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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Robert Howe102 - Robert Howe
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Major general in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War (1732–1786). LS, one page, 6.5 x 7.75, August 11, 1779. Letter written from his hea
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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William Howe103 - William Howe
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British general (1729–1814) who, despite defeating George Washington in a number of battles, could not force a surrender and returned to England in 17
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Isaac Huger104 - Isaac Huger
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South Carolina planter and Continental Army general (1743–1797) during the American Revolutionary War. Partly-printed DS, signed “Is. Huger,” one page
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Jared Ingersoll105 - Jared Ingersoll
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Signer of the US Constitution from Pennsylvania (1749-1822) who also ran unsuccessfully as the Federalist vice-presidential candidate in the 1812 elec
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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James Irvine106 - James Irvine
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Officer of the Continental Army during the American Revolution who later served as vice president of Pennsylvania (1735–1819). Partly-printed DS, sign
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William Irvine107 - William Irvine
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Irish-American physician, soldier, and statesman (1741–1804) who served as a brigadier general in the Continental Army and represented Pennsylvania in
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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John Jay108 - John Jay
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Handwritten manuscript by John Jay, unsigned, 11 pages, 8.25 x 13, no date. Jay compiles a "List of Claims" made by Loyalists in New York ...
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Estimates : 7,500.00 - 8,500.00
 
 
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John Paul Jones109 - John Paul Jones
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Important American naval commander (1747–1792) during the Revolutionary War, who earned acclaim for his raids against the British while aboard the Bon
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Estimates : 10,000.00 - 12,000.00
 
 
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King George III110 - King George III
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Very rare early printing of King George III's first response to the Declaration of Independence, "His Majesty’s Most Gracious Speech to Bot...
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Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,500.00
 
 
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King George III111 - King George III
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Revolutionary War–dated handwritten letter by King George III, unsigned, one page both sides, 7.25 x 9.5, December 11, 1779. Letter to Lord Thurlow, i
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King George III112 - King George III
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Title page from the first printing of King George III's speech declaring war on the American colonies, "His Majesty’s Most Gracious Speech ...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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King Philip’s War: John Sharpe113 - King Philip’s War: John Sharpe
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Excessively rare firsthand primary account of King Philip's War by one of its participants: an ALS signed "John Sharpe," one page, 7.5...
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Estimates : 25,000.00 - 30,000.00
 
 
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Francis Kinloch114 - Francis Kinloch
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Lawyer and rice planter (1755–1826) from South Carolina, who served as a delegate to the Continental Congress in 1780–1781. ALS signed “F: Kinloch,” o
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Marquis de Lafayette115 - Marquis de Lafayette
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LS in French, signed “Lafayette,” one page, 7.75 x 12, January 24, 1792. Letter to the "Administrators of the Department of the Meurthe," ...
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Henry Laurens116 - Henry Laurens
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Important South Carolina statesman (1724–1792) who served as president of the Continental Congress. Revolutionary War–era partly-printed DS, one page,
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John Lansing, Jr117 - John Lansing, Jr
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Prominent American lawyer and politician (1754–1829) who served as a longtime member and speaker of the New York State Assembly and the Confederation
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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John Lawrence118 - John Lawrence
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Treasurer of the Colony and State of Connecticut (1719–1802) and the commissioner of loans for the United States during the American Revolution. Manus
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Charles Lee119 - Charles Lee
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British soldier turned Virginia planter (1732–1782) and Continental Army officer in the Revolutionary War. Lee is most notorious for his actions durin
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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Henry Lee120 - Henry Lee
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Revolutionary War hero (1756–1818), father of Robert E. Lee, who captured British posts in New York and in the South and who later served in the Conti
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Henry Lee121 - Henry Lee
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Revolutionary War hero (1756–1818) who captured British posts in New York and in the South; he was also the father of Robert E. Lee. Partly-printed ve
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Benjamin Lincoln122 - Benjamin Lincoln
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Major general in the Continental Army (1733–1810) during the Revolutionary War, known as the officer who formally accepted the British surrender at Yo
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John Livingston123 - John Livingston
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Brother (1750–1822) of Robert R. Livingston, chancellor of New York. ALS signed “John R. Livingston,” one page, 7.25 x 11.75, June 6, 1785. Letter to
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Robert R. Livingston124 - Robert R. Livingston
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Lawyer, politician, and diplomat from New York (1746–1813) known as 'The Chancellor,' who was one of the five original drafters of the Decla...
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William Livingston125 - William Livingston
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Signer of the US Constitution from New Jersey (1723-1790) who also served as governor of that state. Manuscript DS, signed “Wil: Livingston, Pres...
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John Marshall126 - John Marshall
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Influential American statesman and jurist (1755-1835) who served as the fourth Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Superb ALS signed “J. Marshall,” on
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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Archibald Lochry127 - Archibald Lochry
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American military officer (1733–1781) whose command ended in disaster when he and nearly every member of his force were killed or captured by Mohawk f
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Massachusetts Constitution128 - Massachusetts Constitution
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Revolutionary War–dated official broadside notice of the ratification of the Massachusetts State Constitution, one page, 10 x 15.5, June 16, 1780. Hea
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Estimates : 8,000.00 - 10,000.00
 
 
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Massachusetts Militia129 - Massachusetts Militia
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Revolutionary War–dated partly-printed DS, one page, 16 x 13, June 1, 1776. The Council of the Massachusetts-Bay appoints Aaron Fenny as "first...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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John Mathews130 - John Mathews
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Lawyer (1744–1802) from Charleston, South Carolina, who served in the Continental Congress from 1778 to 1781, where he endorsed the Articles of Confed
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Thomas Mifflin131 - Thomas Mifflin
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Signer of the US Constitution from Pennsylvania (1744-1800) and first governor of that state. Partly-printed vellum DS, signed “Tho. Mifflin,” one pag
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Lachlan McIntosh132 - Lachlan McIntosh
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General in the Continental Army (1725–1806) who served throughout Georgia, North Carolina, and at Fort Pitt, but is best remembered for killing Declar
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Minuteman: William Winchester133 - Minuteman: William Winchester
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Manuscript DS signed by William Winchester, a minuteman from Southborough, Massachusetts, one page, 7.5 x 12, February 21, 1763. Legal document from W
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Daniel Morgan134 - Daniel Morgan
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American pioneer, soldier, and congressman from Virginia (1736-1802) who is considered one of the most gifted battlefield tacticians of the Revolution
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Estimates : 1,200.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Gouverneur Morris135 - Gouverneur Morris
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American statesman (1752–1816) and signer of the Constitution from Pennsylvania who authored several sections of that document, including the well-kno
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Jonathan Moulton136 - Jonathan Moulton
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Important New Hampshire land speculator and militiaman (1726–1787) who served during King George's War, the French and Indian War, and the Ameri...
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Newgate Prison137 - Newgate Prison
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Revolutionary War–dated manuscript DS, signed “George Wyllys,” one page, 6.25 x 7.75, May 11, 1775. In part: "At a General Assembly…at Hartford...
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Frederick, Lord North138 - Frederick, Lord North
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Prime minister of Great Britain from 1770 to 1782, who led the nation through most of the American Revolution (1732–1792). Manuscript DS, signed “Nort
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Olive Branch Petition139 - Olive Branch Petition
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Group of four items signed by signers of the Olive Branch Petition, adopted by the Second Continental Congress in 1775 in an attempt to avoid war with
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Robert Treat Paine140 - Robert Treat Paine
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ADS, signed “R. T. Paine,” one page, 6.5 x 8.25, March 1782. As the first Massachusetts attorney general, Paine prosecutes his close friend Samuel Pra
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Edward Pellew, 1st Viscount Exmouth141 - Edward Pellew, 1st Viscount Exmouth
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Britsh naval officer (1757–1833) who fought during the American Revolution, the French Revolutionary Wars, and the Napoleonic Wars. Large free franked
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Pennsylvania Colony142 - Pennsylvania Colony
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Partly-printed DS, one page both sides, 8.25 x 12.75, December 27, 1767. Land deed in which John Cowen, "for and in Consideration of the Sum of...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Timothy Pickering143 - Timothy Pickering
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Important ALS as Secretary of State, one page both sides, 8 x 10, August 30, 1798. Letter to Rufus King, minister plenipotentiary to England, concerni
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Hugh Percy, 2nd Duke of Northumberland144 - Hugh Percy, 2nd Duke of Northumberland
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British Army officer (1742–1817) who fought at the Battles of Lexington and Concord and the Battle of Long Island during the Revolutionary War; he res
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Timothy Pickering145 - Timothy Pickering
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Postmaster general, secretary of war, and secretary of state under Washington (1745–1829). Third-person ADS, one page, 7.75 x 6, March 6, 1783. Picker
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Timothy Pickering146 - Timothy Pickering
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Postmaster general, secretary of war, and secretary of state under Washington (1745–1829). ALS, one page, 8 x 10, August 31, 1798. Letter to Samuel Ho
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Edmund Randolph147 - Edmund Randolph
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LS signed “I have the honor to be dear sir with great and sincere respect and esteem yr. mo. ob. serv., Edm: Randolph,” four pages on two adjoining sh
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Charles C. Pinckney148 - Charles C. Pinckney
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Signer of the US Constitution from South Carolina and a South Carolina governor, senator, and representative (1746-1825). ALS, signed "Charles ...
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Paul Revere: Edward Proctor149 - Paul Revere: Edward Proctor
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Well-known American patriot, merchant, and military officer from Boston (1733–1811) who commanded the boarding party, which included Paul Revere, that
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Peyton Randolph150 - Peyton Randolph
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Virginia politician, planter, and the first president of the Continental Congress (1721-1775). DS, one page, 7.25 x 3, June 7, 1770. In full: "...
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Peyton Randolph151 - Peyton Randolph
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Virginia jurist who served as the first president of the Continental Congress (1721–1775). Partly-printed DS, one page, 6.25 x 2.75, April 1, 1773. Fi
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