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Historic Autograph Letters, Manuscripts & Documents

Important Signed & Inscribed Books and Photographs

PRESIDENTS

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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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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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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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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. 

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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.

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