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.”
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.
A SCARCE $2 GREAT SALT LAKE CITY VALLEY NOTE, SIGNED BY BRIGHAM YOUNG
YOUNG, BRIGHAM. (1801-1877). American religious leader and colonizer of Utah. Uncommon Partly-printed Document Signed, “B. Young”, being a $2 Mormon currency note. One page, oblong 32mo. “G[reat]. S[alt]. L[ake]. City”, January 20, 1849. Fine condition. The note reads: “GOOD to N.K. Whitney or bearer, two DOLLARS on demand”.
A DOCUMENT FROM LINCOLN’S DAYS ON THE ILLINOIS CIRCUIT COURT, ONCE OWNED BY BRITISH PRIME MINISTER DAVID LLOYD GEORGE
LINCOLN, ABRAHAM. (1809-1865). Sixteenth President of the United States (1861-1865). Autograph Document Signed, “Lincoln & Herndon p.q.” One full page, folio.
JOHN HANCOCK — AS PRESIDENT OF CONGRESS — IN PHILADELPHIA — IN 1776! SEEKING INFORMATION ABOUT THE STATE OF AFFAIRS IN BOSTON AFTER THE BRITISH EVACUATION & INQUIRES ABOUT THE FLEDGLING AMERICAN NAVY WHILE SENDING ALONG PRIVATEEERS COMMISSIONS
HANCOCK, JOHN. (1737-1793) President of the Continental Congress and of the Congress of the Confederation; first Governor of Massachusetts; first signer of the Declaration of Independence. Historic, apparently unpublished, Autograph Letter Signed, “John Hancock” [with paraph], as President of the Continental Congress. One full page, quarto. Philadelphia, April 12, 1776.
A LAW BOOK FROM THOMAS JEFFERSON’S LIBRARY WITH HIS CLASSIC BOOK OWNERSHIP SIGNATURE — PURCHASED BY HIM IN 1775 FROM PEYTON RANDOLPH’S ESTATE AND ALMOST CERTAINLY REVIEWED BY HIM DURING HIS WRITING OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE
JEFFERSON, THOMAS. (1743-1826). Third President of the United States (1801-1809) and author of the Declaration of Independence. Thomas Jefferson’s copy of Sir John Davies’”Le Premier Report des Cases & Matters en Ley resolves adiudges en les Cours del Roy en Ireland, DUBLIN, Printed by John Franckton Printer to the Kings most excellent Maiestie. Anno.1615.” The first book on Irish case law.
SUSAN B. ANTHONY — “I AM SORRY THAT OUR WORK FOR EQUAL RIGHTS FOR WOMEN COMES IN COLLISION WITH THE BIG RECEPTION – BUT THOSE EARNEST TO HELP IN THE CAUSE WILL GO TO OUR MEETING FIRST & TO THE RECEPTION LATER & SO TAKE IN BOTH…”
ANTHONY, SUSAN B. (1820-1906). American woman-suffrage advocate. Autograph Letter Signed, “Susan B. Anthony”, on imprinted Woman Suffrage New York State Constitutional Convention letterhead. Four very full pages, octavo. Rochester, N.Y., Feb 3, 1894.