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 STAMPLESS COVERS: STEAM PACKETING IN NEW YORK
MIXVILLE, NY, 1847, STAMPLESS COVER, Datelined GENESEE, NY. wonderful; detail about travel on a steamship in NY. SOLD
 EARLY SAINT LOUIS 1837 “some distant day, it will be a city of 500,000 inhabitants…” detailed narrative of a man’s expedition out to the Southern lands...
Three pages, St. Louis Thursday, November 30, 1837 – Mr. Carlton Heath from C.E. Song Ca.
 1840’s STAMPLESS COVER, WEST WINDHAM, NH; 2 PAGES, FROM NH State Legislator Francis David Anderson (1807-1866) WITH Original CDV of Anderson SOLD
 [SPIRITUALISTS, MEDIUMS, CLAIRVOYANTS] 1854, Three page letter HAVERHILL, MA. Interesting letter with small illustration inside.
Excerpt: "B. Greenleaf, a speaking medium of this place is thinking of moving there. There is a medium in Winchester at the junction of the Lowell and Woburn RR 2 miles below me that will hold an empty glass bottles in her hand / they will disappear and then return filled with liquid...SOLD
 CANASOTTA TRACT, NY 1833, Madison County. DOCUMENT SIGNED: WILLIAM L. MARCY (As Governor) [Marcy was US Secretary of State (1853-57 under Franklin Pierce) US Secretary of War (1845-49 under James Knox Polk), Governor of New York (1833-39), US Senator, New York (4-Mar-1831 to 1-Jan-1833, resigned), ------> Portrait on American currency]
 POLITICAL /WHIGS - TAYLOR AND FILMORE ELECTION] TRENTON, NJ August 14, 1848. Lodowick Fosdick Billings, 1849 Harvard Graduate to his College friend, Artemas Ward Lamson. 3pp. Political content regarding the zeitgeist of the upcoming 1848 election.
“..You must excuse me for neglecting to write about Taylor & Fillmore in my last…The Whigs have rec'd. the nomination with coldness. Many declare that they will not support it.
On the other hand, the Democrats are lukewarm in their support of Cass.
They can hardly swallow the nomination, and many bolt outright, then at least they are right.
The Buffalo nomination is also unsatisfactory…Whigs do not like Van Buren. Democrats, displeased with the regular nomination, but not actual barnburners, are disgusted with his fickle course. The result is that many of all parties will not vote at all. I have seen but one hot Taylor Whig. He was noisy enough. He would suit you. My valuable opinion is that Taylor will be the next president, and this opinion is the more valuable because formed against my will, & in the face of testimony and observation.”
 CIVIL WAR] Tallula, Ills. Sept 15, 1862 – John Worth to Eliza Heath. 4 pp. letter with War content.
“…the government seems determined to let the rebels get the start, and it is not unlikely ere this reaches you, that the rebels will have desolated the densely peopled portions of Pennsylvania, and be in undisputed possession of both the Quaker, and the Garden City…
I hope the rebels will keep Gen. McLellan, where he will not have a chance to murder his men in the trenches of the Chickahominy Swamps, and that his much vaunted "Strategy" may be demonstrated to be to be worth something..." Letter fully transcribed. SOLD
 CIVIL WAR, MEDICINE] William Goodell (1829 - 1894) August 1863, West Chester, PA. A set of two, full, 4 pp. letters (8pp.total) penned during the Civil War, one from Physician, Missionary from Turkey (whose father was a significant Missionary, see below) The author of was namesake of the current gynecological term “Goodall’s Sign.” The other letter from his wife. Both Good content. Both letters fully transcribed. At last just three months after my examination. I received my commission as brigade surgeon on a huge square of parchment signed by Abe Lincoln & Edwin Stanton & ratified by the action of the Senate.”
“Had I not three children, & did I not fear that Turkey is to be the theater of bloody war & contentions, I would not hesitate a moment, but return to the East immediately, where my prospects were flattering in the extreme…” SOLD
 LOWELL, MASS, FACTORY GIRLS, EARLY
UNION] 1853 Lowell, Mass. Historical Letter discusses the Factory Girls
of the famous Lowell Mills, Lowell factory and Lowell in general
(the 1853 Lowell Female Labor Reform Association movement) to reduce the
hours the Factory Girls had to work to 11 hours.
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