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CLEVELAND, GROVER
GROVER CLEVELAND An Executive Mansion autograph letter signed, Washington, February 18, 1886. Written during his first term, Cleveland addresses a Lily M. Laughton, daughter of a wealthy Philadelphia family; she was a frequent guest at the White House. "I am exceedingly sorry that I could not attend the Charity ball at Philadelphia, the pleasant features of which were so seductively set forth in your note. But you, who know something of White House duties and labors, can appreciate better than many others, their exacting nature and the obstacle they present to an indulgence in recreation such as you kindly proposed." Two pages, 8vo, 1st and third pages of 4-page stationery. [ref:7022]
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CLEVELAND, GROVER
GROVER CLEVELAND An Executive Mansion autograph letter signed, Washington, February 18, 1886. Written during his first term, Cleveland addresses a Lily M. Laughton, daughter of a wealthy Philadelphia family and frequent guest at the White House. "I am exceedingly sorry that I could not attend the Charity ball at Philadelphia, the pleasant features of which were so seductively set forth in your note. But you, who know something of White House duties and labors, can appreciate better than many others, their exacting nature and the obstacle they present to an indulgence in recreation such as you kindly proposed." Two pages, 8vo, 1st and third pages of 4-page stationery. [ref:6493]
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CLEVELAND, GROVER
GROVER CLEVELAND An Executive Mansion autograph letter signed, Washington, February 18, 1886. Written during his first term, Cleveland writes Lily M. Laughton, daughter of a wealthy Philadelphia family and frequent guest at the White House. "I am exceedingly sorry that I could not attend the Charity ball at Philadelphia, the pleasant features of which you so seductively set forth in your note. But you, who know something of White House duties and labors, can appreciate better than many others, their exacting nature and the obstacle they present to an indulgence in recreation such as you kindly proposed." Two pages, 8vo, 1st and third pages of 4-page lettersheet. With original autograph addressed Executive Mansion envelope. The two: [ref:5777]
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Eisenhower, Dwight D.
An original Harris & Ewing 10 ½ X 13 ½ photograph signed on the generous lower margin to American soprano Rose Bampton. "For rose Bampton with appreciation of her, artistry----and with best wishes, Dwight D. Eisenhower." Slight discoloration to extreme lower left corner; one scrape affects the final "e" in the President's last name; otherwise, excellent. [ref:2349]
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EISENHOWER, DWIGHT D.
DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER A heartfelt White House letter signed by Eisenhower, Washington, May 12, 1956; to historian and author of numerous works on the Civil War, Burke Davis. "Thank you very much for sending me copies of two of your books---'They Called Him Stonewall' and 'Gray Fox.' I am delighted to have them, particularly because of my interest in the careers of both of these great Generals, and grateful for your thought and your kind inscriptions." 1 page, 4to. With the original White House transmittal envelope. The two: [ref:5793]
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Fillmore, Millard
A desirable autograph letter signed as President, Washington, December 2, 1852. To James W. Hale of New York, “…after the most mature reflection, I have concluded that you had better give me the whole particulars as to the fraud to which you refer, as well to prevent suspicions of the innocent as to put me on my guard as the guilty.”

“Whatever I may do your name will be kept a secret.” 1 page, 8vo. With a handsome engraved portrait of Fillmore. [ref:4642]
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FILLMORE, MILLARD
MILLARD FILLMORE An attractively engraved, military vignetted 12 x 14 1/2 naval document signed, as President, December 10, 1852. The President appoints John G. Walker to be a Midshipman in the Navy of the United States. Countersigned by John P. Kennedy as Secretary of the Navy. Excellent Seal of the Department of the Navy attached. Framed in rich red and green mattings, with a 5 1/4 x 7 engraved portrait, in an impressive oversized beaded gilt and wood molding. 25 3/4 x 21 3/4. [ref:7036]
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Grant, U.S.
U.S. GRANT. An autograph letter signed, as President, September 5, 1873. Vacationing at his summer residence at Long Branch, New Jersey, Grant writes To Edward Pierrepont, who presided over the trial of John Surratt in the Lincoln assassination conspiracy and whom the President would soon appoint Attorney General of the United States. "Your favor of yesterday enquiring what day next week, after Monday, you can meet me here was received last evening after the departure of the last mail for the day." "If not called to Washington and I do not expect to be, I will be very glad to see you here on Wednesday or Friday whichever may be most convenient to you. On Thursday I visit the Monmouth County Fair, to be held at Freehold, the county seat." "Should I be called to Washington it will probably be on Monday, so that the announcement in the papers would inform you whether I would be at home on Wednesday or not." 2 pages, 1st and 3rd pages of 4-page stationery. [ref:5360]
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Harrison, William Henry
A scarce, attractive autograph letter signed W. H. Harrison, Washington, January 20, 1827, as Senator from Ohio. The former Indian fighter and future President writes to Secretary of War, James Barbour,

“Mr. Henry Barker a young gentleman of the most respectable connections with a wife & one or two children in a fit of desperation enlisted last spring in the army & is now stationed at Fort Gibson in Arkansas. I have to request the discharge of Mr. Barker upon his procuring a substitute. Mr. Barker is the nephew of the old Revolutionary Colonel William Heth of Virginia & his sister married to Morgan Neville, Esq. of Cincinnati the son of Preston Neville & Grand Son of General Morgan. Your compliance with this request will confer a favor on a distressed family.”

One page, 4to. Brigadier General Daniel Morgan prominent at the Battle of Saratoga and the Southern Theatre of War in South Carolina. He later led a group of militia to quell the Whiskey Rebellion. With engraved portrait of William Henry Harrison. [ref:4643]
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HAYES, RUTHERFORD B.
RUTHERFORD B. HAYES An 18 ½ X 15 vellum document signed R. B. Hayes, Washington, April 3, 1878. The President states, "….reposing special trust and confidence in the Integrity and Ability of Wm. H. H. Tucker and on his nomination by the Governor of the State of North Carolina as honorary Commissioner [I nominate him] to the International Industrial Exposition to be held in Paris." Countersigned by Wm. M. Evarts as Secretary of State. Excellent Seal of the United States attached. Some reinforcement to folds on reverse. With a 5 X 7 photograph. The two: [ref:6922]
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