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    Autograph Collection Including Seward to Stanton Letter Comprises: (1) William H. Seward to Edwin M. Stanton Black-bordered Manuscript Letter Signed: "William H. Seward" as Johnson's Secretary of State, 1.5p, 7.75" x 9.75". Washington, September 12, 1865. To Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton. In part: "I have the honor to enclose a transcript of a letter of the 9th instant from the Bavarian Consul General at Philadelphia, together with its original accompaniments, stating that the Government of Bavaria, in compliance with the wishes of the United States Ordnance Department, has forwarded specimens of the various infantry and cavalry accoutrements used by soldiers of the Bavarian service...." Letters between cabinet members rarely appear on the market and this one, between former Lincoln cabinet members (now in President Andrew Johnson's cabinet) Seward and Stanton is extremely desirable. Light show-through, brown stain at horizontal fold across second page. Else in fine condition. (2) Grover Cleveland Signature: "Grover Cleveland/Oct 26. 1897", 5.25" x 3" card tipped to larger page. Cleveland was President from 1885-1889 and 1893-1897. Very fine condition. (3) Daniel D Tompkins Autograph Letter Signed: "Daniel D Tompkins" as Governor of New York, 1p, 7.75" x 9.75". Albany, March 11, 1809. To Robert Brent Esq. In part: "The remittance of 2500 Dollars on account of the Oswego Detachment has been received. I regret that you should have so much trouble in this business, but the hurry with which the detachments went into service & the want of information in the Officers as to the proper mode of taking vouchers to comply with the regulations of the War Department has produced it...." Daniel D. Tompkins served as Monroe's Vice President from 1817-1825. Light show-through from docket on verso, light creases and folds. Overall, in fine condition. (4) Thomas Penn Partly Printed Document Signed: "Tho Penn" as Proprietor of Pennsylvania, and Counties on Delaware, 1p, 12.25" x 7.25". Philadelphia, January 24, 1738. Grant of a survey of 200 Acres of Land "scituate on the Heads of the Branches of Blackbirds Creek in the said County" to Nicholas Reynolds. John Penn, Thomas Penn and Richard Penn were Proprietors of Pennsylvania from 1718-1746. Paper seal intact. Light browning at folds. In very fine condition. (5) Samuel L. Southard Manuscript Letter Signed: "Geo Bomford Bt Col./On Ordnance Services", 1p, 7.75" x 10", Washington, April 25, 1827. To Capt. T.J. Baird, Frankford, Pa. transmitting an order for 500 sets Rifle accoutrements to be forwarded to Baton Rouge and Pittsburgh. Postmarked integral address leaf is franked: "Saml L. Southard" as President J. Q. Adams' Secretary of the Navy. Heavy tanned vertical fold through Southard's signature. Overall, in fine condition. (6) Henry Ward Beecher ALS: "H.W. Beecher", 1p, 4" x 5". No place, January 9, 1867. In full: "I should not object to invite a man to his deceased wife's Sister." Mounting remnant at left edge, one fold. Slight smudge on letters of text. Fine condition. (7) John Burroughs ALS: "John Burroughs", 1p, 5" x 8". West Park, N.Y., January 2, 1900. Begins: "I see you are a very impatient explosive sort of man...." Very fine condition. (8) Irish Indenture 1779 Manuscript Indenture, 1p, 9.5" x 13.5". County Tyrone (now, Northern Ireland), February 25, 1779. Assignment of land bequeathed to James Boyle, a Trooper in his majestys fourth Regiment of horse, and Edward Boyle, by their grandfather, Patrick Boyle. Two red wax seals. Light soiling, folds. In fine condition. (9) Condemned Man's Plea to the Court, 1818 Autograph Letter Signed: "Wm Jones", 4p, 7.5" x12.5". Docketed: "W. Jones' confession/written in Kingston at/the Circuit of 1818, pre-/vious to his departure/for the State Prison". In part, original spelling: "Honored court I state the foundation of my unfortinate Care to your honors In writing for I was confindint that My throb biting hart woud not permit me to doit by the word of mouth firstly I will State to your Honor the manor of my Living from my youth." After describing his youth, he continues: "Little thinking of being sutch a monster as to Destroy my own reppitation and happiness here on Earth and violate the Laws of my country to sutch A degree as to defraud my fellow mortals with Forged bank notes but now I feel my self happy to Think that my currier was stoped in the begining For I Think quite Likely That I Should have keped On In that vile practice till I was taken and in That time I should have bin no comfort to my Wife children nor parents but daily should have bin A plunging my self deaper In sin but now I feel my Self duty bound to Lay the foundation of my unfortinate Case before your honors and state the Inducements That I had Laid before me and why I excepted of the Forbiden fruit....I feel penitent and humble and What more can I do and if we cant forgive One an other how can we expect forgiveness...." Extremely legible. Soiled, worn at folds. Else in fine condition. (10) Clinton's 1993 Inaugural Two Commemorative Invitations to 1993 Clinton-Gore Inauguration, each 8.5" x 11". Pristine condition. With related material and an original envelope. (11) Two 1674 London Newspapers Original copies of "The London Gazette", each 2p (front & verso), 5.75" x 9.75", "Printed by Tho. Newcomb in the Savoy". "From Thursday April 9 to Monday April 13, 1674" (includes news from Madrid, Genova, Vienna, Francfort, Cologne, Amsterdam, Brussels and "Whitehal, April 11. This day His Majesty, accompanied with his Royal Highness, and attended by several of the Nobility, and other persons of quality, returned hither from Newmarket in perfect health."), browned, and "From Thursday May 18, to Monday May 22, 1676" (includes news from Naples, Venice, Copenhagen, Vienna, Berlin, Strasburg, Brussels, Hague, Marseilles, Paris and "From the Imperial Camp before Philipsburg, May 18. We have advanced our Trenches so successfully that we are at present come to the Ditch of the great Fort, which cover the Bridge of Philipsburg over the Rhine...It is said the French would agree to surrender the Fort if they might be permitted to retire into Philipsburg which our Generals will not allow."). Both newspapers are slightly soiled but are in fine condition. (12) George Cruikshank ALS: "Geo Cruikshank", 2p (conjoined), 4.5" x 7". [London], November 21, 1870. To Rev Dr Charles Rogers. In part: "I take it as a compliment of course-to be appointed to the post of Steward-but as I am only an honorary member of the Club - is it not putting me a little forward?...We held a long Council about applying to Her Majesty...." English illustrator George Cruikshank's many works include Dickens' "Oliver Twist". Browned at perimeter from prior framing, browned mid-vertical fold on first page. Mounting remnants on verso. Else in fine condition. (13) Robert Laessig Two original pencil drawings signed: "Robert H Laessig/1936/Flower study" (9" x 12.5") and "Robert Laeggis/Old Farm House/(Germany) 1938" (color, 9.75" x 7"). Plus nine miscellaneous newspaper and magazine articles, drawings, letters, envelopes. In all, 24 items. Overall, in fine condition.Accompanied by LOA from PSA/DNA.

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