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The Death Of James A. Garfield

Autograph Letter Signed, “H.C. Lybrook.” Two pages, 5” x 8”. Dowagiac, Michigan. September 22, 1881. The letter reads, in part: “ … The death of the President does not appear to excite much feeling among our people all that have been done they have hung the flag on a pole half way up and they have Crepe stretched over the door of Post office and Mrs. Boating has Crepe stretched round the top and on the collumns [sic] of the stoop in front of her shop. The people here are tramping around as usual. There was a company of some 6 or 8 persons men and women came down from Decatur last Saturday and got drunk and were disorderly and they were all taken before the Justice of the peace and fined …” Extremely Fine.
Catalog: # AM-0025
State: Michigan
Topic: Political/United States
Price: $125.00

The Massachusetts Centinel

The Massachusetts Centinel. May 29, 1790. 10” x 15 ½”. 4 pages. Length front page treatise for the Easter Circuit Court, “The Charge of Chief Justice Jay, to the Grand Juries on the Eastern Circuit. Fine.
Catalog: # DN-46
State: Massachusetts
Topic: Newspapers
Price: $100.00

The Most Dramatic Orator In The American Antislavery Movement

WENDELL PHILLIPS (1811-1884) a Prominent abolitionist from 1837, President of the Anti-Slavery Society from 1865-1870. So highly regarded were his oratorical abilities that he was known as "abolition's Golden Trumpet". Like many of his fellow abolitionists, Phillips took pains to eat no cane sugar and wear no clothing made of cotton, since both were produced by the labor of Southern slaves. It was Phillips's contention that racial injustice was the source of all of society's ills. Like William Lloyd Garrison, Phillips denounced the Constitution for tolerating slavery. Autograph Letter Signed. 4pp. 5" x 8". n.p. 4 Dec '81. Phillips writes to a fellow lawyer and friend, Mr. Dyer: "There is no setting ahead of you my bar friend – and reading over and over you exquisitely words – just the sweetest of all notes” as my wife keeps saying. I feel sort of nervous in trying my ‘rentice hand, as Bacus says, at telling you how very beautiful your flowers were – how welcome….” Phillips goes on to relay a song to his friend, then: “…but even without Ben Johnson in my view, my vote’s nothing to yours – Please just think of the most grateful things you could say if you were touched to the very heart & then fancy me saying it – if you can - & it will be alright…Wendell Phillips.” Light toning to folds on last page, else Fine.
Catalog: # AM-1316
Topic: Political/United States
Price: $125.00

The Philippines During WWII

Autograph Letter Signed, “Gene.” Four pages, 5” x 8”. Philippines. March 23, 1945. The letter reads, in part: “ … The people here are very friendly and generally speak good English the best part of it here is that we can hire our laundry done & fairly cheap too. We had to change our money to Pesos & Centavos because they don’t use American money here … Since we landed her we’ve had one air raid and that’s all we’ve seen of them since . While the Japs were here they forced the Filipinos to work for money which they printed and when they left the money automatically became worthless … I hope by now your snow is gone … it must have been an awful winter. I’d gladly give up all of this for it though … ” Extremely Fine.
Catalog: # AM-0119
Topic: World War II
Price: $175.00

The Possible Printing Of A Quaker Manuscript

Autograph Letter Signed, "Wm. Rotch." One page, 7 3/4" x 9 5/8". New Bedford. December , 1810. Addressed on integral leaf. With circular "Ship Letter" and one other postal cancellation. Rotch writes, in part: : " ... The removal of thy father (my much esteemed friend) I had an account of not long after it took place, but that of thy mother and wife, had not come to my knowledge until the rect. of thy letter ... our distant separation does not preclude the frequent remembrance of the pleasing hours I spent with them in England; many of whom are removed from works to rewards - as to the manuscript thou mentions of our friend I.T. [?] I wish it was in my power to grant liberty for its publication ... it was returned to our Messrs [?] for sufferings who have not yet thought proper to publish it; the reason I cannot tell, but as it is left with them, it would not be thought well to put it to press without their consent ... I have no object the manuscript being shewn to any friend, … tho much correction would be necessary for the press ..." Paper loss from wax seal. Overall Very Fine.
Catalog: # AM-1229
Topic: Content Letters
Price: $450.00

Timothy Pickering Writes To John Pickering

TIMOTHY PICKERING. ALS. 1pp. 8" x 12 3/4". Philadelphia. July 11th 1795. An autograph letter signed "T. Pickering" to "John Pickering": "You will deem me a negligent trustee: but knowing it to be proper to make up Salary accounts at the close of a quarter, I waited accordingly. I have now the pleasure to inclose your Salary from Feby. 11th to June 30th inclusively, amounting to Three hundred and eighty six dollars & eleven cents in one post note...". The letter is in fine condition with dark ink.
Catalog: # AM-0147
Topic: Political/United States
Price: $375.00

To President Taylor Just Months Before His Death

[Zachary Taylor] 1850. Pennsylvania. 4pp. ALS from a Dr. A. D. Chaloner of Philadelphia written just months prior to Taylor’s death. “Philad. City Feb 15, 1850 Dear Sir, Soon another Anniversary of Buena Vista will be here, and as on that day, your voice encouraged your countrymen to daring deeds-may not those who in the political campaign sustained you be remembered? One who first battled in the whirl of politics to place you at our Country’s helm, as now his efforts may even now be rewarded. Respectfully, A.D. Chaloner, MD Respectfully, Yr. Obt Sert, Genl Z. Taylor Prest. U States Washington, DC.” A docketed notation on the verso states; “Philadelphia Feb 15, 1850 A.D. Chaloner Reminds the P. of himself.” Our research has found that a Doctor A.D. Chaloner, MD in Phil. wrote an article in 1849 in the Philadelphia Ledger on “TREATMENT OF CHOLERA” which is what is now thought to be a possible cause of Taylor’s death. Fold Marks. Fine.
Catalog: # AM-0914
Condition: Fine
Topic: Presidents and First Ladies
Price: $1500.00

Treasury Secretary Walter Forward Signs A Treasury Document

WALTER FORWARD DS. 1pp. 8" x 10". Treasury Department. March 16th, 1842. A partly printed document signed "W Forward" as Treasury Secretary. The piece states: "In compliance with the directions contained in the 4th section of the act of Congress of the 7th of July, 1838, entitled 'An act to remit the duties upon certain goods destroyed by fire at the late conflagration in the city of New York,' I have duly examined the testimony, and have compared the same with the statement and adjudication of the Commissioners in the claim of Fontain Ainé and approve of their determination in regard to said claim, and hereby sanction the award of $198.19 found to be due to the aforesaid claimant. On the execution of the bond mentioned in the section before stated, the prescribed certificate can be issued by the Commissioners in this case." The piece is in choice condition.
Catalog: # AM-0558
Topic: Political/United States
Price: $175.00

Union Brevet Brigadier General Frederick Townsend

Frederick Townsend (1825 – 1897). Union Brevet Brigadier General during the Civil War. Founded the 3rd New York Infantry. Document signed. 1 page. Albany. July 5, 1859. Certificate for claimant for audited and revised claim of Thomas Southard, Hempstead for continuing claims related to the War of 1812. Signed by Townsend while serving as Adjutant General of New York. Excellent condition.
Catalog: # AM-3616
State: New York
Topic: Civil War
Price: $65.00

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