THE ONLY PRINT PORTRAIT THAT LINCOLN IS KNOWN TO HAVE AUTOGRAPHED
SIGNED EN ROUTE TO HIS INAUGURATION IN 1861
ONE OF THREE KNOWN COPIES
LINCOLN, ABRAHAM. (1809-1865). Sixteenth President of the United States (1861-1865). Superb and extremely rare engraved Portrait Signed, “A. Lincoln”, on his way to his inauguration in 1861. Lincoln is depicted in a full-faced bust pose, beardless.
OUTSTANDING HENRY CLAY AUTOGRAPH DOCUMENT STATING HIS POSITION IN THE POLITICAL SCANDAL THAT HAD HIM DENYING CHARGES THAT HE MADE A DEAL WITH JOHN QUINCY ADAMS TO MAKE HIM SECRETARY OF STATE, IF HE BACKED ADAMS, FOR PRESIDENT IN THE 1824 ELECTION
CLAY, HENRY. (1777-1852). American statesman; represented Kentucky in both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives; Speaker of the House; Secretary of State, in John Quincy Adams administration; received electoral votes for President in the 1824, 1832, and 1844 presidential elections; helped establish the National Republican Party and the Whig Party; for his role in defusing sectional crises, he earned the nickname: “the Great Compromiser”. Superb, and Important Autograph Notes Signed: “Mr. Clay” in the body of the document. 1 ½ closely written pages, quarto. No place, no date. [Washington, D.C. — also docketed ‘February 4, 1824’ on verso].
GENERAL GRANT DEFINES THE CONSTRAINTS OF THE ‘MILITARY SAFEGUARD’ OF PROPERTY — DURING THE PERIOD OF RECONSTRUCTION
GRANT, ULYSSES S(IMPSON). (1822-85). Eighteenth President of the United States (1869-77); celebrated Union General in America’s Civil War. Good Manuscript Letter boldly Signed, “U.S. Grant, General”, on imprinted Head Quarters Armies of the United States letterhead. Two pages, quarto. Washington, D.C., May 29, 1867.
VARINA DAVIS TO THE LADIES OF COLUMBUS: “OUR CHILDREN SHALL BE TAUGHT TO REVERE THE MEMORY AND REMEMBER THE FRIENDSHIP SHOWN BY THESE TRUE FRIENDS IN THE DAY OF OUR ADVERSITY.”
DAVIS, VARINA. (1826-1906). Wife of Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States of America. Autograph Letter Signed, “Varina Davis”, on monogrammed stationery. Two full pages, octavo. ” Fortress Monroe, Virginia, May 2, 1867″. Very fine condition.
JEFFERSON DAVIS — SCARCE ALS WRITTEN WHILE STILL UNDER INDICTMENT FOR TREASON, UNTIL ANDREW JOHNSON ISSUED, JUST 7 WEEKS LATER, ON CHRISTMAS DAY OF 1868 — A PRESIDENTIAL “PARDON AND AMNESTY” FOR THE OFFENSE OF TREASON TO “EVERY PERSON WHO DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY PARTICIPATED IN THE LATE INSURRECTION OR REBELLION”.
DAVIS, JEFFERSON. (1808-1889). First and only President of the Confederate States of America (1861-1865). Uncommon Autograph Letter Signed twice; “Jefferson Davis” and “J.D.”, while still under indictment for treason in the US. Four pages, octavo. “Sunday evening”, [England], November 1, 1868. To “James Spence Esq., Abercromby Square, Liverpool”.
TWO PAGE ALS OF U.S. GRANT — AS PRESIDENT
GRANT, ULYSSES S. (1822-1885). Eighteenth President of the United States (1869-1877); Commander of the Union Army in the U.S. Civil War. Scarce Autograph Letter Signed, “U.S. Grant”, as President, on ruled stationery. Two separate pages, octavo. Long Branch, New Jersey, July 25, 1871.
GEORGE ARMSTRONG CUSTER WANTS HIS ‘ARMY AND NAVY JOURNAL’ DELIVERED TO HIS NEW POSTING IN THE DAKOTA TERRITORY
CUSTER, GEORGE ARMSTRONG (1839-1876) U.S. Army officer and cavalry commander in the American Civil War and the Indian Wars; best remembered for his disastrous engagement at the ‘Battle of Little Bighorn’. Boldly penned Autograph Letter Signed, “G.A. Custer, U.S. Army”. Very full page, quarto. “Elizabethtown KY., “June 8, 1872.”