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BENJAMIN FRANKLIN —  AS PRESIDENT OF THE AMERICAN PHILOSOPHICAL SOCIETY OVERSEES THE INDUCTION OF EDWARD PENNINGTON, A LEADING PHILADELPHIA QUAKER MERCHANT, WHO WILL FIND HIMSELF HELD PRISONER DURING THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION FOR HIS REFUSAL TO SUPPORT THE WAR AGAINST BRITAIN

FRANKLIN, BENJAMIN.  (1706-1790) Founding Father of the United States, author and printer, satirist, political theorist, politician, scientist, inventor, statesman, and diplomat.  Scarce Partially-Printed Document Signed, “B. Franklin,” as President of The American Philosophical Society. One page, large oblong folio. Philadelphia. January 20, 1780. 

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SUPERB CONDITION SHIP’S PASSPORT SIGNED BY ANDREW JACKSON — AS PRESIDENT

JACKSON, ANDREW.  (1767-1845).  Seventh President of the United States (1829-1837).  Partially-Printed scalloped edge ship’s paper Signed, “Andrew Jackson,” as President. One page, folio, vellum.

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ANDREW JACKSON AND THE BEGINNING OF:  ”THE TRAIL OF TEARS” 

A REMARKABLE TESTAMENT APPROVING THE SALE OF CREEK INDIAN LAND TO A NOTORIOUS SPECULATOR, KNOWN FOR HIS SWINDLING NATIVE AMERICAN’S OUT OF THEIR LANDS

JACKSON, ANDREW. (1767-1845) 7th President of the United States; led troops during the ‘Creek War’ of 1813-14, winning the ‘Battle of Horseshoe Bend’ and subsequently enforcing the ‘Treaty of Fort Jackson’ which required the Creek surrender of vast lands in present day Georgia and Alabama; won the ‘Battle of New Orleans’ against the British in 1815; and led U.S. forces in the First Seminole War, which led to the annexation of Florida.  Exceedingly-rare, “Creek Nation of Indiana in the State of Alabama” headed Partly-printed Document, Boldly Signed, “Approved May 30th 1834 / Andrew Jackson”.

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EXCEEDINGLY RARE AUTOGRAPH DOCUMENT SIGNED BY DR. JOSEPH WARREN WHO WAS KILLED AT THE BATTLE OF BUNKER HILL IN 1775  —  ADDITIONALLY SIGNED BY HIS BROTHER,  DR. JOHN WARREN

SENDING HIS BILL FOR MEDICINES AND HIS ATTENDANCE IN THE MASSACHUSETTS PROVINCIAL CONGRESS FROM MAY 1772 TO JANUARY 1773

An exceedingly-rare Autograph Document Signed, “Joseph Warren Dr” in the third person, in the body of the document.  One page, oblong octavo. Lightly silked for preservation, else very fine condition. No place, [Boston], January 1773.  Additionally docketed on the verso by his brother JOHN WARREN.  (1753-1815)

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BENJAMIN FRANKLIN  ~~ SIGNED AS A DELEGATE TO THE CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION

FRANKLIN, BENJAMIN. (1706-1790).  Founding Father of the United States; Signer of the Declaration of Independence;  author and printer; political theorist and politician; scientist; inventor; statesman; and diplomat.  Autograph Note Signed “Dr. Franklin”, in the third person.  To: Charles Biddle (1745-1821), Vice-President of Pennsylvania. No place [Philadelphia],  8 May 1787. One page, oblong octavo.  (4 x 6 3/8 in).

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SIGNER OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE — SAMUEL ADAMS — AS GOVERNOR OF MASSACHUSETTS

ADAMS, SAMUEL. (1722-1803). American patriot and Signer of the Declaration of Independence. Partially-Printed Document Signed, ”Samuel Adams”, as Governor of Massachusetts. One page, oblong folio. Boston. September 8, 1796. Countersigned by John Avery, as secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

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FILLMORE — AS PRESIDENT — AUTHORIZES THE AFFIXING OF THE SEAL OF THE UNITED STATES TO THE REMISSION OF A FORFEITURE FOR THE SHIP ‘ST. GEORGE’ — WHICH, JUST 2 WEEKS LATER, WAS LOST AT SEA, IN THE NORTH ATLANTIC, WITH A HEAVY LOSS OF LIFE!

FILLMORE, MILLARD. (1800-74). Thirteenth President of the United States (1850-3). Most unusual, Partly-Printed Document Signed, ”Millard Fillmore”, as President. One page, quarto. Washington, D.C., December 11, 1852. Very fine condition. The document reads: I hereby authorize and direct the Secretary of State to affix the Seal of the United States to the remission of the forfeiture granted to the Ship St. George

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