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Andrew Jackson Signed Patent

[P] Andrew Jackson as President and Edward Livingston Signed Patent For Improvement In Fly Net [American President] [Science & Technology] [Supreme Court Justice] Not Framed.

Document signed "Andrew Jackson" as President, and "Edw.[ard] Livingston" as Secretary of State, and "R.[oger] B. Taney" as Attorney General; Washington, June 22, 1832, one page on vellum, with embossed white wafer and parts of the red wax presidential seal.

In sample frame. Framing is extra.

K00015
$3,800
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Harry Truman TLS

sx: Harry Truman Typed Letter Signed Regarding Law Enforcement Problems in Alaska [American President]

Signed “H.S.T.”, as President, to J. Howard McGrath, Attorney General. One page. December 22, 1951, The White House, Washington, D.C. Paper clip stain in blank left corner, otherwise excellent. 17.4 x 22.9 cm.

K00112
$650
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George Washington ALS

George Washington Autograph Letter Signed regarding last minute orders as he leaves for Yorktown x: [American President] [Military]

Washington orders "the Corps of Sappers and Miners to be part of the Troops which compose the first embarkation of our army." Autograph letter signed by Washington to Major General Benjamin Lincoln, [Head of Elk, Md, September 7-8, 1781].

K00210
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Gerald R. Ford

Gerald R. Ford White House Envelope Signed to Seymor Halpern, a Congressman and Noted Autograph Collector [American President]

Signed "Best Wishes, Gerald R. Ford." 7.75 x 4.5 inches.

K00282
$250
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William Henry Harrison LS

William Henry Harrison Letter Signed regarding preparations for the Battle of the Thames x: [American President] [Maritime Document] [Military]

“I am so well persuaded that the government will approbate the measure of receiving the men whom you may bring with you above the contemplated 2000 that I will not hesitate to say that I will accept them - Every thing is in a fair train for the commencement of operations upon your arrival -Our fleet is now off Sandusky bay - I shall go down to it tomorrow morning and take with 70 men to act as marines - I wish the Comodore to go immediately to Malden and endeavour to bring the enemy to action …” Letter signed “William Henry Harrison” as Brigadier General, to Governor Isaac Shelby of Kentucky, two pages with free frank also signed “Genl Harrison” on integral address leaf; Head Quarters Seneca Town [Ohio], August 18, 1813.



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James Monroe DS

w: [-] James Monroe Military Land Grant Signed [American President]

Signed "James Monroe", as President, and "Josiah Meigs", as Commissioner of the General Land Office. One page on vellum, with "Militi Forti Et Fideli" engraving, with white wafer land office seal. Grant to Solomon Shaner of one hundred sixty acres in Illinois. July 28, 1818. 25.4 x 33 cm.



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James Madison, James Monroe

James Madison, James Monroe Mediterranean Ship’s Passport Signed [American President] [Maritime Document]

Document signed "James Madison" as President and "Jas Monroe" as Secretary of State; November 07, 1811. One page on parchment with scalloped top with engraved pictures of sailing ship and lighthouse, with white paper seal of the United States.

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James Monroe

James Monroe Manuscript Letter Signed Regarding "Gabriel’s Insurrection" x: [American President]

Signed “Jas. Monroe”, as Governor of Virginia. Two pages. February 10, 1802, Richmond, Virginia. 7.25 x 8.75 inches. An excellent letter related to a significant event during Monroe’s governorship.



K00468
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James Monroe DS

James Monroe Land Grant Signed [American President]

Signed “James Monroe”, as President, and “Geo:[rge] Graham”, as Commissioner of the General Land Office. One page on vellum with white wafer land office seal. May 24, 1824. Fine condition. Top right margin has 1/2 inch diagonal piece missing, well clear of text. B3/7. 35.4 x 25.3 cm.



K00489
$750
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John Adams ALS

John Adams Autograph Letter Signed Commenting on Delays in the Peace Negotiations x: [American President] [Declaration Signer]

Autograph letter signed “John Adams,” to Alexander Cerisier, two pages with integral address leaf; Paris, France, May 13, 1783.

A very fine letter written by Adams as peace negotiator and minister, a pivotal role that was perhaps even more important than Adams’ presidency.

K00556
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George Washington LS

George Washington Letter Signed Regarding The Promotion of Benedict Arnold, The Posting of Israel Putnam to Guard The Hudson Highlands and Clothing His Troops x: [American President] [Military] (c: FT Exhibit)

Letter signed “Go Washington” as Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army, to General Alexander McDougall, one and a half pages; Morristown, [New Jersey], May 16, 1777. Text in the hand of Washington’s Aide-de-camp Tench Tilghman.

K00596
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James Madison Free Frank

James Madison Free Frank with Autograph Letter Signed from William Thornton Re Patent requirements [American President]

Autograph letter signed by William Thornton as Superintendant of the Patent Office, sent under cover of free frank signed by James Madison as U.S. Secretary of State, one page, April 26, 1806. 9.75 x 7.75 in.



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Gerald R. Ford  DS

cxs: Gerald R. Ford Signed Copy of Pardon of Richard Nixon [American President]

A souvenir copy. Signed “Gerald R. Ford”, as President. One page on White House letterhead. Dated in type September 8, 1974, [but signed later]Washington D.C. 8.5 x 11 inches.



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Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson Circular Letter Signed regarding the embargo of 1808 against British commerce x: [American President] [Declaration Signer]

“...all regard to the rights of others have been thrown aside, the belligerant powers have beset the highway of commercial intercourse with edicts which, taken together, expose our commerce and mariners... We have wished war with neither [England or France].”

Circular Letter Signed “Th: Jefferson” to Thomas Burnes and the inhabitants of the town of Gilmantown, New Hampshire, three pages; September 23, 1808, with address leaf free franked “Th: Jefferson Pr. U.S.”

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Ulysses S. Grant DS

Ulysses S. Grant Naval Commission Signed. [American President] [Maritime Document]

Signed “U.S. Grant”, as President and “Geo[rge] M. Robeson”, as Secretary of the Navy; July 9, 1870, one page on vellum, with engravings of eagle, colors and cannon, and Neptune and other mythical sea figures and with blue wafer seal of the War Office.

K01752
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Thomas Jefferson LS

Thomas Jefferson Letter Signed regarding transmitting Acts of the First Congress of the United States- submitted to John Hancock x: [American President] [Declaration Signer] (o:) (c: FT Exhibit)

Letter signed “Th: Jefferson” as Secretary of State, to the Governor of Massachusetts [John Hancock], one page; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March 30, 1791.

Circular letter from Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson sending copies of the legislation passed during the third session of the first Congress of the United States. 19.3 x 24.1 cm.

K01904
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James Monroe and John Q. Adams Signed Patent

ww3: James Monroe as President and John Quincy Adams Signed Patent for Improvement in Archimedian Screws [American President] [Science & Technology]

Document signed "James Monroe" as President and "John Quincy Adams" as Secretary of State, and "W[illia]m Wirt" as Attorney General to James Cooper; Washington, D.C., December 14, 1819, one page, vellum, with white paper presidential seal and ribbon. Includes a one-half page description of the invention: “The improvement consists in doubling the spiral chamber that carries the water, instead of its being a single channel, as is the case in the Archimedian Screw.”



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Thomas Jefferson and James Madison Signed Patent

cxs: Thomas Jefferson as President and James Madison Signed Patent for Improvement in Power Obtained by the Rising and Falling of the Tide to Give Motion to All Kinds of Machinery [American President] [Declaration Signer] [Science & Technology]

Document signed "Th: Jefferson" as President and "James Madison" as Secretary of State, and "Levi Lincoln" as Attorney General to John Staples, Jr.; Washington, D.C., March 18, 1803, one page, vellum, with white paper presidential seal. Signed patent for an improvement in hydro-power obtained by the rising and falling of the tide to give motion to all kinds of machinery. Before the widespread use of steam engines, water was the primary power supply for American industry.



K01993
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James Buchanan Signed Patent

ww: James Buchanan Signed Patent for Improvement "In the Horse Power" of a Drive Shaft [American President] [Science & Technology]

Document signed "James Buchanan" as Secretary of State, and "Edmund Burke" as Commissioner of Patents; Washington, D.C., June 27, 1846, one page, vellum, with white paper Patent Office seal and ribbon. Includes a three page description of the invention, signed by the inventor, and with drawing of the invention.

K02003
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Thomas Jefferson LS

Thomas Jefferson Letter Signed regarding three Congressional Acts x: [American President] [Declaration Signer] [BOTD]

Letter signed “Th: Jefferson”, as Secretary of State, to the President of Pennsylvania, one page; New York, July 6, 1790. 7.75 x 9.25 in.

Splendid specimen bearing a choice signature. Very fine condition despite slight discoloration at right margin. Professionally conservation treated.

K02011
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Benjamin Harrison ALS

Benjamin Harrison Autograph Letter Signed Recommending Reverend Allen Randolph for Chaplain Post in the Army [American President] [Civil War]

Signed “Benj. Harrison”, as Colonel in the 70th Indiana Infantry. One page. October 11, 1864, Indianapolis, Indiana. 19.7 x 25 cm. Harrison’s Civil War letters are scarce.



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ww: Dwight D. Eisenhower Typed Letter Signed [American President]

Content: Acknowledging Christmas Wishes

Typed letter signed “Dwight D. Eisenhower”, as Chief of Staff, to Mrs. Martha Sielicki, one page with original envelope; Washington, D.C., January 21, 1948. 17.8 x 22.8 cm

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Woodrow Wilson DS

Woodrow Wilson Signed Military Commission [American President]

Document signed "Woodrow Wilson" as President and "Lindley M. Garrison" as Secretary of War; October 24, 1914, one page on vellum, with engravings of eagle and colors and equipment and with blue wafer seal of the War Office.

"Know Ye, That reposing special trust and confidence in the patriotism, valor, fidelity, and abilities of Philip Work, I have nominated, and by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, do appoint him First Lieutenant in the Medical Reserve Corps of the Army of the United States."

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Woodrow Wilson DS

ww: Woodrow Wilson Signed Military Commission [American President]

“To all who shall see these presents greeting: Know Ye, That reposing special trust and confidence in the patriotism, valor, fidelity, and abilities of Edwin St. J. Greble and do appoint him Brigadier General in the service of the United States.”

Document signed “Woodrow Wilson” As President and “Newton D. Baker” as Secretary of War; Washington, D.C., October 13, 1916, vellum, and engraved eagle and “E Plurbis Unim” motto, and with blue paper War Office seal.

K03841
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Print

Print: "The First Reading of the Emancipation Proclamation Before the Cabinet". Framed [American President][s]

Print by F. B. Carpenter from the original 1864 painting at the White House in 1866.

In sample frame. New frame is extra.

K03967
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Abraham Lincoln DS

Abraham Lincoln Signed Four Language Ship’s Sea Letter [American President] [Maritime Document][s]

“TO ALL WHO SHALL SEE THESE PRESENTS, GREETING: BE IT KNOWN, That leave and permission is hereby given to Abraham Osborn Jr master or commander of the Ship called Almira ... lying at present in the port of Edgartown bound for Pacific Ocean laden and outfitted with Casks, Provisions, Ship’s Stores, and Whaling Utensils for a Whaling voyage... to depart and proceed with the said Ship on his said voyage”.

Document signed “Abraham Lincoln” as President and “William H. Seward” as Secretary of State; August 8, 1864, one page, in French, Spanish, English and Dutch, with white wafer seal of U.S., and two U.S. revenue stamps.

K04325
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William Howard Taft DS

William Howard Taft Military Commission Signed [American President]

Signed “Wm H Taft”, as President, and “Burton Winthrop”, as Acting Secretary of the Navy. One page on vellum with engravings of eagle, colors, cannon, Poseidon, and other mythical sea figures with blue wafer seal. June 28, 1909



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Woodrow Wilson DS

Woodrow Wilson Signed Military Commission [American President]

Document signed "Woodrow Wilson" as President and "Newton D. Baker" as Secretary of War; February 16, 1919, one page on vellum, with engraving of eagle and with embossed War Office stamp.

"Know Ye, That reposing special trust and confidence in the patriotism, valor, fidelity, and abilities of Charles P. Summerall, I have nominated, and by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, do appoint him Brigadier General."

K04573
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sx: Woodrow Wilson Military Commission Document Signed [American President]

Document signed "Woodrow Wilson" as President and "Newton D. Baker" as Secretary of War; February 25, 1920, one page on vellum, with engraving of eagle and with embossed War Office stamp.

K04574
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Jimmy Carter Free Frank [American President]

Free frank signed "J Carter", as former President, on envelope to Roland Frye. With Americus, Georgia postmark, August 18, 1987. 19.1 x 10 cm.



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Andrew Jackson and Martin Van Buren DS

ww: Andrew Jackson as President and Martin Van Buren Signed Patent for "New and Useful Improvement in the Steam Engine" [American President] [Science & Technology]

Document signed "Andrew Jackson" as President and "M. Van Buren" as Secretary of State, and "J[oh]n: Macpherson Berrien" as Attorney General to Charles Potts; Washington, D.C., May 31, 1830, one page, vellum, with white paper presidential seal and ribbon. Includes a three and three-quarter page description of the invention, signed by the inventor, and with drawing of the invention.

K04753
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James Madison and James Monroe DS

ww3: James Madison and James Monroe Mediterreanian Ship’s Passport Signed [American President] [Maritime Document]

Document signed “James Madison” as President and “Ja[me]s Monroe” as Secretary of State. One page on parchment, scalloped top with engraved vignettes of lighthouse and sailing ship, and with white paper seal of the United States. December 13, 1811. Madison signature has smudge over James, ans tail is slightly faded. 27.9 x 38.7 cm.



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GOP Lunch Bucket Signed

GOP Lunch Bucket Signed by four Republican presidents: Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, George Bush, Sr. [American President]

On a unique impressively decorated lunch bucket, autographs of four chief executives and nearly a hundred other members of the Republican elite, including: Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, George Bush, Bob Dole, Nelson Rockefeller, Tom Dewey, Bob Hope, Barry Goldwater, Strom Thurmond, Spiro Agnew, John Mitchell, Martha Mitchell, Phyllis Schlafly, Cesar Romero, Pat Nixon, Julie Nixon, Tricia Nixon, Nancy Reagan, Mark Hatfield, George Romney, Happy Rockefeller, Judy Agnew, George Murphy, John Connally, William Saxbe, Robert Taft, Ray Bolger, Harold Stassen, Barbara Bush, John Tower, Maureen Reagan, and Barbara Eisenhower. Christine Todd Whitman signed the famous lunchbox in 1995.

Metal Thermos lunch bucket, hand painted and beautifully decorated, with rounded top, hinged at back with two front clasps catching at top. Interior lined with royal blue baize and trimmed with gold braid, the exterior painted ivory and decorated with seven GOP elephants of various sizes and with sketches of the White House and Capitol building. Height: 18.5 cm (7.25 in.) Width: 25.5 cm. (10 in.) Depth: 12.2 cm. (12.5 in.)

K05758
$19,500
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Andrew Jackson Signed Patent

[P] ww3: Andrew Jackson as President and Louis McLane Signed Patent [American President] [Science & Technology]

Document signed Andrew Jackson as President and Louis McLane as Secretary of State for “improvement in comb making, and welding or cementing horns, hoofs, whalebone and the scraps waste.” Document also signed by Benjamin F. Butler as Attorney General. To Arad B. Newton, March 31, 1834. One page.



K06268
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