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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Francis Rawdon-Hastings152 - Francis Rawdon-Hastings
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Anglo-Irish British politician and military officer (1754–1826) who fought at the Battles of Lexington and Concord and the Battle of Bunker Hill durin
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Revolutionary War153 - Revolutionary War
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Revolutionary War-dated ADS, signed "Robert Lanier," one page, 7 x 6.25, July 6, 1783. Financial document from North Carolina. In full: &q...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Revolutionary War154 - Revolutionary War
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Revolutionary War–dated vellum manuscript DS, one page, 27 x 16, July 4, 1776. Impressive New Jersey deed from Constantine Wilkins to Hannah James, be
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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Revolutionary War Pension Petition155 - Revolutionary War Pension Petition
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Manuscript document, three pages on two adjoining sheets, 7.5 x 11.75, no date but later than 1799. Revolutionary War veteran's pension petition...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Friedrich Adolf Riedesel156 - Friedrich Adolf Riedesel
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German officer (1738–1800) who served in the Seven Years' War and American War of Independence. He was the commander of the Braunschweiger J...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Daniel Roberdeau157 - Daniel Roberdeau
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American merchant (1727–1795) who represented Pennsylvania from 1777 to 1779 in the Continental Congress. Roberdeau served as a brigadier general in t
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Beverley Robinson158 - Beverley Robinson
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Wealthy colonist from New York (1721–1792) and the son of the Hon. John Robinson of Virginia, who was the President of that colony. He is mostly remem
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Estimates : 3,500.00 - 4,500.00
 
 
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Jean-Baptiste de Rochambeau159 - Jean-Baptiste de Rochambeau
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French military officer (1725–1807) who made a substantial contribution to the American Revolution, including a leading role in the defeat of Lord Cor
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Comfort Sands160 - Comfort Sands
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American merchant, banker, and politician (1748–1834) who served as New York's auditor general during the Revolutionary War. Group of three docu...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Philip Schuyler161 - Philip Schuyler
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American soldier and statesman (1733–1804) who served as a general in the American Revolution and was a member of the first session of Congress as a S
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Moses Seixas162 - Moses Seixas
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Merchant and patriot (1744–1809) who was a member of the distinguished community of Jews in Newport, Rhode Island; he became president of Newport...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Joshua Seney163 - Joshua Seney
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American farmer and lawyer (1756–1798) from Queen Anne's County, Maryland, who represented the state in the Continental Congress, and later serv...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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John Graves Simcoe164 - John Graves Simcoe
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British Army general (1752–1806) who served as the first Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada from 1791 until 1796; during the Revolutionary War, he sa
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Shays' Rebellion165 - Shays' Rebellion
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Issue of The Connecticut Journal from September 13, 1786, four pages, 10 x 15.75, containing an early report on the opening action of Shays' Reb...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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William Shirley166 - William Shirley
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Colonial governor of Massachusetts who played a prominent role in Britain's struggle with France for control of North America (1694–1771). Manus...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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William Smallwood167 - William Smallwood
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Planter, soldier, and politician (1732–1792) who served as a major general during the Revolution and later served as governor of Maryland. ALS signed
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Joseph Spencer168 - Joseph Spencer
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American lawyer, soldier, and statesman (1714–1789) who served both as a delegate to the Continental Congress and as a major general in the Continenta
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Arthur St. Clair169 - Arthur St. Clair
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American soldier and politician (1737–1818) who rose to the rank of major general in the Continental Army during the American Revolution but lost his
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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St. Clair Expedition170 - St. Clair Expedition
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Manuscript document, one page, 8.25 x 7.25, November 13, 1791. An important "Return of the Killed and Wounded and arms lost in Maj'r G. M. ...
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Estimates : 3,500.00 - 4,500.00
 
 
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Stamp Act Congress171 - Stamp Act Congress
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Group of four items signed by members of the Stamp Act Congress, also known as the First Congress of the American Colonies, held in October 1765 to de
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Benjamin Stoddert172 - Benjamin Stoddert
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The first United States Secretary of the Navy (1751–1813). ADS, signed “Ben. Stoddert,” one page, 8 x 4, November 20, 1794. Promissory note document i
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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A Tradesman's Address to his Countrymen173 - A Tradesman's Address to his Countrymen
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Scarce pre-war broadside entitled "A Tradesman's Address to his Countrymen," one page, 7.75 x 9.75, signed in print, "A Tradesman...
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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William Tudor174 - William Tudor
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Leading citizen of Boston (1779–1830) who co-founded the the North American Review and the Boston Athenæum; it was Tudor who christened Boston ...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Philip Van Cortlandt175 - Philip Van Cortlandt
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Colonial officer during the Revolutionary War who fought at the Battle of Saratoga, was with the Army at Valley Forge, and took part in the Sullivan E
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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James Mitchell Varnum176 - James Mitchell Varnum
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American legislator, lawyer, general (1748–1789) in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War; he was also a pioneer to the Ohio Coun
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Virginia House of Delegates177 - Virginia House of Delegates
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Printed bill passed by the Virginia legislature, one page, 9 x 14.75, December 12, 1795, requesting that their representatives in Congress "uni...
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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James Wadsworth178 - James Wadsworth
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American lawyer (1730–1816) who served as a brigadier general of the Connecticut militia during the Revolutionary War. He later served as a delegate t
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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William Washington179 - William Washington
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Officer of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War (1752-1810) and second cousin to President George Washington. ALS signed “Wm. A.
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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William Washington180 - William Washington
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Officer of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War (1752-1810) and second cousin to President George Washington. ADS, signed twice
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Anthony Wayne181 - Anthony Wayne
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Revolutionary War general (1745–1796) whose daring tactics earned him the nickname ‘Mad Anthony.’ Scarce ADS, signed “Ant'y Wayne MG,” one page,...
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Estimates : 3,500.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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Anthony Wayne182 - Anthony Wayne
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Revolutionary War general (1745–1796) whose daring tactics earned him the nickname 'Mad Anthony.' ADS, signed “Anto. Wayne,” one page, 7.75 ...
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Anthony Wayne183 - Anthony Wayne
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Revolutionary War general (1745–1796) whose daring tactics earned him the nickname 'Mad Anthony.' Large ink signature, "Ant'y Wayne...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Anthony Wayne184 - Anthony Wayne
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Revolutionary War general (1745–1796) whose daring tactics earned him the nickname 'Mad Anthony.' After demonstrating his exceptional milita...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Thomas Wharton185 - Thomas Wharton
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Pennsylvania merchant and politician (1735–1778) who served as the first President of Pennsylvania. Revolutionary War-dated manuscript DS, signed &q...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Anthony Walton White186 - Anthony Walton White
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Brigadier General in the Continental Army (1750–1803) during the American Revolutionary War who had previously served as an aide-de-camp to General Ge
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Henry Wisner187 - Henry Wisner
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Patriot leader (c. 1720–1790) in New York who served as a delegate to the Continental Congress, and was a signer of the Olive Branch Petition; he supp
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Oliver Wolcott, Jr188 - Oliver Wolcott, Jr
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Revolutionary War–dated manuscript DS, signed “Oliv. Wolcott Jr. Aud'r,” one page, 8.5 x 6.5, September 6, 1779. Pay order issued to Treasurer J...
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John Peter Zenger189 - John Peter Zenger
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German American printer and journalist in New York City (1697–1746) who printed The New York Weekly Journal. He was accused of libel in 1734 by Willia
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Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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George Washington190 - George Washington
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Revolutionary War–dated ALS signed “Go: Washington,” three pages on two sheets, 7.5 x 9, January 28, 1776. Important letter to Brigadier General John
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Estimates : 25,000.00 - 35,000.00
 
 
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George Washington191 - George Washington
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Revolutionary War–dated partial LS signed “Go: Washington,” one page both sides, 6.75 x 6.5, [March 3, 1783]. A portion of Washington's letter t...
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Estimates : 6,000.00 - 8,000.00
 
 
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George Washington192 - George Washington
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Extremely desirable address panel accomplished entirely in Washington's hand, 6.25 x 3, no date but circa 1776, in full: "To the Hon. Ab...
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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John Adams193 - John Adams
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Exceptional LS, one page, 7.75 x 9.75, February 20, 1818. Letter addressed to "Le Ray de chaumont Esquire," James Donatien le Ray de Chaum...
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Estimates : 7,500.00 - 8,500.00
 
 
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John Adams194 - John Adams
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Partly-printed DS as president, one page, 17.75 x 15, February 26, 1798. A four-language ship's pass issued to "Arthur Smith of Baltimore, ...
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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John Adams195 - John Adams
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Partial ink signature by John Adams, "Mrs. Adams,” on an off-white 3.5 x 1 slip clipped from a free-franked envelope addressed to his wife. Sta...
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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John Adams196 - John Adams
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ALS, one page, 7.5 x 9.75, August 7, 1821. Letter to "My dear Boylston," his cousin Ward Nicholas Boylston, written from "Montizello,...
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Estimates : 8,000.00 - 10,000.00
 
 
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Thomas Jefferson197 - Thomas Jefferson
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Signed book: Memoires de Maximilien de Bethune, duc de Sully, principal ministre de Henri le Grand, Vol. VI. Nouvelle Edition. Londres, 1767. Hardcove
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Estimates : 20,000.00 - 25,000.00
 
 
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Dolley Madison198 - Dolley Madison
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Rare AQS on an off-white 4 x 6 sheet, signed below in black ink, "D. P. Madison, April 6th, 1848," who adds an inscribed introduction abov...
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Dolley Madison199 - Dolley Madison
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Attractive fabric swatch removed from a gown worn by and belonging to First Lady Dolley Payne Madison. The taffeta silk fabric swatch measures 3.25 x
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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James Madison200 - James Madison
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ALS as secretary of state, one page, 7.5 x 8.75, August 27, 1807. Letter written from "Orange Court House" in Virginia, in part: "You...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
 
 
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James Madison201 - James Madison
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Office of Pay and Deposit of the Bank of Columbia 'private account' check, 6.75 x 2.75, filled out and signed by Madison as president, "...
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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