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A Document Signed By Thomas Gibbons The Man Who Won The Important Gibbons Vs Ogden Anti-Trust Suit, Effectively Destroying The New York Steamboat Monopoly

 GIBBONS, THOMAS
THOMAS GIBBONS (1757 - 1826). Gibbons was a lawyer, politician, and steamboat operator. He is best remembered as the plaintiff in the famous Giggons Vs Ogden anti-trust suit whereby Chief Justice John Marshall handed down one of his most famous decisions nulling many monopolies. DS 1 pp 7"x 3 1/4". New York 15th Aug. 1803. A partly printed “Manhattan Company” check signed “Th Gibbons”. He paid “--” $100.00. There is a small woodcut vignette of a male figure seated on the ground. Bank cut cancellations, but not affecting signature. Gibbons is a highly important figure in American business history and a rare autograph
Catalog: # AM-0311
Topic: Signed Checks
Price: $450.00

A Fabulous Pro-union Civil War Poem Entitled "Our Union"

CIVIL WAR. MD. 2pp. 4" x 7 1/2". n.p. n.d. A manuscript poem entitled "Our Union" supporting the Union cause: "Dissolve this mighty Union / Go stop you rolling sun / Blot out the planets from this sphere / Which now in oder run / Go stop the raging billows / Go calm the raging sea / And then this mighty Union / May be dissolved by thee / Dissolve this happy Union / Command our Good to sleep / And cause the sons of Freedom / In bitterness to weep / But hark they say with one accord / This blessed land shall shine / The Freedom of this Country / Be preserved by power divine / Dissolve this matchless Union / Oh what a wicked thought / The blast this mighty structure / That was so dearly bought / Dissolve the starry Union / Go hide your shameful heads / Behold the mighty hand of God / Her spangled Banner spreads / Dissolve this wide spread Union / Her mountains on your frown / Volcanoes in their fiery mist / In floods to sweep your down / But hark from every State the sound / Of union still is heard / Her countless sons assemble round / Their banners at a word". The poem is in very fine condition with white paper and dark ink. Though the writer is unknown, the spirit is apparent and moving.
Catalog: # AM-0181
Topic: Content Letters
Price: $225.00

A Fine Association Of Banker August Belmont And Civil War General Daniel Sickels

 SICKLES, DANIEL E.
AUGUST BELMONT (1813-1890) Financier; Diplomat. At the age of fourteen, Belmont began working at the office of the Rothschilds in Frankfurt, Germany. His skill for finance won him numerous promotions within the company until in 1837, during the financial panic, he formed his own company in New York with his only tangible asset being that of his agency in the U.S. for the Rothschilds. Within a few years, Belmont was one of the leading bankers in the nation.Partially PRitned “Bank of the Metropolis” Check Signed on verso, “August Belmont.” Check is also signed as maker by DANIEL SICKLES (1819-1914) American soldier and diplomat. 8” x 2 3/4”. New York. January 28, 1884. Orange revevenu underprint. “Certified Stamp of the Metropolis” stamp at left edge. Punch and pen cancelled. Very Fine. This item has been encapsulated by PASS-CO and is accompanied by a Certified Silver PASS. Fine.
Catalog: # AM-1357
Topic: Signed Checks
Price: $350.00

A Fine Content Letter Detailing The Loss Of Equipment During A Charge By A Regiment Of Colored Troops Signed By Four Black Soldiers

[Civil War – Black Soldiers]. Camp 1st U. S. Colored Troops In the Field Va Nov. 12th/64 I certify on honor, that on the 27th day of October 1864 at and in the vicinity of White Oaks before Richmond Va, the articles enumerated below were lost, under the following circumstances. The Regt. to which my company belongs after a severe march from 5 a.m. to a short time before sundown being almost constantly on foot took up a position on the extreme right of the 18th Army Corps in their recent movement on the left of the enemy’s line before Richmond Va. After running considerable distance the Regt. deployed in thick under brush and moved at the same gait for considerable distance by the flank to our right, the men being by this time nearly exhausted, into an open field. About half a mile to our left was the Rebel line of works, which opened immediately with a battery upon us. We then fronted to the left and charged the works, which were carried, with two pieces of Artillery. We were however ordered to retire, as the rebels were massing upon our flank and we had no supports; In the charge many of the men were compelled to throw away their extra trappings to keep up, while others lost theirs by the breakage of the fastenings. In the charge Two men were killed and ten wounded belonging to my company. Our dead and severely wounded were left on the field, those that were helped off, lost their (??) as they had to be helped along for considerable distance before army ambulances could be found. The following is a list of the articles so lost. (17) Seventeen Haversocks (13) Thirteen Canteens (2) Two Shelter Tents (2) Two Pairs Great Coat Straps Nathan L. Bishop The regiment was organized in the District of Columbia in May and June of 1863. The incident detailed within this letter took place during the Battle of Fair Oaks. While a retained copy, the letter is signed at the conclusion by four Black soldiers, 1st Lieut. Nathan L. Bishop, and three sergeants, Henry Green, Robert Bouldin and John Ross An exceptional letter detailing colored troops at the during the Battle of Fair Oaks and signed by four Black soldiers.
Catalog: # AM-1680
State: Virginia
Topic: Civil War
Price: $575.00

A Fine Early Massachusetts Land Transaction Signed by these three Promiment Massachusetts People – John Weld, William Dudley and Samuel Gerrish

William Dudley (1686 – 1743) a man of brilliant talents, which he exercised both in civil and military life. At the age of twenty he was sent on a most important and delicate mission to Canada, to negotiate an exchange of prisoners. Son of Joseph Dudley Colonial Governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony from 1702 to 1715. Samuel Gerrish. Publisher, bookseller. A strong advocate of the Regular Singing Movement in Boston during the 1720’s. John Weld. Member of the prominent Weld family of Massachusetts. “Whereas my honoured Granfather Joseph Weld of Roxbury has recorded to him in the records of Roxbury, two hundred & seventy eight acres in the four thousand granted to Roxbury by reason of Dedham, ( ) them as may be seen by the records of the town and general court and John Weld being the only surviving grandchild of the said Joseph have & Do by these presents convey and make over to my cosin Joseph Weld of Roxbury all my right, title or interest in the said two hundred & seventy eight acres or what may be granted to me on the petition now to be preferred to the honorable court to have & to hold the same to the said Joseph Weld his heirs & assigns forever. As witness my hand & seal this 24th Novr. 1736…Signed by John Weld at the conclusion and witnessed at left by Sarah Weld. William Dudley has signed below indicating that John Weld appeared “and acknowledged this instrument as his voluntary act & deed” John Weld signs again on the following page “It is agreed by & between the parties within …John and Joseph Weld that in case of any heirs of the first named Joseph except the within grantor shall recover any right or part in the within granted…the said John or his heirs will repay to Joseph, his heirs or assigns the one half of the consideration money…John Weld. Below, Prominent Bostonian Samuel Gerrish signs recording the transaction. A superb association of prominent Massachusetts individuals signing a single land memorandum document.
Catalog: # AM-0042
State: Massachusetts
Price: $750.00

A Fine William Green Letter On American Federation Of Labor Letterhead

William Green (1873 - 1952) Second long-term president of the American Federation of Labor, serving from 1924 until his death in 1942.TLS. 1 page. 8 1/2” x 11”. On imprinted American Federation of Labor Letterhead. Washington, D.C. December 12, 1945. Addressed to Mr. Harold Sherwin of Rosalia, Washington. “Dear Mr. Sherwin: I acknowledge receipt of the letter dated November 30th signed by you and other members of the Adult Bible Class of the Rosalia Methodist Church. I cannot believe that you mean to convey the idea that wage proposals submitted by different groups of labor are unreasonable and unjustifiable. In this letter, however, you and your associates do not draw the line between reasonable and unreasonable proposals. Very truly yours, Wm. Green President American Federation of Labor.” A choice example for display.
Catalog: # AM-1585
State: District Of Columbia
Topic: Social History
Price: $125.00

A John Wanamaker Autograph Note Signed

 WANAMAKER, JOHN
John Wanamaker. ANS. 1pp. 8" x 13". Philadelphia. Nov 13, 1899. An autograph note signed by famed merchant John Wanamaker that states: "To The Real Estate Trust Co of Philadelphia Please deliver above Bonds to Mr. Williams & take his receipt for the same & Oblige Jno Wanamaker". There is a typed statement above: "RECEIVED of John Wanamaker Twenty five thousand dollars in Lehigh Valley Railroad Company Trust fives, to be held in trust by this Company as collateral for payment of rewards for detection of offences under his proposition made public this date. Said Bonds to be returned on surrender of this receipt one year from date." The document is in very fine condition overall.
Catalog: # AM-0289
Topic: Business
Price: $250.00

A Nice Association of Two Prominent Rhode Islanders - A Scarce Autograph of Esek Hopkins, Commander of the Continental Navy During the Revolution and Continental Congressman Henry Marchant

 HOPKINS, ESEK
7 ¼” x 3 1/8”. Manuscript Document Signed by both Henry Marchant and Esek Hopkins. “State of Rhode Island. The General Assembly at December Session 1779 ordered One Thousand, One Hundred and Sixty-five Pounds 9/9 to be paid to Henry Marchant out of the General Treasury.” Docketed by Esek Hopkins on verso. Esek Hopkins (1718 – 1802) Commander in Chief of the Continental Navy during the Revolutionary War, he was relieved of his command in 1778. He served the Rhode Island General Assembly through 1786. Signed by Marchant on verso in receipt of payment. Henry Marchant (1741 – 1796) Lawyer from Newport, Rhode Island and a United States Federal Judge. He was a delegate to the Continental Congress from 1777 to 1779 when this document was signed. Folds and uneven right margin. Overall Fine. An interesting Association.
Catalog: # AM-1666
State: Rhode Island
Topic: American Revolution
Price: $900.00

A Photograph Signed By Circus Attraction Anna Eliza Leak

 LEAK, ANNA ELIZA
ANNA ELIZA LEAK. ISP. 2 1/2" x 4 1/4". n.p. Aug. 24, 1871. A carte-de-visite signed and inscribed on the verso by Leak: "I write poetry & prose holding my pen between my toes. Ann E. Leak Born without arms age 29 years Georgia Aug. 24, 1871." The photograph shows her sitting on a counter with her bare feet on a silver tea service. Considering the circumstances, the writing is incredibly neat, dark and legible. She performed this routine in the same shows that featured Tom Thumb, among other noteworthy attractions. It was Barnum who invented the concept of the sideshow as a source of additional income, and also he who merged his "Hall of Human Oddities" with his circus. It is quite rare to see remnants of Barnum's spectacles, save those of Tom Thumb, in our age. The item shows some wear around the edges, but is in fine condition overall, and a reminder of what passed for entertainment years ago.
Catalog: # AM-0459
Topic: Signed Photographs
Price: $350.00

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