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Treasury Secretary Walter Forward Signs A Treasury Document

WALTER FORWARD DS. 1pp. 8" x 10". Treasury Department. March 16th, 1842. A partly printed document signed "W Forward" as Treasury Secretary. The piece states: "In compliance with the directions contained in the 4th section of the act of Congress of the 7th of July, 1838, entitled 'An act to remit the duties upon certain goods destroyed by fire at the late conflagration in the city of New York,' I have duly examined the testimony, and have compared the same with the statement and adjudication of the Commissioners in the claim of Fontain Ainé and approve of their determination in regard to said claim, and hereby sanction the award of $198.19 found to be due to the aforesaid claimant. On the execution of the bond mentioned in the section before stated, the prescribed certificate can be issued by the Commissioners in this case." The piece is in choice condition.
Catalog: # AM-0558
Topic: Political/United States
Price: $175.00

Union Brevet Brigadier General Frederick Townsend

Frederick Townsend (1825 – 1897). Union Brevet Brigadier General during the Civil War. Founded the 3rd New York Infantry. Document signed. 1 page. Albany. July 5, 1859. Certificate for claimant for audited and revised claim of Thomas Southard, Hempstead for continuing claims related to the War of 1812. Signed by Townsend while serving as Adjutant General of New York. Excellent condition.
Catalog: # AM-3616
State: New York
Topic: Civil War
Price: $65.00

Union General William Wells Won The Congressional Medal Of Honor For Service At The Battle Of Gettysburg

WILLIAM WELLS (1837-1892) Union brevetted brigadier and major general and later a full-rank brigadier general of volunteers during the Civil War. Wells served at, among others. the battles of Gettysburg, Winchester, Cedar Creek, Petersburg, and the Appomattox campaign. DS 8 1/2” x 2 3/4” Burlington, Vermont. October 7, 1874. Partially Printed Bank Check payable to H.H. Adams in the amount of $40.80. Signed as Maker by Wells as Collector for Vermont. Pen cancellation slightly affects the first letter of Wells’ signature. Very Fine.
Catalog: # AM-1212
State: Vermont
Topic: Signed Checks
Price: $195.00

Union General William Wherry Signed Document

WILLIAM MACKY WHERRY. DS. 1pp. 6 3/4" x 9 1/2". San Francisco. May 20, 1871. A partly printed document signed by William Macky Wherry as Captain and Brevet General. The document gives orders for three soldiers. It is in very fine condition and a stamp touches one letter of the signature.
Catalog: # AM-0246
Topic: Civil War
Price: $150.00

US Ambassador To Berlin During WWI – James Watson Gerard “On Account Of The Possible Trouble Here With Japan…”

JAMES WATSON GERARD (1867-1951) U.S. lawyer and diplomat. Appointed to the NY Supreme Court in 1908. Under President Woodrow Wilson he served as the American Ambassador to Germany from 1913 to 1917. On the declaration of war by the United States, he was recalled from his post of minister at Berlin and took up the practice of law in New York City. Autograph Letter Signed. August 18th 1916. 2pp. On “Embassy of the United States of America” letterhead. To Walter H. Page and Henry Van Dyke: “My dear Colleague: This is to introduce Dr. Jose Legaspi, He is a Filipino, studying in Berlin – On account of the possible trouble here with Japan – and the fact that to a strange people he might look rather Japanese, I sent him out of Berlin. Please help him. Communicate with his father etc. & help him if necessary. …J.W. Gerard.” On verso he writes again: “Dear Colleague, Mr. Legaspi has just brought this note to me. Our instructions are to forward the return of all such cases to America via England. I therefore send, and commend Mr. Legaspi to your kind care…” Gerard’s views of Imperial Germany at this time fit neatly into an age which historian Merle Curti characterized as “a struggle between darkness and light, barbarism and civilization.” Gerard gained particular notoriety for a speech given in 1917. During the course of his speech he feared for the possibility of up to half a million German- Americans rising up and wreaking havoc within the U.S. once General Pershing’s American Expeditionary Force (AEF) took part in its first major offensive against the German enemy. His solution was startlingly simple: to hang German-Americans from lamp posts. Unsurprisingly Gerard was unsuccessful in his bid for the Democratic Presidential nomination in 1920.
Catalog: # AM-1655
Topic: World War I
Price: $350.00

Very Scarce Autograph Of Civil War Photographer Alexander Gardner

ALEXANDER GARDNER (1821 –1882) was a Scottish photographer who moved to the United States in 1856 where he developed his profession. He is best known for his photographs of the American Civil War, American President Abraham Lincoln, and the execution of the conspirators to Lincoln's assassination. Document Signed. Partly-printed bank check drawn on Riggs & Co. payable to Rebecca J. Ashley in the amount of $400. Accomplished in his hand and signed by Gardner as Secretary of The Masonic Mutual Relief Association of the District of Columbia. Printed on blue paper with a nice orange imprinted revenue at center. Bank cut cancellation just slightly touches Gardner’s signature. A very scarce and desirable autograph from this important Civil War photographer. PASS-CO Certified, Graded EF and Encapsulated.
Catalog: # AM-0982
Topic: Signed Checks
Price: $2900.00

Village of Ilion, New York Bond Signed By Philo Remington

PHILO REMINGTON (1816-1889) The son of the founder of the Remington gun company, Philo improved gun production and expanded into the manufacture of typewriters and other products. DS. 1 page. Illion, New York. April 4, 1866. Partly-printed Bond Of The Village Of Ilion issued to “J. M. Hyde…in the sum of $1,025.00...with interest payable on the first day of April in each year, at the Office of the Treasurer…” Signed by Remington as President of the Board of Trustees of the Village of Ilion. A few light age spots at left margin. Otherwise, fine.
Catalog: # AM-0114
State: New York
Topic: Business
Price: $275.00

Virginia Congressman and Commander of the State Militia

Francis Preston (1765 – 1836). General. During the War of 1812 he commanded a regiment of Virginia troops. He commanded the Virginia state militia after the war and served as a congressman for two terms. ALS. Two pages, 7 1/2” x 9 1/4”. Salt Works. November 28,1797..” Preston writes to Col. Dana Henly of Knoxville, Tennessee, in part: “ … I gave you fifteen bushels of salt by a Mr. Shaddon intended more for you own private use than as it respected a supply to the public store for then I thought I could not procure wagons to carry the quantity intended … I must take this liberty to request you to have such a place made in the cellar as will contain about 300 bus the expenses of which I will cheerfully pay and that you will be so good as to keep the key until called for … ” Addressed on integral leaf. Usual folds. Slight paper loss at wax seal on address leaf. Overall Very Fine.
Catalog: # AM-1504
State: Virginia
Topic: War of 1812
Price: $245.00

W.B. Pierce Applies To Be A Naval Surgeon For The Union During The Civil War

Application submitted to the Examining Board of Naval Surgeons as Assistant Surgeon. 5 pages. June 5, 1864. Pierce provides answers to 8 questions. He was asked to “Describe the intestines large & small” and “Describe the physical qualities of hydrogen gas”. Fine, detailed medical content.
Catalog: # AM-1083
Topic: Civil War
Price: $225.00

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