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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: REAR ADMIRAL CHARLES H. BELL - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 10/07/1867

The American Rear Admiral pens this letter in which he discuss the value of some belongings, in iron gall ink
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Autographs: REAR ADMIRAL CHARLES H. BELL - MANUSCRIPT LETTER SIGNED 07/25/1865


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Autographs: COMMODORE ISAAC CHAUNCEY - MANUSCRIPT LETTER SIGNED 07/14/1817

Manuscript LS: "I Chauncey" as Commander of the Mediterranean Squadron, 1¼p, 8x10 front and verso. U.S.
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Autographs: JOSEPH COFFMAN - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 02/06/1887

ALS: "Joseph Coffman" in pencil, 1p, 5x8. [Millsap, Texas], 1887 February 6.
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Autographs: RICHARD CUTTS - MANUSCRIPT LETTER SIGNED 08/25/1819

As a Treasury Department comptroller, he reminds an army general to send copies of documents to his office for auditing purposes.
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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: 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: GEORGE GRAHAM - AUTOGRAPH LETTER DOUBLE SIGNED 01/31/1817

Handwritten letter from land commissioner Graham saying he received a previous letter from an associate, and further sending his well wishes to him and his wife
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Autographs: PRESIDENT WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 07/14/1840

As the Whig Party candidate for President, Harrison devotes 3 pages to defending his conduct at the Battle of the Thames (War of 1812). He is so anxious to vindicate his military record that he is traveling to Cincinnati to have copies of depositions made and published! Harrison's signature is rare, especially so close to the date of his brief Presidency!
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Autographs: COMMODORE ISAAC HULL - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED

About sailing his ship down the harbor.
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Autographs: PRESIDENT ANDREW JACKSON - AUTOGRAPH LETTER DOUBLE SIGNED 09/03/1829

As President, he signs an 1829 autograph letter to a Tennessee neighbor, explaining that he has neither the desire nor the financial means to purchase an offered parcel of land adjacent to his own.
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Autographs: PRESIDENT ANDREW JACKSON - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 01/19/1824

Concerning a claim for a wagon and a horse.
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Autographs: PRESIDENT ANDREW JACKSON - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 04/25/1804

ANTICIPATING NOT BEING ABLE TO PAY A BILL, JUDGE JACKSON INFORMS HIS DEBTOR AND RECOMMENTDS A PLAN TO HONOR THE DEBT.
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Autographs: PRESIDENT ANDREW JACKSON - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 10/23/1826 CO-SIGNED BY: JOHN H. EATON

The friends discuss their shared passion for race horses, and Eaton sends Jackson a gift of a pipe. When President Jackson appointed Eaton to his Cabinet, it triggered a major political scandal which changed the course of American history.
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Autographs: PRESIDENT ANDREW JACKSON - MANUSCRIPT LETTER SIGNED 11/17/1800 CO-SIGNED BY: GOVERNOR ARCHIBALD ROANE, JUDGE DAVID CAMPBELL

The future President and his fellow Superior Court judges find for the plaintiff in a dispute about a dead man's debt.
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Autographs: BRIGADIER GENERAL THOMAS S. JESUP - MANUSCRIPT LETTER SIGNED 01/18/1831

MLS: "Th: S. Jesup" as Quarter Master General, 1p, 8x10. Quarter Master General's Office [Washington, D.C.
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Autographs: BRIGADIER GENERAL THOMAS S. JESUP - MANUSCRIPT LETTER SIGNED 02/21/1854

MLS: "Th: J. Jesup" as Quarter Master General, 1p, 7¾x9¾ ruled blue sheet.
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Autographs: MAJOR GENERAL WILLIAM KING - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 10/06/1817

Autograph Letter to a fellow ship builder and militia officer (1817), inviting him to a regimental review
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Autographs: EDWARD LIVINGSTON - MANUSCRIPT LETTER SIGNED 03/02/1829

Edward Livingston wrote this letter of congratulation to a military officer in 1829, during his last days as a U. S. Congressman from Louisiana's 1st Congressional District. Accompanied by an unsigned 5¼x7¼ engraving of Livingston.
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Autographs: EDWARD LIVINGSTON - MANUSCRIPT LETTER SIGNED 08/29/1790

President Jackson's Secretary of State writes letter discussing financial matters, signs name in black ink
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Autographs: WILLIAM L. MARCY - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 03/30/1840

ALS: "W.L. Marcy", 3p, 8x10. Albany, N.Y., 1840 March 30.
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Autographs: WILLIAM L. MARCY - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 04/10/1846

War-dated letter on the subject of covering expenses
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Autographs: WILLIAM L. MARCY - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 07/19/1836

As Governor of New York, he apologizes for tardy payment of a commission.
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Autographs: MAJOR GENERAL ROBERT PATTERSON - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 03/18/1871

Robert Patterson, who fought in the War of 1812, Mexican-American War and American Civil War, wrote this letter to fellow General Ulysses S. Grant in 1871. It accompanied a certificate of membership in the Hibernian Society for Grant, who was President.
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Autographs: BRIGADIER GENERAL WILLIAM PAULDING JR. - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 03/21/1823

He accuses Governor Clinton of politics in military promotions.
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Autographs: PRESIDENT FRANKLIN PIERCE - MANUSCRIPT LETTER SIGNED 07/24/1854 CO-SIGNED BY: WILLIAM L. MARCY

Rare Manuscript Letter of State signed: "Franklin Pierce" as 14th U.S. President and "W.L.
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Autographs: COMMODORE DAVID PORTER - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 01/10/1835

As US Minister to the Ottoman Empire, the former US and Mexican naval commander sends a letter to his daughter, contrasting the literacy and knowledge of American women with their Turkish counterparts.
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Autographs: JACOB RICKETTS - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 11/01/1814

Jacob Ricketts, Jr. sends an autograph letter of regret that he was not able to see his uncle.
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Autographs: JONATHAN ROBERTS - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 07/19/1830

He pens this letter in 1830, inviting a Philadelphia acquaintance to visit him in the country, signing twice!
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Autographs: LT. GENERAL WINFIELD SCOTT - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 01/18/1832

General Winfield Scott wrote this letter from New York to congressman Charles Fenton Mercer, fellow War of 1812 general and Whig, in 1832 about documents that he received from Mercer and an upcoming bill on pay for army officers.
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Autographs: LT. GENERAL WINFIELD SCOTT - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 03/19/1842

One of the finest military leaders the U.S. has produced pens a letter in regards to a receipt and allows Captain Monroe to give advice/instructions for his account from here on out
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Autographs: LT. GENERAL WINFIELD SCOTT - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 03/26/1857

One of the finest military leaders the U.S. has produced pens a letter in regards to a mortgage and his thanks to a family
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Autographs: LT. GENERAL WINFIELD SCOTT - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 07/21/1812

A MONTH AFTER THE START OF THE WAR THAT WOULD MAKE HIM A HERO, SCOTT WRITES TO GENERAL THOMAS HENRY CUSHING REGARDING HIS RIGHT TO PUBLISH INFORMATION RELATING TO CUSHING'S COURT MARTIAL
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Autographs: LT. GENERAL WINFIELD SCOTT - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 11/30/1838

As war with Britain threatens (1838), he rushes north to command US defenses on the northern frontier. This revealing ALS shows Scott taking charge of the situation.
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Autographs: LT. GENERAL WINFIELD SCOTT - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 12/14/1849

One of the finest military leaders the U.S. has produced pens a letter regarding the sale of pews and other articles left behind in his home
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Autographs: AMOS STODDARD - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 01/14/1813

In this war-dated letter, Amos Stoddard wrote this letter to General Henry Burbeck in 1813, during the War of 1812. In it, he talks about his impending meeting with future President William Henry Harrison at Fort Meigs. Written less than five months before Stoddard died at Fort Meigs. From the papers of Burbeck, a veteran of key Revolutionary War battles.
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Autographs: AMOS STODDARD - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 02/15/1810

Amos Stoddard wrote this letter to Col. Henry Burbeck in 1810 while stationed at Fort Columbus in New York. In it, he discusses the courts-martial of several officers. From the papers of Burbeck, a veteran of key Revolutionary War battles.
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Autographs: AMOS STODDARD - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 03/08/1810

He signs an 1810 autograph letter to General Henry Burbeck, reporting on preparations to expand the garrison defending the forts of New York harbor
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Autographs: AMOS STODDARD - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 10/20/1811

Amos Stoddard wrote this letter to Col. Henry Burbeck in 1811 from Fredericktown, Maryland. In it, he discusses the courts-martial of Gen. James Wilkinson, who was implicated in Aaron Burr's treason. From the papers of Burbeck, a veteran of key Revolutionary War battles.
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Autographs: PRIME MINISTER HENRY JOHN TEMPLE (GREAT BRITAIN) - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 02/10/1813

The Prime Minister who worked closely with Queen Victoria signed this handwritten letter regarding the missed assignment of a recruit
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Autographs: PRIME MINISTER HENRY JOHN TEMPLE (GREAT BRITAIN) - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 10/15/1847

The Foreign Secretary of Great Britain penned his signature and a letter regarding the Falkland Islands
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Autographs: PRIME MINISTER HENRY JOHN TEMPLE (GREAT BRITAIN) - MANUSCRIPT LETTER SIGNED 12/17/1846

As Foreign Minister, he signed this 1846 manuscript letter promising to consider a consular post for a man recommended by a Prussian diplomat
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Autographs: BRIGADIER GENERAL JOSEPH GILBERT TOTTEN - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 03/19/1849

As Brigadier General and Chief Engineer of the US Army he sends a letter to Connecticut Senator Roger Sherman Baldwin, informing him the age requirements for cadet soldiers.
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Autographs: JOHN P. VAN NESS - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 12/23/1832

The Mayor of Washington seeks Congressional funding to reclaim portions of the National Mall from private uses.
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Autographs: GIDEON WELLES - MANUSCRIPT LETTER SIGNED 06/28/1864 CO-SIGNED BY: ADMIRAL DAVID G. FARRAGUT

As Secretary of the Navy, he sends orders (1864) to the acting paymaster of a federal gunboat which had fought at the Battle of Mobile Bay, with forwarding endorsement by the ship's commander and by Admiral Farragut.
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Autographs: CHARLES ANDERSON WICKLIFFE - PRINTED LETTER SIGNED IN INK 01/1844

As Postmaster General in the Tyler administration, he asks Senator Robert Walker to recommend a replacement for a postmaster he was obliged to fire.
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Autographs: MAJOR GENERAL JOHN E. WOOL - AUTOGRAPH LETTER DOUBLE SIGNED 06/20/1830

A letter from the General to a friend saying that he does not expect his arrival as planned on Wednesday due to rain, further stating that he will not leave Nassau until tomorrow, with the possibility of meeting up past Utica. Signed twice!
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Autographs: MAJOR GENERAL JOHN E. WOOL - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 02/05/1864

The Brigadier General who served in the United States Army for over 50 years penned this letter and his signature
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Autographs: MAJOR GENERAL JOHN E. WOOL - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 06/01/1859

The oldest General to serve in the American Civil War signed this page to a fellow United States resident
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Autographs: MAJOR GENERAL JOHN E. WOOL - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 07/11/1867

This collection includes a letter signed by the Union General and a second slip that also features his signature!
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Autographs: MAJOR GENERAL JOHN E. WOOL - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 09/30/1861

Early in the Civil War, he recommends a regular army sergeant under his command for a commission in a New York volunteer regiment with this signed handwritten message
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