RR Auction: Fine Autograph & Artifact Auction

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Headquartered in Boston’s North End, RR Auction is a globally recognized and trusted source for rare documents, manuscripts, autographs, and historic artifacts. Since its inception in 1980, RR has achieved countless record-setting prices in over 425 successful sales, including Truman Capote’s hand-notated manuscript for Breakfast at Tiffany’s for over $300,000, President Kennedy’s 1963 convertible for $318,000, and a pair of Bonnie and Clyde’s guns for over $500,000. Internationally known and frequently featured in all media outlets—with appearances on NBC’s Today Show, CBS This Morning, Fox News, the New York Times Sunday Magazine, and the London Times—RR Auction prides itself on selling authentic material, thoroughly examined by in-house experts and third-party authenticators, to uphold the guarantee of authenticity. With a stunning full-color print catalog and a massive online presence, RR Auction continues to achieve record prices for clients around the world.
ALS - Autograph Letter Signed
ANS - Autograph Note Signed
AQS - Autograph Quotation Signed
AMQS - Autograph Musical Quotation Signed
DS - Document Signed
FDC - First Day Cover
Inscribed - “Personalized”
ISP - Inscribed Signed Photograph
LS - Letter Signed
SP - Signed Photograph
TLS - Typed Letter Signed
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George Washington1 - George Washington
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Partly printed document signed (“G:o Washington''), as president, 12 January 1792. 1 page, folio, on vellum; paper seal. Washington sig
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Estimate : 10,000.00 - 15,000.00
 
 
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George Washington2 - George Washington
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Extraordinary manuscript DS, signed “G:o Washingto ,” one page, 7.25 x 8.25, April 20, 1775. Draft for an ad to be published in the Virginia Gazette
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Estimate : 15,000.00 - 20,000.00
 
 
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George Washington3 - George Washington
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Magnificent manuscript DS, signed “G:o Washington,” one page, 8 x 3, August 1, 1785. Bold Patowmack Navigation Company financial document, in part: ...
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Estimate : 6,000.00 - 8,000.00
 
 
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George Washington4 - George Washington
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Striking engraved portrait of George Washington in a full-length pose, 15 x 22.5, circa 1800, titled “General Washington” at the bottom, with smaller
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Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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John Adams5 - John Adams
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Scarce twice-signed partly-printed DS, signed on the reverse, “J. Adams” and “Adams,” one page both sides, 8 x 6.5, November 21, 1768. Legal document
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Estimate : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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John Adams6 - John Adams
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Unsigned handwritten document, one page, 6 x 7.5, 1767. An itemized bill for work done by Benjamin Tirrillo on a boat belonging to William Price, penn
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Estimate : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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John Adams7 - John Adams
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Third person ADS, one page, 6.25 x 3.75, Braintree, Massachusetts, March 29, 1762. In full: “For value rec’d I promise to pay John Adams, or his order
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Estimate : 1,500.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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John Adams8 - John Adams
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Superb ink signature, “J. Adams,” on an off-white 2.25 x 1.25 clipped slip, apparently from a free frank as “Free” is penned above in another hand. In
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Estimate : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Thomas Jefferson9 - Thomas Jefferson
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ALS as president signed “Th: Jefferson,” one page, 7 x 8, August 26, 1808. Letter to Zebedee Cook on behalf of the Selectmen of Newburyport, Massachus
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Estimate : 6,000.00 - 8,000.00
 
 
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Thomas Jefferson10 - Thomas Jefferson
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Third-person ALS as president signed “Th: Jefferson,” one page, 8 x 5, October 29, 1803. In full: “Th: Jefferson presents his compliments to Mr. Picho
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Estimate : 10,000.00 - 12,000.00
 
 
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Thomas Jefferson11 - Thomas Jefferson
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LS signed as secretary of state, “Th: Jefferson,” one page, 8 x 9.75, June 25, 1790. Letter to Edward Telfair, in full: “I have the honor to send you
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Estimate : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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Thomas Jefferson and James Madison12 - Thomas Jefferson and James Madison
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Partly-printed vellum DS, signed “Th: Jefferson” as president and “James Madison” as secretary of state, one page, 15.5 x 8.5, October 1, 1806. Presid
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Estimate : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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Thomas Jefferson and James Madison13 - Thomas Jefferson and James Madison
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Partly-printed DS, signed “Th: Jefferson” as president and “James Madison” as secretary of state, one page, 20.5 x 16.25, no date but circa 1801–1809.
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Estimate : 3,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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James Madison14 - James Madison
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ALS, one page, 7.75 x 9.75, November 14, 1825. Letter to Dr. Thomas Sewall, who was a founding faculty member of the medical department at Columbian C
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Estimate : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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James Madison15 - James Madison
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ALS signed “J. Madison, Jr.,” one page, 7.25 x 7.5, no date but circa April 1788. Letter to Governor Edmund Randolph of Virginia. In full: “I find tha
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Estimate : 3,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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James Madison16 - James Madison
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Partly-printed DS as president, one page, 12.5 x 8.25, April 18, 1815. Land grant issued to Franz Germand for a quarter lot of land under “'An a...
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Estimate : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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James and Dolley Madison17 - James and Dolley Madison
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Unusual compilation of three items: a manuscript bank check made payable to James M. Cutts in the amount of $8.75, May 15, 1845, signed at the conclus
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Estimate : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Dolley Madison18 - Dolley Madison
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Scarce free franked mailing envelope, 5.25 x 2.75, addressed in Dolley Madison’s hand to “Mrs. L. H. Sigourney, Hartford, Connecticut,” and franked in
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Estimate : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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James Madison and James Monroe19 - James Madison and James Monroe
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Ink signatures, “James Madison” as president and “Jas. Monroe” as secretary of state on a vellum 6.5 x 2.75 slip clipped from a document. In very good
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Estimate : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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James Monroe20 - James Monroe
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ALS as president, one page both sides, 7.75 x 9.75, August 21, 1819. Letter to an unidentified recipient, in part: “The papers enclosed relate to Judg
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Estimate : 3,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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James Monroe21 - James Monroe
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War-dated DS, signed “Jas. Monroe,” one page, 7.75 x 9.75, November 7, 1812. Printed State Department circular headed, “To Captain John Evans, command
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Estimate : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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James Monroe22 - James Monroe
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ALS signed “Jas. Monroe,” one page, 7.25 x 6.5, August 13, 1800. Letter to Peter Carr, his neighbor and the nephew of Thomas Jefferson. In full: “I re
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Estimate : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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James Monroe23 - James Monroe
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Partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 12.75 x 8, July 13, 1819. President Monroe grants Ludwick Foust a tract of land “containing one hundr
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Estimate : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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John Quincy Adams24 - John Quincy Adams
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Unsigned handwritten manuscript, one page both sides, 4.75 x 5, no date. Adams pens detailed notes related to the Quincy family history, including a c
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Estimate : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Andrew Jackson25 - Andrew Jackson
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Partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 11.25 x 15, April 6, 1832. A patent issued to “Frederick Gray, A Citizen of the United States,
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Estimate : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Andrew Jackson26 - Andrew Jackson
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Interesting third-person ALS, signed within the text “the president,” one page, 4.75 x 8, January 29, 1832. Jackson writes to Amos Kendall, in full: “
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Estimate : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Andrew Jackson27 - Andrew Jackson
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Bank of the Metropolis check, 6.25 x 2.5, filled out and signed by Jackson as president, payable to A. J. Donelson for $100, October 19, 1835. In fine
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Estimate : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Andrew Jackson28 - Andrew Jackson
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Partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 13.75 x 8.75, January 4, 1830. President Jackson grants Peter Green a parcel of land “containing One
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Estimate : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Andrew Jackson29 - Andrew Jackson
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Ink signature, “Andrew Jackson,” on an off-white 3.75 x .75 slip affixed to a slightly larger card. In very good condition, with closely clipped corne
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Estimate : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Martin Van Buren30 - Martin Van Buren
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ALS signed “M. Van Buren,” four pages on two adjoining sheets, 8 x 10, August 11, 1834. Lengthy letter to former Congressman David Evans. In part: “I
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Estimate : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Martin Van Buren31 - Martin Van Buren
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ALS as vice president, signed “M. Van Buren,” four pages on two adjoining sheets, 7.75 x 9.75, March 9, 1833. Letter to Benjamin F. Butler, in part: “
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Estimate : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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William Henry Harrison32 - William Henry Harrison
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Manuscript DS, signed “W. H. Harrison, ADC,” one page, 6.5 x 3, January 31, 1795. Document issued at Greenville, headed, “Return for Whiskey for the B
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Estimate : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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William Henry Harrison33 - William Henry Harrison
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Miami Exporting Company bank check, 6 x 2.25, filled out and signed by Harrison, “Will’m Henry Harrison,” payable to William Dunn for $10, February 27
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Estimate : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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John Tyler34 - John Tyler
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ALS, one page both sides, 7.75 x 9.75, May 2, 1849. Letter to James McDowell, the former governor of Virginia, in part: “Presuming upon your well know
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Estimate : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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John Tyler35 - John Tyler
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Partly-printed vellum DS as president, signed “J. Tyler,” one page, 11 x 14.5, July 2, 1842. Scalloped-top ship’s pass issued for “the Barque Emma of
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Estimate : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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James K. Polk36 - James K. Polk
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War-dated partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 14.5 x 18, March 25, 1847. President Polk appoints Isaac Bowen as “First Lieutenant in the
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Estimate : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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James K. Polk37 - James K. Polk
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ANS in pencil as president, signed “J. K. P.,” one page, 8 x 9.75, April 29, 1845. Brief response written below an initial letter sent to him by Attor
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Estimate : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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James K. Polk and James Buchanan38 - James K. Polk and James Buchanan
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Manuscript DS, signed “James K. Polk” as president and “James Buchanan” as secretary of state, one page both sides, 9.5 x 14.5, July 1, 1846. A rare e
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Estimate : 3,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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James K. Polk39 - James K. Polk
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ADS as president, one page, 7.75 x 12.5, July 17, 1846. Highly unusual testimonial document for an optician featuring an autograph statement by Polk,
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Estimate : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Zachary Taylor40 - Zachary Taylor
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LS signed “Z. Taylor Lt. Col., 1st Regt. US Infy, Comdg,” one page, 8 x 10, November 18, 1827. Letter to the adjutant general of the US Army in Washin
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Estimate : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Millard Fillmore41 - Millard Fillmore
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ALS as vice president, one page, 4.75 x 7.25, April 26. Letter to President Zachary Taylor, in full: “After leaving you this morning I went directly t
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Estimate : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Millard Fillmore42 - Millard Fillmore
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ALS, one page, lightly-lined both sides, 5 x 8, August 21, 1868. Letter to Dr. T. A. Cheney, in full: “Your favor of the 14th came duly to hand &...
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Estimate : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Franklin Pierce43 - Franklin Pierce
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ALS signed “Frank. Pierce,” one page both sides,, lightly-lined, 7.75 x 9.75, September 30, 1851. Letter to New Hampshire congressman and US Commissio
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Estimate : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Franklin Pierce44 - Franklin Pierce
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ALS as president signed “Frank. Pierce,” one page both sides, 6.75 x 8.5, October 7, 1855. Letter to Rev. Henry A. Boardman in Philadelphia. In part:
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Estimate : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Franklin Pierce and Jefferson Davis45 - Franklin Pierce and Jefferson Davis
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Rare piece of correspondence between President Franklin Pierce and Secretary of War Jefferson Davis: an ALS signed “Jeff. Davis,” one page, 5 x 7.5, A
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Estimate : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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James Buchanan46 - James Buchanan
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ALS, four pages on two adjoining sheets, 5.25 x 8.25, December 22, 1855. Letter to Hon. Peter D. Vroom, written while serving as minister to the Unite
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Estimate : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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James Buchanan47 - James Buchanan
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ALS as president, one page, 4 x 6.25, April 16, 1858. Letter to Mrs. Ridgale, in part: “I have received your note & feel deeply for your salutat...
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Estimate : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Abraham Lincoln48 - Abraham Lincoln
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Document Signed, “Peters & Lincoln,” one page, 7.75 x 5, docketed on reverse by Lincoln (noting case title), and with a second docket in another...
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Estimate : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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Abraham Lincoln49 - Abraham Lincoln
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Partly printed check accomplished and signed (“A. Lincoln''), drawn on Riggs & Co., Washington, D.C., 18 February 1865. 1 page, oblong (...
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Estimate : 8,000.00 - 10,000.00
 
 
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Abraham Lincoln50 - Abraham Lincoln
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Manuscript DS as president, one page, 8.25 x 7, March 9, 1863. Order issued from the Executive Mansion. In full: “I authorize William T. Otto to perfo
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Estimate : 8,000.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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