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Autographs: RUSSELL A. ALGER - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 04/10/1886

As Governor of Michigan, he humbly receives his honor from the Northwestern Literary and Historical Society
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Autographs: RUSSELL A. ALGER - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 01/30/1888

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Autographs: RUSSELL A. ALGER - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 06/18/1890

Letter from Alger dated 1890, asking that a friend inquire about a lithograph of Joseph B. Foraker seen in a local barber shop
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Autographs: RUSSELL A. ALGER - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 07/16/1895

Brief letter from Alger, stating there is nothing to be said about him politically as he is simply "in the ranks"
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Autographs: RUSSELL A. ALGER - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 10/12/1898

Soon to be fired by President McKinley for mismanagement of the Spanish-American War, Secretary of War Alger authorizes discharge of a New York volunteer corporal.
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Autographs: BRIGADIER GENERAL JOHN ARMSTRONG JR. - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 12/08/1811

Written on the eve of the War of 1812, during which he was blamed by some for the British burning of Washington, he writes of his so far unsuccessful efforts to use his Washington contacts to help an associate.
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Autographs: BRIGADIER GENERAL JOHN ARMSTRONG JR. - MANUSCRIPT LETTER SIGNED 10/13/1812

Later blamed for the capture and burning of Washington, Armstrong urges measures to strengthen the defenses of New York City.
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Autographs: NEWTON D. BAKER - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 03/16/1932

The former Secretary of War gracefully declines an invitation.
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Autographs: NEWTON D. BAKER - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 04/24/1916

The Secretary of War greets a church minister who has moved to Washington, D.C.
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Autographs: NEWTON D. BAKER - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 06/12/1931

Newton Diehl Baker signed this letter on the letterhead of Baker, Hostetler, Sidlo & Patterson in 1931, saying that a reassessment of Woodrow Wilson's administration by Mark Sullivan was "deeply gratifying" and that he would not seek the presidency.
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Autographs: NEWTON D. BAKER - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 06/30/1932

Former Secretary of War Newton Diehl Baker signed this typed letter to the wife of Samuel Gompers, founder of the American Federation of Labor, in 1924, saying in part "it is difficult for me to select out any particular incident, or incidents, for inclusion in the intimate appreciation of him which you are preparing."
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Autographs: NEWTON D. BAKER - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 10/12/1912

As Mayor of Cleveland, he explains that he has been making many campaign appearances for Woodrow Wilson, and cannot take on an additional one in Pittsburgh.
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Autographs: NEWTON D. BAKER - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 11/06/1918

Writing as Secretary of War, 5 days before the end of World War I, he thanks a soldier's father for a box of cigars, but doubts that any can be mailed to the generals in France.
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Autographs: NEWTON D. BAKER - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 11/16/1934

Typed Letter accompanying his returned questionnaire about President Wilson's Cabinet.
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Autographs: GEORGE BANCROFT - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED

The Secretary of the Navy wrote this letter to the wife of Senator George F. Edmunds to turn down a dinner invitation due to a cold (and in spite of his doctor's advice). Accompanied by original, signed mailing envelope.
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Autographs: GEORGE BANCROFT - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 02/10/1845

The United States Secretary of the Navy wrote this letter to Senator John Fairfield from Boston in 1845, asking to be kept "thoroughly informed".
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Autographs: GEORGE BANCROFT - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 02/23/1884

The Secretary of the Navy wrote and signed this short letter in 1884 to say that he would comply with a request
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Autographs: GEORGE BANCROFT - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 03/02/1859

The United States Secretary of the Navy who founded the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, wishes the recipient of this handwritten letter a "pleasant voyage"
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Autographs: GEORGE BANCROFT - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 06/23/1863

The historian wrote this letter from Newport, Rhode Island in 1863, telling the recipient how to find a requested letter.
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Autographs: GEORGE BANCROFT - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 08/26/1851

The United States Cabinet member wrote this letter from Newport, Rhode Island in 1851, sending a check for $2965.98 to the Cashier of the Bank of the State of New York.
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Autographs: GEORGE BANCROFT - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 1/15

Founder of the United States Naval Academy signed this handwritten letter inviting his friend Senator Edmunds to dinner.
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Autographs: GEORGE BANCROFT - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 11/11

The founder of the United States Naval Academy sends a humorous handwritten letter that features his signature
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Autographs: GEORGE BANCROFT - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 12/1

The Secretary of the Navy wrote this letter on black-edged stationery to Senator George F. Edmunds to turn down the purchase of a horse. Accompanied by original, signed mailing envelope, also on black-edged stationery.
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Autographs: GEORGE BANCROFT - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 12/10/1858 CO-SIGNED BY: ELIZABETH BANCROFT

The Secretary of the Navy wrote this letter discussing changes in the English language in 1858. Accompanied by a handwritten dinner invitation from his second wife to the wife of Senator George F. Edmunds.
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Autographs: GEORGE BANCROFT - MANUSCRIPT LETTER FRAGMENT SIGNED

The historian's signature is matted to a size of 13½x21¼ with a 7½x10½ engraving of him sitting at his desk, books on the floor
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Autographs: GEORGE BANCROFT - MANUSCRIPT LETTER SIGNED 06/14/1845

As Secretary of the Navy (1845), he ordered an officer to report for a Court Martial board with his signature on this document
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Autographs: GEORGE BANCROFT - MANUSCRIPT LETTER SIGNED 07/31/1845

As Secretary of the Navy (1845), he signed this letter instructing a naval captain to report for a court martial proceeding
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Autographs: MAJOR GENERAL WILLIAM W. BELKNAP - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 03/12/1875

Letter from the Secretary of War dated 1875, transcribing a previous letter sent confirming the shipment of seeds to a Captain in Wisconsin
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Autographs: MAJOR GENERAL WILLIAM W. BELKNAP - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 03/22/1871

ALS: "Wm. W. Belknap" as Grant's Secretary of War, 1½p, front and verso, 5x7¾.
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Autographs: MAJOR GENERAL WILLIAM W. BELKNAP - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 04/28/1875

Just a year before his resignation and impeachment, the Secretary of War declines an invitation to speak to the Chamber of Commerce.
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Autographs: MAJOR GENERAL WILLIAM W. BELKNAP - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 05/27/1887

William W. Belknap sends an autograph letter forwarding information.
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Autographs: MAJOR GENERAL WILLIAM W. BELKNAP - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 11/18/1883

Writing to a former foe, Confederate General M. J. Wright, Belknap looks forward to a veterans' reunion. Discredited politically, he could still find satisfaction in the fellowship of fellow soldiers.
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Autographs: MAJOR GENERAL WILLIAM W. BELKNAP - MANUSCRIPT LETTER SIGNED 02/04/1876

Two weeks before Congress launched the investigation which would lead to his resignation and impeachment, the Secretary of War signed this transmittal letter to the Attorney General.
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Autographs: MAJOR GENERAL WILLIAM W. BELKNAP - MANUSCRIPT LETTER SIGNED 07/07/1870

Manuscript LS: "Wm. W.
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Autographs: VICE PRESIDENT JOHN C. CALHOUN - MANUSCRIPT LETTER SIGNED 04/11/1818

He signs this manuscript letter, written in 1818 to U. S. Representative from Connecticut Ebenezer Huntington, as Secretary of War. In it, he discussed the distribution of weapons to state militias and problems with the data used to make that distribution. Calhoun held seats in both chambers of Congress and cabinet posts under two presidents as well as serving as Vice President.
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Autographs: JAMES D. CAMERON - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 01/12/1877

Manuscript LS: "J.D. Cameron" as Grant's Secretary of War, 1p, 7¾x10¼.
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Autographs: JAMES D. CAMERON - MANUSCRIPT LETTER SIGNED 02/17/1877

The Secretary of War replies to an inquiry by Senator Edmunds about army paymaster positions.
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Autographs: SIMON CAMERON - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 03/14/1887

An elder Cameron writes to a friend in the hospital - 1887
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Autographs: SIMON CAMERON - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 05/05/1867

ALS sending a referral
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Autographs: SIMON CAMERON - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 05/07/1889

At 90, he writes of sending a case of wine to an old frined
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Autographs: SIMON CAMERON - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 05/16/1827

Signed Autograph Letter as Pennsylvania State Printer (1827), impatiently demanding a shipment of paper
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Autographs: SIMON CAMERON - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 06/16/1888

Signed Autograph Letter (1888), inviting a friend for a luncheon and an overnight visit
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Autographs: SIMON CAMERON - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 09/17/1871

Pennsylvanian asks Ohioan to speak in his state.
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Autographs: SIMON CAMERON - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 11/06/1864

As Secretary of War, he writes to Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy
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Autographs: SIMON CAMERON - MANUSCRIPT LETTER SIGNED 04/20/1872

About passing laws "which prevent cruelty to our 'dumb friends'".
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Autographs: FRANK C. CARLUCCI - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 12/23/1986

Writing as CEO of Sears World Trade Inc., Carlucci returns a requested autograph and signed picture (items not included)
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Autographs: LEWIS CASS - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 02/20/1860

While Secretary of State, he sends a private correspondence to a colonel about a compensation case he is anxious to see resolved.
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Autographs: WILLIAM COHEN - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 01/24/1974

TLS: "William S. Cohen" as Congressman, 1p, 8x10½. Washington, D.C., 1974 January 24.
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Autographs: WILLIAM COHEN - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 01/31/1979

TLS: "Bill Cohen" as U.S. Senator from Maine, 1p, 8x10½. Washington, 1979 January 31. To Elliot F.
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Autographs: WILLIAM COHEN - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 04/01/1981

TLS: "Bill Cohen" as U.S. Senator from Maine, 1p, 8½x11. Washington, D.C., 1981 April 1.
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Autographs: PRESIDENT JEFFERSON DAVIS (CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA) - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED

Autograph Letter signed: "Jeffn..Davis", 1p, 3¾x6. No place, no date.
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Autographs: PRESIDENT JEFFERSON DAVIS (CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA) - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 02/03/1848

ALS: "Jeffer Davis" as U.S. Senator, 1p, 8x10. Senate Chamber, 1848 February 3.
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Autographs: PRESIDENT JEFFERSON DAVIS (CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA) - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 03/02/1869

The Confederacy's only President visits the House of Commons
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Autographs: PRESIDENT JEFFERSON DAVIS (CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA) - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 05/27/1848

SENATOR JEFFERSON DAVIS TELLS A "FELLOW SOLDIER" HOW TO CLAIM BOUNTY LAND ALLOWED HIM AS A RESULT OF BEING WOUNDED AND DISABLED IN THE MEXICAN WAR
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Autographs: PRESIDENT JEFFERSON DAVIS (CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA) - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 06/25/1873

ALS: "Jefferson Davis", 1p, 8x10. Carolina Life Insurance Company, Memphis, Tenn., 1873 June 25. To Governor Harris.
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Autographs: PRESIDENT JEFFERSON DAVIS (CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA) - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 07/29/1885

THE FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE CONFEDERACY WRITES TO FORMER CONFEDERATE GENERAL JUBAL EARLY, REQUESTING INFORMATION THAT WILL "ANSWER [JOSEPH EGGLESTON] JOHNSTON'S SHAMELESS DRIVEL OF AN EVENT".
JEFFERSON DAVIS.
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Autographs: PRESIDENT JEFFERSON DAVIS (CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA) - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 10/05/1888

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Autographs: PRESIDENT JEFFERSON DAVIS (CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA) - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 10/11/1884

Davis writes to Colonel Robert Scott concerning a text of his Civil War recollections, intended for publication. Davis speaks of his dissatisfaction with General Beauregard's actions during the war. Here he claims he told Beauregard: "The last sentence of my telegram conveyed to Genl. Beauregard my dissatisfaction at the change and doubt as to the expected result."
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Autographs: PRESIDENT JEFFERSON DAVIS (CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA) - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 11/15/1851

JUST 11 DAYS AFTER LOSING THE ELECTION FOR GOVERNOR OF MISSISSIPPI, JEFFERSON DAVIS WRITES TO A FRIEND ABOUT PAYING A BILL RELATING TO A "MILEAGE ACCOUNT"
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Autographs: PRESIDENT JEFFERSON DAVIS (CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA) - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 12/01/1860

JEFFERSON DAVIS.
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Autographs: PRESIDENT JEFFERSON DAVIS (CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA) - MANUSCRIPT LETTER SIGNED 01/17/1856

FUTURE CONFEDERATE PRESIDENT WRITES TO FUTURE CONFEDERATE OFFICER ABOUT THE STAFFING OF THE ARMORY AT HARPER'S FERRY, WHICH WAS RAIDED THREE YEARS LATER BY JOHN BROWN.
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Autographs: PRESIDENT JEFFERSON DAVIS (CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA) - MANUSCRIPT LETTER SIGNED 02/19/1855

Manuscript LS: "Jeffn Davis" as Pierce's Secretary of War, 1p, 8x9¾.
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Autographs: PRESIDENT JEFFERSON DAVIS (CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA) - MANUSCRIPT LETTER SIGNED 03/19/1862

THE PRESIDENT OF THE CONFEDERACY TRANSMITS A REPORT OF SECRETARY OF WAR JUDAH P. BENJAMIN TO CONGRESS; THE SENATE READS IT IN "SECRET LEGISLATIVE SESSION", WHILE THE HOUSE ORDERS 2,500 COPIES PRINTED AND THE "INJUNCTION OF SECRECY BE REMOVED"
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Autographs: PRESIDENT JEFFERSON DAVIS (CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA) - MANUSCRIPT LETTER SIGNED 06/10/1854

Manuscript Letter signed: "Jefferson Davis" as U.S. Secretary of War, 1p, 7¼x9¾. Washington, D.C.
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Autographs: PRESIDENT JEFFERSON DAVIS (CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA) - MANUSCRIPT LETTER SIGNED 09/15/1881

Manuscript LS: "Jefferson Davis", 2½p, 5x8¼. 61 Avenue Friedland (Paris, France), 1881 November 15.
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Autographs: PRESIDENT JEFFERSON DAVIS (CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA) - MANUSCRIPT LETTER SIGNED 12/13/1853

Manuscript LS: "Jeffn Davis" as Secretary of War, 1p, 7¾x9¾. Washington, 1853 December 13.
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Autographs: DWIGHT F. DAVIS - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 02/08/1928

As Secretary of War, he reports to a Senator that an Army lieutenant has no disability justifying retirement.
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Autographs: DWIGHT F. DAVIS - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 04/16/1928

TLS: "Dwight F. Davis" as Coolidge's Secretary of War, 1p, 8x10½. Washington, D.C., 1928 April 16.
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Autographs: DWIGHT F. DAVIS - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 04/23/1928

THE SECRETARY OF WAR CANNOT LEND HIS NAME TO AN ORGANIZATION, BUT HE HAS CONTRIBUTED A STATEMENT TO ITS VOLUME HONORING AMERICAN INVENTOR THOMAS A. EDISON
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Autographs: DWIGHT F. DAVIS - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 05/19/1926

THE SECRETARY OF WAR ASSURES A TEXAS U.S. SENATOR THAT THE STATE'S SOUTHERN BORDERS WILL BE ADEQUATELY PROTECTED
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Autographs: DWIGHT F. DAVIS - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 05/21/1926

As Secretary of War, he replies to a Texas Senator who had passed on concerns of local Chambers of Commerce about garrison reductions in the State.
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Autographs: DWIGHT F. DAVIS - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 06/12/1923

TLS: "Dwight F Davis" as Coolidge's Assistant Secretary of War, 1p, 7x9. Washington, D.C., 1923 June 12.
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Autographs: DWIGHT F. DAVIS - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 10/15/1925

Coolidge's Secretary of War responds to a man in New York thanking him for sending good wishes on future work at the War Department.
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Autographs: DWIGHT F. DAVIS - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 11/15/1926

TLS: "Dwight F Davis" as Coolidge's Secretary of War, 1p, 8x10½. Washington, D.C., 1926 November 15.
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Autographs: MAJOR GENERAL HENRY DEARBORN - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 06/01/1808

Signed Autograph Letter as Secretary of War (1808), issuing detailed orders to Colonel Burbeck on transport of artillery, muskets and munitions to Burlington, Vermont.
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Autographs: MAJOR GENERAL HENRY DEARBORN - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 07/01/1800

Henry Dearborn wrote and signed these general orders regarding the purchase of rations for Colonel Henry Burbeck in 1800, one year before he was named President Thomas Jefferson's Secretary of War. This letter is from the papers of Burbeck, a veteran of key Revolutionary War battles.
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Autographs: MAJOR GENERAL HENRY DEARBORN - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 08/10/1807

Henry Dearborn wrote and signed these orders as President Thomas Jefferson's Secretary of War in 1807 regarding the construction of cannons and travelling carriages for them. This letter is from the papers of Henry Burbeck, a veteran of key Revolutionary War battles.
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Autographs: MAJOR GENERAL HENRY DEARBORN - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 10/25/1804

As Secretary of War (1804), he signs an autograph letter, ordering Col. Henry Burbeck to inspect shells and shot at Hope Furnace, New Jersey.
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Autographs: MAJOR GENERAL HENRY DEARBORN - LETTER UNSIGNED 08/03/1807

Printed Letter from Dearborn as Secretary of War to the Governor of Maryland, "urging" the Governor to comply with President Jefferson's directive to raise volunteer milita. "The present situation of our Country calls loudly for the Patriotic Exertion of its Citizens."
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Autographs: MAJOR GENERAL HENRY DEARBORN - MANUSCRIPT LETTER SIGNED 10/20/1804

As Secretary of War, he signs a detailed manuscript letter to Tench Coxe, Purveyor of Public Supplies, giving instructions for purchase, use and sale of military clothing. It's difficult to conceive a modern Secretary of Defense making decisions on the disposition of surplus uniforms.
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Autographs: GEORGE H. DERN - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 03/25/1933

Newly sworn in as Secretary of War, he complies with an autograph request
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Autographs: JACOB M. DICKINSON - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 06/07/1909 CO-SIGNED BY: GOVERNOR SIMEON E. BALDWIN

TLS: "J M Dickinson" as Taft's Secretary of War, 1p, 6x9.
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Autographs: STEPHEN B. ELKINS - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 10/12/1874

As New Mexico's Territorial Delegate in Congress, he asks that his monthly draft be sent to him in Lexington, Missouri.
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Autographs: STEPHEN B. ELKINS - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 06/26/1908

Senator writes to his fellow Congressman over Postal job of constituent.
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Autographs: WILLIAM C. ENDICOTT - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 04/09/1869

He writes a contentious letter to Boston lawyer Samuel Sewall, regarding a property dispute in the town of Nahant. If Sewall's client won't compromise, "we shall be forced to take such actions as the law permits us."
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Autographs: WILLIAM C. ENDICOTT - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 04/12/1888

ALS: "Wm C. Endicott" as Cleveland's Secretary of War, 1p, 4x6. Washington, 1888 April 13. To Mrs. Florence N.
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Autographs: WILLIAM C. ENDICOTT - MANUSCRIPT LETTER SIGNED 12/02/1885

Manuscript letter signed as Secretary of War, returning directory proof sheets
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Autographs: WILLIAM C. ENDICOTT - MANUSCRIPT LETTER SIGNED 12/13/1886

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Autographs: WILLIAM EUSTIS - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 06/12/1810

As Secretary of War (1810), he orders Col. Henry Burbeck to take command of Fort Columbus, in New York harbor, and to make it fully war-ready.
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Autographs: WILLIAM EUSTIS - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 07/10/1812

War-dated autograph letter signed by Eustis as Secretary of War, to artillery chief Henry Burbeck, ordering a shipment of cannon balls and powder to Savannah, Georgia
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Autographs: WILLIAM EUSTIS - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 07/15/1812

War-dated autograph letter signed as Secretary of War (1812) ordering that cannon and musket powder be sent to Albany
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Autographs: WILLIAM EUSTIS - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 10/29/1810

As Secretary of War (1810), he signs an autograph letter to Col. Burbeck, instructing him to insure war readiness of artillery in New York Harbor.
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Autographs: WILLIAM EUSTIS - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 11/03/1810

As Secretary of War (1810), he sends a signed autograph letter to artillery chief Henry Burbeck, to send ordnance to Charleston and New Orleans.
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Autographs: WILLIAM EUSTIS - MANUSCRIPT LETTER SIGNED 05/18/1812

With war against Britain imminent, Eustis as Secretary of War signs urgent orders to artillery chief Henry Burbeck for military preparations in New England, including purchase of all available powder.
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Autographs: JOHN B. FLOYD - MANUSCRIPT LETTER SIGNED 03/31/1859

The Secretary of War signs his name on this letter from 1859
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Autographs: JAMES FORRESTAL - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED

The first Secretary of Defense writes to his friend Joe thanking him for his support when debating E. Roosevelt on the People's Platform.
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Autographs: JAMES FORRESTAL - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 02/06/1946

The first U.S. Secretary of Defense writes a letter as Secretary of the Navy to author Guy Lynn Sumner thanking him for sending an inscribed copy of his book about Abraham Lincoln.
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Autographs: JAMES FORRESTAL - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 03/15/1946

Truman's Secretary of the Navy writes to Congressman Charles A. Plumley saying, "I will look into the people whose names you sent along"
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Autographs: LINDLEY M. GARRISON - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 03/25/1913

The newly appointed Secretary of War thanks a Philadelphian for "inspiring" addresses to President Wilson.
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Autographs: LINDLEY M. GARRISON - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 04/10/1913

As President Wilson's first Secretary of War, he accepts an invitation to co-chair an Anglo-American friendship organization.
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