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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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  • 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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  • 1837 ERIE, PA LEDGER BOOK of JOSEPH M. STERRETT, JOHN H. WALKER, E.D. GUNNISON 1837 ERIE, PA LEDGER BOOK of JOSEPH M. STERRETT, JOHN H. WALKER, E.D. GUNNISON

    HANDWRITTEN ACCOUNTS LEDGER BOOK of JOSEPH M. STERRETT, JOHN H. WALKER, and E. D. GUNNISON, all Notable Citizens of ERIE PENNSYLVANIA. The names of Joseph M. Sterrett and John H. Walker are on the inside front cover, the names of all three are found at the top of many pages. The ledger accounts are all of individuals and/or entities from ERIE, and are mostly from 1837 and 1838. The ledger appears to be an accounting of the LIQUIDATION of a GENERAL STORE OWNED BY E. D. GUNNISON (another notable citizen of Erie, Pennsylvania) now under RECEIVERSHIP of Joseph M. Sterrett and John H. Walker. Many pages are titled: "Joseph M. Sterrett & John H. Walker assignees of Gunnison & Sage".…

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    HANDWRITTEN ACCOUNTS LEDGER BOOK of JOSEPH M. STERRETT, JOHN H. WALKER, and E. D. GUNNISON, all Notable Citizens of ERIE PENNSYLVANIA. The names of Joseph M. Sterrett and John H. Walker are on the inside front cover, the names of all three are found at the top of many pages. The ledger accounts are all of individuals and/or entities from ERIE, and are mostly from 1837 and 1838. The ledger appears to be an accounting of the LIQUIDATION of a GENERAL STORE OWNED BY E. D. GUNNISON (another notable citizen of Erie, Pennsylvania) now under RECEIVERSHIP of Joseph M. Sterrett and John H. Walker. Many pages are titled: "Joseph M. Sterrett & John H. Walker assignees of Gunnison & Sage". (******In 1835, Joseph M. Gunnison formed a co-partnership with Charles T. Sage, his son-in-law, under the Firm name of "Gunnison & Sage". The financial revulsion of 1836 caught them, and the Firm went down, stripping him of most of his accumulations. From the book "A Genealogy of the Descendants of Hugh Gunnison of Boston, Mass: From 1610-1876. One Hundred and Twenty Seven Families...", compiled by George W. Gunnison, published by George A. Foxcroft, 1880******) The ACCOUNTS are all VERY DETAILED. They include FULL NAMES of MANY ERIE RESIDENTS along with the items purchased on account. The title of most of the ledger pages is "Erie" along with a month and year. Approximately 130 pages are filled with handwritten entries, probably another 200 pages are blank. The first three pages seem to be a listing of accounts paid out by the Receivership, including "County Taxes", Rent to various individuals, notes paid, etc. Includes names of persons and/or entities paid, amounts, dates. This is followed by 101 pages filled with individual accounts, with Full Names of the account holder(s), description of item(s) purchased, and amounts owed or have paid. This was perhaps for collection purposes. This is followed by another three pages of accounts paid, again including names and/or entities paid, amounts, and dates. There are then several pages that appear to be amounts paid to Joseph M. Sterrett and John H. Walker by E.D. Gunnison and Sage, for work performed as Assignees. The payments were most likely from proceeds of the liquidation. The Ledger book then seems to have been left dormant until it was re-used in 1870-1871 as an accounts day book by G.W. GUNNISON, Erie, Pennsylvania, apparently for various and sundry sales to various and sundry residents of Erie. There are 20 numbered pages to this section. On the last page, the page facing the inside rear cover, there is a list of 37 full names of people who died (presumably in Erie, PA) in 1871. Included are the date of death and the age of the person who died. On the rear pastedown there is a list of some events in the Erie area that took place in 1871. CONDITION: The covers are scraped, rubbed, and generally worn, the leather spine covering has peeled for the bottom 4", nonetheless the covers are holding well with their 4 cord binding; the front pastedown has offsetting, is toned and has dime-size glue droplets (perhaps something was glued on to the pastedown that was removed); the first 4 pages are split at their binding and almost disbound; the first page has a newspaper clipping and an "Erie Rolling Mill Co." publicity card glued on to it, covering many of the names and information on the page; a couple sections are almost disbound, some are shaky, there are some smudges and soiling here and there, but overall the pages (other than the first 3) are tight, bright and clean, with writing that is clear and fully legible. With a little searching you can find much about JOSEPH M. STERRETT, JOHN H. WALKER, and E.D. GUNNISON, all of ERIE, PENNSYLVANIA, on the Internet.

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  • 1842 KENTUCKY LAND DEED Edmund SCANTLAND (aka SCANLAND), Joseph ROBERTS, and Related FRANKLIN COUNTY, Kentucky 1842 KENTUCKY LAND DEED Edmund SCANTLAND (aka SCANLAND), Joseph ROBERTS, and Related FRANKLIN COUNTY, Kentucky

    1842 LAND TRANSFER DEED from Edmund SCANTLAND (aka SCANLAND) and his wife Ann SCANTLAND to Joseph ROBERTS. Attorney was L. LINDSEY. Land was located in FRANKLIN COUNTY, KENTUCKY. The land transfer deed was HANDWRITTEN by ATTORNEY L. LINDSEY of the notable Lindsey family of Frankfort, Kentucky. Single fold 8x12.25 inch sheet to make FOUR PAGES, three of which are filled with writing. There is also a smaller single page attached to the back of the document. FAIR condition. The document was folded for storage and has several horizontal and a single vertical fold; there is some foxing, light water staining, creases from handling, and some closed tears at the folds; nonetheless still a solid deed with writing that is bright…

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    1842 LAND TRANSFER DEED from Edmund SCANTLAND (aka SCANLAND) and his wife Ann SCANTLAND to Joseph ROBERTS. Attorney was L. LINDSEY. Land was located in FRANKLIN COUNTY, KENTUCKY. The land transfer deed was HANDWRITTEN by ATTORNEY L. LINDSEY of the notable Lindsey family of Frankfort, Kentucky. Single fold 8x12.25 inch sheet to make FOUR PAGES, three of which are filled with writing. There is also a smaller single page attached to the back of the document. FAIR condition. The document was folded for storage and has several horizontal and a single vertical fold; there is some foxing, light water staining, creases from handling, and some closed tears at the folds; nonetheless still a solid deed with writing that is bright and fully legible. An interesting historic document from Frankfort, Franklin County, Kentucky.

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  • 1845 TWO HANDWRITTEN LETTERS To THOMAS W. LANGLEY, First Settler in CENTREVILLE, MICHIGAN 1845 TWO HANDWRITTEN LETTERS To THOMAS W. LANGLEY, First Settler in CENTREVILLE, MICHIGAN

    Two Handwritten Letters, one written on both sides, one written on the front only. Both letters are addressed to Thos W. Langley (Thomas W. Langley). The letters are from Detroit and dated May 6, 1845 and July 25, 1845. I cannot decipher the name of the sender from his signature, perhaps you can. Interesting content with a number of early Michigan names being tossed about: Colonel Stone, Doctor Comstock, Redfield, to name a few. The letters are written on 8x10 inch light blue paper. FAIR condition, folds from where the letters were probably folded to fit into envelopes (no envelopes are present), areas of dark sunburning, a few small holes. The handwriting is clear but somewhat difficult to read. You…

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    Two Handwritten Letters, one written on both sides, one written on the front only. Both letters are addressed to Thos W. Langley (Thomas W. Langley). The letters are from Detroit and dated May 6, 1845 and July 25, 1845. I cannot decipher the name of the sender from his signature, perhaps you can. Interesting content with a number of early Michigan names being tossed about: Colonel Stone, Doctor Comstock, Redfield, to name a few. The letters are written on 8x10 inch light blue paper. FAIR condition, folds from where the letters were probably folded to fit into envelopes (no envelopes are present), areas of dark sunburning, a few small holes. The handwriting is clear but somewhat difficult to read. You can have at it from the provided images. Tidbits about Thomas W. Langley (gathered from the Internet): * The 282 foot long Langley Covered Bridge that spans the St. Joseph River in southwestern Michigan, was named after Thomas W. Langley and his family, who were first to settle nearby Centreville in 1831. The bridge features three 94 foot long spans, and is the longest remaining vintage covered bridge in Michigan. * 1831 Thomas W. Langley builds a tavern in Centreville. * Thomas W. Langley became President of Farmers and Merchants Bank of St. Joseph.

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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. BARNUM - MASON GRAND MASTER, SON OF AMERICAN REVOLUTION by Edward P. Barnum 1849 LETTER by EDWARD P. BARNUM - MASON GRAND MASTER, SON OF AMERICAN REVOLUTION
    Edward P. Barnum

    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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  • 1851 STATUTES OF CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE Passed in the Second Session GOLD RUSH ERA LAWS Rare 1851 STATUTES OF CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE Passed in the Second Session GOLD RUSH ERA LAWS Rare

    THE STATUTES OF CALIFORNIA, Passed at the SECOND SESSION of the LEGISLATURE: Begun on the Sixth Day of January, 1851, at the City of SAN JOSE. EUGENE CASSERLY, STATE PRINTER, 1851. Hardcover book

    (front cover is disbound and the rear cover is lacking), 6x9 inches, 558 pages (viii, 9 - 558), blank endpapers are present. Errata Pages tipped in behind title page. Condition: Front cover disbound and rear cover lacking, as noted above; the spine leather covering is completely lacking; a previous owner's signature and statement: "Bought of (sic) Bancroft Whitney Feb 25, 1904 / Cost 4.00" is on the front pastedown; the front and rear blank endpapers are almost loose; there is ink spotting to the endpapers and to…

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    THE STATUTES OF CALIFORNIA, Passed at the SECOND SESSION of the LEGISLATURE: Begun on the Sixth Day of January, 1851, at the City of SAN JOSE. EUGENE CASSERLY, STATE PRINTER, 1851. Hardcover book

    (front cover is disbound and the rear cover is lacking), 6x9 inches, 558 pages (viii, 9 - 558), blank endpapers are present. Errata Pages tipped in behind title page. Condition: Front cover disbound and rear cover lacking, as noted above; the spine leather covering is completely lacking; a previous owner's signature and statement: "Bought of (sic) Bancroft Whitney Feb 25, 1904 / Cost 4.00" is on the front pastedown; the front and rear blank endpapers are almost loose; there is ink spotting to the endpapers and to the last few pages; toning, mainly to the margins but rather heavy on some pages; some early pages have splitting and closed tears at the gutter area; the upper corner of the rear endpaper is torn off; there is some creasing, spotting, edge wear, and some previous owner's margin marks and lines here and there throughout; nonetheless the textblock is complete, with printing that is bright, clear and fully legible throughout. A nice copy for rebinding. A sampling of the numerous acts in this volume: An Act to regulate the Coining of Money by Individuals; An Act concerning Divorcees; An Act to Prohibit Lotteries; An Act to provide for the Construction of a Wagon Road from San Jose to Santa Cruz; An Act to Incorporate the City of Monterey; An Act to Incorporate the City of Sacramento; An Act to provide for the Translation of the Laws into the Spanish Language; An Act concerning Oysters; a Joint Resolution in regard to the establishing of Forts on Our Borders.

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  • 1855 VICE ADMIRAL SIR JAHLEEL BRENTON, ROYAL NAVY, Edited & INSCRIBED by HIS SON by VICE ADMIRAL SIR JAHLEEL BRENTON, edited by SIR CHARLES BRENTON 1855 VICE ADMIRAL SIR JAHLEEL BRENTON, ROYAL NAVY, Edited & INSCRIBED by HIS SON
    VICE ADMIRAL SIR JAHLEEL BRENTON, edited by SIR CHARLES BRENTON

    MEMOIR OF VICE ADMIRAL SIR JAHLEEL BRENTON. Edited by His Son, SIR CHARLES BRENTON. London: Longman and Co., 1855. Second Edition, so stated. First published in 1846 in an edition edited by Chancellor Raikes (who died prior to this second edition). This edition has been edited by Brenton's son, and includes a new 125 page Preface. Thus the first re-edited edition. HAND INSCRIBED at the top of the title page by SIR CHARLES BRENTON, editor of this edition and son of Vice Admiral Sir Jahleel Brenton. Inscribed as follows: "F. A. Grant Esq / with Sir C. Brenton's kind regards". Hardcovers (front cover detached but present), 8vo., gilt lettering and design to front cover, gilt lettering to spine, plus blind…

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    MEMOIR OF VICE ADMIRAL SIR JAHLEEL BRENTON. Edited by His Son, SIR CHARLES BRENTON. London: Longman and Co., 1855. Second Edition, so stated. First published in 1846 in an edition edited by Chancellor Raikes (who died prior to this second edition). This edition has been edited by Brenton's son, and includes a new 125 page Preface. Thus the first re-edited edition. HAND INSCRIBED at the top of the title page by SIR CHARLES BRENTON, editor of this edition and son of Vice Admiral Sir Jahleel Brenton. Inscribed as follows: "F. A. Grant Esq / with Sir C. Brenton's kind regards". Hardcovers (front cover detached but present), 8vo., gilt lettering and design to front cover, gilt lettering to spine, plus blind stamped designs to both the front and rear cover and spine, 4.5x7.5 inches. Pagination: cxxxvi, 521, [1] errata, [2] ads. Illustrated with a portrait frontispiece. Condition: The front cover is detached (i.e. laid on loosely), there is fraying and chipping to the spine ends, the front spine fold cloth (where the front cover is disbound) is pulling away and fraying, the cover corners are bumped and worn through, and there is some shelf rubbing to the boards. Internally, there is edge chipping to the first few pages, including the title page which has its upper corner chipped off (almost but not affecting the editor's inscription); there is an early previous owner's signature at the top of the Dedication page; there are upper corner creases (bookmarks?) here and there throughout; the book was over opened at a number of places leaving the hinge exposed but pages still holding; and light foxing and age spotting here and there. Overall a complete copy with original covers of this book about the Royal Navy adventures of Vice Admiral Sir Jahleel Brenton. Made unique with the Inscription by His Son, Sir Charles Brenton, who edited this edition. About SIR JAHLEEL BRENTON (from Wikipedia): ******Sir Jahleel Brenton, 1st Baronet, KCB (b.1770 d.1844) was a British admiral born in Newport, Rhode Island, British North America. Jahleel Brenton was the son of Rear Admiral Jahleel Brenton (b.1729 d.1802), and a great great grandson of Rhode Island colonial governor William Brenton. His father belonged to a loyalist family which suffered the loss of most of its property in the American Revolution. He was a lieutenant in the Royal Navy when the war began, and emigrated with his family to the United Kingdom in 1780. In 1791 Brenton took his first command, the Trepassey, a small 42 ton sloop with a crew of eight, stationed at Newfoundland. In 1793, he accepted the surrender of Miquelon at the outbreak of the French Revolutionary Wars. In 1798 he was appointed Commander of HMS Speedy, and won much distinction in actions with Spanish gunboats in the Straits of Gibraltar in 1799. Following the renewal of hostilities with France, he commanded a succession of frigates. On 2 July 1803, while commanding HMS Minerve the ship ran aground near Cherbourg, France. Minerve came under fire from shore batteries and all attempts to refloat her having failed, Brenton was obliged to surrender. He was imprisoned until 1806. He was eventually exchanged for a French prisoner, and was subsequently appointed to HMS Spartan in 1807. Brenton's most brilliant action was fought with a squadron of French ships at Naples on 1 May 1810. He was severely wounded during the battle. Brenton was created a Baronet in 1812 and appointed a Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath (KCB) in 1815. He attained flag rank of Vice Admiral of the White in 1830, and was promoted to Rear Admiral of the Blue in 1840. Two islets of the St. Croix archipelago off the Port Elizabethan coast in Algoa Bay, Jahleel Island and Brenton Island, are named for him.******

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  • 1858 Original BUFFALO, NEW YORK, CITY DIRECTORY with EVERY RESIDENT & BUSINESS + Cool Ads 1858 Original BUFFALO, NEW YORK, CITY DIRECTORY with EVERY RESIDENT & BUSINESS + Cool Ads

    The Commercial Advertiser DIRECTORY FOR THE CITY OF BUFFALO, to which is added a BUSINESS DIRECTORY, and Advertisements of Merchants and Manufacturers. A directory of every resident and business in BUFFALO, NEW YORK, in 1858. Published by E. R. Jewett, Buffalo, New York, 1858. Original hardcovers, paper covered boards, 6x9 inches, 325 pages plus 12 unnumbered pages of ads at the front. This copy was deaccessioned from the Massachusetts Historical Society. There is a vintage bookplate of the Massachusetts Historical Society on the front pastedown that has the handwritten date of May 3, 1870, and its blindstamp on the title page There are also a couple other stamps and marks here and there. The bookplate has a blue overstamp that…

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    The Commercial Advertiser DIRECTORY FOR THE CITY OF BUFFALO, to which is added a BUSINESS DIRECTORY, and Advertisements of Merchants and Manufacturers. A directory of every resident and business in BUFFALO, NEW YORK, in 1858. Published by E. R. Jewett, Buffalo, New York, 1858. Original hardcovers, paper covered boards, 6x9 inches, 325 pages plus 12 unnumbered pages of ads at the front. This copy was deaccessioned from the Massachusetts Historical Society. There is a vintage bookplate of the Massachusetts Historical Society on the front pastedown that has the handwritten date of May 3, 1870, and its blindstamp on the title page There are also a couple other stamps and marks here and there. The bookplate has a blue overstamp that reads: Cancelled / Massachusetts Historical Society. These directories were produced as advertising vehicles, so there are ads throughout, many are very interesting and some with cool illustrations. FAIR CONDITION: The spine covering is missing 4 inches at the top and 1/4 inch at the bottom and is rubbed, the front and rear hinges are starting to split but holding well, the front and rear boards are worn through at the corners and edges, are rubbed and soiled, and the printing on the rear cover is faded and worn. Internally, there is a Massachusetts Historical Society bookplate, and some other stamps and marks, as noted above; there are some names and addresses written in pencil on both sides of a blank prelim page, and a name, address, and some notes written on both sides of a blank endpaper; a corner is torn off a blank endpaper; there is some foxing here and there throughout; overall the pages are still tight, bright, clean and clear. A complete, original copy of this 1858 Buffalo, New York, City Directory. A treasure trove of Buffalo genealogy.

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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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  • 1863 WORCESTER, MASS., CITY DIRECTORY with fold open MAP and LISTS of ALL CIVIL WAR VOLUNTEERS 1863 WORCESTER, MASS., CITY DIRECTORY with fold open MAP and LISTS of ALL CIVIL WAR VOLUNTEERS

    The WORCESTER ALMANAC, DIRECTORY and BUSINESS ADVERTISER for 1863. Including a Complete Alphabetical List of THE WORCESTER VOLUNTEERS. By Henry J. Howland. Includes a fold open MAP of Worcester. Printed and Published by Henry J. Howland, Worcester, Massachusetts, 1863. An Original, Vintage, City Directory of Worcester, Massachusetts, from the Civil War year of 1863. Hardcovers, rebound in recent library covers, 4.5x7.5 inches, 129 pages. Contains ads of the day at the front and rear. Includes its folding map, bound in at the Almanac section. The map folds open to 9x11 inches, a small but nice and rare map. This volume was part of the amazing SUTRO GENEALOGICAL LIBRARY of SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA. Rebound in black cloth covered boards by Sutro,…

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    The WORCESTER ALMANAC, DIRECTORY and BUSINESS ADVERTISER for 1863. Including a Complete Alphabetical List of THE WORCESTER VOLUNTEERS. By Henry J. Howland. Includes a fold open MAP of Worcester. Printed and Published by Henry J. Howland, Worcester, Massachusetts, 1863. An Original, Vintage, City Directory of Worcester, Massachusetts, from the Civil War year of 1863. Hardcovers, rebound in recent library covers, 4.5x7.5 inches, 129 pages. Contains ads of the day at the front and rear. Includes its folding map, bound in at the Almanac section. The map folds open to 9x11 inches, a small but nice and rare map. This volume was part of the amazing SUTRO GENEALOGICAL LIBRARY of SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA. Rebound in black cloth covered boards by Sutro, there are Sutro shelving numbers etched on the spine, a Sutro Library bookplate on the front pastedown,and Sutro and related library stamps and marks here and there. The Sutro Library was (and to a large part still is) a treasure trove of genealogical books originally collected by Adolph Sutro and donated to the City of San Francisco. The collection was pretty much neglected by the City until, in 2012 the City gave the collection to the library of San Francisco State University. Before and after the move to SFSU quite a few volumes from the Sutro genealogical library were, sadly, deaccessioned so that the collection would fit it into its new space. In its new home at SFSU the Sutro Library is still considered to have the best genealogical collection west of Salt Lake City, and is now much better cared for, it is just not as large as it was. Once these wonderful deaccessioned Sutro genealogy books find new homes they will likely not be seen again for some time. CONDITION: The recent, library covers are near fine. Internally, there are ex Sutro and related library stamps and marks as noted above, the pages are lightly toned, otherwise the pages remain bright, clean, and clear. The fold open map has some small spots and light toning but is solid, clear and opens well. RARE CIVIL WAR ERA 1863 DIRECTORY, ALMANAC and VOLUNTEER LIST of WORCESTER, Massachusetts. With a City Map. About the SUTRO LIBRARY (from where this book was deaccessioned): ******The Sutro Library holds the original collection of Adolph Sutro (1830-1898), California businessman and San Francisco mayor. The library has a large collection of publications and items dating from the 13th to the 21st centuries. It also has one of the largest genealogy collections in the U.S. Adolph Sutro's heirs donated his collection to the California State Library in 1913 with the requirement that the collection stay within the city of San Francisco. After operating in various locations in the city for almost 100 years, the Sutro Library moved to a permanent home at San Francisco State University in 2012.******

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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 pending 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.

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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 pending 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 LIVERATOR", 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 and a bit here and there, age toning to the edges and some of the folds, some closed tears and small chips to the extremities and folds. Overall, this original 150+ year old newspaper remains a nice, sturdy, bright and clear copy.

    The issue will be sent folded, as is its normal state.

    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.

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  • 1865 NEW HAVEN DIRECTORY w/ Fold Open MAP & Association to the LINDSAY FIRE ARMS COMPANY 1865 NEW HAVEN DIRECTORY w/ Fold Open MAP & Association to the LINDSAY FIRE ARMS COMPANY

    BENHAM'S NEW HAVEN DIRECTORY and ANNUAL ADVERTISER for 1865-6. A directory of every resident in NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT, in 1865. Includes a Fold Open MAP. Published by J. H. Benham, New Haven, Connecticut, 1865. This is the Original, Vintage Directory published in 1865. Previously owned by the LINDSAY FIRE ARMS COMPANY of New Haven, Connecticut, with the Company's name and address handwritten on the front cover, front pastedown, title page, and on a number of other pages throughout. The Lindsay Fire Arms Co. was incorporated in New Haven in 1864 for the purpose of making firearms. The Lindsay Fire Arms Co. is listed in this Directory in the Business Directory section under Fire Arms. Hardcovers, original printed paper covered boards…

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    BENHAM'S NEW HAVEN DIRECTORY and ANNUAL ADVERTISER for 1865-6. A directory of every resident in NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT, in 1865. Includes a Fold Open MAP. Published by J. H. Benham, New Haven, Connecticut, 1865. This is the Original, Vintage Directory published in 1865. Previously owned by the LINDSAY FIRE ARMS COMPANY of New Haven, Connecticut, with the Company's name and address handwritten on the front cover, front pastedown, title page, and on a number of other pages throughout. The Lindsay Fire Arms Co. was incorporated in New Haven in 1864 for the purpose of making firearms. The Lindsay Fire Arms Co. is listed in this Directory in the Business Directory section under Fire Arms. Hardcovers, original printed paper covered boards and new cloth covered spine with paper title label, 4.5x7.5 inches, 524 pages. The map folds open to 13x13 inches. Contains advertising pages at the front and rear. There is a vintage bookplate of the Massachusetts Historical Society on the front pastedown that has the handwritten date of MAY 19, 1871. It also has a later Cancelled stamp across its face. CONDITION: The spine has been neatly rebacked with brown cloth, the original front and rear boards are rubbed and scraped, and are worn through at the edges and corners; the front and rear inner hinges have split but have been repaired / reinforced with white cloth tape; there is the bookplate of the Massachusetts Historical Society on the front pastedown, as noted above, and there is the blind stamp of the Society on the title page and here and there; there is the Lindsay Fire Arms Company name and address handwritten on the front cover, front pastedown, title page, and elsewhere, as noted above; some of the inner hinges have cracked but are holding with the sewn binding; the last leaf has some edge wear and clear tape repairs, and the rear pastedown has scrapes and peeling; otherwise the pages are complete, bright, clean and clear. The fold open map has a 1 1/2 inch closed tear at its left edge and some small closed tears at a couple of the folds but is overall quite nice, solid and bright. Rare ASSOCIATION COPY with FOLD OPEN MAP of this 1865 NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT DIRECTORY.

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  • 1872 PROVIDENCE CITY DIRECTORY of RESIDENTS with RHODE ISLAND BUSINESS DIRECTORY 1872 PROVIDENCE CITY DIRECTORY of RESIDENTS with RHODE ISLAND BUSINESS DIRECTORY

    THE PROVIDENCE DIRECTORY for the Year Commencing July 1, 1872: Containing a General Directory of the City, a Record of the City Government, its Institutions, Etc.; Together with a COMPLETE BUSINESS DIRECTORY AND REGISTER of the ENTIRE STATE (of RHODE ISLAND). Both together in this one volume. A directory of every resident in the CITY of PROVIDENCE, and BUSINESSES in the STATE of RHODE ISLAND. Published by Sampson, Davenport, & Company, Providence, R.I., 1872. This is the Original, Vintage Directory. Original hardcovers, printed paper covered boards, spine is repaired / reinforced with black cloth tape, the spine covering was detached but has been re-glued on, 6x9.5

    inches, 576 pages plus unnumbered pages of ads at the front and rear. Contains…

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    THE PROVIDENCE DIRECTORY for the Year Commencing July 1, 1872: Containing a General Directory of the City, a Record of the City Government, its Institutions, Etc.; Together with a COMPLETE BUSINESS DIRECTORY AND REGISTER of the ENTIRE STATE (of RHODE ISLAND). Both together in this one volume. A directory of every resident in the CITY of PROVIDENCE, and BUSINESSES in the STATE of RHODE ISLAND. Published by Sampson, Davenport, & Company, Providence, R.I., 1872. This is the Original, Vintage Directory. Original hardcovers, printed paper covered boards, spine is repaired / reinforced with black cloth tape, the spine covering was detached but has been re-glued on, 6x9.5

    inches, 576 pages plus unnumbered pages of ads at the front and rear. Contains numerous advertisements of the day, including a large section of ads at the rear, many of which are illustrated and/or decorated with fancy fonts. These directories were published as advertising vehicles so ads are everywhere, including the covers. FAIR CONDITION: The spine folds have been repaired / reinforced with black cloth tape, the front inner hinge has been repaired / reinforced with white tape; the original spine covering has been glued onto the spine; the spine covering has chips and tears but is mostly present, the paper covered boards are soiled, rubbed, have stains, are worn through at the corners and edges, and are looking weary; the name / address of "Butler and Fleetwood / 106 Washington Street, Boston, Mass" is written in ink across the front cover and in pencil at the top of the first page of ads (it is faded and difficult to read on the front cover but is clear on the first page of ads); the endpapers are soiled but clear; there are some creases, small tears, edge chips, and small spots here and there, but overall the inner pages are tight, bright, clean, and unmarked. A complete, original 1872 DIRECTORY of PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND and BUSINESS DIRECTORY of the State of RHODE ISLAND. A genealogical treasure trove. INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This book will require additional shipping charges. After placing your order you will be notified of the additional charges and be able to accept or reject them before your payment is processed. Or you can contact us ahead of time to find out the shipping charge to your country. Thanks.

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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

    Thirteen 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…

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    Thirteen 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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  • 1876 SAN FRANCISCO - CENTENNIAL SPIRIT OF THE TIMES - 100s of ENGRAVINGS 1876 SAN FRANCISCO - CENTENNIAL SPIRIT OF THE TIMES - 100s of ENGRAVINGS

    THE CENTENNIAL SPIRIT OF THE TIMES - SAN FRANCISCO JULY 4, 1876. FOLIO NEWSPAPER, 21x28", 40 pages. Housed in a Beautiful, Professionally Made, Gilt Titled, Folding Portfolio Case. The Newspaper is in POOR condition, numerous closed tears including a horizontal tear across the front page; numerous clear tape repairs of various sizes; edge wear and edge chipping; the last two pages (39 and 40) are encapsulated; the front page feels as if it has been somehow stiffened (I think this helped it tear more easily than the other pages); a few pages have torn / split at the gutter margin and are now loose; there is clear tape repair / reinforcement to all the folds and edges of some pages;…

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    THE CENTENNIAL SPIRIT OF THE TIMES - SAN FRANCISCO JULY 4, 1876. FOLIO NEWSPAPER, 21x28", 40 pages. Housed in a Beautiful, Professionally Made, Gilt Titled, Folding Portfolio Case. The Newspaper is in POOR condition, numerous closed tears including a horizontal tear across the front page; numerous clear tape repairs of various sizes; edge wear and edge chipping; the last two pages (39 and 40) are encapsulated; the front page feels as if it has been somehow stiffened (I think this helped it tear more easily than the other pages); a few pages have torn / split at the gutter margin and are now loose; there is clear tape repair / reinforcement to all the folds and edges of some pages; the sheet comprising pages 23/24 has a large section clipped out (perhaps it was an engraved illustration - there are 3 other engravings on page 23); the front page has "property of Peter Guerin" written at the top; lots of general wear; OTHERWISE this is a complete issue, with 100s of

    incredible, historic ENGRAVINGS of the PEOPLE and BUILDINGS of SAN FRANCISCO and the PACIFIC COAST in 1876. The portfolio case is worn with some fraying at its corners, has some scratches and rubs, but is still sturdy and beautiful. Not in great shape, but still a RARE HISTORIC SAN FRANCISCO ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER FROM JULY 4, 1876.

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