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Auctioneer Alexander Historical Auctions Alexander Autographs 203.276.1570
Auction Date Dec 10 Auction
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Wilmington, DE
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Lot: 1 - "LIBERTY" GERMAN IMPORT GOBLET

"LIBERTY" GERMAN IMPORT GOBLET Ornately-painted Revolutionary War-era patriotic pitcher, depicts a European''s impression of an American eagle with outstretched wings surrounded by leaves and berries. The image is surmounted by the word "Liberti"

Lot: 2 - COTTON MATHER

COTTON MATHER (1663 – 1728) New England Puritan minister, prolific author, and pamphleteer. He left a scientific legacy due to his hybridization experiments and his promotion of inoculation for disease prevention, though he is most frequently

Lot: 3 - (SALEM WITCH TRIALS) SAMUEL SEWALL

(SALEM WITCH TRIALS) SAMUEL SEWALL SAMUEL SEWALL (1652 - 1730) Massachusetts judge who presided over the Salem witch trials, and the only one of the judges who publicly admitted his error. A.D.S. at the bottom of a manuscript document, 1p. legal

Lot: 4 - BENJAMIN CHURCH - THE FIRST ARMY RANGER

BENJAMIN CHURCH - THE FIRST ARMY RANGER (c. 1639 - 1718) Founder of an armed force considered the forerunner of the U.S. Army''s Rangers when he led the first ranger force in America, 1676. Church was commissioned by the Governor of the Plymouth

Lot: 5 - EDWARD HYDE, LORD CORNBURY

EDWARD HYDE, LORD CORNBURY (1661 - 1723) Corrupt colonial governor of New York and New Jersey and cousin of Queen Anne best known for his habit of wearing women''s clothes in public. Bold signature "Cornbury" cut from a 1706 document.

Lot: 6 - THE NEW YORK WEEKLY JOURNAL, PRINTED BY JOHN PETER

THE NEW YORK WEEKLY JOURNAL, PRINTED BY JOHN PETER ZENGER Fine and scarce pre -Revolutionary War newspaper. "The New-York Weekly Journal, Containing the freshest Advices, Foreign, and Domestic" (New York: printed by John Peter Zenger), April 29,

Lot: 7 - BROADSIDE ADVERTISING THE SALE OF LAND IN DUTCHESS

BROADSIDE ADVERTISING THE SALE OF LAND IN DUTCHESS COUNTY, NEW YORK Very rare early advertising broadside, 1p. 4to, Sep. 2, 1728, for the sale of land in Dutchess County, New York, in part: "This Is to give Notice, that Capt. Albert Pawling, of

Lot: 9 - MILITIA IS RAISED IN NEW YORK, 1684

MILITIA IS RAISED IN NEW YORK, 1684 Early manuscript D.S., 2pp. folio, New York, Aug. 27, 1684, a retained copy of a "Bill for settlemt. of the Militia". In part: "For the better Regulating of the militia within this Province for the Common Defence

Lot: 10 - RELIGIOUS IMPRINT PRINTED BY BENJAMIN FRANKLIN

RELIGIOUS IMPRINT PRINTED BY BENJAMIN FRANKLIN Two extracts from a religious publication, "The Solemn League and Covenant for Reformation and Defence of Religion, the Honour and Happiness of the King, and the Peace and Safety of the Three Kingdoms

Lot: 11 - SERMON PREACHED BEFORE THE COLONIAL GOVERNOR OF

SERMON PREACHED BEFORE THE COLONIAL GOVERNOR OF MASSACHUSETTS Very scarce bound pamphlet, "A Sermon Preached Before His Excellency Thomas Hutchinson, Esq., Governor: The Honorable His Majesty''s Council, And the Honorable House of Representatives,

Lot: 12 - AN EYEWITNESS ACCOUNT OF A CONFRONTATION WITH "THE

AN EYEWITNESS ACCOUNT OF A CONFRONTATION WITH "THE PAXTON BOYS" Fascinating content manuscript document, 3pp. folio, [n.p.], Jan. 24, 1766, a contemporary copy of an affidavit given before WILLIAM ALLEN (1704-1780), Chief Justice of the Province of

Lot: 13 - "THE PENNSYLVANIA GAZETTE", PRINTED BY BENJAMIN

"THE PENNSYLVANIA GAZETTE", PRINTED BY BENJAMIN FRANKLIN Fine content pre-Revolutionary War newspaper, "The Pennsylvania Gazette" (Philadelphia: printed by Benjamin Franklin), May 25, 1749, no. 1067, 4pp. 4to., featuring a front-page printing of a

Lot: 14 - BENJAMIN FRANKLIN "PLUS ULTRA" MOTTO GLASS WAX

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN "PLUS ULTRA" MOTTO GLASS WAX STAMP Rare ca. early 1805 glass wax seal stamp, the 1" oval stamp bearing an excellent chest, up profile of Benjamin Franklin with the Latin motto beneath "PLUS ULTRA" ("FURTHER BEYOND"). The seal is

Lot: 15 - BRITISH IMPRINT CONDEMNS SLAVEOWNING IN THE

BRITISH IMPRINT CONDEMNS SLAVEOWNING IN THE BRITISH EMPIRE Excellent set of five colonial American imprints bound together, Philadephia, 1766-67, 6 3/4" x 4 1/4" and approx. 125 pages. Marbled paper on paper boards, worn, covers detached, a lady''s

Lot: 16 - 18TH CENTURY PLAN FOR A FORT

18TH CENTURY PLAN FOR A FORT Excellent ca. 1750s partial aerial view of a fort, a brown ink drawing, 17" x 12 1/2" mounted on a 19" x 29" sheet showing a portion of what would have been an enormous, star-shaped fort which, according to the scale

Lot: 17 - COLONIAL MINER''S LAMP WITH "ROOSTER" KNOB

COLONIAL MINER''S LAMP WITH "ROOSTER" KNOB Superb example of a mid-1700s miner''s lamp with decorative "rooster" knob design, 23" long overall, of French design in cast and forged iron, certainly one of the finest such examples extant. The lamp is 7

Lot: 18 - BOSTON BROADSHEET REPORTS LEAD-UP TO TEA PARTY

BOSTON BROADSHEET REPORTS LEAD-UP TO TEA PARTY Fine content broadsheet, "Supplement to the Massachusetts-Gazette" (Boston: printed by Richard Draper), May 6, 1773, 2pp. folio, leading with an article on the London publication of the "Boston

Lot: 19 - "STAMP ACT" CAST BRONZE STATUE

"STAMP ACT" CAST BRONZE STATUE Well-executed and dramatic cast bronze statue, 25 1/2" tall, 10" x 7" at the base, depicting a striding American patriot, in a fur cape and wearing a "liberty"-style cap, grasping a curved shortsword in his right hand,

Lot: 20 - BROADSIDE PRINTING OF THE DECLARATION OF

BROADSIDE PRINTING OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE Rare seen broadsheet printing of the Declaration of Independence, 1p. 23 1/2" x 28", printed by S. N. Dickinson, circa 1830, and published by the Boston Bewick Company, notable map-makers of the

Lot: 21 - EPHRATA PRESS DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE

EPHRATA PRESS DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE CENTENNIAL Printed broadside, 2pp. folio, a printing of the Declaration of Independence in three columns, with the facsimile signatures of each signer grouped together at the end, produced at the Centennial

Lot: 22 - BOSTON ORATORS REMEMBER THE BOSTON MASSACRE

BOSTON ORATORS REMEMBER THE BOSTON MASSACRE Interesting manuscript, 2pp. 4to., [n.p., n.d. ca. 1840], a copy of notes taken at the March 6, 1770 Boston town meeting listing the committee members appointed to wait upon Samuel Adams. Adams was to lead

Lot: 23 - CONNECTICUT PATRIOTS OFFER FOOD TO STARVING

CONNECTICUT PATRIOTS OFFER FOOD TO STARVING BOSTONIANS SUFFERING UNDER THE "BOSTON PORT ACT" Fascinating manuscript D.S., 1p. legal folio, Lebanon, Ct., July 18, 1774 in which local citizens pledge support to Bostonians suffering under "The Boston

Lot: 24 - JOSEPH WARREN PLEADS FOR GUNPOWDER FROM NEW YORK,

JOSEPH WARREN PLEADS FOR GUNPOWDER FROM NEW YORK, DAYS BEFORE HIS DEATH AT BUNKER HILL JOSEPH WARREN (1741-1775) American physician, President of the revolutionary Massachusetts Provincial Congress. He was killed when the British stormed the redoubt

Lot: 25 - JOHN HANCOCK

JOHN HANCOCK (1737-1793) American Revolutionary politician and first signer of the Declaration of Independence, President of the Continental Congress and two-time Governor of Massachusetts. Historic content manuscript signed document: "By Order of

Lot: 26 - GEORGE TAYLOR

GEORGE TAYLOR (1716 - 1781) Pennsylvania Signer of the Declaration of Independence, appointed a delegate to the Continental Congress in 1775 to replace a member of the Pennsylvania delegation who refused to support independence. He arrived too late

Lot: 27 - THOMAS JEFFERSON

THOMAS JEFFERSON (1743 - 1826) Third President of the United States, author and signer of the Declaration of Independence, ceased the importation of slaves to America. Printed signed document as Secretary of State under George Washington, 1p. 4to.

Lot: 28 - THOMAS STONE

THOMAS STONE (1743 - 1787) Signer of the Declaration of Independence from Maryland and a wealthy businessman, he later refused to sign the Articles of Confederation and declined to attend the Constitutional Convention. Especially rare A.D.S. "Thos.

Lot: 29 - ALEXANDER HAMILTON

ALEXANDER HAMILTON (1755 - 1804) American politician who, with Madison and Jay, supported the Constitution through contributions to The Federalist, first Secretary of the Treasury who built the national fiscal system, mortally wounded in a duel

Lot: 30 - (AARON BURR) THEODOSIA BURR

(AARON BURR) THEODOSIA BURR (1783 - 1813) Daughter of U.S. Vice President Aaron Burr and Theodosia Bartow Prevost. Her husband, Joseph Alston, was governor of South Carolina during the War of 1812. She was lost at sea at age 29. Some claim that

Lot: 31 - (CONTINENTAL NAVY) CAPTAIN OF THE USS RANGER

(CONTINENTAL NAVY) CAPTAIN OF THE USS RANGER THOMAS SIMPSON Continental Navy first lieutenant aboard the sloop-of-war USS RANGER under JOHN PAUL JONES (1747-1792), later captain of that ship. Rare and interesting war-date autograph endorsement, 1p.

Lot: 32 - (CONTINENTAL NAVY) ELISHA HINMAN

(CONTINENTAL NAVY) ELISHA HINMAN (1734-1807) Continental Navy captain. Rare and interesting war-date manuscript D.S. "E. Hinman", 1p. 8 1/4" x 3 1/2", Portsmouth, Aug. 13, 1777, a receipt for fifty pounds from Continental Navy agent JOHN LANGDON

Lot: 33 - ABIEL FOSTER

ABIEL FOSTER (1735-1806) Continental congressman from New Hampshire, a minister and judge who also served as a member of the Federal Congress and was president of the State Senate. A.D.S. penned at the bottom of an indenture, 1p. legal folio,

Lot: 34 - ANTHONY WAYNE

ANTHONY WAYNE (1745 - 1796) "Mad Anthony", American Revolutionary brigadier general who distinguished himself at Brandywine, Germantown, Monmouth, and in the brilliant capture of the British garrison at Stony Point. Manuscript D.S. removed from a

Lot: 35 - ARTHUR LEE

ARTHUR LEE (1740 - 1792) Propagandist and spy for the American Revolutionary cause and an agent in Europe for the Continental Congress. A.D.S. 1p. oblong 8vo., [n.p.], May 25, 1785 to "Colonel Fitzgerald" in Alexandria sending a draft: "...in part

Lot: 36 - ARTHUR ST. CLAIR

ARTHUR ST. CLAIR (1734 - 1818) Revolutionary War major general serving at Trenton and Princeton, commanded Ft. Ticonderoga, President of the Continental Congress and first governor of the Northwest Territory. Good association A.L.S., 1p. 4to.,

Lot: 37 - BENJAMIN HUNTINGTON

BENJAMIN HUNTINGTON 1736 - 1800) Continental Congressman and the first Senator from Connecticut. A.D.S. as Justice of the Peace, 1p. legal folio. [Connecticut], Aug. 26, 1786, a ruling concerning jurisdiction in a case which was already almost 12

Lot: 38 - BENJAMIN LINCOLN SELLS A SLAVE BOY

BENJAMIN LINCOLN SELLS A SLAVE BOY (1733 - 1810) American Revolution major general, commanding an army in the south, he was captured at Charleston and later exchanged. Secretary of War (1781 - 1783). Fine content D.S. as "Benj. Lincoln, Jr." and

Lot: 39 - BENJAMIN LINCOLN

BENJAMIN LINCOLN (1733 - 1810) American Revolution major general, commanding an army in the south, he was captured at Charleston and later exchanged. Secretary of War (1781 - 1783). Partly-printed D.S. as Collector of Customs, 1p. oblong 8vo.,

Lot: 40 - BENJAMIN RUMSEY

BENJAMIN RUMSEY (1734 - 1808) American jurist, a delegate for Maryland in the Continental Congress in 1776 and 1777 and for over 25 years was chief judge of the Maryland Court of Appeals. Signature cut from a document, dated "1790" in another hand

Lot: 41 - CADWALADER MORRIS

CADWALADER MORRIS (1741 - 1795) American merchant and politician from Philadelphia, member of the First Troop Philadelphia City Cavalry, and a delegate to the Continental Congress 1783-1784. Also a founder of the Bank of North America. A.L.S. 1p.

Lot: 42 - CHARLES DEWITT

CHARLES DEWITT (1727 - 1787) American miller and statesman from New York and a delegate to the Continental Congress. Partly-printed D.S., 1p, 8vo., New York, 1784, being his wages of 41 pounds made to him by the State of New York for his attendance

Lot: 43 - CHARLES LEE

CHARLES LEE (1731 - 1782) American Revolution second-ranking major general, taken prisoner and thereafter secretly conspired with Howe to defeat the Americans. He was later exchanged and while engaged at Monmouth his retreat nearly cost the battle.

Lot: 44 - CHARLES LEE

CHARLES LEE (1731 - 1782) American Revolution second-ranking major general, taken prisoner and thereafter secretly conspired with Howe to defeat the Americans. He was later exchanged and while engaged at Monmouth his retreat nearly cost the battle.

Lot: 45 - CHARLES O''HARA

CHARLES O''HARA (1740 - 1802) British military officer who served in the Seven Years'' War, the American Revolution and the French Revolution, and later served as the Governor of Gibraltar. He had the dubious distinction of surrendering personally

Lot: 46 - CHARLES PETTIT

CHARLES PETTIT (1736 - 1806) American Revolution patriot and financier, and a powerful advocate for the acceptance of the Constitution. A.L.S., 1p. 4to., Burlington, Apr. 15, 1774 to Philadelphia merchant John Mitchell. Pettit states that he has

Lot: 47 - CHARLES STEWART

CHARLES STEWART (1729 - 1800) American officer during the American Revolution and a Continental Congressman, colonel of a battalion of Minutemen, commissary general of issues, 1777, and New Jersey delegate to the Continental Congress in 1784 and

Lot: 48 - CLEMENT BIDDLE

CLEMENT BIDDLE (1740 - 1814) "The Quaker General" organized and led the "Quaker Blues" against the British and fought under Nathanial Greene as well. Manuscript D.S., 2pp. legal folio, Pennsylvania, Dec. 4, 1799, an accounts ledger of repairs made

Lot: 49 - COMMISSARY GENERAL JOSEPH TRUMBULL RECEIVES FUNDS

COMMISSARY GENERAL JOSEPH TRUMBULL RECEIVES FUNDS IN MANHATTAN SHORLTY AFTER HARLEM HEIGHTS JOSEPH TRUMBULL (1737 - 1778) Son of Connecticut Gov. Jonathan Trumbull and the first commissary general of the Continental Army during the Revolutionary

Lot: 50 - CONGRESS APPOINTS COMMISSIONERS TO NEGOTIATE AND

CONGRESS APPOINTS COMMISSIONERS TO NEGOTIATE AND SIGN TREATIES WITH THE IROQUOIS CONFEDERACY CHARLES THOMSON (1729-1824) Irish born American patriot, unanimously elected first Secretary of the Continental Congress in 1774 and held the post until

Lot: 51 - CONTINENTAL CONGRESSMEN

CONTINENTAL CONGRESSMEN Lot of three signed items, includes JONATHAN STURGES (1740-1819) American lawyer, jurist and politician, represented Connecticut as a delegate to the Continental Congress and in House of Representatives, A.L.S. 1p. large 4to,

Lot: 52 - CYRUS GRIFFIN

CYRUS GRIFFIN (1749 - 1810) Lawyer and judge who served as the last President of the Continental Congress, holding office from January 22, 1788 to November 2, 1788. He resigned after the ratification of the Constitution rendered the old Congress

Lot: 53 - DAVID GELSTON

DAVID GELSTON (1744 - 1828) American merchant and politician, signed the articles of association in 1774 agreeing to avoid British imports, even though this hurt his own business. He was also in the New York Provincial Congress of 1775 to 1777, as

Lot: 54 - DAVID JACKSON

DAVID JACKSON (1730 - 1801) Continental congressman from Pennsylvania, served with the Philadelphia Militia during the Revolution, and was a military surgeon present at the Yorktown surrender. Fine association A.L.S., 1p. 4to., [n.p.], Mar. 24, 1797

Lot: 55 - DAVID WOOSTER AND TRYON''S RAID ON DANBURY

DAVID WOOSTER AND TRYON''S RAID ON DANBURY DAVID WOOSTER (1711 - 1777) American Revolution brigadier general, succeeded Montgomery as commander in Canada, major general of Connecticut Militia, mortally wounded in Tryon''s invasion at Ridgefield.

Lot: 56 - DYRE KEARNY

DYRE KEARNY (d. 1791) American lawyer from Dover, Delaware. He served as a delegate for Delaware to the Continental Congress in 1787 and 1788. Rare signed endorsement cut from a larger document but complete in itself, 1p. 11" x 4", Dover, Apr. 3,

Lot: 57 - EDMUND BURKE

EDMUND BURKE (1729 - 1797) British statesman who advocated liberal treatment of the Colonies and resisted George III''s taxation and representation policies. Signature and subscription cut from a letter, 2" x 8", dated Oct. 17, 1796. Very good.

Lot: 58 - EDWARD HAND

EDWARD HAND (1744 - 1802) Irish-born soldier, physician, and politician who served in the Continental Army and crossed the Delaware River with Washington. Commanded the 1st Pennsylvania Regiment and commanded Fort Pitt, fighting British loyalists

Lot: 59 - EGBERT BENSON

EGBERT BENSON (1746 - 1833) American jurist and politician from New York who represented the state in the Continental Congress, Annapolis Convention, and the House of Representatives, also served as a member of the New York State constitutional

Lot: 60 - ELIAS BOUDINOT

ELIAS BOUDINOT (1740 - 1821) Revolutionary War officer and President of the Continental Congress signing the Treaty of Paris in that capacity. Later director of the U.S. Mint. A.D.S. "E. Boudinot", 1p. 4to., [n.p., n.d. ca 1789], apparently a list

Lot: 61 - ELIAS DAYTON

ELIAS DAYTON (1737 - 1807) American Revolution brigadier general, a colonel of New Jersey troops promoted upon the direct recommendation of Washington. A.L.S. with integral leaf addressed to his brother JONATHAN DAYTON, "In Congress Philadelphia",

Lot: 62 - ELIAS DAYTON

ELIAS DAYTON (1737 - 1807) American Revolution brigadier general, a colonel of New Jersey troops promoted upon the direct recommendation of Washington. A.D.S. 1p. 12mo., [n.p.], Aug. 12, 1771, a receipt for 652 pounds paid to him on account, boldly

Lot: 63 - ELIPHALET DYER

ELIPHALET DYER (1721 - 1807) Revolutionary patriot, a member of the Stamp Act Congress and the Continental Congress, also an original member of the Susquehanna Company. Partly-printed D.S., 1p. oblong 8vo., Nov. 6, 1762, a summons seeking the

Lot: 64 - ESEK HOPKINS

ESEK HOPKINS (1718 - 1802) First Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Navy and commander of Rhode Island''s military forces, started his career as a captain and privateer, and later undertook an expedition to attack British vessels off Virginia

Lot: 65 - EZEKIEL CORNELL

EZEKIEL CORNELL (1732 - 1800) Revolutionary War general who also represented Rhode Island in the Continental Congress from 1780 to 1782. Cornell fought at fought at Bunker Hill and Long Island and was one of those who arrested the mayor of New

Lot: 66 - EZRA L''HOMMEDIEU

EZRA L''HOMMEDIEU (1734 - 1811) American lawyer and statesman, a delegate for New York to the Continental Congress (1779 to 1783) and again in 1788. Manuscript D.S., 1p. legal folio, New York, Mar. 10, 1787, a loan of 111 pounds given unto

Lot: 67 - FRANCIS KINLOCH

FRANCIS KINLOCH (1755 - 1826) Continental Congressman from South Carolina and Revolutionary War officer, on the staffs of Huger and Moultrie, wounded at Savannah. Voted for ratification. Fine association A.L.S., 1p. large 4to., [n.p.], July 12

Lot: 68 - FREDERICK VON WEISSENFELS

FREDERICK VON WEISSENFELS (1738-1806) Continental Army officer of German descent, participated in the battles of Quebec, White Plains, Trenton, Saratoga, and Monmouth. Postwar, he became an original member of the New York chapter of the Society of

Lot: 69 - FRIEDRICH ADOLF RIEDESEL

FRIEDRICH ADOLF RIEDESEL (1738 - 1800) German officer in the American Revolution. Riedesel commanded the Braunschweiger Jäger regiment (called "Hessians") and all German and American Indian forces in the Saratoga Campaign, distinguishing

Lot: 70 - FRIEDRICH WILHELM VON STEUBEN

FRIEDRICH WILHELM VON STEUBEN (1730 - 1794) American Revolutionary general who reported to Washington at Valley Forge to undertake the training of troops, later led Continental Army forces at Monmouth and Yorktown. STEUBEN LEASES THE LAND AT HIS

Lot: 71 - FRIEDRICH WILHELM VON STEUBEN

FRIEDRICH WILHELM VON STEUBEN (1730 - 1794) American Revolutionary general who reported to Washington at Valley Forge to undertake the training of troops, later led Continental Army forces at Monmouth and Yorktown. Scarce war-date signature adding

Lot: 72 - GENERAL FRIEDRICH WILHELM VON STEUBEN''S SOCIETY

GENERAL FRIEDRICH WILHELM VON STEUBEN''S SOCIETY OF THE CINCINNATI MEDAL (PREAMBLE TO STEUBEN SECTION) In 1989 a career New York antique dealer traveling through rural eastern Pennsylvania attended one of the regular auctions held at Zettlemoyer''s

Lot: 73 - BARON FRIEDRICH WILHELM VON STEUBEN''S

BARON FRIEDRICH WILHELM VON STEUBEN''S GERMAN-ENGLISH DICTIONARY A German-English dictionary attrributed to General Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben. The volume is: "A Compleat English Dictionary, oder vollstandiges Englisch=Deutsches Worterbuch" by

Lot: 74 - "REGULATIONS FOR THE ORDER AND DISCIPLINE OF THE

"REGULATIONS FOR THE ORDER AND DISCIPLINE OF THE TROOPS" ATTRIBUTED TO WILHELM FRIEDRICH VON STEUBEN Very early edition of von Steuben''s "Regulations for the Order and Discipline of the Troops of the United States," (Philadelphia: Charles Cist)

Lot: 75 - GOLD-TOPPED WALKING STICK ATTRIBUTED TO GEN.

GOLD-TOPPED WALKING STICK ATTRIBUTED TO GEN. WILHELM FRIEDRICH VON STEUBEN A gentleman''s fancy walking stick attributed to Continental Army Gen. Wilhelm Friedrich von Steuben, descended down in his Pennsylvania family and obtained by a collector at

Lot: 76 - ORNATE SHOE BUCKLES ATTRIBUTED TO GENERAL

ORNATE SHOE BUCKLES ATTRIBUTED TO GENERAL FRIEDRICH WILHELM VON STEUBEN A pair of large and very ornate late 18th century shoe buckles believed to have been owned and worn by Gen. Wilhelm Friedrich von Steuben. The buckles, 3" long and 2 1/2" wide,

Lot: 77 - ORNATE SILK VEST ATTRIBUTED TO GEN. WILHELM

ORNATE SILK VEST ATTRIBUTED TO GEN. WILHELM FRIEDRICH VON STEUBEN A very ornate and attractive large embroidered silk vest attributed to Continental; Army Gen. Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben and descended in his family until purchased in a

Lot: 78 - "CONSIDERATIONS ON THE ORDER OF CINCINNATUS..."

"CONSIDERATIONS ON THE ORDER OF CINCINNATUS..." Important work concerning the founding of the Society of the Cincinnati: ''Considerations on the Order of Cincinnatus...'' by Honore Gabriel Riqueti, Count de Mirabeau (London: J. Johnson), 1785.

Lot: 79 - MEISSEN VASE WITH PORTRAIT OF VON STEUBEN

MEISSEN VASE WITH PORTRAIT OF VON STEUBEN Fine monumental Meissen vase, approx. 24 1/4" x 9 1/4" dia., of white porcelain in the amphora style, decorated with blue and gold glaze. Floral patterns in relief decorate the base, the neck, and the mouth,

Lot: 80 - VON STEUBEN FAMILY SEAL

VON STEUBEN FAMILY SEAL Metal seal bearing the von Steuben Family crest. The metal seal itself, showing wear from age, is affixed to an aged turned bone handle. 2 7/8" tall overall. This seal was purchased in the U.S., though its original source is

Lot: 81 - BARON VON STEUBEN MEMORIAL TREE PLAQUE

BARON VON STEUBEN MEMORIAL TREE PLAQUE Copper plaque, 7 3/4" x 4", bearing the inscription: "Von Steuben Baum/Gestiftet Von Der Steuben Society of America/29. Mai, 1932" ("Von Steuben Tree/Donated by the Steuben Society of America/May 29, 1932"),

Lot: 82 - GEORGE CLINTON

GEORGE CLINTON (1739 - 1812) Vice President of the United States (1805-12) and Continental Congressman who opposed ratification of the Constitution. Manuscript D.S. as governor of New York, 2pp. legal folio, [Albany], Mar. 27, 1794, his veto of a

Lot: 83 - GEORGE FROST

GEORGE FROST (1720 – 1796) American seaman, jurist, and statesman, a delegate for New Hampshire to the Continental Congress from 1777 to 1779. A.L.S., 2pp. 8vo., Falmouth, Mar. 17, 1763 to his brother. Wide-ranging content mentioning a

Lot: 84 - GEORGE PLATER

GEORGE PLATER (1735 - 1792) American planter, lawyer, and statesman who represented Maryland in the Continental Congress from 1778 to 1780, and briefly served as the sixth Governor of Maryland in 1791 and 1792. War-date D.S. 1p. 6" x 1 1/2",

Lot: 85 - GEORGE THACHER

GEORGE THACHER (1754 - 1824) American lawyer, jurist, and statesman, a delegate for Massachusetts to the Continental Congress in 1787 and 1788. A.L.S. 1p. 8vo., Hampton Falls, Maine, July 20 [1813] to a hotel manager: "...I miss my watch & believe

Lot: 86 - (GEORGE WALTON) POWER OF ATTORNEY FOR THE

(GEORGE WALTON) POWER OF ATTORNEY FOR THE REPOSSESSION OF A SLAVE GEORGE WALTON (1749-1804) Signer of the Declaration of Independence for Georgia, and also its second Governor. Good content manuscript D.S. (not signed by Walton), involving Walton as

Lot: 87 - GUNNING BEDFORD, JR.

GUNNING BEDFORD, JR. (1747 - 1812) Lawyer and politician from Delaware, Continental Congressman and a delegate to the Constitutional Convention. War-date A.D.S. excised from a larger document but complete in itself, 1p. 10" x 4", New Castle, Feb.

Lot: 88 - HENRY CLINTON

HENRY CLINTON (1738 - 1795) English major general who succeeded Howe as commander in chief in North America, captured Charleston in 1780 and resigned his post following a quarrel with Cornwallis. Most unusual partly-printed D.S., 1p. folio, New

Lot: 89 - HENRY LAURENS

HENRY LAURENS (1724 - 1792) (1724 - 1792) American Revolutionary statesman and first President of the Continental Congress, captured by the British while attempting negotiations with the Dutch and later exchanged for Gen. Cornwallis. Pair of

Lot: 90 - ISAAC LOW

ISAAC LOW (1735 - 1791) American Revolution merchant and politician from New York, the first to sign the Articles of Association (Apr. 29, 1775) when he gave an impassioned speech against the King and Parliament. Low was a delegate to the first

Lot: 91 - ISAAC LOW

ISAAC LOW (1735 - 1791) American Revolution merchant and politician from New York, the first to sign the Articles of Association (Apr. 29, 1775) when he gave an impassioned speech against the King and Parliament. Low was a delegate to the first

Lot: 92 - JACOB READ

JACOB READ (1752 - 1816) American lawyer and politician from Charleston, represented South Carolina in both the Continental Congress (1783–1785) and the Senate (1795–1801). A.D.S. as an attorney for the defense, 1p. 8vo., [n.p., n.d.],

Lot: 93 - JAMES CLINTON

JAMES CLINTON (1736 - 1812) American general in the Revolution, took part in the Quebec Expedition and at Saratoga where he helped prevent Clinton from relieveing Burgoyne. He later joined in Sullivan''s Expedition and provided forces at Yorktown.

Lot: 94 - JAMES FORBES

JAMES FORBES (1731 - 1780) American statesman, delegate from Maryland to the Continental Congress from 1777-80. Forbes died while attending a session of Congress in Philadelphia. Rare A.D.S. 1p. 6" x 1 1/4", [n.p.], June 6, 1778, his receipt for 75

Lot: 95 - JAMES HENRY

JAMES HENRY (1731 - 1804) American lawyer from Virginia, a delegate to the Continental Congress in 1779. A.L.S. 1p. 4to., Georgetown, Feb. 10, 1787 to "Mr. Tilghman" discussing a financial matter and asking for legal advice: "...as they depend on

Lot: 96 - JAMES KINSEY

JAMES KINSEY (1731 - 1803) American lawyer, New Jersey delegate to the Continental Congress 1774-75, the Chief Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court. A.D.S., 1p. 8vo., [n.p.], 1801, a "Bond of Warrant of Attorney" for $500.33 signed by Kinsey as

Lot: 97 - JAMES MANNING

JAMES MANNING (1738 - 1791) Continental congressman from Rhode Island, a very influential Baptist clergyman who had a profound influence on politics and was the founder of what is now Brown University. A.D.S. as president of Rhode Island University

Lot: 98 - JAMES RUMSEY, THOMAS JOHNSON, AND THE CONSTRUCTION

JAMES RUMSEY, THOMAS JOHNSON, AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE FIRST AMERICAN STEAMBOAT THOMAS JOHNSON (1732 - 1819) First Governor of Maryland, a delegate to the Continental Congress, and an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. Johnson also was an

Lot: 99 - JAMES SULLIVAN

JAMES SULLIVAN (1744 - 1808) American Revolutionary, a member of the Massachusetts Committe of Safety who later pressed for adoption of the Constitution. Partly-printed D.S. as governor, 1p. 8vo., Boston, July 6, 1808, certification to the

Lot: 100 - JAMES SYKES

JAMES SYKES (1725 - 1792) Continental congressman from Delaware, an officer in the French and Indian War and a member of the Committee of Safety. A.E.S. on the verso of a portion of a legal document, 1p. 8vo., [n.p.], 1788, enters a judgement. Very

Lot: 101 - JEDEDIAH STRONG

JEDEDIAH STRONG (1738 - 1802) Member of the Continental Congress and the Connecticut convention to ratify the Constitution. Manuscript D.S., 1p. legal folio, Hartford, Apr. 4, 1763, a contract involving the sale of horses at that time being cargo

Lot: 102 - JEREMIAH CHASE

JEREMIAH CHASE (1748 - 1828) American lawyer and jurist, a delegate for Maryland in the Continental Congress of 1783 and 1784, and a delegate to the Maryland convention called to ratify the Constitution. A.D.S. 1p. 8vo., [n.p.], July 8, 1809, a

Lot: 103 - JEREMIAH WADSWORTH

JEREMIAH WADSWORTH (1743 - 1804) American sea captain, merchant, and statesman who profited well from his position as a government official charged with supplying the Continental Army. He represented Connecticut in the Continental Congress A.D.S.

Lot: 104 - JESSE ROOT

JESSE ROOT (1736 - 1822) Revolutionary War officer, member of the Continental Congress and Committee of Safety, served directly under Washington. Manuscript D.S., 1p. 12mo., Hartford, Aug. 9, 1773, certification that a school had been maintained in

Lot: 105 - JOHN BROWN

JOHN BROWN (1757 - 1837) Continental congressman who Brown represented Virginia in the Continental Congress (1777-1778) and the U.S. Congress (1789-1791). While in Congress, he introduced the bill granting statehood to Kentucky. Once that was

Lot: 106 - JOHN DICKINSON

JOHN DICKINSON (1732 - 1808). American revolutionary, Signer of the Constitution and member of the Continental Congress who became famous for his 1767 revolutionary pamphlet ''Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania'' and his "Declaration . . .

Lot: 107 - JOHN E. HOWARD

JOHN E. HOWARD (1752 - 1827) Colonel from maryland in the Revolution, delegate to the Continental Congress, 1787-88, Governor of Maryland and U.S. Senator. A.E.S. on a 12mo. document, Dec. 1, 1819, an endorsement of a sight draft. Fine.

Lot: 108 - JOHN FELL

JOHN FELL (1721–1798) American merchant and jurist, and New Jersey delegate to the First Continental Congress. A.D.S. 1p. 12mo., [n.p.] 1758, his acknowledgement of the receipt of a quantity of imported indigo. Boldly penned. Mounted.

Lot: 109 - JOHN HANCOCK

JOHN HANCOCK (1737-1793) American Revolutionary politician and first signer of the Declaration of Independence, President of the Continental Congress and two-time Governor of Massachusetts. BOSTON GREETS THE VICTORIOUS FRENCH OFFICERS Important

Lot: 110 - JOHN HARING

JOHN HARING (1739 - 1809) Lawyer from New York City and a delegate for New York to the Continental Congress. Haring also drafted the daring Orangetown Resolutions chastising George III. Fine content A.D.S. and D.S. signed a total of three times,

Lot: 111 - JOHN HOUSTOUN

JOHN HOUSTOUN (1747 - 1796) Two-time governor of Georgia, the first mayor of Savannah, and an early supporter of independence from Britain. He commanded the Georgia militia in the invasion of Florida during the American Revolution and represented

Lot: 112 - JOHN HABERSHAM

JOHN HABERSHAM (1754 - 1799) American merchant, planter, and soldier from Georgia, son of loyalist official James Habersham and the younger brother of patriot leader Joseph Habersham. He served as an officer in the 1st Georgia Regiment during the

Lot: 113 - JOHN KEAN

JOHN KEAN (1756 - 1795) Merchant from Charleston and a delegate for South Carolina in the Continental Congress from 1785 to 1787. Kean advocated ratification of the Constitution at South Carolina''s ratifying convention. A.L.S., 1p. 4to.,

Lot: 114 - JOHN JOACHIM ZUBLY

JOHN JOACHIM ZUBLY (1724 - 1781) Swiss-born American pastor, a delegate for Georgia to the Continental Congress in 1775. He resisted independence from Great Britain and became a Loyalist resulting in the loss of half of his lands and his library

Lot: 115 - JOHN LAMB

JOHN LAMB (1735 - 1800) American Revolution patriot and soldier, a leader of the Sons of Liberty, commanded Lamb''s Artillery later captured by the British at Quebec. A.D.S. 1p. 12mo., New York, June 21, 1771, a promissory note for three pounds

Lot: 116 - JOHN LANGDON

JOHN LANGDON (1741-1819) First President pro tempore of the United States Senate, signer of the Constitution, and agent for the Continental Navy, who superintended the building of several early American warships. Rare and interesting war-date

Lot: 117 - JOHN LAURANCE

JOHN LAURANCE (1750 - 1810) American lawyer and politician from New York, Judge Advocate General 1777-82 and a member of the board that convicted Maj. John André. A delegate to the Continental Congress. A.L.S., 1p. 4to., Philadelphia, Dec.

Lot: 118 - JOHN LEWIS GERVAIS

JOHN LEWIS GERVAIS (1741–1798) American planter and statesman from South Carolina, a delegate to the Continental Congress in 1782 and 1783. In September 1782, he voted to obtain returns of slaves and other property carried off by the enemy

Lot: 119 - JOHN LOWELL

JOHN LOWELL (1743 - 1802) Delegate to the Congress of the Confederation and federal judge, remembered for introducing the clause in the Massachusetts constitution banning slavery. A.L.S. 1p. 4to., Newburyport, Feb. 21, 1770 to Sheriff Charles

Lot: 120 - JOHN PATERSON

JOHN PATERSON (1744 - 1808) Major general of the Continental and later a U.S. Congressman. Paterson''s command, the 1st Massachusetts Regiment saw action at Bunker Hill. After the British evacuation of Boston, Paterson''s regiment took part in the

Lot: 121 - JOHN ROGERS

JOHN ROGERS (1723 - 1789) American lawyer and judge, delegate for Maryland to the Continental Congress in 1775-76 and Maryland''s Chancellor from 1778 until his death. He was the only delegate voting to approve the Declaration but not signing it

Lot: 122 - JOHN RUTLEDGE

JOHN RUTLEDGE (1739 - 1800) American politician, Revolutionary War President and Governor of South Carolina, Associate and later Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. RUTLEDGE CONGRATULATES LAURENS AND DISCUSSES ALLIANCES WITH THE CREEK AND CHEROKEE

Lot: 123 - JOHN SITGREAVES

JOHN SITGREAVES (1757 - 1802) British-born American lawyer, a delegate for North Carolina to the Continental Congress in 1785, Speaker of the North Carolina House of Representatives and a federal judge. A.L.S. 1p 4to., "Miles Town", Oct. 1, 1799 to

Lot: 124 - JOHN STARK

JOHN STARK (1728 - 1822) American Revolution brigadier general engaged at Bunker Hill, Trenton and Princeton, winner of the battle at Bennington against Burgoyne, and served on the court-martial that condemned Major John Andre. Bold, fine

Lot: 125 - JOHN STEVENS, JR.

JOHN STEVENS, JR. Delegate to the Continental Congress in 1784. He was also president of the convention of New Jersey when the state ratified the Constitution on December 18, 1787. A.L.S. 1p. 8vo., New York, Feb. 15, 1762 to John Smythe in Amboy

Lot: 126 - JOHN SULLIVAN

JOHN SULLIVAN (1740 - 1795) American Revolution major general captured at Long Island and exchanged, he later wintered at Valley Forge, and was abandoned by D''Estaing to face the british at Newport. War-date A.D.S. 1p. 12mo., Apr. 10, 1778, an

Lot: 127 - JOHN TAYLOR GILMAN

JOHN TAYLOR GILMAN (1753 - 1828) Continental congressman from New Hampshire, a 1775 Minuteman and twice governor. A.D.S. as state treasurer, 10. oblong 8vo., Portsmouth, Jan. 5, 1787, a tax receipt issued to the Selectmen of Charlestown for taxes

Lot: 128 - JOHN TREADWELL

JOHN TREADWELL (1745 - 1823) American politician elected to the Confederation Congress and the 21st Governor of Connecticut. Partly-printed D.S., 1p. 12mo, Hartford, May 12, 1794, an order that the State of Connecticut pay Treadwell the sum of

Lot: 129 - JONATHAN ARNOLD

JONATHAN ARNOLD (1741 - 1793) Continental Congressman from Rhode Island, also served in the Continental Army as a surgeon, and directed the army hospital at Providence. Scarce D.S. 1p. 8vo., St. Johnsbury, Dec. 27, 1792, a promissory note involved

Lot: 130 - JONATHAN BAYARD

JONATHAN BAYARD (1738 - 1807) Revolutionary patriot and member of the Continental Congress. He also commanded American soldiers at Brandywine and Germantown. Partly-printed war-date D.S., 1p. 8vo., Philsdelphia, Mar. 21, 1777, an order that wages

Lot: 131 - JONATHAN BLANCHARD

JONATHAN BLANCHARD (1738 - 1788) American lawyer and statesman, delegate for New Hampshire to the Continental Congress in 1784. War-date A.D.S., 1p. 8vo., [n.p.], Mar. 4, 1777, his notice as administrator of the estate of Joseph Blanchard of the

Lot: 132 - JONATHAN D. SERGEANT

JONATHAN D. SERGEANT (1746 - 1793) American lawyer from Princeton, New Jersey who represented his state in the Second Continental Congress in 1776 and 1777. He also served on the committee that drafted New Jersey''s first constitution. He later

Lot: 133 - JONATHAN DAYTON

JONATHAN DAYTON (1760 - 1824) Signer of the Constitution, member of the Continental Congress and Constitutional Convention. Manuscript D.S., 1p. legal folio, [New Jersey], Sep. 8, 1764, a decision by Dayton and two other court-appointed referees

Lot: 134 - JONATHAN ELMER

JONATHAN ELMER (1745 - 1817) American politician,a three-time New Jersey delegate to the Continental Congress. A.L.S. 2pp. oblong 8vo., Bridgton, Nov. 28, 1803 to Gov. Joseph Bloomfield expressing his desire to retain his position as Surrogate of

Lot: 135 - JONATHAN STURGES

JONATHAN STURGES (1740 - 1819) American lawyer and politician from Fairfield, Connecticut. He represented Connecticut as a delegate to the Continental Congress. A.D.S. 1p. 8vo., Fairfield, Ct., 1768, an order to state treasurer Joseph Talcott to

Lot: 136 - JONATHAN TRUMBULL

JONATHAN TRUMBULL (1710 - 1785) Governor of Connecticut during the American Revolution who was critical in providing necessary supplies to the Continental Army. War-date A.L.S., 1p. 4to., Lebanon, Jan. 3, 1777, to an E. Williams. Trumbull denies

Lot: 137 - JOSEPH GALLOWAY

JOSEPH GALLOWAY (1731-1803) Philadelphia attorney, Loyalist member of the Pennsylvania Assembly (1757-75) and First Continental Congress and intimate friend of Benjamin Franklin. Manuscript D.S. "Jos. Galloway", 2pp. 4to, [n.p.], Dec. 19, 1759, a

Lot: 138 - JOSEPH GARDNER

JOSEPH GARDNER (1752 - 1794) American physician and Pennsylvania delegate to the Continental Congress. He also raised and commanded the Fourth Battalion of militia in Chester County, and served on the county''s Committee of Safety. Rare bank note

Lot: 139 - JOSEPH P. COOKE

JOSEPH P. COOKE (1730 - 1816) American military officer in the Revolutionary War, politician, and twice a Connecticut delegate to the Congress of the Confederation. Manuscript D.S., 1p.8vo., Hartford, May 12, 1786, payment to a professor for his

Lot: 140 - JOSEPH REED

JOSEPH REED (1741 - 1785) Revolutionary statesman and soldier, signer of the Articles of Confederation, delegate to the Continental Congress, served briefly as an aide-de-camp to Washington, and played an important role in the Howe Peace Commission.

Lot: 141 - JOSEPH SPENCER

JOSEPH SPENCER ( 1714 - 1789) American lawyer, soldier, and statesman, during the Revolutionary War he served both as a delegate to the Continental Congress and as a major general in the Continental Army until his resignation over a dispute in

Lot: 142 - JOSHUA SENEY

JOSHUA SENEY (1756 - 1798) American farmer and lawyer, represented Maryland in the Continental Congress, and the second district of Maryland in the House of Representatives. Manuscript D.S., 1p. legal folio, "Queen Ann''s County", Maryland, June 13,

Lot: 143 - LAMBERT CADWALADER

LAMBERT CADWALADER (1742 - 1823) American merchant and leader in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, fought in the Revolutionary War and defended Harlem Heights, then represented New Jersey in the Continental Congress and Congress. A.L.S. with integral

Lot: 144 - LEONARD GANSEVOORT

LEONARD GANSEVOORT (1751 - 1810) American political leader from New York who served as a delegate to the Continental Congress in 1788. Scarce A.D.S. while in Congress, 1p. 5" x 8", Poughkeepsie, Jan. 7, 1788, requests delivery to Gen. James Gordon

Lot: 145 - MANASSEH CUTLER

MANASSEH CUTLER (1742 – 1823) American clergyman, chaplain to the 11th Mass. Reg. to and Jonathan Titcomb''s brigade, and took part in Sullivan''s expedition to Rhode Island. Cutler''s Ohio Company colonized the Ohio River Valley and obtained

Lot: 146 - MARIE JOSEPH, MARQUIS DE LAFAYETTE

MARIE JOSEPH, MARQUIS DE LAFAYETTE (1757 - 1834) French statesman and military officer who served as a major general under Washington and was instrumental in the defeat of Cornwallis at Yorktown. A.L.S. 1p. 8vo., Paris, Feb. 16, 1824, a scarce

Lot: 147 - MARIE JOSEPH, MARQUIS DE LAFAYETTE

MARIE JOSEPH, MARQUIS DE LAFAYETTE (1757 - 1834) French statesman and military officer who served as a major general under Washington and was instrumental in the defeat of Cornwallis at Yorktown. Manuscript D.S. "Vu Lafayette" as Commander in Chief

Lot: 148 - MASSACHUSETTS MILITIA APPOINTMENT, 1778

MASSACHUSETTS MILITIA APPOINTMENT, 1778 Partly-printed war-date D.S., 1p. 11" x 12", Boston, June 20, 1778, the appointment of William Bridges to serve as Adjutant of the 7th Regiment of Militia in Middlesex. Signed in the left margin by ARTEMAS

Lot: 149 - MASSACHUSETTS MILITIA APPOINTMENT, 1780

MASSACHUSETTS MILITIA APPOINTMENT, 1780 Partly-printed war-date D.S., 1p. 11" x 12", Boston, October 4, 1780, the appointment of John Bacon to serve as Captain of the 3rd Regiment of Militia in Berkshire. Signed in the left margin by JOHN AVERY,

Lot: 150 - MATTHEW CLARKSON

MATTHEW CLARKSON (1733 - 1800) Continental congressman and judge from Pennsylvania, mayor of Philadelphia. Forty shilling banknote printed by Hall & Sellers, Philadelphia, 1775, pictures a tobacco leaf and George III''s royal crest. Boldly signed

Lot: 151 - MELANCTON SMITH

MELANCTON SMITH (1744 - 1798) New York delegate to the Continental Congress, a member of the Continental Line Regiment and captain of the Dutchess County Minutement. Manuscript D.S., 1p. 12mo., June 4, 1790, a receipt for fifty pounds as Vermont

Lot: 152 - NATHAN BROWNSON

NATHAN BROWNSON (1742 - 1796) American physician and statesman, served Georgia as a delegate to the Continental Congress in 1777 and as the 14th Governor of Georgia in 1781. A.D.S. 1p. oblong 8vo., [n.p.], Mar. 10, 1791, a demand letter sent to an

Lot: 153 - NATHAN DANE

NATHAN DANE (1752 - 1835) Continental congressman from Massachusetts, a member of the "Committee on Territory" who insisted that that the right of habeus corpus and trial by jury be conditions for the admission of the Northwest Territory. Honoured

Lot: 154 - NATHANIEL FOLSOM

NATHANIEL FOLSOM (1726 - 1790) American Revolution militia general at the seige of Boston and a member of the Continental Congress. Bold signature, mounted.

Lot: 155 - NATHANIEL PEABODY

NATHANIEL PEABODY (1742 - 1823) American Revolutionary patriot and militia general who served in the Rhode Island expedition, a delegate to the Continental Congress and a representative of New Hampshire in many conferences promoting the

Lot: 156 - NATHANIEL RAMSAY

NATHANIEL RAMSAY (1741 - 1817) American lawyer and soldier from Cecil County, Md., a captain in Col. Smallwood''s 1st Maryland Regiment, fought at Long Island, and at Monmouth where he valiantly covered Lee''s tretreat against withering fire. He

Lot: 157 - NATHANIEL WOODHULL

NATHANIEL WOODHULL (1722 - 1776) New York militia general who served with distinction in the French and Indian War at Crown Point and Ticonderoga. Led the militia in the Battle of Long Island where he was captured and later died of his wounds

Lot: 158 - OTHO WILLIAMS

OTHO WILLIAMS (1749 - 1800) American Revolution brigadier general who was routed by the British at Camden, later facing Cornwalliis in the Carolinas. Partly-printed D.S. as "Naval Officer", 1p. 8vo., "Port of Baltimore", Nov. 30, 1787 attesting to

Lot: 159 - PAINE WINGATE

PAINE WINGATE (1739 - 1838) American preacher, farmer who served New Hampshire in the Continental Congress and both the United States Senate and House of Representatives. Manuscript D.S., 3pp. 8vo., Stratham, NH Apr. 6, 1784, a tabular listing of

Lot: 160 - PELEG ARNOLD

PELEG ARNOLD (1751 – 1820) Lawyer, jurist, and statesman from Rhode Island, delegate to the Continental Congressand later Chief Justice of the Rhode Island Supreme Court. War-date A.D.S., 1p. 12mo., Providencve, May 25, 1777, a request for the

Lot: 161 - PETER MUHLENBERG

PETER MUHLENBERG (1746-1807) Revolutionary War brigadier general and clergyman who served under von Steuben and aided in the assaults on Stony Point and Yorktown. Partly-printed D.S. as Customs Inspector, 1p. 10 1/2" x 3 1/2", Philadelphia, May

Lot: 162 - PETER W. YATES

PETER W. YATES (1747 - 1826) American revolutionary, a member of the Committee of Correspondence and a New York delegate to the Continental Congress. A.L.S. 1p. 4to., Albany, Nov. 20, 1804, discusses financial matters and sends a letter which

Lot: 163 - PEYTON RANDOLPH AND JOHN BLAIR

PEYTON RANDOLPH AND JOHN BLAIR Colonial Virginia James River twenty shilling bank note signed by PEYTON RANDOLPH (1721-1775) First President of the Continental Congress and a member of the Virginia Committee of Correspondence, also signed by JOHN

Lot: 164 - PHILEMON DICKINSON

PHILEMON DICKINSON (1739 - 1809) Revolutionary War major general and commander in chief of New Jerset militia, defeated Cornwallis in 1777, member of the Continental Congress and later a senator. Fine association A.L.S. with initialed postscript,

Lot: 165 - PHILIP SCHUYLER

PHILIP SCHUYLER (1733 - 1804) American Revolution major general commanding the northern department, member of the Continental Congress and one of the first senators from New York. CANADIAN PRISONERS ARE NOT TO BE EXCHANGED Fine content war-date

Lot: 166 - PHILIP VAN CORTLANDT

PHILIP VAN CORTLANDT (1749 - 1831) American surveyor, landowner, and politician, Continental Army officer during the American Revolution, commanded 4th Battalion of the New York Continental Infantry, served on Washington''s staff, and commanded the

Lot: 167 - PHILLIPS WHITE

PHILLIPS WHITE (1729 - 1811) American farmer and a New Hampshire delegate to the Continental Congress in 1782 and 1783. Scarce A.L.S. with integral address leaf, 1p. 4to., South Hampton, Sep. 28, 1803 to Levi Bartlett in Kingston. White complains

Lot: 168 - RALPH IZARD

RALPH IZARD (1742 - 1804) American military officer who served at Washington''s headquarters, instrumental in Greene''s appointment to the Southern Army, and pledged his large estate to fund the construction of American warships. A YELLOW FEVER

Lot: 169 - RICHARD HOWE

RICHARD HOWE (1726 - 1799) British Admiral and First Lord of the Admiralty, commander of the British blockade of the colonies during the American Revolution, and later a commissioner of peace to the Americans. Brother of British General William

Lot: 170 - RICHARD LAW

RICHARD LAW (1733 - 1806) Lawyer, jurist and statesman, a Connecticut representative to the Continental Congress in 1777 and from 1781 to 1782. Manuscript D.S., 1p. legal folio, Windham, Ct., Dec. 7, 1790, a $20,000 bond issued to a deputy marshall

Lot: 171 - RICHARD PETERS, JR.

RICHARD PETERS, JR. (1744 - 1828) American lawyer and politician from Philadelphia, a delegate to the Continental Congress in 1782 and 1783. A.L.S. with integral address leaf, 1p. 8vo., [n.p.], Jan. 9, 1823 to John Meredith apparently sending a text

Lot: 172 - RICHARD PETERS, SR.

RICHARD PETERS, SR. (1744 - 1828) American lawyer, jurist, and politician from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was a delegate for Pennsylvania to the Continental Congress in 1782 and 1783. Holograph folding postal cover addressed to the "Pay Master"

Lot: 173 - RICHARD POTTS

RICHARD POTTS (1753 - 1808) Maryland delegate to the Continental Congress in 1781, and member of the Maryland convention which ratified the Constitution in 1788. A.L.S. 1p. 4to. Frederick, Oct. 5, 1796 discussing an indebtedness. Very good.

Lot: 174 - RICHARD RIDGELEY

RICHARD RIDGELEY (1755 - 1824) Continental congressman from Maryland, 1784-85 but not attending and a state senator. A.D.S., 1p. 4to., [n.p.], Dec. 31, 1787, a legal pleading in the case of Tyson vs. Moab. Fine.

Lot: 175 - RICHARD SMITH

RICHARD SMITH (1735 - 1803) New Jersey delegate to the Continental Congress, 1774-76, treasurer of New Jersey, 1776-77. ROBBED OF TEN TONS OF HEMP! A.L.S. 1p. 8vo., Philadelphia, July 29, 1762, in part: "...I have not been able to get one Pound

Lot: 176 - RICHARD VARICK

RICHARD VARICK (1753 - 1831) Revolutionary War officer, aide to Benedict Arnold, appointed by Washington to be Secretary for Continental Army records. Partly-printed D.S., 1p. 4to., New York, Mar. 1, 1792, certifying that a Gerardus Hardenbrook has

Lot: 177 - ROBERT BARNWELL

ROBERT BARNWELL (1761 - 1814) Delegate to Continental Congress from South Carolina, 1788-89; delegate to South Carolina state constitutional convention, 1788. A.L.S., 1p. 4to., Beaufort, Mar. 8, 1790 to Jacob Read (1752-1816) in Charleston, who also

Lot: 178 - ROBERT R. LIVINGSTON

ROBERT R. LIVINGSTON (1746 - 1813) American politician and one of the five drafters of the Declaration of Independence, first Secretary of Foreign Affairs and administrator of the oath of office to George Washington. Pair of signed items, includes

Lot: 179 - ROBERT TREAT PAINE SEIZES LANDS OF A BRITISH WAR

ROBERT TREAT PAINE SEIZES LANDS OF A BRITISH WAR HERO Fine content partly-printed war-date D.S. signed twice "Robt Treat Paine" and "Robert Treat Paine" as Attorney General of the Province of Massachusetts, 1p. 13" x 20", July 2, 1780 concerning the

Lot: 180 - ROBERT TREAT PAINE

ROBERT TREAT PAINE (1731-1841) American jurist, member of the Continental Congress, signer of the Declaration of Independence and first Attorney General of Massachusetts. A.L.S. with integral address leaf, 1p. 8vo., Boston, July 2, 1789 to ''Major

Lot: 181 - RUFUS PUTNAM

RUFUS PUTNAM (1738 - 1824) Revolutionary War Colonel and engineer responsible for the defensive works at Dorchester Heights and New York. Partly-printed D.S. "Rufus Putnam", 1p. 12mo., Boston, a Commonwealth of Massachusetts lottery ticket no. 1862

Lot: 182 - SAMUEL LIVERMORE

SAMUEL LIVERMORE (1732 - 1803) New Hampshire delegate to the Continental Congress from 1780 to 1782, President pro tempore of the Senate in 1796 and again in 1799. A.D.S. 1p. 24mo., [n.p.], June 23, 1756. In response to the request of a military

Lot: 183 - SAMUEL DICK

SAMUEL DICK (1740 – 1812) American physician who was a delegate for New Jersey to the Confederation Congress in 1784 and 1785. He also served in the state militia during the Revolution with the 2nd New Jersey Regiment and served as a surgeon

Lot: 184 - SAMUEL H. PARSONS

SAMUEL H. PARSONS (1737 - 1789) Major General in the Continental Army who saw service during the siege of Boston and the Battle of Long Island. Succeeded Israel Putnam in command of the Connecticut line. Served on the jury that convicted John

Lot: 185 - SAMUEL OTIS

SAMUEL OTIS (1740 - 1814) American statesman, a framer of Massachusetts'' constitution who also negotiated with Shays and in 1788 was a delegate to the Constitutional Convention. A.L.S. with signed postscript, 2pp. 8vo., Boston, Apr. 27, 1773 to

Lot: 186 - SAMUEL PARSONS

SAMUEL PARSONS (1737 - 1789) American lawyer and general in the Continental Army. Parsons led at Bunker Hill, Battle Hill in New York, and White Plains. It was also Parsons who discovered Benedict Arnold''s treason. THE BROKEN GENERAL OBTAINS

Lot: 187 - SAMUEL SMITH

SAMUEL SMITH (1752 – 1839) U.S. Senator and Representative from Maryland, a mayor of Baltimore, and a general in the Maryland militia. A.L.S. with integral franked address leaf, 1p. 8vo., Boston, Feb. 27, 1825 mentioning that a set of papers

Lot: 188 - SAMUEL WARD

SAMUEL WARD (1725 - 1776) (1725–1776) American farmer, politician, Supreme Court Justice, Governor of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, and a delegate to the Continental Congress. His career saw the founding of Brown University and the

Lot: 189 - SAMUEL WEBB

SAMUEL WEBB (1753 - 1807) Continental Army officer and a founder of the Society of the Cincinnati, aide to Washington and Putnam, colonel of the 3rd Connecticut, wounded at Bunker Hill and again at White Plains. Scarce manuscript D.S., 1p. oblomg

Lot: 190 - SIMON BOERUM

SIMON BOERUM (1724 - 1775) American farmer and political leader from Brooklyn, represented New York in the Continental Congress in 1774 and 1775. Boerum also helped to defeat the Galloway Plan for union and reconciliation with England. Manuscript

Lot: 191 - STEPHEN CRANE

STEPHEN CRANE (1709 - 1780) New Jersey delegate to the Continental Congress from 1774 to 1776. He also served in the Provincial Congress of New Jersey, New Jersey General Assembly and New Jersey Legislative Council. Crane was part of the delegation

Lot: 192 - STEPHEN HIGGINSON

STEPHEN HIGGINSON (1743 - 1828) American merchant and patriot, member of the Continental Congress (1782-1783), also active in the suppression of Shay''s Rebellion and in the ratification of the Constitution. Nice content A.L.S., 1p. 4to., Boston,

Lot: 193 - STEPHEN MIX MITCHELL

STEPHEN MIX MITCHELL (1745 - 1835) American Revolutionary statesman who served in the Continental Congress, filled Roger Sherman''s post in the Senate, and served as Connecticut Chief Justice. A.D.S. 1p. oblong 8vo., Hartford, May 25, 1792, an

Lot: 194 - TENCH COXE

TENCH COXE (1755 - 1824) Member of the Continental Congress and an influential political economist who advised Jefferson and Madison. Partly-printed D.S., 1p. 12mo., [Philadelphia], Aug. 27, 1805, a receipt for taxes paid on a tract of land in

Lot: 195 - THE WASHINGTON LIFEGUARDS DRUMMER WHO BEAT THE

THE WASHINGTON LIFEGUARDS DRUMMER WHO BEAT THE DRUM AT MAJOR ANDRE''S EXECUTION DIAH MANNING (1760-1815) Revolutionary War drummer attached to the 8th Connecticut, later serving with the distinguished Washington''s Life Guard during the winter at

Lot: 196 - THOMAS BEE

THOMAS BEE (1739 - 1812) Planter, lawyer, politician and jurist from Charleston. Lieutenant Governor (1779-1780) under Governor John Rutledge and a delegate to the Continental Congress, 1780-82. A.D.S. 1p. 12mo., Charleston, Dec. 31, 1795, a sight

Lot: 197 - THOMAS HARWOOD

THOMAS HARWOOD (1743-1804) Treasurer of the Western Shore of Maryland from 1775-1804, also the commissioner of the Continental Loan Office of Maryland, and an agent for the "Maryland Line" of the Continental Army. Rare war-date partly-printed D.S.

Lot: 198 - THOMAS HEYWARD, JR.

THOMAS HEYWARD, JR. (1746 - 1809) American Revolutionary politician and military officer captured at Charleston, member of the Committee of safety and a Signer of the Declaration of Independence. Partly-printed D.S. "Thomas Heyward Jno." as

Lot: 199 - THOMAS LYNCH, SR.

THOMAS LYNCH, SR. (1727 – 1776) American planter and statesman from South Carolina. He was a delegate to the Stamp Act Congress of 1765 and the Continental Congress from 1774 to 1776. Too ill to sign the Declaration of Independence, Lynch had

Lot: 200 - THOMAS M. PINCKNEY

THOMAS M. PINCKNEY (1750 - 1828) American Revolution officer on Gates'' staff, evaded capture at Charleston, wounded and captured at Camden, later Governor of South Carolina. Good content A.L.S., 2pp. 4to., Fairfield, April 25, 1819 to Messrs.

Lot: 201 - THOMAS MIFFLIN

THOMAS MIFFLIN (1744 - 1800) American Revolutionary officer, President of the Continental Congress, major general, and member of the Constitutional Convention. Manuscript D.S. as governor of Pennsylvania, 1p. legal folio, Philadelphia, Aug. 3,

Lot: 202 - THOMAS PRENCE

THOMAS PRENCE (1601 - 1673) English born colonist who arrived in Plymouth in November 1621 on the ship Fortune. In 1644 he moved to Eastham, which he helped found, returning later to Plymouth. For many years he was prominent in Plymouth colony

Lot: 203 - THOMAS SMITH

THOMAS SMITH (1745-1809) Member of the Continental Congress and deputy-colonel of the Pennsylvania militia. Partly-printed D.S., 1p. 12 1/2" x 4 3/4", Bedford, Penn., July 12, 1775, a summons to place an attachment on the property of a Thomas

Lot: 204 - THOMAS WILLING

THOMAS WILLING (1731 – 1821) American merchant, a delegate to the Continental Congress from Pennsylvania and the first president of the First National Bank of the United States. Partly-printed D.S., 1p. 22" x 18", Philadelphia, Nov. 28, 1809,

Lot: 205 - TURBUTT WRIGHT

TURBUTT WRIGHT (1741 - 1783) Planter and political leader from Maryland, a delegate for Maryland in the Continental Congress, 1782. He was also appointed to the colony''s Committee of Safety for the Eastern Shore. Manuscript D.S., 1p. 4to.,

Lot: 206 - THOMAS TUDOR TUCKER

THOMAS TUDOR TUCKER (1745 - 1828) Member of the Contiental Congress, surgeon in the American Revolution, and Treasurer of the United States. Partly printed D.S. adding his position: "Treas. Un. States", 1p. 12mo., [Washington], May 3, 1805, a

Lot: 207 - URIAH FORREST

URIAH FORREST (1746 - 1805) Statesman and military leader from Maryland. During the Revolution, Forrest lost a leg at Germantown, and in 1787 became a delegate to the Continental Congress. A.D.S., 1p. 12mo., [n.p.,n.d.], an order to the Treasurer

Lot: 208 - WALTER STEWART

WALTER STEWART (1756 - 1796) Continental Army officer and an aide to Gates, he won distinction for holding the line at Brandywine, and fought at Germantown and Monmouth where Washington ordered him to cover the retreat. A.D.S., 1p. 4to., [n.p.,

Lot: 209 - WILLIAM ALEXANDER, LORD STIRLING

WILLIAM ALEXANDER, LORD STIRLING (1726 - 1783) Revolutionary War General captured at the Battle of Long Island, later served under Washington at Brandywine, Germantown and Monmouth. A.D.S. 1p. 12mo., [New York], Nov. 15, 1765, his promissory note in

Lot: 210 - WILLIAM BINGHAM

WILLIAM BINGHAM (1752 - 1804) American statesman, a delegate for Pennsylvania to the Continental Congress from 1786 to 1788 and a Senator from 1795 to 1801. Partly-printed D.S., 1p. 4to. parchment, Philadelphia, Mar. 16, 1795, Certificate Number

Lot: 211 - WILLIAM ELLERY

WILLIAM ELLERY (1727 - 1820) Signer of the Declaration of Independence. Ellery was a prominent Rhode Island lawyer who represented the state in the Continental Congress and in the proceedings leading to the signing of the Declaration of

Lot: 212 - WILLIAM GIBBONS

WILLIAM GIBBONS (1726 - 1800) American lawyer and revolutionary from Georgia. Manuscript D.S. 1p. legal folio, [Georgia], 1788, a legal document sent to the Georgia Chief Justice asking that an absconded debtor''s lands and personal property be

Lot: 213 - WILLIAM HEATH

WILLIAM HEATH (1737 - 1814) American Revolutionary officer, a major general in the Continental Army reprimanded by Washington for his handling of the attack on Fort Independence, later commanding the Eastern Department and in the Hudson Valley.

Lot: 214 - WILLIAM HEMSLEY

WILLIAM HEMSLEY (1737 - 1812) Maryland delegate to the Continental Congress, 1782-83, a state legislator and agriculturist. A.D.S. 1p. 12mo., "Queen Anne County", Oct. 17, 1785, an order to Tench Tilghman to pay Dr. James Murray for services

Lot: 215 - WILLIAM HENRY

WILLIAM HENRY (1729 - 1786) Pennsylvania delegate to the Continental Congress, assistant commissary general in the Revolutionary War, and inventor of the screw auger. A.D.S. 1p. small 8vo., [n.p.], Jan. 26, 1765, a page from a receipt book

Lot: 216 - WILLIAM HENRY

WILLIAM HENRY (1729 - 1786) American gunsmith and merchant from Lancaster, Pennsylvania delegate to the Continental Congress 1784-86. Henry is also credited by some as inventing the steamboat. Scarce A.D.S. 1p. 8" x 4", [n.p.], Sep. 9, 1783, a

Lot: 217 - WILLIAM HILLHOUSE

WILLIAM HILLHOUSE (1728 - 1816) Major in Connecticut''s Second Cavalry Regiment, a Connecticut delegate to the Continental Congress from 1783-1785. A.D.S. as an Assistant in the State Senate, 2pp. legal folio, Montville, Ct., Apr. 10, 1787, an order

Lot: 218 - WILLIAM IRVINE

WILLIAM IRVINE (1741 - 1804) Irish-American physician, soldier, and statesman, represented Pennsylvania in the Continental Congress, and convinced Col. William Crawford to lead the ill-fated expedition against Indians along the Sandusky River,

Lot: 219 - WILLIAM IRVINE

WILLIAM IRVINE (1741 - 1804) Irish-American physician, soldier, and statesman, represented Pennsylvania in the Continental Congress, and convinced Col. William Crawford to lead the ill-fated expedition against Indians along the Sandusky River,

Lot: 220 - WILLIAM IRVINE

WILLIAM IRVINE (1741 - 1804) Irish-American physician, soldier, and statesman, represented Pennsylvania in the Continental Congress, and convinced Col. William Crawford to lead the ill-fated expedition against Indians along the Sandusky River,

Lot: 221 - WILLIAM MOULTRIE

WILLIAM MOULTRIE (1730 - 1805) American Revolution major general who repulsed the British attack on Sullivan''s Island, defended Charleston, and was captured and imprisoned by the British until 1782. Uncommon partly-printed D.S. "Will''m Moultrie"

Lot: 222 - WILLIAM SHIPPEN

WILLIAM SHIPPEN (1712-1801) Physician from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, also a civic and educational leader who represented Pennsylvania in the Continental Congress. D.S. on vellum, 1p. folio, Philadelphia, Mar. 25, 1744, an indenture granting a

Lot: 223 - WILLIAM SMITH

WILLIAM SMITH (1728 - 1814) Maryland delegate to the Continental Congress in 1777, also one of a committee appointed by the Continental Congress to constitute a naval board in 1777. A.D.S. 1p. 12mo., [n.p.], Feb. 12, 1771, setting forth his opinion

Lot: 224 - WILLIAM THOMPSON

WILLIAM THOMPSON (1736 - 1781) Irish-born Continental Army brigadier general from Pennsylvania. After Thompson''s company of Pennsylvania sharpshooters of the 1st Pennsylvania drove back a British landing party on November 9, 1775, he was promoted

Lot: 225 - WILLIAM WHIPPLE

WILLIAM WHIPPLE (1730-1785) Signatory of the Declaration of Independence as a representative of New Hampshire, as well as a member of the Continental Congress. Scarce signature cut from a ledger book as "Wm Whipple", 2 3/4" x 3/4", above a second

Lot: 226 - WILLIAM WILLIAMS

WILLIAM WILLIAMS (1731-1811) Signer of the Declaration of Independence for Connecticut and member of the Continental Congress. Partially-printed D.S., 1p. oblong 8vo., Windham, Feb. 20, 1788, summoning a colonel Fitch of Windham before a Justice of

Lot: 227 - WOODBURY LANGDON

WOODBURY LANGDON (1738-1805) American statesman and merchant accused by the British of planning a secret trade agreement between the colonies and France, imprisoned on his return to New York. He later served several terms as a delegate to the

Lot: 228 - CHRISTOPHER GIST - EXPLORER WHO TWICE SAVED

CHRISTOPHER GIST - EXPLORER WHO TWICE SAVED WASHINGTON''S LIFE (1706-1759) Colonial British explorer, surveyor and frontiersman, one of the first white explorers of the Ohio Country. SAVIOR OF GEORGE WASHINGTON At the outset of the French and

Lot: 229 - GEORGE WASHINGTON''S HAIR RIBBON

GEORGE WASHINGTON''S HAIR RIBBON A most unusual George Washington relic, a 14" long (total) section of black linen ribbon, 1 1/4" wide, believed to have been used to secure General George Washington''s hair in the fashionable "pony tail" of the era.

Lot: 230 - WASHINGTON AND LINCOLN HAIR RELIC DISPLAY

WASHINGTON AND LINCOLN HAIR RELIC DISPLAY A fine ensemble of relics from our two most influential presidents, tiny locks of four strands of George Washington''s hair and three strands of Abraham Lincoln''s hair, each contained within a small

Lot: 231 - ENGRAVING OF GEORGE WASHINGTON

ENGRAVING OF GEORGE WASHINGTON Large monochrome engraving of George Washington, 17 1/4" x 24" sight, a full-length view of Washington as a general, standing atop a gun emplacement, with an aide leading a horse and a seaport visible in the

Lot: 232 - CONTEMPORARY ODE TO GEORGE WASHINGTON

CONTEMPORARY ODE TO GEORGE WASHINGTON Appealing A.D.S., 1p. 4to., [n.p., n.d.], a contemporary poem in sonnet form in praise of George Washington. In part: "Oh Washington! thou hero, patriot, sage!/Friend of all climates, pride of every age!/Were

Lot: 233 - "THE WRITINGS OF GEORGE WASHINGTON"

"THE WRITINGS OF GEORGE WASHINGTON" Complete set of thirty-seven volumes with two indexes, "The Writings of George Washington from the Original Manuscript Sources" ed. by John C. Fitzpatrick (Washington: United States Government Printing Office),

Lot: 234 - (FAMILY OF GEORGE WASHINGTON) FIELDING LEWIS II

(FAMILY OF GEORGE WASHINGTON) FIELDING LEWIS II AND HOWELL LEWIS FIELDING LEWIS II (1751 - 1803) Nephew of President George Washington and the son of Washington''s brother-in-law, Fielding Lewis (1725-1781). The elder Lewis served as Commissary

Lot: 235 - INSURANCE POLICY FOR THE BRIG "GEORGE WASHINGTON"

INSURANCE POLICY FOR THE BRIG "GEORGE WASHINGTON" Interesting association manuscript D.S., 3pp. 4to., New York, May 21, 1800, an insurance agreement granted by Lewis Formon & Company to John Jukel for two ships and their cargo. The first, a brig

Lot: 236 - BRASS GEORGE WASHINGTON DIE

BRASS GEORGE WASHINGTON DIE Brass medallion die used by the Washington Beneficial Society of Reading (Pa.) to strike promotional or commemorative coins or emboss documents, 1 3/4" dia. brass, 1/2" dia., bears a bust of Washington and marked:

Lot: 237 - "ACTS OF ASSEMBLY OF THE LAWS OF PENNSYLVANIA"

"ACTS OF ASSEMBLY OF THE LAWS OF PENNSYLVANIA" Bound partial volume of "Acts of Assembly of the Laws of Pennsylvania" (Philadelphia: Hall & Sellers, Printers), 1775, approx. 361pp. folio, a compilation of laws and acts passed by the Pennsylvania

Lot: 238 - "ACTS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE PROVINCE OF

"ACTS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE PROVINCE OF NEW JERSEY" Bound volume, "Acts of the General Assembly of the Province of New Jersey" (Burlington: Samuel Allison), 1776, approx. 520pp. folio, a compilation of laws and acts passed by the New Jersey

Lot: 239 - AN AMERICAN MERCHANT AND PRIVATEER OWNER WRITES OF

AN AMERICAN MERCHANT AND PRIVATEER OWNER WRITES OF THE RETREAT FROM LEXINGTON AND CONCORD JOSEPH BARREL (1739 - 1804) American merchant and patriot from Boston, and an owner of vessels commissioned as privateers, such as the "Vengeance". Barrel was

Lot: 240 - PENNSYLVANIA NEWSPAPER REPORTS ON BUNKER HILL

PENNSYLVANIA NEWSPAPER REPORTS ON BUNKER HILL Historic content newspaper, "The Pennsylvania Ledger, Or the Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, & New-Jersey Weekly Advertiser" (Philadelphia: printed by James Humphreys, Jr.), June 24, 1775, no. 22.,

Lot: 241 - A REGIMENT IS PAID FOR RESPONDING TO BURGOYNE''S

A REGIMENT IS PAID FOR RESPONDING TO BURGOYNE''S ATTACKS IN NEW YORK, WEEKS BEFORE SARATOGA Important pair of manuscript documents, one signed, issued by Major JONATHAN CLAPP while serving under Gen. Philip Schuyler in the Saratoga Campaign. The

Lot: 242 - MASSACHUSETTS MILITIA PROVISION RETURNS WHILE

MASSACHUSETTS MILITIA PROVISION RETURNS WHILE EVADING BURGOYNE NEAR SARATOGA A great document from the Saratoga campaign, a booklet bearing ten provision returns of the Massachusetts regiment of militia headed by Major Jonathan Clapp from July 22,

Lot: 243 - A BATTLEFIELD-SIGNED RECEIPT FROM SARATOGA

A BATTLEFIELD-SIGNED RECEIPT FROM SARATOGA Rare Saratoga battlefield D.S., 1p. 8vo., "Camp Hd Quarters", Oct. 9, 1777, two days after the second battle. Jonathan Latimer signs a receipt for "three Hogsheads of Rum one Terce & one Barrel of Shugar

Lot: 244 - REVOLUTIONARY WAR PROVISION RETURNS (3)

REVOLUTIONARY WAR PROVISION RETURNS (3) Lot of two small war-date provision returns, includes: 10th Virginia Regiment, Bristol, Apr. 19, 1777; a return for men noted as being "sick", Bristol, Apr. 24, 1777; and an attachment from a third return,

Lot: 245 - REVOLUTIONARY WAR PATRIOT''S "LOYALTY OATH"

REVOLUTIONARY WAR PATRIOT''S "LOYALTY OATH" An exceedingly rare partly-printed Revolutionary War "Loyalty Oath'', 1p. 5 3/4" x 3 1/2", Dec. 8, 1777. In full: ''I do hereby certify, That Samuel Lyon of North Castle is well affected to the American

Lot: 246 - AMERICAN SOLDIERS IN RHODE ISLAND DESERT THEIR

AMERICAN SOLDIERS IN RHODE ISLAND DESERT THEIR POSTS Fine content war-date A.L. (unsigned), 1p. 8vo., Foglon Ferry, Rhode Island, Dec. 15, 1776, a draft of a letter to an unknown commander, possibly Brig. Gen. Nathaniel Goodwin, mentioning the towns

Lot: 247 - SOLDIER''S LETTER ON THE BATTLE OF HARLEM HEIGHTS

SOLDIER''S LETTER ON THE BATTLE OF HARLEM HEIGHTS Good content Continental Army soldier''s letter, 1p. 4to., "Harlam on the island of New York", Oct. 13, 1776. One month after the Battle of Harlem Heights and shortly before Washington''s retreat

Lot: 248 - BATTLE ORDERS PROTECTING LOWER WESTCHESTER FROM

BATTLE ORDERS PROTECTING LOWER WESTCHESTER FROM BRITISH INCURSIONS FROM NEW YORK JERONIMUS HOOGLAND (1757-1788) Lieutenant and adjutant of Col. John Lasher''s New York Militia Regiment in June 1776 and served with the 2d Continental Dragoons in the

Lot: 249 - A CONNECTICUT SOLDIER REPORTS FOR SERVICE AT

A CONNECTICUT SOLDIER REPORTS FOR SERVICE AT VALLEY FORGE, JANUARY, 1778 A document representing the American patriots'' steadfastness in the face of great adversity, a soldier''s enlistment document issued in the midst of the fearful 1777-1778

Lot: 250 - "NEGRO SOLDIER" IS ISSUED A BLANKET, LIKELY USED

"NEGRO SOLDIER" IS ISSUED A BLANKET, LIKELY USED AT VALLEY FORGE Rare and evocative war-date A.D.S., 1p. 7" x 2", Wethersfield, Ct., Sep. 23, 1777. Second Lt. Samuel Lockwood pens a receipt: "Rec''d of the Selectmen of the Town of Wethersfield one

Lot: 251 - CONNECTICUT PARENTS SEND THEIR SONS WARM CLOTHING

CONNECTICUT PARENTS SEND THEIR SONS WARM CLOTHING AT VALLEY FORGE, 1777 Excellent pair of good content, associated Valley Forge documents. The first is 1p. 8vo., headed: "State of Connecticut to Norwich Com''tee for Cloathing provided & sent on by

Lot: 252 - SHOES ARE SENT TO SUFFERING VETERANS AT VALLEY

SHOES ARE SENT TO SUFFERING VETERANS AT VALLEY FORGE Fine content manuscript D.S., 1p. oblong 8vo., Danbury, Jan. 26, 1778, certification that two pairs of shoes were delivered from Woodstock, Ct. to Capt. William Manning at Valley Forge on behalf

Lot: 253 - DELIVERY OF WINTER CLOTHING TO VALLEY FORGE, 1777

DELIVERY OF WINTER CLOTHING TO VALLEY FORGE, 1777 Rare, fine content A.D.S., 1p. 8vo., Valley Forge, Feb. 24, 1779. Cpl. Ezekiel Sanford of Waterbury, Ct., having served under Arnold and with the 8th Connecticut, acknowledges receipt from the

Lot: 254 - A SURGEON''S MATE RECEIVES WINTER CLOTHING AT

A SURGEON''S MATE RECEIVES WINTER CLOTHING AT VALLEY FORGE Excellent manuscript D.S., 1p. 9" x 3", "Pennsylvania Valley Forge", January, 1778. In full: "I Isaac Coit a Soldier in the Continental army in the first Battalion Raised by the State [of]

Lot: 255 - (VALLEY FORGE) ROBERT H. HARRISON

(VALLEY FORGE) ROBERT H. HARRISON (1745-1790) Aide-de-camp and military secretary to George Washington. War-date A.L.S."Rob. H. Harrison", 1p. 4to., Valley Forge, Mar. 3, 1778, to Colonel Clement Biddle, in part: "His Excellency requests that you

Lot: 256 - PENNSYLVANIA NEWSPAPER REPORTS ON THE VICTORY OF

PENNSYLVANIA NEWSPAPER REPORTS ON THE VICTORY OF JOHN PAUL JONES AT FLAMBOROUGH HEAD Fine historical content newspaper, "The Pennsylvania Packet, or the General Advertiser" (Philadelphia: Printed by John Dunlap) Jan. 22, 1780, 4pp. folio, featuring

Lot: 257 - THE AMERICANS CAPTURE A NEW 28-GUN BRITISH FRIGATE

THE AMERICANS CAPTURE A NEW 28-GUN BRITISH FRIGATE JOHN BRADFORD (1735-84) Member of the Committee of Correspondence and The Committee of Secret Correspondence. In April, 1776, Congress appointed him ''Agent for Prizes'' for Boston, the most

Lot: 258 - BRITISH SHIPS BOMBARD RHODE ISLAND AND STEAL

BRITISH SHIPS BOMBARD RHODE ISLAND AND STEAL LIVESTOCK Autograph manuscript, 4pp. 4to., Newport, [n.d], a contemporary report setting forth several notable attacks by the British Navy against towns on the Rhode Island coast, committed in retaliation

Lot: 259 - REGIMENT IS PAID TO PROTECT PORTSMOUTH

REGIMENT IS PAID TO PROTECT PORTSMOUTH Manuscript D.S., 1p. 8vo., Portsmouth, "February 1777". Colonel PIERRE LONG, who would later participate at the battle of Fort Anne in the Saratoga Campaign, pens a three-line receipt for funds paid to him:

Lot: 260 - SLOOP "BETSEY" SHIP''S ARTICLES

SLOOP "BETSEY" SHIP''S ARTICLES Fine partly-printed D.S., 2pp. folio, Newburyport, Aug. 25, [n.y., likely 1790] a roster recording the signatures of three crew members of the sloop "Betsey" - her master, John Rutherford; her mate, Charles W. Brown;

Lot: 261 - MASSACHUSETTS ALLOWS A BLOCKADE RUNNER TO TRADE TO

MASSACHUSETTS ALLOWS A BLOCKADE RUNNER TO TRADE TO RAISE FUNDS TO FEED WAREHAM Fine content war-date D.S. by JOHN AVERY (1739-1806) as the first Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth, 2pp. 8vo., Dec. 13, 1780. The selectmen of the Town of

Lot: 262 - ACCOUNT SETTLED FOR THE CONTINENTAL NAVY SHIP USS

ACCOUNT SETTLED FOR THE CONTINENTAL NAVY SHIP USS AMERICA Rare and interesting war-date manuscript D.S., 1p, oblong 8vo., [Portsmouth], Jan. 12, 1779, a receipt "... on acct. of the 74 Gun Ship..." for the feeding of the shipbuilders James Hackett,

Lot: 263 - A FRENCH LIEUTENANT ASKS FOR HIS NEGRO SERVANT

A FRENCH LIEUTENANT ASKS FOR HIS NEGRO SERVANT "OLD JONES" PIERRE DE CASTAING DE LA GRACE (c. 1740-1800) French military officer appointed a second lieutenant in Col. Henry Jackson''s Additional Continental Regiment, March, 1777, later a aide

Lot: 264 - PAUL REVERE ENGRAVED "SWORD IN HAND" NOTE

PAUL REVERE ENGRAVED "SWORD IN HAND" NOTE Especially rare American colonial banknote, a two shilling note engraved and printed by Paul Revere, 3" x 3 7/8", July 18, 1775. This was the first of four emissions of notes by Revere in his series

Lot: 265 - MARYLAND 1776 SIX DOLLAR NOTE, DOCUMENTS, AND BOOK

MARYLAND 1776 SIX DOLLAR NOTE, DOCUMENTS, AND BOOK SAFE French book, "Histoire Naturelle" by the Comte de Buffon (Paris: Hotel de Thou Rue des Poitevins), 1778, 8vo., the pages of which have been pasted together and hollowed out to form a safe. The

Lot: 266 - MASSACHUSETTS 1776 FOUR SHILLING "CODFISH" NOTE

MASSACHUSETTS 1776 FOUR SHILLING "CODFISH" NOTE FROM A PAUL REVERE ENGRAVING Rare engraved October 18, 1776 four shilling "Codfish" note, 2 13/16" x 2 1/2", issued by the Massachusetts state treasury for redemption Oct. 18, 1784, printed from an

Lot: 267 - REVOLUTIONARY WAR LIQUOR CHEST

REVOLUTIONARY WAR LIQUOR CHEST Handmade wooden chest, 18 1/2" x 12 1/4" x 11", painted green at the top, front and sides, and with original metal corner reinforcements and original twisted wrought iron handles at the sides. The hasp, lockplate and

Lot: 268 - 2ND CONTINENTAL LIGHT DRAGOONS PAY ROSTER

2ND CONTINENTAL LIGHT DRAGOONS PAY ROSTER Historic manuscript D.S., 6pp. folio, [n.p.], Jan. 1, 1783, a roster of the members of the 2nd Continental Light Dragoons, tabulating their pay for the years 1780 and 1781, before they were reorganized as

Lot: 269 - RELICS OF THE BATTLE OF LONG ISLAND

RELICS OF THE BATTLE OF LONG ISLAND Good lot of eleven excavated Revolutionary War-era relics, all recovered from the vicinity of Kingsbridge, now part of the Bronx. The items include: a Dutch copper One Duit coin, 3/4" dia., dated 1766, minted in

Lot: 270 - A CONNECTICUT BROADSIDE ORDERS THE RECRUITMENT OF

A CONNECTICUT BROADSIDE ORDERS THE RECRUITMENT OF MILITIA INTO THE CONTINENTAL ARMY, WITH HANDWRITTEN GENERAL''S ORDERS ON THE VERSO Scarce war-date broadside with pertinent manuscript orders penned on the verso, 8" x 13", Hartford, issued and

Lot: 271 - RECRUITING OFFICER LAMENTS THE SORRY STATE OF

RECRUITING OFFICER LAMENTS THE SORRY STATE OF DRAFTEES Good content Revolutionary War officer''s letter, 1p. legal folio, Branford, June 30, 1780 to "Capt. Da[y?]ton" concerning difficulty with a drafted man and replacements in the New Haven, Ct.

Lot: 272 - "REGULATIONS FOR THE ORDER AND DISCIPLINE OF THE

"REGULATIONS FOR THE ORDER AND DISCIPLINE OF THE TROOPS OF THE UNITED STATES" Scarce and important book, "Regulations for the Order and Discipline of the Troops of the United States", by Baron Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben (New York: Greenleaf''s

Lot: 273 - COL. SAMUEL B. WEBB''S CONNECTICUT REGIMENT

COL. SAMUEL B. WEBB''S CONNECTICUT REGIMENT CLOTHING ISSUANCE REPORT Scarce war-date manuscript D.S., 12pp. 4to., May 21, 1779, an account of clothing issued to the soldiers of Col. SAMUEL B. WEBB''s 9th Connecticut Regiment, one of sixteen

Lot: 274 - CERTIFICATION OF THE DEATH OF A CONNECTICUT

CERTIFICATION OF THE DEATH OF A CONNECTICUT SOLDIER AT YORKTOWN, WITH FINAL PAY DOCUMENT Pair of uncommon Revolutionary War documents concerning the death of a Continental Army soldier from Connecticut with a receipt for his final pay, signed by a

Lot: 275 - WASHINGTON''S ARMY IS SENT AMMUNITION FROM

WASHINGTON''S ARMY IS SENT AMMUNITION FROM TRENTON, 1776 Good manuscript D.S., 1p. oblong 8vo., "Trenton Towne Ferry", Nov. 4, 1776. As Washington''s army retreats through New Jersey, needed ammunition is sent to him from Trenton. Commissioner of

Lot: 276 - A RETURN OF WAGONS AT WILLIAMSBURG

A RETURN OF WAGONS AT WILLIAMSBURG Rare war-date manuscript D.S., 1p. 12 1/4" x 3 3/4", Williamsburg, Jan 5, 1782, a "Return of Waggons &c, under the Comm[an]d of Maj. Jno. Davis W[agon] M[aster] G[eneral]..." The account lists three wagon

Lot: 277 - WAGON DRIVER''S RETURN FROM WILLIAMSBURG, 1782

WAGON DRIVER''S RETURN FROM WILLIAMSBURG, 1782 Scarce war-date D.S. from Williamsburg, Va. during the Yorktown Campaign, 1p. oblong 8vo., Apr. 6, 1782, a wagon conductor''s return of available horse teams which would undoubtedly be put in the

Lot: 278 - WASHINGTON''S LIFE GUARDS COMMANDER WRITES FROM

WASHINGTON''S LIFE GUARDS COMMANDER WRITES FROM HEADQUARTERS Rare A.L.S. of WILLIAM COLFAX as "Lt. Comdr Comdr in Chiefs Guard", "Headquarters New Burgh" (Newburgh, NY) Nov. 22, 1782 on French watermarked paper. In part: "Col''n Huntington, through

Lot: 279 - GEN. NATHANAEL GREENE WRITES TO A PENNSYLVANIA

GEN. NATHANAEL GREENE WRITES TO A PENNSYLVANIA PAPER Interesting content newspaper broadside extra, "Postscript to the Pennsylvania Packet [Philadelphia: printed by John Dunlap], Aug. 14, 1781, 1p. folio, reprinting an extract of a letter from

Lot: 280 - CORWALLIS IS FAILING AT YORKTOWN

CORWALLIS IS FAILING AT YORKTOWN Two copies of the contemporary British journal, "The Political Magazine...", August and September, 1781, each published in London, approx. 40pp. 8vo. total. The first issue opens with a lengthy 3pp. discussion of

Lot: 281 - YORKTOWN MORTAR BOMB

YORKTOWN MORTAR BOMB Large iron mortar projectile, 8 1/2" diameter, with a 1" diameter fuse hole. Recovered from the site of an overturned wagon near the Yorktown battlefield. Corroded due to burial, as one would expect, otherwise good.

Lot: 282 - YORKTOWN MORTAR BOMB

YORKTOWN MORTAR BOMB Large iron mortar projectile, 8 1/2" diameter, with a 1" diameter fuse hole. Recovered from the site of an overturned wagon near the Yorktown battlefield. Corroded due to burial, as one would expect, otherwise good.

Lot: 283 - INVENTORY OF THE ESTATE OF AN AMERICAN SEA CAPTAIN

INVENTORY OF THE ESTATE OF AN AMERICAN SEA CAPTAIN JAMES LEONARD II Son of James Leonard, (1643-1726) American merchant and industrialist, founded the first commercial iron works in the U.S. at Taunton, Mass. Manuscript document, 4pp. legal folio,

Lot: 284 - THE FIRST AMERICAN-PRINTED DICTIONARY, COMPLETE

THE FIRST AMERICAN-PRINTED DICTIONARY, COMPLETE Very rare first edition of the first dictionary printed in America, William Perry''s "Royal Standard ENGLISH DICTIONARY (Being the FIRST Work of the Kind printed in AMERICA), printed by and for Isaiah

Lot: 285 - THE FIRST AMERICAN-PRINTED DICTIONARY (INCOMPLETE)

THE FIRST AMERICAN-PRINTED DICTIONARY (INCOMPLETE) Very rare (partial) first edition of the first dictionary printed in America, William Perry''s "Royal Standard ENGLISH DICTIONARY (Being the FIRST Work of the Kind printed in AMERICA), printed by

Lot: 286 - PORTRAIT OF A BRITISH INFANTRY OFFICER

PORTRAIT OF A BRITISH INFANTRY OFFICER Large contemporary oil on canvas portrait, 24" x 29"(sight), depicting a British infantry officer in a characteristic red coat, with a gold brocade waistcoat, a white lace neck ruff, and a brass gorget, along

Lot: 287 - 1779 "BROWN BESS" MUSKET, 2ND MODEL WITH BAYONET

1779 "BROWN BESS" MUSKET, 2ND MODEL WITH BAYONET Smoothbore flintlock musket, 42" barrel, 57" overall, .75 caliber, a British Ordnance 1779 Short Land Pattern musket, likely manufactured by contractor John Pratt, a standard service weapon of the

Lot: 288 - KENTUCKY-STYLE NEW YORK RIFLE

KENTUCKY-STYLE NEW YORK RIFLE Muzzle-loading rifle, 35" barrel, 50" overall, approx. .55 caliber, converted from flintlock to percussion. The top of the barrel at the breech end is marked "S.W. HILL, JOHNSTOWN [NY]", while the lockplate bears the

Lot: 289 - IDENTIFIED FRENCH-MADE MUSKET, USED BY AN AMERICAN

IDENTIFIED FRENCH-MADE MUSKET, USED BY AN AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY CAVALRYMAN Muzzle-loading flintlock smoothbore musket, 44" barrel, 59"overall, approx. .74 caliber, with three brass barrel bands and a brass trigger guard. The barrel bands are very

Lot: 290 - BRITISH BLUNDERBUSS

BRITISH BLUNDERBUSS Mid-to late-18th century blunderbuss, 27" barrel, 42 1/2" overall, 1 3/4" fluted bore at the muzzle. The wood stock, possibly walnut or cherry, ends 2 1/2" from the muzzle. A wooden ramrod, present but broken, is secured by two

Lot: 291 - REVOLUTIONARY WAR-ERA GERMAN "JAGER"-STYLE MUSKET

REVOLUTIONARY WAR-ERA GERMAN "JAGER"-STYLE MUSKET Muzzle-loading smoothbore musket, 26 1/4" barrel, 41 1/2" altogether, a German "Jaeger"-style firearm, approx. .75 caliber, likely manufactured circa 1740-50. The stock is well-carved with floral

Lot: 292 - BRITISH ROYAL FORESTER''S LIGHT DRAGOON''S PISTOL

BRITISH ROYAL FORESTER''S LIGHT DRAGOON''S PISTOL An extremely rare and fine example of the Pattern 1760 Light Dragoon pistol, 10" tapered barrel, 16 1/2" overall, .66 caliber smoothbore, developed for the 21st Light Dragoon Regiment or "Royal

Lot: 293 - FRENCH LIGHT DRAGOON AND BOARDING PISTOL

FRENCH LIGHT DRAGOON AND BOARDING PISTOL Muzzle-loading smoothbore flintlock pistol, 7 1/2" barrel, 13 1/2" overall, approx. .67 caliber. The frame is of brass with a steel barrel, with no distinct lockplate. The iron ramrod is secured within a hole

Lot: 294 - REVOLUTIONARY WAR "FORT DEFIANCE" POWDER HORN

REVOLUTIONARY WAR "FORT DEFIANCE" POWDER HORN Important Revolutionary War-era hand-carved powder horn, elaborately decorated, about 11'' long. The horn bears various distinct engraveds, including the identification: ''Arthur Good / His Horn /

Lot: 295 - POWDER HORN WITH MILITARY DECORATIONS

POWDER HORN WITH MILITARY DECORATIONS Carved powder horn, approx. 8" x 2", with a domed wood plug attached by iron pins at the wide end, topped with a brass button that would have once secured a leather lanyard. The surface of the horn near the

Lot: 296 - POWDER HORN WITH NATIVE AMERICAN DECORATIONS

POWDER HORN WITH NATIVE AMERICAN DECORATIONS Carved powder horn, approx. 9 1/2" x 3", likely originating from the Great Lakes region, with a domed wood plug attached with iron pins at the wide end. The surface of the horn near the spout has been

Lot: 297 - COLONIAL-ERA INDIAN TRADE KETTLE

COLONIAL-ERA INDIAN TRADE KETTLE Hammered brass open kettle, approx. 6" x 9 3/4" dia., with a cast-iron handle threaded through two iron eyelets, each secured to the kettle but two copper rivets. The inside bears a pattern of incised concentric

Lot: 298 - AMERICAN SILVER MOUNTED OFFICER''S SWORD

AMERICAN SILVER MOUNTED OFFICER''S SWORD American Revolutionaryt War-era silver mounted sword with scabbard, 23 1/2" curved blade, 30 1/2" overall, with a black ebony grip deeply carved in a spiral pattern and inlaid with flat silver wire. The

Lot: 299 - RIBBON HILT SCOTTISH BROAD SWORD

RIBBON HILT SCOTTISH BROAD SWORD Scottish beak-nose ribbon basket hilted broad sword, ca. late 17th century with Solingen blade. The basket, solid and fully intact, surrounds the wire-wrapped fish skin grip which, though soiled, is likewise complete

Lot: 300 - BRITISH CAVALRY SWORD

BRITISH CAVALRY SWORD Curved cavalry sword, 26 3/4" blade, 32 1/2" overall, likely of British manufacture. The grip is of a very dark wood, possibly ebony, carved in a spiral shape, with a silver pommel in the shape of a lion''s head, with one end

Lot: 301 - AMERICAN "SPOON GUARD" SWORD

AMERICAN "SPOON GUARD" SWORD American-made sword, 33 1/2" long overall, with a 28 1/2" blade. The grip is of brown wood, wrapped with a band of silver wire with a silver backstrap, and capped by an acorn cap-shaped pommel. Most interestingly, the

Lot: 302 - REVOLUTIONARY WAR-ERA SWORD

REVOLUTIONARY WAR-ERA SWORD Rapier-style sword, 33" blade, 38" overall, with a hand-forged steel blade, triangular in profile, with a deep fuller running the length of the underside of the blade. The hilt is plain and unembellished, with cast a

Lot: 303 - REVOLUTIONARY WAR-ERA BUCKSHOT MOLD

REVOLUTIONARY WAR-ERA BUCKSHOT MOLD Iron scissors-type shot mold, 5 1/4" long, with a single cavity for an approx. .36 caliber piece of shot, most likely used to cast the buckshot frequently used in "buck and ball" loads by Continental soldiers.

Lot: 304 - HEAVY GERMAN BATTLE CUIRASS

HEAVY GERMAN BATTLE CUIRASS Heavy two-piece German battle cuirass, ca. early 19th Century, with the front section hallmarked "931". This steel body armor is about 15" tall and 13" across at the bottom, flared at the arm and neck openings, with brass

Lot: 305 - COLONIAL-ERA COUTEAU

COLONIAL-ERA COUTEAU Single-edge sword, 23" blade, 28" overall, a "couteau", or cutlass, likely of British or French origin. The grip is horn, and the pommel, hilt and crossguard are all of brass, with a large shell-shaped ornamental plate attached

Lot: 306 - COLONIAL-ERA BELT KNIFE

COLONIAL-ERA BELT KNIFE Large handmade knife, 7" blade, 11 1/2" overall, with a 4" horn handle, cylindrical in cross-section, tapering to a point and secured to the tang of the blade by a brass washer, and carved with concentric rings. The thick

Lot: 307 - COLONIAL-ERA FASCINE KNIFE

COLONIAL-ERA FASCINE KNIFE Handmade fascine knife, 9" blade, 14 3/4" overall, with a hand-forged crescent-shaped iron blade secured to a darkly resinated carved wood handle. The thin rat-tail tang is folded over the bottom of the handle, and the

Lot: 308 - BRITISH OFFICER''S SPONTOON

BRITISH OFFICER''S SPONTOON 18th-century British spontoon, 12 1/2"head, 98 1/2" long overall, consisting of an 11" leaf-shaped iron blade with a ball-ended crossguard, threaded at the base and screwed into an iron socket at the top of the shaft,

Lot: 309 - BRITISH SERGEANT''S HALBERD

BRITISH SERGEANT''S HALBERD 18th-century British halberd, 14 1/2" head, 100" long overall, consisting of an iron leaf-shaped spear blade, the base of which has been pierced to allow the fitting of an axe blade with two small hooks inside the cutting

Lot: 310 - COLONIAL AMERICAN SPONTOON

COLONIAL AMERICAN SPONTOON American polearm, 13 1/2" blade, 74 1/2" overall, with a single piece hand-forged iron head featuring a 7 1/2" spear blade above an "S"-shaped sharpened hook bisected by the shaft. The base of the head is threaded, and

Lot: 311 - REVOLUTIONARY WAR TRENCH PIKE

REVOLUTIONARY WAR TRENCH PIKE American polearm, 78" overall, consisting of a 5 1/4" iron head with a square cross-section and a small twist at the tip. The head is embedded into a thick wood haft, and secured with a 4 1/4" long iron ferrule. The

Lot: 312 - SAXONY-POLAND N.C.O.''S PARTIZAN

SAXONY-POLAND N.C.O.''S PARTIZAN European polearm, 11 3/4" head, 61 1/2" overall, a "Partizan" used by non-commissioned officers of the combined kingdoms of Poland-Saxony during the first half of the 18th century. The iron leaf-shaped blade widens

Lot: 313 - REVOLUTIONARY WAR HALBERD (19TH CENTURY REPLICA)

REVOLUTIONARY WAR HALBERD (19TH CENTURY REPLICA) Replica of an American Revolutionary War-era halberd, 21 1/2" head, 93 1/4" overall, likely manufactured during the nineteenth century. The weapon is topped by a 13 1/2" cast-iron spike with a square

Lot: 314 - COLONIAL AMERICAN IRON-FRAMED SPECTACLES

COLONIAL AMERICAN IRON-FRAMED SPECTACLES Hand-forged iron-framed folding spectacles, approx 4 3/4" x6" unfolded, with approx. 1" dia. oval glass lenses. The stems are hinged at the temples, and again 4" along their length, terminating in circular

Lot: 315 - REVOLUTIONARY WAR-ERA PEWTER SPOONS

REVOLUTIONARY WAR-ERA PEWTER SPOONS Good group of three pewter spoons, each 7 1/2" long, two with the bluish tint indicative of a higher lead, and the third with a bright finish. Two spoons feature circular bowls, while the third bears a more

Lot: 316 - "FIGHTING MEN OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION" PEWTER

"FIGHTING MEN OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION" PEWTER FIGURES Complete set of thirteen hand-painted pewter figures, each approx. 4" tall, issued by the Franklin Mint from 1975 to 1977, in celebration of the Bicentennial. Each figure represents a soldier

Lot: 317 - "THE LAST REVOLUTIONARY SOLDIER"

"THE LAST REVOLUTIONARY SOLDIER" DANIEL FREDERICK BAKEMAN (1759 – April 5, 1869) was the last survivor receiving a veteran''s pension for service in the American Revolution. Rare carte de visite photograph of Bakeman showing him half-length

Lot: 318 - OIL PAINTING OF A PRUSSIAN GENERAL OF THE SEVEN

OIL PAINTING OF A PRUSSIAN GENERAL OF THE SEVEN YEARS'' WAR Most attractive and historic contemporary oil painting, 29" x 32 1/4" (sight), a portrait of KARL ADOLF AUGUST VON EBEN UND BRUNNEN (1734-1800), a Prussian general successively in command

Lot: 319 - PAINTING WITH MEDALS BELONGING TO THE SUBJECT

PAINTING WITH MEDALS BELONGING TO THE SUBJECT Original ca. 1830s oil painting of a Royal Army of Prussia veteran of the Napoleonic Wars, a soldier who had fought both with and against forces under Napoleon during his military careers. The oil on

Lot: 320 - KAISER WILHELM II PRESENTATION BOAR''S HEAD DESK

KAISER WILHELM II PRESENTATION BOAR''S HEAD DESK SET Massive, heavy ornamental desk set, consisting of a 15 3/4" x 10 1/2" slab of black marble with white veins, resting on four bulbous brass feet. Atop the slab are two bell-shaped bronze inkwells

Lot: 321 - FREDERICK THE GREAT MARBLE AND BRONZE DESK SET

FREDERICK THE GREAT MARBLE AND BRONZE DESK SET Massive, heavy ornamental desk set, consisting of a 17 1/2" x 9 1/2" slab of dark green marble, veined with streaks of lighter green and white, on four marble feet and with two square inkwells with

Lot: 322 - FEDERICK THE GREAT PAINTING "BATTLE OF KOLIN"

FEDERICK THE GREAT PAINTING "BATTLE OF KOLIN" Excellent miniature painting of the well known image of Frederick the Great seated before a wall following his first defeat, one at the hands of the Austrians at Kolin. This early 1800s painting has been

Lot: 323 - FREDERICK THE GREAT GENTLEMAN''S TOBACCO CANISTER

FREDERICK THE GREAT GENTLEMAN''S TOBACCO CANISTER Copper and bronze tobacco box with a hinged lid, 6 1/4" x 2" x 1 1/4", elaborately etched with scenes and inscriptions in Old Dutch or Low German, celebrating the Prussian victory over the Russian

Lot: 324 - FEDERICK THE GREAT MINIATURE PAINTING, FRAMED

FEDERICK THE GREAT MINIATURE PAINTING, FRAMED Original chest, up oval miniature painting of Frederick the Great, shows the great leader from mid-chest, up in dress uniform with the Star of the Black Eagle Order affixed to his left breast. This

Lot: 325 - PRUSSIAN OFFICER''S BELT BUCKLE FROM REIGN OF

PRUSSIAN OFFICER''S BELT BUCKLE FROM REIGN OF FREDERICK THE GREAT A Prussian officer''s belt buckle from the reign of Frederick the Great, ca. 1750s. This fire-gilt buckle, 6 1/2" x 2 1/2", bears Frederick''s silver-plated brass cypher affixed with

Lot: 326 - FRIEDRICH WILHELM II FLAG POLE FINIAL

FRIEDRICH WILHELM II FLAG POLE FINIAL Bronze parade flag pole finial from the reign of Frederick William II (1744–1797), King of Prussia from 1786 until his death. The impressive finial, 9 1/2" tall, is in the shape of a spear pont containing

Lot: 327 - QUEEN LOUISE OF PRUSSIA JEWELRY BOX

QUEEN LOUISE OF PRUSSIA JEWELRY BOX A most attractive sterling silver jewelry box commemorating Queen Louise of Prussia, Luise Auguste Wilhelmine Amalie (1776–1810), the Queen consort of Prussia and wife of King Frederick William III. This

Lot: 328 - GERMAN LADY''S ORNAMENTAL FAN

GERMAN LADY''S ORNAMENTAL FAN A Napoleonic-era lady''s fan once owned by a German baroness.The 8 1/2" x 13 1/4" (overall) fan bears a white silk face hand-embroidered in gold filament with the lady''s initials "A.G." with additional floral

Lot: 329 - GERMAN BONE HUNTING POWDER HORN

GERMAN BONE HUNTING POWDER HORN Large powder horn, 9 1/2" tall by approx. 4" dia., carved from a robust mammalian leg bone and retaining its shape. The flat base is sealed with an iron plate, scured to the bone with iron pins. Two iron loops would

Lot: 330 - GERMAN PRESENTATION HAND-PAINTED SCROLL GIVEN TO

GERMAN PRESENTATION HAND-PAINTED SCROLL GIVEN TO ALEXANDER VON LIEZEN-MAYER Renaissance style scroll made of silver-plated brass with richly etched arabesques and portrait medallions, the neatly cut and tooled leather case bearing the inscription

Lot: 331 - BRONZE BUST OF KARL FRIEDRICH, GRAND DUKE OF BADEN

BRONZE BUST OF KARL FRIEDRICH, GRAND DUKE OF BADEN Karl Frederick, 1st Grand Duke of Baden (1728 – 1811) Margrave, elector and later the first Grand Duke of Baden from 1738 until his death. He was an enlightened despot, supporting schools,

Lot: 332 - ANTIQUE SILVER BOWL GIVEN TO A GERMAN OFFICER, 4TH

ANTIQUE SILVER BOWL GIVEN TO A GERMAN OFFICER, 4TH QUEEN AUGUSTA GUARDS GRENADIER REGIMENT Large heavily silver-plated presentation covered serving bowl with lid presented to a German captain. The bowl measures 16 1/2" wide at its widest point and

Lot: 333 - BRONZE STATUE OF AN AUSTRIAN DRAGOON

BRONZE STATUE OF AN AUSTRIAN DRAGOON Cast bronze statue of an Austrian dragoon from the reign of Franz Joseph I, ca. 1870s. The bronze, 7 1/2" wide and 7 1/2" tall, shows an advancing mounted dragoon in uniform, his pistol upraised. Lacks reins,

Lot: 334 - HIRSCHFANGER HUNTING DAGGER

HIRSCHFANGER HUNTING DAGGER Elaborate German "Hirschfanger", or hunting sword, made circa 1760. The fine Rococo-style hilt is fire-gilt brass, and features numerous figures and designs in high relief, including a bounding stag and several hounds,

Lot: 335 - HIRSCHFANGER HUNTING DAGGER

HIRSCHFANGER HUNTING DAGGER German single-edged "Hirschfanger", or hunting sword, 24" blade, 29 1/2" overall, made approx. 1790. The grips are of black wood, possibly ebony, inlaid on the front with three fire-gilt brass starburst escutcheons. The

Lot: 336 - HIRSCHFANGER HUNTING DAGGER

HIRSCHFANGER HUNTING DAGGER Fine single-edged Polish-Saxon hunting sword, 28 1/2" blade, 34 3/4" overall, circa 1715. The grip is constructed of an uncarved, unpolished section of stag horn, with a brass pommel and brass crossguard with the relief

Lot: 337 - HIRSCHFANGER HUNTING DAGGER

HIRSCHFANGER HUNTING DAGGER Fine single-edged German "Hirschfanger", or hunting sword, 24 1/2" blade, 30" overall, made approx. 1780. The grip is of taupe rayskin, with a vertical band of brass decorated with a shell motif. The crossguard, blade

Lot: 338 - "PANDUR" HUNTING KNIFE

"PANDUR" HUNTING KNIFE Eastern European hunting sword, 18 1/4" curved blade, 24" overall, circa 1770. The grip is of green-dyed bone, with a brass pommel an "S"-shaped crossguard, both in the shape of horses'' hooves. The blade is engraved on both

Lot: 339 - "DEUTSCHLANDS HEER UND FLOTTE IN WORT UND BILD.

"DEUTSCHLANDS HEER UND FLOTTE IN WORT UND BILD. GERMANY''S ARMY AND NAVY BY PEN AND PICTURE" A spectacular book, printed by The Werner Company, (Ohio), 1900. First edition, hardcover. Text in German and English, with one column on each page devoted

Lot: 340 - FRANZ SIGEL

FRANZ SIGEL (1822 - 1899) Union brigadier general who repulsed the Confederates at Cheat Mountain and held that portion of West Virginia for the Union. He also served at Chattanooga and Chicamauga. Uncommon war-date signed letter as brigadier




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