Auction 10.12.1999

Christie's
New York, Rockefeller Center

Datum der Auktion: 10.12.1999

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ADAMS, John (1735-1826), President . Autograph letter signed ("John Adams...

ADAMS, John (1735-1826), President . Autograph letter signed ("John Adams President of the Senate of the United States") as Vice-President and Presiding Officer of the Senate, Philadelphia, 14 December 1792. 1 page, 4to, slighly browned along folds, minute marginal repairs , otherwise fine. Enclosed

Los #: 1

Schätzpreis: 15.000 $ - 20.000 $

Datum: 10.12.1999

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ADAMS, John, President . Autograph letter signed ("John Adams") TO DR...

ADAMS, John, President . Autograph letter signed ("John Adams") TO DR. BENJAMIN RUSH (1745-1813), Signer (Pennsylvania), Quincy, 18 September 1812. 2 pages, 4to, integral autograph address panel, with Adam's frank "Free," small seal tear, address panel a bit browned, otherwise in fine condition

Los #: 2

Schätzpreis: 40.000 $ - 60.000 $

Datum: 10.12.1999

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ADAMS, John, President . Autograph letter signed ("John Adams") to Samuel...

ADAMS, John, President . Autograph letter signed ("John Adams") to Samuel Latham Mitchill (1764-1831), Quincy, 7 February 1817. 1 page, 4to, neat repairs on verso to small marginal tears, otherwise fine. Note in upper corner: "John Adams Babylon bricks." Enclosed in a quarter red morocco clamshell

Los #: 3

Schätzpreis: 25.000 $ - 35.000 $

Datum: 10.12.1999

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ADAMS, John, President . Autograph letter signed ("John Adams") to his...

ADAMS, John, President . Autograph letter signed ("John Adams") to his nephew William Smith Shaw, Montezillo, 20 June 1825. 3 full pages, 4to, integral autograph address leaf, repair to torn seal affecting one letter text, otherwise in excellent condition. ADAMS ON THE NEGLECTED STUDY OF THE

Los #: 4

Schätzpreis: 40.000 $ - 60.000 $

Datum: 10.12.1999

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ARNOLD, Benedict (1741-1801), Major General, Continental Army. Autograph...

ARNOLD, Benedict (1741-1801), Major General, Continental Army. Autograph letter signed ("B Arnold B Genl") TO COLONEL TIMOTHY BEDEL, "Commanding at the Cedars," Montreal, 24 April 1776. 1 page, 4to, integral autograph address leaf (part of blank cut away), slight browning to right-hand edge . ARNOLD

Los #: 5

Schätzpreis: 4.500 $ - 6.500 $

Datum: 10.12.1999

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ARNOLD, Benedict, Major General, Continental Army. Autograph letter signed...

ARNOLD, Benedict, Major General, Continental Army. Autograph letter signed ("B Arnold") to Colonel James Clinton, Montreal, 10 May 1776. 1 page, 8vo, endorsed on verso, neatly inlaid . FINE. THE LAST STAGES OF THE UNSUCCESSFUL CANADIAN INVASION With the American army already withdrawing from Quebec

Los #: 6

Schätzpreis: 6.000 $ - 8.000 $

Datum: 10.12.1999

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BLOOMFIELD, Joseph (1753-1823), Brigadier-General, Continental Army. Letter...

BLOOMFIELD, Joseph (1753-1823), Brigadier-General, Continental Army. Letter signed ("J Bloomfield Capt. 3rd New Jersey Regmt."), Ticonderoga, 19 November 1776. 1 pages, large folio, integral blank endorsed on verso "Bloomfield, a brave officer of the Revolution," small fold tears not affecting text

Los #: 7

Schätzpreis: 2.000 $ - 3.000 $

Datum: 10.12.1999

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CLINTON, Henry (1738-1795), Lieutenant General, British Army . Letter...

CLINTON, Henry (1738-1795), Lieutenant General, British Army . Letter signed ("H Clinton"), TO GEORGE GERMAIN, Secretary for the Colonies, with Clinton's subscription: "submitted to His Excellency the Admiral for his approbation," and note beneath "Approved by the Admiral." New York, 25 January

Los #: 8

Schätzpreis: 2.500 $ - 3.500 $

Datum: 10.12.1999

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FORT TICONDEROGA]. VAN VALKENBURGH, Bartholomew Jacob. Autograph letter...

FORT TICONDEROGA]. VAN VALKENBURGH, Bartholomew Jacob. Autograph letter signed ("Bart J V Valkenburgh") to Capt. Petrus Van Gaasbeeck at Livingston Manor; "Ticonderoga Landing," 1 August 1776. 2 full pages, folio, integral autograph address panel, franked "On publick service," seal tear and light

Los #: 9

Schätzpreis: 2.500 $ - 3.500 $

Datum: 10.12.1999

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GAGE, Thomas (1721-1787), British Military Governor of Massachusetts-Bay...

GAGE, Thomas (1721-1787), British Military Governor of Massachusetts-Bay . "By His Excellency, The Hon. Thomas Gage, Esq. Governor, and Commander in Chief, in and over his Majesty's Province of Massachusetts-Bay...A Proclamation. Whereas the Infatuated Multitudes...have at last proceeded to avowed

Los #: 10

Schätzpreis: 22.000 $ - 28.000 $

Datum: 10.12.1999

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GATES, Horatio, Major General, Continental Army . Letter signed ("Horatio...

GATES, Horatio, Major General, Continental Army . Letter signed ("Horatio Gates Presdt") as President of the Board of War, TO GENERAL JOHN STARK (1728-1822), War Office [York, Pennsylvania], 24 January 1778. 1 pages, folio, neat repairs to small fold tears, fold separation neatly repaired on verso

Los #: 12

Schätzpreis: 1.500 $ - 2.000 $

Datum: 10.12.1999

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GATES, Horatio, Major General, Continental Army . Autograph letter signed...

GATES, Horatio, Major General, Continental Army . Autograph letter signed ("Horatio Gates") to New York Governor George Clinton (1739-1812), n.p., 9 June 1778. 1 pages, 4to, fine. DEFENDING THE NORTHERN BORDERS AGAINST BRITISH AND INDIAN RAIDS. Gates, commanding the Northern Department, reassures

Los #: 13

Schätzpreis: 1.000 $ - 1.500 $

Datum: 10.12.1999

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GEORGE III (1738-1820), King of England. Engraved document signed ("George...

GEORGE III (1738-1820), King of England. Engraved document signed ("George R."), countersigned by GEORGE GERMAIN ("Geo: Germain"), St. James's [London], 5 August 1778. One page, oblong 4to, 300 x 405mm. (12 x 16.1/8 in.), ON VELLUM, accomplished in manuscript, remains of red wax seal, notarial

Los #: 14

Schätzpreis: 5.000 $ - 7.000 $

Datum: 10.12.1999

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HAMPTON, Wade (1751?-1835), Colonel, Continental Army. Autograph letter...

HAMPTON, Wade (1751?-1835), Colonel, Continental Army. Autograph letter signed ("W. Hampton") TO THOMAS RUTLEDGE, Biggon Chase, 12 April 1780. 2 pages, 4to, integral autograph address panel. ORGANIZING SUPPLIES FOR THE CAMDEN CAMPAIGN. A very rare war-date letter, written four months before the

Los #: 15

Schätzpreis: 2.000 $ - 3.000 $

Datum: 10.12.1999

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HANCOCK, John (1737-1793), President of Congress . WEBSTER, Pelatiah...

HANCOCK, John (1737-1793), President of Congress . WEBSTER, Pelatiah (1726-1795). Autograph letter signed ("Pela Webster") to JOSEPH TRUMBULL (1737-1778), Commissary General, Continental Army, [Cambridge]; Philadelphia, 7 July 1775. 3 pages, folio, integral autograph address panel, torn seal

Los #: 16

Schätzpreis: 6.000 $ - 8.000 $

Datum: 10.12.1999

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HUNTINGTON, Samuel (1731-1796), Signer (Connecticut). Engraved document...

HUNTINGTON, Samuel (1731-1796), Signer (Connecticut). Engraved document signed ("Sam Huntington President") as President of Congress, counter-signed by Sec. of State Ben Stoddart, Phila., 21 April 1780. 1 page, oblong folio, paper seal, framed . Appointing Nathaniel Donnell as Capt. in the 3rd

Los #: 17

Schätzpreis: 800 $ - 1.200 $

Datum: 10.12.1999

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MADISON, James (1751-1836), President and LEE, Arthur (1740-1792). Letter...

MADISON, James (1751-1836), President and LEE, Arthur (1740-1792). Letter signed ("A. Lee & J. Madison Jr.") to [Benjamin Harrison] Governor of Virginia, Philadelphia, 6 August 1782. 3 pages, 4to, postscript and second Lee signature at bottom of page 3, neatly inlaid, small acid holes, endorsed on

Los #: 18

Schätzpreis: 4.000 $ - 6.000 $

Datum: 10.12.1999

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MONTGOMERY, Richard (1736-1775), Brigadier General, Continental Army...

MONTGOMERY, Richard (1736-1775), Brigadier General, Continental Army . Autograph letter signed ("Richd: Montgomery") TO ETHAN ALLEN (1738-1789), "Near St. Johns" (on Lake Champlain), 18 September 1775. 1 page, 4to, autograph address panel . MONTGOMERY DIRECTS ETHAN ALLEN TO ENLIST CANADIANS "TO

Los #: 19

Schätzpreis: 7.000 $ - 10.000 $

Datum: 10.12.1999

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MONTGOMERY, Richard, Brigadier General, Continental Army . Autograph letter...

MONTGOMERY, Richard, Brigadier General, Continental Army . Autograph letter signed ("Rd. Montgomery") to "Robert" [Livingston?], St. Johns, 5 October [1775]. 4 full pages, folio, small marginal tears, small holes at center fold. "OUR LIBERTIES ARE SO INTIMATELY CONNECTED WITH FREEDOM IN CANADA...O

Los #: 20

Schätzpreis: 8.000 $ - 12.000 $

Datum: 10.12.1999

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PAINE, Thomas (1737-1809). Partly printed document endorsed and signed...

PAINE, Thomas (1737-1809). Partly printed document endorsed and signed ("Thos. Paine"), an official pay warrant for the state of Pennsylvania, signed by John Bayard, Speaker of the Assembly. Philadelphia, 1 June 1780. 1 page, oblong, 155 x 209 mm (66 x 86 in.), accomplished in manuscript in a florid

Los #: 21

Schätzpreis: 5.000 $ - 7.000 $

Datum: 10.12.1999

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PICKENS, Andrew (1739-1817), Militia General . Autograph letter signed...

PICKENS, Andrew (1739-1817), Militia General . Autograph letter signed ("Andw. Pickens") TO GENERAL NATHANAEL GREENE, "Camp Wests Creek 10 Miles from the Ridge," 12 July 1781. 2 pages, 4to, integral autograph address panel, franked "Publick Service," second leaf neatly inlaid. VERY RARE. PICKENS

Los #: 22

Schätzpreis: 2.500 $ - 3.500 $

Datum: 10.12.1999

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RIEDESEL, Friedrich Adolphus (1738-1800), Major General, Hessian Army...

RIEDESEL, Friedrich Adolphus (1738-1800), Major General, Hessian Army . Letter signed ("Riedesel") to GENERAL HORATIO GATES, "Camp near the heights of Behmas's house" [Bemis Heights, near Saratoga], 2 October 1777. 2 pages, folio, endorsed on verso, separated at center fold, repairs to folds, evenly

Los #: 23

Schätzpreis: 4.000 $ - 6.000 $

Datum: 10.12.1999

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RUTLEDGE, Edward (1749-1800), Signer (South Carolina). Partly printed...

RUTLEDGE, Edward (1749-1800), Signer (South Carolina). Partly printed document accomplished and signed ("Edward Rutledge"), South Carolina, 21 September 1773. 1 page, oblong folio, paper seal, neatly inlaid, accomplished in manuscript by Rutledge . A summons issued in the name of King George III

Los #: 24

Schätzpreis: 1.000 $ - 1.500 $

Datum: 10.12.1999

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RUTLEDGE, John (1739-1800), Governor of South Carolina. Autograph letter...

RUTLEDGE, John (1739-1800), Governor of South Carolina. Autograph letter signed ("J: Rutledge") as Governor of South Carolina, to "His Excellency," the Governor of Havana; Charlestown, S.C., 6 February 1780. 2 pages, 4to, paper age-toned, otherwise fine. CRISIS IN CHARLESTON: THE GOVERNOR OF SOUTH

Los #: 25

Schätzpreis: 3.000 $ - 4.000 $

Datum: 10.12.1999

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SCHUYLER, Philip John (1733-1804), Major General, Continental Army...

SCHUYLER, Philip John (1733-1804), Major General, Continental Army . Autograph letter signed ("Ph: Schuyler") to Richard Varick (1753-1851), Philadelphia, 16 April 1777. 1 page, folio, fine. Schuyler, replaced as commander of the northern American armies by Gen. Gates, writes from Philadelphia

Los #: 27

Schätzpreis: 800 $ - 1.200 $

Datum: 10.12.1999

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SCHUYLER, Philip John, Major General, Continental Army . Autograph letter...

SCHUYLER, Philip John, Major General, Continental Army . Autograph letter signed ("Ph: Schuyler") to Colonel Richard Varick, Albany, 21 September 1777. 1 pages, folio, integral autograph address panel, seal tear, small hole at top of page 1 not affecting text, otherwise fine. VICTORY AT FREEMAN'S

Los #: 28

Schätzpreis: 1.500 $ - 2.000 $

Datum: 10.12.1999

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SCHUYLER, Philip John, Major General, Continental Army . Autograph letter...

SCHUYLER, Philip John, Major General, Continental Army . Autograph letter signed ("Ph: Schuyler") to Stephen Van Rensselaer (1764-1839), Poughkepsie, 2 July 1788. 1 pages, folio, integral autograph address panel, torn seal, fold separation on blank portion . VIRGINIA RATIFIES THE CONSTITUTION; WILL

Los #: 29

Schätzpreis: 2.000 $ - 3.000 $

Datum: 10.12.1999

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AUTOGRAPHS] A collection of 50 autograph cards, some dated 1873-1875. All...

AUTOGRAPHS] A collection of 50 autograph cards, some dated 1873-1875. All oblong, various sizes, a few small stains, overall in fine condition. Signers include: Ulysses S. Grant, President ; Millard Fillmore, President ; 2 Samuel L. Clemens, signed both ways ("Saml L. Clemens Mark Twain"); Benjamin

Los #: 31

Schätzpreis: 2.000 $ - 3.000 $

Datum: 10.12.1999

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BEN-GURION, David (1886-1973), Prime Minister, Israel . Autograph letter...

BEN-GURION, David (1886-1973), Prime Minister, Israel . Autograph letter signed ("D. Ben-Gurion") to Rabbi Y. L. Fishman, n.p. [Israel], 23 March 1948. 1 page, 4to, on stationery of The Jewish Agency for Palestine . In Hebrew. THE BIRTH OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL: PREPARING FOR THE FIRST ELECTIONS A

Los #: 32

Schätzpreis: 1.800 $ - 2.500 $

Datum: 10.12.1999

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BRANT, Joseph (Indian name: Thayendanega), (1742-1807), Mohawk Chief...

BRANT, Joseph (Indian name: Thayendanega), (1742-1807), Mohawk Chief. Autograph letter signed ("Jos. Brant") to Mr. Gorham, with initialled postscript ("J.B."), Grand River, 13 November 1791. 1 page, 4to, several pinholes not affecting text. Joseph Brant had served the British in the French and

Los #: 33

Schätzpreis: 3.000 $ - 4.000 $

Datum: 10.12.1999