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John Nicholson Signed Certificate Paying Interest On Depreciation Certificate

1784, Pennsylvania. 8 1/2" x 6". Partly printed Council certificate in which David Rittenhouse is directed to pay "Hugh Barnett Corporal of Hazens Regiment of the Pennsylvania Line, year's interest on his depreciation certificate." Countersigned by JOHN NICHOLSON (d. Dec. 5, 1800), Comptroller general of Pennsylvania; with Robert Morris formed numerous land companies. These certificates were issued to pay the interest on depreciation certificates that had been previously issued to compensate soldiers on unpaid back pay and make up losses suffered by the troops from having been paid in depreciated currency. An interesting document displaying some of the financial chaos which was prevalent during and after the war. Fine.
Catalog: # AM-1329
State: Pennsylvania
Topic: American Revolution
Price: $295.00

John P. Kennedy

(1795-1870) Kennedy a novelist best remembered for Horse, Shoe Reunion. ALS 1pp 7 ½” x 9 ½”. Annapolis Md. Jany 13, 1847. Signed “John P. Kennedy” to “Watts Galusha...Presdt of the Phil. Soc. Rutgers. Coll.”: “I have received your letter of the 9th inst. announcing to me my unanimous election as an Honorary Member of the Philo clean Society of Rutgers College. I beg leave to return my thanks to the Society for this flattering testimonial of their good opinion and the spare them that I accept the honor they have conferred upon me with a satisfaction that is greatly enhanced by the high reputation which the college and its students have won in the general esteem of the country” It is in very fine condition.
Catalog: # AM-1643
Topic: Literary
Price: $75.00

John Ringling Signed Transfer Stub

JOHN RINGLING (1866-1936) Best-known and most sucessful of the seven Ringling brothers, five of whom merged the Barnum & Bailey Circus with their Ringling Brothers Circus. Stock certificate transfer Stub Signed, "Jno. Ringling." Extremely Fine.
Catalog: # AM-1231
Topic: Entertainment
Price: $175.00

John Tillman Lampkin Cut Signature

Cut Signature. 2 ¼” x 1”. JOHN TILLMAN LAMPKIN, (1811-1870). Mississippi Congressman and secessionist. Some tape that slightly affects Lampkin’s signature
Catalog: # AM-1635
Topic: Civil War
Price: $35.00

John Treadwell As Witness To A Will “I recommend my Soul to God…my body I commend to dust”

JOHN TREADWELL (1745-1823) Statesman. Elected a member of the legislature in 1776, and continued to take part in it until 1785, when he was appointed a member of the governor’s council. He sat in the Continental congress from 1785 to 1786. He later became judge of probate, of the Supreme Court of errors and judge of the court of common pleas. He was one of eight state representatives that ratified both the Constitution of the United States in 1788, and of the convention, thirty years afterward, that formed the state constitution. In 1809-’11 he was governor of Connecticut... Document Signed “John Treadwell.” 1808. 2 pp. will of Abel Thomson of Farmington: “I recommend my Soul to God who gave it…my body I commend to dust whence was taken…Unto my beloved wife Sibil I give…all my household goods…half my farming tools…” Thomson goes on to bequeath his possessions to his sons & daughters with great detail. John Treadwell signs as witness with Mary Treadwell and Patience Hotchkiss. 7 ¾” x 13”. Soiling, some spots of splotched foxing, fold separations repaired with archival tape, overall condition good.
Catalog: # AM-0102
Topic: Political/United States
Price: $300.00

Jonathan Armour

(1863-1927). Industrialist and son of Philip D. Armour, the founder of Armour and Company. Manuscript Letter Signed, “J.O. Armour,” on his name-imprinted stationery. One page, 5” x 7 7/8”. Chicago. June 1, 1891. Addressed to MR. W.F. Burrell, New Market Block, Portland, Oregon.” With red “RECEIVED Room NO. 12 New Market Block June 6 9 PM 1891 PORTLAND OREGON” Stamp. Armour writes to thank Burrell for photographs taken while in Mexico. Extremely Fine.
Catalog: # AM-0018
State: Illinois
Topic: Business
Price: $125.00

Joseph Habersham, 3rd Postmaster General Of The United States Concerning Impropriety In The Postal Service

JOSEPH HABERSHAM (1751-1815) American businessman, politician, soldier in the Continental Army, delegate to the Confederation Congress, and third U.S. Postmaster General. Autograph Letter Signed, “Jos Habersham.” Two page. General Post Office, Philadelphia. December 10, 1799. With integral address leaf, postmark cut out, bearing “Free” stamp. But no franking signature. Habersham writes to “James S. Guignard D. PM of Columbia So. Carola”: “Sir, The regulations of the Post Office do not admit of you sending any letters to be delivered by the Post Rider in Charleston. If any letters for Charleston are after you have closed your mail they should be given to the Post Rider who is required by Law to take charge of them and deliver them to the Post Master of the first office he may arrive at for each letter so delivered the Post Rider is allowed one cent. The Post Master rates such letters agreeably to the distance they are conveyed adding one cent to the rate of postage on each letter know you by this conveyance such claims as you have written for Mr. Sibley is fined for one of the failures mentioned in yours of the 26th ulto which I have just received. The circumstance relative to Mr. Shelby;s letter are certainly very serious. I am inclined to suppose that the money from some cause or another was not inclosed in the letter when it was deposited at the Post Office in Charleston I hope the steps taken to bring this dark transaction to light will prove successful though it is very difficult to come at truth on such occasions. If you will remind me of it the next Post Bills shall have your office and name printed on them as it will save you a good deal of trouble writing them.” An interesting piece of early U.S. Postal Service history. Superb postal procedure content written just at the end of the 18th century.
Catalog: # RN-151
State: Pennsylvania
Topic: Business

Joseph Hume

JOSEPH HUME (1777–1855). English politician and reformer. Signed leaf. 4 ½” x 7 ¼”. “Joseph Hume”. Also signed by Lady Wade. Two horizontal folds. Fine.
Catalog: # AM-0866
Topic: Free Franks
Price: $50.00

Josiah James Evans Free Frank

Josiah James Evans (1786 –1858). U.S. Senator From South Carolina. Free Frank on Cut Panel. 5 ¼” x 3” “Free Josiah J. Evans, U.S.S.” Addressed to Henry C. Freeman, Esqr., Cincinnati, Ohio. Corners are round from trimming.
Catalog: # AM-1613
State: South Carolina
Topic: Political/United States
Price: $30.00

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