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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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Revolutionary War–dated ALS signed “G:o Washington,” one page both sides, 7.25 x 10.5, June 5, 1782. Letter to General Benjamin Lincoln. In full: “Col
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Estimates : 75,000.00 - 100,000.00
 
 
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George Washington2 - George Washington
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Historically significant and extremely rare handwritten fragment from Washington’s first draft of his inaugural address on both sides of a 7 x .75 sli
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Estimates : 20,000.00 - 25,000.00
 
 
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George Washington3 - George Washington
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Revolutionary War–dated partly-printed DS, signed “G:o Washington,” one page, 8.5 x 13, June 7, 1783. Continental Army military discharge headed “By H
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Estimates : 10,000.00 - 15,000.00
 
 
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John Adams4 - John Adams
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Revolutionary War–dated third-person ANS to Edme Jacques Genet, signed within the text “Mr. Adams,” one page, 5.25 x 2.25, July 9, 1778. In full: “Mr.
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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John Adams5 - John Adams
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Partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 12 x 17, January 13, 1801. Exceptional ship’s pass, in part: “By the President of the United States o
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Estimates : 5,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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John Adams6 - John Adams
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Partial manuscript DS, signed “John Adams,” one page, 7 x 5, July 20, 1787. Conclusion of a document crisply signed at the conclusion by Adams at Gros
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Thomas Jefferson and James Madison7 - Thomas Jefferson and James Madison
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Choice partly-printed vellum DS, signed “Th: Jefferson” as president and “James Madison” as secretary of state, one page, 10.25 x 15.5, December 23, 1
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Estimates : 6,000.00 - 8,000.00
 
 
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Thomas Jefferson8 - Thomas Jefferson
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Historically significant ALS as president signed “Th: Jefferson,” one page, 7.25 x 9.5, August 6, 1808. Letter to Messrs. Kerr, Moore & Williams...
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Estimates : 45,000.00 - 50,000.00
 
 
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Thomas Jefferson and James Madison9 - Thomas Jefferson and James Madison
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Highly desirable partly-printed vellum DS, signed “Th: Jefferson” as president and “James Madison” as secretary of state, two pages, 11.75 x 14.5, Aug
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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James Madison10 - James Madison
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ALS as president, one page, 7.75 x 9.75, December 27, 1809. Letter to Reverend William Bentley regarding a testimonial for General John Stark. In part
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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James Madison11 - James Madison
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Partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 14.75 x 9, March 19, 1813. Land grant issued to Martin Keever Junior stating that “full payment has b
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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James Madison12 - James Madison
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Desirable full free frank, measuring 9.75 x 8 unfolded with a center panel of 5.25 x 3.25, addressed to “General Js. Breckinridge, Richmond,” and fran
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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James Madison13 - James Madison
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Ink signature, “James Madison,” on an off-white 3.25 x 1 slip. Framed with an engraving of the fourth president. In fine condition.
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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James Madison: Richard Cutts14 - James Madison: Richard Cutts
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United States Representative from Massachusetts (1771–1845) who was the brother-in-law of James Madison. ALS, one page, 8 x 7.5, August 8, 1815. Lette
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Dolley Madison15 - Dolley Madison
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Very scarce ALS signed “D. P. Madison,” one page, 7.75 x 9.75, June 22, 1840. Brief letter to Richard Smith at the Bank of the Metropolis, in full: “W
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Dolley Madison: Mary Cutts16 - Dolley Madison: Mary Cutts
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ALS signed “Mary,” four pages on two adjoining sheets, 8 x 10.5, Washington, August 29, 1849. Letter reporting the death of her aunt, Dolley Madison,
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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James Madison and James Monroe17 - James Madison and James Monroe
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Partly-printed scallop-top vellum DS, signed “James Madison” as president and “Jas. Monroe” as secretary of state, one page, 11 x 14.75, March 25, 181
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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James Madison and James Monroe18 - James Madison and James Monroe
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War–dated partly-printed DS, signed “James Madison” as president and “Jas. Monroe” as secretary of state, one page, 16 x 12.75, December 17, 1813. Dur
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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James Monroe19 - James Monroe
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ALS as president, one page, 8 x 10, June 22, 1822. Letter to the comptroller, in full: “On the report & opinion of the Attorney General, respect...
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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James Monroe20 - James Monroe
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LS signed “Jas. Monroe,” one page, 7.25 x 8.75, May 28, 1800. Letter to Governor John Jay of New York, written by Monroe while serving as governor of
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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James Monroe21 - James Monroe
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Partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 16 x 9.75, November 13, 1822. President Monroe grants Samuel Ream of Ohio a parcel of land “containin
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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James Monroe22 - James Monroe
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War-dated DS, signed “Jas. Monroe,” one page, 7.75 x 6.5, August 28, 1812. Printed circular headed “Additional Instruction to the public and private a
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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James Monroe: John Jacob Astor23 - James Monroe: John Jacob Astor
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Manuscript bank check, 7.75 x 3, filled out in another hand and signed by John Jacob Astor, payable to James Monroe for $3,400, April 21, 1815. In fin
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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James Monroe and John Quincy Adams24 - James Monroe and John Quincy Adams
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Partly-printed vellum DS, signed “James Monroe” as president and “John Quincy Adams” as secretary of state, one page, 11.5 x 15, April 16, 1823. Scall
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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John Quincy Adams25 - John Quincy Adams
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ALS signed “Your father, J. Q. Adams,” one page, 6.75 x 3, July 27, 1830. Letter to his son Charles Francis Adams, in full: “I enclose a Power to you
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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John Quincy Adams26 - John Quincy Adams
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Free franked mailing envelope, 4.5 x 3, addressed in Adams’s hand to “Richard Rush Esqr, York, Pennsylvania,” and franked in the upper right, “J. Q. A
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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John Quincy Adams and Millard Fillmore27 - John Quincy Adams and Millard Fillmore
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Softcover autograph book, 5 x 8, signed throughout by approximately 120 members of the 1840s US Congress, some signatures clipped and affixed, includi
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Andrew Jackson28 - Andrew Jackson
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Partly-printed vellum DS as president, two pages, 11 x 14, September 28, 1831. A patent issued to “Benjamin Myers, A Citizen of the United States
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 3,500.00
 
 
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Andrew Jackson and His Cabinet29 - Andrew Jackson and His Cabinet
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Ink signatures of Andrew Jackson, Martin Van Buren, Samuel D. Ingham, John H. Eaton, John Branch, Edward Livingston, William J. Duane, and Levi Woodbu
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Andrew Jackson30 - Andrew Jackson
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Third-person ALS as president, signed within the body as “The President of the United States” and “The President,” one page, 8 x 10, April 29, 1835. L
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Martin Van Buren31 - Martin Van Buren
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ALS signed “M. Van Buren,” one page both sides, 7.75 x 9.75, June 20, 1829. Letter to the secretary of war. In part: “Major Sproult of N. York is a ca
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Martin Van Buren32 - Martin Van Buren
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Full free frank, measuring 9.75 x 7.75 unfolded with a center panel of 5.5 x 3.5, addressed in Van Buren’s hand to “B. Bates Esqr, Post Office, N. Yor
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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William Henry Harrison33 - William Henry Harrison
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ANS signed “W. H. Harrison,” one page, 6 x 3.5, July 24, 1840. Brief note regarding a thirty-five dollar payment to “Dr. Thornton.” In very good condi
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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William Henry Harrison34 - William Henry Harrison
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ALS signed “W. H. Harrison,” one page both sides, 8 x 9.75, Cincinnati, February 15, 1824. Letter to John Scott, congressman from Missouri, in part:...
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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John Tyler35 - John Tyler
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Partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 11.5 x 17.75, June 1, 1843. Uncommon land office grant approved by Tyler, in part: “Whereas, Mary Wel
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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John Tyler36 - John Tyler
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ALS as president signed “J. Tyler,” one page, 8 x 9.75, October 20, 1841. Letter to Benjamin Ogle Tayloe, in full: “Your letter of this day as well as
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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John Tyler37 - John Tyler
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Partly-printed DS as president, one page, 15.5 x 9.5, July 2, 1844. President Tyler appoints Hezekiah W. Scovell as “Deputy Postmaster of Lockport, in
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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James K. Polk38 - James K. Polk
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Partly-printed DS as president, one page, 14.75 x 17, April 30, 1847. President Polk promotes Allen Lowd to “the rank of Major by Brevet…For gallant c
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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James K. Polk39 - James K. Polk
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ALS, one page, 7.75 x 9.75, February 16, 1839. Letter to James E. Root, in full: “In compliance with the request contained in your letter of the 9th I
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Zachary Taylor40 - Zachary Taylor
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Partly-printed vellum DS as president, signed “Z. Taylor,” one page, 14.5 x 13, January 14, 1850. President Taylor appoints Charles Noble of Michigan
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Zachary Taylor41 - Zachary Taylor
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LS signed “Z. Taylor,” one page, 8.75 x 10.75, August 26, 1848. Letter to Mr. E. W. Lincoln, marked “private,” at the top. In full: “I have the honor
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Millard Fillmore42 - Millard Fillmore
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ALS as vice president, one page, 8 x 10, April 6, 1850. Letter regarding the attorney general of New York. In full: “I have your letter of the 4th ins
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Millard Fillmore43 - Millard Fillmore
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ALS, one page, 4.75 x 7.5, June 2, 1858. Letter to Indiana congressman O. H. Smith, in part: “My wife has the misfortune to hold two bonds given by Ho
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Franklin Pierce44 - Franklin Pierce
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ALS as president, one page, 7.5 x 8, October 31, 1856. In full: “I have just received your note of the 27th inst. and regret my inability to comply wi
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Franklin Pierce45 - Franklin Pierce
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Attractive manuscript DS as president, one page both sides, 11 x 16.5, July 5, 1854. President Pierce appoints James A. Peden as the “Minister Residen
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Franklin Pierce46 - Franklin Pierce
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ALS, one page both sides, 5 x 8, October 24, 1862. Letter to F. N. Blood of New Hampshire concerning a real estate transaction. In part: “I met Colo.
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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James Buchanan47 - James Buchanan
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ALS, one page, 4.25 x 3.75, November 21, 1861. Letter to W. A. J. Handran, in full: “In compliance with your request I send you my autograph.” Matted
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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James Buchanan48 - James Buchanan
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Partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 15 x 18, April 3, 1858. President Buchanan appoints John Grimes Walker as “a Lieutenant in the Navy,
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Abraham Lincoln49 - Abraham Lincoln
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LS as president signed “A. Lincoln,” two pages, 5 x 8, Executive Mansion letterhead, May 29, 1862. Letter to Reverend Carlton Chase, with the body wri
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Estimates : 25,000.00 - 30,000.00
 
 
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Abraham Lincoln50 - Abraham Lincoln
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Rare partly-printed DS as president, signed in full, “Abraham Lincoln,” one page, 21.5 x 16.5, August 26, 1861. Four-language ship’s papers issued to
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Estimates : 10,000.00 - 15,000.00
 
 
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