ALEXANDER HAMILTON WRITES TO CLEAR UP SOME ISSUES CONCERNING THE IMPLICATION OF RULES SURROUNDING THE TONNAGE ACT, AND ITS PROVISIONS
HAMILTON, ALEXANDER. (1755-1804). First Secretary of the U.S. Treasury; political philosopher and economist; author of ‘The Federalist Papers’; Aide to George Washington in Revolutionary War. Good Manuscript Letter Signed, “Alexander Hamilton.” 1 ½ pages, quarto. “Treasury Department” [New York City], June 10, 1791.
PRESIDENT JOHN ADAMS IN THE WAKE OF THE “X,Y,Z AFFAIR” ADDRESSES THE CITIZENS OF HAMILTON, MASSACHUSETTS: “DURING MY ADMINISTRATION; THE ZEAL TO CONVINCE THE WORLD, THAT WE ARE NOT A DIVIDED PEOPLE; THEIR OFFER OF THEIR PROPERTY AND LIVES, TO SUPPORT THE HARD-EARNED LIBERTY OF THEIR COUNTRY; AND THEIR CONFIDENCE UNDER HEAVEN, THAT WE SHALL BE ABLE TO WITHSTAND THE MOST POWERFUL EFFORTS, AND MACHINATIONS OF FOREIGN OR DOMESTIC ENEMIES”
ADAMS, JOHN. (1735-1826). Second President of the United States, Signer of Declaration of Independence. Exceedingly choice Manuscript Letter boldly Signed, “John Adams”, as President, just days after making the details of the ‘X,Y,Z Affair’ known to Congress. One full page, small quarto. Philadelphia, May 19, 1798. To: ‘The Inhabitants of: The Town of Hamilton in the State of Massachusetts”.
A SIMPLY SUPERB LETTER OF F. SCOTT FITZGERALD — “THE FITZGERALDS ARE SLOWLY ROTTING LIKE THE OTHER SURVIVORS OF OUR PERIOD. WE HAD A HELL OF A GOOD TIME WHEN IT LASTED THOUGH, WHICH IS MORE THAN CAN BE SAID OF YOUR GENERATION”
“…AND ARMY PEOPLE, LIKE JEWS, ARE OPPRESSIVE IN CROWDS WITH THEIR DAMNED HIERARCHY….”
FITZGERALD, F(RANCIS) SCOTT. (1896-1940). American writer; author of: The Great Gatsby, as well as This Side of Paradise, The Beautiful and the Damned, and Tender is the Night; Fitzgerald is best known for chronicling the excesses and tribulations of the Jazz Age. Superb, and very scarce Typed Letter Signed, “Scott Fitz”.
BRIGHAM YOUNG TO CHURCH ELDER GEORGE CANNON — VOICING HIS OUTSPOKEN REBUKE OF FEDERAL TROOPS BEING STATIONED IN UTAH IN 1859
YOUNG, BRIGHAM. (1801-1877). Fascinating and important Manuscript Letter Signed, “Brigham Young sen[ior]”. Three very full pages, quarto. Salt Lake City, June 23, 1859. Excellent condition. To Church elder George Cannon.
RARE LETTER FROM THE FOUNDER OF MODERN ZIONISM, THEODORE HERZL, WHO WANTS TO ESTABLISH INDUSTRIAL PROJECTS IN PALESTINE AND TO MAKE THIS EFFORTS KNOWN AMONG THE VARIOUS ZIONIST ORGANIZATIONS
HERZL, THEODORE. (1860-1904). Founder of the Zionist movement, whose advocacy of a Jewish state in Palestine led to the creation of Israel. Rare Typed Circular Letter Signed, “Herzl”, in German. One page, quarto. Vienna, December 30, 1900. Very fine condition.
SUSAN B. ANTHONY — “YOURS FOR EQUALITY OF RIGHTS” — “THE GROWTH OF PUBLIC SENTIMENT ON THE QUESTION OF WOMAN’S ENFRANCHISEMENT…MAY BE REGARDED AS ONE OF THE PROMINENT ISSUES OF THE DAY.” — THE NATIONAL AMERICAN WOMAN SUFFRAGE ASSOCIATION SEEKS FUNDS TO OPEN THEIR OWN PRESS OFFICE
ANTHONY, SUSAN B. (1820-1906). American woman-suffrage advocate. Good Typed Letter [mimeographed body text] Signed “Susan B. Anthony” on National American Woman Suffrage Association letterhead, as President of the Association. One full page, quarto. Rochester, N.Y., December 25, 1897.
“MUSSOLINI AND HITLER, HAVING DONE EXTRAORDINARY SERVICE TO THEIR COUNTRIES’ — ‘IN EVERY PUBLIC REFERENCE OF MINE TO THE PERSECUTION OF THE JEWS, DENOUNCED AND RIDICULED IT IN THE MOST UNEQUIVOCAL TERMS. I HAVE NEVER SUGGESTED THAT THE IMPERIALIST WAR OF CONQUEST BY JAPAN ON CHINA IS COMPARABLE IN ANY WAY TO THE ITALIAN CONQUEST OF ABYSSINIA’ —
SHAW, GEORGE BERNARD. (1856-1950). Irish-born writer. Superb Typed Letter Signed, “G. Bernard Shaw”, on his imprinted stationery. One and a quarter pages, quarto. [London] October 6, 1937. To Henry Elphick