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Francis Scott Key DS

Francis Scott Key Legal Document Signed. Framed. [Misc. Americana]

Signed “Key”. One page. August 15, 1804. Manuscript legal complaint, in another hand, accusing Mrs. Andrea Deale of perjury in a suit brought against her by Attorney Key in behalf of his clients, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Rowe, and asking for recovery of £100 in damages.

In sample frame. New framing is extra. Draft Transcript: [For] Michael Rowe & Wife against Andrew Deale saying This action brought for the Defendants saying of [sic] The wife of one of the(Plaintiffs?) that she has taken false oath before a Magistrate, thereby (meaning?) that she had perjured herself - to the (Plaintiffs?) damage -One hundred pounds current money- Justification alone.

K00214
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Sam Houston Free Frank

Senator Sam Houston Free Frank on Autographed Envelope. Framed [Texas]

Signed “Free Sam Houston”, as U.S. Senator from Texas, on autograph envelope to “R. A. Ewing, Esq., ex Sec, Hartford, Conn.” With February 2 postmark, Circa 1850s.

In sample frame.

K00464
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Political Broadside Supporting John Hancock’s Campaign for Governor of Massachusetts [Declaration Signer]

Signed in type by “Hosea”. One page. Circa 1787. Professionally conservation treated.



K00472
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Hugh McCulloch Free Frank

Secretary of the Treasury Hugh McCulloch Free Frank [Misc. Americana]

Signed "H. McCulloch" on envelope to Mrs. E. B. Washington. Postmarked January 22, Washington D.C. 5.75 x 3.5 inches.

K00559
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Edward Everett Free Frank

Edward Everett Free Frank [Senator]

Signed “Edward Everett” on autograph envelope to Daniel Hall. Postmarked June 21, Boston.

K00563
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John Hancock

John Hancock’s Signed Journals of Congress – Including Announcement of Cornwallis’ Surrender x: [Declaration Signer] [Military]

"Journals of Congress, and of the United States in Congress Assembled, for the year 1781, Vol. VII” By Order of Congress. David C. Claypoole: Philadelphia, 1781[2]. Original paper boards. This remarkable piece of history has been signed twice by Hancock with his usual flourish, first on the front cover and then at top of the front endpaper.

K00614
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Thomas Paine

Thomas Paine’s "Common Sense" Censored [Misc. Americana]

Fifteen years after Common Sense was published, it still infuriated the British government. This copy, published in London, left blanks in place of “objectionable” references to England or King George III. Pamphlet, Common Sense, Thomas Paine, London, 1791.

K00838
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Samuel Francis Smith AM

Autograph Manuscript, "One if by land, two if by sea." x: [Misc. Americana]

Autograph manuscript fair copy of Smith’s poem, April 19, 1894. At the top of page one, another hand has written: “Presented to Rev. W.E. Bartus by the confidential friend & literary executor of Dr. S.F. Smith Henry R. Carrington.”

K00919
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Henry Lee

ww:: Henry Lee Manuscript Document Signed [Misc. Americana]

Signed "Henry Lee", and "Geo. Blake". Two pages. June 5, 1802. 18.7 x 22.4 cm.



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Charles Sumner Free Frank

Charles Sumner Free Frank [World History]

Signed “C. Sumner” to Howell Cobb. Postmarked August 23, [1849-1851], Boston. An intriguing association between the leading advocate of abolition in the Senate, and a leading proponent of slavery.



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John Checkley Book

x: John Checkley Book Re Freedom of the Press in Colonial Boston [Misc. Americana]

A SHORT AND EASIE METHOD WITH THE DEISTS. WHEREIN THE CERTAINTY OF THE CHRISTIAN RELIGION IS DEMONSTRATED...THE EIGHTH EDITION. London: Printed by J. Applebee, and sold by John Checkley, 1723. [bound with:] THE SPEECH OF MR. JOHN CHECKLEY, UPON HIS TRYAL, AT BOSTON IN NEW-ENGLAND, FOR PUBLISHING THE SHORT AND EASY METHOD WITH THE DEISTS...TO WHICH IS ADDED, THE JURY’S VERDICT; HIS PLEA IN ARREST OF JUDGMENT; AND THE SENTENCE OF COURT. THE SECOND EDITION. London. 1788.

Sabin 12365 (2nd work, 1st ed), 40192. McCoy, Freedom of the Press C293. cf. Evans 2029. 12 x 19.5 cm.

K02528
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Henry Wilson Free Frank

Henry Wilson Free Frank [Misc. Americana]

Signed "H Wilson" on envelope to Samuel Morse. Postmarked November 29, Natick, Massachusetts. 14.3 x 8 cm.



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Henry Laurens Free Frank

Henry Laurens Free Frank [Misc. Americana] [Revolutionary War]

Signed “Henry Laurens”, as President of Continental Congress, on address leaf to Thomas Wharton, President of the Council of Pennsylvania. With recipient’s docketing, “ 177(8) Jany 1st from the honble Henry Laurens Esq President of Congress”. Conservation treated, with part of flaps well clear of address panel restored. 34 x 27 cm.



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George S. Patton Free Frank

George S. Patton Free Frank, as General [Misc. Americana] [Military]

Signed “G.S. Patton”, as General, on War Department envelope to Mrs. M. Sielicki. Signed only a month before the General’s death on December 21, 1945 from injuries sustained in a car accident on December 9th. Postmarked November 23, 1945, U.S. Army Postal Service A.P.O. Excellent condition. 9.9 x 22.7 cm.

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Clara Barton TLS

ww: Clara Barton Typed Letter Signed Regarding Her Desire to Help the First Aid Association [Famous Women]

Signed “Clara Barton” to General Roscoe G. Wells, First Aid Association of America. Three and one-third pages. February 17, 1910, Glen Echo, Maryland. Fine condition.

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French printing of American political documents (1776-1781), with notes in text by Benjamin Franklin xd: [Misc. Americana]

Constitutions des Treize Etats-Unis de l’Amerique. Translated by the Duc de La Rochefoucauld, with significant additional notes by Franklin. Philadelphia and Paris: Printed for Benjamin Franklin by Ph.-D Pierre, 1783, 540 pages. First collected edition in French of Constitutions of thirteen states together with Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and two treaties of alliance between the United States and France. The title page includes the first imprint of the seal of the United States to appear in book form.

Five hundred copies were printed in the present octavo format, with one hundred additional copies printed on larger paper.

K03208
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Gerald Ford’s Signed Book

Gerald Ford’s 1980 Speech to the Republican National Convention Signed Book

Book signed “Gerald R. Ford” A Vision for America. Northridge, California: Lord John Press, 1980. First and limited edition, #36 of 500. Printed by the Castle Press.

K05536.02
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Supreme Court Justice William Paterson

[POR] Acts of Congress signed by Supreme Court Justice William Paterson- including the Bill of Rights x: [Misc. Americana]

[United States Congress]: “Acts Passed at the First Session of the Second Congress of The United States of America. Begun and Held at the City of Philadelphia...on Monday the Twenty-Fourth of October, One Thousand and Seven Hundred and Ninety-One”. Philadelphia: Printed by Francis Childs and John Swain, [1792]. Signed “W[illia]m Paterson.”

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H. Iorys Hughes Wartime Plans

H. Iorys Hughes (o:) [World War II] Secret Wartime Plans For The Mulberry Harbors, The Mobile Ports Which Played An Important Part In The Success Of The D-Day Landings (POR) [World History]

The drawings prepared by H. Iorys Hughes for the Mulberry Harbors used in the Normandy landings of June 6, 1944 comprising nine detailed engineering drawings, plans, and diagrams, showing views, elevations and longitudinal and cross sections of “Reinforced Concrete Jetties -- to be sunk in place,” steel bridges, working platforms, decks, and yard, including designs for the “method of putting bridges in place” and method of “launching of slung span” and of “cantilever type,” neatly drawn and labeled, with specifications, in pencil. The series are numbered as Sketches 1 to 9, eight signed by Hughes in ink and dated between July 17 and August 6, 1942.

Individual descriptions of the sketches are listed below. Each sketch is professionally conserved, matted and mounted in an ultra-violet filtered mounting package, ready to be placed in a frame. A superb collection.

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John Hancock Signed Book

John Hancock Signed Psalm and Hymn Book x: (o:) [Declaration Signer] [Religion]

Hancock’s psalm-book inscribed and signed “John Hancock - thou shalt not steal saith the Lord” on the upper flyleaf. N. Brady and N. Tate, A New Version of The Psalms of David, Fitted to the Tunes Used in Churches. Boston: Printed by J. Kneeland and S. Adams, for Wharton and Bowes, 1765. With “Appendix, Containing a Number of Hymns Taken Chiefly from Dr. Watts Collection”, Boston: Printed by Kneeland and Adams for the Company of Stationers, 1765. Two parts, bound in one volume. 360 pages with 2 pagination series numbered 1-276 and 1 - 84 respectively. 6 x 3 3/8 in.



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Associate Justice Levi Woodbury ALS

Levi Woodbury Autograph Letter Signed [Supreme Court Justice]

Associate Justice Levi Woodbury Autograph Letter Signed Jan 12, 1839.

Addressed in his holograph on integral leaf with signature penned at top of address panel beneath "Free.

K06413
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Edward S. Curtis Photo Signed

Edward S. Curtis Photograph, "The Vanishing Race", Signed [Misc. Americana]

Signed “Curtis” in ink on lower right corner of brown-toned platinum print. With his copyright studio blindstamp on the image, mounted on heavy card, 1904. The quality of examples of this image varies enormously; this is one of the finest we have seen. This is one of Curtis’ most famous images, exhibiting his quintessential view of the plight of Native Americans. Professionally conserved. 13 x 10 inches.



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Benjamin Franklin ALS

Benjamin Franklin regarding proposals for the humane conduct of war x: (o:) [Declaration Signer] [BOTD]

“I go with you as far as you go, in Proposals for diminishing the Occasions & Mischiefs of War, & perhaps a little farther.—By the Original Law of Nations, War & Extirpation was the Punishment of Injury. Humanizing by degrees, it admitted Slavery instead of Death. A farther Step was, the Exchange of Prisoners instead of Slavery…”

Letter Press Copy of Autograph Letter Signed “B. Franklin” as American Peace Commissioner, to Benjamin Vaughan, Passy, France, July 10, 1782; three pages, folio, on absorbent paper watermarked “J Watt & Co Patent Copying.”

K06998
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Shubael Johnson DS

Shubael Johnson Document Signed x: [Misc. Americana]

Document signed “Shubael Johnson,” Hartford, Connecticut, February 17, 1783; one page, as receiver of wages due to John Taylor for service in the Continental Army. Document signed “X [John Taylor],” Camp Highlands, February 3, 1783; one page, authorizing Johnson to collect Taylor’s military pay.

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Hugh McCullough ALS

Hugh McCullough Autograph Letter Signed: "The golden age... is with us and before us" [Misc. Americana]

Signed “Hugh McCullough” to Rev. E.F. Stickland D.D. One page. December 17, 1883, Washington, D.C. 5 x 8 inches.

K07324
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Bishop of Rochester ALS

Bishop of Rochester Autograph Letter Signed regarding negotiations between Great Britian and the United States- five days before the peace treaty x: [Misc. Americana]

Autograph letter signed, “J.R. [Bishop of Rochester]” 1 page; Deanery, November 25, 1782. Transcript, in part:

“...So far is certain, that [Lord] Carmarthan has been offered and accepted the charge of Minister Plenipotentiary for the Definitive Treaty at Paris. The terms, as reported are vague and uncertain, but my informer who is attend His Lordship says that the basis of the american part is a Federal Union (not a declared Independency) & a commercial intercourse. It is supposed that Gibralter [sic.] is to be ceded to Spain, which we can now do with honour & in return that court is to yield us the large Island of Porto Rico as a Settlement for the poor Loyalists in America; the Clerical part of whom are to be provided for here out of the Parochial patronage of the Crown. The captures to be restored on all sides; but something is said bearing in respect of the French requisition of Canada and other smaller matters; tho’ much of all this is only conjectural...”

K07392
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Ebenezer Elmer ALS

sold: Ebenezer Elmer Autograph Letter Signed regarding the Louisiana Purchase x: [Misc. Americana]

“...It was a transaction between two sovereign foreign nations, & at a time when we were not on friendly terms with the one to whom the Cession was made; & that by the laws of Nations we had no right to make a demand for any information on the subject... Besides no Legislative act at present could possibly grow out of any information we might receive; especially as negotiations in various ways are now pending on the subject. The Fed[eralist]s objected violently against that part of the resolution which confides in the wisdom of the Executive, & proposes to wait the result of Negotiations.The genius of our Government refers to the intercourse with foreign nations to the executive; I know of no legislative act that could consitutionally be made before the result of negotiation is known but a declaration of war, & that would doubless be folly in the extreme at present...”

Autograph letter signed “Eben. Elmer” as Congressman to unknown recipient, two pages; Washington City, January 14, 1803.

K07401.01
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Jefferson Davis ALS

Jefferson Davis Autograph Letter Signed [Confederate Document]

Autograph letter signed “Jefferson Davis” to Mr. Clegg. Two pages. September 3, 1885, Beauvoir, Mississippi.

K07543
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Jawaharlal Nehru SB

Jawaharlal Nehru Autobiography Signed [World History]

Book signed, “Jawaharlal Nehru” Jawaharlal Nehru, An Autobiography, New Edition including a supplementary chapter entitled Five Years Later. London, 1955. President Nehru inscribed this book to opera singer Marion Anderson just a few years before her legendary – and controversial – performance in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington. A superb association.

K07887
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