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HENRY W. GILPIN
(1801 - 1860) Attorney General in Van Buren's cabinet.A.L.S. 1p. 4to., Philadelphia, June 23, 1829 to S. N. Dexter, in part: "...
The President has brought me the two promissory notes...for $3,000 and $2,000 - These I now inclose which I believe concludes entirely our settlement. I hope you approved what we said of you in the rport; the sentence was the joint labor of Kane's & my learned brains. It will make you too vain...nobody thinks we said too much, who knows any thing about you...
". With integral address leaf, very good.
PROTECTING BLACK VOTERS IN THE RECONSTRUCTION CAROLINAS
Fine collection of 14 printed Reconstruction General Orders, almost all from Raleigh, NC, 1867-68, concerning election regulationsoverssen by military authorities. One of the orders appears to be field-printed. Among the orders are those instructing that no ballots may be inspected, nor ballot boxes be opened prior to the closing of the polls; an order that registrars and Inspectors of Elections are not permitted to resign and are ordered arrested is they do so; publication of an act ordering the registration of voters in North Carolina for the purpose of establishing a government "loyal to the Union"; an order that appointments to office be reported to the military authorities; etc., with two other unrelated orders. Overall very good.
STEPHEN J. FIELD
(1816 - 1899) Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. L.S. on Supreme Court letterhead, 2pp. 8vo., Washington, Mar. 13, 1894, in part: "...
I have a certificate of 100 shares of the capital stock of the Philadelphia Company...I then paid twenty dollars a share. Do you know anything about the company and for what its shares are selling at present?...
". Very good.
TROUP, GEORGE M.
(1780 - 1856) Two-term Governor of Georgia, a believer in expansionist Manifest Destiny policies and a supporter of Indian removal, also supported slavery throughout his career.Bold signature cut from a document.
(1820 - 1899) American politician, Secretary of the Interior and an intimate friend of Abraham Lincoln.Good content A.L.S., 1p. 4to., Pleasant, Iowa, Oct. 8, 1884 to an autograph seeker. In part: "...I have no letters of the late President Andrew Johnston [sic]...The last address known to me of Hon. John P. Usher was St. Louis...Hon. Orville H. Browning is dead...Hon. Lorenzo Thomas, is dead..." Expertly inlaid, fine.
(1792 - 1868) Leader of the Radical Republicans who demanded harsh treatment for the South during and after the War, led the impeachment proceedings against Andrew Johnson. A.L.S. "
" in the text, 1p. 8vo., [n.p.]. Aug. 22, 1867, in part: "
...I have sent you what will I suppose do for a note. The copy was to be much contested, but a loss of members by the late flood has greatly distressed him. I had to caution Ed McPherson. I wish Mr. Schumacher would call on Mr. Dadgress...& thank in behalf of Stevens...
" Typical frantic handwriting and inkblots, else very good.
WILLIAM M. EVARTS
(1818 - 1901) American politician, Attorney General under Johnson and Secretary of State under Hayes. A.L.S. 1p. 8vo., July 2, 1866, sending an autograph. Mounted, good condition, with a portrait engraving.
HENRY CABOT LODGE
(1850 - 1924) American politician and senator, led opposition to the Peace Treaty and the Covenant of the League of Nations. Fine content T.L.S. on his personal letterhead, 1p. 4to., Beverly, Mass., Apr. 13, 1973, to noted columnist and author Jim Bishop regarding the assassination of John F. Kennedy. In part: "
...I was at the St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco when I got the news that President Kennedy had been assassinated. I was on my way from Saigon to Washington and had an appointment to see him on the following Sunday. I was at the time Ambassador to Viet Nam. I had been in very close contact with him by cable during the preceding six weeks. My thoughts were shock and horror...
". It is no secret that Lodge despised JFK, who had defeated him not only for the senatorial seat in Massachusetts, but as Nixon's running mate in 1960, a close and hotly contested election. As this letter reveals, Lodge was most definitely in contact with JFK on a daily basis before the assassination and during the time in which the U.S. government sanctioned the assassination of South Vietnam President Diem and his brother. Staple holes at top left, with the original holograph envelope, overall very good
ALBERT GALLATIN'S 1809 AND 1810 TREASURY REPORTS
Two original printed reports issued by Albert Gallatin in his role as Secretary of the Treasury. The first, "
REPORT (IN PART) FROM THE COMMITTEE APPOINTED ON THE 31ST ULT. TO INQUIRE WHETHER MONIES DRAWN FROM THE TREASURY, Since the 4th March, 1801, HAVE BEEN FAITHFULLY APPLIED TO THE OBJECT FOR WHICH THEY WERE APPROPRIATED, AND WHETHER THE SAME HAVE BEEN REGULARLY ACCOUNTED FOR
", issued June 27, 1809, 64pp. (with additional inserts), printed by Roger Chew Weightman, Washington City, 1809. The report features accounting for expenses on the construction of the "President's House" from 1803-1808. The report also includes an abstract for naval expenses from 1801-1809, including an appropriation for "
paying prize money due to the captors of the Moorish ships Meshouda and Mirboha
". The second book, Gallatin's "
", 15pp. (with additional inserts) issued on Dec. 12, 1810, printed in Washington by A. and G. Way, lays out revenue and expenses accrued by the young republic. The book features abstracts pertaining to the sale of lands in the Ohio and Mississippi Territories. Verso is signed with a note possibly belonging Vermont Senator Stephen Row Bradley : "
Mr Bradley Send these to my lodgings
". Both books lightly toned with minor foxing throughout and bindings maintained.
Lot of three documents signed by notable early Southern governors, includes Georgia Gov.
GEORGE M. TROUP
(1780-1856), a believer in expansionist Manifest Destiny policies and a supporter of Indian removal, 8pp. sm. folio, Milledgeville, Mar. 24, 1826, a power of attorney with intact pendant wax seal, some offsetting and ragged bottom margin else good; Georgia Gov.
CHARLES J. MCDONALD
(1790-1860), 4pp. sm. folio, Milledgeville, Mar. 11, 1842, power of attorney, some offsetting; and Louisiana Gov.
ANDRE B. ROMAN
1795-1866), a delegate to the Louisiana Secession convention opposed secession who lost his entire fortune during the war, 1p. 4to., [Baton Rouge?], Aug. 11, 1840, attestation of a notary. Three pcs.
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