Washington Irving's Life of George Washington, Volume XII, Miscellany, 1769-1838.

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Washington Irving's Life of George Washington, Volume XII, Miscellany, 1769-1838.

Washington Irving's Life of George Washington, Volume XII, Miscellany, 1769-1838.

Portraits, prints, letters, documents, and manuscripts (with printed version) tipped into Volume 12 of the extra-illustrated quarto edition of Washington Irving's Life of George Washington (New York: G.P. Putnam & Co., 1855-1856) (Rare E 312 I72 ++ 1898) Portraits: Washington Irving (2, 1 with autograph), George Washington, Cornwallis, Lafayette (2, 1 in color), Count de Grasse, Richard Henry Lee, William White, John Brooks, Napoleon, James Madison, John Adams (2), Samuel Osgood (2, 1 with autograph), Walter Livingston (with autograph), George Washington Parke Custis (with autograph), Mrs. Washington, Edmund Randolph, James Wilson (with autograph), John Blair, Robert Hanson Harrison, Fisher Ames, Thomas Jefferson (2), Louis 16th, Governeur Morris. Prints: Ende der Feindseeligkeiten. Die Engländer räumen den Americanern Neu Yorck ein.--1783; Mt Vernon, Residence of Washington; Early Days of Washington; [Martha Washington, Miss Custis, servant]; General Putnam's Escape from the British at Horse-neck; Washington Presiding in the Convention 1787; [Two men, a woman, and a baby in a boat fishing]; East View of Baltimore, Maryland; Sunnyside. Residence of Washington Irving; Inaugeration of Washington at the Old City Hall 1789; Fraunces' Tavern; Washington Taking Leave of His Mother; The First Cabinet. Letters: ALS, John Trumbull to John Taliaferro, May 24, 1838; AL[draft], John Trumbull to the Editors of the American [in defense of Benjamin West], [n.d.]; A[aman.]LS, Henry Knox to Benjamin Lincoln, May 25, 1790; ALS, Tobias Lear to Messers. Adam Stewart & Co., March 19, 1790; AL, Benjamin Franklin to Robert Hare, June 27 [1789]; ALS, Tobias Lear to William Pierce, October 6, 1795; A[aman.]LS, John Jay to William Carmichael, December 1, 1786; ALS, William Pierce to Edward Telfair, Governor of Georgia, January 29, 1786; A[aman.]LS, David Humphreys to John Trumbull, May 16, 1800; A[aman.]LS, Thomas Mifflin to John Houstoun, Governor of Georgia, April 21-22, 1784; A[aman.]LS, David Humphreys to Stephen van Rensselaer, March 6, 1810; ALS, Sam Nicholson to Arthur Lee, January 9-10, 1778; A[aman.]LS, George Clinton to Aaron Burr, March 27, 1790; ALS, U.S. Board of Treasury to Philip Schuyler [signed by Samuel Osgood, Walter Livingston, and Arthur Lee], July 17, 1788; ALS, Samuel Osgood to Samuel Holten, May 14, 1782; ALS, Arthur Lee to [?], August 4, 1769; ALS, James Madison Jr. to Auditors of the Public Accounts, Virginia, September 25, 1780; ALS, Henry Knox to William Hull, May 6, 1792; A[aman.]LS, Thomas Jefferson to James Brown, October 20, 1795; ALS, Henry Knox to Jeremiah Wadsworth, June 11, 1791; ALS, David Humphreys to Samuel Parker, September 2, 1803; ALS, Samuel Bard to Judge Thomson, February 6, 1812; A[aman.]LS, Alexander Hamilton to Benjamin Lincoln, May 13, 1790. Letters (continued): ALS, Edmund Randolph to Charles Simms, February 6, 1791; ALS, John Rutledge to Henry Lanney, July 18, 1778; ALS, [Virginia. Commission to treat with the Ohio Indians] to Edmond Pendleton [signed by Thomas Walker, Andrew Lewis, James Wood, Adam Stephen, J. Walker], October 20, 1775; ALS, Governeur Morris to Jonathan Dayton, July 8, 1807. Documents: D[printed]S, U.S. Board of Commissioner of the Federal city, Warrant [entitling Samuel Blodget, Jr. to share #319 of loan to City of Washington, signed by Thomas Johnson, David Stuart, and Daniel Carroll], May 18, 1792. Manuscripts: AM[draft], "General Washington," [n.d.]; AM[final draft], "General Washington," [n.d.]; AM, [advertisement for a print of "General Washington Resigning his Commission..."], [n.d.] Printed: "General Washington."

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Pierce, William, 1740-1789

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William Leigh Pierce served in the U.S. Revolutionary War in various capacities. After the war he settled in Savannah, Georgia as a merchant with ties to the Caribbean. He served in the George State Legislature and served as a delegate to the U.S. Constitutuional Convention where he kept notes and wrote character sketches on the participants first published in 1828. Recalled to Georgia for business reasons, he did not sign the U.S. Constitution. He was the father of the American writer William L...

Hull, William, 1753-1825

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William Hull (1753-1825) was a lawyer and a soldier. He served in the Revolutionary War and afterwards in the U.S. Army where he attained the rank of Brigadier-General. In 1805 he was appointed Governor of the Michigan Territory. In 1812 he was court-martialed and cashiered from the Army because of the failure of his campaign into Canada against the British. Hull succeeded William Wetmore as a trustee of the New England Mississippi Land Company, one of the "Yazoo" companies. The Yazoo companies ...

Wood, James, -1797

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Thomsom, Judge

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Ames, Fisher, 1758-1808

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Massachusetts attorney elected to first four Congresses; Federalist and supporter of Hamilton's fiscal program. From the description of ALS : Philadelphia, to Colonel Joseph Ward, Boston, 1791 Feb. 16. (Boston Public Library). WorldCat record id: 37601637 Member of the 1st-4th Congresses from Massachusetts. From the description of ALS : New York, N.Y., to John Lowell, 1789 Apr. 8. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122645434 Lawyer and...

American

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Virginia. Auditor of Public Accounts

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This is an artificial collection of records assembled from several sources, including governor's office letters received, Gereral Assembly records, and the office of the auditor of public accounts. Because most of the records appear to have been removed from the auditor's office, the collection has been shelved with the auditor's records pending further study. From the description of Capitol Square data records, 1784-1931. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122496514 The General...

Knox, Henry, 1750-1806

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American revolutionary officer. From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to Thomas Jefferson, 1793 Apr. 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270596665 From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to General Henry Jackson, 1796 Oct. 26. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270596669 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Westpoint, to Colonel Pickering, Quartermaster General, 1782 Sept. 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270598200 ...

Louis XVI, King of France, 1754-1793

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Phelypeaux, Count de Maurepas, was a French statesman and administrator, born in 1701 to Louis XIV's Secretary of State. Phelypeaux served under both Louis XV and Louis XVI, during which time he reformed the French navy and aided in the aristocracy's obstruction of political reform. From the description of 18th century French royal commission, 1759 May 24. (Temple University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 122646282 ...

Holten, Samuel, 1738-1816

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Delegate to the U.S. Continental Congress from and U.S. representative of Massachusetts, jurist, and physician. From the description of Papers of Samuel Holten, 1757-1774. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71069538 From the description of Papers of Samuel Holten, 1630-1843 (bulk 1744-1843). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71060964 Biographical Note 1738, June 9 Bor...

Pendleton, Edmond

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Simms, Charles, 1755-1819

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Army officer, public official, and businessman. From the description of Papers of Charles Simms, 1731-1822. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71070162 Army officer, businessman, and public official. From the description of Charles Simms papers, 1776-1820. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980465 ...