WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON – IN THE WAR OF 1812 — PENS AN ORDER, JUST WEEKS BEFORE HIS DEFEATING THE BRITISH AND THE KILLING OF TECUMSEH, THE NATIVE AMERICAN LEADER, AT ‘THE BATTLE OF THE THAMES’
HARRISON, WILLIAM HENRY. (1773-1841). Ninth President of the United States. Boldly penned Autograph Letter Signed, Will[ia]m Henry Harrison”, at a critical period in the War of 1812, and his dealings with the Native American population in the Northwest territory. “Headquarters, U[pper] Sandusky, 6 Aug[ust] 1813”. One page, quarto.
EXCEPTIONALLY EARLY, AND ALMOST UNATTAINABLE SIGNATURE OF U.S. GRANT AT AGE 29!
GRANT, ULYSSES S. (1822-1885) 18th President of the United States; attended West Point and graduated with the class of 1843, and served with distinction in the Mexican–American War; he resigned from the army in 1854. His exceptionally early, extremely-rare, and an almost unattainable Signature from this period in his life. He has penned: “U.S. Grant / 1st Lt. & Bvt. Capt. 4th Infty. / Regt. Qt. Ms.”
JAMES MADISON – AS PRESIDENT & JAMES MONORE – AS SECRETARY OF STATE ~~ A BOLDLY SIGNED ‘1812’ LAND GRANT ~~
Partially-Printed Document Signed, “James Madison,” as President. One page, oblong folio, vellum. Washington. January 23, 1812. Boldly countersigned by JAMES MONROE (1758-1831). Founding Father and fifth President of the United States, as Secretary of State: “Jas. Monroe.” Large paper wafer, spread eagle Seal of State affixed at lower left.
THEODORE ROOSEVELT — CONFRONTS THE 1916 NYC POLIO EPIDEMIC
ROOSEVELT, THEODORE. (1858-1919). Twenty-sixth President of the United States (1901-9). Autograph Letter Signed, “Theodore Roosevelt”, on his imprinted Sagamore Hill note card. One full page, 16mo.
JEFFERSON DAVIS — IN A LETTER TO A FORMER LOVER, PENNED JUST 7 MONTHS AFTER HIS MARRIAGE TO VARINA, RECALLS: “WHEN WE WERE TO EACH OTHER IN A DIFFERENT RELATION FROM THAT WHICH EXISTS NOW”
DAVIS, JEFFERSON. (1808-1889). First and only President of the Confederate States of America (1861-1865). Superb Autograph Letter Signed, “Jefferson Davis”. Four full pages, small quarto. Washington, D.C., September 24, 1854. Very fine condition.
R.B. HAYES’ SIGNED PRESIDENTIAL SPEECH BEFORE CONGRESS FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE ARMY
HAYES, RUTHERFORD B. (1822-1893). Nineteenth President of the United States (1877-1881). Uncommon, and rather scarce “Message / of the / President of the United States / Returning to the House of Representatives / the / Bill Entitled ‘An Act Making Appropriations for the Support / of the Army for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, / 1880 and for other purposes.” – Dated “April 29, 1879. Washington: Government Printing Office / 1879”. Boldly signed in the top margin.
F.D.R. TO HIS SON AT HARVARD — AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE AND HIGHLY UNUSUAL PRESIDENTIAL ITEM — INTIMATELY ILLUSTRATING A FATHER’S GUIDENCE THROUGH THE DIFFICULTIES OF HARVARD ACADEMICS AND SOCIAL LIFE
ROOSEVELT, FRANKLIN D. (1882-1945) 32nd U.S. President. Remarkable Autograph Letter Signed, “Father,” on his name-imprinted ‘Franklin D. Roosevelt / Vice President / Fidelity and Deposit Company of Maryland’ stationery. Two full pages, quarto. ‘Warm Springs’ [Georgia]. October 23, no year. [circa 1928]