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Tabular Statement Of Votes From Wisconsin, The Final State Counted In The Election Of 1876, The Second Closest Race In The History Of The United States

Two pages, 23” x 17 ¾”. “Tabular Statement of the Votes polled for Electors of President and Vice-President of the United States for Representative in Congress for the third Congressional District, and in the adoption of An Act to Incorporate Saving Banks, at a General Election held in the several towns, wards, and election precincts in the County of La Fayette, State of Wisconsin, on the Tuesday succeeding the first Money, being the seventh day of November, A.D. 1876.” Verso bears the “Statement of the County Board of Canvassers.” With gold seal of the county of La Fayette. Original folds and minor tear at bottom edge, else Fine.

The 1876 election that resulted in the election of R.B. Hayes as President of the United States is seen as one of the most hotly contested elections in the history of the American nation to this very day. Second only to the disputed election of 2000, the election of 1876 was only decided following the creation of a special electoral commission. Examining and recounting the Electoral votes from a number of closely contested states, this commission was finally able to put an end to this political battle just after four a.m. on March 8, 1877, when, after completing a recount of Electoral votes from Wisconsin, it declared Hayes and Wheeler victorious.

Catalog: # AA-0168
State: Wisconsin
Topic: Political Americana
Price: $295.00

The Harvard Library Builds Its Stacks

Printed Document. One page, 7 7/8” x 9 ¾”. No place. No date. The document requests that any author or publisher visit the library in order to add their work to Harvard’s Public Library in Gore Hall and expresses the school’s wish that the library may come to contain one copy of every book, map and pamphlet concerning the American nation. Extremely Fine.
Catalog: # AA-0255
Price: $175.00

THE WALL STREET DAILY NEWS: "This paper has been excluded from Jay Gould and Cyrus W. Field's Elevated Road"

Wall Street Daily News. New York. Wednesday July 7, 1886. Four pages, 9 3/4" x 13 1/2". First page headlines include: "Another Western Union Market," "A Drought Panic in the Wheat Market," "Perfectly Honest" and "An Event Long Pending." Overall Fine.
Catalog: # AA-0101
Topic: Financial
Price: $125.00

Thomas Mellon & Sons Bank Check Book Containing More Than Three Hundred Unissued Checks

14” x 10” ledger containing check #s 2533 to 2895 in “T. Mellon & Sons Bank.” Three checks per a page. Yellow “United States Internal Revenue Documentary Stamp” at center. soiling and edge wear on some checks. Overall Very Good.
Catalog: # AA-0220
Topic: Banking
Price: $750.00

Waa-pa-shaw Soux Indian Chief Print

An attractive 13"x 20" print of WAA-PA-SHAW a Sioux Indian Chief. This superb example was published by F.W. Greenough of Philadelphia. Ideal for framing.
Catalog: # AA-0011
Topic: American Indian
Price: $450.00

Western Rail Road Corp. Issued to and Signed by George Washington Warren

1839, Massachusetts. Stock Certificate for 5 shares. Black. Issued to and signed by George Washington Warren (1813 - 1883) a Massachusetts attorney, jurist, and politician who served as the first mayor of Charlestown, Massachusetts. Signed as treasurer of the company by Josiah Quincy, Jr. (1772 - 1864). Politician, municipal reformer and college president. Minor paper loss at top center margin. A scarce, early railroad stock. Fine. Uncancelled
Catalog: # SB-4264
State: Massachusetts
Topic: Famous People on Stocks and Bonds
Price: $225.00

World War I Conscription Proclamation

Wonderful group of eleven proclamations announcing conscription. English language proclamation measures 8 3/4” x 20”. The remaining ten proclamations measure 12” x 19” and are printed in the following languages: French, German, Greek, Italian, Polish, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish and Yiddish. The English language proclamation reads, in part: ... all male persons between the ages of twenty-one and thirty, both inclusive, shall be subject to registration in accordance with regulations to be prescribed by the President; and upon proclamation by the President or other public notice... it shall be the duty of all persons of the designated ages, except officers and enlisted men of the Regular Army, the Navy, and the national Guard and Naval Militia while in the service of the United States, to present themselves for and submit to registrations under the provisions of this act ... The significance of this can not be overstated. It is a new thing in our history and a landmark in our progress. It is a new manner of accepting and vitalizing our duty to give ourselves with thoughtful devotion to the common purpose of us all. It is in no sense a conscription of the unwilling; it is, rather, selection from a nation which has volunteered in mass. It is no more a choosing of those who shall march with the colors than it is a selection of those who shall serve an equally necessary and devoted purpose in the industries that lie behind the battle line ... Clearly the foreign language proclamations were intended for distribution in areas that had large immigrant populations. Some edge wear. Overall Fine. An Extremely rare set!
Catalog: # AA-0077
Topic: World War I
Price: $3900.00

“ An Act In Addition To The ‘act To Prohibit The Circulation Of Small Bills”

Printed Document. One page, 6” x 91/4”. No place. No date [mid-1830s]. The document concerns “ AN ACT IN ADDITION TO THE ‘ACT TO PROHIBIT THE CIRCULATION OF SMALL BILLS” It reads, in part: “ … it shall be lawful for the different Banks in this State to receive any Bill of the denomination of one or two dollars issued by a Bank in any other State. But Banks shall not pay or circulate the same …” This document is most likely from either New York or Connecticut. Enacted during the mid-1830s, this document offers an interesting snapshot of the precarious American financial situation in the period just prior to the Panic of 1837. Wrinkling. Paper loss at edges. Stain from paper clip. Some faded pencil notation in margins. Overall Very Good.
Catalog: # AA-0103
Topic: Financial
Price: $245.00

“National Peace Reunion” Invitation

Printed Invitation to “National Peace Reunion,” bearing an image of two men shaking hands at top left. Three pages, 5 ½” x 8 ½”. Louisville Ky. August 12th, 1872. Report of the committee within. Verso bears an ornate vignette of ferryboats and locomotives entitled, “Bridge over the Falls of the Ohio, Filled by Nature Bridge by Art.” Invitation is accompanied by two 5 ½” x 8 ½” invitations: an illustrated advertisement for the “National Industrial Exposition” and a print only advertisement for “The Fifteenth Annual Fair of the Louisville and Jefferson Co. Association.” Some staining, paper loss and wear. else Good.     
Catalog: # AA-0204
State: Kentucky
Topic: Miscellaneous
Price: $95.00

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