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  • 1737-1796 HANDWRITTEN EPHEMERA LEDGER DOCS - COLONIAL PENNSYLVANIA AMERICANA 1737-1796 HANDWRITTEN EPHEMERA LEDGER DOCS - COLONIAL PENNSYLVANIA AMERICANA

    NINE PIECES of EPHEMERA / HAND-WRITTEN DOCUMENTS, COLONIAL and POST REVOLUTIONARY WAR AMERICANA, related to WILLIAM JONES and OTHERS, apparently from PENNSYLVANIA (as per a few indications in the documents, and my research into a few of the names in the documents). All the items are handwritten on various size pieces of laid paper, some have watermarks.Following is a descriptive list of EACH OF THE 9 ITEMS (caps are usually mine): (1) 1783 Handwritten financial document dated October 11th, 1783. Writing on one side only, small calculation on backside. "Received October 11th 1783 of WILLIAM JONES by the hand of HIS SON MATHEW thirty three shillings and six pence in full." Signed by STEPHEN PASCHALL. Paper in FAIR CONDITION, yellowed…

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    NINE PIECES of EPHEMERA / HAND-WRITTEN DOCUMENTS, COLONIAL and POST REVOLUTIONARY WAR AMERICANA, related to WILLIAM JONES and OTHERS, apparently from PENNSYLVANIA (as per a few indications in the documents, and my research into a few of the names in the documents). All the items are handwritten on various size pieces of laid paper, some have watermarks.Following is a descriptive list of EACH OF THE 9 ITEMS (caps are usually mine): (1) 1783 Handwritten financial document dated October 11th, 1783. Writing on one side only, small calculation on backside. "Received October 11th 1783 of WILLIAM JONES by the hand of HIS SON MATHEW thirty three shillings and six pence in full." Signed by STEPHEN PASCHALL. Paper in FAIR CONDITION, yellowed with age; creases from folding; tape used along top edge for mending. (2) 1769 Handwritten banking memo. Single sheet of paper with miscellaneous notes and calculations. Writing on both sides. Reference to a purchase of 21 oxen on April 2nd, 1769 in the amount of one hundred and ninety three pounds twelve shillings by a William Jones. "Received of WM. JONES One Hundred and Ninety Three Pounds Twelve Shillings in full for 21 oxen Delivered him April 2nd 1769..." Signed by EBENEZER CANFIELD. Ledger notes include: "28 oxen Brought Down Between WM. JONES and JOHN SMITH..."; "MOSES MARTIN bought 2 at..."; "CHARLES MOORE'S horse came Nov 27, Took away March 26th..." Paper in POOR CONDITION, yellowed and faded with age, ink has gone through to other side of paper in places; creased from folding; hole through center of both pages; tape used to attempt to mend tears and holes. (3) 1796 Small Handwritten bank note dated February 5, 1796. Writing on one side only. "Received Feb 5th 1796 of MR. ANTHONY C. (MARNIS ?) four pounds two shillings and six pence in full for [illegible]." Signed by WILLIAM & JOS (JOSEPH) GRAY. Paper in GOOD CONDITION, creased along edges and corners. (4) 1764 Half-page Handwritten bank note dated July 21, 1764. Writing on one side only. "Received of MR. WILLIAM JONES July 21st, 1764 by the hands of your Overseer the sum of three pounds two shillings on Account". Signed by JOHN SAYRE & COMPANY. Paper in FAIR CONDITION, yellowed with age; crease marks from folding; holes along creases; paper loss along right edge; tape repairs on blank backside.(5) 1737 Half-page probably from a banking book, dated 1737 in the top left corner. Writing mostly on one side, a column of numbers on backside. Handwritten page is presumably from a banking ledger, recording amounts and transactions. Nice list of Colonial American Names. List of names with sums: JOHN GRIFFEY, MATTHIAS CARTE, PETTER PETERSON, JOHN (RANSON?), THOMAS CLAYTON, JOSEPH GRIST, GEORGE GRIST, JOHN (RAILIE?) Paper in POOR CONDITION, yellowed and darkened with age; creased from folding; discoloration; tape used to mend tears, tape has discolored paper. (6) Undated Half-page probably from a banking ledger, no date. Writing on one side only. "DR. MATHEW JONES, ESQ. in (acct?) with RICH. (RICHARD) LLOYD. Ledger contains dates and transaction details. Paper in FAIR CONDITION, discolored with age; creased from folding. (7) 1787 Handwritten banking memo dated May 10, 1787. Writing on both sides. "Balance Due WILLIAM JONES..."; "Settled this 10th day of May 1787 By us - WILLIAM JONES, DANIEL (BURCHALL?)". Paper in POOR CONDITION, faded with age; heavy creases from folding; clear (now darkened) tape used to reinforce creases. (8) 1787 Handwritten bank note dated March 12, 1787. Writing on both sides. "Received of WILLIAM JONES the sum of seven pounds being the fees & expense in full for surveying two tracts of land one on STONEY CREEK and the other in MILLFORD (MILFORD) TOWNSHIP". Signed by GEORGE WOODS. There is a written note on the backside that mentions a DR. WILLIAM H. DELANY and a (DR.?) TOBIN. Paper in FAIR CONDITION, yellowed with age; creased from folding; tape used to mend tears. (9) 1796 Handwritten large-page ledger document--dated 1796

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  • 1750-1827 FULLER FAMILY of MIDDLETON, MA - HANDWRITTEN DOCUMENTS DEEDS & PAPERS 1750-1827 FULLER FAMILY of MIDDLETON, MA - HANDWRITTEN DOCUMENTS DEEDS & PAPERS

    HANDWRITTEN DOCUMENTS & PAPERS of the FULLERS of MIDDLETON, MASSACHUSETTS - from the COLONIAL, REVOLUTIONARY and POST-REVOLUTIONARY PERIOD, 1750-1823. Important for their Historic and Genealogical information. The papers are FULL of GENEALOGICAL INFORMATION related to the FULLERS and related families, including:

    THOMAS FULLER who came to Middleton from Woburn in 1663. He settled in a house on Old South Main Street. He was a blacksmith and iron worker. He died in 1698. BENJAMIN FULLER. Fifth son born in 1689. Died in 1754. BENJAMIN FULLER, JR. ARCHELAUS FULLER. Eldest son of Benjamin Fuller Jr. Born in 1727. Built a house in Middleton about 1759 (now knows as the "Daniel Fuller House"). Was a COLONEL IN THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR, 1775-76. Died…

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    HANDWRITTEN DOCUMENTS & PAPERS of the FULLERS of MIDDLETON, MASSACHUSETTS - from the COLONIAL, REVOLUTIONARY and POST-REVOLUTIONARY PERIOD, 1750-1823. Important for their Historic and Genealogical information. The papers are FULL of GENEALOGICAL INFORMATION related to the FULLERS and related families, including:

    THOMAS FULLER who came to Middleton from Woburn in 1663. He settled in a house on Old South Main Street. He was a blacksmith and iron worker. He died in 1698. BENJAMIN FULLER. Fifth son born in 1689. Died in 1754. BENJAMIN FULLER, JR. ARCHELAUS FULLER. Eldest son of Benjamin Fuller Jr. Born in 1727. Built a house in Middleton about 1759 (now knows as the "Daniel Fuller House"). Was a COLONEL IN THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR, 1775-76. Died in 1776 as a result of smallpox he got during the Revolutionary War. DANIEL FULLER, Esq. Educated at Philips Andover in 1785. Married SALLY ETSY in 1798. JEREMIAH FULLER. Born 1809, died 1855. Married Eunice Pike. Lived with his sister SOPHONIA, a school teacher. and MANY OTHERS.

    THE DOCUMENTS are:

    1750 Original Document - Printed and Handwritten - TIMOTHY FULLER (b. 1706, d. 1796) deeds to ARCHELAUS FULLER; 1765 Original Indenture - Printed and Handwritten - Signed by ANDREW FULLER; 1781 Four Page Handwritten Document; 1782 Six Page Handwritten Probate Document. Lists ALL THE MANY LANDS / PROPERTIES being "divided and set off to the widow BETTY FULLER..."; 1785,1787, 1792 Three Probate Documents; 1793 Single handwritten sheet, accounting of ARCHELAUS FULLER; 1823 Four page memo on the personal estate of Betty Fuller; plus a few miscellaneous small pieces.

    There is much about the early FULLER FAMILY of MIDDLETON, MASSACHUSETTS to be found on the Internet.

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  • 1795 THE HISTORY OF AMERICA in TWO BOOKS (bound in ONE, as issued) with 2 FOLDING MAPS Philadelphia: Dobson by Jedidiah Morse 1795 THE HISTORY OF AMERICA in TWO BOOKS (bound in ONE, as issued) with 2 FOLDING MAPS Philadelphia: Dobson
    Jedidiah Morse

    THE HISTORY OF AMERICA in TWO BOOKS. Containing, (I) A General HISTORY OF AMERICA. (II) A Concise HISTORY OF THE LATE REVOLUTION. Extracted from The American Edition of The Encyclopaedia. (Attributed to Jedidiah MORSE.) The TWO BOOKS are published in this ONE VOLUME, as issued.

    PHILADELPHIA: Thomas Dobson, at the Stone House, South Second-Street, 1795. Second Edition (the first edition was published in 1790, also by Thomas Dobson, Philadelphia).

    Hardcovers, full leather covered boards and spine, leather spine label with gilt titling, 4x7 inches, viii + 356 pages.

    Contains the called for TWO FOLDING MAPS: (1) A General Map of North America, 7x8.25 inches, and (2) South America, 7x8.25 inches. The maps are numbered Plate XIV and XV, as…

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    THE HISTORY OF AMERICA in TWO BOOKS. Containing, (I) A General HISTORY OF AMERICA. (II) A Concise HISTORY OF THE LATE REVOLUTION. Extracted from The American Edition of The Encyclopaedia. (Attributed to Jedidiah MORSE.) The TWO BOOKS are published in this ONE VOLUME, as issued.

    PHILADELPHIA: Thomas Dobson, at the Stone House, South Second-Street, 1795. Second Edition (the first edition was published in 1790, also by Thomas Dobson, Philadelphia).

    Hardcovers, full leather covered boards and spine, leather spine label with gilt titling, 4x7 inches, viii + 356 pages.

    Contains the called for TWO FOLDING MAPS: (1) A General Map of North America, 7x8.25 inches, and (2) South America, 7x8.25 inches. The maps are numbered Plate XIV and XV, as they were numbered in the Encyclopedia. Both maps have the name "Scot" printed at the lower right. Robert Scot was a noted Philadelphia engraver who engraved a number of important maps and was an engraver for the U.S. Mint.

    GOOD Condition: The covers are rubbed, worn at the edges and spine ends, and the front cover hinge is split at the top 4 inches but holding. Internally, the pages are lightly age toned, there is just some light foxing here and there throughout, more substantial on the first and last few pages, otherwise the pages are tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked.. The two folding maps have white cloth reinforcement to their folds on their blank backsides, have a few edge chips and fold edge closed tears, stiffness at the folds, and some areas of foxing and age toning, but overall are well preserved, bright, and clear. One of the nicer copies of the book that I have seen.

    Book References: Evans 29111. Sabin 50937. Map Reference: Wheat & Brun 701, 51 (Maps and Charts Published in America before 1800).

    Rare 1795 edition with BOTH MAPS as called for.

    About JEDIDIAH MORSE, the acknowledge author (from Wikipedia):

    ******Jedidiah Morse, 1761 d.1826. was a geographer whose textbooks became a staple for students in the United States. He was the father of the telegraphy pioneer and painter Samuel Morse. His textbooks and maps earned him the sobriquet Father of American Geography.******

    About ROBERT SCOT, the maps engraver (from Wikipedia):

    ******Robert Scot, b.1745 d.1823, was a Scottish-American engraver who served as Chief Engraver of the United States Mint from 1793 until his death in 1823. Scot designed the popular and rare Flowing Hair dollar coinage along with the Liberty Cap half cent.

    In 1781 Scot began engraving for Robert Morris, then Superintendent of the Office of Finance of the United States. The paper money that Scot engraved for Morris helped to finance the Siege of Yorktown, the decisive battle of the American Revolution. Shortly after that battle, Major Sebastian Bauman commissioned Robert Scot to engrave a map that illustrated the American victory,

    In 1790 Thomas Dobson began to publish an American Edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica. Robert Scot engraved the largest number of engravings for Dobson's Encyclopedia, including some important maps. The quality of his engravings helped to rapidly expand the publication of illustrated books within the United States.******

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  • 1801 JOURNALS OF CONGRESS VOLUME X November 1784 - November 1785 Original Folwell's Press Edition "Authorized by Congress" 1/400 by Various Senators and Congressmen 1801 JOURNALS OF CONGRESS VOLUME X November 1784 - November 1785 Original Folwell's Press Edition "Authorized by Congress" 1/400
    Various Senators and Congressmen

    JOURNALS OF CONGRESS: Containing Their Proceedings from November 1, 1784, to November 4, 1785. VOLUME X.

    Published by FOLWELL'S PRESS "Under Authority of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives", Philadelphia, 1801. FIRST EDITION - LIMITED to 400 COPIES.

    From the Authorization Page (the page following the Title-Page): "RESOLVED by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Senate and the Clerk of the House of Representatives, by authorized and directed, to subscribe, on such terms as they may deem eligible, for the use of the Senate and House of Representatives, for four hundred Copies of the Journals of Congress, which are proposed to be published by…

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    JOURNALS OF CONGRESS: Containing Their Proceedings from November 1, 1784, to November 4, 1785. VOLUME X.

    Published by FOLWELL'S PRESS "Under Authority of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives", Philadelphia, 1801. FIRST EDITION - LIMITED to 400 COPIES.

    From the Authorization Page (the page following the Title-Page): "RESOLVED by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Senate and the Clerk of the House of Representatives, by authorized and directed, to subscribe, on such terms as they may deem eligible, for the use of the Senate and House of Representatives, for four hundred Copies of the Journals of Congress, which are proposed to be published by RICHARD FOLWELL. // Jonathan Dayton, Speaker of the House of Representatives. // James Ross, President of the Senate pro tempore // Approved, March 2nd, 1799: // John Adams, President of the United States."

    The Journals include many important resolutions, including: A resolution to ABOLISH SLAVERY IN WESTERN COUNTRY (i.e. Western States yet to be established in the United States owned Western Territories). Senators from seven Northern States voted Ay, Senators from Maryland voted mixed but there was a tie-breaker third vote so the state voted Ay, and Senators from four Southern States voted NO. So the 1784 resolution ABOLISHING SLAVERY in any Western States to be formed out of U.S. Western Territory was PASSED.

    Hardcover Book, contemporary plain gray card covered boards with cloth covered spine, deckled page edges, 5.5x8.75 inches, 256 pages plus a 14 page Index at the rear. In a hand-made clamshell box, with cloth covered boards and a leather spine label titled in gilt.

    Condition: The plain card covers have some soiling, scattered stains, and signs of handling and wear, but are still doing their job well. Internally, the pages are toned and there is some foxing throughout, the latter pages have light shorelining to their upper margin area (printing is always fully legible); there is an old (circa 1870) Lombard University library bookplate on the front pastedown (Lombard University was founded in 1853, changed its name to Lombard College circa 1890, and finally shuttered in 1930); the front and rear inner hinges are cracked but holding well, the front free-endpaper is separating at its top 2 inches; there is edge wear including small closed edge tears and chips, folded corners, and a couple folded pages here and there; one page has a small whole; there is a previous owner's signature and date on the front free-endpaper (?? / Dec 9th, 1828), the number 178 written on the title page (copy 178?), and an early previous owner's signature at the top of the first page of text (B. Stephenson?). A complete and original copy..

    The professionally made clamshell box has a small coffee stain to its top edge, otherwise solid and lovely.

    A RARE 1801 First Edition of one of the original 400 copies authorized by Congress and printed by Folwell's Press, in a handsome clamshell case.

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  • 1815 Coppinger THE AMERICAN PRACTICAL BREWER & TANNER Early and Important American BEER MAKING Book by Joseph Coppinger 1815 Coppinger THE AMERICAN PRACTICAL BREWER & TANNER Early and Important American BEER MAKING Book
    Joseph Coppinger

    THE AMERICAN PRACTICAL BREWER AND TANNER: In Which is Exhibited the WHOLE PROCESS of BREWING WITHOUT BOILING... By JOSEPH COPPINGER, Practical Brewer.

    NEW YORK: Printed by Van Winkle and Wiley, No. 3 Wall-Street, 1815. FIRST EDITION. This book is one of the earliest (possibly the first) American books on beer making.

    Hardcovers, original paper covered boards, 6x9 inches (15x23 cm), untrimmed page edges. Pagination: [front free-endpaper], [2] (blank prelim leaf), vii (title-page, copyright page, "Advertisement", Preface), [1] (Illustration - floor plan of a brewery), [1] (first page of text), 12-246 (numbered text pages), [2] (Table of Contents), [rear free endpaper]. ERRATA SLIP tipped in at title-page. Illustrated with three plates including an illustrative floor plan of a brewery). The majority…

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    THE AMERICAN PRACTICAL BREWER AND TANNER: In Which is Exhibited the WHOLE PROCESS of BREWING WITHOUT BOILING... By JOSEPH COPPINGER, Practical Brewer.

    NEW YORK: Printed by Van Winkle and Wiley, No. 3 Wall-Street, 1815. FIRST EDITION. This book is one of the earliest (possibly the first) American books on beer making.

    Hardcovers, original paper covered boards, 6x9 inches (15x23 cm), untrimmed page edges. Pagination: [front free-endpaper], [2] (blank prelim leaf), vii (title-page, copyright page, "Advertisement", Preface), [1] (Illustration - floor plan of a brewery), [1] (first page of text), 12-246 (numbered text pages), [2] (Table of Contents), [rear free endpaper]. ERRATA SLIP tipped in at title-page. Illustrated with three plates including an illustrative floor plan of a brewery). The majority of the book is devoted to the production of beer, including recipes for different varieties. There is a small section on tanning at the rear.

    CONDITION: The rear cover is disbound (present but laid on loosely), the front cover is hanging on by its sewn binding, the spine covering is lacking (i.e. the sewn binding and rear page edges are visible); the covers are soiled, have some shorelining, creases, chips and tears to the paper, etc; nonetheless the covers are original and present. Internally, there is foxing throughout, heaviest on the first and last few pages and a few other pages here and there, but otherwise rather mild; there is some shorelining to the bottom margin of the first few pages and to the upper area of the last few pages; one page has a closed tear across its face and another a 3 inch vertical tear starting at the bottom edge (neat tears, all text fully legible), and there are small tears, edge chips, edge wear, etc. here and there; otherwise the pages are bright, clean and clear, and the printing is sharp throughout.

    JOSEPH COPPINGER initiated a correspondence with THOMAS JEFFERSON in 1802. In 1815 Coppinger sent Thomas Jefferson a letter and included a prospectus for the American Practical Brewer. Subsequently Thomas Jefferson wrote a number of letters to Coppinger inquiring about the book. The following is an extract from one of the 1815 Thomas Jefferson letters to Joseph Coppinger (published online by The National Archives):

    "Monticello Apr. 25. 1815 // I am lately become a brewer for family use, having had the benefit of instruction to one of my people by an English brewer of the first order. I had noted the advertisement of your book in which the process of malting corn was promised & had engaged a bookseller to send it to me as soon as it should come out. We tried it here last fall with perfect success, and I shall use it principally hereafter. During the revolutionary war, the brewers on James river used Indian corn almost exclusively of all other. In my family brewing I have used wheat as we do not raise barley."

    (The National Archives published four letters online from the correspondence between Joseph Coppinger and President Thomas Jefferson and two letters from the correspondence between Joseph Coppinger and President James Madison.)

    About JOSEPH COPPINGER (extracted from The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Volume 38, published by Princeton, 2012; and the National Archives online):

    *****Joseph Coppinger, emigrated from Harbour View, Ireland, to New York in 1802. He soon became a partner in the Point Brewery, Pittsburgh. In 1802 he initiated a correspondence with THOMAS JEFFERSON. In an "Address to the People of America" published in 1809, Coppinger praised Jefferson, calling him the "polar star," for his service to the country. In 1815, he wrote Thomas Jefferson soliciting support for the establishment of a national brewing company in Washington, D.C. and sent him a prospectus for a book he was writing entitled The American Practical Brewer and Tanner. Thomas Jefferson was very interested in the book and wrote to Coppinger repeatedly to inquire about the status of its publication.*****

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  • 1828 SPEECH of JOHN DAVIS of MASSACHUSETTS on NEED to INCREASE IMPORT TARIFFS by John Davis 1828 SPEECH of JOHN DAVIS of MASSACHUSETTS on NEED to INCREASE IMPORT TARIFFS
    John Davis

    SPEECH OF MR. JOHN DAVIS of MASSACHUSETTS on the TARIFF BILL. Delivered in the House of Representatives, March 12, 1828. WASHINGTON: Printed by Gales & Seaton, 1828. Disbound, lacking covers, may be missing a half title but complete from title page through last page of text, 4.5x8 inches, 36 pages. Only FAIR condition, disbound, some pages are loose, some pages trimmed shorter than others not affecting text, foxing; still textually complete with printing that remains clear and fully legible. An 1828 plea to increase tariffs on wool and woolen imports because foreign competitors charge higher tariffs and have an unfair advantage.

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  • 1849 KENTUCKY CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION AUTOGRAPH BOOK with SIGNATURES of 95 COUNTY REPRESENTATIVES + Sergeant-at-Arms, etc. SIGNERS of the KENTUCKY CONSTITUTION OF 1850 by Thomas N. Lindsey, et al 1849 KENTUCKY CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION AUTOGRAPH BOOK with SIGNATURES of 95 COUNTY REPRESENTATIVES + Sergeant-at-Arms, etc. SIGNERS of the KENTUCKY CONSTITUTION OF 1850
    Thomas N. Lindsey, et al

    1849 KENTUCKY CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION SIGNATURE BOOK with SIGNATURES of 95 COUNTY REPRESENTATIVES, plus Sergeant at Arms, Reporters, etc. The Constitutional Convention signatory Sign In notebook was owned by THOMAS N. LINDSEY, member of the notable LINDSEY FAMILY of FRANKFORT KENTUCKY. Thomas N. Lindsey was the Representative of Franklin County, Kentucky. His signature is on the backside of the first page. The Signature Book is 3x5 inches and filled with blank paper. Lacking the front cover, however the spine covering and rear cover are present, as are all the inner pages. It appears likely that Thomas N. Lindsey was responsible for getting the signatures of the attending Representatives and others at the Kentucky Constitutional Convention of 1849 (that led to the…

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    1849 KENTUCKY CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION SIGNATURE BOOK with SIGNATURES of 95 COUNTY REPRESENTATIVES, plus Sergeant at Arms, Reporters, etc. The Constitutional Convention signatory Sign In notebook was owned by THOMAS N. LINDSEY, member of the notable LINDSEY FAMILY of FRANKFORT KENTUCKY. Thomas N. Lindsey was the Representative of Franklin County, Kentucky. His signature is on the backside of the first page. The Signature Book is 3x5 inches and filled with blank paper. Lacking the front cover, however the spine covering and rear cover are present, as are all the inner pages. It appears likely that Thomas N. Lindsey was responsible for getting the signatures of the attending Representatives and others at the Kentucky Constitutional Convention of 1849 (that led to the adoption of the Constitution of 1850). He signed his name clearly on the verso of the first page, and I believe also on the back cover though that signature is very difficult to see. Though the notebook pages were blank, Lindsey wrote 3 numbers on a page up to number 100, leaving space by each number where Representatives signed in and identified themselves by county. 94 Representatives signed in and most wrote the county they represented below their signature, some also wrote the city they were from. The spaces beside numbers 95-100 are blank. However, Thomas N. Lindsey, the representative from Franklin County, signed at the front as noted above, meaning that this notebook contains a total of 95 signatures of the Constitutional Convention Representatives. Many of the signatures are accompanied with handwritten salutations: "Your friend" "Yours respectfully" etc. In addition to the 95 Representatives, there are signatures of the Sergeant at Arms, Clerk, Door Keeper, Deputy, 5 Reporters, and the Minister of the Gospel. I have been able to fully identify all but 5 of the 95 Representatives through a combination of their signatures and the counties they identified themselves with. There is not, unfortunately, enough room here to list them all, but I have all the identified Representatives names along with counties represented, so if you are interested just email me. In addition to the signatures of 95 Representatives, this Sign-in / Signatory Book contains the signature of the Clerk (Secretary of the Convention), Sergeant at Arms, Door Keeper, five reporters, and that of the Minister of the Gospel. The second to last page, following a number of blank pages, has the names and addresses of several Lindsey family members, perhaps put there by Thomas N. Lindsey so that this book could be passed down from one family member to another as an important historic keepsake? GOOD CONDITION. Front cover missing, as noted above, some creasing and edge chipping to the first page, the rear inner hinge is split but holding well, otherwise the pages are solid, well bound, and all the signatures and writing is bright and clear. The 1850 Kentucky Constitution was extremely PRO SLAVERY. You can read about the 1850 Kentucky Constitution and the 1849 Kentucky Constitutional Convention on many sites on the Internet.

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  • 1849 LETTER by EDWARD P. BURNHAM - MASON GRAND MASTER, SON OF AMERICAN REVOLUTION by Edward P. Burnham 1849 LETTER by EDWARD P. BURNHAM - MASON GRAND MASTER, SON OF AMERICAN REVOLUTION
    Edward P. Burnham

    FOUR PAGE MANUSCRIPT LETTER, written on a single-fold four-page sheet of paper, each page 8.5" x 9.75". A personal letter, full of flights of fancy, talk of spirits, advice for overcoming grief, humor (give them a kiss for me - or don't you do such a thing?), etc. WRITTEN BY A SON OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION, FREE-MASON GRAND MASTER and GRAND COMMANDER in MAINE, and Resident of SACO and BANGOR MAINE and ROXBURY MASSACHUSETTS. You can find information on GRAND MASTER EDWARD PAYSON BURNHAM on various MASONIC related websites. You can research the GENEALOGY of EDWARD PAYSON BURNHAM, SON OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION on the Sons of the American Revolution, Maine Society, website.

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  • 1850 LOUISIANA SWAMP and OVERFLOWED LANDS SURVEY with FOLD-OPEN MAP by SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR 1850 LOUISIANA SWAMP and OVERFLOWED LANDS SURVEY with FOLD-OPEN MAP
    SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR

    REPORT of the ACTING SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR Relative to the SWAMP AND OVERFLOWED LANDS IN LOUISIANA.

    Publisher: [Government Printing Office, Washington D.C., 1850].

    Disbound report, 8 pages plus folding map. The text pages are 5.5x9 inches. The lithograph map opens to 18x17 inches (46x43 cm). The map is dated Oct. 18th, 1949. It shows the State of Louisiana in sections, labeled based on township claims, proposed survey, etc.

    Condition: The pages are disbound, complete but loose (i.e. laid on top of one another), though the leaf consisting of pages 7/8 is still attached to the fold-open map; the pages are foxed and have some edge creases and small edge chips; the printing remains clear and bright throughout. The…

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    REPORT of the ACTING SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR Relative to the SWAMP AND OVERFLOWED LANDS IN LOUISIANA.

    Publisher: [Government Printing Office, Washington D.C., 1850].

    Disbound report, 8 pages plus folding map. The text pages are 5.5x9 inches. The lithograph map opens to 18x17 inches (46x43 cm). The map is dated Oct. 18th, 1949. It shows the State of Louisiana in sections, labeled based on township claims, proposed survey, etc.

    Condition: The pages are disbound, complete but loose (i.e. laid on top of one another), though the leaf consisting of pages 7/8 is still attached to the fold-open map; the pages are foxed and have some edge creases and small edge chips; the printing remains clear and bright throughout. The MAP is nice, just a bit of foxing, a couple small edge chips, and some creasing at the left margin. It is suitable for framing, imho.

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  • 1851-1920 HANDWRITTEN SPEECHES by O.T. EVERHART CIVIL WAR SURGEON + EVERHART FAMILY GENEALOGY by Oliver Troxell Everhart 1851-1920 HANDWRITTEN SPEECHES by O.T. EVERHART CIVIL WAR SURGEON + EVERHART FAMILY GENEALOGY
    Oliver Troxell Everhart

    Unique manuscript collection of speeches by Dr. Oliver Troxell Everhart, a Civil War surgeon and prominent physician. He was very active in his community and belonged to various fraternal and medical organizations. He was often a featured speaker at events, commencements, medical meetings, etc. Includes table of contents and 80 handwritten speeches. The contents span from 1851, his freshman year at Marshall College to 1920, at age 89. Occasionally augmented with mounted newspaper articles. Includes his bookplate on the front pastedown.

    The speeches are handwritten on mostly lined paper, 6x9 inches (15x23.5 cm). The pages are hand-numbered. Pagination: [4], 426, [30] pages. Most of the speeches are non-medical in nature. Titles of all the speeches can be seen in the…

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    Unique manuscript collection of speeches by Dr. Oliver Troxell Everhart, a Civil War surgeon and prominent physician. He was very active in his community and belonged to various fraternal and medical organizations. He was often a featured speaker at events, commencements, medical meetings, etc. Includes table of contents and 80 handwritten speeches. The contents span from 1851, his freshman year at Marshall College to 1920, at age 89. Occasionally augmented with mounted newspaper articles. Includes his bookplate on the front pastedown.

    The speeches are handwritten on mostly lined paper, 6x9 inches (15x23.5 cm). The pages are hand-numbered. Pagination: [4], 426, [30] pages. Most of the speeches are non-medical in nature. Titles of all the speeches can be seen in the photos of the contents pages.

    CONDITION: The leather covered boards and spine are falling apart, spine mostly gone, boards worn and soiled, spine folds with old tape marks, etc. Internally, there is some foxing and finger soiling throughout, some speeches rather tightly bound in at the left margin, there is some edge wear and small tears here and there, page 146 has some pieces torn off that are laid in, the inner binding has seriously cracked at a number of places. Nonetheless the pages are complete, remain bound together with the string binding, and, most important, the writing is clear and fully legible throughout.

    ACCOMPANIED with an ORIGINAL 1883 FIRST EDITION GENEALOGY BOOK written by O(LIVER) T(ROXELL) EVERHART, M.D.

    The book is titled: "A HISTORY OF THE EVERHART and SHOWER FAMILIES from 1744 to 1883, Embracing SIX GENERATIONS. Also A SKETCH of MANCHESTER, MD." It is EX-LIBRARY, bound in library hardcovers with the usual stamps, labels, pockets, and shelving numbers. There is a "withdrawn" stamp on several of the labels. Ex-lib aside the book is in GOOD condition, signs of general handling and wear, but still tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. The book was written and self-published by O.T. Everhart, M.D., primarily for family and friends. As such, the first edition is quite rare.

    TWO ITEMS by O.T. EVERHART, M.D. - A One-Of-A-Kind Collection of Handwritten Speeches, and a Rare First Edition of the Everhart & Shower Families.

    About OLIVER TROXELL EVERHART (from the Franklin & Marshall College Library website, and elsewhere on the Internet):

    ******Oliver Troxell Everhart (1832-1921) was a Union Army physician, captured briefly after a raid on Chambersburg before being released. While tending to the wounded he contracted chronic diarrhea, which after moving camps would eventually worsen into an inflammation of the spine which left him paraplegic and resulted in an honorable discharge. Despite his injuries, he continued to practice medicine in York and Perry counties in Pennsylvania before settling in Hanover in 1878. He was a prominent physician, eventually joined in practice by his son Dr. George S. Everhart. He practiced medicine until his death in 1921.******

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  • 1853 WASHINGTON & GEORGETOWN DIRECTORY - "COLOREDS" Are Noted in the Listings - includes 13 FULL PAGE CITY MAPS 1853 WASHINGTON & GEORGETOWN DIRECTORY - "COLOREDS" Are Noted in the Listings - includes 13 FULL PAGE CITY MAPS

    THE WASHINGTON AND GEORGETOWN DIRECTORY, Strangers Guide-Book for Washington, Congressional and Clerk's Record, and 100 AMERICAN CITIES (which Includes 13 FULL PAGE CITY MAPS, including one of 1852 San Francisco).

    Published by ALFRED HUNTER, WASHINGTON, 1853.

    Copy of A.E.L. KEESE, with his signature on the front free endpaper. A.E.L. KEESE was a resident of Washington City and is listed in the Directory under: "Keese, A.E.L., police officer and collector, office at Squire Donn's House N n, near 5 w."

    Hardcover book, original paper covered boards with a rebacked calf-leather spine, 6x9 inches. Pagination: vi, 112 (1-112), 125 (1-125), 80 (1-80).

    COMPLETE, this copy has been collated page by page with a copy held at the University of Michigan Rare Book…

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    THE WASHINGTON AND GEORGETOWN DIRECTORY, Strangers Guide-Book for Washington, Congressional and Clerk's Record, and 100 AMERICAN CITIES (which Includes 13 FULL PAGE CITY MAPS, including one of 1852 San Francisco).

    Published by ALFRED HUNTER, WASHINGTON, 1853.

    Copy of A.E.L. KEESE, with his signature on the front free endpaper. A.E.L. KEESE was a resident of Washington City and is listed in the Directory under: "Keese, A.E.L., police officer and collector, office at Squire Donn's House N n, near 5 w."

    Hardcover book, original paper covered boards with a rebacked calf-leather spine, 6x9 inches. Pagination: vi, 112 (1-112), 125 (1-125), 80 (1-80).

    COMPLETE, this copy has been collated page by page with a copy held at the University of Michigan Rare Book Room

    GOOD condition, the paper covered boards are rubbed, scraped, toned / darkened, and worn through at the edges, the covers are still held together well, and made rather attractive, with the professionally rebacked calf leather spine; internally, the endpapers are heavily foxed but otherwise there is just scattered foxing here and there throughout, the text pages have a corner crease, light stain, and a bit of edge wear here and there, but overall are complete, tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked (except that a previous owner noted, in pencil, the name of A.E.L. Keese in the directory). All the maps are present. A wonderful, complete, very presentable copy.

    The book is in several parts:

    (1) The WASHINGTON and GEORGETOWN DIRECTORY lists every resident, along with their trade and address. Also notes if the resident is "Colored" with the notation (Col) beside their name (making this a rare guide to Pre-Civil War African-Americans living inWashington DC). 112 pages (1-112).

    (3) The CONGRESSIONAL DIRECTORY lists all the Senators and Representatives for each of the 31 states that were part of the United States in 1853, the names and posts of the U.S. Foreign Ministers, the names and addresses of the Supreme Court Justices (there were 12 Supreme Court Justices in 1853, as there should be now!), and other information related to officers, directors and representatives of various Governmental Institutions such as the Smithsonian. 58 pages (numbered separately 1-58)

    (4) The STRANGER'S GUIDE in WASHINGTON and ITS VICINITY, and Through the Public Buildings, briefly describes many of the Public Buildings in Washington City, from the Washington Monument to Washington DC Penitentiary (which in 1953 held 43 white males, 3 white females, 29 colored males and 5 colored females); and lists all Washington DC Government appointed workers, their position and their salary. 66 pages (59-125).

    (5) 100 AMERICAN CITIES is a guide for those who want to travel from Washington DC to other parts of the U.S. It gives a brief description of each city, distances between it and various other cities, and railroad lines that run through the city. What makes the section quite wonderful and rare is it is ILLUSTRATED with 13 FULL PAGE COLOR MAPS, each printed in 1852 by Phelps, Fanning & Co. One of the maps is of SAN FRANCISCO, printed in 1852, just a few years after the beginning of the Gold Rush! The section also includes some b&w illustrations. 80 pages (1-80).

    RARE original 1853 copy, complete with ALL ITS MAPS, made extra special with the ASSOCIATION to a POLICE OFFICER who is listed in this Directory.

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  • 1859 JOHN HORTON SLAUGHTER Important HANDWRITTEN LETTER Civil War TEXAS Sam Houston by TEXAS JOHN SLAUGHTER, JOHN HORTON SLAUGHTER, SHERIFF SLAUGHTER 1859 JOHN HORTON SLAUGHTER Important HANDWRITTEN LETTER Civil War TEXAS Sam Houston
    TEXAS JOHN SLAUGHTER, JOHN HORTON SLAUGHTER, SHERIFF SLAUGHTER

    Important, Rare, Handwritten Letter by JOHN HORTON SLAUGHTER (aka TEXAS JOHN SLAUGHTER, SHERIFF SLAUGHTER, JOHN H. SLAUGHTER), written in 1859 when he was only 18 years old. Single Page Handwritten Letter, single sheet, light blue laid paper with a nickel size blind embossed emblem at the upper right corner, approximately 7.75 x 12 inches. GOOD condition, several folds where the letter was probably folded to fit into a small envelope (NO envelope is present), very small holes where a couple folds intersect, a few ink stains on the blank back side, otherwise solid with writing that is fully legible. Folded is how the letter was preserved and is its normal state. The letter was written to John H. Slaughter's 22…

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    Important, Rare, Handwritten Letter by JOHN HORTON SLAUGHTER (aka TEXAS JOHN SLAUGHTER, SHERIFF SLAUGHTER, JOHN H. SLAUGHTER), written in 1859 when he was only 18 years old. Single Page Handwritten Letter, single sheet, light blue laid paper with a nickel size blind embossed emblem at the upper right corner, approximately 7.75 x 12 inches. GOOD condition, several folds where the letter was probably folded to fit into a small envelope (NO envelope is present), very small holes where a couple folds intersect, a few ink stains on the blank back side, otherwise solid with writing that is fully legible. Folded is how the letter was preserved and is its normal state. The letter was written to John H. Slaughter's 22 year old friend and trusted horse selling partner JOHN B. LINDSEY, of Frankfort, Kentucky. (The Lindsey / Lindsay family is an old and prominent Kentucky family, as are its relations.) The contents of the letter seem to indicate a familial relationship of some sort between the Slaughter and Lindsey family lines. This pre Civil War letter written at the age of 18 is by far the earliest letter of JOHN HORTON SLAUGHTER that I have seen. It gives a glimpse of his life and ambitions that have rarely, if ever, been recorded. The letter reads in great part: "(??) August 24, 1859. / Dear John / Yours of the 8th has been received and the draft for $500 which was very acceptable. You say you have not heard from me in a long time. I answered your other letter acknowledging the receipt of the other draft & your Aunt also wrote in it making a long letter. I hope you have received it before this in that I left all the matter of collections to your own judgement as I do in this need the money, but I can get along (as I?) have raised a small crop of cotton & I have some cattle & young horses to sell if I could meet with a purchaser. You say your state has gone for the Democrats. You had better quit it and come to Texas, it has gone the opposition ticket. Houston is elected by a large majority. Your relations are all well as usual except (?) who has been quite sick but she is now on the mend... the rest of our family is as well as usual... We don't know (what) you do to stand it in Ky. You must suffer very much. Remember me to all./

    Yours Truly, John H. Slaughter." This letter was acquired in Northern California from the estate of a member of (per the estate listing): "a very prominent Southern family, offering... pre-and post-Civil War ephemera (letters and documents)..." Most of the interesting old documents I found related to the LINDSEY FAMILY of FRANKFORT, KENTUCKY, including many documents and letters of JOHN B. LINDSEY (born July 4, 1837, Frankfort, KY, died 1922, Frankfort, KY), among which was this letter. I also acquired an unpublished autobiography by Edwin S. Lindsey, the Grandson of John B. Lindsey. There is a paragraph on page 3 where he writes: "When he was a young man, Grandfather Lindsey had tuberculosis, the dreaded Great White Plague of that age. He went to Texas for better climate and was a horse trader, buying horses in Mexico and selling them in the U.S. West. Those were the wild days of the West, and many were his adventures, which will have to be omitted now. He recovered his health and returned to Frankfort, where he practiced law very successfully till he retired at the age of eighty four". This paragraph matches perfectly with the Slaughterhouse letter urging the young John Lindsey to leave Kentucky and join him in Texas. About JOHN HORTON SLAUGHTER (excerpted from Wikipedia): "John Horton Slaughter, b. 1841 d. 1922, also known as Texas John Slaughter, was an American lawman, cowboy, poker player and rancher in the Southwestern United States during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. After serving in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War, Slaughter earned a reputation fighting hostile Indians and Mexican and American outlaws in the Arizona and New Mexico territories."

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  • 1862 CIVIL WAR NEWSPAPER "THE INDEPENDENT" BATTLE REPORTS Edited by HENRY WARD BEECHER by Henry Ward Beecher 1862 CIVIL WAR NEWSPAPER "THE INDEPENDENT" BATTLE REPORTS Edited by HENRY WARD BEECHER
    Henry Ward Beecher

    THE INDEPENDENT, NEW YORK, Volume XIV, Number 730, November 27, 1862. Newspaper, 18"x24", 8 pages (2 large single fold sheets). The years 1861 to February 1863 are the papers most important years, as those were both CIVIL WAR YEARS and the only 2 years that the paper was edited by HENRY WARD BEECHER. The paper was strongly ANTI-SLAVERY and as such was strongly PRO-UNION during the CIVIL WAR. This particular issue transcribes a LONG SERMON by Henry Ward Beecher (brother of Harriet Beecher Stowe), and has many articles regarding various Civil War battles. FAIR condition, there is toning at the folds, staining to the corners, holes at some of the places where the folds intersect, some closed tears along the…

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    THE INDEPENDENT, NEW YORK, Volume XIV, Number 730, November 27, 1862. Newspaper, 18"x24", 8 pages (2 large single fold sheets). The years 1861 to February 1863 are the papers most important years, as those were both CIVIL WAR YEARS and the only 2 years that the paper was edited by HENRY WARD BEECHER. The paper was strongly ANTI-SLAVERY and as such was strongly PRO-UNION during the CIVIL WAR. This particular issue transcribes a LONG SERMON by Henry Ward Beecher (brother of Harriet Beecher Stowe), and has many articles regarding various Civil War battles. FAIR condition, there is toning at the folds, staining to the corners, holes at some of the places where the folds intersect, some closed tears along the folds, and signs of general handling; nonetheless the paper is complete, fairly solid, and the printing is clear and fully legible. The paper will be sent folded, as was its normal state. About THE INDEPENDENT, NEW YORK (excerpted from Wikipedia): ******The Independent was a weekly newspaper

    published in New York City between 1848 and 1928. It was founded in order to promote Congregationalism and was also an important voice in support of abolitionism and women's suffrage. From its founding in 1848 until 1861 The Independent was edited by a team of three prominent Congregational ministers: Joseph Parrish Thompson, Richard Salter Storrs, and Leonard Bacon. It was published and financed by a group of New York businessmen led by Henry C. Bowen of the silk wholesaling firm Bowen & McNamee. The editorial policy was strongly antislavery, which hurt the magazine's circulation initially, but it improved through the 1850s to reach 35,000 by the beginning of the American Civil War. In 1861 HENRY WARD BEECHER, who had been a regular contributor to the magazine, became its editor. His assistant editor, Theodore Tilton, succeeded Beecher as editor in February 1863.******

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  • 1862 Original Gold Rush Account First Edition ~ TWELVE YEARS IN THE MINES OF CALIFORNIA Embracing A General View Of The Gold Region, With Practical Observations On Hill, Placer, and Quartz Diggings; And Notes On The Origin Of Gold Deposits. by Lawson B. Patterson 1862 Original Gold Rush Account First Edition ~ TWELVE YEARS IN THE MINES OF CALIFORNIA Embracing A General View Of The Gold Region, With Practical Observations On Hill, Placer, and Quartz Diggings; And Notes On The Origin Of Gold Deposits.
    Lawson B. Patterson

    1862 Original Gold Rush Account First Edition ~ TWELVE YEARS IN THE MINES OF CALIFORNIA Embracing A General View Of The Gold Region, With Practical Observations On Hill, Placer, and Quartz Diggings; And Notes On The Origin Of Gold Deposits. By Lawson B. Patterson.

    Printed by Miles and Dillingham, Cambridge, MA, 1862. First Edition. Hardbound in Publisher's original blindstamped brown cloth with embossed gilt title on front cover, 108 pages, appendix. GOOD Condition: covers corners and edges are worn through, spine covering perished, but the gilt remains bright, internally, front hinge starting and rear hinge tender but holding, period penned "No. 25 - " at the top of the front pastedown and half title, small Los Angeles bookseller label on…

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    1862 Original Gold Rush Account First Edition ~ TWELVE YEARS IN THE MINES OF CALIFORNIA Embracing A General View Of The Gold Region, With Practical Observations On Hill, Placer, and Quartz Diggings; And Notes On The Origin Of Gold Deposits. By Lawson B. Patterson.

    Printed by Miles and Dillingham, Cambridge, MA, 1862. First Edition. Hardbound in Publisher's original blindstamped brown cloth with embossed gilt title on front cover, 108 pages, appendix. GOOD Condition: covers corners and edges are worn through, spine covering perished, but the gilt remains bright, internally, front hinge starting and rear hinge tender but holding, period penned "No. 25 - " at the top of the front pastedown and half title, small Los Angeles bookseller label on rear pastedown, and a touch of of age toning, otherwise the inner pages are excellent, tight, bright, clean and unmarked.

    This uncommon first hand account provides a wonderful narrative of gold mining in El Dorado County by an original Forty-Niner who prospected in the gold country for twelve years. In addition to Patterson's own experiences, much of this book is devoted to the discovery of gold, the gold region, its geology, advice to new miners, and the weather in 1853. Wheat declares the account "observations of permanent import, the value of which is belatedly becoming recognized." Wheat Books 154.

    Patterson left Boston for California via New York on February 5, 1849. He took the schooner Col. Fanning to Brazos Santiago, Mexico. From there, the Argonaut crossed Mexico to Mazatlán arriving on April 17, and then shipped to San Francisco via San Diego. In his introduction, Patterson furnished the following from the San Francisco Alta California: "He arrived in this city on the 20th of July, 1849; started for the mines six days later; went to Mormon Island, and after a short stay, to the vicinity of Georgetown, El Dorado County, where he remained twelve years, never abandoning mining in all that time. He is one of the few Forty-niners who have remained faithful to the business of mining."

    (Howes P121; Kurutz 484; Rocq 15995; Sabin 59140; Streeter 2876. Kurutz, The California Gold Rush 481)

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  • 1865 LIBERATOR ANTI-SLAVERY ABOLITIONIST Newspaper IMPORTANT FINAL ISSUE with UNPUBLISHED ABRAHAM LINCOLN TEXT by William Lloyd Garrison, Abraham Lincoln 1865 LIBERATOR ANTI-SLAVERY ABOLITIONIST Newspaper IMPORTANT FINAL ISSUE with UNPUBLISHED ABRAHAM LINCOLN TEXT
    William Lloyd Garrison, Abraham Lincoln

    THE LIBERATOR Boston, Friday, December 29, 1865. Vol. XXXV No. 52. ANTI-SLAVERY PERIODICAL.

    This is the Famous and Rare FINAL EDITION of The Liberator. It celebrates the ratification of the 13th Amendment that Abolished Slavery, and contains an UNPUBLISHED EXTRACT from a LETTER by ABRAHAM LINCOLN.

    THIS IS THE ORIGINAL FINAL ISSUE of this important anti-slavery paper. It is the corrected second printing of the final issue, with the added thanks to Reverend May on the third page, and with the additional letter from William C. Nell on the fourth page. Authors include Lydia Maria Child, E. Cady Stanton, Garrison, et al. Lydia Maria Child was, like Garrison, a prominent abolitionist.

    Single fold broadsheet newspaper, 4 pages,…

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    THE LIBERATOR Boston, Friday, December 29, 1865. Vol. XXXV No. 52. ANTI-SLAVERY PERIODICAL.

    This is the Famous and Rare FINAL EDITION of The Liberator. It celebrates the ratification of the 13th Amendment that Abolished Slavery, and contains an UNPUBLISHED EXTRACT from a LETTER by ABRAHAM LINCOLN.

    THIS IS THE ORIGINAL FINAL ISSUE of this important anti-slavery paper. It is the corrected second printing of the final issue, with the added thanks to Reverend May on the third page, and with the additional letter from William C. Nell on the fourth page. Authors include Lydia Maria Child, E. Cady Stanton, Garrison, et al. Lydia Maria Child was, like Garrison, a prominent abolitionist.

    Single fold broadsheet newspaper, 4 pages, 18.5x26 inches. Folded in half vertically and horizontally, as originally distributed.

    Beautiful front page engraving. On the left side are White slave owners selling their "Slaves, Horses & Other Cattle"; on the right side are Blacks entering the land of Emancipation; in the middle is a picture of Jesus with a Black man and White man at his feet and the statement: "I come to break the bonds of the Oppressor". Running through the illustration is a banner stating: "Thou Shalt Love Thy Neighbor As Thy Self".

    Edited by William Lloyd Garrison, Printed by J. B. Yerrinton & Son, with articles by and/or about William Garrison, Lydia Maria Child, Thaddeus Stevens, Abraham Lincoln, and many others.

    Front page has a twenty-two line extract from an UNPUBLISHED LETTER "from the late PRESIDENT LINCOLN, addressed to Gen. Wadsworth, taking strong ground in favor of universal suffrage", and also a three column article on "The Constitutional Amendment" (abolishing slavery).

    Other articles include: "Through the Red Sea into the Wilderness" by Lydia Maria Child (8 lengthy paragraphs), "William Lloyd Garrison and the Liberator" (printing remarks by Garrison), and "Political Rights of Women," printing the text of a 26 line letter from Elizabeth Cady Stanton to William Lloyd Garrison. This issue also includes poems by J. C. Hagan, Sarah T. Bolton, Joel Benton, et al. One of the poems is titled: "A FAREWELL TO THE LIBERATOR", another "Slavery's Funeral March". Again, this was the final issue of "The Liberator," with articles on the abolition of slavery and universal suffrage.

    GOOD condition, creasing from where the issue was folded both horizontally and vertically, foxing at the folds, margins, and a bit here and there, age toning / darkening to the edges and some of the folds, some closed tears and small chips to the extremities and folds, a small hole at the intersection of the horizontal and vertical fold, tenderness to some of the folds. Despite the expected wear, this original 155+ year old newspaper remains a complete, sturdy, bright and clear copy.

    The issue will be sent folded, as is its normal state. Please handle this rare item carefully, it has survived the assassination of Lincoln and the subsequent century and a half, but it can be easily damaged.

    This FINAL ISSUE of THE LIBERATOR, with the unpublished Lincoln text and tributes to Garrison and his paper, is considered to be the Publication's MOST VALUABLE and HIGHLY SOUGHT AFTER ISSUE. You can read about THE LIBERATOR newspaper, and about many of the contributors in this final issue, on Wikipedia and elsewhere on the Internet.

    See more photos of the issue on the Internet at Blank Verso Books.

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  • 1870 CHICAGO CITY DIRECTORY- EVERY RESIDENT & BUSINESS PRE-FIRE Original & Rare 1870 CHICAGO CITY DIRECTORY- EVERY RESIDENT & BUSINESS PRE-FIRE Original & Rare

    1870 CHICAGO CITY DIRECTORY JUST BEFORE the GREAT CHICAGO FIRE of 1871

    EDWARDS' Thirteenth Annual DIRECTORY of the Inhabitants, Institutions, Incorporated Companies, and Manufacturing Establishments of the CITY OF CHICAGO embracing a Complete Business Directory for 1870.

    A directory of every resident and business in CHICAGO in 1870. Everything changed after the GREAT CHICAGO FIRE of 1871.

    Published by Richard Edwards Publishers, 164 South Clark Street, CHICAGO, 1870. This is the original, vintage directory.

    Hardcovers, professionally rebound in black pebbled faux leather covers, gilt spine title label, 6x9 inches, thick, 1141 pages plus numerous pages of ads at the front and rear.

    These directories were produced as advertising vehicles, so there are ads throughout, many with illustrations.

    Originally from the…

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    1870 CHICAGO CITY DIRECTORY JUST BEFORE the GREAT CHICAGO FIRE of 1871

    EDWARDS' Thirteenth Annual DIRECTORY of the Inhabitants, Institutions, Incorporated Companies, and Manufacturing Establishments of the CITY OF CHICAGO embracing a Complete Business Directory for 1870.

    A directory of every resident and business in CHICAGO in 1870. Everything changed after the GREAT CHICAGO FIRE of 1871.

    Published by Richard Edwards Publishers, 164 South Clark Street, CHICAGO, 1870. This is the original, vintage directory.

    Hardcovers, professionally rebound in black pebbled faux leather covers, gilt spine title label, 6x9 inches, thick, 1141 pages plus numerous pages of ads at the front and rear.

    These directories were produced as advertising vehicles, so there are ads throughout, many with illustrations.

    Originally from the collection of Charles F. Gunther. The bottom of the title page has a small blind-stamp that reads: "Charles F. Gunther / Memorial / Chicago Historical Society" which is where he donated his large library, many volumes of which have been deaccessioned over the years to make space for other items. His business was destroyed in the 1871 Chicago fire. Read a bit about him at the end of this listing

    GOOD CONDITION: The rebound covers with gilt titling on the spine are sturdy and attractive; internally, there is tape repair to the first page (a page of ads) and a few other pages here and there, two leaves consisting of pages 367/368 and 369/370 were reattached with white cloth tape neatly applied to the gutter between pages 368 and 369, page 369 has a large piece of clear tape (now browned) on its face but the text is clearly legible beneath; otherwise tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. Clearly someone wanted to make sure this important directory stayed well bound and complete.

    An original, vintage, 1870 Chicago City Directory. A treasure trove of pre-fire genealogy.

    About Charles Frederick Gunther (from Find A Grave):

    ******Charles F. Gunther was a confectionery manufacturing magnate who created the "Cracker Jacks" confection, and is credited with introducing caramel to the American populace. A native of Germany, he founded a candy business in Chicago, Illinois that was completely destroyed by the 1871 Chicago Fire. He rebuilt the business with an even larger candy factory, which became a great success. In 1893 he introduced Cracker Jacks, a confection that combined popcorn, peanuts and molasses. He amassed great wealth from his business, which in his later years he used to collect historical and odd artifacts, many pertaining to the Civil War and the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln.******

    INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This book is heavy and will require additional shipping charges. After placing your order you will be notified of the charges and be able to accept or reject them before payment is taken. Thanks!

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  • 1872 GENEALOGICAL HISTORY OF JOHN AND MARY ANDREWS, WHO SETTLED IN FARMINGTON, CONNECTICUT in 1640 ***SIGNED First Edition*** by Alfred Andrews 1872 GENEALOGICAL HISTORY OF JOHN AND MARY ANDREWS, WHO SETTLED IN FARMINGTON, CONNECTICUT in 1640 ***SIGNED First Edition***
    Alfred Andrews

    ENEALOGICAL HISTORY OF JOHN AND MARY ANDREWS, WHO SETTLED IN FARMINGTON, CONN., 1640: Embracing Their Descendants to 1872; with an Introduction of Miscellaneous Names of Andrews, with Their Progenitors as Far as Known; to which is Added a List of Some of the Authors, Clergymen, Physicians, and Soldiers of The Name. By ALFRED ANDREWS, New Britain, Connecticut.

    Published by A.H. Andrews & Co., Chicago, Illinois; and Printed by Case, Lockwood & Brainard, Hartford, Connecticut, 1872. FIRST EDITION.

    SIGNED and DATED "1895" by CHARLES ANDREWS, b.1827 d.1918, on a blank prelim. Charles Andrews was one of the longest serving judges in the history of the New York Court of Appeals. He also served three years as Mayor of Syracuse, New York.

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    ENEALOGICAL HISTORY OF JOHN AND MARY ANDREWS, WHO SETTLED IN FARMINGTON, CONN., 1640: Embracing Their Descendants to 1872; with an Introduction of Miscellaneous Names of Andrews, with Their Progenitors as Far as Known; to which is Added a List of Some of the Authors, Clergymen, Physicians, and Soldiers of The Name. By ALFRED ANDREWS, New Britain, Connecticut.

    Published by A.H. Andrews & Co., Chicago, Illinois; and Printed by Case, Lockwood & Brainard, Hartford, Connecticut, 1872. FIRST EDITION.

    SIGNED and DATED "1895" by CHARLES ANDREWS, b.1827 d.1918, on a blank prelim. Charles Andrews was one of the longest serving judges in the history of the New York Court of Appeals. He also served three years as Mayor of Syracuse, New York.

    BOOKPLATE of his SON, CHARLES WALKER ANDREWS, b.1861 d.1946, on the front pastedown. Charles Walker Andrews was a lawyer, book collector, and early member of the Grolier Club.

    Hardcovers, professionally rebound covers and endpapers (likely by Charles Walker Andrews), 6x9 inches (15x23 cm), 652 pages. Illustrated with portraits interspersed throughout, each printed on heavy stock paper and protected with a tissue guard. There is a sheet tipped-in on a blank prelim with a handwritten "Line of Descent" that likely relates to Charles Walker Andrews.

    GOOD condition, the covers are worn at the corners and some places along the edges, but remain sturdy and are doing their job well; internally the pages have toned, there are a couple of genealogical additions and corrections here and there, otherwise tight, bright, clean and clear. A solid, nice, presentable copy.

    The 1872 First Edition is SCARCE, especially so SIGNED by CHARLES ANDREWS and with the BOOKPLATE of his son CHARLES WALKER ANDREWS. (Beware the 1972 reprints and Print-on-Demand copies.)

    About CHARLES ANDREWS and his son CHARLES W. ANDREWS (from page 417 of the book):

    ******Syracuse, N. Y. - HON. CHARLES ANDREWS, fourth son of George, of New Britain, Conn., Whitestown and Troy, N. Y., and his wife, Polly Walker, of Butternuts, N. Y., born 27th May, 1827, at Whitestown, Oneida County, N. Y. He is a lawyer by profession, of the firm of Sedgwick, Andrews & Kennedy, of Syracuse, N. Y., of which city he has been mayor some three years, and has an enviable reputation and an irreproachable private character. He married 17th May, 1855, Marcia, daughter of Judge Shackland, of Syracuse, N. Y. He is judge of the court of appeals of the state of New York, and was living in Syracuse, N. Y., in 1871.

    THEIR CHILDREN: William S., born 25th September, 1858, at Syracuse, N. Y. and Charles W., born 5th July, 1861, at Syracuse, N. Y.******

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  • 1872 OLD SETTLERS' ASSOCIATION OF MINNESOTA, Members, Objectives and Account of its EXCURSION to the RED RIVER OF THE NORTH in 1871 by H.H. Sibley, et al 1872 OLD SETTLERS' ASSOCIATION OF MINNESOTA, Members, Objectives and Account of its EXCURSION to the RED RIVER OF THE NORTH in 1871
    H.H. Sibley, et al

    A SKETCH of the ORGANIZATION, OBJECTS and MEMBERSHIP of the OLD SETTLERS' ASSOCIATION OF MINNESOTA; Together with an Account of its EXCURSION TO THE RED RIVER OF THE NORTH, October 25 & 26, 1871.

    Includes a list of members, material by H.H. Sibley, and an account of the Red River trip.

    SAINT PAUL: Ramaley, Chaney & Co. Printers, 1872. First edition.

    Booklet, paper wrappers, side stapled, 5.5x8.5 inches (14x21 cm), 29 pages.

    GOOD condition: Faint soiling to the wrappers, age toning and some edge wear to the pages; overall a complete, solid, presentable copy.

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  • 1872-1972 HOPKINS, MISSOURI, CENTENNIAL HISTORY & GENEALOGY - ILLUSTRATED with PHOTOS + MAP 1872-1972 HOPKINS, MISSOURI, CENTENNIAL HISTORY & GENEALOGY - ILLUSTRATED with PHOTOS + MAP

    HOPKINS, MISSOURI, CENTENNIAL 1872-1972. Published by the Centennial Publication Committee, Hopkins, Missouri, 1972. Presumed first edition. Hardcovers, 8.5x11 inches, 120 pages. Fold open two page map at the front. Illustrated throughout with historic b&w photographs, including many photos of early Hopkins settlers and families. GOOD condition, the covers have some wear at the spine ends and corner tips and a few light smudges; internally there are a few names highlighted in yellow here and there throughout, otherwise tight, bright, clean and clear. A solid, nice copy.

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  • 1873 KENTUCKY STATE CLAIMS FOR TAX REFUNDS to & from JOHN B. LINDSEY, Attorney for the State of Kentucky 1873 KENTUCKY STATE CLAIMS FOR TAX REFUNDS to & from JOHN B. LINDSEY, Attorney for the State of Kentucky

    Twelve Handwritten Letters To and From the United States Internal Revenue Service. Written by and to JOHN B. LINDSEY of FRANKFORT, KENTUCKY who was the Kentucky State Attorney General at the time.

    The letters BY John B. Lindsey are written to various individuals at the I.R.S.; and the letters TO John B. Lindsey are letters written in response. The letters TO Lindsey are mostly on official I.R.S. letterhead.

    The letters are all handwritten. They vary in length from one to several pages. Some have attached documents. The letters are dated 1872 to 1873, with most being in the year 1873. The letters are regarding CLAIMS for TAX REFUNDS by the STATE OF KENTUCKY. The State claims that taxes…

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    Twelve Handwritten Letters To and From the United States Internal Revenue Service. Written by and to JOHN B. LINDSEY of FRANKFORT, KENTUCKY who was the Kentucky State Attorney General at the time.

    The letters BY John B. Lindsey are written to various individuals at the I.R.S.; and the letters TO John B. Lindsey are letters written in response. The letters TO Lindsey are mostly on official I.R.S. letterhead.

    The letters are all handwritten. They vary in length from one to several pages. Some have attached documents. The letters are dated 1872 to 1873, with most being in the year 1873. The letters are regarding CLAIMS for TAX REFUNDS by the STATE OF KENTUCKY. The State claims that taxes were improperly assessed and therefore should be refunded.

    An insiders look at Kentucky's fight against what it felt was improper taxation by the United States in the post Civil War period.

    One letter has an image of and information about the 1873 LOUISVILLE INDUSTRIAL EXPOSITION on its back side (the front side being a handwritten letter on official FITCH & LINDSEY letterhead).

    GOOD condition, the writing is all bright and clear, some age toning and signs of handling, the letters are all double folded together, and appear to have been stored fully folded. They will be shipped folded, as is their natural state.

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