Lot 11981775 (c., Sep. 21) Revolutionary War Military Confirmation Letter, letter reads, "A Court of Inquiry to be held this day at 10 o'Clock to examine into the Cause of Levi Brown of Col. Churches Regt. configned for Firing a gun and wounding Ephraim Whitney Soldier in Capt. Murrys Compny in Col Nixons Regt. to Consist of one Field Officer of President 8 Capts and 5 Subs, Major Jackson President", and "One Sargeant. One Corporal and 12 Men from Col Whitcombs Regt. to repair the Pillory and and Remain as a Guard over the Same.", Very Fine.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Letter is accompanied by Library of Congress research done by the Chief of the Manuscripts Division with some detail on the officers mentioned and dating to 1775. Reads in part, "Your interesting manuscript dated merely Sept. 21 should indubitably be assigned to the year 1775, and to General Washington's army then engaged in besieging Boston".
Lot 1199[Revolutionary War] Letter To Artist John Trumbull Concerning His Painting "Declaration of Independence", folded letter written by Rev. Samuel F. Jarvis to Colonel John Trumbull, datelined "Boston January 12th 1824", endorsed "Favored by Rev. Dr. Wainwright", crossed out and posted with red "New York Jan 24" cds. In the letter Jarvis, seeking to purchase a print of Trumbull's "Declaration of Independence", requests that Trumbull favor him by personally selecting a copy of the print for him as "…I shall set a much higher value upon a copy selected by the distinguished artist to whom his Country is indebted for this National work." Docketed on the reverse in Trumbull's hand "Recd. Dr. S.T. Jarvis Boston, Jany. 24th 1824", address leaf is weak along folds, Very Fine letter.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Trumbull's oil painting, "Declaration of Independence", depicts the presentation of the draft of the Declaration to Congress. It is 18 feet wide by 12 feet high and hangs in the rotunda of the U.S. Capitol. Samuel Farmer Jarvis was a prominent Episcopal clergyman and historian.
Lot 1200"Cant Leavenworth, January 24" (Unorganized Territory), manuscript postmark and "Paid 18¾" rating on folded letter datelined "Fort Leavenworth, 25th January 1833" to St. Louis Mo., endorsed "Care of Messrs Shaw & Cross Merchts", letter mentions travels etc.; light toning and minor edge wear, F.-V.F.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 1201[Indians - Chocktaw Nation] Fort Towson Oct 2nd 1837, dateline and manuscript "Paid 25" rating on folded letter from Fort Commandant, Frederick Vose, to his sister in Boston Mass., forwarded to Milton with red "Boston Nov 10" cds and red manuscript "6" rating, cross through of "Paid 25" rating and address, letter on personal matters including recent deaths in the family, Very Fine and scarce, ex-Alexander.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 1202(Spanish American War) Heckers' Farina "Our National Favorites", red and blue patriotic advertising design for Heckers' Farina showing Col. Roosevelt, Gen'l Lee, Admrl Dewey etc., bearing 2¢ red (279Bc) tied by "New York, N.Y., Mar 3 1899" waving flag machine cancel to New York N.Y., clean and Very Fine.
Estimate $150 - 200.