer Covers & Auctions

May 15, 2015, 10:00 AM GMT

Folkestone, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £12 - £17

Description: Adam Garcia 8x10 photo of Adam dancing, signed at The Olivier Awards, London, 2015

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May 19, 2015, 7:00 PM CET

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Estimated Price: €70 - €90

Description: [Typographeum]. Risk, R.T. 'It is the Choice of the Gods'. The Remarkable Life of Count Potocki of Montalk. Francestown, Typographeum, 1978, 21,(3)p., tipped-in frontisp. portrait, printed in 60 numb. and signed copies, orig. clothbacked boards, large 8vo. = With AUTOGRAPH SIGNED dedication on first free endpaper. Idem. Why Potocki? Ibid., idem, 1981, 51p., tipped-in plates, printed in 100 numb. and signed copies, orig. clothbacked boards, large 8vo. - Both above spine sl. foxed. = Both above with loosely inserted prospectus. AND 3 others printed by the same, i.a. R. ALDINGTON, The Dearest Friend. A Selection from the Letters of Richard Aldington to John Cournos (ibid., 1978, printed in 100 numb. copies signed by the printer, orig. hcl.) and R.T. RISK, Dr. Mardersteig. A Memory (ibid., 1980, printed in 60 numb. and signed copies, orig. wr. With AUTOGRAPH SIGNED dedication on htitle). - ADDED: 3 others, publ. by Perdix Press.

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AUTOGRAPH LETTERS SIGNED BY HENRY WORDSWORTH LONGFELLOW AND JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER.

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May 15, 2015, 12:00 PM EST

Delaware, OH, USA

Estimated Price: $300 - $600

Description: AUTOGRAPH LETTERS SIGNED BY HENRY WORDSWORTH LONGFELLOW AND JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER. Letter from Whittier at his home, Oak Knoll, in Danvers, Massachusetts, dated January 9, 1879, that includes a page with five signatures. Matted and framed with a letter from Henry Wordsworth Longfellow, dated "Islands," May 22, 1879. 12.75"h. 14.75"w.

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HAMLIN, HANNIBAL. Autograph letter signed, one page, April 14, 1846. Endorsement, as House member.

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2015

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Description: HAMLIN, HANNIBAL Autographed letter signed ("H. Hamlin"), one page, on a bifolium, April 14, 1846. Hamlin (1809-1891) writes to the President [James K. Polk] a letter of endorsement for a Reverend John Blake of Maine for the office of the Chaplain in the Navy. Hannibal Hamlin served as Vice President under Abraham Lincoln from 1861-1865; prior to this position Hamlin served in the U.S. Senate, House and as Governor of Maine. He writes the present letter as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives. 9 2/3 x 7 1/2 inches folded.

Condition Report: To the President Sir, Permit me to recommend Rev. John Blake, of Maine, to your favorable consideration for the Office of Chaplain in the Navy--Whenever you shall make such an appointment I trust you may see fit to bestow it upon him. His [illegible] of heart, his general [illegible], and Sincere piety eminently qualify him for the place (?). I cannot doubt his apointment would be highly beneficial to Her Service-- Respectfully yours [etc.] H. Hamlin

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Reg Kray autograph letter signed in his particularly characteristic handwriting A4 matted for framing with various illustrations around the border showing the Kray Twins etc. Approx 51x41cm Good condition

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May 15, 2015, 10:00 AM GMT

Folkestone, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £60 - £90

Description: Reg Kray autograph letter signed in his particularly characteristic handwriting A4 matted for framing with various illustrations around the border showing the Kray Twins etc. Approx 51x41cm Good condition

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LISZT, FRANZ. Autographed letter signed, two pages, s.l., [June?], 8, 1842. In French.

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2015

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Description: LISZT, FRANZ Autographed letter signed ("F. Liszt"), two pages, on a bifolium, s.l., [June?] 8, 1842, in French. The French composer (1811-1886) writes to an unknown recipient. Contents illegible.

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(SCIENCE) Als from Lydia Sigourney and Thomas Huxley. With one other.

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2015

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Description: (SCIENCE) Autographed letters signed by Lydia Sigourney and Thomas Huxley. With an autographed letter signed by F.B. Reed (unknown).

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WEBSTER, DANIEL. Autographed letter signed, one page, Washington, December 20, 1834.

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Description: WEBSTER, DANIEL Autographed letter signed ("Danl. Webster"), one page, Washington, D.C., December 20, 1834. Webster (1782-1852) writes to an unknown recipient regarding $1,200 enclosed. Docketed on the verso. 10 x 8 inches.

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FAMINE LETTERS, SLIGO DISTRICT  A long autograph signed letter, 3 pp fo

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May 12, 2015, 11:00 AM GMT

Dublin, Ireland

Estimated Price: €100 - €150

Description: FAMINE LETTERS, SLIGO DISTRICT A long autograph signed letter, 3 pp folio, with seals, from John Lynch, Rundle Lodge, Sligo (on Lord Palmerstownƒs estate), to Joseph Kincaid, land agent, Nov. 1846, in a difficult hand, discussing prospects for local employment on Lord Palmerstownƒs estate, giving numbers of men and boys available, mentions Sir Robert Gore Booth, discusses contractors for the harbour, need for provisions. If you donƒt manage to set the draining and trenching going I donƒt know what the people will do, I fear much the people will suffer let you do what you will.ƒ With a second letter, sealed and stamped, from Edwin Cuillier, headmaster at Benbulben school (on Lord Palmerstown;ƒs estate), Sept. 1846, to Messrs. Stewart & Kincaid, asking about premia for the school examinations, also mentions an incident where somebody fired a shot in the school portico, thinks it necessary to get shutters on the windows in front, also additional bolts on the doors and a supply of fire

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Jackson, Andrew. Autograph letter signed.

by Profiles in History

June 11, 2015, 11:00 AM PST

Calabasas, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $8,000 - $12,000

Description: 73. Jackson, Andrew. Autograph letter signed (“Andrew Jackson”), 2 pages (7.25 x 12 in.; 197 x 305 mm.), Hermitage, Tennessee, 10 January 1820, written to Col. George Gibson.At the height of the U. S. diplomatic crisis with Spain over Florida, Old Hickory makes plans to return to combat in Florida, while venting his rage against Treasury Secretary William H. Crawford. “I informed Mr. Calhoun & Mr. Monroe, that Wm. H. Crawford is a base man … I have to answer a communication from the Sec. of War recd. yesterday on the plan of the contemplated campaign against Florida”Jackson writes in full: Dear Col. Your letter without date reached me yesterday. I have perused it with much interest. I trust our chief will come forth like himself, & repell the attack. The moment I saw Mr Forsyths correspondence at Madrid, and the report of the Sec. of the Treasury [Crawford], I thought I saw, a meditated blow, at the President & Sec. of War [Calhoun]. There appears in the two things, a systematic understanding, & combination. I do know, and so I informed Mr Calhoun & Mr Monroe, that Wm. H. Crawford is a base man, they too well know him. But he finds he is gone & he wishes to tumble them with him. I trust his shaft will fall harmless at their feet. Please accept a tender of my thanks for your attention to the pamphlet. I shall write you when at leisure. I have to answer a communication from the Sec. of War recd. yesterday on the plan of the contemplated campaign against Florida, to forward by tomorrow’s mail. Having given to my friend Gadsden when he left me my plans, notes, charts of those places expecting to resign, I am taken by surprise, but if I recollect the mouth of the Grand Lagoon afords sufficient depth of water to admit transports. If so our heavy ordinance can be landed there & a few teams of oxen can be landed there & a few teams of oxen & horses will take them to position. For information on this head I have referred the Sec. of War [2] to you. Please present me respectfully to him & Mr Monroe, to Capt. Easter & Brunaugh & should a campaign be ordered I shall expect you with me. Mrs. J. joins me in good wishes for your health & happiness, & believe me to be Your friend sincerely Andrew JacksonThough Jackson’s taking of Florida made him a hero to the American people, his actions prompted international condemnation and brought the U.S. to the brink of war with Spain. Monroe and many in his cabinet questioned the constitutionality of Jackson’s conduct. (Congressman John Rhea said that he carried the secret approval from Monroe to Jackson, but the president claimed that he was ill at the time the letter was sent and had no recollection of having read it.) Calhoun secretly recommended censuring Jackson, but Secretary of State John Quincy Adams supported the general, recognizing that Jackson’s campaign would force Spain to get rid of her troublesome colony.By the time the Senate committee investigating the affair was ready to report, in early 1819, Spain had renounced its claims to West Florida and ceded East Florida to the U.S. in the Adams-Onís Treaty. But as shown by this letter, the intrigue continued after Spain failed to ratify the treaty. Treasury Secretary Crawford recommended the recall of John Forsyth, the American ambassador to Madrid, but Jackson saw that proposal as a ploy to sabotage and embarrass the administration. Such a weak response to Spain would outrage public opinion--and enhance Crawford's prospects to succeed Monroe. The President instead decided upon an ultimatum to Spain: unless they ratified the Treaty, American troops would occupy Florida. Further bloodshed was averted by the replacement of the Spanish monarchy by a republican government that, aware of invasion plans, quickly ratified the Adams-Onis Treaty in the fall of 1820. Thus the need for the military campaign Jackson was preparing in this letter was averted. Jackson was right about Monroe's distrust of Crawford. According to John Quincy Adams’s Memoirs, Monroe and his Treasury secretary very nearly came to blows during an argument over patronage. Crawford raised his cane and called Monroe a “damned infernal old scoundrel,” prompting the president to grab the fireplace tongs to defend himself. (Crawford had once killed a man in a duel, as had Jackson.) Fortunately Crawford and Monroe both cooled their fury. Calhoun later became Jackson’s Vice President, but was often at odds with the president over the threat of southern secession. $8,000 - $12,000

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VON BULOW, HANS. Autographed letter signed, one page, January 10, 1879. With autographed document.

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2015

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Description: VON BULOW, HANS Autographed letter signed ("H.V. Bulow"), one page, on a bifolium, s.l., January 10, 1879, in German. The German conductor and pianist (1830-1894) writes to an unknown recipient sending a list of works by Handel, Mozart and Beethoven. 7 x 4 1/2 inches folded.

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1880s, an autograph letter from Michael Davitt,

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May 9, 2015, 1:00 PM GMT

Dublin, Ireland

Estimated Price: €300 - €400

Description: 1880s, an autograph letter from Michael Davitt, on House of Commons Library note-paper and dated July 15th, to Miss Colenso arranging a meeting for the following day, signed. h:7.25  w:4.25 in.

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(BINDINGS) SCOTT, SIR WALTER. [Works] and Memoirs. by Lockhart. Boston, 1901 and 1912. 61 vols. total Large paper eds. w/tipped in ALS

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2015

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Description: (BINDINGS) SCOTT, SIR WALTER The Works of Sir Walter Scott Including the Waverley Novels and the Poems. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1912. 51 vols. 8vo, 3/4 crushed brown morocco over marbled boards, gilt-decorated and -lettered spines, t.e.g. Large paper edition, number 49 of 375 copies. With 2pp. tipped-in autographed letter signed ("W.S.") to front of volume one, to "Charles," May, 1816. Volume 51 being "The Country of Sir Walter Scott" by Charles S. Olcott. Engraved plates throughout, color frontispiece. [Together with:] Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Scott. By John Gibson Lockhart. Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin, 1901. 10 vols. 8vo, uniformly bound in 3/4 crushed brown morocco over marbled boards, gilt-decorated and -lettered spines, t.e.g. Large paper edition, number 378 of 600 copies. Engraved plates throughout. With autographed letter signed ("Lockhart") pasted to tipped in page at front of volume one. Bookplates Christopher Magee Steel tipped to front pastedowns; offsetting from some plates; otherwise very fine with hinges tight on all vols. [61 vols. total]

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May 19, 2015, 7:00 PM CET

Haarlem, Netherlands

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Description: Houwink, R. AUTOGRAPH LETTER to "Zeer geachte Heer Roest" and two AUTOGRAPH POEMS, all SIGNED ("R.H."), the letter dated "Zeist, 11 September '74", pen and blue ink, 2 lvs, recto and verso, 12x20,8 cm., ruled paper. = Houwink answers a few questions posed by Roest, i.a. on the life of Gerrit Achterberg and his own poetic activity: "Overigens heeft de muze nog niet toegestaan het dichten te beëindigen". The autograph poems are titled "Boze droom" and "Boswandeling". AND 11 other AUTOGRAPH LETTERS by the same, 2 sm. photogr. portraits (1x SIGNED on verso) and 1 death notice, all addressed to Hans Roest, dated "25 Januari 1977" to "23 februari 1987".

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Adams, John. Letter signed, Philadelphia, 5 July 1798.

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June 11, 2015, 11:00 AM PST

Calabasas, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $8,000 - $12,000

Description: 1. Adams, John. Extraordinary letter signed (“John Adams”) as President, 2 pages (8 x 9.8 in.; 203 x 249 mm.), Philadelphia, 5 July 1798, To the Inhabitants of the Town of Canonsborough and its Vicinity in the County of Washington & State of Pennsylvania. Exhibits toning; expertly reinforced and mended above horizontal fold and .5-inch diagonal separation.With America facing war with France following the XYZ Affair, President John Adams hopes to unite the division among its citizens.“I regret with you that any circumstances should have given a foreign Government ground to believe, that when the safety of the Government, Liberty, Independence and Prosperity of the United States are menaced there can be a division of opinion among the people of America… It is not unnatural therefore for them to conclude that a free Republican Government can never stand against their policy and Power – It is our duty in America to convince them of their Error.” Adams writes in full: Gentlemen A respectful address to the President, Senate and House of Representatives, subscribed by a respectful number of your Names, has been presented to me by the Honorable Alexander Addison Esquire. I regret with you that any circumstances should have given a foreign Government ground to believe, that when the safety of the Government, Liberty, Independence and Prosperity of the United States are menaced there can be a division of opinion among the people of America – this is not however surprizing [sic]; that Government experiences divisions among their own people which it has been able to control only with the Guillotine and Cayenne – In Poland, Geneva, Switzerland, Venice, Genoa, in short in every Republic in Europe, they have seen such divisions, as have ended in partition, dissolution or subjugation – It is not unnatural therefore for them to conclude that a free Republican Government can never stand against their policy and Power – It is our duty in America to convince them of their Error. John AdamsAn American diplomatic commission was sent to France in July 1797 to negotiate problems that were threatening to break out into war. The diplomats, Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, John Marshall and Elbridge Gerry were approached through informal channels by agents of the French Foreign Minister Talleyrand, who demanded bribes and a loan before formal negotiations could begin. The Adams administration released documents substituting the letters X, Y and Z for the names of French diplomats, hence, the label XYZ Affair. Although such demands were not uncommon in mainland European diplomacy of the time, the Americans were offended by them, and eventually left France without ever engaging in formal negotiations. Gerry, seeking to avoid all-out war, remained for several months after the other two commissioners left. His exchanges with Talleyrand laid groundwork for the eventual end to diplomatic and military hostilities.The failure of the commission caused a political firestorm in the United States when the commission’s dispatches were published. Although a formal declaration of war was scrupulously avoided, all preliminary arrangements for military action were made, including the reactivation of George Washington to head the enlarged provisional army (3 July), and the passage of the Alien and Sedition Acts (July 6 and 14). Amid this legislative turmoil, Adams found time to respond to the expressions of local sentiment, which were inundating his office from all areas of the country. The present letter is his response to the “respectful address” from “The Inhabitants of the Town of Canonsborough, State of Pennsylvania.” The French soon adopted a conciliatory posture, fearful of a possible Anglo-American alliance and preoccupied by Napoleon’s dream of a colonial empire. Adams reciprocated by appointing a diplomatic mission which negotiated the Convention of 1800, following Napoleon’s victory at Marengo. Excellent letter exhibiting Adams’ keen diplomatic skills amidst the greatest crisis that would last for the duration of his Presidential term. $8,000 - $12,000

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MEYERBEER, GIACOMO. Two autographed letters signed, one page each, s.l., n.d.

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2015

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Description: MEYERBEER, GIACOMO Autographed letter signed ("Meyerbeer"), one page, on a blind-stamped bifolium, s.l., n.d., in German. The Prussian composer (1791-1864) writes to a doctor regarding a box he reserved for a production. With another autographed letter signed ("Meyerbeer"), one page, on a blind-stamped bifolium, s.l., n.d., in German. Illegible. 8 1/4 x 5 3/8 inches folded each.

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May 19, 2015, 7:00 PM CET

Haarlem, Netherlands

Estimated Price: €200 - €300

Description: Engelman, J. AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED ("Jan Engelman"), to "Zeer geachte Heer Roest", dated "Utrecht, 26 April '44", pen and ink, 1 leaf, 17,5x15,7 cm., recto only. = Short letter in which Engelman proposes to lecture on contemporary poetry. Blaman, A. AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED ("Anna Blaman") to "Zeer geachte Heer Roest", dated "Amsterdam Augustus '58", ballpoint, 1 card, 10,3x14,7 cm., recto and verso. = After a painful visit to the dental surgeon, Blaman would like to postpone an appointment with Hans Roest. AND 13 others, all AUTOGRAPH/ TYPESCRIPT LETTERS, i.a. by INEZ VAN DULLEMEN (2x, both undated), JAN PRINS (dated "Scheveningen, 11 Mei 1942"), ELLEN WARMOND (3x, dated from "30-6-58" to 10 augustus 1966") and MARIE VAN ZEGGELEN (dated "9 Oct. 1953").

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PORTER, FITZ-JOHN. Autographed letter signed, one page, May 22, 1890.

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2015

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Description: PORTER, FITZ-JOHN Autographed letter signed ("F.J. Porter"), one page, New York, May 22, 1890, on Asphaltic Slag Pavement and Flexible Roofing Co. letterhead. The officer and Union General (1822-1901) writes to "Commissioners, Department of Public Parks, New York," regarding a complaint about the odor from a manure pile. 10 1/2 x 8 inches.

Condition Report: New York, May 22, 1890. Commissioners Department of Public Parks New York Gentlemen I thank you for the information given me in relation to the manure pile. Since I wrote you I have heard many persons complaining of the odors and have tried to keep them [??] by assuring them that the nusicance will be remedied-and shall continue to do so. I am glad to know of your designs and trust your efforts will be effective- Yours truly, F.J. Porter.

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Autograph letter signed by George Bernard Shaw as

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May 15, 2015, 10:00 AM GMT

Folkestone, United Kingdom

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Description: Autograph letter signed by George Bernard Shaw as "G. Bernard Shaw", 2pp, 7 x 5",Maybury Knoll, Woking, Jan. 2, 1904. To A.B. W. [London Times critic A.B. Walkley], Minor foxing, else fine. Mel Smith Collection, ex Kenneth Rendell Autographs, 1972 Good condition

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Tony Adams: a red & white Arsenal No.6 jersey circa 1996,  short-sleeve

by Graham Budd Auctions

May 18, 2015, 10:30 AM GMT

London, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £300 - £500

Description: Tony Adams: a red & white Arsenal No.6 jersey circa 1996, short-sleeved, no sleeve badging, possibly a UEFA Cup issue, the reverse lettered ADAMS

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Steinbeck, John. Autograph letter signed.

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June 11, 2015, 11:00 AM PST

Calabasas, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $600 - $800

Description: 139. Steinbeck, John. Autograph letter signed (“John Steinbeck”), 1 page (8.5 x 11 in.; 216 x 279 mm.), on “John Steinbeck, 147 Eleventh Street, Pacific Grove, California” letterhead, 18 May 1949, written to “Dear Mr. Gibson”. Usual folds; chipping and mounting remnants on lower edge; minor paper loss and staple holes at upper left corner.Pulitzer Prize winner and Nobel laureate John Steinbeck.Steinbeck writes in full: Dear Mr. Gibson: Thank you for your kind letter. I am sorry that I do not have any photographs. But it was kind of you to write. Sincerely, John SteinbeckBorn in Salinas, California, John Steinbeck is noted for his realistic portrayal of the depressed economic classes in the U.S., particularly itinerant farm laborers in California. Awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1940 for his major novel about the dispossessed Joad family, The Grapes of Wrath (1939) for which he won the Pulitzer Prize. His other well-known works include Tortilla Flat (1935), Of Mice and Men (1937), The Red Pony (1937), Cannery Row (1945), The Pearl (1948) - a short parable, East of Eden (1952), The Winter of Our Discontent (1961) and Travels With Charley in Search of America (1962) - an account of his tour of 40 states, accompanied by his poodle. Steinbeck was the seventh American-born author to win the Nobel Prize for Literature (1962). $600 - $800

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(THEATRE) Two Als by Joseph Jefferson and Thomas Salvini

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2015

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Description: (THEATRE) Autographed letters signed by actors Joseph Jefferson (May 15, 1898), and Thomas Salvini (January 30, 1867).

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B/W photo postcard of child star, Shirley Temple, signed as Shirley Temple Agar. Temple was married to John Agar between 1945 and 1950 which would seem to suggest that the autograph was signed around this period Good condition

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May 15, 2015, 10:00 AM GMT

Folkestone, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £70 - £100

Description: B/W photo postcard of child star, Shirley Temple, signed as Shirley Temple Agar. Temple was married to John Agar between 1945 and 1950 which would seem to suggest that the autograph was signed around this period Good condition

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Frederic Auguste Bartholdi (1834-1904 was a French sculptor famous for designing The Statue of Liberty. Autograph letter signed (

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May 15, 2015, 10:00 AM GMT

Folkestone, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £250 - £350

Description: Frederic Auguste Bartholdi (1834-1904 was a French sculptor famous for designing The Statue of Liberty. Autograph letter signed ("F. Bartholdi", one page, 5 1/4 x 3 1/2", in French, n.p., Nov. 14, 1872 Good condition

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HALEVY, FROMENTAL. Autographed letter signed, one page, January 21, n.y. In French.

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2015

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Description: HALEVY, FROMENTAL Autographed letter signed ("F. Halevy"), one page, on a bifolium, s.l., January 21, n.y., in French. Docketed on the verso. Contents illegible. The French composer writes to the Italian composer, Luigi Cherubini (1760-1842). 7 1/2 x 4 3/4 inches folded.

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HUMMEL, JOHANN NEPOMUK. Autographed letter signed, one page, Weimar, October 6, 1831.

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2015

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Description: HUMMEL, JOHANN NEPOMUK Autographed letter signed ("J.N. Hummel"), one page, Weimar, October 6, 1831, in German. The Hungarian composer and pianist (1778-1837) writes to the publisher Carl Friedrich Peters (1779-1827) of Leipzig regarding a selection of works. 9 3/4 x 7 3/4 inches.

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SAINT-SAENS, CAMILLE. Autographed letter signed, three pages. In French.

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2015

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Description: SAINT-SAENS, CAMILLE Autographed letter signed ("C. Saint-Saens"), three pages, on a bifolium, s.l., n.d. [c. 1880], in French. The French composer (1835-1921) writes to an unknown male recipient describing a recent concert, participants of which included Gustav Faure, Madame la Baronne de Caters Lablanche, and others. 5 1/8 x 4 inches folded.

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VAN RENSSELAER, STEPHEN. Autographed letter signed, two pages, January 21, 1826.

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2015

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Description: VAN RENSSELAER, STEPHEN Autographed letter signed ("SV Rensselaer"), two pages, on a bifolium, Washington, January 21, 1826. Van Rensselaer (1764-1839) writes to an unknown recipient, reporting on the current proceedings in Washington and asking for his opinion on the McDuffie (George) proposition. 9 7/8 x 7 3/4 inches folded.

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HULL, ISAAC. Autographed letter signed, two pages, March 5, 1810.

by Leslie Hindman Auctioneers

2015

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Description: HULL, ISAAC Autographed letter signed twice ("I. Hull"), two pages, s.l., March 5, 1810. Hull (1773-1843) writes to an unknown recipient, the naval officer (1773-1843) discusses preparedness for war and the inevitability that Britain will declare war on the US. Remnants of glue adhesive to verso; toned; folded in thirds horizontally. 10 x 7 3/4 inches.

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LAFAYETTE, MARQUIS DE. Autographed letter signed, half page, La Grange, May 13, 1817, in French.

by Leslie Hindman Auctioneers

2015

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Description: LAFAYETTE, MARQUIS DE Autographed letter signed ("Lafayette"), 1/2 page, on a bifolium, La grange, May 13, 1817, in French. To "monsieur"/"ancien compagnon d'armes", saying to watch for correspondence from America and telling him about his travels. 7 5/8 x 6 1/8 inches folded.

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