Washington Irving's Life of George Washington, Volume III, Miscellany, 1756-1807.

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Washington Irving's Life of George Washington, Volume III, Miscellany, 1756-1807.

Washington Irving's Life of George Washington, Volume III, Miscellany, 1756-1807.

Portraits, prints, letters, maps, and documents tipped into Volume 3 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: Edmund Pendleton, Samuel Adams (2), Patrick Henry (2), Jacob Duche (2), John Adams, John Dickinson (3), John Jay, William Pitt (2), Israel Putnam, Charles Lee (2), Lord George Sackville, Horatio Gates, Joseph Warren (3), Timothy Pickering, Benedict Arnold, Philip Schuyler, John Adams, John Hancock, Thomas Mifflin, Henry Clinton, William Howe, George Harris, Richard Howe, Jonathan Trumbull, Gilbert Stuart. Prints: Faneuil Hall 1776; Le President du Congres; Bunker Hill Monument; Journee de Lexington; Das erste Burger Blut, zu Grundung der Americanischen Freyheit, vergossen bey Lexington am 19ten April 1775; First Action between the English and Americans, at Concord in 1775; [Putnam hearing the news of the battle of Lexington]; several prints on the Battle of Bunker Hill; A View of the Niagara Fort, taken by Sir William Johnson, on the 25th of July 1759. Letters: correspondents include Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson, Cols. Fleming and Preston, Richard Henry Lee, Benjamin Lincoln; John Houstoun, Governor of Georgia; John Dickinson, Benjamin Harrison, Thomas Gage, Artemus Ward, General Thomas, Horatio Gates, Andrew Adams, Gen. Joseph Warren, William Heath, Lt. Gen. John Burgoyne; Lord Percy, Duke of Northumberland; Lord Auckland, Thomas Cushing, Meshech Weare, Samuel Adams, Thomas Rice, John Hancock, a Selectman of Boston, the Massachusetts Provincial Congress, Benjamin Lincoln, Clement Biddle, the Massachusetts (Colony) Committee of Supply, Israel Putnam, Robert Howe, Elbridge Gerry, the Massachusetts Legislature, F.M. Lamb, Philip Schuyler, Peter T. Curtenius, Samuel Broome, John Lamb, Maj. Gen. Worster, William Johnson, and Charles Willson Peale. Documents: A[aman.]DS, [bill of exchange for George Croghan, signed by Thomas Gage], April 9, 1766; ADS, [New York committee for inquiry into conspiracies, signed by John Jay, chairman], Jan. 3, 1777; A[aman.]DS, [instructions to John Powell to remit payment to Col. Valentine Jones, signed by Thomas Gage], Feb. 10, 1773; ADS, [request by Massachusetts Gov. John Hancock to the Senate and House for appropriation of funds for troops, signed by Tristram Dalton and Samuel Adams], Oct. 22, 1783; A[aman.]DS, [authorization sent to Lord Henry Duke of Newcastle for a payment to Henry Shelley, signed by William Pitt], Aug. 31, 1787; ADS, [orders for Gen. Thomas from the Massachusetts Council of Safety], April 29, 1775; A[aman.]DS, [Proclamation by Massachusetts Gov. John Hancock for a day of thanksgiving], Oct. 28, 1784; A[aman]DS, [Proclamation by Massachusetts Gov. John Hancock of a fast], March 13, 1788; D[form]S, [commission from the Massachusetts Council for John Parker], March 13, 1780; A[aman.]DS, [request to the Massachusetts Senate and House from Gov. John Hancock for funds for the artillery], June 18, 1791; ADS, [referral and settlement of a case of trespass by Isaac Tyson, with signatures of Thomas Mifflin, et al.], March 30, 1773/June 18, 1773; ADS, [resolution by the Massachusetts House of Representatives approving payment to Oliver Teir for supplies to the Northern Army, signed by John Avery, et al.], Nov. 14, 1776. Documents (continued): AD[contemporary copy]S, [Massachusetts [Committee of Supply?] certifying to Congress Col. Gridley's need of a horse, with signatures of Elbridge Gerry, et al.], July 1, 1786; AD, [John Trumbull?], [pallet employed in the small copy of the Resignation of General Washington], [n.d.]. Maps: Plan of the Town of Boston with the Attack on Bunkers-Hill in the Peninsula of Charlestown.

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