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1677 Massachusetts Bay Colony document.
1677 Massachusetts Bay Colony document.   
Dated at Dedham, January 13, 1677/8. 8" x 4.5", slightly irregular. An estate division for the effects of Ralph Day, signed by his son Ralph Day, noting that Day received "the cloathes + lining, Armes, Trenshors (trenchers, or shovels), & axes" among...
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$1,380.00
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1689 Massachusetts Bay Colony warehouse receipt.
1689 Massachusetts Bay Colony warehouse receipt.   
Dated at Boston, September 26, 1689. 7-7/8" x 4." "Copie" notation at left margin suggests that this is an official duplicate, likely for inclusion in a logbook. Receipt for five pounds "in full for ten months warehouse Roome for grain." Manuscript. ...
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$172.50
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1746 Bill of Exchange on Philadelphia.
1746 Bill of Exchange on Philadelphia.   
Dated September 3, 1746, payable at London merchants Mason and Simpson for £88, 10s Sterling from Allen and Turner. 7-3/8" x 2-1/2". Manuscript. Nicely penned in a delicate but highly legible script. A second of exchange bearing no docketing or endor...
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$184.00
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1747 Bill of Exchange on New York, signed by Governor George Clinton.
1747 Bill of Exchange on New York, signed by Governor George Clinton.   
An important early fiscal document on New York. Fully manuscript, 13" x 8 ¼", dated at New York 20 February 1747. A second of exchange for £1500 made payable to Edward Holland, Esq., a merchant and New York bureaucrat who in the fall of 1747 became m...
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$1,495.00
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(Ca. late 18th century) Revolutionary War muster roll.
(Ca. late 18th century) Revolutionary War muster roll.   
likely from the Newburgh or nearby encampments ca. 1780-83, led by a listing of "His Excellency George Washington." 6 pp, 1 and ½ folio sheets, 10 ¼" x 16". Laid paper, watermarked with a fleur-de-lis on one sheet and T M W opposite, consistent with ...
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$1,150.00
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Fascinating group of early American fiscal documents, dating from 1777 to 1812.
Fascinating group of early American fiscal documents, dating from 1777 to 1812.   
* 1777 Seabrook, Massachusetts six page account book, 6 ¼" x 4", full manuscript, incorporating accounts from a January 20, 1777 meeting of the town selectmen. The most interesting page shows "the account of the money we have paid to the soldiers tha...
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$258.75
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Assortment of Revolutionary War-era fiscal documents from the State of Connecticut.
Assortment of Revolutionary War-era fiscal documents from the State of Connecticut.   
including an autograph of a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Fiscal paper from late 18th-century Connecticut is diverse and highly collectible. This lot includes four part-printed forms: 1789-dated Treasury certificate, Anderson CT 23 (Rari...
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$805.00
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Quintette of fiscal documents dated from 1789 to 1861.
Quintette of fiscal documents dated from 1789 to 1861.   
each signed by an elected or appointed official of the Federal government, including the man whose quote "If anyone attempts to tear down this flag, shoot him on the spot" was memorialized on a Civil War token: * 1789, State of New York Council of Ap...
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1795 Land Sale Indenture signed by Robert Morris.
1795 Land Sale Indenture signed by Robert Morris.   
his wife Mary, business associate Garrett Cottringer, and merchant James Tate as witness. Folio, 15 ½" x 9 ¾", fully manuscript in a clerical hand, 6 pp on 3 sheets. Issued by Robert Morris and his wife Mary to William Cramond, a Philadelphia mercha...
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$5,750.00
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1807 Thomas Jefferson Autograph Letter Signed written as President to John Armstrong, Jr. as Ministe
1807 Thomas Jefferson Autograph Letter Signed written as President to John Armstrong, Jr. as Ministe   
Dated at Washington, March 29, 1807. Boldly signed by Jefferson in the third person at the outset of the letter and autographed twice more (as Th.J.) in the body of the letter, written entirely in his own distinctive hand. Jefferson's own copy of thi...
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Trio of early Treasury officials, including an Albert Gallatin free frank.
Trio of early Treasury officials, including an Albert Gallatin free frank.   
* Albert Gallatin, Secretary of the Treasury during the Jefferson and Madison administrations. Free-franked address leaf with bold signature above addressee, David Harris, Esquire, Cashier of the Office of Discount & Deposit at Baltimore. FREE stamp ...
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Selection of Georgia-related fiscal documents from 1836 to 1840.
Selection of Georgia-related fiscal documents from 1836 to 1840.   
Three of the pieces were written at Augusta, Georgia, including two 1838-39 manuscript promissory notes. The other piece issued at Augusta is an interesting if brief letter from (Return) Jonathan Meigs, the U.S. agent to the Cherokees, dated December...
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$161.00
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1821 Massachusetts Militia appointment signed by Governor John Brooks.
1821 Massachusetts Militia appointment signed by Governor John Brooks.   
who led the Reading Minutemen at Concord in 1775. Part printed form, signed boldly at left with 3" autograph under raised 2" seal. 15 ¼" x 9 ¾". Many folds, some splits at extremities, issued to appoint Charles Scutt a Captain of a company in the 1st...
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$483.00
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Remarkable binder full of over 100 letters and documents relating to the service of Maryland troops
Remarkable binder full of over 100 letters and documents relating to the service of Maryland troops   
A fascinating collection, one that would be impossible to duplicate, beginning with General Order No. 1 of the Maryland Militia at Annapolis, dated May 20, 1846, reorganizing the state troops for war. Most of the letters relate to Tench Tilghman of t...
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$3,220.00
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1853 invoice for tent and poles from Fort McIntosh, Texas.
1853 invoice for tent and poles from Fort McIntosh, Texas.   
A very scarce document issued at this now-defunct Army base near Laredo, founded on the frontier in 1849. Blue lined paper, fully manuscript, 7 ¾" x 4 ¾". Signed by Lt. W.E. Lowes as Assistant Quartermaster, dated at Fort McIntosh on October 29, 1853...
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$299.00
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1856 Pay Order from the Cherokee Chief John Ross.
1856 Pay Order from the Cherokee Chief John Ross.   
Manuscript on dark blue-gray lined paper, payable for $5 "out of the Genl School Fund" and addressed to his son Lewis Ross Esq. as "National Treasurer" of the Cherokee Nation. 7 ¾" x 5", boldly signed with Ross's attractive and distinctive autograph ...
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Pair of 1863 campaign ballots from the state of Ohio.
Pair of 1863 campaign ballots from the state of Ohio.   
one for the Pro-Confederate Democrats under Clement L. Vallandigham during his Copperhead campaign for Governor from Canada, the other from the War Democrat who defeated him. An unusual opportunity to buy ballots from the two sides of the Civil War-e...
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$345.00
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1863 Augusta, Georgia Confederate Slave bill of sale.
1863 Augusta, Georgia Confederate Slave bill of sale.   
Dated Augusta, Georgia, September 14, 1863. 8 ½" x 3 ½". Part printed form, completed in manuscript, imprinted at Augusta. A receipt for $2000 received by Blodget and Roberts, trustees for "Mary E. Ellis and children" in exchange for "one negro slave...
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1864 Lincoln/Johnson Campaign Ballot for the Republican Party in California.
1864 Lincoln/Johnson Campaign Ballot for the Republican Party in California.   
A highly attractive handbill, linking Lincoln to the California Gold Rush and depicting the June 1864 naval battle of the U.S.S. Kearsarge and the C.S.S. Alabama. 7" x 3", printed in dark salmon on the front with a Union eagle and UNION TICKET above ...
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$345.00
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1864 Lincoln/Johnson Campaign Ballot for the Republican Party in Ohio.
1864 Lincoln/Johnson Campaign Ballot for the Republican Party in Ohio.   
Lovely two color blue and red with interesting graphics, CONSTITUTION on radiate shield above, handshake below, flags at sides. 5-5/8" x 2 ¾", white paper, plain back, contemporary ink notation at top. A handsome piece of Lincoln ephemera which, whil...
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$195.50
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1864 Lincoln/Johnson Campaign Ballot for the Republican Party in Miami/Vinton County, Ohio.
1864 Lincoln/Johnson Campaign Ballot for the Republican Party in Miami/Vinton County, Ohio.   
Another fascinating piece of Lincoln ephemera, with the printed title VINTON COUNTY OHIO UNION PRESIDENTIAL TICKET, but a contemporary hand has crossed out VINTON and written in "Miami" in pencil, along with two penciled signatures. 7" x 3", white pa...
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1864 Lincoln/Johnson Campaign Ballot for the Republican Party in Illinois.
1864 Lincoln/Johnson Campaign Ballot for the Republican Party in Illinois.   
An important connection to Lincoln's home state from his last campaign. 9" x 3", plain text with small eagle vignette at top. Lincoln and Johnson's name rank above the electors, state officers including Governor Richard J. Oglesby (and Lorenzo Whitte...
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$149.50
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1864 McClellan Campaign Ballot for Connecticut.
1864 McClellan Campaign Ballot for Connecticut.   
An unusual one candidate ballot, featuring McClellan's name and those of his six electors but no other Democratic Party contestants. 6 ¼" x 3", paper toned to off-white, three horizontal folds and some minor ink smudges at top that affect nothing. Pr...
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Substantial archive, 1863-1918, from Medal of Honor winner Major Walter P. Thorn.
Substantial archive, 1863-1918, from Medal of Honor winner Major Walter P. Thorn.   
awarded the nation's highest military honor as officer of the 116th Regiment, U.S. Colored Infantry in January 1865. Thorn, a New Yorker born in 1844, was awarded the Medal of Honor in November 1898 for "most distinguished gallantry in action at Dutc...
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$2,990.00
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1865 Albany, Georgia Confederate Stage Coach Pass.
1865 Albany, Georgia Confederate Stage Coach Pass.   
"Issued at Albany, GA, Jan. 14, 1865." 3 ½" x 2 ¾". Part printed form, completed in manuscript and overstamped with dark ink seal "CAPT. R.K. HINES A.Q.M." An interesting coupon/ticket issued by the Quartermaster's Department for one seat on the stag...
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