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PRESIDENT THOMAS JEFFERSON AT WAR!   —  WITH THE BARBARY PIRATES  —  DURING A LULL IN THE TRIPOLITAN WAR,   HE ASSURES MARYLAND CONGRESSMAN NICHOLSON THAT HE EXPECTS NO EXPANSION OF HOSTILITIES, AND IS THEREFORE REDUCING AMERICA’S NAVAL FORCE IN THE MEDITERRANEAN —  “CERTAINLY NEITHER ECONOMY NOR PRUDENCE PERMITS TO KEEP IN ACTUAL SERVICE ALL THE FORCE WHICH MIGHT BE NECESSARY IN THE WORST STATE OF THINGS; FOR THEN WE OUGHT TO KEEP A LARGE STANDING ARMY…”

JEFFERSON, THOMAS. (1743-1826).  3rd President of the United States; and principal author of the Declaration of Independence.  Important Autograph Letter Signed, as President, to Joseph H. Nicholson, noted politician and statesman from Maryland.  Washington, D.C.   February 23, 1803.  One very full page, quarto. 

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RARE AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED OF  JOHN JAMES AUDUBON

AUDUBON, JOHN JAMES.  (1785-1851).  American Ornithologist.  Rare Autograph Note Signed, “John J. Audubon”.  One page, oblong, octavo.  No place [London],  June 1835. 

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JOHN ADAMS  —  WRITES GENERAL BENJAMIN LINCOLN  —  SEEKING AN APPOINTMENT FOR CAPTAIN LEMUEL CLARK WHO LEAD THE FIRST MARINES STATIONED ON BOARD THE “USS CONSTITUTION”

ADAMS, JOHN.  (1735-1826).  Second President of the United States (1797-1801), Vice President under George Washington; Signer of the Declaration of Independence;  U.S. Minister to Holland, France, and England.    Autograph Letter Signed, “John Adams”.  One full page, quarto.  “Quincy”, October 25, 1802.  Fine condition.  To “General [Benjamin] Lincoln”.

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SUSAN B. ANTHONY —  “YOURS FOR EQUALITY OF RIGHTS”   —  “THE GROWTH OF PUBLIC SENTIMENT ON THE QUESTION OF WOMAN’S ENFRANCHISEMENT…MAY BE REGARDED AS ONE OF THE PROMINENT ISSUES OF THE DAY.”  —  THE NATIONAL AMERICAN WOMAN SUFFRAGE  ASSOCIATION SEEKS FUNDS TO OPEN THEIR OWN PRESS OFFICE

ANTHONY, SUSAN B. (1820-1906).  American woman-suffrage advocate.  Good Typed Letter [mimeographed body text] Signed “Susan B. Anthony” on National American Woman Suffrage Association letterhead, as President of the Association. One full page, quarto. Rochester, N.Y., December 25, 1897.

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VERY RARE ZACHARY TAYLOR MILITARY AUTOGRAPH ORDER — SIGNED WHILE OCCUPING MEXICAN TERRITORY DURING THE MEXICAN-AMERICAN WAR IN 1846 

TAYLOR, ZACHARY.  (1784-1850).  Twelfth President of the United States (1849-50).  Autograph Note Signed, “Z. Taylor, Genl., U.S.A Comdg.”  One page, oblong octavo.  “Matamoros, Mexico”, July 27, 1846.

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LINCOLN SIGNED DOCUMENT AS PRESIDENT   —   A WARRANT TO “AFFIX THE SEAL OF THE UNITED STATES TO A PARDON”

LINCOLN, ABRAHAM.  (1809-1865)  16th President of the United States.  Partially-printed Document Boldly Signed, “Abraham Lincoln”, as President.  One page, quarto. Washington, January 13, 1863.  The document reads:  “I hereby authorize and direct the Secretary of State to affix the Seal of the United States to a Warrant for the Pardon of Henry Buschrae, dated this day, and signed by me and for so doing this shall be his warrant. Abraham Lincoln.”

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ANDREW JACKSON ORDERS THAT PROVISIONS BE PROVIDED FOR “NEGRO BOB” –  A FINE PRESIDENTIAL / BLACK-AMERICANA ITEM FROM 1813

JACKSON, ANDREW.  (1767-1845).  Seventh President of the United States (1829-37).  Interesting, and historically important,  Manuscript Document Signed, “Andrew Jackson, Major Genl”.  One page, oblong narrow octavo.  No place, March 31, 1813. 

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