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Report For Guards At Fort Hamilton

Manuscript Document. One page, 9 ½” x 7 1/2". No place. June 9, 1812. The document is a “Report of a Guard mounted at Fort Hamilton June 9th 1812.” The document lists six individuals who guarded the barracks and rampart of the fort in two hour shifts from 8 until 2. Some minor paper loss and discoloration. While the cornerstone for Fort Hamilton was not officially laid until 1825, earlier batteries at the sight were in use from the Revolutionary War onward. During the Revolutionary War, a small American battery fired upon British troop ships, damaging the HMS Asia in the process. In the War of 1812, forts in the Narrows outside New York’s harbor played a role in dissuading British forces from moving on New York directly, perhaps saving the city from the destruction Washington, D.C. saw during the conflict. Our research indicates that this report appears to be for the above-mentioned Fort Hamilton, though verification remains difficult in light of the fact that construction of a permanent fort at this sight was not begun until 1825.
Catalog: # AM-1716
State: New York
Topic: War of 1812
Price: $245.00

Revolutionary War Pay Roll

CONTINENTAL SOLDIERS FROM RHODE ISLAND Manuscript Document. One page, 15 ½” x 12 ¼”. Sutton. January 15, 1778. “A Pay Roll of Capt. Joseph Sibley’s Company in Col. Danforth Keys Regiment for Bounty due from the Time of Each man Inlisting[sic] Until their service Ending; Excluding three Months Bounty they have Received.” 62 soldiers are listed as members of the company, which was stationed mostly in Providence and Kingston. Very Fine.
Catalog: # AM-1040
Topic: American Revolution
Price: $2000.00

Revolutionary War Soldier's Payment Note Benjamin Butler

--The 3rd Connecticut was authorized in September 1776 and organized in early 1777. The regiment was to have eight companies and was to operate in the Connecticut Highland’s Department. After the regiment was re-assigned to the Continental Army, the regiment was heavily involved in the New York Campaign. Following this campaign, the regiment fought in the Philadelphia Campaign and Battle of Monmouth. After the regiment’s battles in Pennsylvania, the group was part of a re-organization and was combine with the 4th Connecticut Regiment. This new group formed a significant portion of the new Connecticut 1st Regiment. The regiment was officially disbanded in 1783 in West Point, New York. --Benjamin Butler served in the Connecticut 3rd Regiment under Colonel Samuel Wyllys. Following Revolutionary War service, Butler became a very prominent and successful merchant. He owned a boat named “Betsey and Nancy” that shipped to the West Indies, especially St. Bartholomew.
Catalog: # AM-3085

Rhode Island Deputy Governor

JOSEPH WHIPPLE III. DS. 1 page. 7 ½” x 12 ½”. June 25, 1752. Partly-printed bond in which “Joseph Whipple of Newport in the County of Newport in the Colony of Rhode Island am held and firmly bound to Joseph Clark of James Town within the County & Colony aforesaid in the full and just sum of nine hundred forty nine pounds currenc money of the Colony aforesaid Old Tenor…” Some dampstaining. A rare colonial Rhode Island autograph signed while serving as Deputy Governor.
Catalog: # AM-1034
Topic: Political/United States

Robert Frost Signed Card

ROBERT FROST (1874-1963) American poet. 5" x 2 1/2" card Signed "Robert Frost Ann Arbor November 1925." Mounted below an image of Frost seated in a chair with his dog. Both items framed to an overall size of 16" x 20 1/2". Frost traveled to Ann Arbor in 1921 after accepting a $5,000 fellowship at University of Michigan. While there, he did not teach, but advised students and gave talks.
Catalog: # DC-28
State: Michigan
Topic: Literary
Price: $575.00

Roger Griswold Signs For Interest on State Notes

Roger Griswold (1762 – 1812). Governor of Connecticut, congressman. Document Signed. Commissioner of the Loan Office, Hartford, February 1, 1789. Griswold signs indicating receipt of certificates “being for interest on 9 State Notes…”
Catalog: # AM-3658
Price: $245.00

Rufus Choate Free Frank Signed Twice

Rufus Choate (1799-1859). U.S. Congressman and Senator from Massachusetts; Lawyer; Orator. 5 ¼” x 3”. Free Frank Address Leaf. Addressed to Mr. Augustus Story, Salem Mass. entirely in Choate’s hand. Signed twice by Rufus Choate, once at top right “Free R. Choate U.S. A. H. R.” and at lower left “office of R. Choate”. Post marked Washington City Dec. 3. Small tear at bottom center. Fine.
Catalog: # AM-1684
State: Massachusetts
Topic: Free Franks
Price: $65.00

Rufus Ingals Letter Discussing Preparations For The Peninsula Campaign

“I only fear there will be too many concerned in it to enable you and Genl. McClellan to fix the responsibility in the right individuals. The plan sent by you should be effectually executed, else there will be delays and complaints...” ALS. 2 pages. 8” x 10”. Annapolis Md. March 4th, 1862. To General M.C. Meigs. Qr. Mr. Genl. U.S. Army, Washington D.C. “The small Propellers “Reindeer” and “volunteer” chartered in Phila arrived here from Washington yesterday. They are small and of very light draft and have not even water on board. They are chartered at $60 per day. Two Schooners also arrived from Tyler, Stone & Co. Phila with 317 tons coal ordered here by Capt. Hodges.” “I have ordered the Propellers to take our coal for 12 or 15 days and also provide water for 500 men between them for 10 days.” “Capt. Hodges writes that the Steamers will not leave New York until Thursday. I do not believe they will leave there sooner than Monday next. He has sent me lists of 24 Barges, 72 Schooners, 52 Propellers and 90 side – wheel Steamers already engaged. Some of them are the Sound boats that will answer our purpose better than any other kind. Capt. Hodges no doubt will do all in his power to cooperate with us in the preparation of this expedition, but it will be an advisable measure to restrict the business to as few persons possible. I only fear there will be too many concerned in it to enable you and Genl. McClellan to fix the responsibility in the right individuals. The plan sent by you should be effectually executed, else there will be delays and complaints. Vessels cannot be fitted out here for so great a fleet. There are no water casks nor tanks. Mr. A.H. Sibley is my agent in New York and Capt. Hodges writes that he is a most efficient and safe man. The supply of forage for depot at Fortress Monroe is shipped and Capt. Hodges is putting on board the transports a sufficient quantity for the voyage. If this be done and provisions and water are also put on board, there need be no delay here. I will keep you fully informed of matters at this point, and trust that all will work well and together.” On February 28, 1862 Lincoln authorized McClellan to procure vessels for his secret invasion of the South, intended to break its backbone and end the war quickly. At the time it was referred to as the “Urbana Expedition”. It later became known as “The Peninsular Campaign.” Just a few days after receiving Lincoln’s authorization, Ingalls here writes to Quartermaster General Montgomery Meigs detailing the status of preparations and the procurement of vessels. The massive operation headed south with a flotilla of over 400 vessels transporting more than 100,000 soldiers and equipment for nearly 200 miles to Fort Monroe, Virginia. McClellan operated in such secrecy to the point that even Lincoln was excluded from the planning. The Campaign resulted in a complete disaster and the needless loss of many lives, accomplishing nothing to further the Union War effort. A nice detailed letter which starkly details the military’s lack of ships as they were leasing the vessels for the campaign from private operators. Fine.
Catalog: # AM-1028
Topic: Civil War
Price: $900.00

Russell Sage Orders A Dividend Payment Be Made

Russell Sage (1816-1906) Banker; Financier; U.S. Congressman. As the originator of “put and all options”, Sage greatly changed the way speculators played the stock market. Among America’s most powerful and wealthy bankers, he finance Jay Gould and made a vast fortune on the latter’s stock manipulations. “Sage was on of the shrewdest and most conservative of all great financiers.” (DAB) At one time he is said to have had $27,000,000 out on call loans. At the time of his death he left a fortune worth an estimated $70,000,000. DS 1 page. Troy, August 3, 1854. “Commercial Bank of Troy will pay to the order of A. Cary eleven hundred and fifty dollars, the amount of my dividend and he is hereby authorized to receipt the dividend book for said amount in my name or otherwise. Russell Sage.” Fine
Catalog: # AM-1035
Topic: Business
Price: $275.00

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