RR Auction: Fine Autographs and Artifacts Featuring The Founding Fathers

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Beginning with a selection of fantastic early American history—the Founding Fathers and Revolutionary War—RR Auction’s July Fine Autograph and Artifact sale boasts over 1,000 lots. Top items include a 1776 autograph letter by General George Washington, a document from rare Declaration signer George Taylor, a book from the personal library of Thomas Jefferson, and a manuscript by John Jay, tracking claims by New York’s Loyalists. An additional special highlight of the auction is an exceedingly rare autograph letter by Protestant Reformer Martin Luther, dated 1543. Other lots of significance are letters by Albert Einstein, Martin Luther King, Jr., Horatio Nelson, Lord Byron, and Barack Obama. RR Auction is a globally recognized and trusted auction house specializing in historical autographs and artifacts. Join us as we make history selling history in July 2018.
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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Elias Boudinot51 - Elias Boudinot
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American lawyer and statesman (1740-1821) who served as President of the Continental Congress from 1782 to 1783 and later became a US Representative f
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Elias Boudinot52 - Elias Boudinot
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American lawyer and statesman (1740–1821) who served as President of the Continental Congress from 1782 to 1783, and later became a US Representative
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Elias Boudinot and Benjamin Lincoln53 - Elias Boudinot and Benjamin Lincoln
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Revolutionary War–dated partly-printed vellum DS, one page, 11.5 x 6.5, May 14, 1782. Appointment for Andrew Peters to be "a Lieutenant Colonel...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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John Burgoyne54 - John Burgoyne
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British army officer, politician, and dramatist (1722-1792) best known for his role in the American Revolution, where he surrendered his army of 5,000
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Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,500.00
 
 
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John Burgoyne55 - John Burgoyne
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Important handwritten address leaf, measuring 8.75 x 7.25 unfolded with a center panel of 4.75 x 3.25, addressed in Burgoyne's hand, "To Hi...
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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John Burgoyne56 - John Burgoyne
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British army officer, politician, and dramatist (1722–1792) best known for his role in the American Revolution, where he surrendered his army of 5,000
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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[George Rogers Clark]57 - [George Rogers Clark]
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Revolutionary War–dated partly-printed document, signed “S: Carr D.R.L.O.,” one page, 8.25 x 6.5, January 29, 1780. Virginia Land Office warrant no. 2
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Edmund Burke58 - Edmund Burke
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Statesman, author, orator, political theorist, and philosopher (1729–1797) who, after relocating to England, served for many years in the House of Com
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Alured Clarke59 - Alured Clarke
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British field marshal (1744–1832) who took charge of all British troops in Georgia in May 1780 and was then deployed to Philadelphia to supervise the
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Henry Clinton60 - Henry Clinton
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British general (1730–1795) who served as Commander-in-Chief in North America from 1778 to 1782. Revolutionary War–dated partly-printed DS, signed “H.
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Estimates : 1,200.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Henry Clinton61 - Henry Clinton
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British army officer and politician (1730-1795) who is best known for his service as a general during the Revolutionary War, during most of which he w
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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James Clinton62 - James Clinton
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American Revolutionary War officer (1736–1812) who, with John Sullivan, led the Sullivan Expedition. Extremely rare Revolutionary War-dated ALS, one p
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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William Colfax63 - William Colfax
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Revolutionary war figure (1756–1838) who served as captain of George Washington's Life Guard. ADS, signed “William Colfax,” one page, 8.25 x 13....
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Benjamin Coffin64 - Benjamin Coffin
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Revolutionary War–dated manuscript document, one page, 6.25 x 7.75, May 14, 1779. Memorandum of vessel and goods lost by Benjamin Coffin, apparently i
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Colonial Notes for 13 Colonies65 - Colonial Notes for 13 Colonies
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Currency notes from the 13 original colonies, each measuring approximately 4 x 2.75. Notes range in denomination from two shillings to forty shillings
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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Continental Congress66 - Continental Congress
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Group of eight items signed by delegates to the Continental Congress, dated from 1768 to 1804, including: William Irvine (check), Nathaniel Peabody (A
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Charles Cornwallis67 - Charles Cornwallis
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English general (1738–1805) who fought against Washington during the American Revolution and was finally defeated at Yorktown. The crushing defeat aro
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Charles Cornwallis68 - Charles Cornwallis
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LS signed “Cornwallis,” four pages on two adjoining sheets, 8 x 12.75, November 1, 1800. Letter to the "Lords of the Treasury," written fr...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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François Joseph Paul de Grasse70 - François Joseph Paul de Grasse
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French Admiral (1732-1788) who commanded the French fleet at the Battle of Chesapeake, blocking the escape route of Cornwallis which subsequently led
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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John Philip de Haas71 - John Philip de Haas
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American soldier (1735-1786) who fought in the French and Indian War and led the 2nd Pennsylvania Continental Regiment during the Revolution. Manuscri
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Louis Marc Antoine de Noailles72 - Louis Marc Antoine de Noailles
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French officer in the American Revolution (1756–1804) who served under Lafayette and received the British surrender at Yorktown. ALS signed “Louis de
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Silas Deane73 - Silas Deane
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American merchant, politician and diplomat (1737–1789) who served as a delegate in the Continental Congress and as the first foreign diplomat from the
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Silas Deane74 - Silas Deane
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American merchant, politician, and diplomat (1737–1789) who served as a delegate on the Continental Congress from Connecticut, and was a signer of the
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Henry Dearborn75 - Henry Dearborn
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General during the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812 (1751-1829) who served as secretary of war under Thomas Jefferson. ALS signed “H. Dearborn,”
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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John Dickinson76 - John Dickinson
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Lawyer and signer of the Constitution from Delaware (1732–1808) who also served as an officer during the Revolutionary War, governor of Delaware, and
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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John Dent77 - John Dent
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Two third-person Revolutionary War–dated ADSs by John Dent: one dated April 20, 1776, signed at the conclusion by William Thomas, in part: "Rec...
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Estimates : 1,200.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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John Dickinson78 - John Dickinson
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Lawyer and signer of the Constitution from Delaware (1732–1808) who also served as an officer during the Revolutionary War, governor of Delaware, and
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Philemon Dickinson79 - Philemon Dickinson
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American lawyer, politician, and brigadier general of the New Jersey militia (1739–1809), who was one of the most effective militia officers of the Am
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Philemon Dickinson80 - Philemon Dickinson
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American lawyer and politician from New Jersey (1739–1809) who, as a brigadier general of the New Jersey militia, was one of the most effective militi
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Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Louis Lebegue Duportail81 - Louis Lebegue Duportail
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French military leader (1743–1802) who served as the chief engineer in the Continental Army during the American Revolution, and as the French Minister
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Estimates : 1,200.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Isaac Doolittle82 - Isaac Doolittle
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American clockmaker, printer, and supplier of gunpowder to the Continental Army (1722-1800). Revolutionary War-dated partly-printed DS, signed "...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Samuel Elbert83 - Samuel Elbert
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American merchant, soldier, and politician (1740–1788) from Savannah, Georgia, who commanded the victorious patriot forces in a naval battle near St.
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Oliver Ellsworth84 - Oliver Ellsworth
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Third chief justice of the United States (1745–1807) and delegate to the Constitutional Congress who later submitted the amendments which became the B
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Oliver Ellsworth85 - Oliver Ellsworth
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Third chief justice of the United States (1745–1807) and delegate to the Constitutional Congress who later submitted the amendments which became the B
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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William Few86 - William Few
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American politician and a founding father of the United States (1748–1828), who represented the state of Georgia at the Constitutional Convention. Rar
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Fincastle Resolutions: Walter Crockett87 - Fincastle Resolutions: Walter Crockett
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ADS, signed “Walter Crockett,” one page, 7.5 x 1.75, February 1, 1775. Receipt for a wolf-killing bounty, in full: "Fincastle. This day Samuel ...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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French Navy88 - French Navy
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Manuscript DS, in French, one page, 9.5 x 14.25, late 1778, early 1779. Untranslated document regarding a "Consommation du elle Armurier [Consu...
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Georgia $30 Continental Note89 - Georgia $30 Continental Note
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Desirable $30 Georgia Continental note, no. 5178, May 4, 1778, signed by Thomas Netherclift, William Few (signer of the US Constitution), William O&...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Jean-Baptiste Gouvion90 - Jean-Baptiste Gouvion
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French general (1747-1792) who participated in the American and French Revolutionary Wars before being killed by a cannon while serving under Lafayett
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Estimates : 1,200.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Calvin Green91 - Calvin Green
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Four Revolutionary War–dated documents, each one page, related to Calvin Green, a soldier in the first troop of Col. Elisha Sheldon's famous Lig...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Nathanael Greene92 - Nathanael Greene
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Revolutionary War–dated ALS signed “Nath. Greene,” one page both sides, 8.25 x 13.5, July 7, 1779. Letter to Colonel Hayne, written from New Windsor.
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Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,500.00
 
 
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William Hamilton93 - William Hamilton
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ALS signed “Wm. Hamilton,” three pages on two adjoining sheets, 7 x 8.75, November 5, [1777]. Letter about Col. Richmond Webb, the First Lieutenant of
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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William Heath94 - William Heath
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Distinguished major general in the Continental Army (1737–1814) who organized and trained the undisciplined forces at Cambridge before the Battle of B
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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John Hanson95 - John Hanson
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Excellent bold ink signature, "John Hanson Presid't,” on an off-white 5 x 7.5 sheet clipped from a larger document, bearing an embossed &qu...
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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Charles Hector, comte d'Estaing96 - Charles Hector, comte d'Estaing
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French general and admiral (1729–1794) who led a fleet to aid the American rebels in 1778; though he sympathized with the people during the later Fren
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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William Heath97 - William Heath
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Manuscript DS, signed “W. Heath M.G.,” one page, 7.25 x 10.75, April 27, 1778. Pay order issued to Ebenezer Hancock, in part: "Pay Captain Benj...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Patrick Henry98 - Patrick Henry
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Partly-printed DS, signed “P. Henry,” one page, 5.5 x 3.5, February 5, 1785. Document certifying eligibility for a land bounty to a veteran of the Rev
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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HMS Jersey99 - HMS Jersey
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LS from "Captain David Laird, Commanding His Majesty's Ship The Jersey," one page, 7.75 x 12.5, November 2, 1779. Letter to Thomas Tho...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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David Holbrook100 - David Holbrook
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Revolutionary War soldier whose record of service began in the Continental Army with the 1st Wrentham Company; he was at West Point as part of Col. Sh
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Estimates : 1,200.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Richard Howe101 - Richard Howe
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British naval officer (1726–1799) best known for his service in the American Revolution, during which he acted as a naval commander and a peace commis
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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