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.
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.
JOHN QUINCY ADAMS ~~ REGRETS HE CAN NOT HELP WITH THE APPOINTMENT OF THE US COUNSUL TO BORDEAUX
ADAMS, JOHN QUINCY. (1767-1848). Sixth President of the United States(1825-9); Secretary of State; diplomat and lawyer. Scarce Autograph Letter Signed, “John Quincy Adams”, while serving as Minister to Prussia, in his father’s [John Adams’] administration. One fairly full page, quarto. Berlin, May 31, 1800.
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.
A BOLDLY PENNED, SAM HOUSTON LETTER ACCEPTING MEMBERSHIP IN THE NEW YORK RHETORICAL SOCIETY
HOUSTON, SAM. (1793-1863). American soldier and politician; first president of Republic of Texas. Boldly penned Autograph Letter Signed, “Sam Houston”, on blind-embossed and crested United States Senate stationery, with his characteristically ornate signature. Two full pages, quarto. “Washington City”, January 23, 1851. Excellent condition.
ROGER SHERMAN: AMERICAN FOUNDING FATHER AND SIGNER OF: THE CONSTITUTION, ARTICLES OF CONFEDERATION, AND DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE
SHERMAN, ROGER. (1721-1793). Lawyer, Statesman, and only individual to sign all four basic documents of American sovereignty: the Continental Association of 1774, the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of the Confederation, and the United States Constitution. Manuscript Document Signed, “Roger Sherman.” One page oblong octavo. ”New Haven” May 22, 1787.
KING GEORGE III ORDERS PAYMENT BE MADE TO GENERAL CORNWALLIS
GEORGE III. (1738-1820). King of England; Elector, then King of Hannover (1760-1820). Manuscript Document Signed, “George R”, as King. One full page, legal folio [approx. 9 1/2 x 14 1/2 inches]. “Court at Saint James’s”, August 21, 1772.