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Lots 741-745

Lot 741

Earhart, Amelia; Signed First Edition Book, (1898-1937) American aviator, the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic (1932). Book about her Record Setting Flight Across the Atlantic, "20 hours, 40 Minutes: Our Flight in the Friendship", signed by the Author on the first free end paper. and additional note "To James Hargadan, in memory of a luncheon when he was the only man, Amelia W. Earhart", Sept. 22, 1928 (very slight fading at top of message, Hardcover. Oxidizing to maroon front cover and spine, binding loose with front pages partially detached. Age related toning and thumbing to pages. In good condition, Earhart's book documents her record setting flight across the Atlantic, which made her the first female aviator to accomplish such a feat. Octavo in original red cloth covers (photo on web site).
Estimate    $1,300 - 1,600.

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Lot 742    

James Buchanan, Secretary of State 1845-1849, as Secretary of State under Polk on folded cover to Sam Hood in Philadelphia, red "Washington City D.C. Dec. 14" circular datestamp and matching "Free" handstamp, faint toned spot at bottom, Very Fine.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

Realized: $400

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Lot 743    

John Tyler, 1790-1862, 10th President 1841-45, manuscript "J. Tyler" free frank as ex-President with blue "Norfolk, VA." cds with "Steamboat" and "Free" straightlines on neat 1860 cover addressed in his hand to Rev. William B. Sprague in Albany N.Y., Very Fine and choice.
Estimate    $750 - 1,000.

Tyler was a Congressman, Governor of Virginia, and Senator. Elected Vice President under Harrison, he became President after only one month. His term was marked by frequent clashes with Whigs led by Henry Clay. He approved the Webster-Ashburton Treaty, which clearly defined the American and Canadian boundary, and signed the measure annexing Texas. He was expelled from his party and denied renomination. In 1861, he was elected to the Confederate House of Representatives, becoming the only President to renounce his American citizenship.

Realized: $600

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Lot 744

Pierce Butler, Signer of U.S. Constitution, Delegate from South Carolina., ALS, one-page letter signed "P. Butler" and dated "Jun 24. 1812", letter encloses "…statement of some payments made in Charleston on acct of the Claimant of the Salvador Lands…"; letter lower part of letter separated, Fine and rare.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

Pierce Butler (1744-1822) was a South Carolina rice planter, slaveholder, politician, an officer in the Revolutionary War, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He served as a state legislator, a member of the Congress of the Confederation, a delegate to the 1787 Constitutional Convention, and a member of the United States Senate.

As one of the largest slaveholders in the United States, he defended American slavery for both political and personal motives, even though he had private misgivings about the institution and particularly about the African slave trade. He introduced the Fugitive Slave Clause into a draft of the U.S. Constitution, which gave a federal guarantee to the property rights of slaveholders. He supported counting the full slave population in state totals for the purposes of Congressional apportionment.

Realized: $170

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Lot 745    

William Morris Stewart, free frank signature on U.S. Senate Public Document envelope, mailed locally with "Balto. Md., Feb 16, 68" cds; couple file folds one through signature, otherwise Very Fine, extremely scarce signature of the first Senator from Nevada.
Estimate    $600 - 800.

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