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New Jersey Senator Edward Edwards Writes A Detailed Letter Concerning the Expansion of the United States Navy and The Non Proliferation of War

Edward I. Edwards (1863 – 1931). American politicition, U.S. Senator and Governor of New Jersey. TLS. 2 pages. 8” x 10 ½”. On imprinted letterhead of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking and Currency. An exceptional letter in which the New Jersey Senator writes to Mary W. Coles, the president of the New Jersey Women’s Christian Temperance Union discussing the expansion and development of the United States Navy and America’s need for readiness in the event of future conflicts. “I am very glad to have your letter of the 25th instant giving me the views of the W,C.T.U. of Moorestown, New Jersey, in regard to the proposed naval expansion by our Government.” “As a member of the Senate naval Affairs Committee I have given some thought to our naval policy in the matter of increased sea armament, and have concluded that in the absence of specific agreement among the great Powers of the World for the renunciation of war it is necessary that Uncle Sam maintain navy capable of defending its commerce against any other nation on earth.” “It is not my belief that the present administration in recommending a seven hundred and eighty million dollar naval construction program, is doing so with any thought of competing with Great Britain, France and Japan, but rather that it is thinking only of American safety and American independence.” “ You know and I know that if any great war should break out it would be impossible for America to remain neutral. This fact was demonstrated beyond peradventure during the late world war. Even the rules of international law were ignored and swept aside, and any nation which wished to remain secure in its independence was compelled to be prepared both on land and sea. The United States has never yet been an aggressive nation nor has she provoked or instituted war in the interest of imperialism or world conquest. But she must be prepared to resist any such attempt on the part of one or more of the Great Powers and to be prepared she must have a navy second to none in the civilized world.” “I doubt if there is any member of the United States who is more deeply interested in the contracting of friendly accords between the United States and foreign powers than am I. For instance, I believe that the Briand proposal to outlaw war between the United States and France is a most excellent beginning, and I feel that if finally agreed to by both nations it would establish a precedent which would have a more beneficial effect on the bringing about of ultimate universal peace than will the World Court foe the Locarno pact.” “In short the renunciation of War by the United States or any of the Great Powers will not mean that War is forever abolished unless and until major Powers are prepared to defent their rights and independence with sufficient force both on land and sea.” During the aftermath of World War I, relations between the United States and France became heavily strained. French foreign minister Aristade Briand proposed a treaty outlawing war between the two nations. The resulting Kellogg-Briand Pact was signed on August of 1928 by 15 nations, soon to be followed by 60 more. While events of the 1930’s and 40’s exposed the weaknesses of the treaty, it remains in force today and is formally known as the General Treaty for the Renunciation of War.
Catalog: # AM-1522
Topic: Political/United States
Price: $275.00

NY State Secretary Christopher Morgan Writes About Whig Politics & Henry Clay For President

1842, New York. ALS. 1 page. CHRISTOPHER MORGAN (1808-1877). Morgan was admitted to the bar and set up practice in Aurora. He was elected as a Whig candidate to the House of Representatives of the 26th US Congress and reelected for a second term, serving from 1839-1843. He was defeated for reelection in 1842. He moved to Auburn, NY in 1843 and set up practice there. Christopher served as New York Secretary of State 1847-1851 and as Superintendent of New York Public Schools 1848-1852. He was elected Mayor of Auburn in 1860 and 1862. He also served as a trustee of the State Lunatic Asylum in Utica.For a zealous devotion to Whig principles and an earnest endeavor to promote the interests of the country, by the adoption of wise and beneficial measures, the Whig members of Congress, desire no higher reward than the approbation of their Whig constituency.

“The violated pleges and broken promises of a perfidious President have ( ) the accomplishment of most of the great measures which were expected on the occasion of the Whigs to power.”

“Though disappointed, the Whigs are not discouraged. They are ready for another contest. Their standard is borne by one against whom ( ) has never dared to breath a suspicion of perfidy. Our great statesman (for Kentucky has no right to claim as exclusively her wone, the common property of the Union) Henry Clay, is now the only candidat of the Whig party for the Presidency and I doubt not that he will be elected by a greater majority of votes than was given to the lamented harrison. If other states falter, New York is pledged to sustain him.”

“The duties of a political convass in my own district prevent an acceptance of your kind and flattering invitation.”

A fine letter with choice political content. Excellent condition
Catalog: # AM-0967
Topic: Political/United States
Price: $200.00

Paddy Chayefsky Signs On His Personal Letterhead

Paddy Chayefsky (1923 – 1981). American playwright and novelist. 7 ¼” x 10 ½”. Inscription signed to an autograph seeker, on his personal imprinted letterhead. “To Bernard Baker, sincerely yours, Paddy Chayefsky”. Folds. Excellent condition.
Catalog: # WT-05
State: New York
Topic: Literary
Price: $125.00

Partly Printed Account For A Civil War Surgeon And His Black Servant

[Civil War – Union Medical]. Surgeon James Simons – Partly-printed pay document for himself, one black and one white servant. Signed by Simons as “Bt. Col. & Surgeon USA, Med. Director, Dept. Va.” Sept. 30, 1865. Folds. Extremely Fine.
Catalog: # AM-1470
State: South Carolina
Topic: Civil War
Price: $90.00

Partly Printed Account For A Civil War Surgeon And His Black Servant

[Civil War – Union Medical]. Surgeon Timothy Wilcox Partly-printed pay document for himself and a black servant. Signed by Wilcox as “Asst. Surg., US Vols.” Sept. 30, 1865. Folds. Extremely Fine.
Catalog: # AM-1471
State: Virginia
Topic: Civil War
Price: $90.00

Pen Used To Sign Senate Bill 216 Into Law Framed With A Signed Statement From Ny Governor Dewey

THOMAS E. DEWEY (1902-1971) Governor of New York and an unsuccessful Republican candidate for the U.S. Presidency in 1944 and 1948. Typed Document Signed, “Thomas E. Dewey,” on State of New York, Executive Chamber letterhead. The letter reads, in part: “ This is to certify that the pen hereunto affixed was used by me in approving Senate Bill, Introductory Number 219, Printed Number 219, introduced by Mr. Fino, entitled: ‘AN ACT to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to retirement for accident disability.’ Became a Law April eighth, being chapter 637 of the Laws of 1946 … ” Framed, along with the pen used to sign Senate Bill 219, in an 11” x 17 1/2” frame. Some wear to frame. Overall Very Fine.
Catalog: # AM-1379
State: New York
Topic: Political Americana
Price: $350.00

Pennsylvania Senator James D. Cameron Letter Signed

James D. Cameron (1833 – 1918). U.S. Senator, Secretary of War under U. S. Grant, son of Simon Cameron. LS. 1 page. 5” x 8”. Harrisburg, Pa., May 21, 1877. To D. B. R. Klein; “Please accept my thanks for yours of yesterday, and for the friendship which inspired it. I will be at Wormlys on the 29th inst. At 9 p.m. and will be glad to see you there. Yours truly, J. D. Cameron”. Light mounting traces along left margin. Fine.
Catalog: # AM-1495
State: Pennsylvania
Topic: Political/United States

Peter Max Signs A Canadian First Day Cover

Peter Max. SFDC. 6 1/2" x 3 3/4". n.p. n.d. A Canadian first day cover signed by Peter Max in black ink. It is in choice condition.
Catalog: # AM-0327
Topic: Artists
Price: $80.00

Peter Williamson Quartermaster Of The 1st Battalion Of Grenadiers

PETER WILLIAMSON Quartermaster of the 1st Battalion of Grenadiers in the British Army during the American Revolution. Document Signed. 8” x 2 ¾”. “Peter Williamson Qr Mr 1st Battn Grenadiers.” One page. No pace. June 29, 1778. The document reads: “His Majestys first Battallion of grenad To Saml. Leotten To 117 Lights of glass 10 by [?] at 3/9 ₤21.18.9 Peter Williamson Qr Mr 1st Battn Grenadiers” Some light toning and edge wear, Else Very Fine.
Catalog: # RN-192
Topic: American Revolution
Price: $350.00

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