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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

Jonathan Edwards The Younger Receives Interest on His Continental Certificates

JONATHAN EDWARDS (1745-1801) American theologian and linguist. Edwards was raised in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, where Native American speakers of the Mohegan language were in the majority. Fluent in Mohegan and other Algonquian and Iroquoian languages, Edwards published an important study of the Mohegan language that paralleled William Jones’ examination of Indo-European languages. Partially Printed Certificate of Exchange Signed, “Jona Edwards.” One page, 7 ¾” x 4 ½”. Hartford. December 29, 1779. The document reads, in part: “RECEIVED of JOHN LAWRENCE, Commissioner of the Loan Office for the State of Connecticut, One Sett of Bills of Exchange for 36 dollars & five Setts for thirty Dollars each it being for the interest arisen on Eight Continental Certificates in favor of Myself & Maj Eliezer Porter. A fine autograph from this important early American thelogian and native American speaker.
Catalog: # AM-3630
State: Connecticut
Topic: Religious History
Price: $750.00

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

Junius Spencer Morgan

JUNIUS SPENCER MORGAN (1813-1890) American financier and banker. Autograph Letter Signed, "J.S. Morgan," on 22 Old Broad Street, London E.C. letterhead. One page, 8" x 10". London. October 20, 1881. Morgan writes to the Merchants National Bank, in part: " .. We beg to advise that we send Messrs Drexel, Morgan & co for your account by this mail Inspector's Certificate ... referred to in our letter of 15th inst. ... " Usual folds. Else Fine.
Catalog: # AM-1135
Topic: Business
Price: $750.00

Kate Field

(1838 - 1896). Journalist; Author; Lecturer; Actress. A prolific activist, Field involved herself in numerous causes, among them, temperance and Hawaiian annexation. ADS on paper mounted to an album page measuring 6 3/4" x 4" overall. “Union Square Theatre, Feb. 21 - 8 p.m. 2 reserved seats. Kate Field”. Fine
Catalog: # AM-1637
Topic: Literary
Price: $45.00

King Victor Emanuel E Of Italy Signs A Document

King Victor Emanuele of Italy. DS. 1 page. 9 3/4" x 14 1/4". Italy. September 13, 1874. A document signed by King Victor Emmanuel of Italy. It appears to be some type of award document. The overall condition is fine with light staining and a large, dark signature.
Catalog: # AM-0304
Topic: Political/World Leaders
Price: $125.00

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