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BOWNE, WALTER [EARLY NEW YORK CITY MAYOR]
[EARLY NEW YORK CITY MAYOR]. WALTER BOWNE A folio document signed, City of New York, May 11, 1829, as Mayor of New York. Mayor Bowne vouches to the Comptroller of the State, Silas Wright, Jr. "that Michael Henry, an Auctioneer in this city, and Peter McIntire and Thomas Carter…have entered into the Bond required in and by the Eleventh Section of Title lst of Chapter 17 of the Revised Laws…" Traces of red wax seal and a faint postmark on verso. [ref:7074]
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BRADFORD, ROYAL BIRD
[SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR]. ROYAL BIRD BRADFORD An autograph letter, on Office of Naval Inspector of Electric Lighting stationery, signed R. B. Bradford, November 27, 1888, by the Rear Admiral who figured in the Peace Commission ending the Spanish-American War. To naval officer William Thomas Sampson, whose fleet destroyed the Spanish navy at Santiago de Cuba. Here, on the matter of installing electricity at naval facilities, "Prof Bing's orders are made out---I will include hereafter time of electrification also temperatures [?]---Thanks for the suggestion." 1 page, 8vo. [ref:6298]
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BRADFORD, WM., JR.
WM. BRADFORD, JUNIOR An autograph document signed May, 1785, as Attorney General of Pennsylvania. The Revolutionary War soldier and future Attorney General under George Washington states the facts in a felonious assault case. "Patrick Rickert late of the Township of Greenwood in the County of Cumberland, shoemaker, on the fifth day of April… with force & arms & in & upon one Ann Steirgor, in the peace of god and the commonwealth… did make feloniously, with an intent her the said Ann then & there feloniously to ravish & carnally to know [her]…." 1 page, folio. Inlaid. [ref:6336]
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BRENNAN, WM. J., JR.
JUSTICE WM. J. BRENNAN, JR. An original 11 x 14 Abdon Douad Ackad of Washington photograph signed, inscribed and dated on the lower margin by the Supreme Court jurist, shown in his robes. [ref:7011]
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BREWER, DAVID J.
[US SUPREME COURT]. DAVID J. BREWER An uncommon item: a typed letter signed February 6, 1896, by the Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. Although Brewer was serving in that capacity at this time, the letter is a transmittal letter, on informative letterhead: Office of the Commission appointed to investigate and report upon the true divisional line between the Republic of Venezuela and British Guiana; it is signed as President of that commission. The long standing boundary dispute was finally treated as a Monroe Doctrine situation in which took the lead on the Commission to resolve the longstanding irritation. 1 page, 4to. [ref:6480]
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Brookings, Robert S.
Robert S. Brookings. An excellent 10 x 14 original Kajiwara Studio of St. Louis silver print of the American businessman and philanthropist, founder of the prestigious think tank The Brookings Institute; boldly signed Robt. S. Brookings by the industrialist as well as bearing the photographer's signature and blind stamped logo. [ref:5646]
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Bruce, Blanche Kelso
A document signed B.K. Bruce, Washington, D.C., September 30, 1890, as Recorder of land records for the District of Columbia, by the first Black American politician to serve a full term in the U.S. Senate (1875-188l) as Senator from Mississippi. The document deals with a loan of $550 against a plot of land in the city of Washington, the plot location being detailed. 4 pages, folio. [ref:2494]
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BRUCE, BLANCHE KELSO
BLANCHE KELSO BRUCE A document signed B.K. Bruce, Washington, D.C., September 30, 1890, as Recorder of Land Records for the District of Columbia, by the first Black American politician to serve a full term in the U.S. Senate (1875-1881) as Senator from Mississippi. The document deals with a loan of $550 against a plot of land in the city of Washington, the plot location being detailed. 4 pages, folio. [ref:6745]
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Burnside, A.E.
[CIVIL WAR]. A.E. BURNSIDE. An autograph letter signed, on black bordered stationery, Washington, May 15, 1880, by the Union General, Governor of Rhode Island and railroad executive, who lent his name, sort of, to the long panels of hair he sported, "sideburns." Here as U.S. Senator, "Dear Sir-I have delayed answering your kind invitation to the 'Commemoration Dinner of the Union League Club' on the 20th inst., in the hope that I might accept it. Much to my regret, my public duties will deprive me of that pleasure. I remember with great distinctness, and gratitude the visible, efficient aid your members gave to us whilst we were in the field---To your aid, encouragement and co-operation [?] success of the Union Army in suppressing the 'Rebellion' was largely due." "I trust and believe you will have a most joyous 'Re-Union,' and am more than sorry that I can not be with you." 3 pages, 8vo. 3rd page written vertically. [ref:5473]
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BURR, A.
A. BURR An autograph letter, Albany, February 23, 1817 signed by the controversial lawyer and politician, Vice-President under Jefferson,who mortally wounded Alexander Hamilton; he was also a possible traitor in his transactions in Western lands. Here, Burr is asked his advice about working the patronage system in the new James Monroe administration and he addresses Samuel C. Reid, War hero of 1812, "…It is said that there are to be some changes in the custom house department-vacancies are also perpetually occurring in other offices. Gov. Tompkins is very well disposed to you, but as he undertakes to serve everybody, the result will be that he will serve nobody-either apply, yourself, directly to Monroe or get some friend to do it, or both." "You must improve the moment, now that your services are fresh in every one's recollection and your eulogies in every one's mouth." "When you once get into a good fat office, you may be as moderate as you please." 1 ½ pages. Three line detached postmarked addressed leaf present. Reid successfully engaged the British in the Azores, which gave New Orleans time to fortify. His petition for a post was successful. He was appointed Sailing Master in the Navy. It is unusual to find a Burr item with policial content. [ref:7168]
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