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QUEEN ELIZABETH II, JUST 4 MONTHS INTO HER NEW REIGN, APPOINTS A COMMANDER IN THE ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE, WITH HER GRANDMOTHER, QUEEN MARY ALSO SIGNING THE DOCUMENT AS GRAND MASTER.  A RARE COMBINATION OF SIGNATURES TO BE FOUND TOGETHER.

ELIZABETH II (1926-2022). Queen of England and regnant of the Commonwealth realms. Partially-Printed Document Signed, “Elizabeth R,” as Queen, less than 4 months into her new reign, at upper right. Embossed Seal of Elizabeth II at upper left margin. One page, large folio. [12 ¼ X 15 ¼ inches, this is the rarer large size document of that era ] June 5, 1952.  

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ORNATE CERTIFICATE OF MEMBERSHIP FOR THE BUILDING OF THE WASHINGTON NATIONAL MONUMENT

WASHINGTON MONUMENT.  [TAYLOR, ZACHARY (1784-1850) 12th President of the United States]. An ornate, printed Washington National Monument Society certificate bearing Taylor’s printed signature “Z. Taylor”, President.  One page,  8 ½ x 10 ¼ inches.  No date, but circa 1849.

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WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON AT FORT WASHINGTON

HARRISON, WILLIAM HENRY.  (1773-1841).  Ninth President of the United States.  Attractive Manuscript Document Signed, “Wm. H. Harrison / Asst. Qtr. Master”.  One page, oblong octavo.  Fort Washington, October 10, 1797.

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EXTREMELY-RARE, EARLY 18TH CENTURY OATH OF ALLEGIANCE SWEARING FIDELITY TO KING GEORGE II  ~~  SIGNED BY 14 COLONIAL JURISTS & STATESMEN

MANY OF WHOM WERE ASSOCIATED WITH THE SEIGE OF LOUISBOURG, THE PIVOTAL OPERATION OF THE FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR IN 1758, THAT ENDED THE FRENCH COLONIAL ERA IN ATLANTIC CANADA AND LED TO THE SUBSEQUENT BRITISH CAMPAIGN TO CAPTURE QUEBEC IN 1759

AN EXTREMELY RARE PRINTED SIGNED OATH PLEDGING ALLEGIANCE TO KING GEORGE II  —  bearing fourteen signatures of major Colonial Jurists and political figures.  One page, tall folio.  No place, [Massachusetts Bay Colony], Undated, but most likely accomplished between 1727 and 1731.

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NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE  ~~  ACTING IN HIS OFFICIAL POSITION AS U.S. CONSUL IN LIVERPOOL, ARRANGES FUNDING FOR DESTITUTE AMERICAN SEAMEN

HAWTHORNE, NATHANIEL.  (1804-1864). American novelist and short-story writer; wrote: The Scarlet Letter (1850), The House of Seven Gables (1851) and Twice Told Tales (1837).  Rare Partly-printed Document Signed, “Nathl. Hawthorne”, as U.S. Consul at Liverpool.  One page, large oblong octavo.  Liverpool, June 20, 1855.

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SIR CHRISTOPHER WREN  ~~ THE FAMED BRITISH ARCHITECT, RESPONSIBLE FOR DESIGNING ST. PAUL’S CATHEDRAL IN LONDON, IN HIS ROLE AS DIRECTOR OF HIS MAJESTIES ROYAL HOSPITAL IN CHELSEA

WREN, CHRISTOPHER (1632-1723). English architect, who played a leading role in the rebuilding of London following the devastating Great Fire of 1666, and whose St. Paul’s Cathedral takes a place among the greatest designs in the history of architecture. Scarce Manuscript Document Signed, “Chr. Wren.” One page, large folio. [9.75 x 15 inches].  No place [London]. March 11, 1698. 

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JEFFERSON SIGNS AN ACT OF THE SECOND CONGRESS REMITTING FINES FOR THE FAILURE TO TRANSPORT THE MAILS BETWEEN CHARLESTON AND SAVANNAH

JEFFERSON, THOMAS. (1743-1826). Third President of the United States; principle author of the Declaration of Independence; Governor of Virginia; Minister to France;  and influential Founding Father of the United States. Uncommon Printed Broadside Act of the Second Congress, Boldly Signed in ink by Jefferson as Secretary of State. One page, oblong large octavo.

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