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Invoicing Georgia for acting as Parliamentary agent

Invoicing Georgia for acting as Parliamentary agent Benjamin Franklin, 7 October 1776 FRANKLIN, Benjamin (1706-1790). Autograph document signed ("B. Franklin" and again in text), Philadelphia, 7 October 1776. One page, 166 x 295mm, laid in to a larger sheet and framed with an engraving of Franklin

Los #: 92

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Introducing a British volunteer for the Continental Army

Introducing a British volunteer for the Continental Army Benjamin Franklin, 17 June 1778 FRANKLIN, Benjamin (1713-1790). Autograph letter signed (“B. Franklin”) as United States Minister to the Court of Louis XVI to Benjamin Rush, Passy, 17 June 1778. Two pages, 230 x 186mm (small loss affecting two

Los #: 93

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On the victory at Yorktown

On the victory at Yorktown George Washington, 15 November 1781 WASHINGTON, George (1732-1799). Letter signed (“Go:Washington”) as Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army to Thomas McKean, Mount Vernon, 15 November 1781. Two pages, 210 x 169mm, bifolium (light soiling along vertical center fold

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A lock of hair & an invitation to dine

A lock of hair & an invitation to dine George Washington, 1781 & 1787 [WASHINGTON, George.] A lock of hair, consisting of approximately 30 strands, formerly housed in a folded sheet of laid paper bearing the text: "[W]ashingtons hair — 1781. & 1787" [With:] manuscript note to Thomas McKean in an

Los #: 95

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The Society of the Cincinnati

The Society of the Cincinnati George Washington, 4 July 1786 WASHINGTON, George (1732-1799). Document signed ("Go: Washington) as President of the Society of the Cincinnati, Mount Vernon, 4 July 1786. One page on vellum 335 x 502mm (visible). (Mild cockling, engrossment somewhat faded, small hole at

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The federal Constituion comes into force

The federal Constituion comes into force Charles Thomson, 13 September 1788 THOMSON, Charles (1729-1824). Letter signed ("Chas Thomson") as Secretary of Congress to [William Livingston], the Governor of New Jersey, "Office of Secretary of Congress," [New York,] 13 September 1788. One page, bifolium

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A rare autograph letter signed

A rare autograph letter signed Martha Washington, 15 February 1794 WASHINGTON, Martha (1731-1802). Autograph letter signed (“[M] Washington”) to her niece, [Frances] “Fanny” [Bassett], Philadelphia, 15 February 1794. Four pages, 229 x 186mm (partial fold separation affecting signature, silked). A

Los #: 98

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"Hail Columbia"

"Hail Columbia" Joseph Hopkinson, 1838 HOPKINSON, Joseph (1770-1842). Autograph manuscript signed ("Jos: Hopkinson") being a fair copy of the lyrics to his 1798 song, "Hail Columbia," inscribed to George M. Kein, n.p., 22 February 1838. Three pages, 250 x 200mm laid into larger sheets (silked

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Account of Louisiana, Providence imprint

Account of Louisiana, Providence imprint John Sibley, c.1804 [SIBLEY, John (1757-1837)]. An Account of Louisiana, Laid Before Congress... Providence: Heaton & Williams, n.d. [1804?]. The rare Providence edition of a popular compilation on Louisiana, laid before Congress during its consideration of

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Ordering his favorite French wines

Ordering his favorite French wines Thomas Jefferson, 14 May 1803 JEFFERSON, Thomas (1743-1826). Autograph letter signed (“Th: Jefferson”), as President, to Fulwar Skipwith (1765-1839), Washington, 4 May 1803. [With:] DU PONT DE NEMOURS, Victor Marie (1767-1827) Document signed ("V. du Point de

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Installing the Great Clock at Monticello

Installing the Great Clock at Monticello Thomas Jefferson, 28 Janaury 1804 JEFFERSON, Thomas (1743-1826). Autograph letter signed ("Th: Jefferson") as President to James Dinsmore, Washington, 28 January 1804. One page, bifolium (255 x 202mm). Integral transmittal leaf addressed in his hand with his

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The first dated printing of the Star-Spangled Banner

The first dated printing of the Star-Spangled Banner [Francis Scott Key], 20 September 1814 STAR-SPANGLED BANNER – [KEY, Francis Scott (1779-1843)] "Defence of Fort M'Henry," as printed in the Baltimore Patriot and Evening Advertiser, Vol IV, No. 59, 20 September 1814. The rare, first newspaper

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Plans for the Spanish Reconquest of Mexico

Plans for the Spanish Reconquest of Mexico Joaquín de Miranda y Madariaga, 1829 MIRANDA Y MADARIAGA, Joaquín de. "Proyecto de Reconquista de Nueva España," manuscript document signed ("Joaquín de Miranda y de Madariaga"), Madrid, 22 April 1829. 70 pages, 210 x 300mm (dampstaining and soiling on

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Mid-19th Century Manhattan

Mid-19th Century Manhattan Color Aquatint, 1849 PAPPRILL, Henry (1817-1896), after HILL, John Williams (1812-1879). New York from the Steeple of St. Paul’s Church Looking East, South and West. New York: Henry J. Megarey, 1849. Color aquatint of one of the most attractive 19th century views of New

Los #: 106

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On the death of his wife

On the death of his wife Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson, 24 March 1855 JACKSON, Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" (1824-1863). Autograph letter signed to William Edmondson "Grumble" Jones, Lexington, Virginia, 24 March 1855. Four pages, 202 x 160mm, bifolium (partial separations along mailing folds mended

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To Stuart, shortly before his death

To Stuart, shortly before his death Robert E. Lee, 2 May 1864 LEE, Robert E. (1807-1870). Autograph letter signed ("R E Lee") as commander of the Army of Northern Virginia to J.E.B. Stuart, "Headquarters", 2 May 1864. One page, 141 x 207mm (folds reinforced on verso). Lee issues battle orders to

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Offering a pardon for a Confederate diplomat

Offering a pardon for a Confederate diplomat Abraham Lincoln, 9 January 1865 LINCOLN, Abraham (1809-1865). Autograph letter signed ("A. Lincoln") as President to Mrs. [sic Miss] Faulkner, Washington, 9 January 1865. One page, 204 x 255mm, bifolium, on Executive Mansion stationery (small repairs, not

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Appealing to the United States for support

Appealing to the United States for support Sun Yat-sen, November 1918 SUN YAT-SEN (1866-1925). Letter signed to [Paul Samuel] Reinsch, Shanghai, 19 November 1918. [With:] Typed copy of Sun Yat-sen's telegram to President Woodrow Wilson, Shanghai, 16 November 1918. One page, 278 x 216mm (minor rust

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Praising the work of the NAACP

Praising the work of the NAACP Albert Einstein, 22 September 1943 EINSTEIN, Albert (1875-1955). Autograph letter signed ("A. Einstein") to [Walter F.] White, Princeton, 22 September 1943. One page on his embossed letterhead, 250 x 182mm (visible). Matted and framed with a photograph of Einstein

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In talks on full diplomatic relations

In talks on full diplomatic relations Deng Xiaoping, 9 July 1978 DENG XIAOPING (1904-1997). Signed Photograph of Deng seated with Congressmen Lester Wolff, signed by both at bottom center [Beijing, 9 July 1978]. Gelatin silver print, 130 x 200mm (minor edge wear and crease at bottom left corner). A

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Datum: 18.06.2020