Salem, Mass: June 7, 1789. Salem Elite, 1789. George Cabot (1751-1823) was an American merchant, seaman, and politician... Read More
London: 7 June 1776. Appointing James Lee to Captain of the 30th Regiment of Foot. The appointment comes at the start of the American War of Independence, though the 30th Regiment of Foot would not join the fight until 1781.
Philadelphia: Henry Perkins, 1835. Second edition. The second edition, revised and corrected, of this biography of Washington, intended to teach American students the French language, first published by the American Sunday-School Union in 1832.
New York: Printed by A. Gould & L. Jacobus, Essex-street, for Stephen Gould, 39, Nassau-Street, 1828. First edition. Family Copy in a Choice American Binding. Elegant American presentation binding on this family copy of Graham’s contribution to the never-ending question of the identity of the English political commentator Junius.Signed by.....
[London]: January 27, 1757. Court Martial of Capt. Thomas Graves, 1757: Manuscript Verdict. Remarkable record of a critical moment in the early career of one of the Britain's most famous naval officers, Sir Thomas Graves (1725-1802), who subsequently served as Governor of Newfoundland from 1761-1764, and, during the American Revolution...
Fallodon near Alnwick: 2 September 1785. The letter reads in part: "I must again beg leave to trouble you on the subject of the unfortunate young men of my reg ... plunged into distress by the high price of every article in the West Indies, & after arriving in England...
Hartford, Ct: Published by F.A. Brown, 1856. First Edition.
Philadelphia: May 28,1793. "A Man in My Situation Ought at Least to Take Care How He Fails in His Pecuniary Duty" ALS TO VIRGINIA GOVERNOR, GEN. HENRY "LIGHT-HORSE HARRY" LEE,ASKING IF HE HAS FULLY COMPENSATED LEE FOR A HORSE HE ACQUIRED FROM HIM.A wonderful and warm letter from Alexander Hamilton.....
Trenton, NJ: “State Gazette” Office, January, 1867. First edition.
New York: William Abbatt, 1901. Number 4 of 75 large paper copies. One of 75 Large Paper copies. Reproducing the 1798 Isaiah Thomas and E. T. Andrews edition.
[Philadelphia?]: November 10, 1815. From the Author of “Hail, Columbia”. Hopkinson (1770 - 1842), a U.S. Congressman from Pennsylvania and a highly esteemed jurist who argued several landmark cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, is more popularly known as the author of the words to “Hail, Columbia”, which he wrote.....
Bath, N.Y: R. L. Underhill, 1842. Second edition. The second edition, issued the year after the first. Describes Van Campen's experiences as an Indian fighter during the Revolution in New York state and Pennsylvania. Besides much on Revolutionary campaigns, Van Campen's captivity is also narrated.
Connecticut: June 6, 1783.
New Haven, Connecticut: April 10th (or 16th) 1766. An interesting letter, either copied for—as docketed—or in the actual hand of Jared, Royal official and lawyer. A Connecticut symbol of the hated Stamp Act; Ingersoll Sr.‘s effigy was burned in numerous towns and he was reviled in newspapers as well as.....
vp [Washington, D.C.; Dublin]: vd [1792-1811]. Early 19th century American and Irish political library of Maryland Congressman Alexander McKim. Alexander McKim (1748-1832) fought in the Continental Army, serving under Lafayette. He was elected to the Maryland Senate and the United States Congress as a Democratic-Republican in the 11th through 13th.....
vp: vd. 1.Tucker, Josiah. An humble address and earnest appeal to those respectable personages in Great Britain and Ireland, Who by their great and permanent interest in landed property, their liberal education, elevated rank, and enlarged views, are the ablest to judge, and the fittest to decide, whether a connection with.....
London: Printed for T. Cadell, in the Strand, 1775. Second edition, printed within a few days of the first impression. In answer to the colonists’ rallying cry of “No taxation without representation,” Johnson invokes the notion of virtual representation, and argues that the colonists “are represented … by the same.....
Augsburg: J.J. Haid und Sohn, c. 1779. Excellent, iconic portrait of American naval officer and hero John Paul Jones (1747-1792). Jones is depicted three-quarter length, in uniform, holding a telescope in his right arm. To the rear are a towering cliff and a burning ship. Jones is considered America’s most.....
Philadelphia: Published by Grigg & Eliot, 1846. Second edition. First published 1845 by Walker & Gillis.
London: [n.p.], 1786. Later edition of the collected letters of "Junius," first published in 1772. "...'Junius' poured brilliantly slanderous invective upon Tory-minded English ministers, especially the Duke of Grafton, for a series of 'inconsistent measures' which allegedly ruined England and drove the colonies 'into excesses little short of rebellion.' Vehement...
Washington, D.C: 1912. Account of Rochambeau’s military exploits in America during the Revolution, with his doings in France afterwards. Washington wrote letters of introduction to him for persons as varied as Gouverneur Morris and the poet Joel Barlow.Uncommon.
New York: Jan. 13, 1788. Retained copy, entirely in a secretarial hand, of a letter from Secretary of War Henry Knox to Mary McNeill, the widow of a former soldier. Hector McNeill (1728-1785) was raised to the rank of captain in the Continental Navy in 1776. His command of the...
London: Dec. 17, 1769. A German Mercenary of the Revolution. Retained manuscript copy of a letter sent by Baron Wilhelm von Knyphausen to an unidentified recipient, possibly a British official, asking for a favor. Knyphausen was a commander of hired German mercenaries in the American Revolution. He writes:"The Count de...
New York: Russell Robins, 1825. First Edition. Appeared simutaneously with the Hartford edition.
Washington: Printed by Gales and Seaton, 1835. The Appendix contains the proceedings in Congress relating to the death of Lafayette and the United States' recognition of his passing.
London: J.S. Jordan, 1792. First edition. Published the same year as the Dublin and American editions. Howes says the editor was claimed to have been Thomas Paine, working under the direction of Langworthy. "Contains many curious particulars relating to the war between Great Britain and the Colonies. Published under the.....