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.
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.
“THE KANSAS-NEBRASKA ACT… HAS BEEN MADE SUBJECT OF SO MUCH EXCITEMENT SO AS TO SHUT OUT OF PUBLIC VIEW ALL OTHER QUESTIONS… AND HAS CONTRIVED TO TINGE ALL LEGISLATION WITH THE BLACK DEFILEMENT….”
MORSE, SAMUEL F.B. (1791-1872). American artist and inventor of the electric telegraph and Morse code. Superb Autograph Letter Signed, “Samuel F.B. Morse”. Two full pages, quarto. Poughkeepsie, New York, November 1, 1854.
SIR HUMPHRY DAVY — NOTES THE DANGERS OF MERCURY POISONING AND HIS ’VAIN’ ATTEMPT AT FLY-FISHING
DAVY, SIR HUMPHRY. (1778-1829). British chemist, best known for his experiments in electrochemistry and for his invention of the miner’s safety lamp. Good Autograph Letter Signed, “H. Davy”. Four pages, octavo. “Monday”. Fine condition. To “My dear Lord [Holland]”.
GEORGE H.W. BUSH, WRITING FROM AIR FORCE TWO ON HIS RETURN FROM CHINA STATES HE: “HAD A GREAT 6 DAY VISIT TO CHINA — MEETING ALL THE TOP LEADERS”
BUSH. GEORGE H.W. (1924-2018). Vice President of the United States (1981-1989) before serving as 41st U.S. President (1989-1993). Good content Autograph Letter Signed “George Bush” on blue and gold Aboard Air Force Two imprinted stationery with impressed Vice Presidential Seal. One page, large octavo, October 19, 1985.
DOLLEY MADISON RECALLS JAMES MADISON’S TOAST ON THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENCENCE: “THE UNION. MAY IT FIND AN EVERLASTING CEMENT IN THE REVOLUTION, AND THE SACREDNESS OF THE CONSTITUTION.”
MADISON, DOLLEY PAINE. (1768-1849). First lady. Wonderful Autograph Sentiment Signed, ”D.P. Madison”. One page, octavo. Washington, April 19, 1848. At top of page is affixed a clipped Signature of James Madison.
JEFFERSON AS PRESIDENT WRITES TO HIS SECRETARY OF WAR, HENRY DEARBORN ~~ SAYING THE MADISON’S HAVE DEPARTED TO PHILADELPHIA, BUT HE HOPES THAT THE DEARBORNS WILL VISIT HIM AT MONTICELLO
JEFFERSON, THOMAS. (1743-1826). Third President of the United States; principle author of the Declaration of Independence; and influential Founding Father of the United States. Autograph Letter Signed, “Th. Jefferson”, as President. One full page, quarto. “Monticello”, August 3, 1805.