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  • Adams, John (1735-1826)

    Lot: 1
    Sold for: $4,700$4,000

    Adams, John (1735-1826), Autograph manuscript Law diary leaf, c. 1770, four pages, taken from his notebook on legal matters, discussing cases including Gill vs. Mein and Blanchard vs. Mackay, more ...

  • Adams, John Quincy (1767-1848)

    Lot: 3
    Sold for: $382$325

    Adams, John Quincy (1767-1848), Signed document, [undated], one page, clipped from a large document, possibly a ship's passport, countersigned by Henry Clay, framed with portrait, (good). more ...

  • (American Politics)

    Lot: 4
    Sold for: $588$500

    (American Politics), Clay, Henry (1777-1852) and Frelinghuysen, Theodore (1787-1862), Presidential campaign ribbon, cream silk, printed in black with portraits topped by eagles, 8 1/2 by 3 in. more ...

  • (American Revolution)

    Lot: 5
    Sold for: $1,116$950

    (American Revolution), Sheet of six pieces of Continental Currency, printed by Hall and Sellers, 1779, denominations thirty-five to sixty-five dollars, each piece signed, uncut, (some edge chipping more ...

  • (American West)

    Lot: 6
    Sold for: $176$150

    (American West), Mathey, Edward Gustave, signed document, May 14, 1878, one page, as Captain of the 7th Cavalry, Company K, requisition and receipt of goods procured at Fort Rice in the Dakota more ...

  • Arthur, Chester Alan (1830-1886)

    Lot: 7
    Sold for: $764$650

    Arthur, Chester Alan (1830-1886), Autograph letter signed, August 4th, [undated], one page, to his sister Regina, informing her of his travel plans and stating "The Book is in the printer's hands to more ...

  • (Autograph Album, 19th century)

    Lot: 8
    Sold for: $12,925$11,000

    (Autograph Album, 19th century), Fine bound autograph album compiled by Alfred A. Post, including Abraham Lincoln inscribed at foot edge "written at Washington, D.C. Aug. 17th, 1863"; Ulysses S. more ...

  • (Boston)

    Lot: 9
    Sold for: $235$200

    (Boston), Manuscript document signed, [c. 1850-60], two pages, to the President of the United States, petition signed by forty-nine prominent citizens of Boston recommending a Mr. J. Vincent Browne more ...

  • Burr, Aaron (1756-1836)

    Lot: 10
    Unsold  

    Burr, Aaron (1756-1836), Two autograph notes, one signed, November 12th, (17)96, one page, pay note for John Sneeven for seventy-six dollars, drawn on the Bank of New York, (cancellation slice more ...

  • (Civil War, Union, 30th Maine)

    Lot: 11
    Sold for: $1,410$1,200

    (Civil War, Union, 30th Maine), Manuscript diary in a small fold-over booklet, 1864, kept by Corporal J.R. Braley, Co. G, 30th Maine Regiment, essentially beginning March 15th, mostly detailing more ...

  • (Civil Warm, Union)

    Lot: 12
    Sold for: $294$250

    (Civil Warm, Union), Autograph letter signed, October 9th, 1865, by J.C. Battersby, a letter attesting to the valor of John H. Shepherd, Co. M, N.Y. Regiment, "served faithfully...under General more ...

  • Clay, Henry (1777-1852)

    Lot: 13
    Sold for: $499$425

    Clay, Henry (1777-1852), Autograph letter signed, Lexington, July 18th, 1801, two pages, to William Taylor, concerning the amount of a bill and the settlement of a debt, with holograph address leaf, more ...

  • Clay, Henry (1777-1852)

    Lot: 14
    Sold for: $176$150

    Clay, Henry (1777-1852), Autograph note, [undated], in the third person, "Mr. Clay will be obliged if Mr. McLain will stop in this morning...", (minor remnants, good overall). more ...

  • Clinton, DeWitt (1769-1828)

    Lot: 15
    Unsold  

    Clinton, DeWitt (1769-1828), Manuscript letter signed, New York, April 28th, 1829, one page, to S. Stafford, agreeing to meet with him in Albany, (good, old ink smear). more ...

  • (Connecticut, Revolutionary War and Later)

    Lot: 16
    Unsold  

    (Connecticut, Revolutionary War and Later), collection of six Connecticut Pay Orders, partially printed and signed by various officials including Oliver Wolcott, Jr., Ralph Pomeroy, Ebenezer Wales, more ...

  • Coolidge, Calvin (1872-1933)

    Lot: 17
    Sold for: $382$325

    Coolidge, Calvin (1872-1933), Signed letter, January 26, 1920, one page, as Governor of Massachusetts, to Mr. Robert Lull, thanking him for sending along a signature of a distant relative, (slight more ...

  • Ellery, William (1727-1820), Signer from Rhode Island

    Lot: 18
    Sold for: $294$250

    Ellery, William (1727-1820), Signer from Rhode Island, Signed document, August 7, 1802, one page, as Collector of Customs for Newport, endorsement for the Sloop N(ew) York Packet, folio, (fold more ...

  • Ellsworth, Oliver (1745-1807)

    Lot: 19
    Sold for: $294$250

    Ellsworth, Oliver (1745-1807), Signed document, October 30th, 1776, one page, to John Lawrence, Treasurer, payment order from Connecticut's Committee of the Pay Table during Washington's campaign in more ...

  • Ellsworth, Oliver (1745-1807)

    Lot: 20
    Unsold  

    Ellsworth, Oliver (1745-1807), Autograph note signed, October 5th, 1784, one page, to Thatcher Lothrop, discovering an error in an account and sending along further monies, docketed on verso, more ...

  • Fillmore, Millard (1800-1874)

    Lot: 21
    Sold for: $705$600

    Fillmore, Millard (1800-1874), Autograph letter signed, Buffalo, May 10th, 1860, one page, to unknown, responding to a request to engage his services and suggesting that she contact the legal bar more ...

  • Gallatin, Albert (1761-1849)

    Lot: 22
    Sold for: $235$200

    Gallatin, Albert (1761-1849), Autograph letter signed, June 30th, 1808, one page, as Secretary of the Treasury, to Benjamin Lincoln, responding negatively to a request for additional funds for more ...

  • Greene, Nathanael (1742-1786)

    Lot: 23
    Unsold  

    Greene, Nathanael (1742-1786), Signed letter, Morristown, December 21st, 1779, one page, to Nehemiah Hubbard, concerning a General Washington's requests on his visit to Connecticut, concerning more ...

  • Hamilton, Alexander (1757-1804)

    Lot: 24
    Sold for: $4,994$4,250

    Hamilton, Alexander (1757-1804), Autograph letter signed, Philadelphia, July 27th, 1791, one page, as Secretary of the Treasury, to Benjamin Lincoln, regarding an excursion and offering assistance, more ...

  • Hancock, John (1737-1793) and Adams, Samuel (1722-1803)

    Lot: 25
    Sold for: $7,638$6,500

    Hancock, John (1737-1793) and Adams, Samuel (1722-1803), Signed partially printed document, February 1st, 1792, two pages, appointing George Richard Minot of Boston as a Probate Court Judge for the more ...

  • Hancock, John (1737-1793)

    Lot: 26
    Sold for: $10,575$9,000

    Hancock, John (1737-1793), Signed letter, June 11th, 1791, one page, as Governor of Massachusetts, to Josiah Bartlett, transmitting an "Act for regulating the fishery in Connecticut River" and more ...

  • Hancock, John (1737-1793)

    Lot: 27
    Sold for: $1,880$1,600

    Hancock, John (1737-1793), Signed document, May 13th, 1790, one page, as Governor of Massachusetts, commission appointing Joseph Brackett a Captain in the state militia, countersigned by John Avery, more ...

  • Harrison, Benjamin (1833-1901)

    Lot: 28
    Sold for: $353$300

    Harrison, Benjamin (1833-1901), Signed letter, February 15th, 1887, one page, as Senator, to General Jas. Grant Wilson, discussing the proposed biographical sketch of his grandfather and sending a more ...

  • Harrison, William Henry (1773-1841)

    Lot: 29
    Sold for: $764$650

    Harrison, William Henry (1773-1841), Autograph note signed, July 14th, 1795, one page, as aid de camp, at Headquarters, Greeneville, "the commissary will issue you two Frenchmen ... from Fort more ...

  • Jay, John (1745-1829)

    Lot: 31
    Unsold  

    Jay, John (1745-1829), Signed circular letter, April 11th, 1785, two pages, to the President of New Hampshire (John Langdon), concerning "A State of the Duties payable by Vessels of the United more ...