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Large Collection Of 18th Century Tax And Abatement Documents

Lot of 16 Connecticut Abatement and Tax Documents. Colonial dates from the 1750’s to the early 1780’s manuscript documents, includes: 8 pp. folio Manuscript Document Signed, being an Abatement of Persons moved out of Norfolk and State of Connecticut, 1785, listing over twenty people, signed by three Justices of Peace and three selectmen. Many other Connecticut revolutionary names are included on documents that read, for example: “A list of those Person Absconded from the list 1783.” Plus several tax documents and other abatement documents, signed by Justices of the Peace and local selectmen. Towns include Fairfield, Salisbury, Colchester, Hebron, Mansfield, Lyme, etc. All VG or better. A nice collection.
Catalog: # AA-0245
State: Connecticut
Price: $500.00

Leonard Wood

LEONARD WOOD (1860-1927). Physician who served as the Chief of Staff of the United States Army, Military Governor of Cuba and Governor General of the Philippines. Trial Proof for a copper plate of Wood Signed, "Leonard Wood Maj. Gen. USA0." One page, 13 3/4" x 18 1/2". No place. No date. Very Fine.
Catalog: # AA-0170
Topic: Political Americana
Price: $575.00

Lord Ashburton Calling Card

3"" x 1 1/2"" calling card. The card reads: ""Lord Ashburton."" This card most likely belongs to ALEXANDER BARING, 1st BARON ASHBURTON (1774-1848) English politician and financier. The possibility exists that it is the calling card of his son, WILLIAM BINGHAM BARING, 2nd BARTON ASHBURTON (1799-1864). This calling card comes from the collection of BENJAMIN OGLE TAYLOR (1796-1868). Taylor was involved inr eal estate in the Washington, D.C. area and was the owner of the WIllard Hotel. Mounting trace on verso. Else Very Fine.
Catalog: # AA-0100
Topic: Political Americana
Price: $125.00

Lot Of 2 Civil War Requisition Documents

1864, Tennessee. Fully issued Civil war requisition documents for military equipment, clothing and other supplies. One document contains the soldier’s name, rank and all items issued. A great piece of Civil war history.
Catalog: # AA-0268
State: Tennessee
Topic: Civil War
Price: $75.00

Lot of items relating to the WORLD’s publication of a notice postponing the draft during the Civil War

Partially Printed “City and County of New-York” Document. One page, 8 ½” x 3 ½”. The document acknowledges receipt of seventy four dollars and 80 cents from County Comptroller for publication of an advertisement. County Expenditures warrant for publication of a notice in The World. One page, 8 ½”x 3 ½”. Affixed to warrant is a Partially Printed “State of New York, City and County of New York” documentcertifying the state’s debt to The World for the publication of an advertisement Also affixed is the clipped Newspaper proof of “The Draft Postponed!” received by the state and “The World Company” acknowledgement of payment for the publication of “The Draft Postponed!” All Fine.
Catalog: # AA-0247
Topic: Civil War
Price: $125.00

Massachusetts General Orders Concerning Military Uniforms

Printed Document. Three pages, 9 1/2” x 11 1/4”. Head Quarters, Boston. August 22, 1822.The document reads, in part: “ … IN pursuance of the provisions of the second section of an Act, entitled ‘An Act in further addition to an Act, entitled and Act for regulating, governing, and training the Militia of this Commonwealth,’ passed the 21st day of February, 1822, for establishing an UNIFORM for the Militia, THE COMMANDER IN CHIEF Orders …” The document goes on to specify the regulations regarding uniforms for various ranks of militiamen. Included are “LIGHT INFANTRY,” “GRENADIERS,” “SEA FENCIBLES,” “RIFLEMEN,” and “MUSICIANS.” Usual folds. Overall Very Fine.
Catalog: # AA-0124
State: Massachusetts
Topic: Broadsides
Price: $175.00

Massachusetts General Orders March 19, 1821.

Printed Document. One page, 15 1/8” x 21 1/8”. Head Quarters, Boston. March 19, 1821. The document reads, in part: “ … PURSUANT to the General Order of the 9th of March last, the new forms of Company Rolls, and of the Annual Returns, which had been prepared containing columns for designating the colors, musical instruments, books of record and instruction, and other public property, which had been furnished, by the State, for the use of the Militia, in addition to those, distinguishing the condition of the officers and privates, and the state of their arms and equipments, were adopted on the first Tuesday of May last … THE COMMANDER IN CHIEF THEREFORE ORDERS, That, the aforegoing advice of Council be carried into effect; and that hereafter, the Seventh Division composed of the Militia in the County of Worcester, shall be called and known by the name of the Sixth Division … Sensible that Court Martials often destroy the harmony, which it is desirable to cultivate among the officer; and that a frequent recurrence to their authority is attended with unnecessary expense to the State; the Command in Chief, by the General Orders of 9th of March, before referred to, established the directions, printed on the blank forms … as their rule of conduct … Frequent complaints having been made, that those, who are able to do the hardest labor, often obtain certificates of their inability to perform military duty, which is discouraging to those who are compelled to perform it; the Surgeons and Surgeon’s Mates will, hereafter, be particularly careful, in their examination of the caused assigned for obtaining exemption … ”Usual folds. Some minor paper loss at folds. Edge wear. Overall Fine.
Catalog: # AA-0130
State: Massachusetts
Topic: Broadsides
Price: $275.00

Mustad Key Brand Fish Hooks Sample Book

Salesman’s sample book of nearly 100 vintage O. Mustad & Son fishhooks in an expandable 9 section book, Circa 1900. Each page has multiple vintage labels of the historic Norwegian fishing supply company. There are a few hooks missing, but majority is there in a classic display with ornate borders. Red cloth board which shows fraying to edges and age wear, though presents itself fully for any antique fishing gear collector. VG. O. MUSTAD & SON started their production of fish hooks in the 1870s, they soon realized that the hooks coming out of their machines were not fit to fish with. They were too soft and rusted after a day in water. The founder, Hans Mustad, then summoned specialists from Redditch, England, to help him solve the problems. They were specialists in tempering, design and fly-tying. Mustad is today the leading manufacturer of fish hooks in the world.
Catalog: # AA-0164
Country: Norway
Topic: Sports
Price: $1250.00

National Balloting List For The Midterm Election Of 1838

One page, 7 ¾” x 9”, mounted in a 12 ½” x 13 ½” brown wood frame. The document lists pertinent information for each state regarding the 1838 House election. This information includes the seat of government in all states, the time elections are to be held, the time each legislature is scheduled to meet, and the number of electors and representatives from each state.
Catalog: # AA-0066
Topic: Political Americana
Price: $575.00

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