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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American Revolution41 - American Revolution
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Two items: an ink signature of J. E. Howard on an off-white 2.25 x .75 slip affixed to an engraving of Howard bearing a preprinted facsimile signature
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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American Revolution42 - American Revolution
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Two items: a manuscript DS signed by Jedediah Huntington, a general in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War, one page, 8 x 4.25, August 2
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Benedict Arnold43 - Benedict Arnold
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ADS, signed “B. Arnold,” one page, 7.25 x 4.5, October 28, 1794. Pay order issued to Messrs. C. Connor and Ransee, in full: "Please to repay Mr...
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Estimates : 6,000.00 - 8,000.00
 
 
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Lord Jeffery Amherst44 - Lord Jeffery Amherst
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Commander-in-chief of the British army during the Revolutionary War (1717–1797) whose reputation was damaged due to allegations that he conducted an e
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Articles of Confederation45 - Articles of Confederation
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Group of nine items signed by signers of the Articles of Confederation, dated from 1767 to 1805 (some undated), including: John Harvie (DS), Edward La
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Samuel Ashe46 - Samuel Ashe
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Ninth Governor of North Carolina (1725–1813) who served from 1795 to 1798. He was appointed to the committee that drafted the first North Carolina Co
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Robert Barnwell47 - Robert Barnwell
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South Carolina revolutionary and statesman who was a delegate to the Confederation Congress (1761–1814). ALS signed “Rob. Barnwell,” one page, 7.25 x
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Robert Barnwell48 - Robert Barnwell
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South Carolina revolutionary and statesman (1761–1814) who was a delegate to the Confederation Congress and a United States Congressman; he served as
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Noble Benedict49 - Noble Benedict
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Revolutionary War–dated manuscript DS, signed “Noble Benedict Capt,” one page, 13.75 x 8.25, November 19, 1775. Document issued at "Fort St. Jo...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Amos Binney50 - Amos Binney
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Merchant and Navy Agent for Boston (1778-1833). Manuscript DS, signed "Amos Binney Nag't," one page, 8.25 x 4.75, October 10, 1820. Or...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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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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