GEORGE WASHINGTON — AFTER DEFEATING THE BRITISH AT THE BATTLE OF PRINCETON, WORRIES ABOUT THE LOSS OF SUPPLIES AND THE LANDING OF THE ENEMY: “IT IMPORTS US HIGHLY TO COLLECT A RESPECTABLE FORCE… FOR US TO SECURE…THE OBJECTS OF THE ENEMY’S ATTENTION”
WASHINGTON, GEORGE. (1732-1799). First President of the United States (1789-1797). Important War-date Manuscript Letter Signed, “G. Washington”, as Commander of the Continental forces. Two pages, folio. Morristown, New Jersey, May 7, 1777. To General Parsons.
TEDDY ROOSEVELT: THAT IS A GREAT QUOTATION FROM WOODROW WILSON… I HAVE FELT RATHER IMPATIENT WITH HIS RECENT ATTITUDE ON CERTAIN MATTERS, NOTABLY THE EFFORT TO CONTROL CORPORATIONS.”
“CONGRESS DECIDED THAT UNDER THE CONDITIONS IN THAT CASE THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAD NO POWER TO ACT.
I WILL SEE IF I HAVE POWER TO ACT IN THIS CASE.”
ROOSEVELT, THEODORE. (1858-1919). 26th President (1901-1909), and first American to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize (1906). SuperbTyped Letter Signed “Theodore Roosevelt,” as President on imprinted The White House, Washington embossed stationery, with hand written corrections to his type and a seven line Autograph Postscript following his signature. Two pages, small quarto. Oyster Bay, N.Y., August 29, 1908.
CHESTER A. ARTHUR — A PRESIDENTIAL, OR MORE ACCURATLEY: A VICE PRESIDENTIAL RARITY!
ARTHUR, CHESTER A. (1829-86). Twenty-first President of the United States (1881-5), who gained the presidency when President James A. Garfield (1881) was assassinated. Exceedingly-scarce Autograph Letter Signed, “C.A. Arthur”, as Vice President, on exceedingly-rare imprinted Vice-President’s Chamber stationery. Two separate pages, [1st and 3rd pages], small octavo. Washington, D.C., March 11, 1881.
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.
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.
GEORGE BUSH ON THE MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR ASTRONAUT ED WHITE — THE 1ST AMERICAN TO WALK IN SPACE WHO WAS KILLED IN THE TRAGIC APOLLO 1 FIRE
BUSH, GEORGE HERBERT WALKER. (1924- 2018). Forty-first President of the United States (1989-93). Typed Letter Signed, “George Bush”, on his name imprinted Congress of the United States House of Representatives letterhead. One page, quarto. “Washington, D.C.”, March 11, 1969.
JAMES MONROE – SIGNED LAND GRANT TO THE HEIRS OF A SOLDIER WHO SERVED IN THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
MONROE, JAMES. (1758-1831). Fifth President of the United States. Partially-printed Document Signed, “James Monroe,” as President. One page, folio, vellum. Washington. May 21, 1821. Countersigned by Josiah Meigs, as Commissioner of the General Land Office.