“THE ELECTIONS IN THE STATES HAVE GONE AS WAS FEARED,…I AM UNABLE TO SEE THE GOOD WHICH WE USUALLY STRIVE TO FIND IN WHATEVER IS IRREVOCABLE” — “IT IS OFTEN EASIER TO PRONOUNCE A THING WRONG IN THE BEGINNING THAN TO SHOW THAT ITS REMOVAL WOULD BE FOR THE PERMANENT GOOD.”
DAVIS, JEFFERSON. (1808-89). First and only president of the Confederate States of America (1861-1865). Revealing Partial Autograph Letter Signed, “J.D.” One full page, octavo. No place, no date. Fine condition.
LINCOLN / JOHNSON — ELECTION OF 1864 ELECTORAL UNION ‘TICKET’
[PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION OF 1864]. Printed electoral college ‘ticket’ from the 1864 election. One page, narrow tall octavo [approximately 3 x 6 ½ inches]. This ‘ticket’ represents those electors for Lincoln and Johnson, evidently from the state of Ohio. A scarce piece of presidential electoral Americana.
PRESIDENT ULYSSES S. GRANT RECOMMENDS A NEW WEST POINT GRADUATE
GRANT, ULYSSES S(IMPSON). (1822-85). Eighteenth President of the United States (1869-77). Autograph Letter Signed, “U.S. Grant”, as President, on imprinted Executive Mansion stationery. Two pages, octavo. “Washington, D.C.”, May 18, 1870.
1850 “THE SLAVERY QUESTION ABSORBS EVERYTHING STILL”
JOHNSON, ANDREW. (1808-75). Seventeenth President of the United States (1865-9). Good and rather scarce, Autograph Letter Signed, “Andrew Johnson” written during the period of extreme political debate in the United States. 1 1/2 pages, quarto. “House of Rep[resentative]s”, May 29, 1850.
LINCOLN AND HIS FIRST LAW PARTNER JOHN T. STUART — JOINTLY ACKNOWLEDGE PAYMENT OF $50 FOR THEIR LEGAL SERVICES
ABRAHAM, LINCOLN. (1809-1865). President of the United States; assassinated. Exceedingly-rare and Choice [apparently unpublished], Autograph Document Signed, “A. Lincoln” in his capacity as attorney. No place [Springfield, Illinois]], April 7, 1854. One page, oblong narrow octavo. [approx 4 x 8 inches].
PRESIDENT LINCOLN’S RECOMMENDATION
LINCOLN, ABRAHAM. (1809-1865). Sixteenth President of the United States. Lengthy Autograph Message Signed, “A. Lincoln”, as President. [To Edwin M. Stanton, Secretary of War. (Basler, vol viii, pg 76)]. Written on both sides of a card measuring approximately 2×3 1/4 inches. [Washington], October 25, 1864.
RUTHERFORD B. HAYES ~~ A FINE, AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED — ON PRISON REFORM, A TOPIC THAT HE WAS TO PASSIONATELY EMBRACE IN HIS POST PRESIDENTIAL YEARS
HAYES, RUTHERFORD B(IRCHARD). (1822-93). Nineteenth President of the United States (1877-81). Attractive, boldly penned, Autograph Letter Signed, “Rutherford B. Hayes”. One full page, large octavo. ‘Spiegel Grove, Fremont O[hio]’, February 12, 1888. Very fine condition.