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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.
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George Washington1 - George Washington
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Rare Bank of Alexandria check, 6.75 x 2.25, filled out and signed by Washington, “G:o Washington,” payable to Abraham Herner for $25, October 6, 1797.
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Estimates : 40,000.00 - 45,000.00
 
 
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George Washington2 - George Washington
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Manuscript DS as president, signed “G:o Washington,” one page, 10.75 x 9.75, September 26, 1789. President Washington appoints Nathaniel Ramsey of Mar
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Estimates : 10,000.00 - 15,000.00
 
 
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George Washington3 - George Washington
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Manuscript DS, signed “G:o Washington,” three pages on two adjoining sheets, 8 x 13, September 26, 1785. Payroll document headed, “List of Labourors E
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Estimates : 20,000.00 - 30,000.00
 
 
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John Adams5 - John Adams
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Revolutionary War–dated ALS, one page both sides, 7 x 8.75, [July 17, 1778 per Adams’s papers]. Letter to Edme-Jacques Genet. In part: “Both these pap
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Estimates : 8,000.00 - 10,000.00
 
 
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John Adams6 - John Adams
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Revolutionary War–dated ALS, one page both sides, 7.25 x 9.25, February 13, 1779. Letter to Richard Henry Lee, written while in Paris as commissioner
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Estimates : 30,000.00 - 35,000.00
 
 
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John Adams7 - John Adams
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Full free frank, measuring 9.75 x 7.75 unfolded with a 5 x 3.25 center panel, addressed in another hand to “Capt Partridge at the Military Academy, We
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Thomas Jefferson8 - Thomas Jefferson
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Bold franking signature, “Free, Th: Jefferson,” on an off-white 2.25 x 1 slip clipped from a free frank panel. In fine condition. A supremely attracti
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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Thomas Jefferson9 - Thomas Jefferson
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Office of Discount & Deposit check, 6 x 2.25, filled out and signed by Jefferson as president, “Th: Jefferson,” payable to Doctor Charles Worthi...
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Estimates : 10,000.00 - 15,000.00
 
 
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Thomas Jefferson and James Madison10 - 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, 11.75 x 9.25, March 13, 1802. Land
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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Thomas Jefferson and James Madison11 - 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, November 26, 1806. Four-lang
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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James Madison12 - James Madison
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Partly-printed DS as president, one page, 20 x 16, December 12, 1809. Four-language ship’s papers issued to “Nathaniel M. Perley master or commander o
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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James Madison13 - James Madison
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Partly-printed vellum DS, one page, 12 x 15, April 17, 1816. President Madison grants “Walter Dun…a certain Tract of Land containing Two hundred and t
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Dolley Madison14 - Dolley Madison
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Ink signature, “Mrs. Madison,” on an off-white 3.5 x 2 card, likely intended for use as a personal calling card. In very good to fine condition, with
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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James Madison and James Monroe15 - James Madison and James Monroe
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Partly-printed vellum DS, signed “James Madison” as president and “Jas. Monroe” as secretary of state, one page, 14.5 x 9.25, September 25, 1811. Pres
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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James Madison and James Monroe16 - James Madison and James Monroe
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Desirable partly-printed DS, signed “James Madison” as president and “Jas. Monroe” as secretary of state, one page, 16 x 10.25, no date but circa 1812
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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James Monroe17 - James Monroe
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Partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 14.5 x 8.25, December 13, 1819. President Monroe grants John Warren a parcel of land in Washington, M
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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John Quincy Adams18 - John Quincy Adams
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LS, one page, 8 x 9.75, March 26, 1819. Letter to Robert Lemmon, the Marshal for the district of Illinois, in full: “I have the honor to inform you th
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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John Quincy Adams19 - John Quincy Adams
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Partly-printed vellum DS as president, signed “J. Q. Adams,” one page, 14.25 x 9.25, June 13, 1826. President Adams grants James Ralston of Kentucky a
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Louisa Catherine Adams20 - Louisa Catherine Adams
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British–born wife of John Quincy Adams who is the only first lady to have been born outside of the United States (1775–1852). Scarce free franked mail
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Andrew Jackson21 - Andrew Jackson
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Partly-printed vellum DS as president, three pages two sheets, 11.5 x 15, April 3, 1835. A patent issued to “Elisha Holton, a citizen of the State of
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Andrew Jackson22 - Andrew Jackson
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Rare partly-printed DS, one page, 8.25 x 5.5, July 17, 1793. Legal document, in part: “Know all men by these presents that we John Montgomery & ...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Andrew Jackson23 - Andrew Jackson
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Uncommon full free frank as president, measuring 10 x 8 unfolded with a center panel of 5.25 x 3.25, boldly addressed by Jackson to “William J. Leiper
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Andrew Jackson24 - Andrew Jackson
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Partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 15.75 x 9.75, January 5, 1831. Land grant certifying a payment made by Israel Goble for “the sale of
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Martin Van Buren25 - Martin Van Buren
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Partly-printed DS as president, signed “M. Van Buren,” one page, 8 x 9.75, November 4, 1839. President Van Buren directs the “Acting Secretary of Stat
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Estimates : 6,700.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Martin Van Buren26 - Martin Van Buren
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Uncommon partly-printed vellum DS as president, signed “M. Van Buren,” one page, 11.5 x 14.75, May 12, 1840. Scallop-topped ship’s pass issued for “th
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Martin Van Buren27 - Martin Van Buren
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ALS signed “M. Van Buren,” one page, 7.75 x 9.75, May 5, 1829. Letter to General Samuel Smith, in part: “I enclose you Mr. Brown’s letter with my than
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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William Henry Harrison28 - William Henry Harrison
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Letter signed “Robert,” one page, 8 x 12.5, June 14, 1840. Letter about meeting Harrison during his presidential campaign. In part: “We had a splendid
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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John Tyler29 - John Tyler
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Partly-printed DS as president, signed “J. Tyler,” one page, 8 x 10, November 23, 1842. President Tyler directs the Secretary of State to “affix the S
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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John Tyler30 - John Tyler
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Partly-printed DS as president, signed “J. Tyler,” one page, 21.5 x 16.25, no date but circa 1844–1845. Unissued four-language ship’s paper, left blan
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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John Tyler31 - John Tyler
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Ink signature, “John Tyler,” on an off-white 4.5 x 1.25 vellum slip clipped from a document. In fine condition. Accompanied by an engraved portrait of
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Millard Fillmore32 - Millard Fillmore
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ALS, one page, 7.75 x 8.5, January 28, 1840. In full: “Will you do me the favor to send me immediately the names of 10–15 or 20 of such persons in you
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Millard Fillmore33 - Millard Fillmore
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ALS as president, one page, 8 x 10, April 6, 1850. Letter regarding the attorney general of New York. In full: “I have letter of the 4th inst.—The nam
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Millard Fillmore34 - Millard Fillmore
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ALS as vice president, one page both sides, 7.25 x 8.75, August 10, 1849. Letter to General J. D. Ledyard, in part: “I have yours of the 8th. inst. I
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Millard Fillmore35 - Millard Fillmore
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Partly-printed DS as president, one page, 8 x 8.25, August 9, 1850. President Fillmore authorizes and directs the secretary of state to “affix the Sea
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Franklin Pierce36 - Franklin Pierce
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ALS as president signed “Fr. Pierce,” one page both sides, 5.75 x 7, December 7, 1854. Letter to N. H. Osgood in New York. In part: “The Spanish Minis
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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Franklin Pierce37 - Franklin Pierce
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Partly-printed DS as president, one page, 8 x 10, November 21, 1854. President Pierce directs the secretary of state to “affix the Seal of the United
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Franklin Pierce38 - Franklin Pierce
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Partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 14.75 x 17.75, July 24, 1856. President Pierce appoints John Pope as “a Captain in the Navy.” Crisply
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Franklin Pierce39 - Franklin Pierce
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ALS signed “Fr. Pierce,” one page, lightly-lined, 8 x 10, July 15, 1841. Letter to H. H. Carroll, in full: “I thank you for your letter written at Bos
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Jane Pierce40 - Jane Pierce
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ALS as first lady, signed “J. M. Pierce,” four pages on two adjoining sheets, 4.25 x 7.25, November 10, 1853. Letter to her niece Anne. In part: “I kn
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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James Buchanan41 - James Buchanan
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Civil War–dated ALS, three pages on two adjoining sheets, 6.25 x 8, January 1, 1863. Letter to Supreme Court Justice John Catron. In part: “Where &a...
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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James Buchanan42 - James Buchanan
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LS as secretary of state, one page, 8 x 13.25, January 13, 1847. Letter to Seth Sweetser, in part: “Your despatches dated 29th Sept…30th Sept—23rd Oct
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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James Buchanan43 - James Buchanan
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ALS, one page both sides, 6.25 x 8, July 25, 1867. Letter to Laura Pleasonton, daughter of Buchanan’s deceased friend Stephen Pleasonton, in full: “I
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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James Buchanan44 - James Buchanan
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Partial partly-printed DS as president, one page, 15 x 4.75, March 7, 1859. Concluding portion of a letters patent signed by President Buchanan and co
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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James Buchanan45 - James Buchanan
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Partly-printed DS as president, one page, 8 x 10, March 21, 1857. President Buchanan directs “the Secretary of State to affix the Seal of the United S
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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James Buchanan46 - James Buchanan
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Partly-printed DS, one page, 11 x 17, no date but circa 1846. Official passport issued to Mary Wiley, providing instructions to “permit safely and fre
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Abraham Lincoln47 - Abraham Lincoln
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Civil War–dated handwritten endorsement as president, “And I endorse Gov. Tod, A. Lincoln, Feb. 22, 1865,” one page, 5 x 3.75, penned beneath a manusc
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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Abraham Lincoln48 - Abraham Lincoln
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ADS, signed “Lincoln,” one page, 7 x 5.5, no date. A handwritten legal brief summarizing the dismissal of a case brought by Beverly Allen against thre
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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Abraham Lincoln49 - Abraham Lincoln
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Partly-printed DS as president, one page, 8 x 10.5, February 8, 1864. President Lincoln directs “the Secretary of State to affix the Seal of the Unite
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Estimates : 6,000.00 - 8,000.00
 
 
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Abraham Lincoln50 - Abraham Lincoln
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Brief LS, boldly signed “A. Lincoln,” one page, 5.25 x 2.75, August 2, 1860. A short letter sent from his hometown of of Springfield, Illinois. In ful
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Abraham Lincoln51 - Abraham Lincoln
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Leatherbound ledger belonging to the half great-granduncle of the president, also named Abraham Lincoln, 88 pages, 8.5 x 15, labeled on the front cove
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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