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-- 18th Century NORTH CAROLINA Arrest Warrant --
1.  A 1p. MDS, 7 1/2" x 7 1/4", dated July 28, 1783, a State of North Carolin, Warren County sheriff's writ commanding "... that you take the Body John C[K]annady if he be found within your Bailiwick and him safely keep- until he shall satisfy the Clerks office of the aforesaid County the sum of One pound seven & 3d... the fees in the suit Brought by the sd Kennady ag. Rich.d Cock...," signed (?) Johnson (clk), with expense notes on verso.  Folds, one ink blot and general toning-- otherwise quite good.   $35.00

1821 Letter Written to Secretary of War JOHN C. CALHOUN

2.  A fine 1p. ALS, 8" x 9 3/4", dated Frankfort [Kentucky] September 10, 1821, sent to the U.S. Secretary of War John C. Calhoun, signed J. I. P. Dudley, reading:  "... Enclosed we hand you Thomas James' power atty to draw his pension which was returned to us from Lexington with a memorandum at the foot of the power-- ... it now seems to be almost as much as the pension is worth to obtain it-- Mr. James is an obscure man, rarely comes to Town, and as his pension is small does not draw regularly- Please send us a check on your City for the amount..."  Pension here is undoubtedly related to service during the Revolutionary War, for which veterans were eventually granted small pensions.  Letter also has a docket on the verso, possibly in the hand of Calhoun (1782-1850), the noted Southern statesman (VP under President Jackson, Senator).  Folds, very minor edge wear, one light stain-- overall very good.   $50.00
Early INDIANA 1832 Medical Account Sheet

3.  A scarce 1p. MD(unsigned), 6 1/2" x 7 1/2", dated Rockford, Ind. 15 Nov. 1832, a medical account sheet John Crider to Isaac Fairley "... for medical services rendered him:  15 (Nov.) visit prescription 50 Pills...[many, many pills dispensed over his visits!]."  Folds, irregular left edge, toning/spotting, some numerical ink notations on verso-- overall quite good.   $20.00

19th c. English Actress MARY FRANCES SCOTT-SIDDONS

4.  A nice lot of (2) signatures of 19th century English actress Mary Frances Scott-Siddons (1844-1896).  SIDDONS was born in India and made her acting debut in England in the part of Lady Macbeth.  She first toured America during the 1867-1868 season, earning a high degree of popularity.  Offered here are:  (1) a signed check, 6 1/4" x 2 3/4", dated New York, 26 May 1889, The Chatham National Bank, signed Mary F. Scott-Siddons (with two cut-cancels-- do not affect signature, some toning, otherwise very good); and (2)  a signed album page, 6 1/4" x 4", dated Feb. 1879, signed Mary F. Scott-Siddons (very good condition).   $22.00

5.  JOSEPH JEFFERSON (1829-1905) American actor/manager  of the 19th century, known especially for for his comic portrayals, popular and successful both in America and abroad.  Jefferson made his greatest success in the part of Rip Van Winkle (first performed in 1859).  So loved and identified was he in this role, that Jefferson performed the part almost exclusively after 1865.  Instead of resenting being "typecast," Jefferson milked the part for all it was worth.  A fine 4pp. ALS, 5" x 8" (folded sheet), undated, sent to a Mr. Morse, signed J. Jefferson, with excellent content:  "... You are very kind to take the trouble of writing me such an agreeable note.  I have done scarcely anything to the part you have lately read so if you experienced any novel sensations it comes from the difference in type... your praise is doubly cheering coming as it does from one standing so high in the great republic of literature..."  Folds, very minor ink blur and soiling, otherwise very good.  NOTE:  a few strands of hair have become affixed to p.4-- Jefferson's hair? his wig?     $100.00

6.  LAWRENCE BARRETT (1838-1891) Civil War officer (Captain Co. B, 28th Massachusetts), noted 19th century Shakespearean actor (made his debut in 1853), intimate friend of Edwin Booth (greatest American actor of the 19th century) and frequently acted opposite him, successful in London engagements.  Offered here is a signed card, 3 3/4" x 2 1/4", dated 1885 (or 1880), reading "Yours faithfully  Lawrence Barrett."  Very minor soiling, otherwise very good.     $30.00

7.  A fine lot of (4) early Ohio 19th century MDS's, sizes ranging from 7 1/2" x 2" to 7 3/4" x7", dating from 1816 to 1818, all related to the estate of Absalom Talbot [died 1816], including:  (1) Henry Bricker wishes to be paid for "three hundred feet of floring bords, Salt..."; (2) William Sharon received $4.50 from Talbot's estate; (3) David Fleming receives $4.83 [and 3/4 cents] from Estate; and (4) James Means, Jr. acknowledges payment for "1 quart Port wine [1.25], 3 qts of Coffee [1.12], 1 Pint Port wine [.62]..."  Folds, one document has irregular bottom edge, light toning, otherwise very good. $12.00

8.  A nice lot of (11) 19th century Ohio documents, sizes varying from 5" x 2 1/2" to 8" x 12 1/2", dates ranging from 1815 to 1857, all relating to the Clapsaddle family [New Lisbon]. consisting of poor tax receipts, estate business, and account sheets, all related to either Christina Clapsaddle (1760-1842) or Jacob Clapsaddle (1782-1848).  Christina has signed one of these documents with her X.  Folds, some edge wear, light toning, but overall quite good.     $30.00

9.  GEORGE M. ZIEGLER (1832-1912) lawyer, who, at the outbreak of the Civil War, enlisted as a private from Wilmington, Ohio on April 15, 1861, Company B., 12th Ohio Infantry.  He quickly rose through the ranks-- sergeant of 47th Ohio (June 15, 1861), 2nd Lieutenant (August, 1861), 1st Lieutenant (December, 1862), and Captain (December, 1863).  In December of 1864, Ziegler was made Colonel and given the command of the 52nd U.S. Colored Infantry.  Ziegler performed more days' service than any other officer in volunteer service from Ohio.  He participated in five battles and twelve skirmishes-- most notably the Siege of Vicksburg (where Ziegler received the highest of commendation from Colonel A. C. Parry).  As commander of the 52nd, the colored troops under his command at Colemans Cross Roads, Mississippi were recognized for acting with great gallantry.  On March 15, 1865 Colonel Ziegler was brevetted Brigadier-General for his meritorious service throughout the War.  Offered here is a 2 1/2pp. MDS, 7 3/4" x 12 1/2" (two separate sheets), dated April 14, 1877, a legal matter wherein the plaintiff, George M. Ziegler, seeks payment for services rendered from "The Incorporated Village of Wilmington [Ohio]," signed F. G. Stone and S. G. Smith (Attys.) and Geo. M. Ziegler, and I. N. Harlan (Clerk).  Fold, small file hole in top margin, minor soiling-- otherwise very good.   $48.00

10.  A 1p. LS, 8 1/2" x 11", dated Camden, N.J.  Sept. 28th 1893, on West Jersey Railroad Company stationery, sent to John C. Wilson (Real Estate Agent) in Philadelphia, signed W. J. Sewell, with content concerning payment of interest on property.  WILLIAM JOYCE SEWELL (1835-1901) raised a company of Volunteers at the start of the Civil War and was commissioned its Captain and Commander of Company C., 5th N. J. Volunteer Infantry.  He was promoted to Colonel in January 1863 and assigned command of the 5th.  At the Battle of Chancellorsville in May of 1863, Colonel Sewell rallied the Union troops on Plank Road after Brigadier General Gershom Mott was severely wounded.  Although wounded himself, Sewell continued to lead a counterattack.  For his conduct, he was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.  After recovering from his wounds, Sewell again commanded the 5th during the Battle of Gettysburg and was again severely wounded.  He later participated in the Wilderness Campaign, but his wounds forced him to resign his command in July 1864.  On March 13, 1865, Sewell was brevetted Brigadier General U. S. Volunteers.  After the War, he became a powerful railroad executive (Vice President of the West Jersey Railroad).  In 1881, he was elected to the U. S. Senate, serving until 1887.  He was re-elected to the Senate in 1895 and served until his death in 1901.  Folds, pinholes top left corner, some light creases, otherwise very good.  $80.00

11.  An incredibly rare, signed copy of Flash Gordon and the Perils of Mongo, by Alex Raymond, published by Whitman Publishing Company (Racine, Wisconsin) in 1940, THE BETTER LITTLE BOOKS series, illustrated in b/w, SIGNED in pencil by author ("Inscribed by Alex Raymond"), 3 1/2" x 4 1/2"; 425pp.[+Ads].  The pictorial covers have some wear (corners and bottom edges bumped), spine cocked, a few corner creases, light toning-- overall about good.  Signed copies of this text are seldom encountered (we can find no others presently available).  $125.00

12. An historic pair of newspapers, The Balance, And Columbian Repository, Hudson, (New-York) Tuesday, July 24, 1804 and Tuesday, August 21, 1804, Vol. III, Nos. 30 & 34, published by Harry Croswell, 8 1/2" x 10 3/4"; 8pp.[each].  7/24 issue has Historic front page discussion of Citizen Genet AND pp. 4-7 devoted to the infamous Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr Duel, with all the letters written by the combatants to each other leading up to the duel-- plus a Tribute to Hamilton, etc.; 8/21 issue is virtually devoted to Hamilton and Burr.  Both issues disbound, with 7/24 all Black-Bordered in tribute to Hamilton, 7/24 more toned than 8/21, some light dampstaining along spine of 8/21-- overall in very good condition.  Worthy of the finest historical collections.  $195.00

13. A nice 1p. partly-printed DS, 11 3/4" x 8", dated January 16, 1838, a Commonwealth of Pennsylvania land deed wherein Jno. Smay of the County of Cambria has applied "... for thirty five acres of land unimproved adjoing. Dan.l Dimond on the north  Reuben Crom, Ephraim Crom, & G. Knepper on the South & East & Jacob Slick on the west  Situate in Summerhill township...," signed Jno. Gebhart, Scy. Ld Offe and John Taylor, S.G.  Folds (small edge breaks), bottom edge a bit rough, a few small foxing spots-- overall quite good.   $25.00

14. A nice lot of (3) 1860's documents related to Thomas J. Payne of Fayette, Missouri, consisting of:  (2) 1864 Account Sheets with J. Henderson (both have been signed J. F. Sears for Henderson), with entries that include "Pain Killer," "Cough Syrup," and "12 grs. Morphine," 8" x 12 1/2"-- folds, minor spotting and some staining; and a 1p. partly-printed DS, 8" x 2", dated County Tax for the year 1862, signed Thos. G. Deatherage-- folds, edge tear/ wear, some spotting.  Condition overall is quite good.  THOMAS J. PAYNE (1820-1901) co-founded the second bank in Fayette, Missouri in 1865, and was President of the Fayette Bank in 1873.   $15.00

15. A nice 1p. MDS, 8" x 3 3/4, dated Broad Albin [New York], November 26, 1832, a medical receipt reading:  "Received of Doct. C. H. Gregory per Wm. M. Gregory one dozen boxes of pills to acct for at twenty shillings per dozen...," signed for J. Blair by S. Cole.  A very late use of shillings in America.  Folds (pinholes), bottom edge somewhat irregular, otherwise quite good.  Broadalbin was first settled in 1770 as part of the town of Caughnawago in northern Montgomery County (now Fulton County).  Document from this small town are quite uncommon.  $12.00

16. Offered here is a lovely grouping of (3) b/w photographs by [Louis G.] Bissonnette, 1150 Columbus Ave., Roxbury Crossing, Boston, circa 1898 [Bissonnette was in business there from 1896 to 1900], 3 5/8" x 5 3/8" (on mounts 6" x 8"), two images of the same child and one (presumably) of the child's mother.  One image in particular is quite charming, with the child in elaborate dress and holding an American flag.  Some light wear/ soiling to mounts, otherwise very good.  $20.00


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