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Hugh Legare ALS

HUGH LEGARE (1797-1843) American lawyer and politician. Legare served as a member of the South Carolina House of Representatives and also founded and edited the Southern Review. In addition, he also served as a Congressman, Secretary of State ad interim and Attorney General of the United States. Autograph Letter, in French, Signed, “H.S. Legare.” Two pages, 4 7/8” x 7 5/8”. No place. 1834. Usual folds. Some light fading of text at left edge. Overall Very Fine.
Catalog: # AM-1402
Topic: Political Americana
Price: $275.00

Indenture Signed By Eliphalet Reminton

ELIPHALET REMINGTON (1793-1561) Designer of the Remington rifle. Manuscript Document Signed, "E. Remington." Six pages, 7 3/4" x 12". No plcae. November 16, 1859. The document is an indebuture between " ... Lawrence L. Merry and Charles P. Hunt Copartners under the name, style or firm of Merry & Hunt of the first part and George Lucherman, Eliphalet Remington and F.C. Shephard ..." assigning to Remington and his partners all " ... the goods chattels ...note book accounts .... and property of every name and nature whatsoever of the said partners of the first part belong to the said firm of Merry and Hunt ... " following Merry & Hunt's inability to pay outstanding debts owned to Remington, Lucherman and Shepard. Bound with pink ribbon at top edge. Usual folds. Overall Very Fine.
Catalog: # AM-1183
Topic: Business
Price: $1250.00

Inventor Hudson Maxim Congratulates The Famed Publisher Henry Woodhouse On His Magazine Flying

 MAXIM, HUDSON
HUDSON MAXIM. TLS. 1pp. 8 1/2" x 11". Maxim Park, New Jersey. A typed letter signed "Hudson Maxim" to the well-known publisher "Henry Woodhouse": "Your letter of the 7th instant was received and I waited for the copy of FLYING before answering. The latter has just come to hand. We are sorry that you did not continue your flight a little longer and land in Maxim Park on Lake Hopatcong. We would have given you the time of your life. Next time drop down on us. I congratulate you on the excellence of your periodical - FLYING. Referring to your editorial on fuel, and referring to what you say regarding the use of high explosives both in the editorial and in your letter, I enclose you an article which I would be glad if you would print upon the subject." The signature is very dark and the piece is in extremely fine condition. A small chip to the upper left corner affects nothing.
Catalog: # AM-0619
Topic: Science and Inventors
Price: $350.00

Isaac Israel Hayes Signs A Discharge For A Civil War Surgeon

Isaac Israel Hayes (1832 - 1881) was a physician and Arctic explorer. In 1853 he sailed as surgeon in the second Arctic expedition of Elisha Kent Kane. Isaac Hayes undertook his own expedition in 1860. With Kane, Hayes opened the way to the North Pole. When he learned of the Civil War he enlisted as a surgeon in the Union Army and was promoted major and brevet colonel. He undertook his third voyage to the Arctic in 1869. Hayes wrote several books about his experiences. (picturehistory.com) 7” x 9 3/4”. Isaac I. Hayes signed discharge document as Surg. U.S. Vols. Commanding Hospital. “I certify, on honor, that Charles Homann a Sergeant of Captain Thos. I. Leiper’s Company A of the 58th Infantry Volunteers, of the State of Pennsylvania, born in Germany, aged 28 years….having served HONESTLY and FAITHFULLY with his Company in to the present date, is now entitled to a DISCHARGE by reason of ‘Expiration of term of Enlistment’…. Given in Duplicate, at West Phila. Pa, this 10th day of November, 1864, I.I. Hayes Surg. U.S. Vols. Commanding Hospital.” Split at horizontal fold previously repaired with tape that has discolored the paper. Tape removed and archival tape repair on verso.
Catalog: # AM-1586
State: Pennsylvania
Topic: Civil War
Price: $150.00

Israeli Prime Minister Signs A Fine Color Photograph In English

 RABIN, YITZHAK
YITZHAK RABIN. PS. 9 ½” x 7" n.p. n.d. A color photograph signed "Y. Rabin" in English. At lower left of the photo were Rabin is standing it is signed in dark black ink. It is in pristine condition.
Catalog: # AM-0104
Topic: Political/World Leaders
Price: $145.00

Jacob Vanderbilt, Brother Of Cornelius, Signs A Note

 VANDERBILT, JACOB HAND
JACOB VANDERBILT. ADS. 1pp. 8" x 2 3/4". n.p. Sept. 25th 1825. An autograph note signed by JACOB VANDERBILT on the back of a bill. He penned: "Pay the Bearer Crochion the amount of this Bill which I have Received J. H. VANDERBILT". On the front, someone penned: "Recd the amt of Two hundred & twenty four Dollars of Capt C Vanderbilt". The piece has some folds and slight wear, but is in fine conditon overall. A scarce autograph of this important Vanderbilt family member.
Catalog: # AM-0314
Topic: Business
Price: $495.00

James Sullivan Cut Signature

James Sullivan (1744 - 1808). Lawyer and politician in Massachusetts. Sullivan served as the 2nd Massachusetts Attorney General from 1790-1807 and the 7th governor of Massachusetts from 1807-1808 where he died in office. Sullivan also served on the early Massachusetts Supreme Court as an associate justice. Cut Signature. 2 5/8" x 1". Mounted to a larger engraved portrait of Sullivan measuring 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" overall. Fine.
Catalog: # AM-3033
State: Massachusetts
Topic: Political Americana
Price: $95.00

Jared Sparks

JARED SPARKS (1789-1866). Sparks, a clergyman, was one of the first Americans to collect and catalog important American manuscripts. Clipped signature “Jared Sparks” next to a printed “President.” 4¾” x 1¾” Fine.
Catalog: # AM-0232
Topic: Religious History
Price: $50.00

Jean Baptiste Gouvion French Engineer Who Organized The Siege Works At The Battle Of Yorktown

JEAN BAPTISTE GOUVION (1747-1792) French soldier and engineer who served alongside American forces during the Revolutionary War. Gouvion worked to organize the siege works at Yorktown and was praised by Washington for his engineering and military prowess. Document Signed, “Gougion,” in French on Etat Major General letterhead engraved with a full-masted ship. One page. To Major General of the National Guard. The document reads: “Pass M. Tavernier sub-lieutenant* of the National Guard into the Champs de Mars where he is engaged in duties in relation to the Artillery engaged at the Federation of 14 Gouvion. * at the disposal of the General Staff” Gouvion’s map of the Battle of Yorktown, possibly for George Washington recently sold for $1.1 million. A scarce autograph of this important figure in Revolutionary War history. Very Fine.
Catalog: # RN-168
Topic: American Revolution
Price: $2000.00

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