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  • JEFFERY AMHERST - MANUSCRIPT LETTER SIGNED 10/10/1793  - HFSID 285032
    Signed Manuscript Letter as Commander in Chief of the British Army (1793) informing a Major Alexander Hume that he has been appointed to a post in the Scotch Brigade. Framed with an engraving of Amherst to an overall size of 18½x15½.

    Sale Price $1,020.00

    $1,200.00

  • BRIGADIER GENERAL JOHN ARMSTRONG JR. - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 12/08/1811  - HFSID 292106
    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.

    Sale Price $765.00

    $900.00

  • BRIGADIER GENERAL JOHN ARMSTRONG JR. - MANUSCRIPT LETTER SIGNED 10/13/1812  - HFSID 276882
    JOHN ARMSTRONG, JR.: WAR OF 1812 Later blamed for the capture and burning of Washington, Armstrong urges measures to strengthen the defenses of New York City. Manuscript Letter signed: "John Armstrong", 1p, 7½x9½. Headquarters, New York, 1812 October 13.

    Sale Price $1,487.50

    $1,750.00

  • ELISHA BOUDINOT - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 03/31/1797  - HFSID 295971
    ELISHA BOUDINOT Letter concerning stock transactions preceding and following the State Supreme Court session. Autograph Letter signed: "Elisha Boudinot", 1 page, 6½x8. New Ark [Newark, New Jersey], 1797 March 31.To "Dear Sir", in full: "I have settled with Mr.

    Sale Price $414.00

    $460.00

  • ELISHA BOUDINOT - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 05/07/1796  - HFSID 295972
    ELISHA BOUDINOT Handwritten letter touting a land purchase near Niagara. His agent (who will deliver the letter) thinks "there never was a better offer and perhaps never will be again." Autograph Letter signed: "Elisha Boudinot", 1 page, 7½x12. New Ark [Newark, New Jersey], 1796 May 7.

    Sale Price $414.00

    $460.00

  • ELISHA BOUDINOT - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 05/1801  - HFSID 295973
    ELISHA BOUDINOT The Revolutionary patriot writes in haste, as he departs for the (New Jersey) Supreme Court Autograph Letter signed: "Elisha Boudinot", 1 page, 8x11. New Ark [Newark, New Jersey], 1801 May 1.

    Sale Price $414.00

    $460.00

  • GENERAL JOHN BURGOYNE - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 06/07/1789  - HFSID 290432
    JOHN BURGOYNE His handwritten letter as a manager at the trial of Warren Hastings, requesting seating for another aide Autograph Letter signed: "J. Burgoyne", 1 page, 7¼x9, with ¼-inch border affixed. Hertford Street [London], June 7 [1789].

    Sale Price $2,550.00

    $3,000.00

  • MAJOR GENERAL FRANKLIN DAVENPORT - MANUSCRIPT LETTER SIGNED 12/04/1813  - HFSID 43429
    FRANKLIN DAVENPORT. Manuscript LS: "Frk Davenport", 1p, 8x13. Woodbury, 1813 December 4. In part: "It was not until yesterday I received your favour of the 25th Novr covering a Mortgage bond...

    Sale Price $360.00

    $400.00

  • MAJOR GENERAL HENRY DEARBORN - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 06/01/1808  - HFSID 283523
    HENRY DEARBORN Signed Autograph Letter as Secretary of War (1808), issuing detailed orders to Colonel Burbeck on transport of artillery, muskets and munitions to Burlington, Vermont. Autograph Letters signed: "Henry Dearborn". 1 page, 7¾x9¾. War Department, Washington, D.C., 1808 June 1.

    Sale Price $807.50

    $950.00

  • MAJOR GENERAL HENRY DEARBORN - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 07/01/1800  - HFSID 283522
    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.

    Sale Price $807.50

    $950.00

  • MAJOR GENERAL HENRY DEARBORN - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 08/10/1807  - HFSID 283524
    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.

    Sale Price $807.50

    $950.00

  • MAJOR GENERAL HENRY DEARBORN - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 10/25/1804  - HFSID 283525
    HENRY DEARBORN As Secretary of War (1804), he signs an autograph letter, ordering Col. Henry Burbeck to inspect shells and shot at Hope Furnace, New Jersey. Autograph Letter signed: "Henry Dearborn" as Secretary of War. 1 page, 7¾x9¾. War Department, Washington, D.C., 1904 October 25.

    Sale Price $807.50

    $950.00

  • MAJOR GENERAL HENRY DEARBORN - MANUSCRIPT LETTER SIGNED 10/20/1804  - HFSID 292765
    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.

    Sale Price $1,360.00

    $1,600.00

  • ADMIRAL GEORGE KEITH (VISCOUNT KEITH) ELPHINSTONE - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED  - HFSID 320251
    ADMIRAL GEORGE KEITH ELPHINSTONE (VISCOUNT KEITH)Undated letter inviting friends to stay at his cabin on Malta Autograph Letter signed: "Keith", 1 page with integral blank, 7¼x9¼. No place, no date ("28th"). To Mrs.

    Sale Price $324.00

    $360.00

  • WILLIAM EUSTIS - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 06/12/1810  - HFSID 283519
    WILLIAM EUSTIS 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. Autograph Letter signed: "W Eustis", Overall 15½x9½, 7¾x9½ folded. War Department (Washington), 1810 June 12.

    Sale Price $765.00

    $900.00

  • WILLIAM EUSTIS - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 07/10/1812  - HFSID 283521
    WILLIAM EUSTIS 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 Autograph Letter signed: "W. Eustis" as Secretary of War. 1 page, 7¾x9½.

    Sale Price $765.00

    $900.00

  • WILLIAM EUSTIS - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 07/15/1812  - HFSID 283517
    WILLIAM EUSTIS War-dated autograph letter signed as Secretary of War (1812) ordering that cannon and musket powder be sent to Albany Autograph Letter signed: "W. Eustis" as Secretary of War. 1 page, 7¾x9½. War Department (Washington, D.C.), 1812 July 15.

    Sale Price $765.00

    $900.00

  • WILLIAM EUSTIS - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 10/29/1810  - HFSID 283516
    WILLIAM EUSTIS 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. Autograph Letter signed: "W. Eustis". 1 page, 8x10. Washington, 1810 October 29. To Col. Burbeck, marked "Private". Docketed on verso.

    Sale Price $765.00

    $900.00

  • WILLIAM EUSTIS - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 11/03/1810  - HFSID 283518
    WILLIAM EUSTIS As Secretary of War (1810), he sends a signed autograph letter to artillery chief Henry Burbeck, to send ordnance to Charleston and New Orleans. Autograph Letter signed: "W. Eustis" as Secretary of War, with an initialed postscript: "W.E.". 1 page, 7¾x9¾.

    Sale Price $765.00

    $900.00

  • WILLIAM EUSTIS - MANUSCRIPT LETTER SIGNED 05/18/1812  - HFSID 283520
    WILLIAM EUSTIS 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. Manuscript Letter signed: "W. Eustis". 1 page, 7¾x9½.

    Sale Price $765.00

    $900.00

  • GENERAL THOMAS GAGE - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 01/16/1768  - HFSID 284907
    GENERAL THOMAS GAGE Important, 3-page ALS (1768) from Britain's military commander in North America to his Indian Commissioner: Strike a deal at the expense of the settlers! Autograph Letter signed: "Thos. Gage", 3 pages, 7¾x12½, front and verso. New York, 1768 January 16.

    Sale Price $8,800.00

    $11,000.00

  • MATTHEW GRISWOLD - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 12/03/1785  - HFSID 251254
    This historically significant letter was signed by Matthew Griswold as second Governor of Connecticut in 1785. It regards the difficulty that William Samuel Johnson, a signer of the U. S. Constitution, had in getting funds from Connecticut to represent the state at the Second Continental Congress. A rare letter that gives insight into the political situation of the United States before the passage of the Constitution!

    Sale Price $595.00

    $700.00

  • JOHN HANCOCK - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 02/07/1783  - HFSID 286006
    Hancock handwrote, dated and put his John Hancock on this letter to the "Gentlemen of the Senate & Gentlemen of the House of Representatives" in 1783, while he was Governor of Massachusetts. He wrote this letter to inform the recipients that he had received an "Application for Sundry Articles for the use of the Tribe" from the Penobscot, which offered their services to the colonies during the American Revolutionary War. This letter was written less than eight months before the signing of the Treaty of Paris, which ended the war between the colonies and England.

    Sale Price $9,562.50

    $11,250.00

  • JOHN HANCOCK - AUTOGRAPH LETTER UNSIGNED 03/27/1783  - HFSID 286082
    His handwritten March 1783 letter as Governor of Massachusetts, instructing a garrison commander to forbid a ship full of Tories to disembark, requiring them to sail instead for New York (still in British hands)

    Sale Price $4,037.50

    $4,750.00

  • JOHN HANCOCK - AUTOGRAPH LETTER UNSIGNED 10/31/1783  - HFSID 273139
    THE GOVERNOR OF MASSACHUSETTS URGES THE PRESIDENT OF NEW HAMPSHIRE TO TAKE THE SAME STEPS AS MASSACHUSETTS HAD TAKEN IN ORDER TO PRESERVE THE FISHING INDUSTRY ON THE MERRIMACK RIVER   JOHN HANCOCK. Autograph Letter, unsigned, 1p, 6¾x9. Boston, 1783 October 31.

    Sale Price $3,187.50

    $3,750.00

  • JOHN HANCOCK - THIRD PERSON AUTOGRAPH LETTER 03/26/1793  - HFSID 283178
    JOHN HANCOCK John Hancock wrote this third person letter as Governor of Massachusetts in 1793, the year of his death, to invite the Lieutenant Governor and the Governor's Council to his home. Third person autograph letter. 1 page, 7x5¾. Docketed on verso. March 26, 1793.

    Sale Price $2,337.50

    $2,750.00

  • STEPHEN HIGGINSON - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 06/29/1791  - HFSID 295406
    STEPHEN HIGGINSON The Boston merchant and Federalist politician writes detailed instructions regarding a shipment of fish sent to New York Autograph Letter signed: "Stephen Higginson", 1 page, 6½x8¼. Boston, 1791 June 29.

    Sale Price $552.50

    $650.00

  • BENJAMIN HOLTON - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED CIRCA 03/1745 - HFSID 89941
    BENJAMIN HOLTONHe pens this receipt for money owed to a Doctor Ebenezer Collins Autograph Letter signed: “Capt. Benj Holton” in iron gall ink. 1p, 6¼x3¾. Circa 1745. To: Ebenezer Collins Dr. The receipt lists various items and the amount in English currency due for them.

    Sale Price $414.00

    $460.00

  • BENJAMIN HOMANS - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 02/11/1794  - HFSID 89965
    BENJAMIN HOMANSA 1794 signed handwritten letter to Isaac Cushing that extends well wishes Autograph letter signed: "Benjamin Thomas", 1 page, 7½x9¼. February 11, 1794. London. To Isaac Cushing.

    Sale Price $288.00

    $320.00

  • GENERAL WILLIAM HOWE - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 05/17/1788  - HFSID 273009
    WILLIAM HOWE The former British general signs a handwritten 1788 letter inquiring about a prisoner's prospects for early release from Newgate Prison. ALS: "W Howe", 1 page, 7½x9½. Seymour Place, 1788 May 17, Saturday. To unknown correspondent (name written by Howe at lower margin is illegible).

    Sale Price $1,190.00

    $1,400.00

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