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]gENSON JOHN LOSSING-, author, artist, and historian, 
was bom in Beekman, Dutchess County, New York, 
February 12, 1813. He was descended from Pietre Pietrese 
Lassingh, who came from Holland about 1658 and settled in 
Albany. His great-grandfather, Peter Lossing, was among 
the earliest settlers in the valley of the lower Hudson, having 
moved from Albany about 1699 to a tract of land in Dutchess 
County which he purchased from the Indians. 

Dr. Lossing 's father was a farmer and his mother was a 
farmer's daughter. They were Friends or Quakers. The 
father died when his son was less than one year of age, and 
when the boy was in his twelfth year his mother also died. 
The lad worked on a farm until he was nearly 14 years of 
age, when he was apprenticed to a watch-maker at Pough- 
keepsie. Having acquired the rudiments of an English 
education at a common district school, he was ever studi- 
ous and eager for knowledge, and in his youth wrote accept- 
ably for the newspapers. At the age of 20 he was taken into 
partnership by his master. In less than three years after- 
wards, he accepted an invitation, to become joint owner and 
editor of the Poughkeepsie "Telegraph," the leading weekly 
newspaper of Dutchess County. The firm started a semi- 
monthly literary paper called the Poughkeepsie "Casket," 
which continued two years. It was under the exclusive charge 
of young Lossing. Desiring to illustrate this little periodical 
he went to New York and by a fortnight's instruction ac- 
quired sufficient knowledge of wood-engraving to accomplish 
his purpose. He afterwards became a skillful and leading 
practitioner of that beautiful art. 

Dr. Lossing began his regular literary work in connection 
with his engraving at an early period of life. In 1838 he be- 
came the editor and illustrator of the "Family Magazine," 
the first fully illustrated periodical published in America. 
His first book, "Outline History of the Fine Arts," was pub- 
lished in 1841 as No. 103 of the series of Harper's Family 

Library. In 1847, among- other books, he wrote a brief ac- 
count of the American Revolution, entitled "Seventeen Hun- 
dred and Seventy-Six." 

In 1848 he began his first great work, "The Pictorial Field- 
Book of the Eevolution," published by Harper and Brothers 
in 1850-52. He traveled over nine thousand miles in the 
original thirteen states and Canada to gather material for his 
work, and dedicated the two volumes of fifteen hundred 
octavo pages, illustrated by eleven hundred engravings made 
from his own drawings, "To the Spirit of Virtuous Liberty." 
Early in 1862 he began the compilation of a similar work on 
the "Civil War" in three volumes of two thousand pages, 
which was published in 1866-69, and on its completion pre- 
pared the "Pictorial Field Book of the War of 1812." 

In 1860, at the request of S. C. Hall, editor of the London 
"Art Journal," he contributed to it a series of descriptive, 
historical, and legendary articles on the Hudson River. The 
series extended through two years and appeared in book form 
in New York in 1866 with the title "The Hudson, from the 
Wilderness to the Sea." While preparing this work, he also 
annotated Custis's "Recollections of Washington" at the re- 
quest of Mr. Custis's daughter, Mrs. Robert E. Lee, of Arling- 
ton. While thus engaged, he also wrote the volume entitled 
"Mount Vernon and its Associations." 

By the request of the descendants of General Philip Schuy- 
ler, he prepared the biography of the soldier and statesman 
which was published in 1860 with the title, "Life and Times 
of General Philip Schuyler. ' ' In 1876 Dr. Lossing wrote the 
"American Centenary" at the request of a Philadelphia pub- 
lisher, working fourteen hours a day writing and correcting 
the proofs with his own hands and at the same time he fur- 
nished sixty- four pages a month for "Our Country," a work 
published in parts. This work was illustrated by Felix 0. C. 

His ' ' Cyclopedia of United States History ' ' was published 
by Harper and Brothers in 1881 in two octavo volumes. In 
1884, his "History of New York," embracing an outline 
sketch of events from 1609 to 1830 and a full account of its 
development from 1830 to 1884, was published; three years 
afterwards it was followed by "The Empire State," a com- 
pendious history of the commonwealth of New York. 

For many years, and until his death. Dr. Lossing 's hoiise 

was "The Ridge," in the beautiful hills of eastern Dutchess 
County, N. Y., where he built a substantial tire-proof build- 
ing of native marble. . In this building was gathered a library 
of rare books, quaint documents, priceless autographs and 
relics, besides many water-color and pencil drawings made 
by himself. Here he led a quiet and industrious life, sur- 
rounded by his family. He was "a courteous gentleman of 
the old school, an able scholar, a rare Christian, ennobled by 
a life of sincerity and worth." tie wrote of himself, "My 
life has been one of activity, and I hope useful, and I trust 
I have added a mite to the treasury of knowledge which will 
in some degree benefit mankind." 

Dr. Lossing received the honorary degree of A. M. from 
Hamilton College in 1855 and in 1870 the same degree from 
Columbia College, and that of LL.D. in 1873 from the Uni- 
versity of Michigan. He was a member of the New York 
Historical Society, of the American Antiquarian Society, 
honorary member of the New England Historical and Gene- 
alogical Society, and honorary fellow of the Metropolitan 
Museum of Art. He was an active member of ten or twelve 
historical and literary societies. 

Dr. Lossing died at his home, "The Ridge," Dover Plains, 
N. Y., June 3, 1891. His valuable historical collection was 
kept by his widow until her death, which occurred at "The 
Ridge" in the Spring of 1911. 

The great collection of Americana left by Dr. Lossing will 
be sold in three sections. Part I, now offered, embraces Auto- 
graph Letters exclusively, and will prove of extraordinary 
interest to collectors, dealers, librarians, and students of 
American history. On dates to be announced later. Part II 
and Part III will be sold, both divisions embracing Autograph 
Letters and Books, the latter relating, like the Autographs, 
almost exclusively to American history and the men and times 
of the Revolution. The Books will be very attractive to dis- 
criminating collectors, for among them are some unique items 
and many important volumes that rarely come on the market. 
The sale of this great collection wdll be one of the notable 
events of recent years. 


Outline History of the Fine Arts: 1841, 

Lives of the Presidents: 1847, 

Life of Zachary Taylor: 1847, 

Seventeen Hundred and Seventy-six: 1847, 

Life of Winfleld Scott: 1847, 

The New World: 1847, 

Lives of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence: 1848, 

Pictorial Field-Book of the Revolution: 1850-1852, 

History of the United States for Schools: 1854, 

The Marriage of Pocahontas, 

Biographies of Eminent Americans: 1855; (Second Edition: 1881), 

Pictorial History of the United States : 1857, 

Mount Vernon and Its Associations: 1859, 

Life of Washington: 1860, 

The Life and Times of Philip Schuyler, 2 vols. : 1860; (New Edition: 1880). 

The Hudson, from the Wilderness to the Sea: 1866, 

Pictorial Pield-Book of the Civil War: 1866-1869, 

Vassar College and its Founders: 1867, 

Pictorial Field-Book of the War of 1812: 1868, 

Pictorial Description of Ohio: 1869: 

Memorial of Lieutenant John Trout Greble: 1870, 

Memoir of Dr. Alexander Anderson : 1870, 

History of England : 1871, 

Our Country (illustrated by Darley), 3 vols. : 1873, 

The American Centenary: 1876, 

Story of the United States Navy for Boys: 1880, 

Cyclopsedia of United States Histoi-y: 1881, 

Biography of James A. Garfield: 1881, 

History of New York City: 1884, 

Mary and Martha Washington : 1886, 

Two Spies: Nathan Hale and John Andre; 1886, and 

The Empire State: 1887. 

Besides the above work. Dr. Lossing, in connection with the late 
Edwin Williams, compiled 
The Statesman's Manual, 4 vols. . 1858, 
National History of the United States: 1858, 
A Sketch of Martha Washington, 
The League of States, and 
First in Peace. 

He arranged and fully annotated 
The Old Farm and the New Farm; an Allegory, by Francis Hopkinson: 

lou i, 

Diaries of Washington : 1859, 
Custis's Recollections of Washington : 1860, 
Poems by William Wilson, with a Biography; 1869, and 
MoFingal, an Epic Poem of the Revolution, by Trumbull: 1871, 
He also edited for three years (1872-75) 

The American Historical Record and Repository of Notes and Queries 
published in Philadelphia. 

of t&e late 

Part I — Autograph Letters 


1. ALBANY. D. S. [mark] by Cornelius Van Deussins, 
Aug. 24th, 1762, regarding Indian depredations at Kinder- 
hook, counter-signed by Jacob Freese, Justice of the Peace. 
1 p. 8vo. 

* The signer deposes that his brother was killed, and his sister 
carried into captivity by the Indians. 

2. [ALLEN (ETHAN).] "A List of part of the Offi- 
temporary Manuscript list, 1 p. folio (1770). 

* The document is headed ' ' A List of the Captains ^ first 
Lieut's of Seven Companies of Green Mountain Boys which are 
to consist of five Hundred men Officers Included." Vermont in 
1770 was disputed territory and the armed force known as the 
"Green Mountain Boys" was raised to protect the holders of 
the land grants. Allen was declared an outlaw and a price put 
on his head, though after the capture of Ticonderoga Congress 
recognized the force as part of the Contiuental Army. The names 
of thirteen distinguished patriots are to be found on this list, in- 
cluding Heman, Ebenezer and Ira Allen, the latter a young 
brother of Ethan Allen. The writing strongly resembles that of 
Ethan Allen himself. 

3. [ALLEN (ETHAN).] "Copy depositions relative to 
CoLO: Allen's Treatment." A. D. S. 2 pp. folio, Feb. 14, 
1776, in the hand of John Lansing, Military Secty. to Gen. 
Philip Schuyler, relating the treatment of Ethan Allen after 
his capture by the British in the attack on Montreal in 1775. 
The original deposition was made out by James Morrison and 
signed by Gen. David B. Wooster. 

* "I the suiscriher . . . say that on or about the Sith of 
September 1775 being on board the Jasper Man of War, I see 
Colonel Allen with a pair of Irons on his Legs and u Century 
standing before him with a pistol in his hand." 

A contemporary document of great importance. Ethan 
Allen's treatment by the British was very harsh when they 
learned that he was the man who had captured Ticonderoga. 
He was not exchanged until the Spring of 1778. 

4. AMERICAN CARICATURES— War of 1812. The 
Hornet and Peacock; or, John Bull in Distress. Etching-. 
Entered . . - 27 ilarch, 1813, by A(mos) Doolittle, of the 
State of Connecticut. Contemporary coloring. Rare. Stained 
on margin. Ito. 

5. The Hartford Convention or Leap no Leap; and,. 

Bruin become aiediator or Negotiations for Peace. Two aqua- 
tints, by W. Charles of Philadelphia. Small folio. 


Wilkinson (G-en. James). A. L. S. 2 pp. 4to-, La Chine, 
May 24, 1776, to Gen. Nath. Greene. "12 'C'locJt at Night, 
about 12 miles from Montreal." 

* Wilkinson was but 19 years of age at this time, and the 
above letter was written with the knowledge of the many dis- 
couraging events that had marked the i.irogress of the Northern 
Campaign under Arnold, some of which he relates. 

".1 part of ihe Garrison at Detroit with Indians (among wliom 
?™,s Brant) and Canadians have made themselves Tnusters of 
Col. Bedell's Ber/iment, liave cut off Major Sherburne with 140 
Men . . . Gen. Arnold with a handfull of Men have been throiv- 
intj up a breast Worlc — we cannot noiv muster more than 450 
Men whiUt the proximity 4' movements of ihe Enemy assure us 
that we shall be attached tvithin Six hours . . . but the Morn- 
ing daivns, that morn big with the Fate of a few handfull of 
brave Fellows. I shall do my part but remember if I fall I am 
sacrificed. ' ' 

This attack was prevented by a letter from Major Sherburne 
to Arnold stating that if he persisted, the savages would put 
all the prisoners to death. 

7. A:MERIC^\.N retreat prom CANADA, 1776. 
Strong (Adonijah) to Andrew Adams. July 31, 1776, dated 
"Movmt Independaaice, opposite Ty" (Ticonderoga). 4 
closely written 4to pages, in regard to the retreat from Quebec 
and the Siege of Ticonderoga. 

* " The Army^ lay (at Sorrel) when I join'd them with Gen. 
Sullivans Brigaid. Col. Burrell could not muster 100 effectives 
in his Batalion, all down with Small-pox as was the case with 
Vast Numbers of the Army — in this distress'd Condition Gen 'I ivas sent with about 1,600 Men to Three Sivers; 
there attael;cd the Brittons Two or Three times his No Lost the 
Bay was himself and nigh SOD others tahen — After ivhich a 
Councill of Warr was called and Determined a Further Retreat 
to Chambly—on the 17th we fired Chambly Fort which was an 
elegant little Stone Building intermixed with wood, and em- 
barUd for Isle-aux-Nuux, but Good God! the sight of the sicTc 
would have Burst your Heart . We came to Crown Ft. the 
First of July— the 15th July came to Tifonderoga~and are 
encamp'd on Mount Independence — Capt. Bigelow has been gone 
to St. Jolt lis with u Flag and Letters from tJie Congress to Bur- 
goin—we are preparing Water Craft as fast as possible to- 
Cruse on LaJce Determine to keep it." 

folio, Kensington, Peb. 13, 170'8. Addressed to Edmund 


Jennings, Governor of Virginia. Countersigned by the Earl 
of Sunderland. 

* Order in Council to repeal certain clauses in an Act passed 
by the General Assembly of Virginia in 1705 affecting- the fees 
of Naval Collectors, and the qualifications and salaries of Coun- 
sellors of the State. 

folio, Windsor, August, 1708. Warrant of appointment of 
William Bird to the Council of Virginia. Addressed to Robert 
Hunter. Countersigned by Henry Boyle. With autograph 
note of Benson J. Lossing referring to it. 

'' An Interesting Document relating to the founder of the 
City of Eichraond, Va., and proprietor of the famous "West- 
over ' ' estate on the James river. The spelling ' ' Bird ' ' and 
' ' Byrd ' ' was interchangeable at that time, and is written the 
former way in this document ; at the present day it is usually 
written in the second manner. Robert Hunter was appointed 
Governor of A'irginia but on the voyage was captured by the 
French, when released another had been appointed in his place 
and he was made Governor of New York. 

signed twice (once with initials), 4 pp. folio, St. James', Peb- 
ruaiy, 1709. To Robert Hunter, Governor of Virginia. Also 
signed by the Earl of Sunderland. With autograph note by 
Benson J. Lossing on the Earl of Sunderland. 

* Instructions for amending the terms on which land was to 
be granted to settlers in Virginia. Instructions had been sent 
to the Council of Virginia in 1707 to revise the conditions, but 
having been rejected by the Council, the present document was 
signed in accordance with a revision of the conditions made by 

folio, St. James', Dec. 22, 1711. To Alexander Spotswood, 
Governor of Virginia. Countersigned by the Earl of Dart- 

* Warrant to appoint William Fitzhugh one of the Council of 

folio, Windsor, December, 1712. Addressed to the George 
(Hamilton), Earl of Orkney, Governor of Virginia. Counter- 
signed by the Earl of Dartmouth. 

* Warrant for a new seal for the Colony of Virginia, with a 
full description of it. 

Broadside : Proclamation of the death of Queen Anne and of 
the accession to the throne of George I. Dated August 1, 
1714, with a lengthy list of the Lords of the Council. Folio, 
London : Printed by John Baskett. 

14 ARNOLD (GEN. BENEDICT). Copy in the hand- 
writing of Gen. Philip Schuyler of a letter of Arnold describ- 
ing Montgomery's attack on Quebec. 2 pp. folio, dated "Gen- 


eral Hospital" and addressed to General Wooster. Endorsed 
by Ricliard Varick, secretary of Gen. Schuyler, with the date 
Dec. 31, 1775. 

* A remarkably interesting and important letter written while 
the fighting at the gates of Quebec was yet proceeding and just 
as Arnold was disabled with his wound. After a preliminary 
account of the arrangement for the attack, Arnold relates the 
proceedings of his detachment : 

"We accordingly began our march. I passed thro St. Bodes 
and approached near a Two Chin Battery pichetted in without 
being Discovered which we attached. It was Bravely Defended 
for about an Hour but with the Loss of a Number of men we 
carried it. In the attack I was shot tho. the Leg and was 
obliged to be Carried to the Hospital where I soon heard the 
Disagreeable News that the General was defeated at Cape Dia- 
mond. Himself, Capt. McPherson his Aid De Gamp and Capt. 
Cheesman Killed on the spot . . . the last Accounts from my 
Detachment about ten Minutes ago they were pushing for the 
Lower Town, their Communication with me was cutt off. I am 
Exceedingly apprehensive wJiat the event will be, they will either 
Carry the Lower Town or be made Prisoners or Gutt to Pieces. 
I thought proper to send an express to let you Jcnotv the Critical 
Situation we are in," etc. 

15. ARNOLD (GEN. BENEDICT). Construction of 
Vessels foe Lake Champlain. A. L. S., 2 pp. folio, Skens- 
borough, Aug. 7, 1776. To Capt. Richard Varick. 

* "I am extremely sorry General Schuyler is so long Detained 
among the Savages, his presence is much wanted here. Our 
Ship building goes on with spirit and despatch. To morrow I 
return to Tyconderoga. the next day to Grown Point, the begin- 
ing of next weelc I propose to malce a Cruise towards St. John 's 
with such vessells as are compleated. . Our last Accts. from, 
that Place . . are nine days since. There appeared abt. three 
thousand men at St. Johns and Ghambler, thirty or Forty Bat- 
teaus hut no large vessells. Our Navy begins to grow respect- 
able. I malce no doubt of being able to command the Lake." 

16. ARNOLD (GEN. BENEDICT). Prepaeations to 
oppose the British on Lake Champlain. A. L. S., 3 pp. 
folio, Isle a la Motte, Sept. 18, 1776. To General Gates. 

* Arnold with his command had retreated from Canada and 
taken a position close to Lake Champlain with the intention of 
contesting the British control of its waters. About three weeks 
after the date of this letter the naval battle was fought and 
Arnold defeated. The letter commences by relating information 
gained from British prisoners they had captured, who stated 
that there was talk of a crossing of the Lake to be made soon 
and that a ship on the stocks at St. John to be armed with 
twenty guns was nearly completed. Arnold thinks that the 
British will soon have a formidable naval force and "pay them 
a visit. I intend first fair wind to come up as high as Isle Val- 
cour, where is a good harbor and where we shall have the ad- 
vantage of attacking the Enemy in the Open Lake where the 
Sow Gallies (as their motion is quick) will give us a great ad- 
vantage . . . we have a wretched motley crew in the fleet, the 
Marines the reftise of every Begt. # the seamen few of them 
ever wet with Salt Water, we are upwards of one hundred men 
Short of our Compliment . . . we are told our Troops have 
■'--■' Long Island, this I cannot credit." 

17. [ARNOLD (GEN. BENEDICT).] A. L. S. from Dr. 
Joshua Porter, 1 p. folio, Salisbury, Sept. 2, 1776. To Gen. 
Philip Schuyler. 

* He reports that he has forwarded twenty swivel guns and 
400 one-pound shot, but can do no more at present on account 
of the state of the furnace. Dr. Joshua Porter was appointed 
to superintend the manufacture of the first home-made cannon- 
balls used during the war. They were no doubt intended for 
the fleet Benedict Arnold was then fitting out on Lake Champ- 

18. [ARNOLD (GEN. BENEDICT).] Autograph note 
signed by John Ross, Ensign Q. Rangers. "Received from 
Cornet Savage to he delivered to Brig. Genl. Arnold Twenty 
Guineas. Portsmouth Feby. 7tli, 1781." Also A. L. S., 1 p. 
to His Excellency Governor Jefferson, signed by David 
Geddes, same date as the above, and referring to the value of 
paper money. 2 pieces. 

* Arnold was then in Virginia with headquarters at Ports- 

Washington City by the British in 1814. Draft of a letter 
of 3 pp. 4to, Baltimore, October 30, 1814, to Mr. Pleasants, 
Chairman of the Navy Committee, unsigned, relating to the 
behavior of his command in the defence of Baltimore. 

* "On Sunday Slst Aug 'st finding the Enemy on the road 
direct for Washington, I landed 400 men . . On Monday 22' d 
we joined the Army — / need not relate our services aftertoards, 
hut when the flotilla was Mown up, We (not the Enemy!) were 
a days march from it . .so far from having time to save the 
iaggage, several of the men were talcen prisoners in the act of 
destroying the flotilla. ' ' 

20. BATTLE OF BALTIMORE. Contemporary unsigned 
folio leaf of manuscript, being notes for an account of the 
Battle of Baltimore, and the Battle at North Point, Sept. 1814. 


* Gen. Eoss in one of the notes is said to have been killed by 
Benjamin Wells of Annapolis. 

21. BATTLE OF CAMDEN. "Account of the Battle of 
Hobkirk's Hill as some call it, or Battle of Camden as called 
by others, tho' the ground on which it was fought is now 
(1819) called the Big Sand Hill above Camden." Autograph 
MANUSCRIPT, written and signed by Samuel Mathis, 26 June, 
1819, and addressed to Gen. W. R. Davie, 14 pp. folio. 

* A detailed and interesting account embodied by Lossing in 
his Field Book of the Revolution. The writer was a resident of 
Camden, but volunteered for the defence of Charleston, where 
he was taken prisoner. Being paroled he returned to Camden 
and was there at the time of the battle, and states that being 
personally acquainted with many of the ofiieers who took part 
in it — they being quartered in his house, he has added facts- 
gathered from them. 


22. liATTI-E OF CHirrKWA, 1814. :\l;imisi'ript aeeomit 
of the Battle of Chippewa, July. ISU. AVritton on nineteen 
folio pag-es. unsigned. Contemporary niannsi'vipt. 

* Apparentlv the dotuiled naTv:ui\o used bv lA>ssii\i;- iu liis 
Field Book of the War of ISrJ. In a not.- vP- -^ID he rofors 
to a maiiuseript aoi'ouut wvirton tiy Gonova.l Povtor. that is pos- 
sibly this mamisi'ript. 

•28. BATTLE OF CER:\[A^'TO^V^. 1777. The Disposition 
of the Anieriean Army for Ivittle under the (,\Mmnd. of his 
Exey. Ceo. "Washington Conunaudev in Chief of the United 
forees of Aiueriea against tho British army under the Conund. 
Gl. Howe at Cermantown in Pennsylvania Oet. -ith, 1777. Con- 
temporary plan drawn in ink with the positions of the Ameri- 
ean Army and Commanders written iu full. Kv\i x (i'^ ill- 

24. BATTLE OF QV KENSTOWX, 1812. A half-sheet of 
paper on wliieh is Avritteu "Fnitcd Stalrt; ()ilii'crs — taken" 
followed by a list of twenty names. The tii-st three names on 
the list are Col. vWmfield)" ^^'ott. Lt. Col. Christie | deseribed 
as slightly wounded], and Lt. Col. Fenwii'k [deseribed as 
badly wounded]. In eoutemporary handwriting. 

2r>. BATTLE OF QVEEXSTOWX, 1812. A. L. S.. four 
closely written 4to pages, dated Philadelphia. 24 (\'tober, 
181ti, narrating in detail the mo\ements of the .\nieviean 
forees the two or three tlays preeeiiing the battle. "Written by 
E. L. Allen of the 5th Peg. to J. L. Thompson, author of "' His- 
torical Sketehes of the "War.'' from the writer's personal 
experienees and observations, to eorreet statements in that 

2t;. BEACMAECHAIS vOAPOX— Freneh dramatist and 
during the Ameriean Revolntion the seeret agent oi' France). 
A. L. S.. 4 pp. folio, in French. Paris. Oct. 2il, 17!Ui. Ad- 
dressed " ^Ir. Hamilton, avocat." 

* The address ''iCr. Hamilton" is niidonbtodly to .\le\aiidov 
Hamilton. The letter comnieiiees liy statin^;- tlial liis inlimalo 
aud dear friend TalU\vrand-I'er\oord has returned from his exile 
in .\merica. and that iiidepoiulent of the pleasiiro of seein"- a 
friend who lil<e himself has esi'aped the " axe of onr execution- 
ers," is the pleasure of learuino- the latest news of the proijress 
of alTairs in .\merica, the prot;rcss of the cause for which lu"had 
so mnch euthnsiasin. and for which '20 \cars au'o he spent his 
I'ortuue in aiding-. Ho is inspircit to liope for some rcliiru for 
the money expended in llic kno\Ylcdt;c comnmnicalcd to him of 
Mr. .\U>xander Hamilton, lately a Minister of State. ,and ac- 
cording to TaHcyrand the one man in .\nierica of superior ability 
and .iustice. He then beys Hamilton to accept him as client iii 
his claims against the linitcd States, pleading less hia own 
cause than that of his only daughter, whose sole dowry must be 
his unpaid claims against the country for which lu^ sacri- 
ficed everything. He follows by giving details concerning hia 


claims, and that more information will be supplied by M. 
Chevalier who will hand Mr. Hamilton this letter. He con- 
tinues: "In fact the best of my titles (to the sense of justice) 
in adoptinr/ for twenty years the interests of the American peo- 
ple, is that of having too generously disdained to talce the care- 
ful preciiiitionx of an ordinary business . . . preaanitions that 
would have seemed a very grave insult to the brave nation to 
ichich I consecrated my whole fortune . . . You will obtain 
justice, I count on you and I thanlc you in advance . . . the 
American people in hearing you plead my cause will recognise 
that the time has more than passed when such services as I have 
rendered should he recompensed . . . it is a just complaint by 
an old man who consecrated his life plans and fortune to aid the 
lihcrtu of a people who called on him, and who asks now the only 
recompense, that bread — yes bread, should be assured to his 
only daughter." 

A magnificent specimen. Beauraarchais died less than three 
years later, but it was not until 1835 that the United States set- 
tled with his heirs. 

Minister, signed the Treaty of Peace at the end of the French- 
Indian war). D. S., 1 p. folio, Whiehall, August 4, 1749. 
Marked duplicate. To the Governor of Virginia. 

* Notifying the Governor that preliminary articles of peace 
have been signed with Spain, and that he is to give public 

28. BENSON (EGBERT). To Sir Guy Cardeton on the 
EVACUATION OF New York. L. S. (signed also by W. S. Smith, 
and Danl. Parker) , 2 pp. folio. New York, 17 June, 1783. To 
■Sir Guy Carleton. A second copy. 

* The three signers were commissioners appointed by the 
United States to superintend the evacuation of New York by the 
British. The letter states that they had inspected the fourteen 
transports having on boards at least 2,000 persons, and includ- 
ing 73 negroes who were claimed as American property. They 
therefore give oflScial notice that the allowing the negroes to 
embark is an infraction of the Treaty of Peace and a Claim for 
Reparation would be permitted. 

Egbert Benson was a noted New York lawyer, and author of 
the "Vindication of the Captors of Major Andre." 

English Statesman). L. S., 1 p. folio, Whitehall, 5 August, 
1714. To the Lieut. Gov. of Virginia. 

* OfiScial notification of the death of Queen Anne and the 
coronation of George I. 

30. BRADDOCK'S DEFEAT. "A List . of the Officers 
who were present and of those Killed and Wounded in the 
Action on the Banks of the Monongahela the 9th. Day of July, 
1755." 4 pp. folio. 

* An interesting contemporary manuscript, giving in addition 
to the list of losses of the European troops those of the Vir- 
ginia troops, and the Independent Company of New York. The 
manuscript ends: "According to the most exact return we can 
as yet get, about 600 mem Ulled and wounded." 


31. BRANT (JOSEPH— Mohawk chief, Thayendanegea ; 
British ally in the Eevolution). A. L. S. (signed both Joseph 
Brant and Thayendanegea), 4 pp. folio, Niagara, Oct. 19, 
1783. To General Schuyler. Written in Mohawk. 

* The letter probably relates to the Treaty of Peace he nego- 
tiated with the Indian Tribes this year, at the instance of Wash- 

(See Illustration.) 

32. BURR (AARON). D. S., 5 pp. folio. New York, 8th 
June, 1792. A brief in the question of the appointment and 
powers of Sheriffs in Otsego, Clinton and Tioga Counties, N.T. 

33. BURR (AARON). Short A. N. S., no place or date. 
To N. Lawrence, stating that he wishes to see him, is fatigued 
and ' ' quite alone. ' ' 

34. BUTLER (WALTER— "The Cruel Tory of the Revo- 
lution"). A. L. S., 1 p. folio, to Major General Schuyler,, 
dated Albany, Feby. 27, 1778. 

* "Its a duty incurtibent upon me to embrace the first oppor- 
tunity to offer my thanTcs for your generous assistance in having 
me removed from a disagreeable close prison; and the obligation 
is the more binding on me, as it fiowed from, a Principle of 
Humanity, ^c, 4~c-" Walter Butler was connected with some of 
the most infamous transactions of the Eevolution, and, also, 
commanded a party of 500 Indians and whites who massacred 
women and children at Cherry Valley, Nov. 11, 1778. While a 
lieutenant, he was sentenced to death as a spy, but was re- 
prieved at the intercession of American ofB-cers who had known 
him as a law-student in Albany. He was killed in October 
1781, in an action on the Mohawk. A vert eabe autogeaph. 

35. BUTLER (ZEBULON— Colonel in the Revolutionary 
army, commanded the garrison at Wyoming at the time of the 
massacre). Short A. D. S., May 5, 1774; charges for improv- 
ing some meadow land. 

36. CAMPAIGN IN CANADA, 1775. Manuscript docu- 
ment : ' ' List of Officers taken at Chamble Fort, 18 Oct., 1775 
by Major Browne." 1 p. folio. 

* Major John Browne was associated with Ethan Allen in the 
surprise and capture of Ticonderoga, and then accompanied him 
to Canada. While Allen pushed on to Montreal, Browne attacked 
and captured Fort Chambly. The list gives the names of the 
oflScers captured and summarises the number of privates (78) 
and stores that fell into the hands of the Americans. Major 
Browne was in 1780 killed in the Mohawk valley while marching 
to the assistance of Gen. Schuyler. 

37. CARLBTON (SIR GUT— British Governor of New 
York at the evacuation). L. S. 2 pp. folio. New York, 
July 7, 1782. To Governor Harrison. Also copy of an officiai 
order by Sir Guy Carleton, August, 1782. (2) 

* The letter refers to the illegal seizure of a sloop by seamen 
of a vessel bearing a flag of truce, and states the persons con- 
cerned will be punished. The second piece is a copy of the war- 
rant allowing the sloop to sail to the Chesapeake and to be de- 
livered to Governor Harrison. 

38. CARLETON (SIR GUY). The Treaty op Peace. 
L. S., 1 p. folio, New York, 5th August, 1782. To Benjamin 
Harrison, Governor of Virginia, With the addressed envelope. 

*"I embrace the present occasion to acquaint You from 
hence, that I am informed by Authority, that Conferences are 
opened at Paris for a General Peace, and that for the Purpose 
of removing all Obstacle, Mr. Grenville, who is nmu at Paris and 
invested with full Powers, has been directed, that the Inde- 
pendency of the thirteen Provinces in America should be pro- 
posed in the first Instance, instead of making it a Condition of 
a general Treaty. ' ' 

39. CARLETON (SIR GUY). L. S., 1 p. folio, New York, 
March 9, 1783. To Governor Harrison. 

* Granting compensation for wine taken away from a sloop 
illegally seized by the British. With the leaf of address con- 
taining Carleton's signature as frank. 

40. CARROLL (RT. REV. JOHN— First American Catho- 
lic Archbishop). Short A. L. S., Montreal, May 11, 1776. To 
Benjamin Franklin. 

* Abp. Carroll, Franklin and others had been sent to Canada 
by Congress to endeavour to influence the French inhabitants to 
rise against the British. The letter was written shortly before 
their return, and requests Franklin to deliver a letter of the 
British Commissioners in favor of a Mrs. Walker. 

41.^ CIVIL WAR. Pen-and-ink Plan of Lookout Mountain, 
showing proposed location of Hospitals and Convalescent 
Camp. Drawn by W. W. Wythes, and signed twice, also with 
signature of Josiah Curtis, late surgeon U. S. A. 4to. Dated 
Feb. 20, 1864. 

* Gen. Thomas won the battle of Lookout Mountain only 
about three months before. The plan was evidently drawn up 
on his instructions and bears his autograph signature as ' ' ap- 
proved, ' ' and in addition that of G. Ferine, Medical Director of 
the Army of the Cumberland. 


NATI, BY Captain North. Manuscript. 29 pp. small 4to, in 
the handwriting of and signed by William North, containing 
an account of the meetings held on May lOth and 13th, and 
June 19, 1783, mth the resolutions, etc. Dated "Cantonment 
of the American Army on Hudsons River." With A. N. S., 
by B. J. Lossing concerning it. 

* The original proposal to form a society to perpetuate the' 
friendships that had been formed during the struggles of the 
Revolutionary War was made just prior to the disbanding of 
the army, at, it is believed, the suggestion of General Knox. 

A meeting was called of some of the principal generals, which 
took place in a room of the old Verplanck house at Fishkill 
Landing. Baron Steuben took a very active part in the or- 
ganization and the manuscript was written by Captain William 
North, Steuben's secretary and aide-de-camp. The account is 
lengthy and detailed. The first meeting was held on the 10th 
of May, Baron Steuben presided, the proposal was discussed 
and Genls. Knox, Huntington and Hand with Captain Shaw 

were instructed to prepare a plan. On the 13th they met again, 
the plan of the Society agreed on by the committee was read 
and adopted, and followed by several resolutions, one being to 
transmit to the Gomte de IJoehambeau, the Comte de Grasse, the 
Chevalier de la Luzerne, the Sieur Gerard and the Comte d'Es- 
taing the medal of the Order. It was also resolved at the same 
meeting that a deputation consisting of Baron Steuben and 
Generals Knox and Heath should wait on General Washington 
and request him to honor the Society by becoming its President. 
The final meeting on the 19th of June was again presided over 
by Baron Steuben and delegates from various regiments (their 
names being given), and the Society was formally incorporated. 
Baron Steuben reported that he had sent to the Chevalier de la 
Luzerne a copy of the notice of the institution of the Society, 
and the letter of reply and acceptance is given in full. The 
design for the medal was also decided on from the idea of 
Major L 'Enfant, and the meeting concluded by ordering that 
copies of all the proceedings and the original papers should 
be made by Captain Shaw and that Captain North should sign 
the records. 

The letter accompanying the manuscript written by Mr. Loss- 
ing states that it was presented to him by the late Dr. Bichard 
Varick, nephew of Col. Eichard Varick of Revolutionary fame, 
and he also refers to the following lot — a letter of Baron Steuben 
on the Institution of the Society of the Cincinnati. 

Steuben, "Camp on Hudson's River, June 1783. To Gen- 
eral Muhlenberg." The body of the letter in the hand- 
writing of Richard Harrison, who acted temporarilj- as 
secretary to Washington and wrote a hand resembling his. 

* Baron Steuben notes that he had sent Gen. Muhlenberg a 
copy of the plan to found the Order of the Cincinnati, and 
trusts that he had received and approved it. He concludes: 
' ' This step dictated by necessity, I hope will be agreeable to you, 
and that you will give your assistance in perfecting this infant 
institution, which is founded in principles the most virtuous 
and honorable." 

44. Drawing in pen-and-ink and colors of the design 

for the medal of the Society of the Cincinnati. With pen- 
cilled note that it is by Major L'Enfant. 

* The original minutes of the founding of the Society of the 
Cincinnati records that the design was drawn by Major L'En- 
fant. The same distinguished French engineer is noted for 
having surveyed and laid out the plan for the City of Wash- 
ington. (See also No. 174.) 

45. CLARKE (GEORGE— Governor of New York, 1736- 
large folio, relating to the division of twenty thousand 
acres of laud in Albany County, N. Y. May, 1742. Signed 
by George Clarke, James De Lancey, Gerard Stuyvesaut, 
Stephen van Rensselaer, Stephanns Groesbeck, Edward 
Collins, Peter De Lancey, John Burnet, Richard Nicholls, 
Stephen De Lancey, Robert R. Livingston and Philip 

*An interesting collection of signatures of notable New 


46. CLARKE (JAMES— Revolutionary Colonel, fought 
at Bunker Hill, the Battle of Haarlem, etc.). A. L. S., 1 p. 
small 4to, Paramus, Feb. 11, 1779. To Lieut. Lawrence. 

* " Information was sent me yesterday, that the Enemy are 
determined to attack me as soon as an opportunity offers, the 
account is from good authority— you mil therefore keep a. good 
look out along the North River about Fort Lee and such places 
as are most likely for landing a body of men— you had better 
not run any great risque by going too near Pawles Hook." 

An interesting letter referring to the operations close to New 
York City. Near Fort Lee was the Block House, the scene of 
Andre's poem "The Cow-Chase." Paulus Hook is now the 
site of Jersey City. 

47. CLINTON (GEORGE— first Governor of New York). 
New York State Boundary. Proclamation to the People of 
New York State, D. S., 8 pp. folio, Feb. 23, 1778, in regard 
to the rights of settlers under the recently decided Boundary 
between New York, Massachusetts Bay and New Hampshire. 

48. [COLUMBUS.] Copy of a letter from Columbus to 
the King of Spain, Jamaica, 1503. 4 pp folio, translated 
into English on paper of the quality made about 1800, with 
a clipping by B. J. Lossing relating to its history, and an 
A. L. S. of Justin Winsor, 2 pp. 8vo, Cambridge, 1886, 
stating he has heard of the article and believes the letter to 
be a forgery, originally published in France in 178B and 
fabricated from the "Historic" ascribed to Ferdinand 
Columbus. (3 pieces.) 

49. COMBS (LESLIE— Kentucky volunteer in the War 
of 1812, and later a distinguished politician). A. L. S., 
3 pp. small 4to, Aug. 24, 1813. To Gen. Green Clay. 

* Leslie Combs — then a youth of nineteen, had been captured 
by the Indians under Tecumseh. while endeavoring to reach 
Fort Meigs in a canoe. He had volunteered to carry the news 
to Gen. W. H. Harrison, besieged by the united forces of the 
British and Indians, of the approach of Gen. Clay. The letter 
must have been forwarded by courtesy of the British, though 
in it he writes in the bitterest terms of them. Apparently he 
was a witness of the defeat of one of the wings of Gen. Clay's 
army, and asserts that the British allowed the Indians to 
massacre the prisoners, and makes other charges. 

50. CONNECTICUT BROADSIDE. Proclamation by 
the Governor. " Whereas on receiving i^itelligence of the 
Repulse and Death of the late General Montgomery, in 
attempting to dispossess the Enemies of American Liberty of 
the City of Quelec ... J did therefore, and with the advice 
of my Council of Safety, Order and Direct the Raising one 
Regiment of Foot ... J have received authenticated infor- 
mation and instruction from said Congress, that in Order to 
prevent the execrable Designs of our Enemies, and defeat 
their fond Expectations of being able, by means of the Cana- 
dians and Indians to spread Desolation through the New- 


England Colonies . . . with the Advice of my said Council, 
issue this Proclamation . . . Given under my Hand in 
Lebanon . . January the Twenty-seventh, 1776. 

Jonathan Trumbull.''^ 

* Very bare. Slightly worn in the folds, affecting a few- 

and resolutions of a "Meeting of the Delegates of the 
County of Fairfield held at Greenfield . . on the 12th. 
day of August 1782." Manuscript, 3 pp. folio, the dele- 
gates named being Clapp Raymond, Stephen St. John, John 
Hanford, Saml. Gruman, Nath. Benedict and David Com- 


* The purpose of the meeting was to take steps to prevent 
inhabitants trading with the British, which the Delegates 
stated had increased to such an extent that it had become 
'•' alarming," 

52. DELAWARE INDIAN TREATY. Treaty of Peace 
with the Delaware Nation entered into by their deputies 
before Sir William Johnson, Bt. His Majesty's sole agent 
and superintendent of Indian affairs in the Northern De- 
partment of North America. 12 pp. folio. May 8, 1765. 

* " The foregoing is a true copy of the original treaty of 
peace with the Delaivares, lorote on parchment, and deposited 
in Sr. Willm. Johyison's office. 

{signed) G. Johnson, dep. agent 

Act. as. Secry. during the vacancy." 

53. DELAWARE INDIAN TREATY. Articles of Agree- 
ment and Confederation made and entered into by Andrew 
and Thomas Lewis ... in behalf of the United States of 
North America of the one part and Captain White Eyes, 
Captain John Killbuck and Captain Pipe, Deputies and 
Chief Men of the Delaware Indian Nation of the other part. 
3 pp. folio, dated Fort Pitt, Sept. 17, 1778. Signed by 
Lachlin Mcintosh, Col. Crawford and others. Apparently 
an official copy. 

54. ELSWORTH (OLIVER— Member of the First Con- 
gress). A. L. S., 1 p. folio, Hartford, Aug. 10, 1778, to 
Andrew Adams in Congress at Philadelphia. Somewhat 
faded from age. 

* Arranging for accommodations in Philadelphia, and then 
mentions the proposed attack on Howe by Gens. Sullivan, 
Greene and Lafayette in Rhode Island on August 9th, which 
was frustrated by a great storm, 

" Wv have no news but are hourly expecting some very good 
from Rhode Island. Present apipearances render a speedy and 
compleat reduction of the enemy's force at that place very 

55. ENGLAND. Broadside Proclamation op James II 
ON HIS Accession. Printed broadside, 1 p. square folio. 
London, printed by the Assigns of John Bill, and by Henry 



Hills, 1684. Headed: "An Account of what His Majesty 
said at His First Coming to Council." (Worn in the folds.) 
* Among the passages are the foUowiug: (/ will exercised 
"Great Clemenci/ and Tenderness to the People, I have been 
Reported to be a Man for Arbitrary Power, but that is not the 
only Story has been made of me: And I shall make it 3Iy En- 
deavours to Preserve this Government both in Church and 
State as it is now by Law Establish'd: I known the Principles 
of the Church of England are for Monarchy . . . therefore I 
shall always take Care to Defend and Support it ... I shall 
never invade any mans Property .- . . Preserving all its Just 
Rights and Liberties." History shows how little attention 
James paid to all these promises. A very rare docdmfnt. 

56. EVERITT (DANIEL— Patriot), to Andrew Adams, 
Member prom Connecticut op the First Congress then 

MEETING AT PHILADELPHIA A. L. S., 3 pp. folio, New 

Milford, Conn., Aug. 9, 1778, with address. 

* He first gives a report of Mrs. Adams with whom he had 
lately dined, stating that like Tanored's Laura, " fond remem- 
brance blinded her eyes," then proceeds with current news of 
the movements of the army: 

' ' The Report is that Count D'Estaing has Blocked up the 
Island of Newport, and that large Draughts of Militia from 
the eastern States are marching thither to act in concert with 
the Continental Troops under Command of the Marquis de la 
Fayette — I have seen the private letters wrote by the British 
Commissioners to several Members of Congress — nothing can 
equal the Baseness and loio-liv'd Perfidy of those Bought-off 
Traitors — / will take leave to mention one instance — their Be- 
guiling a certain Lady in Philadelphia (doubtless of easy 
Virtue <& perhaps Competitor for rivalship with those Vestals 
that wait on the ever burning Lam,ps of Lord Carlisle) to com- 
pass the apostasy of our uncorrupted Supreme Council." 

57. FAIRFAX (THOMAS, LORD— The " Baron " of 
Virginia, and friend of Washington). D. S., large folio, 
June 11, 1745. Appointment of William Fairfax, Charles 
Carter and William Beverley, commissioners on his behalf 
in defining the boundary line of the Virginian Estates. 

58. GATES (HORATIO). Autograph Requisition for 
Stores, signed. 1 p. folio (torn and small portion missing). 
Dated August, 1780. 

* Requisition for Virginia, evidently written just before the 
battle of Camden, at which Gates was defeated. 

D. S., 1 p. folio, Hampton Court, Oct. 8, "fourth year of 
our reign " (1717). To Alexander Spottswood, Governor 
of Virginia, sending a new seal for the Colony and describ- 
ing it in detail. The old seal is ordered to be broken before 
the Governor in council and the fragments to be returned 
to England. Signed also by Addison, who was then Under- 
Secretary of State. 

* The autograph of Addison is extremely rare. On the 
reverse of the second sheet is an endorsement in Spotswood's 
handwriting. With an A. L. S. by B. J. Lossing referring to it. 


1 p. folio, St. James', May 22, 1767. To Sir Jeffrey Amherst. 
Signed also by the Earl of Shelburne, Secretary of State in 
the administration of Pitt. Warrant of appointment of 
George William Fairfax, member of the Council of Vir- 
ginia, in the place of Philip Ludwell, deceased. 

* The Earl of Shelburne while in power was conciliatory to 
the American colonies and opposed the methods of Lord North, 
but was dismissed by the King. After the resignation of Lord 
North, Shelburne came again into ofiBce, and one of his first 
actions was to concede the Independence of the United States. 

folio, Morristown, 11th March, 1780. To General Schuyler. 

* "I have ieen loaiting with great impatience to hear his 
Excellency summoned to Philadelphia . . . I cannot suppose 
the Congress averse to consulting with the General upon the 
critical and difficult state of our affairs. For my own part I 
thinl- myself treated with so much neglect, contempt and in- 
delicacy, that I have a good mind to forward my resignation, 
and quit the Misiness of the Quarter Master's Department with- 
out loss of time. It is now going on four Months since I wrote 
Congress upon the general distress of the department and my 
wish to leave it . . . I have not been able to obtain a single line 
in return upon the subject. But tho they have not vouchsafed 
to answer me they have been mailing appointments that amounts 
to little short of an insult." Greene did finally resign his po- 
sition as Quarter-Master Greneral a few months later. 

62. [GREENE (NATHANAEL).] A. D., 2 pp., folio in 
the hand of Col. B. Carrington, making known to Thomas 
Jefferson, Governor of Virginia, supplies necessary to put the 
Army in condition to appear before the Enemy in the South- 
ern Campaign of 1781. 

63. GREENE (NATHANAEL). A.L.S., 3 pp. folio, Hdqrs. 
Deep River, March 31, 1781. Endorsed ' ' rec 'd Apl. 25, 1781. ' ' 

* After mentioning Gens. Lawson and Stevens and the dis- 
charge of the Militia under them, Greene alludes to his plan to 
draw the British after him into South Carolina far from their 
base of operations. Greene was then eneamped on Deep Eiver, 
South Carolina, from which Cornwallis had but just withdrawn. 
He says: 

"We have had a great struggle and our prospects are mended 
if seasonably supported ; without which we shall soon have the 
same path to tread over again — Send us Men and I am not with- 
out hopes of Iceeping the War at a distance from you in this 
quarter," etc. 

64. HA.AIILTON (ALEXANDER-Statesman). A. L. S., 
4 pp. small 4to, New York, Dec. 9, 1783. To Stephen van 

*"My public engagements have not only left me bare of 
Cash but have lain me under a necessity to use my credit at the 
Bank as far as consisstently with delicacy in my station of 
director I ought to go." He concludes by alluding to a partner- 
ship Van Eensselaer was about to form with another person, and 


warns hiin of the danger: "The opporLuniiies my profession 
gives me have lunijhL me to conxvirr ptirlncrsltips under all eir- 
cu'innlii/iu'es an dcliiuUe and hazardous things . . . T am sure for 
oner ilu-ji siwrci'd, they ten times involve and emiarras the per- 
son in Ihttl prcilieameiit." 

fir.. HAMILTON (ALEXANDER). A. L. S., 1 p. folio, 
n. p. June 8, 1784. To Ef^-'bert Benson. Signature nearly 
illegible throuR'h (l;imp, but body of the letter untouched. 

* Mainly on lc(ral business, concluding: "No thing new here 
except that the IVIiifix iy way of eminence (as they distinguish 
thriiixrlvcH) are dcgenerativg fast into u, very peaceable set of 
people. ' ' 

66. HAMILTON (ALEXANDER). A. L. S., 3 pp. 4to, 
New York, Dei-,. 10, 1784. To Egbert Benson. Two lines at 
th(^ bottom of the first two pages illegible from damp, but 
signature jind mjiin portion of the letter not touched. 

* On legal business. 

67. HAMILTON (ALEXANDER). A. L. S., 3 pp. small 
4to, Nov. 20, 1786. (To Philip Schuyler.) 

* Mostly on legal matters but mentions his family : ' ' We 
have been Jnnooulating Angelica and Alexander . . . Betsy 
joins with mn in l)c»t wishes." Mrs. Hamilton was Elizabeth, 
daughter of Philip Schuyler. 

68. HAMILTON (ALEXANDER). Bond in favor of 
Solomon .Simpson wigned by Philip Schuyler, dated July 1, 
1781). The bond is in tlio handwriting of Alexander Hamilton 
and b(ui,rs his ,siKn;itLirc as witness. 1 p. folio. 

69. [HAMILTON (ALEXANDER).] Written invitation 
to a, Dinner given by the Chamber of Commerce in honor of 
Alexander Hamilton, Feb. 27, 1795. 1 p. folio, with leaf of 
address to the Atty. den. 

* Hamilton had just withdrawn from the cabinet to resume 
the. jirai'tice of his profession of law in New York City. 

70. [HAMILTON (ALEXANDER).] A. L. S. from Gen. 
Philip Sclmyler to his dau^'hter Mrs. Alexander Hamilton on 
caliunnies di reded .igainst Hamilton, 2 pp. small 4to, Albany, 

July 30, 1797. 

''"I apprclicndc.d the vile calumny of my Dear Eamiltons 
villainous cvcniii's wifilit dislurb your peace of mind — but yow 
hiinliiiiids rcp-iildlion in too well established to suffer in the pub- 
lic tipinion from, anylliinn hix wretched enemies can do ■. . . 
Intrcat the. (Uihnict if lie is returned from Philadelphia to at- 
tend to the retjuest I made him relative to Cosby Mai " '-to. 

Tli(! IcI.Ut was evidently written apropos of tb' 'on 

caused by Ciilleiidcr's eliar<.i!H of peculation, to whif' A. h. bn 
replied by the unfortunate painiildet referring to AfirSth Ap'ds. 

71. HAMILTON (AIjEXANDER). A. L. Signed "A. H.," 
1 p. small 4to, Sept. 3, 1798. To Stephen van Rensselaer. 

* On a proposal to nominate Christopher Hutton as Mayor. 


72. [I-IAJMILTON (ALEXANDER).] A. L. S. of Thomas 
Cooper, 3 pp. 4to, New York, July, 1804. To Stephen van 
Rensselaer. Describing the duel with Burb and the last 


*"I presume the Express dispatched this afternoon will ere 
your Jxcceipt of this have made knoivn to you the unfortunate 
fate of our friend GciiL Hamilton. He is yet alive and Post 
told me th-at it was possWle he might linger a fortnight but he 
considers the ivoimd as mortal. The Ball entered between the 
two lower ribs — the right side and is lodged in the Centre of 
his body. The Spine is affected and from symptoms of Palsy 
in his thigh and leg his Physicians think very much injured. 
There is yet indeed a Possibility that he may recover but . . . 
the Chances a thousand to one against him . . . Mrs. Hamilton 
was with the General . Be is in full possession of his senses 
and has had the Sacrament administered to Mm. He discovered 
the greatest anxiety to receive the Sacrament . . . I understand 
that Hamilton did not return the fire. That it loas not his 
intention to do it when he went out — that he meant to receive 
Burr's shot and throw away his oion, but if Burr was determined 
to go on (a word is damaged here) that he meant then to take 
his Fire. On receiving the Fire of his adversary he turned to- 
his Friend and told him he had received a mortal wound and 
was a dead man. After he fell Burr came up to him and hold- 
ing up his hands, turned off and betook himself with his Second 
to their Boat." 

73. HAMILTON (ELIZABETH— wife of Alexander 
Hamilton). A. L. S., 1 p. 4to, N. Y., Mch. 25, 1805, with 
leaf of address to her brother, Philip Schuyler, at Rhine- 
beck. The mourning seal has been broken, but no part is 

* Relates to property left her by her father. 

74. HANCOCK (JOHN). A. D. S. In Congress, June 
11, 1776. A pass for twenty-one Indians to return to their 
own country unmolested. 

75. HARPUR (ROBERT— Deputy Secretary of New 
York State). D. S., 2 pp. folio, dated Poughkeepsie, March 
23, 1778. The draft of articles of appointment of officers 
of the '' Regiment in the County of Albany commanded by 
Colonel Garret Vanderbergh "; A. D. S., 4 pp. folio. Draft 
of an act appointing commissioners to settle the New York- 
Massachusetts boundary, dated 1784. 

76. HARRISON (WILLIAM HENRY— Ninth President 
of the United States). L. S., 3 pp. 4to, with address to Gov. 
Shelby of Kentucky, Hdqtrs St. Mary's, Sept. 30, 1812. In- 
forming the Governor that he had been appointed Com- 
mqjide^ of the North Western Army, and outlining his 
P^f small*-® ^"'I'^'^ct at some length, discussing the qualities 

-"'^'iselaer ^ ^^''ers in so doing. 

■^ *> " The original destination of the mounted expedition was 
V Cr.ipP<^eanoe and the heads of the Illinois River. It was after- 
wards changed to . . . the River Raisin." The postscript re- 
counts the arrival of the British and Indians at Fort Defiance, 
and the proposed attack on Gen. Winchester, stating " I shall 
set out immediately to their relief." 

77. HARRISON (WILLIAM HENRY). L. S., 1 p. 4to, 
with leaf of address, Cincinnati, March 26, 1813. " To the 
Office Commanding the Kentucky Militia," ordering them 
forward without delay. (Probably to Gen. Green Clay, 
who led the Kentuckians.) 

*Tecumseh, with 3,000 Indiau braves, assisted Gen. Proctor 
in the siege of Fort Meigs, but were repulsed by Harrison. 

quarters, Cincinnati, April 1, 1813, to General Green Clay. 
Orders for the Pennsylvania and Virginia Militia, the dis- 
position of Major Johnson and his troops, etc. 

* Mentions his fears for the safety of the post at Miami 

79. HARRISON (WILLIAM HENRY). L. S , 3 pp. 4to, 
Fort Amanda, April 8, 1813. To Gen. Green Clay, with 
leaf of address franked with another signature. (Hole re- 

*Advising Gen. Clay that he is leaving immediately for Fort 
Meigs, as there is " little room for doubt that it is the intention 
of the enemy to attack that post — you will therefore march the 
whole of your remaining force to St. Marys — you will also be 
pleased to leave at St. Marys such force as you may think nec- 
essary to protect the boats that may be nearly ready to proceed 
with supplies & march the rest of your command to Fort Win- 

small 4:to, Head Quarters, Camp Meigs, 13th April, 1813. 
To Gen. Green Clay. 

* " The information given me confirms my former opinions 
with regard to the intention of the enemy to attach this place. 
I am preparing for them." He instructs Gen. Clay to abandon 
the proposed march on Winchester and join him with the whole 
of his brigade, instructs him as to the route to be followed, and 
states that Black Hoof, Chief of the Shawnees at Wapaohanata, 
will provide him with guides on whom he may safely rely. 

small 4to, Camp Meigs,- Apl. 24, 1813, with leaf of address 
to Gen. Green Clay, commanding the Kentucky Militia at 
St. Marys, franked with another signature. 

* " The Enemy have not yet made their appearance here, but 
your arrival is nevertheless anxiously expected," etc. 

on a folio page, " Head Quarters, Camp Meigs, 28th April, 
1813." (Back of letter-sheet stained with mud.) 

* "I send Mr. Oliver to give you an account of ivhat is passing 
here," etc. On the day of writing. Gen. Proctor, assisted by 
Tecumseh, was advancing on Fort Meigs, and, on May 1, laid 
siege to the fort. 


83. HARRISON (WILLIAM HENRY). L. S., 2 pp., 4to, 
with P. S. on leaf of address, to Gen. Green Clay, Camp Meigs, 

May 15, 1813. 

* Advising Gen. Clay to hoard provisions and protect public 
property during the defence of Fort Meigs: "I must take the 
liberty of warning you against the disposition to stroll beyond 
the protection of the Fort uness they can be controll'd in ths 
practice you will have the mortifycation of seeing them Killed 
and Scalped in your Sight." 

84. HARRISON (WILLIAM HENRY). L. S., 6 pp. 4to, 
Franklinton, June 11, 1813, with leaf of address to Col. Rich- 
ard M. Johnson, Fort Winchester, with some verbal alterations 
by Gen. Harrison. 

* Authorizing the attack on Brownstown, and formulating a 
plan for it clearly and forcibly, advising Col. Johnson of the 
best methods of Indian warfare and how to guard against them. 
An unusually long and interesting letter. 

85. HARRISON (WILLIAM HENRY). A. L. S., 1 p. 4to, 
Franklinton, June 23, 1813. To Gen. Clay, commanding at 
Fort Meigs, with leaf of address. 

* Eelates to the second attack on Fort Meigs : ' ' Tou have 
only to defend yourself for a few days. All the troops destined 
for offensive operations are in motion — Our fleet at Erie is 
ready ^ I have directed the Commodore to come up tlie Lake 
and co-operate with the Army." 

4to, Camp Upper Sandusky, June 26, 1813, to Gen. Clay at 
Camp Meigs, with leaf of address. 

*"/ am here with Col. Anderson and about 900 Inf'y — 
Major Croglwm is just in the rear with above S70 — Gen. Cass 
was to remain at Franklinton — Col. Ball was ordered to leave 
Circleville on Friday — Gov'r Meigs is raising and sending off 
volunteers as fast as possible — I consider you safe since Col. 
Johiison joined you," etc., with a postcript "I write this on my 
knee having just arrived." 

87. HARRISON (WILLIAM HENRY). A. L. S., 3 pp. 
4to, Head Quarters, L. Sandusky, 20th July, 1813. To 'Gover- 
nor Shelby of Kentucky. 

* Genl. Harrison states that he has just received a letter from 
the Secretary of War authorizing him to call for militia from 
the neighbouring States. He expresses regret that he was not 
to be supplied with regulars, and sympathises with Governor 
Shelby's troubles in calling out the militia and volunteers in 
Kentucky, where he knows there is a great dislike to serve. He 
concludes by inviting the Governor to join him and take the 
command: "Why not, my Dear Sir, come in person, you would 
not object to a command that would be nominal only. I have 
such confidence in your wisdom that you in fact should be 'the 
guiding Head and I the Sand." 

88. HARRISON (WILLIAM HENRY). L. S., 2 pp 4to 
Lower Sandusky, July 22, 1813, with leaf of address to Gen' 
Green Clay at Fort Meigs. 

* Giving instructions concerning the payment of the men 
closing with "Major Graham is authorized to communicate to 
you many particulars which I do not wish to commit to paper." 


89. HARRISON (WILLIAM HENRY). L. S., 1 p. 4to, 
"Head Quarters 25th July 1813 4 o'clock A. M."' To Gen 
Green Clay at Fort Meigs. 

*EeIates to Gen. Proctor's second threatened attack on Fort 
Meigs: "J am collecting troops with as much crpediHon as 
possible — I Iwve not heard of the mounted Seg't under Col'o 
JoluK^on since it was at Delaware. I shall make no attempt to 
relieve you, hut wait the arrival of the fleet." 

90. HARRISON (WILLIAM HENRY). A. L. S., 1 p. 4to, 
to General Green Clay, commanding Fort Meigs, dated Head 
Quarters, Seneca ToM'ns, August 1, 1813. 

* This letter was written just three months after Proctor's 
first siege of the fort, and about a month after his renewal of 
the attack: "Your triplicate letters announcing the departure 
of the enemy from Fort Meigs were all received. I have not yet 
ascertained which way the enemy have steered their course. I 
have expected them here and at Lower Sandushy. Ohio is 
rising. ' ' 

91. HARRISON (WILLIAM HENRY). A. L. S., 1 p. 4to, 
with leaf of address to Gov. Isaac Shelby of Kentuckj^, franked 
with another signature, Headciuarters, Senaca Town, 9 Miles 
from Lower Sandusky, Aug. 2, 1813. 

* "The Enemy are now before Loiver SandusTcy cannonading 
it most furiously — to defend it was not within my plan ^ 1 
had ordered it abandoned. Major Croghan who commands de- 
layed it until it was too late — it was the error of a brave man — 
To-morrow I shall be joined by Gov'r Meigs with Three Thou- 
sand Men," etc. 

Croghan, however, was successful in the defence of the fort 
and was made a lieutenant-general for his bravery. 

92. HARRISON (WILLIAM HENRY) . A. L. S. to Gen- 
eral Clay, mentioning the sending of cattle to Fort Meigs, 
where Clay was stationed, the repulse of the British at the 
Lower Sandusky, and other military matters. 1 p. folio. 
Dated !'Eead Quarters, Camp Seneca, 7th Augt. 1813." 

*"I learned from the prisoners that Tecumseh, with Z,000 
Warriors, was still in the neighbourhood of Ft. Meigs with the 
expectation of cutting off a Convoy. Our fleet was passing the 
bar at Erie on Sunday last. ' ' 

93. HARRISON (WILLIAM HENRY). A. L. S., 1 p. 4to. 
Head Quarters, Seneca Towns, Aug. 17th, 1813. To Brig. 
General Green Clay, Fort Meigs. 

* ' ' Your letter by judge Wills was received yesterday evening. 
I have despatched Capt. Campbell from hence who will tomorrow 
morning set out from lower SandusTcy with a supply of hospital 
stores, Indian meal, whiskey and soup for you. Col. Huntingdon 
also goes by this conveyance. You have persons in your post, 

: from the Michigan teritory, who communicate with the enemey, 

have the Frenchmen well watched, and as soon as you receive 
this, cause Crandell, who has gone on with the mail yesterday, 
put in irons and Tcept in till further orders as a spy." 


94. HARRISON (WILLIAM HENRY). A. L. S., 1 p. 4to, 
with leaf of address to Gen. Ureeu Clay, Head Quarters on 
board the Lawrence Sloop of War, Aug. 20, 1813. 

* "J have promised Commodore Ferry all the Seamen that 
are to lie found in your eamp for a cruise he is about 1o make in 
ihe hope that the enemii mail come out leiih their fleet." About 
three weeks later the Battle of Lake Erie was fought. The 
' ' Lawrence ' ' was Perry 's flag-ship during the battle. 

95. HARRISON (WILLIAM HENRY) . L. S., 2 pp. 4to, 
Seneca Town, Aug. 22, 1813, Avith leaf of address to Gen. 
Green Clay at Fort IMeigs. 

* Mentions various oiBcers and their commands, the placing 
and provisioning of the troops and expresses anxiety about the 
rapid consumption of cartridges; and that he is prepai'iug for 
offensive preparations. 

96. HARRISON (WILLIAM HENRY). A. L. S., 1 p. 4to, 
Seneca Town, Sept. 4, 1813, with leaf of address to Gen. Green 
Clay at Fort Meigs. 

* Refers to the campaign into Canada: "I am extremely 
glad that you have determined to go on with us," etc. 

97. [HARRISON (WILLIAM HENRY).] Copy of a letter 
from Harrison to Duncan MeArthur, commander at Fort 
Meigs, dated "Mouth of Portage h'iver, Sept. 15, 1813," writ- 
ten by John Speed Smith, Indian Fighter and Congressman. 
3 pp., 4to. 

* Directs Gen. MeArthur to send all the cannon, ammunition 
and supplies that could possibly be spared from the fort, as he 
intended to invade Canada at once. It was this invasion, so 
closely following the defeat of the British by Perry, which won 
for the United States the control of the Great Lakes. At the 
end of the letter is the note: "I certify that this is a true copy 
from the original forwarded hy an express boat, under the sup- 
posed possibility that the land express may be intercepted — and 
dispatched by Gcn'l Harrison. John Speed Smith, Aid de Camp. 
Mouth of the Portage Biver, Sept. 15, 1813." 

98. HARRISON (WILLIAM HENRY). Autograph Pro- 
clamation signed twice. 2 pp., folio. Headquarters, Detroit, 
Sept. 29, 1813. Witnessed by John 'Fallon, Aid-de-Camp. 

*"The enemy having been driven from, the Territory of 
Michipan and a part of the army under my command having 
talx-en possession of it, it becomes neeessury'that the civil gov- 
ernment of the Territory should be reesiahlishcd and the former 
, officers renew the exercise of their authority. I have therefore 

I llimight proper to proclaim that all a^ppoinlments and commis- 

\ sions which have been derived from Brilish officers are at an 

end, that the Citizens of the Territory are restored to all the 
rights and privileges which they enjoyed previoushi to Ihe capit- 
ulation made by Gen. Bull on the 16th of August, ISIS," etc. 

99. HARVARD COLLEGE. Book-plate of Harvard Col- 
lege, Old copper- engraving by N. Hurd. Original impres- 


100. HOLT (JOIIN-OUl Now York Priiitsr). A. L. S., 
2 pp. small -1 to. n. p. 21th Jan., 17H4. To Col. Robert 

* Holt took an active pa,vt in tlie eiivly rovolutionavy move- 
ments, among other tilings lu'adinK tii« [n\\)ov " Tl:e New York 
Journal," with tbe famous snalw and ■■ Unite or Die " design. 
Naturally wliontlie Uritish ocoupied New York, Holt fled, and 
started printing; operations at various places, Norfolk, ' Va. , 
Fishkill, Hudson, etc., doinj;' nuicli work for the Continental 
Congress. This letter is in reply to one from the Senate enquir- 
ing as to terms for printing their proceedings. Holt writes 
indignantly: " / had luiifonuhj tliiriinj the a-hole Coumc of the 
H'lO- rendered the State <(;(<i! the eoiiDiion eaiise of Aiiieriea, mi/ 
faillifiil and best Serviees at t!ie Kepeiise of all 'the ProjH'rti/ I 
liad tieeii able to save from the rapaeious Il'aiids of the Knei'ni/. 
and at tlie ITazant of ini/ Life, it was eqnallii improbable thai 1 
should, ineline to qnit tlie I'ost or should be dismissed from 
it in fair weather, lelieu the Storm and Danger irasorer." With 
dignity he that he will do their printing at the fairest 
terms, though lie adds that the wages of workmen "have more, 
than doubled " 

HENRY). Bill of Exchange of the Uuited States Govern- 
ment made payable in Paris, Nov. 2t!, 1778. Signed by 
F. llopkinson and endorsed in fnll by Richard Henry Lee. 

102. IIORS.^LVNDKN (DANIEL- Recorder and Chief 
Justice of New York, 1763, anthor of the history of the 
" Negro Plot "). Signature to a legal document, June, 
1748, signed also by Henry Livingston, James C Livings- 
ton, Clear Everitl, and Bartholomew a,nd Triuitie Crannell; 
with a later assignment, 1788, signed by Augustus van 
Cortlandt, Helena, van Cortlaudt and Henry White. (Broken 
in the folds.) 

lO:!. (HORSJMANDEN (DANIEL). D. S. 6 pp. folio, 
Aug. 27, 17t;(.i. A dispute about the New York Boundary 
Liite, Willia.m Henry Ludlow's atlidavit in regard to it, 
sworn before D;iuiel llorsmauden, a-nd signed by him. 

* An interesting document relating to the dispute over tbe 
New Hampshire'grants, Most of the attidavit concerns the 
actions of Captain Clarke and his soldiers, who apparently revi- 
resented the interests of New Y'ork, and who, by force of arms, 
resisted other claimants to a portion of laud in dispute, 

101. HUNTINCTON (SAMUEL— Signer of the Declara- 
tion, President of the Continental Congress and Governor 
of Connecticut). A. L. S., 1 p. small 4to, Norwich, August 
12, 1708. To (Andrew) Adams. 

* Cn legal business. 

105. HrNTINGT(,>N[ (SAMUEL). A. L. S., 1 p. 4to, 
Hartford, 8th Sept., 1708. To Andrew Adams. The break- 
ing of the seal has removed one word. 

* On legal business. 


106. HUNTINGTON (SAMUEL). L. S., 1 P-, small 4to, 
when Governor of Connecticut, Norwich, Mch. 7, 1787. To 
A. Adams, on public business. 

107. HUNTIN(tTOX (SA^ FUEL— Governor of Ohio, 1808- 
1810) . A. L. S., two closely written folio pages, Washington, 
Sept. 12, 1812. To Reuben J. Jleigs, Governor of Ohio. 

"* "During ilie consternation, that prevailed after the neivs 
arrived of the surrender of Detroit. I iras directed by Genl. 
fVadsuorth to froceed from Cleueland {where I then was as a 
volunteer) to this pla/ie, for the purpose of procuring arms, 
ammunition tf- Camp Equipage . . Col. Ca-^s was directed to 
repair immediately to Washington to . . explain the causes 
of the sliamsful Capitulation. ' ' He proceeds to detail at length 
the instructions given by the Secretary for War, the amount of 
arms to be procured at Fort Pitt, etc., and comments on the 
tact that many seem to rejoice over the defeat of Genl. Hull as 
it might result in an overthrow of the administration. 

108. JAY (JOHN— Statesman). A. L. S., 2 pp. folio, 
Poughkeepsie. 6 Nov., 1778. To Gen. Philip Schuyler. 

*" Expeditions into Canada have heretofore been determined 
upon with as feio preparations as tlie present, and those ob- 
stacles gave way to Care and Industry . . If it succeeds it 
luill conduce greatly to the American Cause, if not Congress will 
be taught a useful lesson . . If a certain Genl. should push 
into nom.iuation for the office you mention, it is not probable 
he will hold any." The last reference is possibly to the in- 
trigues of Genl. Gates. 

109. JAT (JOHN). Egbert Benson and Wm. Linn. 
D. S. by each, 1 p. 4to, Aug. 24, 1787, with second leaf. 

* These men formed a committee on application from Jacob 
Lefiferts and others for the incorporation of "Erasmus Hall, 
King's County" 

110. JEFFERSON (THO^MAS). Autograph draft of a 
letter, 5 pp. very closely written, dated "In Council, Oct. 30, 
1779. " (To the Speaker of the Assembly.) 

* Relating to a proposed contract with Messrs. Penet, Windel 
and Co. for the establishment of a foundry of ordnance and a 
manufactory of fire-arms, and the complications that resulted 
from a prior contract of the Assembly with a Mr. Ballendine. 

111. JEFFERSON (THOMAS). A. L. S., 1 p. Monticello. 
Sept. 19, 1807. To Governor Cabell, Richmond. Signed 
again as frank. 

* Sending a letter of Henry Clay on a military appointment 
to the Governor of Virginia. 

112. [JOHNSON (SIR JOHN —Son of Sir Wm. Johnson 
and Loyalist).] A. L. S. of John Nicolson, Revolutionary 
Colonel, to Philip Schuyler, dated Johnstown, Sept. 5, 1776. 
1 p. folio. 

* He reports that Capt. McKeen had returned from his scout- 
ing party reporting that he had followed the traces of a party 
of the enemy whom he supposed were "some of the Tories that 
went off with Sir. John. ' ' He adds that he thinks an inventory 
should be made of Sir John's effects. 


113. KENTUCKY BROADSIDE. An Oration Commemo- 
rative of American Independence, intended to have been 
delivered at Lexington on the Fourth day of July, 1798. 
Polio printed broadside, double columns, covering the whole 
of one side and half of the reverse. No place or printer. 

* No doubt the luoadHide was printed in Lexington, Ky., and 
therefore is an interesting early specimen of Kentucky printing. 

114. KENTUCKY BROxVDMIDE. "There is a Snake in 
the Grass ! ! ! Citizens of Kentucky, be upon your guard, if 
applications should be made to you to sign addresses." ito, 
printed bi'oadside containing an appeal against signing peti- 
tions in favor of the ' ' late impolitic and unconstitutional meas- 
ures of our government." Dated Lexington, August 15, 1798, 
no printer. 

' A rare early example of Kentucky printing, the broadside 
apparently referring to the agitation that led to the ' ' Kentucky 
Resolutions. ' ' 

115. LAFAYETTE (MARQUIS DB). A. L. S., 2 pp. folio, 
New Windsor, Feb. 21, 1781. To Governor Jefferson. 

* "I am the More Pleased. By the Command Which His Ex- 
cellency Gcver(d Washington Has Been pleased to intrust to me, 
As Independant of the General Good that May Be Hoped from 
this E a- p edit ion, it Seems to Promise An Opportunity to Gratify 
the High Sense I Have of My Personal obligations to the State 
of Virginia ... The Continental Detachments that Has Marched 
from this place will ie Precipitated as Much as I can, and I'll 
have the Honor of writing to Tour Excellency from Philadelphia 
Where I intend to precede the troops." 

116. LAFAYETTE (MARQUIS DE). A. L. S., 4 pp. folio, 
Williamsburg, March 16, 1781. To Governor Jefferson. 

* "/ T)eg leave Most Respectfully to offer my thanJcs for tMt 
part of their contents" (of a letter received from Jefferson) 
" n-hich is Personal . . From an Early period. Sir, I had the 
Honor of Being Admitted into the American Union, when With- 
out Means, wiihout foreign aid. But with a determination either 
to Concpicr or Hie, our Nohle Contest was carried through so 
Many Banners and difficulties— long since have I heen used to 
those inconveniences, that are so far Compensated By the Hum- 
blest Blessinos of a Popular Government. Whenever Personal 
Labours or More diifirult ways May conduct to the same pur- 
poses of public Good, duty as a Servant of the public and 
Affection as a Son of America shall ever prompt me to Adopt 
everii Mea.-<ure that You May think more suitable to the temper 
of the people, or the State of our Circumsiavces." He thanis 
Jefferson for the good maps sent, and states that Baron Steuben 
has informed him that Gen. Muhlenberg is advancing towards 
Portsmouth, and that he will join him. The detachnient from 
West Point cannot move until a naval force is sent to protect 
it He concludes by expressing his opinion that he cannot take 
command of the troops before minutely ascertaming the condi- 
tion of affairs. 


117. LAFAYETTE (MARQUIS DB). A. L. S., 4 pp. smaU 
4to, Camp The Sleepy Hole, March 20 (1781). To Governor 


* " Muhlenherg has marched down to this place and I was in 
hopes to lie enabled to Srromioitre the Enemy's works . . . but 
to my great disappointment there was no ammunition in camp . . . 
a trifling Shirmish was brought with the loss of one private 
Tcillcd, one officer ami one private wounded on our side and 
about Twenty must Hare been lost to the Enemy . . . The am- 
munition that is expected ivill be insufficient save for temporary 
purposes and I hope we may soon get a part of what Baron 
Steuben has prepured . . . Necessity ivill some time oblige me 
to tal-e the Unpopular Method of imposts." 

118. LAFAYETTE (MARQUIS DE). A. L. S., 3 pp. folio, 
Annapolis, April 4, 1781. To Governor Jefferson. 

* "Your Excellency will have got an accurate account of the 
action between the two fleets . . . our allies obtained the honor 
of the day but the object of the Expedition was lost, and the 
attack on Portsmouth unfortunately postponed. ' ' He state3 
that he will do his best for the relief of the troops for the 
Southern States and is despatching guns and ammunition to 
Genl. Greene. The arrangements for forwarding stores to the 
Southern troops has been communicated to Baron Steuben. The 
harbor of Annapolis is blockaded by two British armed vessels 
but he is placing some heavy guns to drive them away. He 
concludes by hoping the French fleet will soon obtain reinforce- 
ments and be able to again put to sea. 

The opening reference is to the plan to blockade Benedict 
Arnold in Portsmouth and capture him. The French fleet sailed 
from Ehode Island to assist but was attacked by Admiral 
Arbuthnot and forced to return, and Gen. Philips arriving at 
Portsmouth with reinforcements, Arnold was relieved. 

119. LAFAYETTE (MARQUIS DE). A. L. S., 2 pp. folio, 
Baltimore, April 17, 1781. To Governor Jefferson. 

* Cornwallis it was anticipated would eventually turn from 
his soutliern campaigns and move northwards, and Washington, 
though pretending to watch New York, ^vas keeping in touch 
with the British General's movements. Lafayette in this letter 
shows he was making a forced march to Virginia. He asks to 
be kept informed of the movements of both Cornwallis and 
Phillips, that his detachment is on the way to Richmond and 
that he has been reluctantly forced to impress horses and 
wagons. "Uncommon Dangers require Uncommon Bemedies . . . 
the Stale of Virginia being so far interested in this movement 
may put up with momentary inconvenience provided we could 
rapidly advance to their succor." 

120. LAFAYETTE (MARQUIS DE). L. S., 1 p. folio, 
Head Quarters, I\Iay 29, 1781. To Governor Jefferson. 

*"The Enemy's Movements into the Country 4- our great 
defidcney in Cavalry malees it absolutely necessary that two 
hundred dismounted Dragoons under the command of Col. 
White are immediately furnished with Hmses . . . I -must re- 
quest the favor of your Excellency to order all the accoutrements 
and arms . . to be sent to Col. White and he impowered to 
impress two hundred Eor.-ics . . I assure you nothing else will 
put it in my power to prevent the Enemy from ravaging the 
Country in small parties." 


121. LAFAYETTE (MARQUIS DE). L. S., 3 pp. 4to, 
Rawsons, June 26, 1781. To the Governor of Virginia. 

* Lafayette >Yrites that the act of the General Assembly de- 
claring ilartial Law has been published in General Orders, and 
that he has observed to the Militia that their leaving the army 
without permission would be severely punished. He also com- 
plains that County Lieutenants have granted flags of truce to 
people who go into the lines of the enemy, and he wishes the 
practice abolished. He continues: On t'lie gSrd. Lord Corn- 
u'oUis lay at Xew Kent Court House. Our army by a march 
of S2 miles got to Mr. Savages, on. this side bottoms bridge. 
Our rail-guard wa,s very near tlieir rear, and Lord Cornioallis' 
troops being very fresh I did not 'know but that he would at- 
tempt an action. The S4 he moved to Birds ordinary, on the 
25th towards Williamsburg. We have foUoiued them and at this 
moment of things the light corps supported by the Pennsyl- 
vanians must be very near Col. Sim<:oe who brought up the rear. 
I beg leave to end this letter as I am going to join the light in- 
fantry lest re-inforcements should render the action {if any) 
so serious as to engage the lohole of the troops I have sent 
forward. ' ' 

The action took place, and nearly led to a general battle. 

122. LAFAYETTE (MARQUIS DE). L. S., 1 p. folio, 
Head Qrs. 20 miles from Williamsljurg, July 3rd, 1781. To 
Col. Davies at Staunton. [Edges- frayed.] 

* " The Dragoons had better come with hunting shirts than 
be delayed, but I would wish them by all means to have Boots. 
As many of the Troops are intirely without Shoes I must re- 
quest you to use your best endeavours to procure and forward 
a supply of that Article. It will be necessary to have some 
Arms at Fredericlcsburg . a thousand stands at Hanover 
Court House with waggons ready to remove them . . Major 
Call is gone up the Country . . . any arrangements proposed by 
Baron Steuben I request you to comply with." 

123. LAFAYETTE (MARQUIS DE). L. S., 3 pp. small 
4to, n. p. July lOtk, 1781. To Governor Nelson. 

*" Since the sMrmish I had to go to James town, to Wil- 
liamsburg, to our several hospitals. I had arrangements to 
malce in the army, letters to write to the northward and a hun- 
dred other things besides on my hands It ivas high time 
my Lord Cornwallis should retreat for our militia are vanishing 
daily. I hope your Excellency will hurry the relief . . By ac- 
counts from the Southward I am affraid General Greene has 
been obliged to retire, and of course we must endeavour to sup- 
port him . . It gives me pleasure to thinlc that while the enemy 
were anxious to fight, not one gun was fired; but the moment 
they declined coming to action we made it our business to force 
them to partial engagements followed by general retreats." 

124. LAFEYETTE (MARQUIS DE). L. S,, 2 pp. small 
4to, Holt's forge, July 12, 1781. To Governor Nelson. 

*"Capt. Budolph the bearer of this has been sent to me by 
General Greene, with the most pressing and particular recfuest 
to have Col. Lee's legion completed. The General is apprehen- 
sive of the worst effects from the enemy's superiority in horse; 
and that every thing ruinous to the Southern States is to be 
feared from this cause. He wishes therefore that as many 
horses be impressed a^s will mount the whole of the cavalry... 
The services rendered by Lee 's corps are such that we cannot 
give it too much encouragement." 

125. LAFAYETTE (MARQUIS DE). L. S., 2 pp. folio, 
Head Quarters, Long Bridge, July 13tli, 1781. To Governor 

* " The enemy in this quarter, pointing one part towards 
Portsmouth, with their legions on the route towards South Caro- 
lina, makes me eonclude that the latter at least are intended to 
unite with San- Jon. li'hen we add to this the reinforcements 
lately arrived at Clmrlestoim, which, compelled G. Greene to 
raise the siege of iX! and his present critical situation, I could 
not scruple in sending a detachment to his relief. This has 
inarched this morning and. is composed of the Pennsylvanians and 
the Tirginia new levy Begt. under Gen. Wayne. But as this 
force is inadequate to G. Greene's wants, the wliole not exceed- 
ing 800 I liave to request that your Excellency will order to 
assenihle at or near Taylor's ferry on Roanoke, not less than one 
thousand' militia to march with Gen. Wayne . . . Should Lord 
Cornwallis' detachment enterprise any thing against him, we 
have many things to dread from their vast superiority . . . 
There are other rea~sons however to induce this measure. If we 
do not want them heyond the Moanoke, loe may in this quarter. 
The enemy lias not yet left the State. And should he again 
turn himself this n-ay, ice shall certainly want not only them, 
6«t a much greater number . . At all events it is proper to 
succor Greene, in order, at least to keep him where he is." 

126. LAFAYETTE (JIARQUIS DE). A. L. S., 3 pp. small 
4to, Malvern Hill, July 23, 1781. To Governor Nelson. 

* A letter in belialf of the prisoners who he states are neg- 
lected and in want, specifically mentioning the prison at Eich- 
niond where the Commissary Department are neglecting their 
duties. I-Ie also refers to the exchanged or paroled Americans 
for whom also no provision had been made, "they want to join 
their resjirctovc lines or States. Many citizens taken as Militia 
must either remain here or go to Philadelphia until Carolina is 
conquered. Such as are exchanged must at least get out of the 
Enemy's way — they will want money, horses and waggons." 

127. LAFAYETTE (MARQUIS DE). L. S., 3 pp. folio, 
Malvern Hill, July 27, 1781, To the Governor of Virginia 
[Thos. Nelson]. 

*" General Weedon has from the beginning of the invasion 
been stationed at Fredericksburg ... 7 hare not for some days 
heard of the fleet in Bampton Soad a silence which I cannot 
account for but by u supposition thcrt the fleet has not sailed . . . 
I am .sorry for the c.stalilishment of a post at Point Comfort. 
I will try to have the Ennemy annoyed but give me leave to ob- 
serve that while two or three thousand Men are in Sampton 
Road it would become dangerous to carry any serious oppera- 
tions down that neck, we must depend upon what Col. Ennis may 
effect. ' ' 

128. LAFAYETTE (MARQUIS DE). L. S., 1 p smaU 
4to, Malvern Hill, July 27tli, 1781. To Governor Nelson. 

* The address of the letter is to Governor Nelson, but the 
text IS addressed to "Governor L«e. " Henry Lee was Gov- 
ernor of Virginia in 1792, so that the address was somewhat 
previous. The letter refers to providing Gapt. Legond of Po- 
laski s legion with a horse, and recommends that a horse in- 
terior to those of the dragoons will do. 


129. LAFAYETTE (MARQUIS DB). L. S., 3 pp. folio, 
JMalvern Hill, July 29th, 1781. To Governor Nelson. 

' An important letter in which Lafayette discusses the ques- 
tion of sending reinforcements to Gen. Greene in South Carolina, 
advocating doing so and giving his reasons. He concludes the 
letter by requesting the Governor to collect the heavy cannon 
and material for a siege in the event the army in Virginia might 
have to attack Portsmouth. 

Coruwallis had just returned from the south and on entering 
Virginia had been attacked by Lafayette and Wayne, forcing 
him to retire on Portsmouth, from which a few days later he 
retreated to Yorktown. 

130. LAFAYETTE (J\LiRQUIS DE). L. S., 3 pp. small 
4to, Malvern Hill, July 29tli, 1781. To Governor Nelson. 

* Lafayette states that he has always adopted the Governor 's 
plan in drawing pay-warrants, that he has advised Col. Parker 
of the proclamation of martial laiv wjthin twenty miles of the 
enemy's camp, and that he has advised Mr. Harrison to apply 
to his Excellency for money in aid of the prisoners. 

131. LAFAYETTE (MARQUIS DE). L. S., 2 pp. small 
4to, Head Quarters, Aug. 5, 1781. To Governor Nelson. "With 
second signature of Lafayette as frank. 

* Lafayette asks the Governor to grant a sum of money for 
the aid of the sick prisoners : ' ' The detail of the sufferings 
of our side prisoners at WmUtnisbiirg , for want of necessaries, 
is extremely distressing. Nothing has been provided, and of 
course every thing is wanted." 

132. LAFAYETTE (MARQUIS DE). L. S., 2 pp. folio, 
Newcastle, Aiig. 6, 1781. To the Governor of Virginia [Thos. 

Nelson] . 

* "However small is the number of our militia, yet there is 
such a scarcity of arms in camp that those who are coming in 
cannot be fiirnislied with weapons of any sort . . . We are 
also in icant of cartridges and are to request a supply of am- 
munition from the State laboratory . . . It appears that Lord 
Cornwallis intends to fix a post at York and Gloucester and 
there erect fortifications, this no doubt is a new plan the mo- 
tives of which are not sufficiently explained. My situation is 
not yet equal to the defensive much less to any offensive pros- 
pect, part of our militia is unarmed and the totality of them is 
very inadequate to every military purpose . It is important 
that the corps under Col. FarTcer be speedily re-inforced . to 
Tceep the enemy within bounds, prevent their stretching to the 
southward. ' ' 

133 LAFAYETTE (MARQUIS DE) . A. L. S., 2 pp. small 
4to, Newcastle, August 6, 1781. To Col. Davis of the Board of 

War, Richmond. 

* " The want of men and the want of arms and ammunition 
render our Situation very precarious, it is impossible to per- 
suade the Militia into u care of their arms. Could not this Be 
Sesolved By (maUng) every man who returns public arms m 
bad order serve fifteen days more. The Enemy are at York 
and Glocester where they begin to fortify." 

134. LAFAYETTE (MARQUIS DE). A. L. S., 3 pp. small 
4to, Camp on Pamunker, August 7, 1781. To Governor Nelson. 

* " Agreable to the desire of Tour Excellency and Council Mr. 
Senry Has the Honor to wait upon You and ivill lay before the 
Exccniive Matter Relative to the Operations of the Army." 
He then mentions some of the necessities of the army, acknowl- 
edges the Governor's diflieulties, promises co-operation with the 
BxecutiA'e, and will use properly any powers put in hia hands. 

135. LAFAYETTE (JIARQUIS DE). L. S., 2 pp. folio, 
Camp, Aug. 13, 1781. To Col. Davies. 

* ' ' Tou Jcnow the expedition which first produced the de- 
tachment of light infantry and the causes tvhich prevented its 
return to the army, agreeahle to the original intention. It 
came out with little clothing and their marches hy the time 
they reached Virginia left the poor fellows almost naked. The 
few articles which some of the counties furnished were very 
necessary . I always intended either to repay the loan or to 
certificate for them on piMic account. I have some clothing on 
the way for the infantry, hut there will be a difficulty in dis- 
charging the debt with these as General Washington gave out 
to the men that this clothing should follow them. Mr. M. Henry 
mentioned to mc your request for a few tanners." He urges 
Col. Davies not to forget the urgent need of horses for the 
cavalry and quotes a message from G-eneral Greene. 

136. LAFAYETTE (MARQUIS DE). L. S., with a lengthy 
postscript in his autograph. 4 pp. small 4to, Camp Forks at 
York River, Aug. 16, 1781. 

* "Col. Innes is now on the Gloster side driving off the stocTc 
and mahing u, forage. His force appears to restrain the ene- 
mies' small parties. I would have ordered the militia . . . 
could I have done so without exposing the northern necTc to be 
plundered by privateers. They will also be a checTc should Lord 
Cornivallis advance toivards FredericJcsburg. The enemy have 
drawn a reinforcement from Portsmouth without evacuating the 
place. Their principal force is at Glocester . . Col. Matthews 
covers the Yorlc side . The militia do not come in fast. . . . 
I have taken the liberty to draw a ivarrant on the pay-master 
for £.50,000 this sum is too inconsiderable to be of much 
service. ' ' 

137. LAFAYETTE (MARQUIS DE). D. S., 1 p. small 
4to, Aug. 17, 1781. Certificate of exemption from impress- 
ment of two waggons. 

138. LAFAYETTE (MARQUIS DE). L. S., 2 pp. small 
4to, Camp, August 19th, 1781. To Governor Nelson. 

*"0n the 18th. Col. Innes made a forage towards Gloster 
with a very inconsiderable loss. I have ordered over all the 
cavalry (they ivill cross at Erasers to-night) and a regiment of 
the infantry to make a more general one which I hope to effect, 
unless the enemy should move up in considerable force. Lord 
CornivaUis has directed the families of such persons as have 
left York, to remove with their effects by the « of this month." 


139. LAFAYETTE (MARQUIS DE). L. S, 3 pp. small 
4to, Camp, August 20th, 1781. To Governor Nelson. 

^"From Lord CoriiwalUs' movements and the intelligence I 
have received it would appear that he is on the point of becom- 
ing ac-tive. As he ha3 given time to us to collect and arrange 
our force it will no douit make part of his policy to distract us 
as much as possible . . . to guard against any sudden opera- 
tion on the south side of the James Uiver . . . I beg leave to 
recommend the calling out a body of 600 militia to rendezvoii^ 
at Blade river under the command of Genl. Lawson . . . Gen- 
eral Lawson will take command of all the militia on the South 
side of James river. ' ' 

140. LAFAYETTE (MARQUIS DE). L. S., 1 p. folio, 
"Mrs. Ruffins, August 25th, 1781." To Col. Davies. 

* On the appointment of a deputy commissary. 

141. LAFAYETTE (MARQUIS DE). L. S., 1 p. folio, 
Camp, Aug. 25, 1781. To Governor Nelson. 

"■ A letter on behalf of prisoners from Charlestown. 

142. LAFAYETTE (MARQUIS DE). L. S., 3 pp. small 
4to, Camp, August 26, 1781. To Governor Nelson. 

* Lafayette complains of the want of provisions ' ' eleven days 
have passed since they had one drop of spirits, consequently the 
continentals are feeling sick . . the militia are going off and 
no relief coming . . . another cause is the absolute want of 
flcntr not u, grain of which has been seen in camp for a long 
lohile . . . a great many of the County Commissioners are very 
remiss in their duty and as they think no one will ever punish 
them they are indifferent to the sufferings of the army . . we 
will be involved deeper and deeper in ruin. Few men in the 
field, not a sixth part of what is called for, a great number 
without arms . . . Should it be known to Lord CornwalUs he 
may ruin us at one stroke." 

143. LAFAYETTE (MARQUIS DE). L. S., 1 p. folio. 
Camp, August 30th, 1781. To Col Davies. 

* Eequesting that clothing be forwarded to the command of 
Capt. De Glasbeek of the Continental army. 

144. LAFAYETTE (MARQUIS DE). L. S., 2 pp. small 
4to, Camp, Sept. 6th, 1781. To Governor Nelson. 

* Urging the Governor to supply indispensable necessaries for 
the hospitals, including provisions. 

145. LAFAYETTE (SLIRQUIS DE). L. S., in English, 
3 pp. 4to, Williamsburgh, Sept. 11, 1781, 8 :30 p.m. 

* To Gov. Nelson of Virginia, stating the desperate condition 
of the troops: "Not a grain of flour in camp either for the 
American or French Army — I lorote to Gen. Weedon to request 
some of the vessels in Rappahannock loaded with flour and in 
readiness to send round — In the winter 1780 when the grand 
army was on the point of disbanding for want of provisions, a 
supply was obtained by the seizure of private property." 


146. LAFAYETTE (MARQUIS DE). L. S., 3 pp. 4to, 
York, October 31, 1781. To Governor Nelson. 

* '■ Thr anxiclfi I feci to ohiain the appro'bation of the people 
of rirciviia iiitliiccft me to request a vcrti great favor from your 
E.rrcllcDcii. It is that you iroiihl he plcaseit to lay before the 
honorable the Asscmhly an account of my conduct in executing 
the impressment of horse. As this was done often in sight of 
the enemy and sometimes, as it were from under their hands, it 
has heen' altogether impossible i)i every occasion to preserve all 
those forms ivliich I could have wished." 

147. LAFAYETTE (MAEQUIS DE). A. L. S., 2 pp. 
small 4tu, Paris, ilareli 16, 1785. To Patrick Llenry, then 
Governor of A^iri;inia. With explanatory A. L. S., by B. J. 

* " At the time of my arrival very ihich (war) clouds had 
spread ivhich would have rendered it very improper for me to 
have delayed in America longer than I did. My departure 
however was to my reluctant heart a painful moment . . . The 
navigation of Mississippi! now, in my opinion is the great ob- 
ject^ I have heen in my representations to the French ministry 
candid, pressing and decided — coidd it depend upon their good 
will or their good sense, I would he very sanguine in my hopes, 
hut neither of these two requisites, in matter of commerce or 
boundaries are to be found at a Court, ivho consider it as the 
fir.<:t of blessings to monopolise Trade and to hold much ground 

. Sy Genl. Washinglon's letter I hear with great sati.'i- 
faction that the navigation of your Sivers will he attended to, 
and that you arc going to improve their commercial channels, 
wliicli, thank God. nature has provided for the .Ivantage of 
America and your .state in particular." 

A MAGXiFiCEXT SPECIMEN, ^h. Lossing'p letter states that 
the reference is to the project for the retrocession of Louisiana 
to Prance by 8paiii, but there is no doubt it refers to the dis- 
pute between the United States and Spain that arose in 1784-8.5 
as to the navigation of the Mississippi and the boundary of 

148. LAFAYETTE (MAEQUIS DE ) . A. L. S., 2 pp. 
small 4to, Paris, ilareh 27, 1S26. In French. With a note by 
^Ir. Lossing- that it was written to Peter S. Duponceau of 

* Lafayette at the time of writing this letter was nearly 
seventy years of age, and had been in France about five months 
after his second visit to the I'nitcd States. In the letter he 
sympathises with Mr. Duponceau on a serious afBietion, men- 
tions some mutual friends, and remarks on general matters, in- 
cluding a comparison of the "half-civdisatton of Europe with 
the superior intelhg( nee of the United titates." 

14!). [LAFAYETTE (.AIARQUIS DE).] Contemporary 
copy of a letter from Lafayette to Governor Nelson, Aug. 12, 
1781; Extract from Gen. "WajTie's Letter to Lafayette from 
Bottom Bridge, Ang. 9, 1781; and copy of a letter of George 
North to Gen. Wayne, Goods Bridge, July 24, 1781. All on 
one folio sheet. 

* All relating to supplies for the Army in Virginia. 



150. LANSINC4 (JOHN— Military Secivtary of "Gen. 
Sc.lmyler, 177(;-1777). JuHtice of tl'io Siirireme Court, etc. 
A. I*, y. to IStephori Vuii licMiwHoluor. ;i. pp. 4t(). Stipt. a, 
1H()7. (;ri ;i legal matter. 

J51. LAURENS (HENRY— First pi-e.sident of CongresH). 
Tlui lirst rough clraftB of letters to Gcim. WaMhingtoii and 
Sullivan, on either side oC the saine sheet, 1 [>. (^aeh, folio, 
York Town, Nov. \, 1777, initialed, sliglitly fadud and 

* These lntturH relate to the Resolutions of Congress in appro- 
ii:iti(]ti (if Sulliviiti's Kx|iii(lition to Htaton Island (while waiting 
for the British to aUar.k Pliilaiiclphia), in wbich he (■,aj)tured 
ll»(» men. 

ir,:l. LAURENS (HENRY). Autograph draft of two 
lettors addressed to (ilovorMor Trumbull, written on a one- 
hiaf folio. Yorktown, Nov. 4, 1777. Worn, and signature 
almost ilh\gil)lc-. 


Fac-Hiniihi in (^xaot size of tho Emancipation Proclamation, 
issued .laii. 1, I8ii;i, 4 i)ii. folio. Made by the Government 
Photographer in 1863 under the direction of .John Hay, 
and l)eli<(ved l-o be the only one in existence. Accompanied 
l)y the following letters relating to it: 

Autograph Statement Signed of IJenson J. Lossing, 
relating his visit to Lincoln early in January, 18ii3, 
when he obtained consent to have the facsimile made, 
Lincoln's e.\planat,ion that the signature was tremulous 
because he signed it on Jan. 1, alter a reception in which 
he shook hands with hundreds of people, which so 
weakened his muscles that- he was obliged to get his 
N(H',retary J. G. Nicolay to write the closing paragraph. 
1 p. folio. Poughkeeiisi(s Nov. 2, 1863. 

A. L. S. of J. G. Nicolay, "Krf-ridlve Mansion, Wash- 
inc/lou; July lH, /.SY»"' to 1!. J. Lossing stating that he is 
hiaving the matter of having the photograph made in the 
hands of his assistant, John Hay. 

A. L. S. of B. J. Lossing. 2 pp. 8vo. Poughkeepsie, 
Sep. 21, 18li:5, to S. Y. AtliHs asking for Uie photograph. 
This hotter Mr. Atlee forwardtnl to John Hay, and an 
envelope is enclosed bearing Mr. Hay's initialed en- 
dorsement in ink, " I icUl attend to thin matter at once. ^^ 

A. L. S. of L N. Arnold. 1 p. Hvo. Washington, De- 
cember 10, 1863: "■ The purchaser of the President's Froda- 


maUon sold at the Fair in Chicago is 'I'lios. B. Jlnjan'''' 

A. L. S. of John Hay, New York Tribune Onice, May 
25, 1881, to B. J. Lossins, '' I think we have, no other CU])ij 
of the jihotog rajdi you refer to, and the original was <le- 
stroijed in t)ie Chicago Fire," with Mr. Lossiiig's Manu- 
script note rciliiting to the same. (9 pieces.) 

154. LOKSING (BENSON J.). Mr. Lossinj^'s pocket 
diary carried during his various 1-rips to obtain material 
for the Field Book of the Revolution and other historical 
works. 244 pages very closely written in pen and pencil 
with a few sketches, the writing being notes and memo- 
randa, descriptions, addresses and names of personages 
met with, etc. In the original binding. [1848]. 

155. LUZERNE (CHEVALIER J)E LA— French Mini- 
ster to America). L. S., 2 pp. folio. Phila., April 13, 1781. 
To Gov. Jefferson. 

*The letter introduoea M. Le Camua, a naval ollicer who is 
fitting out two small armed galleys, and begs his assistance. 

156. LUZERNE (CHEVALIER DE LA). L. S., 1 p. folio. 
Philadelphia, June 24, 1782. To Thomas Jefferson. 

* On the protection of the public and private iiroperty ot 
Virginia during its occupancy by the French. 

157. LUZERNE (CHEVALIER DE LA). A. L. S., 1 p. 
folio. Philadelphia, Aug. G, 178:i. 

* No address but evidently to Washington, replying to con- 
gratulations on the birth of the Dauphin, and stating that the 
King will also be informed of the Hospitable receiition of the 
FrentOi troops, and " tlie iiutrks of affection & reyrct which the 
Slide of Vivfjhtui iijyjili/cd to tlir/ia upon their ili'pierture." 

158. McDOUGALL (ALEXANDER— (!ol. of the lab 
N. Y. Regiment, distinguished at White Plains, Peekskill 
and Germantown, president of the first New York State 
Society of the Cincinnati). A. L. S., 1 p. 4to. N. Y., May 
7, 177(1, recommending Chaplain James Caldwell to Gen. 
Schuyler. Stained. 

*An interesting letter referring to the "soldier parson" of 
"give 'em Watts, boys" fame. 

159. MCLEAN (ARCH.— New York Publisher). A. L. S. 
to Stephen Van Rensselacsr, advising him of the shipment 
of 60 copies of the First Edition of Vol. I of the Fcideralist, 
which was published by McLean. 1 p. folio. Dated New 
York, April 18, 1788. 

* " The jiriei; of llie Firtil: Vol. <if llir FeiI.e.rti.lis/, i.s oiih/ :i nidi- 
hii.i/s. 'I'li.a Keeonil. is in the J'resN (i.vit iin/l he. /rii.i.ili.p<l 'ivith all 
'/xiNsihle diapii/rJi. [f more Books should In: 'ivunted,, by your 
ialciVA) the Iniiihic In ivform (JoU. I Iieniillov , Mr. Uan.wnimrt 
or your Imntblc Servanl, Uie// ivill hi' sen.l immediately." 


160. MADISON (JAMES— President of the United 
States). Autograph manuscript signed, an address to the 
Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Ten- 
nessee. Dated Washington, May 30, 1809. 

161. MADISON (JAMES). A. L. S., 1 p. 4to, dated 
March, 1817, to John Lewis Thomson, author of " Historical 
Sketches of the Late War,'' thanking him for the book, and 
praising the work. (Slightly torn.) 

163. MANUSCRIPT NOTICE Circulated among the 
American Soldiers by British Agents during the 
Revolution. One page, small 4to, addressed " To the 
American Army at Salmon River,'' headed " Notice.'" 

* ' ■ All American soldiers who may wish to quit the unnat- 
ural ivar in which they are at present engaged ivill receive the 
arrears due to them by the American Government to the extent 
of five months pay on their arrival at the British Out Posts. 
No man shall be required to serve against his own country." 

Salmon River is a tributary of the St. Lawrence, and this 
proclamation was no doubt afExed to trees and other places 
passed by the American Army in its retreat from Canada. 

163. MIFFLIN (THOMAS— General in the Revolution 
and First Governor of Pennsylvania). L. S., 1 p. 4to, Phila. , 
Jan. 29, 1791. To the Speaker of the Senate. 

* Message when Governor of Pennsylvania, granting ' ■ Big- 
Tree," a Seneca Chief, possession of an island in the_ Allegheny 

164. MIFFLIN (THOMAS). L. S., 1 p. folio, Phila., 
Feb. 1, 1791. To the Speaker of the Senate. 

* Advising the Senate of a grant to Cornplanter, Half Town 
and Big Tree, Seneca Chiefs. 

165. MILLER (JAMES— Gen., War of 1812). A. L. S., 
3 pp. 4to, to his wife, dated at Fort Erie, Sept. 19, 1814. 
Giving an account of the battle at that place on Sept. 17th. 

* Gen, Miller commanded one division at the Battle of Fort 
Erie, and made the chief assault. Of the campaign in Canada 
he says; " Since I came into Canada this time I have staid 
until I can say every Major, save one, every Lt. Col., every Col 
who was here when I came and has remained, have been killed 
or wounded, and I am now the only General Officer out of 
seven, that has escaped." 

166. MITCHELL (DR. JOHN). A. L. S., 6 pp. folio, 
London, March 25, 1749. No address hut evidently to Cad- 
wallader Golden. 

* "I know not if he has informed you of the pains I took 
ahout your History of the Indians, as it wanted a title, I was 
oiliged to write one to it, such a one as might please # engage 
the BooTcsellers . . . However altho' that title did not please 
me, yet it has offended none." (The reference is to the Lon- 
don 1747 edition of Golden 's History of the Indian Nations, 
and it is an interesting fact that Dr. Mitchell superintended the 

Loudon issue.) "I hare 1hc good foiimic of frctfuent access 
and conference with sercriils in iiawer. irho are fre<[neiiHii 
inn ""' "■'("' luippeirs in our cotonies." lie refers to their 
mutual friend Dr. Franldiu, and enquires as to the yellow fever 
in New York, stating tliat it is the only distemper of the kind 
that has e\er happened iu Ameriea and that he nnderstauds its 
origin was on some transports for C'artliajjejui. "Did llic sol- 
diers arrive in Xcir I'orl- u-ho piil into Viri/iiiia about the &e- 
yinniiig of 174V. or had ihcji any contagious disease among 
them as they eerlainly inul when, tliey pat info Virginia of 
which I u-as an eye-witness." He mentions the balsam tree of 
Virginia, and wishes to know if the Indians of New ^'ork dye 
red and black with "a small Eubia" as do the Indians of Vir- 
ginia. I-Ie mentions the best timber trees of A^irgina and iviites 
at considerable length of the botanical proclnetions of that state. 
He concludes by references to the political movements of the 
time. "Hare you heard or seen anything of the new .'iurveys 
the frencit have Jiilely inude of their colonics as far ati to your 
doors if not ieyond tliem D'Anville lia.s ccen hcen censured 

for allowing the AiiaJuchcan mountains to hetong to us. IVilh 
these they have great encouragements to settle in Louisiana tf- a 
premium to all .ships that go thither. Their maps are puhlislicd 
in Charlevoix's histotre de la iioiivelle France, a very dear book 
. . . In Virginia they lay doivn a navigable river from thence 
I to the Mississippi and say the same of the river Oliio that pro- 

ceeds very nigli from the confines of V. Yorl^. U'e have lately 
had a large Tract of land granted by the King and Council 
without limits or rents for several years to certain people in 
Virginia and Maryland to extend their Frontiers 4'- secure an 
Interest with, the Indians beyond them . Georgia, I think- is 
rccl-oned a very poor country, on (Nova Scotia) Government is 
going to lay out a great deal of money, they talk of 5,000,0(10," 

A letter of great importance. Dr. Mitchell spent nearly fifty 
year-s in Virginia, wrote books and pamphlets on the botany of 
the country, and the authorship of a map of the Colonies and 
some political books on the French-India War are credited to 
him. His autographs are rare. 

ri67. MONROE (J AMES— President of the United 
States). A L. S., 1 p. 4to, Washington, Dec. 30, 1816, [to 
John Lewis Thomson, author of "Historical Sketches of 
the, Late War"]. 

* " The first [of two copies sent] reached me in Viiya. on my 
farm, after much fatigue in the discharge of my offlcial 

168. MONROE (JAMES). A. L. S., 1 p. 4to, Washing, 
ton, Oct. 28, 1818, marked "Private and Confidential.^" 
To Smith Thompson, offering him the portfolio as Secre- 
tary ^^of the Nav3'. 

* Smith Thompson was an important aid in tlie formulation 
of the "Monroe Doctrine." 

169. MONROE (J AMES-5th President). ALS 2 did 
4to.|rOakHill, Va., Dec. 4, 1820. • •' iP- 

* Stating that he will use his influeuoe for the nomination 
for the position of Collector of Nev? York. 


A. L. S. of J. Pierce, Jr 3 pp. folio Albany, Oct. 16, 1775. 

* To friends ia Connecticut, relating the news of the war. 
Gen. Schuyler having become ill, the conduct of the campaign 
devolved on Montgomery. 

'■ The news from St John is Gen'I Montgomery gains some 
small advantage every daij. He says if he cannot effect the re- 
duction of the Place intends to attempt it by storm. . . Gen. 
Scliuyler is at Ticonderoga a universal odium agai)ist his 
character among the soldiers, he treats them contemptibly and 
lohen in a Passion is entirely a madman." ' 

171. MOTT (VALENTINE— Old New York doctor). 
Autograph bill receipted and signed, to Genl Van Rensse- 
laer, on a strip of paper. 1S31. 

17-2. MUHLENBERG (PETER, Revolutionary General). 
A. L. S., 3 pp. 4to. To Col. William Davies; Com. of War, 
Richmond. Dated Winchester Barracks, Nov. 11, 17S2. 

* ' ' Part of the troops from Cumberland are arrived here and 
have taken charge of the prisoners. &c.. &c. His E.vcellency 
the Commander in Chief wislies to receive a monthly return 
from the recruiting officers," etc. 

173. MUHLENBERG (PETER). A. L. S., 3 pp. Ito. To 
The Governor of Virginia (Harrison), on Military Matters. 
Dated Winchester Barracks, Dec. 7th, 1782. 

* A. very interesting letter complaining of the numerous de- 
sertions and the leniency shown in such oases. 

^174. ML^HLENBERG (PETER). L. S., 1 p. Ito, Phila. 
Sept. 5, 1783, with leaf of address to Gen. Weedon at Fred- 
ericksburg, Va 

* Relates to the Order of the Cincinnati. A very early allu- 
sion to- the Society which was formed in June 1TS3 immedi- 
ately before the disbanding of the Continental Army, said to 
have been proposed by Gen. Knox as a tie of friendship among 
the officers. 

"J hope the State Society of the Cincinnati will be carried 
on as far as possible Allmost all the States northward of this 
have had their first meeting, and almost the first question I 

ING WAS TO BE IN Virginia." 

175. NELSON (THOMAS— Signer of the Declaration, 
and Governor of Virginia for 6 months in 1781). A. L. S., 
1 p. folio, Aug. 20, 1781, respecting the appointment of Lt. 

176. NELSON (THOMAS). A. L. S, 1 p. folio, Dec. 2, 
1781, to Benj. Harrison, his successor in office, with leaf of 


* " I was informed yesterday of your appointment to the Gov- 
ernment — I would extend my congratulations to yourself did I 
not know that you will have an infinity of trouble and fatigue.', 

177. NEW YORK. Sigxatures of the earliest set- 
tlers. Legal document in Dutch (second copy) relating 
to a land transaction by Wojfert Gerritsen of Amersfoort, 
Long Island, and Martin Jansen of Brooklyn. 3 pp. folio. 
Dated March 31, 1665. Signed by Wolfert Gerritsen (his 


mark), Albert Albertseii (mark), ^Mavtin Jaiisen, David 
Provoost, ]\[atlunis de Voz, P(?). Clooq, oTo. 


SIGNATURES. David Provoost was the founder of the well- 
known family, came to New Amsterdam about 1038. lie evi- 
dently at^ted. from this document, as a public notary, and in 
1640 owned a large farm extending from the river to about the 
site of the City Hall. His Cherry Orchard is remembered by 
the name Cherry Street. Matheus de ^^lz was a notary in 
New Amsterdam and nwned property in the neighborhood of 
Coenties Slip, and about this spot the lirst buildings in New- 
Amsterdam were erected. Clocq also signs as a public notary. 
Martin Jansen signs as of " Bruicklin." 

178. NEW YORK. Signatures of the earliest set- 
tlers. Conclusion of a legal document in Dutch relating 
to a llcudrickHeu of t'anarsie and a Cornells Jansen. 
Signed with their marks With postscript in the hand- 
writing of Cornells van Ruljveu, and signed by him, dated 
at the Fort in New Amsterdam, June 13, lU(jl. 

* Cornells van Kuijven was Secretary of the Colony of New 
Netherland about H>ri;i and after the British Capture of New 
Amsterdam acceiited an official position under the Nioholls 
admistration. Steendam's Dutch poems in praise of New 
Netherland are dedicated him. 

MONT. A. L. S. of John Montagu, Aug. 21, 16i)!), 1 p. fol. 
with blank leaf of addi-css and wateriuHi-k " Ellistou it 
Baskott." (The latter was the King's Printer until 1743.) 

* The letter is adch-ess " To tlie Gentlemen of Kings County " 
and closes with " 1 jjccsv/dh' the Oentlciiicv of IW'ir Yoi-h ii'ill 
send i/oi( another iiisti-iiiiieiit to .sv';/;/ " after commiserating 
them on their " uiieaxi/ inid ill t'ireinnsiaiieen iiiufer soe 
Enoriiioiis a)i .[dmiiiiiitnitioii." 

180. NEW YORK BROADSIDE. Resolutions in Pro- 
vincial Congress, dated New A'ork, ]\[ay x.'Oth, 1775, with 
autograph inscription, signed by P ^' B. Livingstone, Pres- 
ident, one page, 4to. Printed by John Holt, in Water 
Street, near the Coffee-House, (1775). 

* The resolutions recommend the formation of Committees 
in each district to carry into execution the resolves and decrees 
of the Continental Congress. Holt the next vear had to fly 
from New York on the British entry. 

ISl. NEW YORK BROADSIDE. Broadside, one 4ta 
page, dated at end New York, March 'JO, 1775. The head- 
ing reads: " The folloiring i.s a copi/ of k. Letter which iras 

wrote by a Lady of lliis City to Capl. S s, and Capt. 

^leD /; and as it contains Serdinients irhivh I tliinh 

' may be for some Use in moderatiruj tJie proposed violent atid 
very e.rtraordin.ary 3[easiires relat ire to certain Persons, I 
slioidd think it a Pn-ce of false Delicacy to snppress the 
Publication of 11." The broadside is a petition on behalf 
of the writer's husband and brot-her, and written on the 
back in a contemporary hand is " Mrs. Murray's Letter." 


-NUS "U ILLETT'S). Manuscript document of thirteen closely 
written pages giving a list of men of the regiment, personal 
descriptions, places of birth, casualities, etc. Endorsed 
'■Col. Willet's descriptive Roll of his Regt. of levies on Land 
Bounties." Large oblong folio, n. d. ca. 17S3. 

183. ONONDAGA INDIANS. Colbrath (William- 
Sheriff of Herkimer County). A. L. S., 4 pp. folio in regard 
to the murder of an Onondaga Chief. 

* " They infonned me twelve of their Indians had been mur- 
dered since the peace by wJiite men. Dated Fort Stanwix, Aug. 
1792. Very interesting letter to "His Excellency, George 
Clinton, Esquire," 

184. ONONDAGA INDIANS. A letter written on behalf 
of the Onondaga Indian Nation, 2 pp. folio, dated Onon- 
daga, August 29, 1792. Signed by eighteen Indian Chiefs 
with their marks, and witnessed by William Colbrath. To 
George Clinton. 

* They thank the Governor for his friendship and presents 
received by the hands of "our Brother Colbrath which has 
healed up the wounds and dried up the tears of our Distressed 
Brothers. Yet ice can't but feel bad at Heart when we see our 
Brothers killed as they are coming from Buffalo Creek to make 
us a visit. Brother, it Tnakesu^ fed worse Because we never knew 
a White Man killed for killing an Indian. Although we have 
given up three of our Indians to be killed for the murder of 
some Tl'hite Traders." 

185. ONEIDA INDIANS Petition of the Oneida Indians 
" that Mr. Clock and his family be suffered to remain on 
our land." Addressed to Wm. Colebreath, Esq., High 
Sheriff of Herkimer County. Fort Stanwix, 6 Aug. 1795, 
and signed (with their marks) by 5 chiefs of the Oneidas. 
1 p. 8vo. 

186. PAINE (THOMAS— Author of " The Age of Rea- 
son," "Rights of Man," etc.). Profile Bust, modeled in 
wax in relief and colored after life. In old gilt frame, 
5:^ X 4^ in. In excellent preservation. 

* A remarkably well-executed bust, made probably during 
his stay in France during the Revolution, and agreeing with 
the portrait by Sharp engraved after Romney in 1793. Rom- 
ney's portrait is nearly full face, while this gives a profile, look- 
ing to the left. 

187. PHILLIPS (WILLIAM— British General, whose sud- 
den death in May, 1781, led to Cornwallis assuming com- 
mand of the forces in Virginia). Contemporary copy of a 
letter to Gen. Muhlenberg in regard to the exchange of 
prisoners, 3 pp. folio, Portsmouth, April 3, 1781, in which 
Benedict Arnold is mentioned as being unable to effect the 


188. PHILLIPS (WILLIAM). L. S. (a second copy), 
2 pp. folio, " Colonel Carter's House," August 10, 1779. 
To the Governor of Virginia. 

*" At the time the troops of Convention quitted New England 
the Officers, British and German drew sundry Bills of Exchange 
in. favor of Merchants and others at Boston for lohich they re- 
ceived the value in Continental Dollars." He proceeds to state 
that since that time these emissions have been called in by Con- 
gress, and that everyone now refusing to take them great dis- 
tress has resulted, and prays for relief and assistance. 

By "troops of Convention" is meant the soldiers of Bur- 
goyne's army, then prisoners on their march to Virginia. 

189. PLAT (ZEPHANIAH). Autograph Note Signed. 
Notifying the public of a contemplated exploration of the 
country westward from Lake Champlain. 12mo. n. d. 

[ca. 1790]. 

* Zephaniah Plat was founder of the town of Plattsbui'gh. 

190. PRINCETON COLLEGE. Lottery Ticket, 1753. 
Connecticut Lottery. For the Benefit of the College of 
New-Jersey, 1753. With signature of John Lloyd. 

* Drawing by lottery was legalized in the colonies, and in fact 
Congress raised money in 1776 in that way " to defray the ex- 
penses of the next campaign" ; the steeple of Christ Church, 
Philadelphia, was also raised by lottery. 

191. PUTNAM (GEN. ISRAEL). L. S., 1 p. folio, Prince- 
ton, April 9, 1777, with leaf of address to the Council of 
Safety, Philadelphia. (Signature slightly damaged.) 

* Papers respecting prisoners sent to Philadelphia by Putnam 
while in command of the right wing of the American Army at 
Princeton. With signed autograph endorsement (partly torn 
away) by Richard Baohe, and another by Judge Richard Peters, 
friend of Washington, and the first discoverer of the treachery 
of Benedict Arnold. 

192 RANDOLPH (EDMUND). D. S., partly printed. 
1 p. 4to, Richmond, Jan. 9, 1788. With seal. 

* Green Clay's commission as captain of a company of cav- 
alry raised in Madison Co. in 1788. The paper with the water- 
mark of J. Cripps. 

193. ROCHAMBEAU (COUNT DE— Commanded the 
French army in the Eevolution). L. S., 3 pp. folio (in Eng- 
lish), Nov. 6, 1781, to Gov. Nelson of Virginia. 

^ * Written when in winter quarters at York, concerning ques- 
tions of supplies, "hut as Cornwallis and the American Troops 
have likewise foraged, I Relieve it luill le very difficult to Mow 
rightly what has leen taken ly us — I have quartered the Legion 
de Lauzun at Hampton— 4- earnestly leg to have ioats im- 
pressed that they (British Prisoners) may he transported ac- 
cording to the dispositions made hy General Washington for 
they are very had company." 

He adds a postscript: "Count de Grouse put to sea on the 4th 
instant. ' ' 


194. ROCHAMBEAU i COUNT DE). L. S., in English, 
2 pp. -ito, ^Yilliamsburgh, Dee. 7, 1781. To Gov. Benj. Harrison. 

* ' ' Tlic French Ve-'iscll which went up ihe ricer wilh the great- 
est part of the ordnance stores of yorh, which hy general Wash- 
ington's appointment are to le transported to richmond. is very 
lilely arrived there — the news that come from New York are 
that Adm. Dighy is with nine ships of the line in the hook, tliat 
16 ships of the line are gone with hood and graves to follow the 
Count de Grasse, tlmt the troops are landed at Staten Island, 
that Clinton has not been heard of — that the English believe 
that Clinton has drowned himself, Prince William is at Xew 
Tori', ' ' etc. 

195 K0CHA:\IBEAU iCOUXT DE). L. S., 1 p. 4to, 
Williamsburg-, Dec. 21, 17S1. 

*"As I have not received any letters by the chain of huz- 
:ards sinte sijc weels that they ivere established, and ii-aving 
learned that they deviated from the order and discipline estab- 
lished in the army. I have resolved to recall them all. I will 
only leave a post at Xewlcent Court house to communicate with 
Sichmond. If I learn that the Governor of Maryland is willinff 
to establish the chain in u manner useful to the common cause 

. . I have no news for your E.rcellency. I have at last re- 
ceived . letters from Gen. Washington and the Ch. de La 
Lu-erne . . . which have been a month coming from Phila- 
delphia. We live here very quietly and very agreeably. We 
hunt the For twice a week with the gentlemen and dance every 
Thursday with the ladies." 

The French ainiT -svas then in Trinter-quarters, but prepara- 
tions were being made both bv Washington and Eochambeau for 
a proposed attack on Xew York. 

196. E.OCHAMBEAU (COfXT DE). L. S., 2 pp. folio, 
TVilliamsbiu-gh, Jan. 10, 1782, endorsed "To lie on the Table. "^ 

* "The Land and Xaval forces of Eis Most Christian Majesty 
assembled for the purpose of affording help to the Thirteen 
United States of America — After a campaign at Slwde Island,, 
the first efforts were directed towards Chesapeak Bay, but Di- 
vine Providenee had destined that we should have a more im- 
portant occasion of suecoring the State of Virginia. The Count 
de Grasse and I and the forces under our cctmmand huve ha/i it 
in our power — to have concurred icith the army of our allies 
under the orders of his Excelleney General Washington to the 
Deliveranee of ihe State of Virginia from the oppression it has 
so long laboured under." 

197. ROCHAilBEAU (COI^^T DE). L. S., 2 pp. folio, 
Williamsburgh, Jan. 26. 17S2. To Gov. Harrison. 

*"J7if Legion de Lauzun will march as soon as the Commis- 
sion will have provided for its sutsistence—lSOO men have set 
sail from Xew York, and are likely at Chwlestown by this time, 
but I do not believe that a corps of troops is expected from 
Ireland because Lord Dunmore is arrived at Charlesiown with 
the Cork fleet without any troops. Whatever may be the Case, 
General Greene is well acquainted with the way to dispute every 
ineh of ground in that country." 

198. ROCHAMBEAU (COUNT DE). L. S., 2 pp. 4to, 
Williamsburgli, March 1, 1782. To Gov. Harrison. With 
explanatory note by B. J. Lossing laid in. 

* Mentions his failure to receive letters from Gen. Greene. 
Mr. Lossing states; "After the surrender of Yorktown the 
French Army under Rochambeau remained in Virginia until 
late in the summer of 178S — almost all of his letters ivere ivritten 
in English by one of his secretaries. " 

199. ROCHAMBEAU (COUNT DE). L. S., 3 pp. 4to, 
Williamsburgh, May 9, 1782. To Gov. Harrison. 

* Explaining the necessity for taking a public granary for a 
hospital ; and that a confirmation of the surrender of Port Mahon 
and Ft. St. Phillips had been received. 

200. ROCHAMBEAU (COUNT DE). L. S., 3 pp. folio, 
Williamsburgh, May 13, 1782. (To Benjamin Harrison, 
Governor of Virginia.) 

* Rochambeau commences the letter by relating the general 
nevi?s received, that Rodney and De Grasse had been fighting 
naval actions, and tbat there was news of negotiations for 
peace. The conclusion of the letter relates apparently to the 
affair of Captain Asgill, Rochambeau stating that the refugees 
of New York have hung a captain of Jersey militia, with a 
label reading " Revenge for Major Andre," th&t Washington 
had demanded the surrender of the ringleader concerned, and 
that should it be refused he would make the British captains 
draw lots, but that on the other hand De Lancey and other 
leaders of the loyalists had declared that were he surrendered 
they would lay down their arms. 

201. ROCHAMBEAU (COUNT DE). L. S., 4 pp. folio, 
Williamsburgh, June 2s, 1782. To Governor Harrison. 

* A long letter, in which Rochambeau explains the presence 
of negro servants in the French Army, many complaints having 
been made that deserters from the plantations were to be found 
among the French. 

" Tho' I owe justice to the Inhabitants of Virginia, the offi- 
cers of my army have an equal right to it. — that several of them 
have negroes bought from our Navy at Rhode Island, proceed- 
ing from the capture made on the Enemy at New YorTt — up- 
ivards of fifty American gentlemen have asked leave to visit all 
the negroes of the Army to see if they could find some of their 
own. I have refused nobody, etc." 

He closes with a postscript relating to the exchange of Gen. 
Scott for Lord Rawdon. 

202. [ROCHAMBEAU (COUNT DE).] Copy of Gen. 
Roehambeau's Answer to the Council of Williamsburgh, 
4 pp. 4to, no date, probably in 1781, when winter quarters 
for the French Army were established at Williamsburgh, Va. 

* De Rochambeau assures the Virginians that the French are 
prepared to protect their allies in every particular, that every 
thing needed will be paid for by the King, and that "Good be- 
havior and good order will be observed," 

203. ROCHAMBEAU (COUNT DE). Copy of extract 
from his letter to M. de Choisy, Williamsburgh, Mch. 28 
1782. 1 p. 4to. 

* Stating that all slaves belonging to Virginia be sent to the 
Lt. -Governor, those from New York or Charleston, or are free, 
are to go back to their masters. 


204. RODNEY (GEORGE BRYDGES— British Admiral). 
A. L. S., 2 pp. folio, ''Fonnidablc, between Giiadaloupe and 
Montserat, April llih, •82," to General Campbell. 

*"I am this moment favored with your Mxccllcnaj's Letter, 
and have the happiness to acquaint you, that, after having liad 
a partial engagement with the Enemy on the 9th, wherein six- 
teen of my rear were prevented by calms from joining in the 
Aetion; on the ISth I had the good fortune to bring them to a 
general Aetion, which, lasted from 7 o'elocl- in the Morning till 
half past 6 in the afternoon, wilhoiit a moment's intermission. 
Count de Grasse [Admiral of the French fleet] with the Ville 
de Paris [the French flagship] and four other ships of the line 
and one sunlc graced the victory. The remainder of their fleet 
was so miserably shattered, and Iheir loss in Hen so very great, 
from their having their whole army, consisting 5,500 Men, on 
board the Ships of War, that I am convinced it will be almost 
impossible to put them in condition for service for some con- 
siderable time. ' ' 

205. RUTLEDGE (JOHN— Member of the Federal Con- 
stitution and First Governor of South Carolina). Auto- 
graph promissory note signed, May 10, 1782; endorsement 
of acceptance signed on the reverse, and an initialed ex- 
planation dated Nov. 13, 1782, that the debt was due the 
State of South Carolina. 

AND OTHERS. D. S , being the Certificate of a Ship " bound 
for Virginia, an English Plantation in America,''' Sept. 24, 
1689. 1 p. folio (stained and worn in the folds. With two 
wax seals. 

* The autograph of Richard Lumley, Earl of Scarborough, 
who fought at the Battle of the Boyne, is very scarce. The 
above document is an interesting item of Americana, relating 
the products of the Colonies, " Tobacco. Cotton-wool, Indico, 
Oinger, Fustick, or other Dying Wood — of any English Planta- 
tion." etc. 

The document is also signed by the Commissionei-s, G. Brooke, 
John. Wenden, Robt. Clayborn and J. Ward. 

DURING THE REVOLUTION. A folio volume in the origi- 
nal undressed leather binding, with burnt-in title on the side 
"General Orders." 

* A volume of 188 leaves containing about 370 closely written 
pages, being the General Orders issued to the army under his 
command from his first appointment to April 18, 1776. Many 
of the Orders are in the handwriting of General Schuyler, most 
are in that of Captain Eiehard Varick, his secretary and aide- 
de-camp, while a few seem to be in other handwriting. In all 
there are 850 orders and letters [for some personal letters to 
Generals and friends are included, and add greatly to the inter- 
est of the volume], and it is remarkable that no leaves are 
missing, most records of this nature and date being more or 
less imperfect. As nearly every letter or order contains the 
names of one or more officers, the volume is of additional value 
as a record of the names of those engaged in the operations, 
most of these names being unknown to the compilers of bio- 
graphical dictionaries or histories of the war. 

The first letter is dated New York, 28 June 1775, and is ad- 


dressed to Col. Hinman, notifying liim that he has been ap- 
pointed to the command of the army, and requiring a return of 
the troops. On the next day he notifies Gen. Wooster. On the 
30th he announces in the General Order that Washington has 
been made Commander-in-chief. The troops were yet in New 
York City and one of the orders relates to mounting guard at 
the battery, instructions to sentinels to report passing vessel 
especially those with British troops, but not to fire on them. 

On July 10 he was dating the Orders from Albany. On the 
12th he writes to Gen. Montgomery that matters are in such 
confusion at Ticonderoga that he must proceed there immedi- 
ately, and instructs him to gather all the troops possible and 
follow. July 23rd there are instructions to Major (John) 
Brown concerning his secret mission to incite the Canadians to 
rebellion. A private letter in Schuyler's handwriting dated 
July 21 is also to Major Brown, partly referring to the same 
subject, and requesting him to obtain the correct facts as to re- 
ports of certain British preparations that he specifies, but in 
addition gives a summary of the latest news. He. mentions 
that the British regular troops have been severely handled by 
the Provincials in Boston, that the news of the Lexington affair 
has caused great excitement in London, and that Generals Mont- 
gomery and Wooster with Col. Ross' force and the Green Moun- 
tain Boys are all on the march. On the 26th of July he writes 
to Gen. Montgomery that he is sending 1,000 troops to him. 

Genl. Wooster sometime in August seems to have written in a 
light-hearted manner of the coming campaign in Canada, for 
Schuyler replies somewhat sarcastically in a letter dated Ticon- 
deroga, Aug. 14 : " You speak with much ease of marching 
into Canada . . talcing possession of Montreal and Queiec is 
much more easily said than done, for our troops have not yet 
learnt to swim across u, laTce of 100 miles extent, so there will 
he some difficulty to murch direct into Canada; lioats are neces- 
sary for transport," and when he arrived the trees had yet to 
be cut down to construct the boats, there was no saw-mill to cut 
the timber, nor nails or other material to be had, and the only 
carpenters were ' ' down Country. ' ' 

An order dated August 22 is to Lieutenant Burr, and other 
orders about this date are signed ' ' By order of General Mont- 
gomery," Schuyler apparently temporarily absent. The ad- 
vance began in September and the orders and letters for the 
first half of the month are variously dated ' ' Near Willsborough 
on Lake Champlain," "Crown Point," "Camp at Isle au 
Noix, ' ' and ' ' Camp near St. Johns, ' ' marking the successive 
stages. On Sept. 7 at the camp near St. Johns, a Council of 
War was held at which both Montgomery and Schuyler were 
present, and it was resolved to fall back to Isle aux Noix to 
construct a redoubt and throw a boom across the river, before 
resuming the advance. Later in the month the orders are 
again dated from Ticonderoga. On Sept. 23 he gives an esti- 
mate of the number of rations necessary to supply 3,500 men 
until December, presumably the expeditionary army. 

In an order dated Nov. 1 he refers to the prisoners captured 
at Chambly, which had been taken by Major Brown on the 18th 
of the previous month. The news of the disasters in Canada 
reached Gen. Schuyler at the end of December, and during Janu- 
ary many of the orders were probably based on fears of a 
counter British invasion, troops were ordered to be hurried up 
from various quarters and urgent demands made for stores. On 
January 15 a small body of troops was dispatched into Tryon 
County, as reports had been received of treasonable doings there. 
A letter of the 26th is to Benedict Arnold, sympathizing with 
him in his troubles, but declaring that the deeds he had done 


would be ranked with the most famous deeds of this or any 
other age. Schuyler also states what steps had been taken to 
reinforce him, and writes regretfully of the loss they had met 
with in the death of General Montgomery. Some of the later 
orders deal with the preparations to equip a fleet on Lake 
Ohamplain to contest a possible British advance. 

The last order is dated April 18, 1776, thus the volume con- 
tains the whole of the General Orders issued by him while com- 
mander in the field of the Northern Army, of the Provincial 

208. SCHUYLER (GEN. PHILIP). D. S., 1 p. 4to, July 
12, 1774. To Wm. Smith. Warrant to sue in a partition 
of land. 

1' 209. SCHUYLER (GEN. PHILIP). Manuscript copy 
■(in French) of an address to the Canadians stating that 
Congress is sending an army into Canada to expel the 
troops of Great Britain from that country and free the in- 
habitants from slavery. 3 pp. folio. Endorsed on the back 
in Gen. Schuyler's handwriting " Copy of My Declaration 
translated into French.''^ Ca. July, 1775. 

210. SCHUYLER (GEN. PHILIP). First draft of a 
letter, 5 pages folio, Saratoga, Nov. 2, 1781. To General 
"Washington. Unsigned. 

* ' ' Yesterday a letter from Colonel Hamilton announced the 
glorious success which has resulted from your operations in 
Virginia . . . By accounts from General Enos of the Vermont 
Militia the enemy are fortifying Tyconderoga . . . A Vermont 
militia scout . . . fell in with a party of the enemy who Tcilled 
the Serjeant, and carryed tJie others to Tyconderoga . . . Since 
the Acts of Congress of the 7th and SOth August offering to 
acknowledge the Independence of Vermont on their reeeeding 
for their claim of Jurisdiction to the territory on the East of 
the Connecticut river ... I have every reason to Relieve that a 
great majority of the people coiiiinue firm to the American cause 
. . . The conquest of Lord Cornwallis will prohaily induce 
Britain to listen to terms of accommodation . . But I am not 
so sanguine as to imagine that the mediating powers will insist 
that Britain should relinquish any more territory than what she 
holds in New Yorl; Carolina, and Georgia, perhaps not even 
the latter unless we have something to give in lieu. On the 
contrary I thinh there is much reason to apprehend they will 
not hesitate a moment to sufer them to retain, not only Canada 
as limited by the proclamation of the 7th Octo. 1763, hut so 
much of that country extended by the parliamentary Act of 
1774 as lays on the North side of the St. Latvrence [mentioning 
the boundary lines of Lake Erie and Ontario] . . As the 
British occupy all the country west of said lakes . . we shall 
have a dangerous neighbour in the rear." 

1211 [SCHUYLER (GEN. PHILIP).] Memorandum for 
Capt. [Richard] Variek [Military Secretary to Genl. 
Schuyler, Mayor of N. Y. City, &c ], written in Schuyler s 
handwriting. [Albany, May 10, 1776.] 1 p. folio. Un- 

^^^ • '* There are 6 items on the Memorandum, 3 having been crossed 
2,. off. The three that remain are, "{!). To send up corn Uontmu- 


ally with the baggage with orders to every port to forward it 
as soon as the troops are passed . . , "(2). Try to get a Tin 
Soup Turine made Japaned on the outside. (3). No prisoners 
to remain at Schenectady, those there to be sent to G. Wash- 
ington to be disposed of as he shall be pleased to direct." 

212. SCHUYLER (GEN. PHILIP). Statement, in Schuy- 
ler's hand, 2ipp. folio, Albany, June 30, 1776, rega,rding a 
conversation with Gates, headed, " In a Conversation with 
General Gates, in the Presence of Walter Livingston, Esq.''' 

* Gen. Schuyler, observing that he meant to be to be clear and 
explicit on a point of much importance, declared that he con- 
ceived the army to be altogether under his command when on 
this side of Canada, subject, hotvever, to the Control of Gen. 
Washington. * * * * Both Gen. Gates & Gen. Schuyler 
declared they would lay the matter before Congress to prevent 
any evil Consequences from a disputed Command in a Critical 
Moments, ^that for the present they would Co-operate that no 
evil might result to the service, and that each should ivrite to 
Congress to determine the matter." 

213. SCHUYLER (GEN. PHILIP). L. S., 3 pp. folio, 
German Flatts, July 18, 1776. To Capt. Richard Varick. 

* A letter directing various military arrangements, and men- 
tioning that he is writing to Generals Washington, Gates and 
Governor Trumbull. 

214. SCHUYLER (GEN. PHILIP). L. S., 1 p. folio, 
July 19, 1776. To Capt. Varick, instructing him to open 
letters from Congress, or Genls. Washington or Gates and 
send copies, etc. 

215. SCHUYLER (GEN. PHILIP). L. S., 1 p. folio, 
Saratoga, Oct. 27, 1776. To Gen. Herkimer. 

* " I have taken measures for sending a Body of Troops 
into your Quarters . . . I do not apprehend that the Inhab- 
itants have so much to fear as you seem, to Imagine, I dare say 
we shall give a good Account of the Enemy in every Quarter. " 

216. SCHUYLER (GEN. PHILIP). L. S., 2 pp. folio, 
Albany, Nov. 6, 1776. To Capt. Varick. 

* Orders for the disposition of troops. 

217. SCHUYLER (GEN. PHILIP). Address to the Six 
Nations. Autograph manuscript, 2 pp. folio, an address to 
the Indians endorsed as being written Jan. 5, 1777. 

* The address was evidently written immediately the news ar- 
rived of the Battle of Trenton. It oommenees: "Brother 
Sachems and Warriors of the Six Nations. After frequent 
Shirmishes with alternate Success between our Army and that 
of the Enemy, a Capital StroTce has at last been Struch by our 
Chief Warrior General Washington. In an Engagement on the 
S6th. of December in which he defeated a large Body of the 
Enemy, Killed about sixty, wounded many and took nine hun- 
dred and nineteen prisoners. ' ' 

218. SCHUYLER (GEN. PHILIP). A. L. S., 2 pp. folio, 
April 26, 1777. To Col. Richard Varick. 

* ' ' Yesterday the Committee to Enquire into my Conduct 
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(See No. 282.) 

the wkI- and that the report will he agredble to my 
they have a much more difficult point to get over, they wish me 
to remain in the Command 'but having already appointed {or at 
least Implicatively so) Gen. Gates to the Command of the North- 
ern department they do not know how to manage the matter, 
they wish to mal-e Tyconderoga a separate Command, that they 
have a right to do, but they l-now I will not serve at Albany on 
those Conditions, indeed not on any unless an absolute Command 
is given me over Every part of the Army in the Nortliern De- 
partment. ' ' 

219. SCHUYLER (GEN. PHILIP). L. S., 2 pp. folio, 
Albany, 3vlj 4, 1777. To the Committee of Tryon County. 

* " As General SerTcimer has made an Agreement with Brandt 
and that the latter is gone or going to Onondaga, I do not ap- 
prehend that the Inhabitants at Cherry Valley will he in any 
Danger from the Indians more especially as a Treaty is to be 
held here on the 15th. inst. to whieh the Indians have generally 
promised to come. I shall order Col. Van Schaiclc to remain in 
Tryon County." In conclusion he reproaches them for giving 
way to despondency and writing that if not amply protected 
they must accept the terms of those friendly to the enemy, stat- 
ing that the United States can and will give them ample pro- 
tection and that the enemy can do nothing. 

220. SCHUYLER (GEN. PHILIP). Manifesto in an- 
swer TO BuBGOYNE. Autograph Document signed in initials, 
being apparently the original draft, 3 pp. folio, no date, 
headed "By Philip Schuyler, Esq., Major General of the 
Army of the United States . . . To the Inliahitaiits of Castle- 
town, Hubiardton, Butlamd, etc." 

* The preamble states that a proclamation having been issued 
by General Burgoyne summoning deputations from the several 
districts to meet Col. Skene at Castle town on July 15th, Gen- 
eral Schuyler warns them against doing so. He writes that the 
British are not to be trusted, that they commit atrocious crimes, 
and so on. He warns them also that should they hold any com- 
munication of any kind whatever with the British they will be 
considered as traitors to the American cause, and dealt with 
with the "utmost rigor." 

Burgoyne was then marching towards Albany and the pro- 
clamation was issued soon after the Battle of Hubbardton, July 
7, 1777. 

221. SCHUYLER (GEN. PHILIP). A. L. S., 3 pp. 4to, 
Albany, July 15, 1781. (To General Washington.) "With 
transcription and note by B. J. Lossing. 

* The letter congratulates "Washington on the news of the 
preparations by the French for an attack on Quebec, criticises 
the number of troops and suggests a few more thousand to be 
drawn from other points; it also refers to a proposed demon- 
stration against New York City by the joint forces of Washing- 
ton and Eoehambeau. Endorsed on the back is "Copy of a 
letter calculated to mislead the Enemy with respect to Genl. 
Washington's intentions, directed to the General but carried to 
the Enemy." The original was no doubt sent by a messenger 
directed so as to fall into British hands, and this copy was made 
and kept by Gen. Schuyler. 


222. [SCHUYLER (GEN. PHILIP).] Original draft of a 
letter to General Washington, 3 pp., folio, unsigned, but in 
Schuyler's handwriting, in which he describes an attempt 
made by Rogers' Rangers, to either capture or assassinate 
him,— how he was warned by a Tory who felt under heavy 
obligations to him, — how the Canadian government had offered 
a reward of 200 guineas for his capture,— and asking Wash- 
ington for a small guard, — &c. Albany, Aug. 8, 1781. 

223. SCHUYLER (GEN. PHILIP). A. L. S. (original 
draft), 3 pp. folio, to General Washington. Poughkeepsie, 
Feb. 16, 1782. 

* "Some days before I left Albany I was advised (tho. not 
thro, a channel on xohieh I could place much dependence) , that 
the enemy's vessels were frozen in the ice in the vicinity of 
Windmill Point on Lake Champlain, on which I immediately 
ordered a party of Indians to proceed with all possible dispatch 
into that quarter to ascertain the fact and as critically as pos- 
sible to examine into the position of the vessels." 

224. SCHUYLER (GEN. PHILIP). A. L. S. (original 
draft) , 3 pp. folio, Albany, April 28, 1782. A letter in which 
he takes, as Surveyor General of the state, a different view 
from the Corporation of Albany of the legal vacancy of cer- 
tain land, and requests the Clerk of the Corporation to pro- 
pose that some land should be granted to him. 

225. [SCHUYLER (GEN. PHILIP). Original draft of a 
letter, 4 pp. folio, to [General Washington], relative to salted 
and fresh beef for the army, the proper storage for the powder 
supply, etc. Albany, May 3, 1782. Unsigned. 

* In the course of his remarks on the bread supply, Schuyler 
says : ' ' The want of liard bread has frequently proved pre- 
judicial as preparing bread from flour has retarded pursuits and 
prevented scouts from remaining out as long as they ought, un- 
less they rislced being discovered by lighting fires to bake 
bread. ' ' 

226. SCHUYLER (GEN. PHILIP). A. L. S., 2 pp. folio, 
Saratoga, Nov. 17, 1783. To Stephen van Rensselaer. A 
personal letter in which he remonstrates with Mr. Van 
Rensselaer (who married his daughter) for taking another 
house instead of living with him. He also states that he 
will see the executors and insist on their giving him an in- 
come from his estate. 

227. [SCHUYLER (GEN. PHILIP).] A. L. S (with 
initials only), 2 pp folio. To Robert Morris, declining an 
appointment made him by Congress, stating in what a de- 
bilitated condition he is in from sickness, mentioning the 
name of General Dickinson, &c. Albany, March 10, 1785. 

228. SCHUYLER (GEN. PHILIP). A. L. S., 2 pp. folio, 
Saratoga, Sept. 19, 1785. To Stephen van Rensselaer. On 
the building of a mill. 


329. SCHUYLER (GEN. PHILIP). A. L. S., 2 pp. folio, 
New York, Feb 20, 1786. To Stephen van Rensselaer. On 
personal matters. 

230. SCHUYLER (GEN. PHILIP). A. L S., 3 pp. folio. 
New York, Feb. 26, 1786. To Stephen van Rensselaer On 
legal matters. (Broken in the folds.) 

231. SCHUYLER (GEN. PHILIP). A. L. S., 1 p. folio, 
New York, March 30, 1786. To Stephen van Rensselaer. 

* ■' Yesterday all that part of the bill by which the public 
creditors were to be paid a part of the Interest due to them was 
sti'uok off by the Senate — and Mr. Yates voted for not paying 
any part of the Interest." 

232. SCHUYLER (GEN. PHILIP). A. L. S., 3 pp. folio, 
New York, April 20, 1786. To Stephen vaa Rensselaer. 

* The letter mostly concerns the approaching election and 
sums up the chances of the various candidates — Lewis Morris, 
Jonathan Lawrence, Van der Belt, and Mr. Duane. Col. Ham- 
ilton, he writes, will serve if elected, the Quaker Merchants 
and some of the Mechanics are for him. 

233. SCHUYLER (GEN. PHILIP). The First Congress. 
A. L. S., 2 pp. folio, New York, Jan. 28, 1787, with leaf of 
address to S. Van Rensselaer. 

*"7 arrived here Monday Evening. On the next day ioth 
houses of the legislature proceeded to appoint delegates to Con- 
gress — and were determined to send me, hut heside the general 
reluctance which I feel to u seat in congress tiuo other oistacles 
presented, the one that it was generally supposed I should have 
teen made President of Congress, the other, that I found Ahra- 
ham Yates was to he one of my coleagues . . . A halloting elec- 
tion hill is hefore the Assembly. Hamilton has made a sensi- 
hle speech on the occasion," etc. 

234. SCHUYLER (GEN. PHILIP). A. L. S., 2 pp. folio, 
n. p. (1792). To Stephen van Rensselaer. A personal letter, 
mentioning the illness of Mrs. Schuyler and that he is sending 
wild limes to John Jay. 

235. [SEVIER (JOHN — first Governor of Tennessee, and 
famous Indian fighter) .] Petition from the Cherokee Indians, 
2 pp. 4to, July 18, 1798, written and signed by Silas Dinsmore, 
Indian Agent, addressed to Gov. Sevier, and endorsed by the 

* The petition recounts that certain Indians were killed on 
Stone Eiver, and the Chief was trying to prevent revenge. The 
letter closes with an allusion to one of the early Indian Cap- 
tivities : 

"It is with pleasure that I inform you of the expected 
Iteration from captivity, of the child of Mrs. Williams, near 
NolorehucTcy. Col. BaivTcins informs me that the child may be 
expected at this place about the first of August. ' ' 


236. SHELBY (ISAAC— General in the Revolution, Gover- 
nor of Kentucky, 1792) . A. L. S., 3 pp. 4to, Frankfort, August 
1st, 1813. To General Green Clay at Fort Meigs. 

* "Yesterday I was lionoured ly the recpt. of that (letter) 
of the 3-2d. informuiq of the investiture of the Post which you 
command hy the combined force of British and their infernal 
allies. God grant that you have eer this repulsed them with 
great slaughter on their part . . . all KentucTcy looks towards 
you with a deep interest . . . General Harrison has called upon 
me for reinforcements, # measures the most lilcely to insure 
success have been adopted to meet his demand . . . I cannot 
suppose that the British have yet been sufficiently chastised hy 
us to consent to any peace that may be bottomed upon the prin- 
ciples of equal previledges on the Ocean. They have too long 
tasted the Sweets of piracy, roving and BucTcaneering , ever to 
live under the wholesome restraints of any treaty which our 
Government could consent to, until that most perfidious nation 
is more eompleatly drubbed." 

Gen. Clay was besieged at Fort Meigs by the British under 
Gen. Proctor and the Indians under Teeumseh. 

237. SHELBY (ISAAC). A. L. S., 2 pp. folio, to General 
Green Clay, commanding at Fort Meigs, dated Frankfort, 
Aug 28, 1813. 

* After mentioning the receipt of letters from Clay, he writes : 
"I assure you, my good sir, no part of your conduct has been 
displeasing to me; on the other hand, it has met my warmest 
approbation, and I have felt a deep interest in your Success 
and recovery from your severe illness. I am at this moment 
pa-clcing up my baggage to move on with the troops who are 
moving on from every point in the direction to Newport. Ken- 
tucTcy will again display her zeal in the General Cause. I shall 
have a most honouraMe command, and shall not loose a m.oment 
after the troops concentrate at Newport, the 31st. inst. ' ' 

238. SIX NATIONS IN 1776. Gen. Schuyler's Speech to 
the Six Nations in Council, 17 pp. folio, in Che handwriting 
of John Lansing, Gen. Schuyler's Private Secretary. With 
the reply of the Indian Chiefs, also in the hand of Lansing, 
30 pp. folio, Aug. 9, 1776. 2 manuscripts. 

* The meeting was held in the endeavor to keep the Indians 
neutral during the Revolution. There were present Gen. 
Schuyler, Timothy Edwards, Col. Van Dyck, Major Barber 
among the white men, and Abraham the Mohawk Sachem, 
who replied to Gen. Schuyler, with Chiefs from the Mohicans, 
Delaware and Tuscarora: Indians. 

239. SIX NATIONS IN 1782. Speech of the Oneidas, 
Tusearoras, and French Mohawks, in Schenectady, on the 
9th Sept., 1782. The settlers are threatening to take away 
certain land from the Indians, and the speech is to say that 
the Indians as a nation will refuse any contract made by 
one or more of their number. 3 pp. folio, Sep. 9, 1782. 

* Endorsed to be sent by H. Glen to the Commissioners of 
Indian Afiairs at Albany. The speech is apparently one made 
by the chiefs to the warriors of the tribes and reported by a 
white man. 


240. SIX NATIONS in 1784. Original Resolution of Con- 
gress to appoint a commission to treat with the Six Nations, 
the commissioners being George Rogers Clark, Richard 
Butler and Arthur Lee. Dated Aug. 3, 1784, and signed by 
Charles Thomson, Secretary to Congress With seal. 2 pp. 

241. SMYTH (ALEXANDER— Officer in the War of 1812). 
Autograph document, unsigned, giving a detailed account 
of the circumstances of his duel with Gen. Peter B. Porter, 
occasioned by Porter's remarks on the conduct of the expe- 
dition in 1812 against Canada. Endorsed " For publica- 
tion," and apparently a reply to a published article by 
Porter. Porter is variously referred to in violent terms. 
14 pp. folio, on 7 leaves. Dated "Mount Hope, Jan. 7,1813." 

242. SPOTSWOOD (ALEXANDER— Governor of Vir- 
ginia, 1710-1722). Fragment of the conclusion of a docu- 
ment, containing portions of three lines, and the signature, 
this latter being intact. 

* A rare autograph. 

243. STANDISH (MYLES). Autographed copy of 
Sandys' Ovid. Ovid's Metamorphoses. Englished by G. S. 
Engraved title and plates. Folio, calf. Loud. 1626 

* On the fourth leaf — the first of the Life of Ovid — is written 
at the top of the page, "Myles Standish, 164S." The autograph 
of Myles Standish is known in but a very few examples, and in 
this case is written appropriately in a book that is of American 
interest. The translation of Ovid was made by George Sandys 
while he was treasurer of the Colony of Virginia, and it is the 
first literary production worthy of consideration written in this 
country. Myles Standish was of literary tastes, and was one of 
the few first settlers to possess a general library, for in the 
inventory made of it after his death, 1656, there is listed a 
translation of Csesar, a History of the World, probably by 
Ealeigh, a History of the Turks, and other miscellanea, besides 
the theology that a decent Puritan was bound to have. This 
copy of Ovid does not appear in the inventory, which could 
scarcely be expected, either Standish got rid of a book which 
the Puritans would condemn, before his death, or the executors 
left it out of the list, that no reproach should lie against their 
great military leader. At the time he wrote this autograph— 
1643, he was about sixty years of age, his battling with the 
Indians was over, and, no' doubt, he was contemplating some 
relaxation for his last years, of which Sandys' translation of 
Ovid was one. The work has passed through a later owner- 
ship than that of the famous " Captain of Plymouth," as there 
is scribbling not by him, a name is partly obliterated in another 
place, and the binding is of comparatively recent date. 

244. STEUBEN (FRIEDRICH— Revolutionary General). 
Baron Steuben's orders to the commanding officer of the 
militia at Richmond, April 23rd, 1781. Copy, signed. 1 p. 

folio. „. . . ^ X 1 it, 

* Cornwallis was moving m Virgmia to take over the com- 
mand from Arnold. Steuben was watching their movements, 



General in the Revolutionary Army). Autograph docu- 
ment, 3 pp. folio, April 19, 1782. Endorsed, " Answers to 
His Excellency's Queries of the 15th." 

* Lord Stirling gives his opinions as to the number of troops 
required in certain supposititious oases, the strength of an army 
for a northern campaign, the number of troops required for 
the siege of New York, etc., and gives the strength of the 
French troops, the total of the regular army and the number 
of militia that would be required. 

Commander Northern Army, &c.).] Draft of letter, 2 pp. 
folio, to [General Washington], referring to boundaries and 
disposal of troops. Unsigned, but in the handwriting of 
Lord Stirling. Sept. 21, 1782. 

* "That part of my letter of the inst. relative to the 
boundaries betioeen the United States and Canada must have 
been misunderstood, for I had not the most distant idea of an 
attempt of that kind under our present circumstances, it ivas 
only meant to give my Ideas of some Consequential points that 
should hereafter be attended to in settling the boundaries of 
those Countries," &o. He ends by giving details of the disposi- 
tion of the troops in the Mohavs-k Valley, so arranged that they 
can move at a moment's notice. 

pointment of Abraham Ten Broeck to be Brigadier-General. 
Signed by John Haring, Presdt. p. t., John McKesson and 
and Robert Benson, Secretaries. 1 p., vellum, December, 


* Headed, "In Provincial Congress for the Colony of New 
York," etc. 

248. THOMSON (JOHN LEWIS— Author of Historical 
Sketches of the Late War). Original autograph notes on 
"Events of 1814," chronologically arranged. 20 pp. Bvo, 
sewn (worn and soiled from much handling). 

249. TRUMBULL (JONATHAN— Patriot and Governor 
of Connecticut). A. L. S., 1 p. small 4to, Lebanon, April, 
1769. To Andrew Adams. 

* On legal action taken against him by Col. Livingston 
Jonathan Trumbull was the original "Brother Jonathan " 

being so called by Washington. 

250. TRUMBULL (JONATHAN). A. L. S 1 p 4to 
Lebanon, a9th Feb , 1776. To Andrew Adams. 

* Recommending the return to Canada of some prisoners. 

251. TRUMBULL (JONATHAN). L. S., 1 p. folio, Leb- 
anon, Sep. 13, 1780, to A. Adams (lower part of letter 
sheet, containing part of the address, torn away). 

* In settlement of a local difficulty. 


252. TRUMBULL (JONATHAN). A. L. S., 1 p. 4to, 
Lebanon, July 11, 1783. 

* Written when Governor to the Selectmen of Norwalk, 
"I have granted to Capt. John Rich and Capt. David Johnson 
each a Continental Commission— be careful that they are steady 
* sure friends to the independence of these United States . . 
The lawapxxars sufficient for stopping droves of Cattle & Sheep 
supposed to be going to the Enemy— which is at most but a 

253 TRYON (WILLIAM— Governor of New York, 1771- 
1778). Patent of land in Dutchess Co. to David Reid, 
soldier. Signed by Governor Tryon and George Banyar, 
secretary. Dated New York, June 4, 1773. Vellum. 

1 p. folio, addressed to General Stephen Van Rensselaer; 
on military matters. Dated Aug. 34th, 1810. 

355. VAN RENSSELAER (SOLOMON— Revolutionary 
Soldier and General). A. L. S., 1 p. 4to, on military mat- 
ters. Dated 13 Sept. [1804?]. 

256. VAN RENSSELAER (SOLOMON— General in the 
War of 1813). A. L. S., 1 p. folio, Buffalo, 34 Oct. 1813. 
To his wife. 

* " On the 19th. I reached this place from Lewiston partly by, 
land and partly water. m,y wounds are mending fast and 
in a fortnight I shall leave this for home. The Patiroon . . . 
has been more than kind to me he was opposed to my risking 
myself in the first conflict and shed tears when I returned 
wounded. I congratulate you on the birth of our little boy, 
that this should have taken place on the same night I made the 
attack on the British is singular." 

Gen. Van Rensselaer made the attack on the British at the 
Battle of Queenstown. 

357. VIRGINIA. Order in Council, Kensington, April 
17, 1707. 1 p. folio. Signed by John Povey, secretary. 
Marked duplicate. 

*The order disallows an act lately passed in the General 
Assembly of Virginia relating to land patents. The date, 1707, 
is that of the Union of Great Britain with Scotland, though the 
union was not formally proclaimed until May 1. The seal on 
this document bears the figures of both the thistle and rose, 
and is probably one of the earliest in existence of this form. 

258. VIRGINIA. Order in Council, Kensington, 17 
April, 1707, disallowing a land act passed by the Assembly 
of Virginia. Signed by John Povey. 3 pp. folio. Worn 

in the folds. ^ ^, ^. , , . , 

*The document is another copy of the precedmg lot, but 
engrossed in a different hand. Signature and seal as in the 

359. VIRGINIA. Order in Council, St. James', 34 
March, 1710. 3 pp. folio. Signed by William Blathwayt. 

* Ordering a resolution changing the method of granting 
patents of land in Virginia to be made a law. 


260. VIRGINIA. Copy of the King's Order in Council 
for repealing the Tobacco and Indian Trade Laws of the 
Colony of Virginia. Signed by Robert Hales. 3 pp. folio. 
Dated July 31, 1717. [Hampton Court.] 

261. VIRGINIA. D. S., 1 p. folio, Whitehall, July 23, 
1723. Additional instructions to Lord George Hamilton, 
Earl of Orkney, Governor of Virginia. 

* The instructioEs warn the Governor not to assent to any 
private act until public notification bad been made for three- 
Sundays in the Parish Churches of the district concerned and 
other forms gone through. The document is signed by the 
Earl of Macclesfield, the Duke of Grafton, the Earl of Oadogan, 
the Duke of Roxburgh, William Wake, Archbishop of Canter, 
bury, the Duke of Kingston, Carleton, and Sir Robert Wal- 
pole. With autograph note by Mr. Lossing. 

262. VIRGINIA. D. S. by Thomas Bourk, Steven May, 
William Harwood and William Cory, regarding an ille- 
gitimate child. Warwick Co., Va., July 17, 1736. 

263. WAR OP 1812. General Orders of Brig.-Genl. 
Green Clay. Cincinnati, April 7, 1813. 

* A printed address to the soldiers issued by Gen. Clay at- 
the start of the expedition to relieve W. H. Harrison besieged 
in Fort Meigs. 

264. WAR OF 1812. Printed Broadside issued by Gen. 
W. C. Claiborne, dated Head Quarters, New Orleans, Sept. 
8, 1814. 

* Instructions to the militia to organize and drill, with an 
appeal to loyalty. The Battle of New Orleans took place four 
months later. 

265. WASHINGTON (GEORGE). Receipt in Wash- 
TURE PORTRAIT OP Mrs. Washington. 

* " May 30, 1772. Received Ten Guineas fro7n George Wash- 
ington for drawing Mrs. Washington's Picture in Miniature 
for the use of Mr. Custis, and at his desire/ 

Charles W'n Peale." 
Peale was so versatile that it is said of him he sawed his 
own ivory for his miniatures, moulded the glasses and made 
the shagreen cases. 

266. WASHINGTON (GEORGE). Washington's SPEECH 


Manuscript, 2 pp. folio, headed '' Extracted from the vote's 
and proceedings of the Continental Congress held in the year 
ms:' Unsigned but endorsed " '(?enZ. Washington's 
speech," etc. 

* An interesting contemporary manuscript. 

of J. Pierce, 1 p. folio. White Plains, July 19, 1778 ' ' '' 

* " Gen. Washington's Army are crossing over Kina's Ferrv 
-two Brigades loillbe here to-night. Gen. Gates di-iHsion are 
under marching orders." 


268. WASHINGTON (GEORGE). Expedition against 
Detroit. L. S., 4 pp. folio, ''Head -Quarters, New Wind- 
sor, 28 Decemb. 1780." To Thomas Jefferson. With post- 
script in Washington's autograph. The body of the letter 
in the handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

* " Your Excellency' s favor of the ISih. reached me this day. 
1 have_ ever been of opinion, that the reduction of the post of 
Detroit would be the only certain mean of giving peace and 
security to the whole Western Frontier, and I have constantly 
kept my Eye upon that object, but such has been the reduced 
state of our Continental Forces, and such the low ebb of our 
Funds, more especially of late, that I have never had it in my 
power to make the attempt. I shall think it a most happy cir- 
cumstance. should your State, with the aid of Continental 
Stores which you require, be able to accomplish it." Washing- 
ton then proceeds to state the steps he has taken to aid " Col. 
Clarke" (George Rogers Clark) in the proposed expedition, 
that he has sent order to the commandant at Fort Pitt to 
deliver what articles Col. Clark may require, but that he 
advises the six-pound cannon be left behind, as it is no pos- 
sible value in reducing a work of any strength, and he .sug- 
gests that the object of the expedition be kept secret. The 
remainder of the letter is occupied with answering questions as 
to the comparative ranks of Continental and State commis- 
sions, and making some suggestions. 

269. WASHINGTON (GEORGE). Contemporary copy 
of a letter of George Washington, dated Maj^ 2ti, 1779 
(much faded), referring to a resolution of Congress, and 
that he infers some one is not to have the command at 
Charlottesville. Contemporary copy of a letter to Gov. 
Nelson, dated 27 Aug., 1781, notifying that he is marching 
to join the Marquis de Lafayette, and requesting trans- 
ports and provisions to be provided. (2) 

* The second letter is an extremely important one, being 
Washington's advance to blockade Oornwallis in Yorktown. 
The envelope of the original letter will be found in lot No. 289. 
The copy is given in full, and is, therefore, of great historical 

270. WASHINGTON (GEORGE). Dbpbedations op 
Arnold in Virginia. L. S., 2 pp. folio, "Head-Quarters, New 
Windsor, February 6, 1781." To Thomas Jefferson. With a 
second signature as frank. The body of the letter in the hand- 
Virriting of Tench Tilghman. 

* "/ am much oMiged to your ISxcellency for your letter of 
the loth, of January giving me an account of the enemy's in- 
cussion into your State . . . Baron De Steuben has informed 
me of their successive operations . . . It is mortifying to 
see so inconsiderable a -party committing such extensive dep- 
redations with impunity ... 7 am apprehensive you, will 
experience more in future, nor should I be surprised if the 
enemy were to establish a Post in Virginia till the season for 
opening the Campaign here. But as the evils you have to ap- 
prehend . . . are not to be compared with the injury to the 
common cause . . . I am persuaded the attention to your im- 
mediate safety will not divert you from the measures intended 
to reinforce the Southern Army and put it in a condition to 


stop tlie proaress of the enemy in that Quarter. The late ac- 
cession of force males them very formidahle in Carolina — too- 
formiclaile to he resisted without -powerful succors from Vir- 
ginia . There i.t no iloiibl a jirineipal object of Arnol'l's 
operations is to make a diversion in favor of CornivalJis, and 
to remove thix motive by disappointing the intention, tvill be 
one of the surest ways to remove the enemy." He then reports 
a statement of damage to the British fleet off Ehode Island in a, 

271. WASHIXdTON (GEORGE). Expedition of Lafay- 
ette AGAINST Arnold. L. S., 4 pp. folio. "Head-Quarters, 
New Windsor, 21st Feitj., 1781. To Thomas Jefferson. The 
body of the letter in the hand-writing of Tench Tilghman. 
With the envelope, franked by Washington. 

*"The Chevalier cles Touches . . has dispatched a Ship of 
the Line of 64 Guns and three Frigates to Chesapcal in hopes 
of finding there and destroying the Fleet under the direction of 
Arnold It is more than probable, that these Ships iviU 

have arrived in the Chesapeak, before my letter reaches you, 
but should they be retarded by adverse winds or other acci- 
dnts, your E.rcellcncy need not be told that the most profound 
secrecy will be necessary on such an occasion, for should the hint escape and Arnold come to the knowledge of it, he 
would not hesitate to take the opportunity of pushing out of the 
Bay. ' ' Washington proceeds to state that Arnold may place 
his ships in such a position that they can defend themselves 
without the co-operation of their land-forces, and that as the 
local Militia cannot be depended on to take vigorous measures 
he is sending a force under the command of the Marqviis de 
Lafayette to frustrate any attempt of that nature and has also 
advised Baron Steuben of the matter. He concludes by re- 
questing the Governor to provide in advance capable Bay and 
Eiver pilots. 

272. WASHINGTON (GEORGE). The Battle op Guil- 
ford, ETC. L. S., 3 pp. 4to, "Head-Quarters New Windsor, 
April 18, 1781." To Thomas Jefferson. The Body of the 
letter in the hand-writing of Col. David Humphreys. 

*"/ am glad to learn from the Letter of General Greene, a 
Copy of which Your Excellervcy did me the honor to enclose on 
the S8th. XJlt° that the Action of the 15th. had been severely 
felt by the Enemy, that their retreat bore evident marks of 
distress, and that our Army in good spirits were advancing upon 
them . . We have Advices from New York; thro different 
channels, that preparation is now making to embark a consider- 
able Corps of Troops and that Sir. Henry Clinton himself is to 
go with them — if this information is true, the weight of the 
War is undoubtedly to be transferred to the Southward ; and our 
exertions ought to be proportionally great in that quarter. Pre- 
vious to this intelligence I had ordered the Detachment under 
the Marquis De la Fayette to be marched to the South and put 
under the Orders of Major General Greene, to act in Virginia," 
etc. Eeferences are also made to Baron Steuben, Gen. St. 
Clair and Gen. Philips. 

The reference, "the Action of the 15th," is to the Battle of 
Guilford, which took place on March 15, 1781. Clinton did not 
leave New York until Cornwallis was shut up in Yorktown, late 
in the year. 


273. WASHINGTON (GEORGE). Contemporary manu- 
script copy of the address issued by Washington to the army 
on his arrival in Virginia to commence the siege of Yorktown. 
Dated Head Quarters, Williamsburgh, Sept. 15, 1781. 2 pp. 

* In the handwriting of David Cobb, Washington 's secretary 
and aide-de-camp, therefore a probable first draft of the address. 

274. WASHINGTON (GEORGE) to Gen. Benjamin 
Harrison, Governor op Virginl^, on the Organiz.\.tion of 
THE Government at the close of the Revolution. L. S., 
3 pp. folio, Philadelphia, March 10, 1782. The body of the 
letter in the hand of his secretary David Humphreys, and 
signed by Washington. 

* " It is iL-ell known from experience that in times of War 
and puilio Calamity, whoever is engaged in the management of 
-pulilic affairs must share largely in the perplc.rities and troubles 
of them, iut at the same time it must be remembered — that to 
struiigle nobly with misfortunes, to combat difficulties with in- 
trepidity 4' finally to surmount the obstacles which opposed 
us, are stronger proofs of merit, and give a fairer title to repu- 
tation, than the brightest scenes of tranquility, or the sunshine 
of prosperity could ever have afforded. ' ' 

Washington then writes of sending clothing to the soldiers, 
and encloses a letter from Gren. Knox asking for the loan of 
Cannon "for putting them in u, condition for service before the 
opening of the Campaign." 

275. WASHINGTON (GEORGE). On the apathy of 
the States. L. S., 6 pp. folio, "Head-Qna tiers, Neivburgh, 
May 8th, 1782." To Benjamin Harrison. With a postscript, 
one and one-half pages, also signed. The body of the letter in 
the hand-writing of Col. David Humphreys, the postscript in 
that of Jonathan Trumbull, Jr. 


On the 19th of December, 1781, Congress had adopted a Eeso- 
lution that the Battalions furnished by each State were to be 
completed to their full establishment forthwith. Washington 
remarks that the time had now arrived when he had fully ex- 
pected to have this fulfilled, but that he had been almost totally 
disappointed. It was imperative to do so, for according to his 
• accounts from Europe, the British King and ministry were 

determined to prosecute the War, and if the American army was 
expected to fight another campaign, not a moment was to be 
lost in making preparations. It was not certain what aid was 
to be obtained from the French, that he had the best authority 
for saying that the Court of France was much dissatisfied with 
the want of vigor, and languor of the States, and with a dispo- 
sition that appears willing, if not desirous to east the whole 
burden of the war upon them, Washington continues : ' ' Wav- 
ing the Injustice and impolicy of such a Temper (which to me 
appears very conspicuous), hoiv humiliating is the Idea, that 
our Dependence for support — should rest on others, beyond that 
point which absolute necessity dictates! Row discouraging to 


our allies and how dishonoraile to ourselves. ' ' Money matters, 
he continues, are also in a bad state, the "Financier" (Robert 
Morris) in reply to some small requisition upon him having re- 
ported that he has not received one penny from any one of the 
States in spite of the Eequisition of Congress, and that on the 
other hand several of the States were trying devious ways in the 
endeavour to withdraw the small sums he had in the treasury, 
and that he was barely able to feed the army, and that only 
from hand to mouth. In conclusion he writes that if the States 
will not fulfill their obligations, the sooner we made terms of 
peace the better, for dragging on a feeble and ineffective war 
would only cause greater distress at the hour of submission. 

Accompanying this, is an autograph by Mr. Lossing on its 

276. WASHINGTON (GEORGE). The Peace Proposals. 
L. S., 3 pp. 4to, ''Bead Quarters, 12 Aug., 1782." To Ben- 
jamin Harrison. The body of the letter in the hand-writing of 
Jonathan Trumbull, Jr. 

*"From whatever principle it may he, Sir. Guy (Carleton) 
appears to he disposed in every Instance, to maTce himself per- 
fectly agreeahle to the people of America. A late Letter of his 
to me announces a " Negociation havg. heen opened at Paris, 
for the purpose of u general pacification; and that the British 
King had given Instructions to his Plenips. to acknowledge 
the absolute Independence of America, as the Basis of the Ne- 
gociation; In full confidence however, that the Loyalists should 
he secured in their property, or he refunded for any Confiscations 
which have heen made. Whether this Negociation is really in- 
tended to emhrace the compleat Ohject we have in view; or, 
whether it is designed as a temporary Amusement, cannot at 
present he fully determined past Experience in my Opinion 
should teach us the most jealous caution." 

277. WASHINGTON (GEOEGE). Return op British 

PRISONERS AND STATE OF THE ARMY. L. S., 2 pp. folio, "Head 

Quarters, Newburg, 13 Nov., 1782." To Benjamin Harrison. 
The body of the letter in the handwriting of Benjamin Walker, 
but with an interlineation in Washington's autograph. 

*"All the prisoners taTcen and carried into Canada have heen 
lately released upon what terms I do not Tcnow— about 170 
mostly Women and Children may he expected here every mo- 
ment by way of the Lakes, about 400 more mostly men are sent 
round to New York hy Sea . . . Your Excellency has heen truly 
informed as to the discipline of the Army under my immediate 
Command which has arrived to «, perfection that reflects the 
highest honor upon the Officers and Men. I wish I could say 
you were nghty informed as to their numbers . . were the 
Regiments all compleat they would make far from a numerous 
Army The Southern States are, I immagine by this time 
tntirely nd of an Enemy, and 1 flatter myself that their exer- 
tions will not he waiting to send their quotas of Men into the 
'^^eld, hut how IS the Army to he supported if the States d o not 
furnish tiie means." ' — — - 

The underlined words are in the hand-writing of Washington. 
General Muhlenberg is also referred to. 


278. WASHINGTON (GEORGE). Lack op clothing for 
THE troops. L. S., 2 pp. 4to, "Head Quarters, Newburgh, 
11 Dec, 1782." To Benjamin Harrison. The body of the 
letter in the hand- writing of Benjamin "Walker. 

* "I am sorry to hear that the ragged state of your Soldiers 
in the line, should prevent your recruiting, it cannot he attri- 
buted to any partiallity in the Secretary of War. I Tcnow ilmt 
very considerable appropriations of Gloathing have been made 
for the Southern Army, hut such is the difficulty of getting it 
transported thro' the Southern States, that it generally many 
months on its passage and very often great part of what is sent 
never arrives. When I directed General Muhlenberg to remove 
to Winchester I at the same time directed him to make his ar- 
rangements .... for the necessary supplies for the Recruits." 

279. WASHINGTON (GEORGE). , Arrangements for 


4to, "Head Quarters, Newhurgh, Fel. 5th, 1783." To Ben- 
jamin Harrison. The body of the letter in the hand-writing 
of Benjamin Walker. 

* "/ am also informed by (General Muhlenberg) that there 
are two obstacles which still greatly oppose and retard the suc- 
cess of collecting your Recruits, vis. the want of Provisions . . . 
and the want of efficacious means for apprehending Deserters. 
It is very much to be wished . . . that measures might be taken 
during the Winter, for forming the Troops now in the State, 
with the Detachment which I immdgine will be sent back by 
General Greene from So. Carolina, into a compleat Regiment 
or Regiments in such a manner as that they may be properly 
appointed # fit for service before the opening of the mart 
Campaign. ' ' 

The provisional treaty of peace was signed at Paris on Jan. 
20, 1783, and the definitive treaty on Sept. 3 in the same year. 
A cessation of hostilities was proclaimed on April 19, 1783. 

280. WASHINGTON (GEORGE). Certificate of Dis- 
charge of John McKenzie Matross of 2nd. or New York 
artillery Regiment. June 9, 1783. Signed by George Wash- 
ington, Jonathan Trumbull, Jr., and James Bradford. 

281. WASHINGTON (GEORGE). Original Mantj- 

ON HIS TAKING LEAVE OF THE ARMY. L. S. , 21 pp. folio. 

Head Quarters, Newburgh, June 12, 1783. To Governor 
Harrison. The body of the manuscript in the "handwriting 
of Jonathan Trumbull, Jr., secretary to Washington. 


merely as marking a great epoch in the life of Washington but 
as outlining the principles by which he considers the United 
States should be governed to take its place among the Nations 
of the World. 

As a literary production nothing else that Washington ever 
wrote approaches this document, and it was evidently care- 
fully thought over and worded. Washington in referring to it 
always termed it his " legacy." 

282. WASHINGTON (GEORGE). " Memorandum " OF 
TWO PAGES IN Washington's hand of measurements 
AT Mount Vernon. A. D. 2 pp. 4to, noting various 
measurements between'points on tlie grounds at Mt. Vernon, 
headed "Memorandum" and undated though probably 
made on his return home in 1787. 

* " From the Piaza to the discent of the Hill in a line with the 
spire of the dry well & the point of the Hill at the No. Circle 
ig 130 ft 

From the Garden House in the Lower garden (say from the 

Garden Walk) opposite to the first Cherry tree is 18-6 

To the new planted Walnut 28-9 

To the other Cherry Tree 71- 

From the middle of the front door to the Center of the line 
between the two Garden Houses is No. 56-12 W. Ill (8% ft 
to circle— 29 to the grass— 79 to Dial post) HI feet to the West 
hne of the Store & H'o. opposite 148 feet to the outer part of 
the Circle, etc.'' 

The allusion to the Cherry Tree will vindicate the time-honored 
story, for at least that much of the story has a good 

(See Illustration.) 

283. WASHINGTON (GEORGE). Official Letter to 
Beverley Randolph, Governor of Virginia, transmitting 
two acts. Signed by George Washington, Aug. 11, 1789. 

284. WASHINGTON (GEORGE). Official letter to 
Beverley Randolph, Governor of Virginia, transmitting an 
act providing for expenses in negotiations with the Indians. 
Signed by George Washington, August 24, 1789. 

285. WASHINGTON (GEORGE). Official letter trans- 
mitting an act relating to North Carolina. Signed by 
George Washington, Feb. 26, 1790. 

286. WASHINGTON (GEORGE). Endowment of Wash- 
ington AND Lee University. A. L. S., 2 pp. ito, "PMla- 
delpliia, 15th Sept., 1796." To Robert Brooke, Governor of 


"The Commonwealth of Virginia, having manifested their 
approbation of my design to apply the hundred shares in the 
James Siver Company, which they had before put at my dis- 
posal, to the use of a Seminary to he erected in such part of the 
State as they should seem most proper; and in consequence of 
this reference to their opinion, the Legislature having requested 
me to appropriate them to a Seminary at such place in the upper 
Country as I should think most convenient to a majority of its 


Inliahitaiits: After careful enquiries, to ascertain that place, 
I have upon the fullest consideration of all circumstances, de- 
stined those shares to the use of Liberty-Hall Academy, in 
Eockiridge County. It would seem to me proper that the de- 
termination should T)e promulgated by some official act of the 
Executive of Virginia; and the Legislature may expect it; for 
the purpose of general information." 

Acfompanying the letter is a page of autograph manuscript 
by Mr. Lossing on its importance and interest, and giving a 
history of ' ' Liberty Hall Academy. ' ' After the reception of 
Washington 's gift, the name was changed to ' ' Washington 
Academy," then in 1812 by an act of the Legislature to "Wash- 
ington College. ' ' After the conclusion of the Civil War, when 
Gen. Lee had been chosen its president, the name was again 
altered to ' ' Washington and Lee University. ' ' It is situated 
at Lexington, Eookbridge Co. Va., and is one of the oldest 
literary institutions south of the Potomac River. The number 
of shares given by Washington was one-hundred of one hundred 
dollars each. 

It is interesting to note that this letter is dated four days 
before the date of Washington's farewell address. 

287. WASHINGTON (.GEORGE). Envelope addressed 
to John Parke Custis entirely in Washington's autograph, 
and with signature as frank. 

288. WASHINGTON (GEORGE). Envelope addressed 
to Governor Harrison, with Washington's signature as 
frank. The wax seal with Washington's arms in good con- 

289. WASHINGTON (GEORGE). Envelope addressed 
to Gov. Nelson, with Washington's signature as frank. 
(The removal of the seal has caused a tear just grazing the 
"bottom of the signature. The letter it original!}- contained 
was dated Aug. 27, 1781.) 

290. WAYNE (GEN. ANTHONY). A. L. S , 4to. Camp 
New Castle, August 19, 1781, to Gov, Nelson of Virginia. 

* Long letter conoerning the conduct of the closing cam- 
paign in Virginia. "1 have the honor of inclosing your Ex- 
cellency a copy of a letter to the Hon'ble Major General Marquis 
Lafayette— I recollect that I sent your Excellency the proceed- 
ings of a Court Martial for mar auding —I had fondly flatter ed 
myself that that example ii-ould have had as happy an Influence 
on the minds of the Citizens, as it has on the Conduct of the 

291 WAYNE (ANTHONY). A. L. S., 1 p. folio. Camp 
New Castle, Aug. 19, 1781, with leaf of address to Gov. 
Nelson of Virginia, and seal. 

* "We have been in the course of tico weeks, six days totally 
Destitute of anything to eat or Drink except new Indian Corn 
& Water We have neither Salt, Spirits, bacon or flower." 


■^yz WAYNE (GEN. ANTHONY). Copy of a letter 
from Lafayette to Gen. Wayne, in the handwriting of 
Anthony Wayne, and copied for the purpose of transmit- 


ting to the Governor of Virginia, Thomas Nelson. 3 pp. 4to, 

11 Aug., 1781. 

* Headed ■•Extract of a letter from the M. Lafayette to Gen. 
Wayne." New Kent Mountain, Aug. 11, 1781, relating to the 
distribution of supplies among the French and American sol- 

293. [WAYNE (GEN. ANTHONY).] A. L. S. and a 
document in the hand of George North, Secty. and Q. M. to 
General Wayne : The former being to Gen. Wayne, from 
Goods Bridge; July 24, 1781, reporting on supplies, and the 
document being a copy of a letter from Lafayette to Gen. 
Wayne, Bottom Bridge, Aug. 9, 1781, recounting the dis- 
tressed condition of the soldiers: " Notivith.standing these 
circumstances delicacy has induced me to march the Penn- 
sylvanians hare-foot over sharp pebbles, andthroughburning 
sands {altho' heretofore unused to such treatment) rather 
than discriminate between any body of troops under my 
command." (2 pieces.) 

294. WEEMS (MASON L.— Biographer of Washington). 
A. L. S. to Caleb P. Wayne objecting to the form in which 
subscription books which Weems was selling were issued, 
meutioning the Life of Washington, and dealing at length 
with the troubles of a subscription bookseller of the time. 
3 pp. 4to. Dated "Norfolk, Jany. 25, 1805." 

295. WHEELOCK (ELEAZER— First President of Dart- 
mouth College). A. L. S. to Gen. Schuyler, introducing 
his son, Eleazer, who wished to enter the army. 1 p. 8vo. 
Dated "Dart. College, March 13, 1777." 

296. WILKINSON (JAMES— General). A. L. S. 8 pp. 4to. 
City of Mexico, March 17, '24, to Solomon Van Rensselaer. 
Also page proof of the last two pages of Vol. II of Wilkin- 
son's "Memoirs," with slight notes in Wilkinson's auto- 

*A long letter, dealing with Wilkinson's affairs and the- 
political conditions in Mexico and the United States. 

Siege op Quebec. Bill of lading of supplies shipped by 
Thomas Hancock (Uncle of John Hancock) to Gen. Wolfe, 
by the order of Sir Jeffery Amherst. 1 p. small 4to 
Boston, May 14, 1759. 

*" Shipped by the Grace of God by Thomas Hancock by 
order of his ExceWcy Major General Amherst on the good 
Sloop Scarborough, whereof is Master, under God, for this 
present Voyage, Samuel Fellows, and now riding at Anchor in 
the Harbour of Boston and by God's Grace bound for the Ex- 
pedition up the River St Lawrence . . . unto His Excell'cu 
Major General Wolfe." 

Among the supplies were 

3 Handpumps, 
14,800 Bricks 

6 Tents compleat 

4 Tubbs, etc. 


•208. WOOLSEY (MELANCTHON T.— Naval Officer 

■distinguished in the War of 1812, fought the Battle of 

Saekett's Harbor). A. L. S.,ypp. 4to. Sackett's Harbor, 

Oct. 1, 1820. To the Secretary of War (Smith Thompson). 

* On legal business. 

■209. WOOLSEY (MELANCTHON T.). A. L. S., 4 pp. 
folio. Plattsburgh, N. Y., Nov. 20, 1787. 

* Long and interesting letter to his brother, with some 
caustic remarks on the political situation. The writer was an 
officer in the American Revolution, and collector at the port 
of Plattsburgh. 



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The Crisis, N. Y., 1776 ; Reminiscences op an Old New Yohkek by 
W. L. Anduews, 1867 ; Jefpbky's Fkench Dominions in America, 
1760 ; Knox's Journal ; Account op the Boston Massacre, London, 
1770; Original Issue OP the Boston Port Bill ; Clinton's Narra- 
tive ; The Hudson River Portpolio ; Articles op the Convention, 
New York, 1787 ; the Darley Edition op Cooper's Novels ; 
Alden's American Epitaphs ; Civil War and Confederate 
Imprints ; Early Narratives op Exploration ; Revolutionary, 
War op 1813, and Civil War Items, incloding excessh^ely rare 
Broadsides and Pamphlets 

among tl^c %ttttt^: 

Remonstrance op Colonel Stark and Oppicers against Abandoning 
Crown Point ; Letters op Spanish Governors op Louisiana on 
Burr's Expedition and other Movements ; Letters op Richard 
Henderson and other Projectors of the Transylvania Scheme ; 
Letters and Documents op Alexander Hamilton, Cadwallader 
CoLDEN, Daniel Horsmanden, Oliver Ellsworth, Marquis 
OORNWALLis, George Rogers Clark, Lewis Cass, Theodobic 
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6 ADAMS (JOHN). The Suppressed History of the 
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1. ABBOTT (JOHN S. C). The History of the Civil 
'^^^ War in America. Numerous portraits and illustra- 
tions. 2 vols, royal 8vo, morocco (worn). N. T. 1863 

Timbs' Invention and Discovery; and others. Together, 
30 vols., various sizes and bindings. v. p. — v. d. 

3. ACCOUNT of the [British] Government with George 
Fowler and others, for work done to the sloop "Dove" 
(£10il.ll.lOi), by order of Sir Guy Carleton, Commander in 
Chief. 2 pp. folio. Signed by Charles Godfrey, Master, and 
David Sproat, "Witness. New York, Aug. 13, 1782. 

* Evidently a captured American vessel put in ' ' good order ' ' 
by the British Government, -n-hich Godfrey ' ' promises to deliver 
in like good order to Gov. Harrison of Virginia." 

4. ACRELIUS (ISRAEL). History of New Sweden; or, 
the Settlements on the River Delaware, translated with intro- 
duction and notes by W. M. Reynolds. Portrait and map. 
8vo, cloth. Phila. 1874 

5. ADAMS (JOHN). An Answer to Paine 's Rights of 
Man. First Edition. 8vo, old half calf. Lend. 1793 

6. ADAMS (JOHN). The Suppressed History of the 
Administration of John Adams (1797-1801). By John Wood. 
Now republished with Notes and an Appendix by John H. 
Sherburne. Portrait. 12mo, cloth. Phila. 1846 

7. ADAMS (JOHN). Works, with a Life of the author, 
notes and illustrations, by C. F. Adams. Portraits, views and 
facsimiles. 10 vols. Svo, cloth. Bost. 1856 

8. ADA]\IS AND JEFFERSON. A Selection of Eulogies, 
pronounced in the several States, in Honor of those illustrious 
Patriots and Statesmen, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. 
8vo, half cloth. Hartford, 1826 

9. ADAMS (JOHN QUINGY) . A Series of Messages from 
President Adams at various periods, showing the State of 
Relations between the United States and Spain. 8vo, half 
calf. Wash. 1818-20 

* Includes messages relative to the Treaty of February 22, 
1819, the Treaty for the Cession of the Floridas; &e. 

10. ADAI\1S (JOHN QUINGY). The Duplicate Letters, 
the Fisheries and the Mississippi. Documents relating to 
Transactions at the Negotiation of Ghent. 8vo, original 
boards, rebacked, uncut. Wash. 1822 

11. ADAIR (JOHN— General in the Revolution and War 
of 1812, served against the Indians in St. Glair's expedition, 
Gov. of Kentucky, 1820-24) . A. L. S., 2 pp. 4to, Louisville, 
Nov. 18, 1814. To Gen. Isaac Shelby. (Slightly damaged at 

the seal.) 

* Eelates to the difficulty he has in obtaining arms and com- 
missariat supplies for the troops. A postscript dated the 19th 
states that he has just heard that arms for the troops are being 
shipped at Pittsburgh. 

Shelby with the troops joined Jackson at New Orleans and 
took part in the battle there. The letter evidently relates the 
preparations for the event. 

12. ADDRESS from the Roman Gatholics of America to 
George Washington, President. Folio, wrappers. 

Lond.: J. P. Goghlan, 1790 [repr.] 

* Facsimile reprint. Presentation copy from the editor, J. G. 
Shea, to B. J. Lossing. 

13. AERIAL NAVIGATION. Porter (Ruf us). The Prac- 
ticability of Traveling Pleasantly and Safely from New York 
to Galifornia in Three Days, fully demonstrated; with a Full 
Description of a Perfect Aerial Locomotive, with Estimates of 
Gapacity, Speed, and Cost of Construction. Woodcut of a 
dirigible ialloon on rear cover. 8vo, wrappers. N. Y. 1849 

* Scarce. A most interesting Aviation item, showing that the 
aerial flights of Zeppelin and others of to-day were anticipated 
over 50 years ago, by the original editor of the "Scientific 
American. ' ' Foster 's transport was to have capacity for from 
50 to 100 passengers; was to have been placed in operation, 
April 1, 1849 — a significant date — and the trip to the Gold 
Regions of California and back was to have been made in seven 

14. AFRICAN SERVITUDE : When Why and by Whom 
Instituted, etc., N. Y. I860; History of the Rise and Decline 
of Commercial Slavery in America (Dunbar), N. Y. 1863; 
Emancipated Labor in Louisiana, n. p. — n. d. ; The Laws of 
Race, Phila. I860; and others on similar subjects. Together, 
12 pieces, 8vo, etc., wrappers and sewn. v. p. — v. d. 


from the U. S. President transmitting the information re- 
quired by the resolution of the House of Repres. of the 23d 
ultimo, in relation to the Africans taken in the vessel called 
the Amistad, etc. 8vo, half calf. Wash. 1840 

16. AINSLEE (HEW). Scottish Songs, Ballads, and 
Poems. Portrait. 12mo, cloth. N. T. 1855 

* Inserted is an A. L. S. of the author, in which he transcribes 
some of his verses. 

17. ALABAMA. Pickett (Albert James). History of 
Alabama, and incidentally of Georgia and Mississippi, from 
the Earliest Period. Map, and illustrations. 2 vols, square 
12mo, cloth. Charleston, 1851 

* Field designates this work, "a, model of local and state 
history. " It is worthy of especial attention on account of the 
many details concerning the aborigines of Alabama. The author 
had unusual facilities for securing information from original 
documents, &e., as he resided among the Greeks and Cherokees 
for a lengthy period. The plates depict numerous scenes among 
the Indians drawn from life. 

18. ALABAMA. L. S. of V. Folch, Governor of Spanish 
Florida, to David Williams, Governor of Mississippi Territory. 
2 pp. folio, Pensacola, Nov. 1810. In Spanish. 

* The Spanish Commandant at Mobile reports that he has re- 
ceived reports from the Choctaw Indians that American subjects 
are assembling withia Spanish territory with hostile intentions 
apparently against Mobile, and requests the Governor's inter- 

The document refers to Reuben Kemper's expedition against 
Mobile, which at the date of this had just arrived opposite the 
city. The Spanish commander attacked them suddenly about 
midnight, cutting them to pieces and capturing Major Hargrove 
and other oflfioers. The prisoners were sent to Havana and 
imprisoned for five years in Morro Castle. Governor Folch is 
credited with the idea of the sudden attack. 

19. ALBANY DOCUMENT. Assignment by Daniel Keetel- 
huyn of a mortgage of Gerrit van Schaick to Dirck ten Broek. 
Signed by Keetelhuyn, Dirck vander Heydon, Rutger Bleeeker 
and Goose van Schaick. Albany, Aug. 21, 1722. One page 
folio, with seal. 

20. ALBANY, N. Y. Deed of Conveyance from Stephanis 
Greesbeek to Daniel Keetelhuyn. With autograph signatures 
of Stephanis Groesbeek, Harman Wendell, Govert van 
Schaick, and Philip Livingston. 1 p. folio, with small wax 
seal. Albany, 1722 

21. ALBANY, N. Y. Plan of the City of Albany in 1770, 

by Robert Yates. 4to. 

* Tracing in blue, red ajid black, showing Fort Frederick, 
Dutch Reformed Church, Court House, etc. 


22 ALBANY, N. Y. A. L. S. of J. F. Bacon, of Albany, 
3 pp. folio, April 23, 1822. To Martin van Buren. An inter- 
esting letter referring to the rents of houses in the city. 

23. ALBANY IN COLONIAL TIMES. Indenture made 
between Peter Silvester of Albany, and Abraham Ten Broeck, 
on sheet 171/, x I41/2 inches, dated May 29, 1765. Contains 
signatures of" Silvester, "Wessel van Schaick, and James Van 
Rensselaer. With seal. 

24. ALDEN (TIMOTHY). A Collection of American 
Epitaphs and Inscriptions, with Occasional Notes. Frontis- 
iiieces lii Maverick and Edwin. 5 vols. 16mo, boards. 

N. Y. 1814 

25. ALIEN AND SEDITION LAWS. The Address of the 
Minority in the Virginia Legislature to the People of that 
State ; containing a Vindication of the Constitutionality of the 
Alien and Sedition Laws. 12mo, unbound (cut close). 

n. p. [1799] 

26. [ALLAN (JOHN).] Memorial of John Allan. Por- 
trait. Royal 8vo, paper covers. N. Y. : Bradford Club, 1864 

* Only 250 copies printed. Presentation copy from John B. 

27. ALLEN (COL. ETHAN). Maryland Toleration; or, 
Sketches of the Early History of Maryland to the Year 1650'. 
8vo, wrappers. Baltimore, 1855 

28. ALLEN (COL. ETHAN). A Narrative of Col. Ethan 
Allen's Captivity. Fourth Edition, with Notes. 12mo, half 
cloth and boards. Burlington, 1846 

29. [ALLEN (COL. ETHAN).] MS. List of Prisoners 
taken near Montreal, Sep. 15, 1775. 1 p. folio (worn). 

* A return of 23 prisoners of tlie Continental Army in the 
hand of Richard Varick. In this engagement Ethan Allen with 
80 men attacked Montreal, was repulsed and taken prisoner. 
His name heads the list of prisoners. The addresses and com- 
mand of the prisoners are given. 

30. [ALLEN (COL. ETHAN).] L. S. of Comfort Sands, 
1 p. 4to, Pishkill, Oct. 11, 1776, to Gen. Schuyler, with at- 
tached Account, 1 p. folio, on monies paid by Gerard Bancker 
to soldiers in the revolution. 

* The first line appearing on the account is ' ' July 5, 1775. 
To Ethan Allen # Seth Warner £30." 

31. ALLEN (WILLIAM). An American Biographical 
and Historical Dictionary, containing an account of the Lives, 
Characters and Writings of the most eminent persons in 
North America from its first settlement. 8vo, cloth. 

Bost. 1832 

32. ALLIBONE (S. A.). Critical Dictionary of English 
Literature, and British and American Authors. 3 vols. imp. 
8vo, cloth. Phila. 1858-71 

33. ALMANAC. New York Pocket Almanack for the j^ear 
1768. By Richard IMoore. 32mo, unbound, first two leaves 
pasted together, some pp. worn. N. Y. : Hugh Gaine, 1768 

34. ALMANACS. Ilutchins Improved: being an Almanack 
and Ephemeris of the Motions of the Sun and Moon etc., etc. 
The issues for 1786, 1788, 1789, 1790, and 1793. Together, 
5 pieces, 12mo, wrappers (not returnable). 

N. Y. . Hugh Gaine, 1785-92 

35. ALMANACS. Bickerstaff's Boston Almanac (1770). 
Woodcut portrait of Hon. Jcnucs Otis. 12mo, unbound, not 
perfect, but portrait in good condition (not returnable). 

[Bost. 1770] 

36. ALIMANACS. Wood's, Beer's, Hutchins', etc., for the 
years 1805 to 1814. Together, 11 pieces, 12mo (some im- 
perfect). V. p. — V. d. 

37. ALJIANACS. Beer's, Bickerstaff's, Hutchins', Far- 
mers, Connecticut, Wood's, and other Almanacs from 1784 to 
1838. Some imperfect. Over 40 pieces, 12mo, sewed. 

V. p. — V. d. 

The Echo and Other Poems. Frontispiece, engraved title, 
and other illustrations, iy Leneij and 3Iavcricl', after Tis- 
dale. 8vo, half calf. 

Printed at the Porcupine Press [N. Y.] 1807 
* A number of the illustrations are political cartoons and 

ings, Nos. 58 to 75 inclusive, 1872-1880; Paine 's Account of 
the American Antiquarian Societj^ (with A. L. S.), 1876; 
Proceedings, New Series, Vols. II to VII (not complete) ; and 
other publications of the Society. Together, 40 pieces, 8vo, 
wrappers and sewn. Worcester, 1872-90 

40. AMERICAN ARCHIVES. A Documentary History 
of the Origin and Progress of the North American Colonies, 
and of the Causes and Accomplishment of the American Revo- 
lution. By Peter Force. Fourth and Fifth Series only. 
9 vols, folio, half russia. Wash. 1837-53 

41. Another copy. Fourth Series only. 6 vols, folio, 

half russia. Wash. 1837-46 

42. AMERICAN ARilY. General Orders issued from 
Head Quarters, Albany, April 1st, and Nov. 15th, 1808, auto- 
graphed by Sol. Van Rensselaer, Adj. General, one of which 
contains a few words in his autograph in addition to the 



43. AMERICAN ARMY. D. S. General Orders, State of 
New York Militia, Albany, 10 June, 1811. 2 pp. folio, signed 
by Anthony Lamb, aide-de-camp. 

44. AMERICAN AUTHORS. Bancroft's Miscellanies; 
Abbott's Napoleon at St. Helena; Brittan's Man and his Re- 
lations ; and others. Together, 9 vols. 8vo, cloth, v. p. — v. d. 

45. AMERICAN AUTHORS. Irving's Sketch Book; 
Occasional Addresses (Kennedy) ; Bernard's Retrospections 
of America, 1797-1811 ; Vision of Columbus ; and others simi- 
lar. Together, 14 vols. 12mo, and smaller, various bindings. 

V. p. — V. d. 

46. AMERICAN AUTHORS. Cyclopsedia of American 
Literature (Duyckinck), 2 vols.; Life of Longfellow; Life of 
Alfred Cookman; Lucy Howard's Jotirnal; and others. 40 
vols., various sizes and bindings. v. p. — ^v. d. 

47. AMERICAN AUTHORS. Star Papers (Beecher) ; 
Paine 's Theological "Works; Development of Constitutional 
Liberty (Scott) ; New Olive Branch; and others similar. To- 
gether, 7 vols., various bindings. v. p. — v. d. 

48. AMERICAN AUTHORS. The Indian Pass (Street) ; 
Memories (Field) ; McFingall (Trumbull) ; Boat Life in 
Egypt and Nubia (Prime) ; and others. Together, 11 vols. 
12mo, cloth. V. p. — ^v. d. 

49. AMERICAN BIBLIOGRAPHY. Trubner's Biblio- 
graphical Guide to American Literature. A classified List of 
Books published in the United States of America during the 
Last Forty Years. Compiled by Nicolas Trubner. 8vo, half 
roan. Lond. 1859 

* Laid in is an A. L. S. to George W. Ghilds, of Philadelphia, 
from the author of this -n-ork. 

50. AMERICAN BIOGRAPHY. Lossing's Eminent Amer- 
icans, 2 copies; Life of Jabez Hunting; Lanman's Dictionary 
of Congress; and others. Together, 17 vols., various sizes 
and bindings. v. p. — v. d. 

51. AMERICAN BIOGRAPHY. Memoir of S. S. Pren- 
tiss, 2 vols. ; Letters of John Adams, 2 vols. ; Charles Sumner, 
Wendell Phillips, Henry Ward Beecher, Horace Greeley, and 
■others. 29 vols., various sizes and bindings. v. p — v. d. 

52. AMERICAN BIOGRAPHY. Life of S. P. Chase 
(Schuckers) ; Life of William Plumer; Life and Correspond- 
ence of President Reed, 2 vols., and others, some odd. 12 
vols., various sizes and bindings. v. p — v. d. 

53. AMERICAN BIOGRAPHY. Life of Admiral Foote 
(Hoppin) ; The Domestic Life of Thomas Jefferson (Ran- 
dolph) ; Life of P. T. Barnum (by Himself) ; Life of Fer- 
nando Cortes (Helps) ; and others similar. Together, 13 
vols. 8vo, and smaller, various bindings. v. p. — v. d. 

54. AMERICAN BOOKPLATE. New York Society Li- 
brary. Engraved by Maverick. Pasted on an old book cover 
(the top covered by the society's label). 

* Allen 614. 

55. The same. Another copy in the same condition. 

56. AMERICAN BOOKPLATE. New York Society Li- 
brary. 1789. Engraved by Maverick. Pasted on an old 
book cover (the top covered by the society's label, and the 
lower edge trimmed). 

* Allen 615. 

57. AMERICAN CHRONOLOGY. Calendar of American 
Chronology. Illustrated by Quotations from Shakespeare. 
Royal 8vo, cloth, uncut. 

N. Y. . Privately printed by C. L. Moreau, 1872 

* Presentation copy from both author and publisher, with 
autograph inscriptions on separate sheet laid in. Printed on 
one side of sheet only, and but 60 copies issued for private 

58. AMERICAN ENGRAVING. Principles of Landskip 
(sic) Drawing. A Series of Floral and landscape engravings 
by J. Thackara. 2 vols. 12mo. Phila., n. d. [ca. 1800] 

59. AMERICAN GENEALOGY. Local Memorials relat- 
ing to the De Peyster and Watts Families ; The Pennypacker 
Reunion; Lapham Family Register; and others similar To- 
gether, 9 pieces, royal 8vo and smaller, wrappers, v. p. — v. d. 

60. AMERICAN HISTORY. [Centennial Edition.] The 
People's History of America. Complete ... To which are 
added Hubbard's History of the Indian Wars in New Eng- 
land. Illustrations. Thick 4to, half morocco (stained). 

N. Y. 1876 

* Laid in are 5 A. L. S. from the publisher to Mr. Lossing. 

61. AMERICAN HISTORY. Bryant's Popular History 
of the United States, 2 vols.; Robertson's America; Palfrey's 
History of New England, 2 vols.; and others similar. To- 
gether, 19 vols., various bindings. v. p. — v. d. 

62. AMERICAN HISTORY. Seaboard Slave States, 
Morse's Universal Geography, 2 vols.; Lossing 's Outline His- 
tory of the U. S., and otJiers. 12 vols., various sizes and 
bindings. v. p.— v. d. 

63. A]\IERICAN HISTORY. American Register, 1826-9, 
2 vols. ; Pitkin's U. S., 2 vols. ; Lossing 's History of the U. S. ; 
and others. 14 vols., various sizes and bindings, v. p.— v. d. 

64. AMERICAN HISTORY. History of the U. S. 
(Adams), 2 vols.; Lossing 's Outline History of the U. S. ; 
Story of the Constitution; and others. 13 vols. 12mo, cloth, 

etc. ^- P--^- '^• 


65. AMERICAN HISTORY. History of Ueorgia; British 
Sjiy; President's Tour, and otliers. ]4 vols., various sizes and 
bindini^s. v. p. — v. d. 

66. AMERICAN HISTORY. Our Country, odd ]r.n-U; 
Northmen in America (Slafter), 1891; Cruise of Columbus 
in the Bahamas, 1492 (Murdock), 1884; Tlu' Taper Money 
issued by Pennsylvania, 1862; and others. Over 100 pieces, 
8vo, wrappers. v. p. — v. d. 

67. AIMERICAN HISTORY. National Union Convention, 
Phila. 1866; Life of Washington; Robert Morris, the Finan- 
cier of the American Revolution ; Hull 's Surrender of De- 
troit ; and others similar. Together, 12 pi(H'es, royal 8vo, and 
smaller, wrappers. v. p. — v. d. 

68. AMERICAN HISTORY. Congressional Directoiy for 
the First Session, 41st Congress; Arnold's Expedition against 
Quebec; President Reed of Pennsylvania; Our National 
Origin, Pi'ogi-ess, and Perils; and others similar. Together, 
24 pieces, 8vo and smaller, wrappers. v. p. — v. d. 

69. AMERICAN HISTORY^ Historic Progress and 
Americ;in Democracy (Motley) ; The Phila. Tea Parly of 
1773; Our French Allies in the Revolution (Pumpelly) ; Re- 
port on the Boundary Line bet^v■een N. Y. and Connecticut, 
and others similar. Together, 21 pieces, 8vo, wrajtpers. 

\. p. — v. d. 

70. AMERICAN HISTORY. The Lexington Centennial, 
1775-1875 ; The Mayflower Town (Justin Winsor) ; Bur- 
goyne's Surnmder ; Catal(»gue of National Portraits in Inde- 
pendence Hall, 1855; and others similar. Together, 12 pieces, 
8vo, wrappers, &c. v. p. v. d. 

(Bancroft), 1867 ; British Invasion of North ( Carolina (Swain), 
1853j The Old Barracks at Trenton, N. J., 1895 ; and others! 
30 pieces. v. p. v. d. 

mand in the Battle of Bunker Hill (Protliingliam), 1850; 
History of the Ordinance of 1787 (Coles), 1856; Wingfield's 
Narrative of the Virginia Colony, 1859; and others. 35 
pieces. v. p.— v. d. 

73. AMERICAN HUMOR. Reveries of an Old Maid, em- 
bracing important Hints to Young Men, illustrative of the 
notalile Arrangements of that Celebrated Establishment, 
"Cap.sicum House." lUusiralrd. 12mo, half calf. 

N. Y. 1851 
* Apparently a work instigated by Mitchell 's ' ' Reveries of a 


7i. AMEEICAX JOURNAL of Education (March, 1S62) ; 
C'hines-e Games ^-itli Dice: Sanitary Institutions durin^' the 
Austro-Prussian-Italian Conflict (T. W. Evans): President's 
^Message, Aug. 6. lSo6 (Franklin Pierce) ; and others. To- 
gether, 30 pieces. 4to, and smaller. v. p. — v. d. 

75. AMERICAN METHODISM. AVakeley (J. B.^. Lost 
Chapters recovered from the Early History of American 
Methodism. Portraits and iUustrations. 6vo, cloth. 

N. T. 1S5S 

^ Author 's Presentation Copy, with autograph inscription on 

76. AMERICAN MUSEUM; or. Repository of ancient and 
modern fugitive pieces. &e.. prose and poetical. Vols. II-YIII, 
and XI-XII (Jtily, 17S7. to December, 1792). Vol. II is 
second edition. 9 vols. 8vo. old sheep. (Vol. 2 in the origi- 
nal boards, tmcut.) Name cut from the upper part of title 
of 4 vols. Slightly foxed. Phila. 17S9-17SS-92 

* Tert scarce. This work was printed and edited li.v Matthew 

77. AMERICAN NEWSPAPERS. Alaska Herald. San 
Francisco, Feb. 15th, 1S69 ; The Church Record, Chicago, Aug. 
1, 1S59 ; The Beacon, Aug. 23rd. 1845. N. Y. ; etc. i pieces. 

7S. AMERICAN PIONEER (The). A Monthly Periodi- 
cal devoted to the Objects of the Logan Historical Society; 
or. to collecting and publishing Sketches relative to the Early 
Settlement and successive improvement of the Country. IUus- 
trations. 2 vols. Svo. half morocco. Cinn. 1S42-3 

* Tert scakce. All issued. Contains much information 
about the Indians, wajs. captivities, &c. A fine eolleetiou of 
documents and material relating to the Border Settlements of 
the West. 

79. a:MERICAN POETRY. Three Hours: or the Yigil of 
Love (Sarah -I. Hale. 1S48 ' : Poems of the late Francis S. 
Key (1^57) : The Golden Age (L. "W. Peck ri858j ^ ; Notes of 
the" Baptists in Xormch, Corui. (Denison, 1857 > . Together, 
I vols. 12mo. cloth and boards. v. p. 

80. a:MERICAX printing. Mackellar (.Thomas). The 
American Printer: A Manual of Typography. Illustrated. 
12mo, cloth. Phila. 1874 

81. AAIERICAN QUESTION. A Letter from a calm ob- 
server to a Noble Lord, on the subject of the late Declaration 
relative to Orders in Council. 8vo. half calf. Lond. 1812 

82. AMERICAN REYOLUTION. Taxation. Tyranny. 
Addressed to Samuel Johnson. 8vo. sewed. Lond. 1775 


83. AMERICAN REVOLUTION. The Crisis. Vol. I. 
Containing 28 numbers. 12mo, half calf (title mended, and 
most pages foxed). 

Lond. : Lond. Printed ; N. Y. : Reprinted by John Anderson, 


* Exceedingly eabe. The above 28 numbers form part of a 
most remarkable ■ collection of papers [commenced January 4, 
1775, and continued to June 8, 1776] attacking the ministry and 
the British Government in terms of great severity. As many 
copies of each number as could be collected were burnt by the 
public hangman. The American publisher, of this volume is said 
to have lieen the father of Dr. Alexander Anderson, America's 
first engraver on wood. Two fly-leaves contain manuscript notes 
relative to the work. 

84. AMERICAN REVOLUTION. Rules and Articles for 
the Better Government of the Troops, Raised, or to be Raised 
and kept in pay by and at the Expense of the United States 
of America. [By Order of the Congress, John Hancock, 
President] 12mo, half calf. 

Phila.: Printed; Fish-Kill, Reprinted, 1776 

85. AMERICAN REVOLUTION. Specie certificate is- 
sued by the State of Maryland to Alexander Sutton of the 
First Md. regt. for service in the war. Dated May, 1786. 

86. AMERICAN REVOLUTION. Report of the Commit- 
tee on Pensions and Revolutionary Claims, on the petition of 
Edmund Brooke, and others. 8vo, half roan. [1817-18241 

87. AMERICAN REVOLUTION. Traits of the Tea 
Party; being a Memoir of George R. T. Hewes, one of th€ 
last of its Survivors. By a Bostonian. Portrait. 16mo, 
cloth. N. y. 1835 

88. AMERICAN REVOLUTION. A Detail of some par- 
ticular services performed in America, during the years 1776- 
79. Compiled from journals and Original Papers, supposed 
to be chiefly taken from the Journal kept on board of the 
ship Rainbow, commanded by George Collier. Printed for 
Ithiel Town. 12mo, cloth. N. Y. ,1835 

89. AMERICAN REVOLUTION. Correspondence of the 
American Revolution; being Letters of eminent American 
Men to George "Washington, from the time of his taking com- 
mand of the army to the end of his presidency. Edited from 
the original MSS. by Jared Sparks. 4 vols. 8vo, cloth. 

Best. 1853 

90. AMERICAN REVOLUTION. Papers relating chiefly 
to the Maryland Line during the Revolution, edited by 
Thomas Balch. 8vo, sheets, uncut. Phila. 1857 

* Limited to 150 copies. Presentation copy from J. A. Mc- 
Allister to B. J. Lossing. 


91. AMERICAN EEVOLUTION. The Siege of Charles- 
ton, by the British Fleet and Army under the command of 
Admiral Arbuthnot and Sir Henry Clinton, which terminated 
with the surrender of that place May 12, 1780. Portrait. 
Small 4to, paper covers, uncut. Albany : Munsell, 1867 

* Only 100 copies printed. 

92. AMERICAN REVOLUTION. Paul Lunt's Diary, 
1775 (Breen), 1872; Diary of Dr. Ezra Green, Surgeon of the 
Ranger, 1875; Several Pamphlets on Washington, etc. 20 
pieces. 8vo, wrappers. v. p. v. d. 

* Some presentation copies with A. L. S. 

93. AMERICAN REVOLUTION. A Tribute to Major 
Sidney Willard (Bartol), 1862; Benedict Arnold at Saratoga 
(I. N. Arnold), 1880; South Carolina in the Revolutionary 
War, 1853 ; and others. 10 pieces, 8vo, wrappers. v. p. — v. d. 

94. AMERICAN REVOLUTION. The Home of Wash- 
ington (Lossing) ; American Revolution (Botta), 2 vols.; 
Events of 1776 (lacks title); Sparks' Life of Washington; 
and others. 10 vols., various sizes and bindings, v. p. — v. d. 

95. AMERICAN REVOLUTION. Orators of the Ameri- 
can Revolution (Magoon) ; Life of General Muhlenberg; 
Women of the Revolution (Ellet), Vols. 1 and 3; Riedesel's 
Letters ; Lives of Mary and Martha Washington ; and others. 
13 vols., various sizes and bindings. v. p. — v. d. 

96. AMERICAN REVOLUTION. Address at the Cele- 
bration of the Battle of Moore's Creek Bridge (J. G. Wright), 
Wilmington, 1857; A. C. Moore's Address on the Battle of 
Plattsburgh, Plattsburgh, 1844; Discourse .... the Battle 
of Lake George (Van Rensselaer), Phila. 1856; New Jersey 
Continental Line in the Indian Campaign of 1779 (Stryker), 
Trenton, 1885; Presbyterianism, The Revolution, etc. 
(Smyth), n. d. ; and others on similar subjects. Together, 
13 pieces, 8vo, etc., wrappers. v. p. — v. d. 

* Some presentation copies. 

Remonstrance of Colonel John Stark and 20 of his Officers to 
General Schuyler against their Removal from Crown Point 
to Ticonderoga. 2 pp. folio. Dated Crown Point, July 8, 


* An exceedingly valuable document, formulated and signed 
by Col. Stark and the officers under him at Crown Point about a 
month after the American forces had been driven back from 
Canada, and Carleton had resumed his preparations for invading 
New York. When orders came from Schuyler and others in 
authority to fall back still further to Ticonderoga, the stubborn 
bravery of the men at Crown Point became evidenced in the 
' ' Eemonstrance. ' ' 

The signature of "Nathan Hale" on document appears to 


be tliut of ,1 major in Col. Hood's Now ILimiishiro rofjiment, 
Tvlio at'torwavds bocanio colonel of the Soroiul regiment of the 
Is'eiv Hampshire Line. 

A portion of the "Remonstrance" rends as follows: 
''Crown Foin1. Jiihl S, .177U. 

To liix K.ircllciK'jl Gnii-ral Scliinilcr : ilnii il iilrast' iioiir 
7i.i-('iilfiii'ii ; Sir, — ll'c irlioxf 'Haini.i art' hereto siiliscrilicil, l''ifl(l 
Oijifvr.s of the Seri'rtil Sejiimcnln in the CoiilinenlciJ Sereiec nam 
ai this Place, 1ie)t leare with llie nlinosi rexpeel to (leqiiiunt iiour 
K.rcelleiicu, — TIkiI n'lieii (re hare been heretofore ecittetl npon ill, 
a Coiuieit of It'ar to giee our opinion respect iiiii tJie I'ropricty 
of (I lielreiit from Caniulii, we were inforined liil tlic tlirn Cnin- 
mandiiia Officer in Cliief tinit tlie I'osilive Orders of the Coii- 
lincntdl ('onpress leerc 'to ilispntc ererii Inch of the (liowiiil in 
Coimila.' That at ttic last Council of tl'ar to which ici' leere 

cattcit, it was utmost {if not iiiiitc) iinaniinonslii resolreit io 
lietrciit to this ptiice, and here inal^'c a Stand a<liiiiist the Minis- 
icriat J mill." . . . [Then follow the eight reasons for the 
stand they take, and their apology for taking np so much of 
Geni>ial Siduiyler's time]: 

Signed by John Stark, Colonel; Enoch Poore, Wm. Maxwell, 
Joseph CiUy, David Khea, Nathan IT;ile, and fifteen others. 

!)cS. AMERICAN REVOLUTION. (Vmtoiiiporiivy (.'oiiy, 
1 p. folio, of a letter dated Whitehall 5tli April 1775, from the 
Earl of Dartmouth to Lieut. (Jov. Cadwallader C'olden of 
Ne\^• York. 

* The letter deals with the sending ot Col. .\llnn Maidean to 
New York to secure the allegiance to the King of " I'hiiigr.ants 
from the Northwest jiarts of (Ireat Britain,'' with whom he had 
influence. The mission was considered of great importance, and 
the final paragra[>li deals with the necessity of secrecy. 

99. AMERICAN RK VOLUTION. Invoiee of Simdrys for 
the of the Continental Army at Tieonderooa and con- 
signed to (!en<"ral Iloi-dio ( iates,' Pliila., Oid. If., 177(;, 1 p. 
small 4to; Letter dated Troy, Sept. 30, IHOl, to S. Van Ren- 
sselaer, eoiilainiiiL;' siiiiiatures of Moses Vail and John Bird; 
D. S. by James Clinton Cole, Port Constitution, July 3d, 
1776, autlioi-i/.ing' the eolleetion of arms from all Disaffected 
Persons (damaged). Together, 3 pieces. 

100. A.MERICAN REVOLUTION. Con1empoi-ary .MS. 
"Return of a Detachment from ye 10th Cont. A'irga. Kefti- 
ment, Commamh'd liy ('ol. Edwai-d Stevens, N(^\\'cas1h>, 12th 
April, 1777," 1 p. folio, signed by John Fowke, Adjutant. 

101. A]\IERICAN REVOLUTION. "A Return of a De- 
tachment of the 10th Virga. regt. commanded by ('ol. Ed. 
Stevens. Bristol Apl. 19th, 1777." 1 p. folio, in the auto- 
graph of G. Nicholas, ]\lajor, and signed by him. 

*" This detachment is composed ot such of cacdi company as 
have had the smallpox. The rest of the regt. are now down with 

the smallpox at Baltimore and New-C;istle There are no 

British deserters in the regt." 


10:^. AMERICAN REVOLUTION. "A General Retiiru 
of lli<? Continental Troops on there March and in Quarters 
betwixt Philada. and Baltimore." Dated Baltimore April 29, 
1777. Signed bv Col. J. Carvil Plall, -ith. M. B. and Lt.-Col. 
F. (iurney, 11th. P. Reg. 1 p. folio. 

103. AMERICAN REVOLUTION. Return of troops 
quartered in Philadelphia, IMay 27, 1777. 1 p., oblong folio. 
Signature of Lewis Nicola. 

* The -nA, 3rd and 4th Pomisylvania regiments. 

104. AMERICAN REVOLUTION. List of Officers for 
Five Armed Schooner on Lake George, June 17, 1777, written 
from Port George. Including 2 "at Ticonderoga to come 
over to this post." 1 p. folio. 

105. AlEERICAN REVOLUTION. A List of "Officers 
Present at Port George for the Navey." Also the names of 
officers of the galleys "Gates" and "Triimbel," the sloop 
"Interprise," the schooners "Revenge" and "Liberty" and 
the "Gundelo N York," with a table giving the number and 
sizes of guns and the number of officers and men. 1 p. folio. 
Dated June 27, 1777. 

106. AMERICAN REVOLUTION. Receipt signed by 
James Gamble, Aug. 2, 1781, for 76 barrels of flour from 
Philip Schuyler, for the use of the troops at Saratoga: and 
2 other pieces, one a receipt for an allowance to "sundry 
Canadian officers of Militia and A^olunteers under the direc- 
tion of IMajor General Philip Schuyler 1777." Together, 3 

107. A:\1ERICAN revolution. Military document 
signed (!eo. Marlay, Capt. (i2d Regt. 1 p. folio, damaged. 
Aug. 18, 1778. 

* Boll pall of the 62d (British) regiment, Lt. Col. Austruther 

108. A:\IERICAN revolution. Return of Regiment 
at Albemarle Barracks, Colonel Taylor, dated October 9, 1779. 

Oblong folio. 

* With list of 13 officers, three lieutenants and ten captains, 
four of which had been killed. 

109 AMERICAN REVOLUTION. MS. account, 1 p. folio, 
Albemarle Barracks, 12th Sept. 1779, of the "Present State 
of His ]\Iajesty's 62d Regiment of Foot Commanded by Major 
Gen Valentin'e Jones, with all the Alterations since 1st Nov., 
1778," signed by George Marlay, Captain. (Damaged.) 


110. AMERICAN REVOLUTION. A. N. S. of D. Fisher 
and AYilliam Panning, in regard to the loss of two negroes 
by Daniel Mabry, and the search for them among the camp- 
followers of Cornwallis ; Contemporary copy of an order 
regarding provisions, issued at Charlottesville, ca. 1780; 
Fragment of an A. L. S. of James Fairlie, aide to Gen. 
Steuben, April 25, 1781. Together, 4 pieces. 

111. AMERICAN REVOLUTION. "The Memorial of the 
Officers of the New York or Second Regiment of Artillery, in 
behalf of themselves and the Men under their Command, 
humbly addressed to the Representatives of the State of New , 
York." A long, carefully composed and carefully written 
document, dated Burlington, February 18, 1782, Signed by 
Bbenezer Stevens and John Doughty, Lieut.-Cols. of the Regi- 
ment, and endorsed as read in the assembly March 5, 1782, 
and in the Senate March 11. 6 pp. folio. 

* An interesting document, dealing with the sufferings and 
privations of the soldiers. Eeferring to a change of system 
irhich is promised to bring relief, the officers write, — "Accus- 
tomed to a Camp, and not to a Political Life, we can judge 
only by the Event. ' ' 

112. AMERICAN REVOLUTION. Table showing the 
Number of rations of Provisions and Forage and Quantity of 
Firewood allowed to officers and others of the Army, received 
March 10 [1782], from General Heath. 2 pp. folio, ca. 1782. 

113. AMERICAN REVOLUTION. A contemporary MS. 
account of the apportionments of responsibility among the 
thirteen colonies for the redemption of various issues of Con- 
tinental Currency, with the text of the various acts of Congress 
•relating thereto, from May 9, 1776, to Oct. 11, 1787. 17 pp. 
folio, on nine leaves. Undated. 

* The work of two persons, each of whom wrote a neat hand. 

folio, St. James', March 30, 1702. To Francis Nicholson, 
Governor of Virginia. 

* Authorization for the last seal of Virginia to be used until 
a new one is made. Signed also by Charles Montagu, Duke of 

115. ARMISTEAD (GEORGE— Lieut.-Col. and defender 
of Baltimore against the British fleet). A. L. S., 2 pp. 4to, 
Fort Niagara, Aug. 9, 1803, to Captain Irvin, describing a 
horse thief, and writing of the discontent among the Niagara 

116. ARMSTRONG (JOHN— Secretary of War). L. S., 
2 pp. 4to, War Department, March 22d, 1813, to the Governor 
of Virginia, in regard to the drafting of the Virginia militia. 


117. ARNOLD'S TREASON. Contemporary manuscript 
copy of the result of an examination of Col. Richard Varick at 
the Robinson House, soon after the flight of Arnold, Col. 
Varick at that time acting as aide-de-camp to Arnold. 1 p. 
4to, unsigned. 

118. ASTOR (JOHN JACOB). A. L. S., 1 p. small 4to, 
to Henry Livingston [N. Y.], June 16, 1810. Regrets his in- 
ability to furnish certain information as promised. 

119. ASTOR (JOHN JACOB). A. L. S., 2 pp. 4to, to 
Henry Livingston, Poughkeepsie, N. Y. Dated N. Y., Sept. 
13, 1810. Relates chiefly to the [Robert] Morris Estate. 

120. AMERICAN STATE PAPERS. Documents Legis- 
lative and Executive of the Congress of the United States, 
including : Foreign Relations, 6 vols. ; Military Affairs, 7 vols., 
Public Lands, 8 vols. ; Finance, 5 vols. ; Naval Affairs, 4 vols. 
Maps. Together, 30 vols., folio half russia (some worn) . 

Wash. 1832-61 

* ]?INE SET. Not collated and sold not subject to return. 

121 ■ Duplicates of the same. 7 vols. 

122. AMERICANA. The Present Claims and Complaints 
of America, Briefly and Fairly Considered. [By two Gentle- 
men of Halifax, N. S.]. 12mo, half calf . Lond. 1806 

* From the library of Sir Brook Watson, one of London 's 
Lord Mayors, who has written on back of title (original size, 
left margin shaved so close that text is cut into) about a dozen 
lines commenting upon the work. 

123. AMES (FISHER). Works compiled by a number of 
his friends; to which are prefixed notices of his Life and 
Character. PoHrait (ioxed) . 8vo, boards (broken), uncut. 

Bost. 1809 

124. [AMHERST (JEFFERY).] An Historical Journal 
of the Campaigns in North-America for the year 1757-60, by 
Captain John Knox. Dedicated by Permission to Lieut.-Gen- 
eral Jeffery Amherst. Portraits of Amherst and Wolfe. 
2 vols. 4to, old half calf (broken). Lond. 1769 

125. AMORY (THOMAS C). The Military Services and 
Public Life of Major-General John Sullivan of the American 
Revolutionary Army. Portrait. 8vo, cloth. Bost. 1868 

* Presentation copy, with A. L. S. of the author inserted. 

126. ANALECTIC MAGAZINE, containing Selections 
from Foreign Reviews and Magazines. Vols. 1-3, 5-8, and 10- 
14 Engraved portraits, including Jacoh Jones, James 
Lawrence, William Bainhridge, Fisher Ames, etc and mews 
12 vols. Svo, half leather, foxed. Phila. 1813-19 


127. AN15UREY (THOJIAS). Travels through the in- 
terior Parts of America. In a Series of Letters liy an Officer. 
Folding map and six plates, some folding. 2 vols. 8vo, old 
half calf. Lond. 1791 

* With good impressions of the plates, which, except for slight 
repairs in the folds, are in good condition. 

128. ANDERSON (ALEXANDER). A Brief Catalogue 
of Books illustrated with Engravings by Dr. Alexander 
Anderson, with a Biographical Sketch of the Artist. [With 
a Note by Benson J. Lossing.] Facsimile of Anderson's hook- 
plate. 8vo, cloth, gilt top, uncut. N. Y. 1885 

* One of 100 copies. 

129. ANDERSON ENGRAVINGS. Thomson (James). The 
Seasons, with the Castle of Indolence. 5 engravings by Ander- 
son. 18mo, old calf. N. Y. 1824 

130. ANDERSON ENGRAVINGS. Emblems of Mortality : 
representing, by numerous Engravings, Death, etc. En- 
gravings bg Alexander Anehrson. 16mo, original wrappers, 
uncut. Charlestown and New Haven, 1846 

* Babcock 's reissue from the original plates. 

131. ANDERSON (JAMES). Observations on the means 
of exciting a spirit of National Industry; chiefly intended to 
promote the agriculture, commerce, manufactures and fisheries 
of Scotland. 4to, old calf (front cover missing). Bdinb. 1777 

* Presentation copy from the author, with autograph inscrip- 
tion : "To the Bight honourable Lord North from the Author, 
in testimony of the just sense he entertains of his Lordships 
unremitting attention to every'thing that has a tendency to pro- 
mote the internal vigour and prosperity of Great Britain. ' ' 

132. ANDERSONVILLB PRISON. The Demon of Ander- 
sonville; or, the Trial of Wirz, for the cruel treatment and 
brutal murder of helpless Union prisoners in his hands. Illus- 
ireiieel. 8vo, wrappers. Phila. [1865] 

* Presentation copy from Jno. H. McAllister. 

133. ANDREW, the King, in the time of the Conglomera- 
tion of the Heavenly Hyenas, the Preachers and Harlots, 
thieves and murderers, and the Buck Niggers, in the great 
City of Penn. 12mo, wrappers. Pittsburg, 1866 

134. ANDREWS (ALFRED). Genealogical History of 
John and Mary Andrews, who settled in Farinington, Conn., 
1640; embracing their descendants to 1872. Portraits. 8vo, 
cloth. Chicago and Hartford, 1872 

* Presentation copy from the author. 

135. ANDREWS (C. C). History of the Campaign of 
Mobile; including the cooperative operations of Gen. Wilson's 
Cavalry in Alabama. Illustrations and maps. 8vo, cloth. 

N. Y. 1867 

136. ANDREWS (JOSEPH). Report of the Proceedings 
at the Memorial Meeting in honor of the late Mr. Joseph 
Andrews (Engraver). 8vo, wrappers. Bost. 1873 

* Contains Addresses by S. E. Koheler and E. C. Waterson. 
Autograph presentation copy from* G. B. Halm, witli A. L. S. 

137. [ANDREWS (WILLIAM LORING).] Reminiscences 
of an Old New Yorker. By the late William A. Duer, Presi- 
dent of Columbia College. -Ito, cloth, uncut. 

N. Y. : Printed for W. L. Andrews, 1867 

* Extremely bare. One or only 35 copies printed. Pres- 
entation copy from the publisher with autograph inscription on 
fly-leaf, — "Mr. Benson J. Lossing, with regards of W. L. 
Andrews. N. T., June S6, 1867." Laid in are 2 copies of a 
portrait of Titz-Greene Halleck on India paper. 

138. ANNALS of the War. Written by Leading Partici- 
pants. Vignettes. 8vo, cloth. Phila. 1879 

139. ANNAPOLIS. Annals of Annapolis, Comprising 
sundry notices of that old City, from the period of the first 
Settlements in its vicinity in 1649, until the War of 1812. 
Compiled and edited by David Ridgely. Frontispiece. 12mo, 
paper covers. Baltimore, 1841 

140. Same. Another copy, cloth. 

141. ANNIN FAMILY Centennial Celebration at the Old 
Stone House in Somerset County, N. J., Aug. 15, 1866. 
Frontispiece. 8vo, boards, cloth back. Phila. : Printed for 
Private Distribution for Ferdinand J. Dreer [n. d.] 

* Presentation copy from P. J. Dreer, with autograph inscrip- 
tion on fly-leaf. 

142. ANSTBY (CHRISTOPHER). Speculation, a Poem, 
Lond. 1780 ; Sir Eldred or the Bower, by Hannah More, Lond. 
1776 ; A Poetical Epistle to an eminent amateur, by William 
Hayley, Lond. 1779. 3 pieces, 4to, unbound. 

143. ANTI-BANK DEMOCRAT. Vol. I, No. 1 (All 
issued?). 8vo, sewed. Poughkeepsie, Jan. 1842 

144. ANTI-SLAVERY. Fragments of the History of 
Bawlfredonia, containing an account of the Discovery and 
Settlement of that great Southern Continent, by Herman 
'Thwackius. 8vo, old half calf. 

Printed for American Booksellers, 1819 

* Scarce and early Anti-Slavery satire. 

145. ANTI-SLAVERY. Poole (William F.). Anti-Slavery 
Opinions before the Year 1800. Read before the Cincinnati 
Literary Club, Nov. 16, 1872. To which is appended a Fac- 
simile Reprint of Dr. George Buchanan's Oration . . . on . . . 

, Slavery, Baltimore, July 4, 1791. 8vo, cloth. Cinn. 1873 


146. ARMS AND MILITARY GOODS; Illustrated Cata- 
logue, containing Regulations for the Uniform of the Army, 
Navy, Marine and Revenue Corps of the United States. 
Numerous illiisfraiiovx, many colored. Royal 4to, stamped 
purple morocco gilt, gilt edges. 

N. Y. : Schuyler, Hartley & Graham, 1864 

147. ARMSTRONG (JOHN). Notices of the War of 1812. 
2 vols. 12mo, cloth. N. Y. 1840 

of all Officers, who have been commissioned in the Army of 
the United States from 1785 to 1853, etc. Second Edition, 
with emendations and a Supplement by Charles K. Gardner. 
12mo, cloth. N. Y. 1860 

149. ARMY REGISTER (The) of the United States. Pro- 
motions to October, and Corrections up to January 1, 1815. 
16mo, wrappers, uncut. Phila. 1815 

150. ARMY AND NAVY. Wyatt (Thomas). Memoirs of 
the Generals, Commodores, and other Commanders who dis- 
tinguished themselves in the American Army and Navy dur- 
ing the Wars of the Revolution and 1812. 82 steel plates. 
Royal 8vo, gilt, gilt edges (back torn away). Phila. 1848 

* Inserted is an A. L. S. from the author to Thomas Evans, 
New Brunswick, N. J., introducing Mr. Lossing. 

151. AMERICAN ARMY AND NAVY. 'Byrne's Naval 
Biography; U. S. Military Laws 1776-1863; Ordinance In- 
structions, U. S. N. ; Military Magazine, 1841 ; and others 
similar. Together, 11 vols, thick royal 8vo, and smaller, vari- 
ous bindings. v. p. — ^v. d. 

152. AMERICAN ARMY AND NAVY. Regulations of 
the U. S. Military Academy; Papers and Proceedings of the 
U. S. Naval Institute ; Hints Bearing on the U. S. Army ; and 
other similar. Together, 24 pieces, 8vo, and smaller, wrap- 
pers and cloth. v. p. — v. d. 

153. AMERICAN ARMY AND NAVY. Dictionary of the 
Army of the United States (Gardner) ; Military Art and 
Science (Halleck) ; History of the Naval Academy; Sea Kings 
and Naval Heroes ; and others similar. Together, 11 vols. 8vo 
and smaller, various bindings. v. p. — ^v. d. 

154. ARNOLD (ISAAC N.). The History of Abraham 
Lincoln, and the Overthrow of Slavery. Portrait. 8vo, cloth. 

Chicago, 1867 
* Presentation copy, with A. L. S. of the author laid in. 

155. ARNOLD (ISAAC N.) . The Life of Benedict Arnold : 
his Patriotism and his Treason. Portrait. 8vo, cloth. 

* Several letters from I. N. Arnold iaserted. Chicago, 1880 


156. ARNOLD (L. M.). A Series of Revelations to L. M. 
Arnold, Medium ; including The History of the Origin of all 
Things Delivered by the Lord Jesus Christ to L. M. Arnold, 
The Life of Jesus Christ, Spiritually given, etc. 6 pieces, 8vo, 
wrappers. Poughkeepsie, 1852-3 

* Presentation copies from the author, with A. L. S. 

157. ATCHESON (NATHANIEL). American Encroach- 
ments on British Rights ; or, Observations on the Importance 
of the British North American Colonies, and on the late 
treaties with the United States. 8vo, marbled calf. 

* Presentation copy ' ' from the Editor. ' ' Lond. 1808 

158. Another copy, russia. Lond. 1808 

159. ATHENS COUNTY, OHIO. Walker (Charles M.). 
History of Athens County, and of the Ohio Land Company. 
Map and portraits. 8vo, cloth, gilt top, uncut. Cinn. 1869 

160. ATHERTON (WILLIAM). Narrative of the Suffer- 
ing and Defeat of the North- Western Army, under General 
Winchester: Massacre of the Prisoner: sixteen months im- 
prisonment of the writer and others with the Indians and 
British. 12mo, boards, sheep back. Frankfort, Ky., 1842 

161. Same. Another copy, binding similar. 

162. ATLANTIC PILOT. 3 maps. 8vo, paper covers. 

Lond. 1772 

163. ATWATER (CALEB). A History of the State of 
Ohio, Natural and Civil. 8vo, old calf (somewhat stained). 

* First Edition. Cinn. [1838] 

164. AUGUSTA, GA. The Augusta Directory and City 
Advertiser for 1841. 12mo, boards. Augusta, 1841 

165. 13 ACHE (RICHARD— Patriot of the Revolution, 
^ son-in-law of Benjamin Franklin.) A. L. S., 

1 p. Pennsylvania War Office, April 30, 1777. To General 

Schuyler. , , ,,,<■„ 

* Eeleasing Jane Lowens from imprisonment as the Board 
has found nothing against her. 

166 BACKUS (AZEL— First President of Hamilton Col- 
lege, N. Y.). A. L. S., 2 pp. folio, Hamilton College, April 4, 
1816. To Hon. Smith Thompson. 

* Concerning a fight between Smith Thompson 's son and an- 
other at the College, the former being condemned to read 
Locke 's Essay on the Human Understanding aloud to his father s 
friends, and would be allowed to return to College on receipt of 
a certificate that he had done so. 

167 BACKUS (AZEL— First President of Hamilton Col- 
lege) ' A L S to Smith Thompson, dealing with his son's 
conduct at college. 1 p. folio. Dated Nov. 11, 1816. 


168. BACKUS (AZEL). A. L. S., 1816, rusticating a 
student. Eben Backus, receipt signed on behalf of the 
Susquehannah Company for one share to William Dart, 1769. 
Theodorus Bailey (Senator and Postmaster of N. Y. City), 
three autograph receipts, 1792-1802. Gerard Banckee, an 
A. L. S. and a L. S. on legal matters, 1794-97. (7) 

169. BACON (W. K.). Memorial of William Kirkland 
Bacon, late adjutant of the 26th Regiment of N. Y. State 
Volunteers. By his father. 16nio, cloth. Bost. [1865] 

* Presentation copy from the author to B. J. Lossing. 

170. BAILEY (THEODORUS— United States Senator 
and Postmaster of New York City). A. L. S. to Nathaniel 
Lawrence. 4 pp. folio, dated " Poughkeepsie, 7 Decem., 1786." 

* Mentioning scandals about old New Yorkers. 

171. BAILEY (THEODORUS). A. L. S., 3 pp. 4to, to 
Gilbert Livingston. Pebry. 18th, 1800. 

* In regard to the possible sale of part of his father 's estate 
for a navy yard. 

_ 172. BAILEY (THEODORUS). 4 autograph letters 
signed, all addressed to Nathaniel Lawrence, 2 and 1 page 4to, 
dated Poughkeepsie 'May 19, 1787, and Nov. 6, 1795, Phila. 
Febr. 26, 1796, and Poughkeepsie June 18, 1796. 

* Mainly on political matters. 

173. BAILEY (WILLIAM). Records of Patriotism and 
Love of Country. 8vo, half calf. Wash. 1826 

174. BAINBRIDGE (WILLIAM— Commodore of the U. S. 
Navy, distinguished in the War of 1812). A. L. S., 1 p. 4to, 
Washington, Dec. 1819. On the appointment of a secretary. 

175. BAINBRIDGE (WILLIAM). Two A. L. S., to Smith 
Thompson, Secretary of the Navy. "U. S. Ship "Columbus," 
Bay of Gibraltar" [1820]. Concerning the bad conduct of 
Bainbridge's son. 

176. BAINBRIDGE (WILLIAM). A. L. S., to Smith 
Thompson, Secretary of the Navy, setting the date for a call, 
and mentioning his design of a uniform for a Commodore's 
Secretary. 1 p. 4to, dated Washington City, Jany. 10, 1819. 

177. BAINES' FRENCH REVOLUTION, 2 vols.; Diplo- 
matic Correspondence, 3 vols.; and others. 29 vols., various 
sizes and bindings. v. p. v. d. 

178. BAKER (GENERAL L. C). History of the United 
States Secret Service. Pot-trait and plates. First Edition. 
8vo, cloth. Phila. 1867 

* A. L. S. of the author laid in. 

179. [BAKER (WILLIAM S.).] The Origin and An- 
tiquity of Engraving. 8vo, cloth. Phila. 1872 

*With pencilled autograph signature of the author inserted. 

180. BALTIMORE. Howard (George W.). The Monu- 
mental City, its Past History and Present Resources. Ulaps 
and illustrations. 8vo, cloth, gilt edges. Balto. 1873 

* Prospectus, etc., laid in. 

181. BALTIMORE. View of the City of Baltimore, taken 
from the Observatory in 1822. Copper engraving. Oblong 

182. BALTZ (JOHN D.). Hon. Edward D. Baker, U. S. 
Senator from Oregon, &c. Col. B. D. Baker's Defense in the 
Battle of Ball's Bluff, and slight sketches of Col. Baker and 
Generals Wistar and Stone. Portrait, maps, and plates. 
12mo, cloth. Lancaster, Pa., 1888 

* Author 's Presentation Copy, with autograph inscription on 
fly-leaf. Laid in is an A. L. S. from the author. 

183. BANCROFT (GEORGE). Original printed Pro- 
spectus of the Incorporation of Round Hill Institution, 
George Bancroft's original seminary, 1 p. folio. At the bottom 
is a written note, and on the back is written a list of the 
original subscribers, among them being George Ticknor, 
Andrews Norton and other well-known names. 

181. BANCROFT (HUBERT HOWE). The Native Races 
of the Pacific States of North America. Folding maps and 
illustrations. 5 vols. 8vo, original cloth. N. Y. 1874-6 

* Laid in are several A. L, S. from publishers, including one 
from Daniel G. Brinton, the ethnologist, and some newspaper 

185. BANGS (NATHAN). Memorial of the Golden Wed- 
ding of the Rev. Nathan and Mrs. Mary Bangs, April 23, 1856. 
Portraits. 8vo, wrappers. N. Y. 1856 

* Presentation copy from Samuel Bangs, with inscription. 

186. [BANKS (W. P.).]. Emancipated Labor in Louisiana. 
8vo, wrappers. [Bost. 1864] 

* Autograph presentation copy from the author. 

187. BANYAR (GOLDSBROW— Deputy Secretary of the 
Province of New York, and one of the founders of the New 
York Societv Librarv). A. D. S., 2 sections, folio, January 4, 
1748, with seal, relating to the estate of Francis Hageman. 

188. BANYAR (GOLDSBROW). D. S. N. Y. Oct. 20, 
1762 ; A. L. S. of John Preston ; Bill on North River Exchange 
Company for 25 cents, 1837 ; and others. Together, 10 pieces. 

189. BARBER (JOHN W.). Interesting Events in the 
History of United States. Portrait of Wasliington, map, and 
other illustrations. 16mo, calf (broken). New Haven, 1832 

* With Barber 's signature on a fly-leaf. 


190. BARBER (JOHN W.). European Historical Collec- 
tions; comprising England, Scotland, with Holland, Belgium, 
and part of France. Illustrations and map. 8vo, roan 
(rubbed). New Haven, 1855 

* Presentation copy from the author, with autograph inscrip- 
tion to B. J. Lossing. 

191. BARBER (JOHN W.) and HOWE (HENRY). 
Historical Collections of the State of New York. Map and 
other illustrations. Svo, sheep (repaired, and map slightly 
torn). N. Y. 1845 

192. BARING (ALEXANDER). An Inquiry into the 
Causes and Consequences of the Orders in Council; and Ex- 
amination of the Conduct of Great Britain towards the 
Neutral Commerce of America. 12mo, half calf. Lond. 1808 

193. BARKER (JACOB). Incidents in the Life of Jacob 
Barker, of New Orleans, Louisiana, with historical facts, etc., 
from 1800 to 1855. Svo, cloth. Wash. 1855 

* Interesting letter, signed by Jaepb Barker, laid in. 

194. BARLOW (JOEL). The Political Writings of Joel 
Barlow. 12mo, old calf. N. Y. 1796 

195. BARLOW (JOEL). The Hasty Pudding: A Poem, 
in three Cantos. Written in Chamberry, in Savoy, Jan. 1793. 
12mo, half calf (first leaf mounted). 

Reprinted by N. Power, at Poughkeepsie, n. d. 

196. BARLOW (R.— Wife of Joel Barlow). A. L. S., 2 pp. 
folio, to Mrs. Madison, Orange County, dated Aug. 6, 1813. 

197. BARNEY (JOSHUA— Commodore, distinguished in 
the naval war of the Revolution). Signature to a certificate 
of membership in the Republican Society of Baltimore. 
Signed also by George Sears and Alex. McKim, with embossed 
seal. 1795. 

198. BARNEY (JOSHUA). A. L. S., with initials, 2 pp. 
folio, Baltimore, Dec. 31, 1817. 

* Declining to send a picture for publication : " On a former 
Occasion {1782) Mr. Peale the father, prevailed on me to sit for 
him, which> picture has ever since ieen in his Museum. I was 
then only ZS years old, of course the resemblance of what I am 
now has quite disapearecl, and no wonder after 36 years expos- 
ure and hardships. ' ' 

199. [BARNEY (JOSHUA).] Biographical Memoir of 
Commodore Joshua Barney: from autographic notes and 
journals in possession of his family, edited by Mary Barney. 
Portrait. Svo, cloth. Portrait and title loose. Bost. 1832 

* Three autograph letters signed by Neville B. Craig to B. J. 
Lossing, laid in. 

200. BARRINGTON (F. CLINTON). The Arrest: A Tale 
of the Revolution. Svo, wrappers. Little Falls, N. Y., 1852 


201. BARTH (HENRY). Travels and Discoveries in 
North and Central Africa. Maps and other illustrations. 
3 vols. 8vo, cloth. N. Y. 1857 

202. BARTON (J. L.). Address on the Early Reminis- 
cences of Western New York and the Lake Region of Country. 
8vo, wrappers. Buffalo, 1848 

203. BARTON (WILLIAM C). Compendium Florae 
Philadelphieffi : Description of Indigenous and Naturalized 
Plants within 10 miles of Philadelphia. 2 vols. 12mo, boards, 
uncut. • Phila. 1818 

204. BATES (MARY). Private Life of John C. Calhoun. 
8vo, wrappers. Charleston, 1852 

205. BAYARD (SAMUEL— American Jurist). Manu- 
script Ordinance for better securing the Public Peace and the 
Property of inhabitants, and of Bodies Corporate, \vithin the 
Borough of Princeton [N. J.] In the handwriting of Bayard 
and signed. Passed in Common Council, March 22, 1814. 
3 pp. folio. 

206. BAYLIES (FRANCIS). A Narrative of Major Gen- 
eral Wool's Campaign in Mexico, in 1846, '7, '8. Portrait. 
8vo, wrappers (front torn). Albany, 1851 

* Autograph presentation copy from Gen. Wool. 

207. BAYARD (WILLIAM), L. S. 1813: J. R. Living- 
ston, A. L. S., 1789 ; G. Db Petster, A. D., 1775 ; J. Emott, 
L. S., 1824 ; S; A. Foot, A. L. S., 1824 ; E. P. Livingston, 1823 
Mrs. J. K. Paulding, A. L. S., n. d. ; J. Platt, A. L. S,, 1801 
G. Livingston, D. S., 180O; Walker Todd, two A. L. S., 1821 
J. L. Wendell, A. L. S., 1809 ; J. G. Cogswell, Two A. L. S„ 
1830-31; S. R. Betts, A. L. S., 1828. (14) 

20'8. BEARDSLEY (LEVI). Reminiscences; Personal and 
other incidents; early settlement of Otsego County; Notices 
and Anecdotes of public men ; etc. 8vo, cloth. A few pages 
somewhat foxed. N. Y. 1852 

209 BEATTY (W. — Revohitionary Captain of the Mary- 
land line). A. L. S., 4 pp. 4to, Fish Kill, Nov. 19, 1778, to 
his father, giving the latest news. 

* Captain Beatty distinguished himself at the Battle of Cowpens 
and is mentioned in Lossing's Field-book of the Eevolution. 

210. BEAUMONT (F.) and FLETCHER (J.). Cupid's 
Revenge. As it was often acted (with great applause) by the 
Children of the Revells. The Second Edition. 4to, unbound. 

Lond. : Thomas lones, 1630 

211. BEAUMONT (P.) and FLETCHER (J.). The Knight 
of the Burning Pestle. Full of Mirth and Delight. 4to, un- 
bound. Lond. : Printed by N. 0. for I. S., 1635 

* First issue of this edition. 


212. BEAUirONT (F.) and FLETCHER (J.). The 
Woman Hater, or the Hungry Courtier. A Comedy. 4to, 
unbound. Last 2 leaves worn in margins. 

Lond. : LIumphrey Moseley, 1649 

213. BEECHER (HARRIS H.). Record of the 114th 
Regiment, N. Y. S. V. Where it Went, what it Saw, and what 
it Did. Engraved portraits. 8vo, half calf. 

Norwich, N. Y., 1866 

* Author 's presentation copy. Laid in is L. S. from H. H. 
Beecher, with envelope; and, also, an appreciative letter from 
Mr. Lossing regarding the volume, wherein he says, ' ' To the 
student of the history of the late War, in detail, it is invaluable; 
aiul to the general reader, it possesses all the attractions of a 

214. BEEKMAN (HENRY— of Rynbeck, Dutchess Co., 
N. Y.). D. S. Large folio. May, 1739. 

* Lease of a farm, with assignment to Henry Livingston, a 
printed form, filled in, \vith signatures of Henry Beekman, 
George Elsworth, Alexander Slocum, Philipp Veller, .John Gonck- 
lin and Andries Snorr. An early example of New York printing. 

215. BEEK:MAN (:\L\.J0R). Military order in German, 
signed "Beekman, Ma.jor. " Dated 15 July, 1690. 

216. BEEKMAN (MARGARET). A. L. S. to Gilbert 
Livingston, telling of the death of her mother, and dealing 
with business regarding the Gerard W. Beekman estate. 1 p. 
4to, dated N. York 19 Augt 1791. 

Everett Songster, for the Campaign. 16mo, wrappers. 

Phila. [1860] 

218. BELLINGER (PETER— "Col. 7th. Battalion"). 
L. S. 1 p. folio, Johnstown, June 7, 1776. To Gen. Philip 

* The writer asks for powder and supplies for the troops, of 
which they are entirely deficient. He states that an express 
from the German Platts has just arrived warning them of an 
expected Indian raid, and that the settlers at ITort Stanwix 
threaten to abandon that place if not supported. 

219. BENEDICT (LEWIS). Memorial of Brevet Briga- 
dier General Lewis Benedict, colonel of 162d Regiment N. Y. 
V. I., who fell in Battle at Pleasant Hill, La., April 9, 1864. 
Portrait. Royal 8vo, cloth. Albany, 1866 

* Presentation copy from H. M. Benedict to B. J. Lossing. 

220. BENNETT (L. G.) and HAIGH (W. M.). History 
of the Thirty-Sixth Regiment Illinois Volunteers, during the 
War of the Rebellion. Portraits. 8vo, cloth. 

Aurora, 111., 1876 

* A. L. S. by L. G. Bennett, addressed to Mr. Lossing, laid in. 


221. BEXSON FAMILY (The), of Newport, Rhode Island, 
Together with an Appendix concerning the Benson Families 
in America of English Descent. By [William P. Garrison, 
Editor "The Nation"]. 8vo, wrappers. 

N. Y. : Privately Printed, 1872 

222. BENSON (EGBERT— New York Jiidge, author of 
the "Vindication of the Captors of ilajor Andre"). Legal 
document, in the third person, entirely in his handwriting. 
1 p. folio, n. d. 

223. BENSON (EGBERT). A. D. S., April, 1773. Official 
notice of a trial. 

221. BENSON FAMILY (The), of Newport, Rhode Island, 
keepsie, June 5, 1777. 

* A letter in endorsement of the nomination of Gen. Schuyler 
as Governor of New York and of George Clinton as Lieut. 
Governor. With a copy (by Benson) of a letter to the same 
effect signed by John Jay and others. 

225. BENSON (EGBERT). A subpoena, written and 
signed by Benson and McKesson. Nov. 14 (1790). Vellum 
with stamp. 

226. BENSON (EGBERT). A. D. S., 1 p. 4to, Nov. 13, 
1801, witnessed by Catherine Benson and James Hughes. 

227. BENSON (ROBT.— Col., Aide to Gen. George Clin- 
ton). A. L. S., 1 p. 4to, Poughkeepsie, Jan. 23, 1779, to Gen. 
Schuyler at Albany, with leaf of address on which is written 
a pass signed by Benson. 

* The iearer Henry Finn a Deserter from the Army — the 
Governor irould have employed him Cbut) the Miss Sehuylers 
heivg present 4" hearing that he is a Taylor supposed that he 
mifiiit le useful in your family, etc." 

With Lossing's endorsement as to Benson. 

228. BENSON (ROBERT). Signature to a printed Proc- 
lamation by Clinton, printed, 1 p. 16mo, convening the Senate 
and Assembly at Poughkeepsie, Oct. 1, 1781. Proclamation 
dated Sept. 6, 1781. 

* Interesting small printed leaflet. 

229. BENTON (NATHANIEL S.). A History of Herki- 
mer County, including the upper Mohawk Valley, from the 
earliest period to the present time. Maps. First Edition. 
8vo, cloth. Albany, 1856 

* Presentation copy from the author. 

230. BENTON (THOMAS HART). Thirty Years View; 
or, a History of the Working of the American Qtovernment 
for 30 Years, from 1820 to 1850. Portrait. 2 vols. 8vo, cloth. 

^ ' N. Y. 1859 


231. BERKSHIRE, MASS. A History of the County of 
Berkshire, Massachusetts ; in two parts. By Gentlemen in the 
County, Clergymen and Laymen. Maps, portraits, &c. 12mo, 
old sheep. Pittsfield, 1829 

* FiEST Edition. Scarce. 

232. BERRIAN (WILLIAM). An Historical Sketch of 
Trinity Church, New York. Illustrations. 8vo, original cloth, 
gilt. N. Y. 1847 

233. BIBB (GEORGE M.— Virginia Lawyer and Chief- 
Justice). A. L. S., 1 p. Washington, Feb. 28, 1813. To Isaac 
Shelby, Governor of Kentucky. 

* " I enclose Gen. Winchester 's report of the action at Baisin. 
Private letters give the most distressing accounts of the massacre 
of the prisoners." Accompanied by a newspaper clipping, eon- 
temporary giving Gen. Winchester's report. 

234. BIBB (GEORGE M.). A. L. S., 2 pp. folio, Frank- 
fort, Jany. 8, 1825, to Gov. Desha of Kentucky, refusing the 
Chief Justiceship of the State, because of the small salary and 
his own heavy load of debts. 

235. BIBLE. The Holy Bible in the Ori'ya' Language. 
Genesis to Joshua. A New Translation, with the Former 
Versions in Benga 'li ' and Ori 'ya ' compared and revised. 8vo, 
cloth. Cuttack, 1842 

236. BIBLIOGRAPHY. A Brief Catalogue of Books il- 
lustrated with Engravings by Dr. Alexander Anderson. With 
a Biographical Sketch of the Artist by Benson J. Lossing. 

Frontispiece. 8vo, cloth. N. Y. 1885 

* Inserted is an A. L. S. of Charles P. Moreau, the compiler. 

237. BIBLIOGRAPHY. Library Magazine; Literature; 
and others. Over 200i pieces, 8vo and 12mo, -wrappers. 

V. p. — V. d. 

238. [BICKHAM (W. D.).] Rosecrans' Campaign Avith 
the Fourteenth Army Corps, or the Army of the Cumberland 
[and] the Battle of Stone River. Plan. 12mo, cloth. Scarce. 

Cinn. 1863 

239. BIDDLB (NICOLAS— American Financier). L. S. 
2 pp. 4to, as President Bank of the United States, Dec. 29, 
1823, to John Cumming, Pres. OfP. Dis. Dept., Savannah, Ga. 
Also, A. L. S., 1 p. 4to, to Isaac Lawrence, Prest., Off. Dis. 
and Dept., N. Y., dated N. Y., Dec. 22, 1835, in which he ad- 
vises that a large sum of money be advanced for the relief of 
those who suffered by the great conflagration in the city, about 
a week previous to the date of his letter. 

240. BIERCE (L. V.). Historical Reminiscences of Sum- 
mit County. 16mo, original wrappers. Some pages slightly 
discolored. Akron, 0., 1854 

* Presentation copy from the author with autograph inscrip- 
tion on title. 


241. BILL (LEDYABD). Pen-Pictures of the War. 
Lyrics, Incidents, and Sketches of the Rebellion, including a 
Full Account of many of the Great Battles, &c. Engraved 
frontispiece. 8vo, stamped cloth. 

N. Y. : Sold only by Subscription, 1865 

* Author 's Presentation Copy, with autograph inscription on 

242. BILLINGS (ANDRBW^of Poughkeepsie, N. Y., 
Revolutionary officer). A. R. S., an A. D. S., bill to James 
Cooper, and Lease signed, 1793, signed also by D. Brooks, 
judge. Elijah Morgan, Harry Book and Gilbert Livingston. 
Accompanying is a printed leaflet by Andrew Billings dated 
Poughkeepsie, headed "Directions for the Right Management 
of a Watch." (4) 

* The printed leaflet is curious and interesting and was no 
doubt printed at Poughkeepsie about 1780 or 1790. 

243. BILLINGS (ANDREW). A. L. S. and A. D. S., both 
in relation to notes given by Henry H. Livingston. 2 pieces, 
each 1 p. 4to. Dated Feb. 26, 1805, and Nov. 10, 1806. 

244. BINNEY (HORACE). The Writ of Habeas Corpus, 
1862; A Reply to Binney's Pamphlet on the Habeas Corpus, 
1862 ; The Privilege of the Writ of Habeas Corpus under the 
Constitution, 1862; and others on the same subject. 9 pieces 
8vo, wrappers. 

* All presentation copies from John Campbell to B. J. Lossing. 

Dean's Sketch of the Life of Michael Wigglesworth, 1863; 
Todd's Discourse on the Death of Washington Irving; Pro- 
ceedings of the New York Historical Society on the Death of 
William H. Prescott; and others. Together, 38 pieces, 8vo, 
etc., wrappers. v. p. — v. d. 

246. BIOGRAPHY. The Unique; or Biography of Many 
Distinguished Characters ; with Fine Portraits. 24mo, sheep. 

Post. : J. P. Peaslee, 1829 

* Among the portraits, all colored, are those of Sir Walter 
Scott, Eev. Edward Irving, Duke of WeDington, Napoleon, and 

247. BIRD (WILLIAM— of Virginia). D. S., 1 p. oblong 
8vo, undated. Apologizing to the officers of the colony of 
Virginia for the offence given in a speech of his. 

248. BLACK HAWK. Life of Ma-Ka-Tai-Me-She-Kia- 
Kiak, or Black Hawk. Embracing the traditions of his Na- 
tion, Indian Wars in which he was engaged, etc. Dictated by 
Himself. First Edition. 12mo, boards, uncut. Bost., 1834 

249. Another copy, half cloth. Bost. 1834 


250. BLACK HAWK. Life of aia-Ka-Tai-aie-She-Kia- 
Kiak, or Black tiawk. Dictated by Himself. Portrait. 
12mo, boards. Bost. 1845 

251. BLAKE (WILLIAM). Leonora. A Tale. Trans- 
lated and altered from the German of Gottfried A. Biirger by 
J. T. Stanley. Plates and vignettes. Ito, boards, leather 
back. Lond. 1796 

* Frontispiece and 2 plates by Blake. Bound with the above 
is "The Sea-Sick Minstrel; a Poem." 

252. BLAND (TIIEODORIC— Revolutionary Colonel, dis- 
tinguished at Brandywine, and charged with the conveyance 
of Burgoyne 's troops as prisoners) . A. L., 2 pp. 4to, Char- 
lotteville,' April 20, 1779. 

* General Orders concerning the march of Burgoyne's troops 
through Virginia as prisoners. Entirely in Col. Bland 's writing. 

253. BLAXD (THEODORIC). Autograph signature to 
muster roll of troops at Albemarle Barracks, Va., Sept. 1779. 

251. BLAXD (TLIBODORIC). Autograph draft signed 
of a letter to Maj. Genl. Philips. 3 pp. 4to. Charlotteville, 
April 22, 1779 (damaged). Also a poetical letter addressed 
to Col. Theodoric Bland. 2 pieces. 

* Military matters, based on statements made by " o British 
officer now prisoner with us at Halifax, in North Carolina," etc. 

255. BLAND (THEODORIC). General Orders, in the 
handwriting of Col. Bland, Charlotteville, May 2, 1779. 

256. BLAND (THEODORIC). General Orders (original 
draft) in the handwriting of Col. Bland giving directions for 
a field-day before him. Charlotteville, Sept. 1779. 

257. BLAND (THEODORIC). General Orders in the 
handwriting of Col. Bland, Charlotteville, Oct. 2, 1779, on the 
regulating the Sutlers serving Burgoyne's troops. 

258. BLBECKER (ANN ELIZA). The Posthumous 
Works of A. E. Bleecker in Prose and Verse. To which is 
added a C!ollection of Essays, Prose and Poetical, by Margaret 
V. Paugeres. Engraved portrait bij Tiebout. i2mo, half 
calf. N. Y. 1793 

* Scarce. Contains the List of Subscribers, History of Maria 
Kittle, Letters, Boetics, &c. 

259. [BLOODGOOD (S. DB WITT).] The Sexagenary; 

or. Reminiscences of the American Revolution. Portraits of 

Burgoyne, Heliuyler, and Lady Harriet AM and. 8vo, cloth. 

Albany : Munsell, 1866 

Eelates to events which occurred in the vicinity of Albany 

and in the Mohawk A'alley. ' 

260. BLOOMPIBLD (JOSEPH— American General, Gov- 
ernor of New Jersey, 1801-12) . L. S., 1 p. 4to, to Major J. D. 
Bell, acknowledging the receipt of General Order for the ex- 
change of prisoners. Phila., July 29, 1814. 


261. BLOUNT (WILLIAM— Governor of Tennessee, 1809- 
1815). A. L. S., 2 pp. folio, Philadelphia, June 1, 1797. To 
Genl. Sevier, then Governor of Tennessee. 

* Communicating the latest news; that the money to pay the 
militin of Beyier 's Brigade is being forwarded, that C. C. 
Pinckney, John Marshall and Francis Dana have been appointed 
Envoys to Prance but think they will not be acceptable to the 
French Government, the general opinion being that the United 
States Government does not vrish peace. 

262. BLOUNT (WILLIAM). L. S., 2 pp. 4to, Nashville, 
Oct. 19, 1814. To Isaac Shelby, Governor of Kentucky. 

* Requesting the number of militia reqviired to be called out, 
to assist the "hrave KentucTcians an-d the Hero JucJvsoii." 

263. [BLOUNT (WILLIAM).] Eeport of the Committee 
of the House of Representatives of the United States, ap- 
pointed to prepare and report articles of impeachment against 
William Blount, a Senator of the United States, impeached of 
high crimes and misdemeanor. 8vo, half calf, uncut. 

Printed by John Fenno [N. T. 1797 J 

264. BLUE LAWS. [Hinman (Royal R.).] The Blue 
Laws of Connecticut; Quaker Laws of Plymouth and Massa- 
chusetts ; Blue Laws of New York, Maryland, Virginia, etc. 
12mo, cloth. Hartfoi'd, 1838 

265. BOCCACCIO (GIOVANNI). The Novels and Tales 
of the RenowTied John Boccaccio, the first refiner of Italian 
Prose. Portrait. Folio, half morocco. 

Lond. : Awnsham Churchill, 1684 

266. BODLET (MAJOR THOMAS). A. L. S., 1 p. 4to. 
To General Green Clay on army matters. May 1st, 1813. 

267. BOGART (W. H.). Daniel Boone, and the Hunters 
of Kentucky. Illustrations. 12mo, cloth. 

Auburn and Buffalo, 1854 

268. BOHLER (PETER— Moravian Bishop). A. L. 
signed "P. B." 1 p. 4to, Aug. 1761. To the Rev. Jacob 

Rogers, Philadelphia. 

* " Here happens noihing particular except that many 
Strangers visit us on Account of the Treaty at Easton, cf- tliat 
our Brother Zeisierger contrary to his own Inclination was 
forced to submit to the Govcrnour's Bequest to act the Part of 
Indian Interpreter at the Treaty. ' ' 

Peter Bohler, who alw- ays signed either " P. B. " or " Petrus, ' ' 
was one of the earliest active bishops in Georgia and S. Carolina. 
Before coming to America he was for some time in London, and 
the conversion of John Wesley is attributed to him. 

269. BOIES (LURA ANNA). Rural Rhymes. Introduc- 
tion by Joseph E. King. Portrait (foxed). 8vo, cloth. 

Saratoga Springs, N. T., 1859 
* Presentation Copy from J. E. King, with inscription on 

270. BOKER (GEORGE H.). The Second Louisiana. 
May 27th, 1863. Broadside Poem. Scarce. n. p., 1863 

271. Another copy of the same. 


272. BOKER (GEORGE li.)- Washington and Jackson 
on Negro Soldiers. Gen. Banks on the Bravery of Negro 
troops. Poem, the Second Louisiana by G. H. Boker. 8vo, 
wrappers. 2 copies. Phila. [1863] 

273. BOKER (GEORGE H.). Hymn for the Union 
League. July 4, 1865. Four 4-line verses on 1 page 12mo. 
With printed signature of Boker appended. 

274. BOKER (GEORGE H.). Our Heroic Themes. A 
Poem read before the Phi Beta Kappa Society of Harvard 
University, July 20', 1865. 16mo, original wrappers. 

Bost. 1865 

* Original Edition. Author 's Presentation Copy, with in- 
scription on front cover. 

275. BOLTON (ROBERT). A History of the County of 
Westchester from its First Settlement to the present Time. 
Maps, portraits, and other illustrations. First Edition. 
2 vols. 8vo, cloth. N. T. 1848 

276. Same. Vol. II only. 

277. BONNET (S. W.). A Vocabulary with Colloquial 
Phrases of the Canton Dialect. Svo, half cloth. 

Canton, 1854 

* Presentation copy, "nith autograph inscription by the com- 

278. BOOKBINDING. The Art of Bookbinding, its Rise 
and Progress, including a descriptive Account of the New 
York Bookbindery. Illustrated. Svo, cloth, gilt edges. 

N. Y. 1850 

279. [BOONE (W. T.).] Beauties and Annals of Hyde 
Park. 4to, wrappers. [n. p. 1869] 

* A. L. S. from the Author to B. J. Lossing, laid in ; also a 
note signed by the latter stating the authorship of the pamphlet. 

280. BOOTH (MARY L.). History of the City of New 
York. Illustrated. Royal Svo, cloth. N. Y. 1880 

281. [BOOTH (WILLIAM).] Manuscript document rela- 
tive to the case of William Booth, a deserter from the Ameri- 
can army, who afterwards, had all proceedings against him 
dropped on account of his instrumentality in the capture of 
Fort St. George. 2 pp. folio. 1783 

* Mentions Major Talmage and General Washington. 

282. BORDER WARFARE. Mayer (Brantz). Tah-Gah- 
Jute or Logan and Captain Michael Cresap. A Discourse 
delivered in Baltimore, before the Maryland Historical So- 
ciety. Svo, wrappers (note in ink in the text). 

Baltimore, 1851 

283. BOSTON. Drake (Samuel 6.). The History and 
Antiquities of Boston, from its Settlement in 1630, to 1770. 
Also, Introductory History of the Discovery and Settlement 
of New England. Numerous maps, plans and illustrations. 
Royal 8vo, half morocco. Bost. 1856 

284. BOSTON GAZETTE. Commercial and Political. 
4 pp., folio. Monday, June 1st, 1801. 

* Gives the wholesale prices then current. 

285. BOSTON MASSACRE. A Short Narrative of the 
Horrid Massacre in Boston, perpetrated in the Evening of the 
Fifth Day of March 1770, by Soldiers of the XXIXth Regi- 
ment, which with the XlVth Regiment, were then Quartered 
there, with some Observations on the State of Things prior 
to that Catastrophe. Plate (outer and bottom margins cut 
into). 12mo, half morocco. Printed by order of the Town 
of Boston; London: Reprinted for E. and C. Dilly, and J. 
Almon, 1770. 

286. BOSTON MASSACRE. The Trial of the British 
Soldiers of the 29th Regiment of Foot, for the Murder of 
Crispus Attucks, Sam^^el Gray, Samuel Maverick, James Cald- 
well, and Patrick Carr, on Monday Evening, March 5, 1770. 
12mo, old calf rebacked. Bost. 1824 

287. BOSTON MASSACRE. Kidder (Frederic). His- 
tory of the Boston Massacre, March 5, 1770. Frontispiece and 
plan. 8vo, cloth. Albany: Munsell, 1870 

* Laid in is an A. L. S. from the author. 

288. BOSTON PORT BILL. Anno Regni Georgii III. 
Regis Magnffi Britannia, Francise, & Hibernise, Decimo Quarto. 
An Act to discontinue, in such Manner, and for such Time as 
are therein mentioned, the landing and discharging, lading 
or shipping of Goods, Wares, and Merchandise, at the Town, 
and within the Harbour, of Boston, in the Province of Massa- 
chuset's Bay, in North America. Small folio, sewed, uncut, 
with the last blank leaf. 

Lond. : Printed by Charles Eyre and William Strahan, 
Printers to the King's most Excellent Majesty, 1774. 

* Extremely rabb. A very fine copy of one of the most 
important documents relating to the American Bevolution, This 
Act closing the port of Boston and making Salem the seat of 
government and Marblehead the chief port of entry, was ap- 
proved March 31, 1774, and went into effect on the 1st of June. 
It was England's answer to the Boston Tea Party, and was the 
means of bringing together the thirteen colonies for united 
action against England. Probably the first copy to be offered 
at auction. The Church copy lacks the last blank leaf, and is 
much shorter. 

289. BOSWELL (WILLIAM E.— General), A. L. S., 1 p. 
folio, March 9, 1813, to Green Clay; Swift (Joseph— Gen.), 
A. L. S., July 11, 1814; Winder (William H.), A. L. S., Feb. 
9, 1815. Together, 3 pieces, folio and 4to. 


290. BOUCHETTE (JOSEPH). Description Topograph- 
ique de la Province du Bas Canada, avec des remarques sur le 
haut Canada, et sur les relations des deux provinces avec les 
Etats Unis de TAmerique. Portrait, views and plans. 8vo, 
half calf. One plan cut into two parts by the binder. 

Londres, 1815 

291. BOUCHETTE (JOSEPH). Topographical Dictionary 
of the Province of Lower Canada. Portrait (foxed). 4to, 
boards (joints broken). Lond. 1831 

292. BOUCHETTE (JOSEPH). The British Dominions 
in North America; or, a Topographical and Statistical De- 
scription of the Provinces of Lower and Upper Canada, &c. 
Maps and illustrations. 2 vols. 4to, half calf. Lond. 1832 

293. BOUNDARY REPORT. The Right of the U. S. of 
America to the North-Eastern Boundary claimed by them. 
Principally Extracted from the Statements laid before the 
King of the Netherlands, and Revised by Albert Gallatin. 
8 maps. 8vo, boards, cloth back. N. Y. : Samuel Adams, 1840 

294. BOUNDARY TREATIES. Succinct Account of the 
Treaties and Negociations between Great Britain and the 
United States of America. 12mo, half calf. n. p. — n. d. 

* Eelates to the Boundary between the British Possessions of 
Lower Canada and New Brunswick, in North America, and the 
U. s. • 

295. [BOURNE (WM. 0.).] The House that Jeff Built. 
8vo, wrappers. N. Y. [1868] 

* On the inside of the back cover is an A. N. S. by the author 
stating the authorship of the pamphlet; also A. L. S. by him 
laid in. 

296. BOWDITCH (N. I.). Memoir of Nathaniel Bowditch. 
Portrait (foxed). 4to, cloth. Bost. 1840 

* Presentation copy from the author and A. L. S. by the same 
to B. J. Lossing, inserted. 

297. BOWDITCH (N.I.) . Suffolk Surnames. 8vo, cloth. 

Bost. 1858 

* Presentation copy from the Author and A. L. S. of George 

298. BOWEN (JABEZ— Deputy Governor and Lieut. Gen. 
of the State of Rhode Island). Flag of Truce for the ship 
Ann going to St. Augustine with exchanged prisoners of war. 
Marked copy. ■ Providence, Feb. 8, 1783 

299. BOYD (JOHN PARKER— Soldier of Fortune in 
India, returned to America in 1808 and took part in the War 
of 1812, fought at Tippecanoe, etc.). A. L. S., 1 p. 4to, Brig. 
Head Quarters, Brooklyn, Dec. 16, 1814. Acknowledging re- 
ceipt of a General Order. Margins damp-stained. 

300. BRACE (CHARLES LORING). The Dangerous 
Classes of New York. Illustrated. 12mo, cloth. N. Y. 1880 

* Presentation copy, with inscription and A. L. S. of the 
author laid in. 


Monday Evening, May 20th, 8:15 o'clock 

301. BRACKENBRIDGE (H. M.). History of the Late 
War [1812] between the United States and Great Britain; 
comprising a Minute Account of the Various Military and 
Naval Operations. Woodcut illustrations. i2mo, sheep. 

Phila. 1844 

303. BRACKENRIDGE (H, M.). History of the Late 
War between the United States and Great Britain; com- 
prising a Minute Account of the Various Military and Naval 
Operations. Woodcuts. 12mo, sheep. Phila. 1«46 

303. BRADFORD (ALDEN). History of Massachusetts 
from July, 1775, when General Washington took command 
of the American Army at Cambridge, to the year 1789, 
when Federal Government was established under the pres- 
ent constitution. 8vo, half calf. Bost. 1825 

304. BRADFORD CLUB. Papers concerning the attack 
on Hatfield and Deerfield by a Party of Indians from 
Canada. Sept. 19th, 1677. Map. 8vo, paper covers. 

N. Y. : Bradford Club, 1859 

* No. 1 of the Bj-adford Club series. Scarce. Only 100 
copies printed. 

305. BRADFORD CLUB Operations of the French 
Fleet under the Count de Grasse in 1781-2, as described in 
two contemporaneous journals. Portrait. Royal 8vo, cloth. 

N. Y. 1861 

* Only 150 copies printed. Presentation copy to B. J. Los- 
sing by John B. Moreau. 

(Franklin B.). The Northern Invasion of Oct., 1780. A 
Series of Papers relating to the Expeditions from Canada 
under Sir John Johnson and others against the Frontiers of 
New York. Prepared from the Originals. 3fap a^idfront-^ 
ispiece. Square royal 8vo, wrappers, uncut. N. Y. 1866 

* Presentation copy from the Bradford Club, with inscrip- 
tion on verso of title. One of 70 copies printed. 

of the Career of Hernando De Soto in the Conquest of 
Florida as told by a Knight of Elvas and in a relation by 
Luys Hernandez de Biedma, Translated by Backingham 
Smith. Proof portrait on India paper. Royal Svo, sewed 
(loose), uncut. N. Y. 1866 

* One of 135 copies printed. Presentation copy from the 
Bradford Club to Mr. Lossing. 


CorresDoadeuce of Colonel .John Laurens in 1777-8. From 
original Letters to his Father, Henry Laurens, President of 
Congress. With a Memoir by William Gilmore Simms. 
Portrait. Royal 8vo, wrappers, uncut. N. Y. 1867 

* One of 80 copies. Presented to B. J. Lossing by the Club, 
with inscription. 

309. BRADFORD IMPRINT. Klagte Van Eenige Leeden 
derNederduytse Hervormde Kerk, Woonende op Raretans, 
&c., in de Provincie van Nieu- Jersey, in Noord- America. 
Onder de Kroon van Groot-Brittanje. Over het Gedrag, 
Aldaar en Elders, van Do. Theodorus Jacobus Frilinghui- 
sen. Met syn Kerken-Raaden. Ten Antwoord Op hunne 
Ban-Dreygende Daag-Brieven, &c. Aan AUe Liefhebbers 
der Waarheyd, ter ondersoek, voorsgesteld. Hoe Die Ge- 
grond zyn, of Niet. Met een Noodige Voor-Reeden, tot 
opheldering van de Klagte. 4to, half calf. 

Te Nieu- York, Gedrukt by William Bradford en J. Peter 
Zenger, 1725. 

* Extremely rare. Only two or three perfect copies known. 
Laid in are several autograph letters from an owner of an im- 
perfect copy of this work, two translations of the title, and 
notes on the work by Thomas DeWitt, pastor of the Collegiate 
Dutch Church. 

"This complaint of some of the.members of the Low Dutch 
Reformed Church, in regard to the conduct of Dominie Jaco- 
bus Frilinghuysen, in conjunction with his consistories, is a 
vindication of certain members of the Dutch churches on and 
near the Raritan River, who had been expelled from the church 
by sentence of Mr. Frilinghuysen. The members had accused 
him of preaching false doctrine in insisting upon the necessity 
of regeneration, and of unjustly excluding them from partak- 
ing of the Holy Communion, in consequence of their alleged 
unworthiness. He iirst admonished them of their conduct, 
and then cited them to appear before the consistories, and on 
their failure to do so, expelled them. The book was written 
"by a lawyer of New York, the brother of Heiiricus Boel, of that 
city, who took sides with the members of the church. The 
preface is signed in the name of 65 members of the Dutch Re- 
formed Church, whose names are all given by their representa- 

(See Frontispiece.) 

310. BRADSTREET (GEN. JOHN— General in the 
French-Indian war). Bill for Articles furnished for the 
funeral, 1774, with autograph receipt in Philip Schuy- 
ler's autograph signed by F. Groome; Sexton's bill for 
services in the church, receipt signed on the back in Philip 
Schuyler's handwriting; Bill for wine supplied by the doc- 
tor's orders during the last illness of Gen. Bradstreet, re- 
ceipt signed by Issac Gouverneur but written out by Philip 
Schuyler, etc. (-5) 


311. BRADSTREET (GEN. JOHN). Accounts referring 
to the estaie of General Bradstreet. Albany, February 7, 
1776. 1 page, folio. 

* Signed by Abm. Ten Broeok, after having; "Received, 
Albany Feb. 7, 1776 from Ph. Schuyler, the above balance of 
eighty five pounds." 

312. BREGK (SAMUEL). Manuscript Sketch of Conti- 
nental Paper Money, abridged from "Historical Sketch " 
by Breck. Neatly written on 21 pp. with 6 genuine examples 
of Continental Currency. 12mo, roan. 1859. 

* With an A. L, S. of presentation from John A. McAllister. 

313. BRECK (SAMUEL). Memoir of the Late Samuel 
Breck, Vice-President of the Historical Society of Pennsyl- 
vania. Read before the Society by Joseph Ingersoll, Jan. 
12, 1863. 8vo, wrappers. Phila. 1863 

* Presentation copy from J. A. McAllister, with autograph 
inscription on front cover. Laid in are (1) a page of manu- 
script concerning the subject of the Memoir by Mr. Lossing; 
(2) an A, L, S. from Samuel Breck, giving a very interesting 
account of Washington as he appeared to him personally. 

314. BRIDGING THE HUDSON at Poughkeepsie, Maps; 
William Cullen Bryant Memorial Meeting at the " Cen- 
tury, " ^oWrai^; First Annual Report on the Improvement 
of Central Park, view and plans, 1857; and others, all re- 
lating to New York State and City. 48 pieces, various 
sizes, wrappers. v. p. — v. d. 

315. BRINTON'S LIBRARY of Aboriginal American 
Literature. No. 1. The Maya Chronicles. Edited by 
Daniel G Brinton. 8vo, wrappers, uncut. Phila. 1882 

* Laid in is an A. L. S. from the author. Scarce. 

3 16. BRISTED (JOHN). The Resources of the United 
States of America; or, a View of the Agricultural, Com- 
mercial, Financial, Political, Literary, etc.. Capacity and 
Character of the American People. 8vo, boards, uncut. 

N. Y. 1818 

317. BRITISH-SPANISH WAR. Observations on the 
Conduct of Great Britain, with regard to the Negociations 
and Other Transactions Abroad. 8vo, stitched. Lend. 1729 

* Concerns the encroachments of Spain upon Great Britain's 
possessions in the West Indies, &c. , and the preliminary "gen- 
eral unpleasantness " previous to the actual war between the 
two countries. 

3L8. BROADSIDE. Printed document, 1 p. folio. A 
private circular describing in detail the notes to be issued 
of the Bank of the United States. With the autograph 
signatures of Thomas Willing, the first President; and 
John Kean, the Cashier. Addressed to Jedediah Hunting- 
ton. Phila., Dec. 31, 1791. 


319. BROADSIDE. Rule as to the sailing of Vessels of 
War of the Belligerent Nations from the United States. 
Broadside, 1 p. folio, June 18, 1794. 

320. BROADSIDE. " A brief Statement of Facts which 
led and attended the Affray in the City on the 31st inst." 
Printed broadside, 1 p. folio, signed John H. Wendell, 
Albany, 27th April, 1807. 

* The broadside relates to a quarrel between H. K. van Rens- 
selaer, and Solomon van Rensselaer on the one side, and Judge 
Tayler, a Mr. Jenkins, Cornelius Schermerhorn, Francis Blood- 
good and Dr. Charles D. Cooper on the other. An account 
is given of the assault in State street, and the document ends 
with the statement that Solomon van Rensselaer lies danger- 
ously ill of his wounds. 

331. BROADSIDE. [Van Rensselaer (Stephen). J Tribute 
of Respect to Stephen Van Rensselaer, from the Common 
Council of Albany, for his services at Queenstown Heights, 
and Notice of Arrangements for an Escort to him upon his 
return. Small folio, Albany, Oct. 31, 1812. 

322. BROCK (ISAAC). Life and Correspondence of 
Major- General Sir Isaac Brock, interspersed with notices of 
the celebrated Indian Chief, Tecumseh, etc. Edited by 
F. Brock Tupper. 12mo, cloth. Lond. 1845 

323. BROCK (R. A.). Documents, chiefly unpublished, 
relating to the Huguenot Emigration to Virginia and to the 
Settlement at Manakin-town, with Appendix of Genealogies, 
presenting data of the Fontaine, Maury, Dupuy, Trabue, 
Marye, Chastain, Cocke, and other families 8vo, cloth, 
uncut. Richmond, 1886 

324. BROCKETT (L. P.). The Silk Industry in America. 
A History. Illustrated. 8vo, cloth (worn). N. Y. 1876 

* Presentation copy from the Silk Association of America to 
B. J. Lossing. 

325. BRODHEAD (JOHN ROMEYN). History of the 
State of New York. Maps. 3 vols, original cloth. 

* First Edition of each volume. N. Y. 1853-71 

326. BRODHEAD (L. W.). The Delaware Water Gap: 
its Scenery, its Legends and Early History. Colored front- 
ispiece. 12mo, cloth. Pnila. 1870 

* Author's presentation copy, with autograph inscription on 
fly-leaf. Laid in (in envelope) are 3 A. L. S. from the author 
regardmg the volume. 

327. BROMWELL (WILLIAM J.). History of Immigra- 
tion to the United States, exhibiting the nnmber, sex, age, 
occupation, etc., of passengers arriving from Sept. 30,'l8?9,' 
to Dec. 31, 1855. 8vo, cloth. (Editor's stamp on title.) 

N. Y. 1856 

328 BRONSON (REV. WILLIAM W.). The Inscrip- 
tions in St. Peter's Church Yard, Philadelphia. 12ino, 
cloth, gilt top, uncut. Camden, 1879 

*■ Presentation copy from John Wm. Wallace to Mr. Leasing. 

329. BROOKS (JOHN— Gov. of Massachusetts, and Col- 
onel in the American Revolution). D. S., 1 p. 4to, headed 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Boston, Feb. 11, 1822, 
enclosing Legislative Resolutions to the Governor of Ohio. 

330. BROOM (JACOB— Delegate from Delaware to the 
Convention to adopt a Federal Constitution, 1787). Leaf 
from a ledger of sums due to Broom and Myers, with en- 
dorsement on the back. A note by Mr. Lossing states that 
the writing is that of Jacob Broom. 

331. BROTHER JONATHAN. A Weekly Compend of 
Belles Lettres and the Fine Arts, Standard Literature 
and General Intelligence. Vol. I, January 1 to April 23. 
Illustrated. 4to, half calf. With the 2 extra nos. and orig- 
inal covers of each no. bound at end. N. Y. 1842 

332. BROUGHAM (HENRY, LORD). The Life and 
Times of Henry, Lord Brougham. Written by himself. 
3 vols. 12mo, cloth. N. Y. 1871-72 

333. BROWN (COL. JOHN— Revolutionary Soldier, ac- 
companied Ethan Allen to Canada, captured FortChambly, 
present at the attack on Quebec, etc.). Autograph Receipt 
Signed for money received on account of his secret mission 
to^Canada, Oct. 1777. 

334. BROWN (JOHN). Redpath (James). The Public 
Life of Capt. John Brown, with an Autobiography of his 
Childhood and Youth. Portrait and illustrations 12mo, 
cloth (joints somewhat weak). Bost. 18G0 

* Laid in are several newspaper clippings, a Report of the 
Board of Directors of the Virginia Military Institute. &c. 

335. BROWN (SAMUEL R.). Views on Lake Erie, 
comprising A Minute and Interesting Account of the Con- 
flict on Lake Erie (Commodore Perry), Military Anecdotes, 
etc. 12mo, half calf (name on title). Troy, 1814 

336. BROWNLOW (W. G.). Sketches of the Rise, Prog- 
ress and Decline of Secession; with a Narrative of Personal 
Adventures among the Rebels. Portrait and illustrations. 
12mo, cloth. Phila. 1862 

* On fly-leaf of writing-paper, inserted, is the following: 
■•Presented to Benson J. Leasing, with the kind regards of W. 
G. Brownlow, May 13, 1862." 

337. BRUNING(H). Evangeliums Waerheyt ofte Verde- 
diging van de rechtmatige— zin der Evangelische texten. 
Engraved title. 4to, old vellum. Amsterdam, 1648 


338. BRYANT (WILLIAM CULLEN). The Scenery of 
the Catskill Mountains, as described by Irving, Cooper, 
Bryant, Clark, Willis, etc. 8vo, wrappers. N. Y., n. d. 

339. BRYANT (WILLIAM CULLEN). The Fair: a 
Newspaper published in the Interest of the Cong:regational 
Church, Poughkeepsie, Nov 20, 1877. Vol. I, No. 1, con- 
tains an original poem by Bryant entitled, " The Star of 
Bethlehem." Also, contributions from E. E. Hale, Benson 
J. Lossing, and others. Polio. All issued. 

340. BUCFIANAN (ISAAC). The Relations of the In- 
dustry of Canada with the Mother Countrj' and the United 
States, etc. Edited by H. J. Morgan. Portrait. 8vo, cloth. 

Montreal, 1864 

* Presentation copy, with A. L. S. from the editor to B. J. 

341. BUCK (W. J.). History of Montgomery County 
within the Schuylkill Valley. 8vo, half calf (cracked). 

Morristown, 1859 

* Presentation copy from the author, with autograph inscrip- 
tion to Benson J. Lossing. 

342. BUCKINGHAM (W. A.). Memorial Addresses on 
the Life and Character of Win. A. Buckingham (a Senator 
of Connecticut), delivered in the Senate and House of Rep- 
resentatives. Portrait. Royal 8vo, cloth. Wash. 1875 

* Presentation copy to B. J. Lossing, with autograph letters 
inserted by W. A. Aiken, son-in-law of W. A. Buckingham, 
and Stephen Buckingham. 

343. BUCKINGHAM FAMILY (The); or. The Descend- 
ants of Thomas Buckingham, one of the First Settlers of 
Milford, Conn. Compiled by Rev. F. W. Chapman. Por- 
■traits. 8vo, cloth. Hartford, 1872 

* Presentation copy from S. M. Buckingham, with a itograph 
inscription on fly-leaf. 

344. BLFNKER HILL MONUMENT. A Panoramic View 
from Bunker Hill Monument. Engraved by James Smillie, 
from a drawing by R. P Mallory. (With Text ) Square 
8vo, boards, cloth back. Bost. 1848 

345. BUNYAN (JOHN). The Holy "War, made by Shad- 
dai upon Diabolus, for the regaining of the Metropolis of 
the World; or. The Losing and Taking again of the town 
of Mansoul. 12mo, old sheep. Very scarce. 

N. Y. : James Carey, 1794 

346. BURGER (G. A. ). The Wild Huntsman, translated 
by C. J. Lukens 8vo, wrappers. Phila. 1870 

* One of 30 comphmentary copies in advance of publication 
Presentation copy from the translator to B. J. Lossing. 


347. BURGOYNE'S CAMPAIGN. Neilsou (Charles). 
An Original, Compiled and Corrected Account of Bur- 
goyne's Campaign, and the Memorable Battles of Bemis' 
Heights, Sept. 19 and Oct. 7, 1777. Folding map. 12mo, 
original cloth. Albany: Munsell, 1844 

348. BURKE (.ED ANUS). Signature cut from an official 
document, with seal attached. 

349. BURKE (JOHN— West Indian Planter). A.L.S. to 
Mr. Morgan, of Philadelphia (Surgeon-General John Mor- 
gan), dealing with the establishment of peace between Great 
Britain and America. 3 pp. folio. Dated ' Antigua August 
12th 1783.' 

350. BURKE (WILLIAM). The Virginia Mineral Springs, 
with Remarks on their Use, the Diseases to which they are 
Applicable, etc. Map. I'-imo, cloth. Richmond, Va., 1853 

351. BURLINGTON, N. J. "The Settlement of Bur- 
lington." An Oration delivered in that City, December 6, 
1877, by Henry Armitt Brown, in Commemoration of the 
Two Hundredth Anniversarj^ of its Settlement. 8vo, orig- 
inal wrappers, uncut. Burlington, 1878 

* Inserted is an A. L. S- from the Orator; and, laid in are 
3 A. L. S. from John R. Baker; 1 A. L. S, from J. A. McAllis- 
ter; 3 A. L. S. from J. M. Hoppin; and a newspaper clipping. 

352. BURNABY (REV. ANDREW). Travels through 
the Middle Settlements in North America. In the years 
1759 and 1760. With observations upon the state of the 
Colonies. 12mo, old calf. Dublin, 1775 

353. BURNET (ROBERT R.— Major in the Revolution- 
ary Army, commanded a redoubt at West Point at the time 
of Arnold's treason, and said to be the last who shook 
hands with Washington at the Farewell Banquet at 
Fraunce's Tavern). A. L. S., 2 pp. 4to, Albany, Feb. 15, 
1804. Communicating the latest political news. 

354. BURR (AARON). The History of the Administra- 
tion of John Adams by John Wood, N. Y. 180-i; Correct 
Statement of the various Sources of the above and the 
motives for its suppression by Col. Burr, N. Y. 1802. Two 
works in one vol. 8vo, half calf. N. Y. 1802 

355. BURR (AARON). Reports of the Trials of Colonel 
Aaron Burr (late Vice-President of the United States), for 
Treason and for a misdemeanor, etc., to which is added the 
arguments and evidence. Taken in shorthand by David 
Robertson. 2 vols. 8vo, half calf. Phila. 1808 

356. [BURR (AARON).] Davis (Matthew L.— Editor). 
The Private Journal of Burr, during his residence of Four 
Years in Europe, with Selections from his Correspondence. 
Portrait. 2 vols. 8vo, cloth. N. Y. 1858 


357. BURR (AARON). Legal document entirely in his 
handwriting and signed, relating to the testamentary dis- 
position of the will of Peter Jay. 3 pp. folio. 1783. 

358. BURR'S EXPEDITION. L S. of Carlos de Grand- 
Pre, Spanish Governor of Louisiana to Governor Williams 
of Mississippi. In Spanish. 2 pp. folio, Baton Rouge, 
April 12, 1806. 

* The Spanish Governor thanks Gov. Williams for the infor- 
mation that adventurers are gathering in his territory with 
hostile intentions, and for the evidence that both Governments 
are anxious peace should not be broken; he also sends him a 
copy of a proclamation issued by the Spanish government. 

One of the earliest documents relating to Burr's proposed ex- 
pedition to conquer Spanish territory. The scheme bad been 
conceived by Burr and Wilkinson some time in the preceding 
year, but early in 1806 the latter became alarmed, withdrew 
from the proceedings and, it is believed, betrayed his associates 
to save himself. 

359 BURR'S EXPEDITION. L. S. of H. Dearborn, 
Secretary of War, to Governor Tiffiu of Ohio. 2 pp. 4to, 
Feb. 27, 1807. 

* " Cot. Burr having been so completely disappointed and 
counteracted, as to he reduced to the necessity of surrendering 
. . ivith his little party of ninety or one hundred adherents, 
it will no longer he necessary to keep any militia in service." 
He therefore directs the boats to be laid up, first taking out a 
plank that they may be unserviceable to others, and requests 
a roll of the militia. 

360. BUSHNELL (CHARLES I.). A Narrative of the 
Life and Adventures of Levi Hanford. Portrait. 8vo, 
wrappers. N. Y. 186y 

* Presentation copy. Laid in are an A. L. S. and a portrait 
of the author. 

361. [BUTLER (GEN. B. P.).] Oflacial Documents re- 
lating to a " Chaplain's Campaign (not) with General 
Butler," BUT in New York. 8vo, wrappers. 

Lowell (Mass.), 1865 
*Gen. Butler's reply to Chaplain Henry N. Hudson's, "A 
Chaplain's Campaign with Gen. Butler," in which the general 
is severely criticized. 

United States under President Jackson). Three A. L. S., 
4to, to Smith Thompson. Dated Albany, March 23, and 
April 5, 1823, and Jan'y. 2, 1824. On legal matters. 

363. BUTLER (J. D.). Butleriana, Genealogica et Bio- 
graphica; or Genealogical notes concerning Mary Butler 
and her descendants, as well as the Bates, Harris, Sigourney 
and other families, with which they have intermarried. 
Illustrated. 8vo, cloth. Albany, 1888 

* Presentation copy from the author to B. J. Lossing. 


364. BUTLER (MANN). A History of the Commou- 
wealth of Kentucky. Illustrations. First Edition, l-imo, 
calf (broken). Louisville, 1834 

365. BUTLER (PERCIVAL— Served in the Revolution, 
at Saratoga, Yorktown, etc., and Adjutant-General in the 
War of 1813). A. L. S., 2 pp. folio. Frankfort, Jan. 8, 
1811. To Gen. Green Clay. 

* General Butler complains that the returns of the Brigades 
are incomplete and incomprehensible, and sends them back for 

366. BUTLER (ZEBULON— Colonel in the Revolu- 
tionarj^ army, commanded the garrison at Wyoming at the 
time of the massacre). Autograph signature and postscript 
to a certificate relating to disputed lands at Toramaga 
(probably in Wyoming Valley). Jan. 5, 1774. 

367. BUTLER (ZEBULON). A. L. S., 1 p. folio. No 
place or date [1775]. To Andrew Adams. (Slightly dam- 
aged by the seal.) 

* He writes to Mr. xVdams that he will do justice in the 
matter of a dispute as to the licensing of some tavern-keepers 
in Kingstown. 

368. BUTLER (ZEBULON). A. N. S. Westmoreland, 
22 March, 1775. To Andrew Adams. Against the licensiug 
of a tavern-keeper. 

369. BUTLER (ZEBULON). Certificate in his hand- 
writing and signed, concerning the rights of Thos. McCluer 
and Wm. Stewart, holders of land from the Susquehannah 
Company. Westmoreland, 23 March, 1775. 

370. BUTLER (ZEBULON). A. D. S., 2 pp. folio. Sept. 

19, 1775). 

* Deposition in the case of a disputed holding from the 
Susquehannah Company. 

371. BLTTTERFIELD (C. W.). An Historical Account of 
the Expedition against Sandusky under Col. William Craw- 
ford in 1782. With Biographical Sketches, etc. Engraved 
portrait of Gen'l. Irvine. 8vo, cloth, gilt top. Cinn. 1873 

372. BYRD (WILLIAM— of Virginia) Draft of a letter, 
1 p. folio, Oct 6, 1736, to the Government Surveyors, criti- 
cizing their slackness. The names W. Byrd, C. Carter, 
W. Beverley and W. Fairfax, are signed, all in one hand- 

373. (CABINET. The Cabinet of Literature, Instruction, 
^ and Amusement. Woodcuts. Vol. I No. 1 to 

Vol I No. 24 (all published). 8vo, half sheep (one page 
mutilated). N. Y. 1828-29 

374. C^SAR. History of Julius Caesar. [By Napoleon 
III.l Maps and plans. 2 vols, royal 8vo, uncut. 

-' N. Y. : Harpers, 1865 


375. CAIRNES (J. E.). The Slave Power: its Character, 
Career, and Probable Designs. 8vo, cloth. N. Y. 1862 

* Clippings aud comments laid in. 

vestigation, 1860; and others. Together, 25 vols., various 
sizes and bindings. v. p. — v. d. 

377. CALHOUN (J. C). Letter from the Secretary of 
War transmitting a listof the officers who held brevet rank 
in the U. S. Army at the close of the late War. 8vo, sheets, 
uncut. Wash. 1817 

378. CALHOUN (J. C). Letter from the Secretary of 
the Navj- transmitting sundry statements in relation to the 
Navy Pension i'und. 8vo, sewed. Wash. 1818 

379. CALHOUN (J. C). A.L.S to Judge Thompson, 9 
pp. 4to. Washington, Nov. 10, J 824. 

* A long and fine letter, mainly on political matters. 

380. CALHOUN (J. C ). A. L. S., 1 p. 4to. A political let- 
ter. To Hon. S Van Rensselaer. Washington, Feb'y-! 1839. 

381. CALHOUN (J. C). L.S.,lp. 4to. To Silas M. Stil- 
well, U. S. Marshal. Dated Dept. of State, July 9th, 1844. 

*"J enclose you the President's further respite of David 
Babe, alias William Broiim," etc. 

382. CALIFORNIA. Cronise (Titus Fey). The Natural 
Wealth of California: comprising Early History ; Detailed 
Description of Each County, etc. Illusirations. Royal 
8vo, cloth. San Fran. 1868 

* Laid in is an 8vo pamphlet issued by The California Labor 
Exchange, entitled " Facts about California" (1869). 

383. CALIFORNIA. The City and County of San Diego. 
With Biographical Sketches of Prominent Men and Pio- 
neers. Illustrated. 8vo, wrappers. Sandiego, 1888 

*Autograph presentation copy from Daniel Cleveland, one of 
the prominent men. 

384. CALVERT (GEORGE H.). Oration, on the occa- 
sion of celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the Battle 
of Lake Erie, delivered Sept. 10, 1853, in Newport, R. I. 
8vo, original wrappers. Cambridge, 1853 

* The autograph signature of O. H. Perry has been pasted at 
the foot of his famous message "We have met the enemy and 
they are ours," on p. 19. Laid in is a 2-pp. A. L. S. from 
Henry T. Tuckerman, the author, regarding the Perry auto- 
graph, and Tuckerman's signature is also on the front wrapper. 

385. CAMPAIGN IN CANADA. A. D. S. in the hand 
of John Lansing, 1 p. folio, being a copy of Gen. Philips' 
Orders from St. John's, Nov. 15, 1776, in regard to Ameri- 
cans going into Ticonderoga. 

* • ' The allowing these Rebels in this Boat to return and not 
made prisoners is an Instance of Clemency, but it is recom- 
mended to them to be careful how they venture within the 
posts of the Army, as they will be treated as Spies." 


386. CAMPAIGN IN CANADA. Contemporary MS. 
copy of an address. " ^1 Messieurs les Habitans da Canada. " 
3 pp. folio, n. d. Apparently written early in the war. 

* The address is written to justify the rebellion of the colo- 
nies, and to gain the support of the French inhabitants of 
Canada. The writer speaks of having concluded a treaty with 
the Iroquois, at Albany, and of having presents from them to 
the Indians of Canada. By Gen. Philip Schuyler. 

387. CAMPBELL (JOHN). Naval History of Great 
Britain, including the History and Lives of the British 
Admirals, with a continuation to the close of 1812. En- 
graved portraits. 8 vols. 8vo, half calf (rubbed, somewhat 
foxed). Lond. 1813 

388. CAMPBELL (SAMUEL). Something New, in Eight 
Letters to Joseph Meeker, Elizabeth-Town, occasioned by 
reading Miscellaneous Essays, by Joseph Lyon, of Lyons 
Farms. By Samuel Campbell, of Connecticut-Farms. 
16mo, half calf. Printed for the Author, 179& 

389. CAMPBELL (WILLIAM W.). An Historical 
Sketch of Robin Hood and Captain Kidd. First Edition. 
12mo, cloth. N. Y. 1853 

390. CAMMANN (H. J ) and CAMP (HUGH N.). The 
Charities of New York, Brooklyn, and Staten Island. 
Illustrated. 8vo, cloth, uncut. N. Y. 1868 

* Autograph presentation copy from Hugh N. Camp, with a 
1 p. A. L. 8. laid in. 

391. CANADA. The Canadian Antiquarian, 5 numbers; 
Canadian Almanac for 18.57-1859-60; Canada Seventy 
Years ago; and others similar. Together, 16 pieces, 8vo, 
wrappers. v. p. — v. d. 

392. CANADA. Roger (Charles). The Rise of Canada, 
from Barbarism to Wealth and Civilization. Vol. I ONLY. 
8vo, cloth. Quebec: P. Sinclair, 1856 

* Presentation Copy from the publisher, with inscription on 

393. CANALS. A Serious Appeal to the wisdom and 
patriotism of the Legislature of the State of New- York on 
the subject of a Canal Communication between the Great 
Western Lakes and the Hudson. 8vo, old half calf. 

[Albany], 1816 

* Bound with 3 other pamphlets on the same subject. 

391. CANALS. History of the Rise, Progress, and 
existing Condition of the Western Canals in the State of 
New York from Sept. 1788 to 1819. By Elkanah Watson. 
Portrait and plates. 8vo, original boards. Albany, 1820 

395. CANANDAIGUA [N. Y.] IMPRINT. [Wilkinson 
(Rebecca).] Sermons to Children. To which are Added 
Short Hymns, suited to the Subjects. By a Lady. 24mo, 

original wrappers. , ^ t^ . •, ^ , o..-* 

Canandaigua : Printed and Sold by J. D. Bemis and Co. , 1 821 


396. [CANNING (JOSIAH D.).J The Harp and Plow. 
By the "Peasant Bard." lamo, original cloth (slightly 
stained on covers). Greenfield [Mass], 1853 

* Presentation copy from the author with inscription on 
fly-leaf. Laid in is an original poem of 7 verses by Canning 
written on three folio sheets (folded), entitled "The Old Pod- 
Auger Days." 

397. CAREY (MATHEW— Bookseller and publisher of 
" The Pennsylvania Herald " ). Autograph receipt signed 
for $760.00 for four trunks of books sold to the Lexington 
Library. 1 p. 8vo. Oct. 20, 1795. 

398. [CAREY (MATHEW). J The Second Crisis of 
America; or, a Cursory View of the Peace latelj'' concluded 
between Great Britain and the United States. By a Citizen 
of Philadelphia [Mathew Carey]. [With Append i.x con- 
taining Article on Canals by Robert Fulton.] 8vo, loose 
sheets, uncut. N. Y. 1816 

* Author's presentaton copy to W. Duane. 

399. CAREY (MATHEW). The Olive Branch; or, 
faults on both sides, federal and democratic. A Serious 
appeal on the necessity of mutual Forgiveness and Har- 
mony. 8vo, sheep (broken). Phila. 1818 

400. CARICATURE. Copper engraving: "Sketches of 
Character, No. 1: The Nation's Bulkwark." Phila. 1829. 
By Edward W. Clay, representing Andrew Jackson review- 
ing raw recruits. Folio. 

Documents and Letters relating to the sloop " William and John," cut 

out of Cheaspeakc Bay, on the night of May 10, 1782, but which 

was recaptured and restored later to the original owners. 

401. CARLETON (SIR GUY)— Lord Dorcliester; British 
Commander-in-chief). Three L. S , folio, to Governor Har- 
rison, of Virginia, all regarding the " William and John," 
and dated July 4, July 2H, and Aug. 21, 178i (with original 
mailing wrappers and seals). 

402. CARLETON (SIR GUY). Printed Notification 
(folio) mentioned in one of the above letters, countersigned 
by M. Morgann, Secy, to Sir Guy Carleton, printed by 
James Rivington, printer to the King, with large woodcut 
at head of the Arms of Great Britain. Dated July 2, 1782. 

403. CARLETON (SIR GUY). Copy of the Memorial 
(folio) ol Benj. Hart, Master and Owner of the brigantine 
"Maria," to Admiral Digby, in which he avers that his 
vessel was used against his will, in the seizure of the 
" William and John." Dated N. Y., May 25, 1782. 


404. CARLETON (SIR GUY). Order of the Court of 
Vice Admiralty (folio, with official seal), N. Y., Julj' 1, 
1783, ordering search to be made for the " William and 
John," together with Marshal's report thereon. 

405. CARLETON (SIR GUY). Admiral Digby's letter 
of advice (folio) to Sir Guy Carleton, signed by Thos. H. 
Palmer, containing information concerning the " William 
and John." Dated N. Y., July 6, 1782. 

406. CARLETON (SIR GUY). A. L. S., 1 p. 4to, from 
Thomas Knox, stating that a sloop called the "Dove," and 
answering to the description of the "William and John," 
was sold at auction, and asking for instructions in the mat- 
ter. [No place] July 6, 1782. 

* See also No. 3. 

407. CARPENTERS' HALL, PHILA. Reminiscences of 
Carpenters' Hall, in the City of Philadelphia, and Extracts 
from the Ancient Minutes of the Proceedings of The Car- 
penters' Company. Published by Direction of the Com- 
pany. Engraved plate and plan. 8vo, cloth. Phila. 1858 

* Presentation Copy from the Carpenters' Company, with 
inscription on fly-leaf. Laid in is an A. L. S. from Mr. Lossing 
acknowledging the receipt of the work. 

408. CARRINGTON (H. B.). Battles of the American 
Revolution, 1775-81. Historical and military Criticism, 
with topographical Illustration. 8vo, cloth. N. Y. 1876 

* Photograph portrait of the author with autograph signa- 
ture, and three autograph letters of the same addressed to 
Mr. Lossing, laid in. 

409. CARRINGTON (H. B.). Battle Maps and Charts 
of the American Revolution with explanatory notes. Por- 
trait of Washington after St. Memin and maps. 8vo, 
cloth. N. Y. [IbSl] 

410. CARROLL (REV. JOHN). Biographical Sketch of 
the Most Rev. John Carroll, first Archbishop of Baltimore, 
with select portions of his writings. Edited by John Carroll 
Brent. Fine portrait. 12mo, cloth. Balto. 1843 

411. CARUTHERS (REV. E. W.). A Sketch of the Life 
and Character of the Rev. David Caldwell, near sixty years 
pastor of the Churches of Buffalo and Alamance. 8vo, 
(3lQttj_ Greensborough, N. C, 1842 

412. CASS (LEWIS). A. L. S., 2 pp. 4to, with leaf of 
address to Gen. Green Clay of Kentucky. St. Mary's, Sept. 
30, 1818. 


BY THE Indians. "The captive recently returned from the 
Indian country was Tanner. . . . Tanner left here a few days 


since in company with two men, one of them had been brought 
up in his father's family and was acquainted with him as a 

Tanner was captui'ed in 1786 at the age of six years and 
remained in captivity until after he was grown; he then fell in 
with the Hudson Bay Company, and on being interviewed by 
Governer Cass, a meeting with his brother was arranged, to 
whom he was unable to speak except through an interpreter. 
Que of the best-known "Indian Narratives" was written by 
Tanner and published in New York in 1830. 

413. CASS (LEWIS), A. L. S., Detroit, Nov. 24th, 1813; 
A. L. S. of J. ARMSTRONG; A. L. S. of P. B. Church; 
A. L. S. of Margaret Jones; A. L. S. of James Hamilton; 
Frank of J. H. Hubbard, GoverDor of New Hampshire. 
All ca. 1813. Together, 6 pieces. 

414. CATECHISM. Handleidinge tot eene hervormde 
Geloovs-Belydenis, door Petrus Van Vlierden, nu Kerk- 
Leeraar te Catsbaan of Saugertjes, in Noord Amerika. 
12mo, half calf. Very rare. 

Kingston: Copp and Freer, 1794 

415. CATECniSMUS, of Onderwyzing in de Chriscelyke 
Leer, die in de Nederlandse Gereformeerde Kerken en 
Sehoolengeleerd worden. 16mo, old boards. 

Amsterdam [c. 1700] 

416. CATHOLIC Question in America (The). Whether 
a Roman Catholic Clergyman must disclose the secrets of 
the Confessional. Reported hy William Sampson. 8vo, 
old half calf. N. Y. 1813 

417. CAULKINS (FRANCES M.). History of New Lon- 
don, Connecticut, from the first survey of the Coast in 1613 
to 1852. 8vo, cloth (slightly spotted). New London, 1852 

* Presentation copy from the author to B. J'. Lossing. 

418. CENTRAL AMERICA. Stevens (John L.). Memoir 
of an Eventful Expedition in Central America; resulting 
in the Discovery of the Idolatrous City of Iximaya, and the 
possession of two remarkable Aztec Children. Translated 
by Pedro Velasquez. Illustrated. 8vo, wrappers. 

N. Y. 1850 

419. CENTRAL PARK. Seventh Annual Report of the 
Board of Commissioners of Central Park. LithograiJliic 
view and folding map. 8vo, cloth. N. Y. 1864 

430. CENTRAL PARK. A Description of the New York 
Central Park. Illustrated. 8vo, cloth. N. Y. 1869 

421. [CHAPIN (EDWIN H.).] Church of the Divine 

Paternity, N. Y. Services in Memory of the Rev. Dr. E. H. 

Chapin, Sept. 11, 1881. Address by the Rev. Dr. Henry 

W. Bellows. 8vo, original wrappers. N. Y. 1882 

* Laid in are two A. L. S. , and a report [of the Chapin Home] . 


423. [CHASE (SAMUEL).] Eeport of the Trial of the 
Hon. Samuel Chase, one of the Associate Justices of the 
Supreme Court of the United States, before the High Court 
of Impeachment ... for High Crimes and Misdemeanors. 
Taken in Shorthand by Charles Evans. 8vo, original boards, 
uncut and unopened. Balto. 1805 

423. CHASTELLUX (MARQUIS DE). Travels in North 
America, in the Years 1780, 1781, 1782. Translated from 
the French by an English Gentleman [J. Kent]. 2 maps 
and 8 plates. 2 vols. 8vo, old scored calf (binding poor 
and writing on titles). Lond. 1787 

* Second English Edition. Laid in is an L. S. from ". . . de 
Ohastellux" to Governor Harrison, dated Newcastle, July 6, 

424. CHESAPEAKE. Proceedings of the General Court 
Martial convened for the Trial of Commodore James Bar- 
ron, Captain Charles Gordon, Mr. William Hook and Cap- 
tain John Hall of the United States ship Chesapeake, in 
Jan'y, 1808. Published by order of the Navy Dept. 8vo, 
boards. [Wash.] 1822 

425. CHESTER (JOSEPH LEMUEL). The Marriage, 
Baptismal, and Burial Registers of the Collegiate Church 
or Abbey of St. Peter, Westminster. Royal 8vo, cloth, 
uncut. Private Edition. Lond. 1876 

* Laid in are five A. L. S. from the author, and two letters 
relating to this work. Also a biographical sketch and portrait 
of the author. 

426. CHITTENDEN (THOMAS— First Governor of Ver- 
mont). A. L. S., 1 p. folio. Salisbury, Sept., 177i5. To 
Andrew Adams. 

* On legal business. 

427. CHURCH HISTORY. Robbins (Chandler). A His- 
tory of the Second Church, or Old North, in Boston; to 
which is added a History of the New Brick Church. En- 
graved portraits {several foxed). 8vo, cloth. Bost. 1852 

* Presentation copy from Frederic Kidder, with inscription. 

428. CILLY (COLONEL JOSEPH). D. S., 1 p. folio. 
Countersigned by Benja. Kimbell, Paymaster, and C. 
Pierce, Asst. Paymaster. Receipt for £2391-6-0 for pay- 
ment of men. Dated 1777. (Worn and stained.) 

* Cilly was colonel of the First New Hampshire Eegiment, 
succeeding Gen. Stark, and led the first company of volunteers 
into Boston after Lexington. 

429. CIST (CHARLES). Sketches and Statistics of Cin- 
cinnati in 1859. Illustrated. 8vo, cloth. [Cinn. 1859] 


430. CIVIL WAR. Pen-and-ink Map: "Randolph and 
its approaches, May 22, 1861." Prepared under the direc- 
tion of Milton A. Haynes, Lt. Col. of Corps of Artlry. 
Folio, edges worn. 

* A war-time map drawn for the use of the troops, showing 
the Mississippi River close to Randolph (Tenn.), Island 34, and 
the approaches from Brownsville. Fighting took place at 
Brownsville about a year later. 

431. CIVIL WAR. Annual Report of the Commissary 
General, to the Governor of Ohio, for 1861. 8vo, wrappers. 

Columbus, 1862 

432. CIVIL WAR. Barbierre (Joe). Scraps from the 
Prison Table at Camp Chase and Johnson's Island. Litho- 
graph plan and illustrations. 8vo, cloth. 

Doylestown, Pa., 1868 

* Presentation copy from John A. McAllister, with inscrip- 

433. CIVIL WAR. Barnard (J. G.) and Barry (W. P.). 
Report of the Engineer and Artillery Operations of the 
Army of the Potomac, from its Organization to the Close 
of the Peninsular Campaign. 18 maps, plans. &c., some 
COLORED. 8vo, cloth, gilt (slightly stained). N. Y. 1863 

434. CIVIL WAR. Book of the Prophet Stephen, son 
of Douglas. Wherein marvellous things are foretold of 
the Reign of Abraham; the same. Book Second. 2 pieces, 
12mo, wrappers. N. Y. [1864] 

435. CIVIL WAR. The Case of the United States to be 
laid before the Tribunal of Arbitration, to be convened at 
Geneva under the provisions of the treaty concluded at 
Washington, May 8, 1871. 8vo, cloth. Wash. 1871 

436. CIVIL WAR. A Collection of pamphlets, blank 
forms, MS. notes, catalogues, reports, etc., relating to the 
Metropolitan Fair in aid of the United States Sanitary Com- 
mission, 1864. Bound in one vol. 4to, half morocco. 

N. Y. 1864 

437. CIVIL WAR. Correspondence relative to the Case 
of Messrs. Mason and Slidell. 15 pp., 8vo, wrappers. 

[Wash. 1862] 

* Scarce. This correspondence is between Messrs. Seward 
and Adams, Lord Lyons and Mr. Thouvenel. 

438. CIVIL WAR. Curtis (Josiah). Leaflet, 4 pp., con- 
taining testimonials reprinted from several sources. 8vo. 

n. p. [1865] 

439. CIVIL WAR. Excelsior Battle Song. Contains two 
poems, one " Dirge for the Brave suggested by the Fall of 
Captain Henry Brooks O'Reilly," by Wm. H. C. Hosmer, 
Broadside; A Brief Memento of Captain O'Reilly, 1862. 
2 pieces. 

* Laid in is an A. L. S. by the father of Captain O'Reilly to 
B. J. Lossmg, presenting the pamphlet and Broadside. 


440. CIVIL WAR. The Fallen Brave. A Memorial of 
American Officers Killed in the War for the Union. En- 
graved portraits. 4to, cloth (1 portrait loose). N. Y. 1861 

* Laid in is an A. L. S. from William [Lossing] to his brother, 
B. J. Lossing (with envelope). 

441. CIVIL WAR. Historical Sketch of the 162n(l Regi- 
ment, N. Y. Vol. Infantrj^ (3rd Metropolitan Guard), 19th 
Army Corps, 1862-65. Portrait of Lewis Benedict, Colonel 
of the Regiment. 8vo, wrappers. Albany, 1867 

* A. L. S. by Col. Lewis Benedict to B. J. Lossing, laid in. 

442. CIVIL WAR. History of the Second Company, 
Seventh Regiment; War for the Union; Second Year of the 
War; Missouri State Convention, July, 1861; and others 
similar. Together, 15 vols., royal 8vo and smaller, various 
bindings. v. p. — v. d. 

443. CIVIL WAR. K. G. C. An authentic exposition 
of the " K. G. C." (Knights of the Golden Circle); or, a 
History of Secession from 1834 to 1861. Illustrated. 12mo, 
wrappers. Indianapolis, 1861 

444. CIVIL WAR. List of Committee for the Celebra- 
tion of the Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence 
at a Meeting of the National Loyal League, to be held at 
Philadelphia, 1863. 1 sheet, folio. n. p. — n. d. 

* At the top Mr. Lossing has written " On account of the 
invasion of Pennsylvania by the Rebel army, under Gen. Robt. 
E. Lee, this meeting was indefinitely postponed." 

445. CIVIL WAR. List of Union Soldiers Buried at 
Andersonville. Copied from the Official Record in the 
Surgeon's Office at Andersonville. Royal 8vo, printed wrap- 
pers, stitched. N. Y. 1866 

* Contains an interesting statement by Dorence Atwater, the 
compiler of the list, as to the well-nigh incredible hardships he 
suffered in obtaining it. Includes, also, a printed letter from 
Clara Barton relative to the identification of the graves of the 
slain, &c, , at Andersonville. 

446. The same, presentation copy from Miss Barton 

to Mr. Lossing. 

447. CIVIL WAR. Memorial Record of the New York 
Branch of the U. S. Christian Commission. 8vo, cloth. 

N. Y. 1866 

* Presentation copy by Vincent Colyer to B. J. Lossing. 

448. CIVIL WAR. Men of the Time : being Biographies 
of Generals Butler, Banks, Burnside, Hooker, Rosecrans, 
etc. 2 pieces, 16mo, wrappers. 

N. Y. : Beadle & Co. [1862-1863] 


449. CIVIL WAR. Narrative of privations and suffer- 
ings of United States officers and soldiers while prisoners 
of war in the hands of the Rebel authorities, being the 
Report of a commission of inquiry appointed bj^ the TJ. S. 
Sanitary Commission. 8vo, wrappers. Phila. 1864 

* Presentation copy from the Rev. Tread well Walder, one of 
the commission ; also A. L. S. by Jno. A. MaoAUister, inserted. 

450. CIVIL WAR. New York Sun for April 5, 1864. 
Folio, as issued. N. Y. 1864 

* "Sanitary Edition," devoted almost entirely to the news of 
the opening of the Sanitary Fair. Contains speeches by Gen. 
Dix and Joseph H. Choate. 

451. CIVIL WAR. Overthrow of the Ballot. A Com- 
plete History of the Election in the State of Kentucky, 
August 3, 1863. 12mo, sheets, stitched. 

452. CIVIL WAR. Palmer (Don McN.). Four Weeks 
in the Rebel Army. 8vo, original wrappers. 

New London, 1865 

* Presentation copy from Julie Palmer, with inscription. 

453. CIVIL WAR. Poster (23 s 10 inches), Grand Recep- 
tion of the 150th Regiment, and all Brave Patriot Soldiers 
of Old Dutchess, Po'keepsie, June 12 [ca. 1865]. Among the 
Aids for the City are, Benson J. Lossing, Mark D. Wilber, 
Aaron Innis, and others. Contains Order of Arrangements, 
Line of March, Music, &e. 

454. CIVIL WAR. Poster (11x7 inches). Grand Mass 
Meeting, Po'keepsie, Tuesday, Oct. 25 [ca. 1864]. Among 
the speakers are, Gov. Morton of Indiana; Gen. John L. 
Swift, Adj. -Gen. of Louisiana; Capt. W. R. Wooden, 150th 
N. Y. S. Volunteers; and others. 

455. CIVIL WAR. Poster. Free Speech— Free Press. 
Gov. Seymour on the Arrest of C. L. Vallandigham. 1 sheet, 
imperial folio. N. Y. 1863 

456. CIVIL WAR. President Lincoln's Views. An Im- 
portant Letter on the Principles involved in the Vallandig- 
ham Case. Correspondence in relation to the Democratic 
Meeting at Albany, N. Y. [May 19, 1863]. The Truth from 
an Honest Man. 8vo, wrappers. Phila. 1863 

* Scarce. Laid in is a newspaper account from which per- 
haps, this pamphlet was compiled. ' 

457. CIVIL WAR. Report of Gen. W. H. H. Terrell, of 
Indiana, Vols. 2-8. 2 vols, miscellaneous pamphlets. 9 vols. 
8vo, cloth and half morocco. v. p. v. d. 

458. CIVIL WAR. Report of the Committee on the 
Conduct of the War on the Attack on Petersburg on the 
30th day of July, 1864. 8vo, cloth. Wash. 1865 


459. CIVIL WAR. Report of the Select Committee of 
Five ; Ku Klux Conspiracy ; Messages and Documents Depart- 
ment of State; Indiana's Roll of Honor; and others similar. 
Together, 9 vols. Thick 8vo and smaller, cloth, v. p. — v. d. 

460. CIVIL. WAR. Scott's 900. 1st U. S. Vol. CavalrJ^ 
A very large poster, with illustrations in colors. 

[n. p., ca. 1862] 

461. CIVIL WAR. Society of the Army of Cumberland. 
Seventh Reunion, Pittsburgh, 1S73. Engraved portrait of 
Gen. Hooher (slightly foxed). 8vo, cloth. Cinn. 1874 

* Publisher's presentation copy, with autograph inscription 
on fly-leaf. 

462. CIVIL WAR. Three-Sheet Political Poster. Letter 
of John Brodhead, Democratic Candidate for City Treasurer. 

S large ivoodcuts. [Phila. 1861] 

463. CIVIL WAR. Thomas A. Scott Regiment! Colonel 
Conroy, Commander. Company H. want a few more men. 
Poster. Folio. Phila. [ca. 1S62] 

464. CIVIL WAR Trip of the Steamer Oceanus to Fort 
Sumter and Charleston, S. C, April 14, 1865. Frontispiece. 
8vo, cloth. Brooklyn, 1865 

* Two autograph "letters, signed by Henry O'Reilly, to Mr. 
Lossing, laid in. 

465. CIVIL WAR. The United States Service Magazine. 
Vols. I to V, inclusive, in the 30 original parts, 8vo, wrap- 
pers, uncut. N. Y. 1864-66 

466. CIVIL WAR. Who is responsible for the War? 
Broadside. [N. Y.J 1861 

467. CIVIL WAR. Who is responsible for the War? 
Extracts from a Speech by Alexander H. Stephens. Broad- 
side (slightly damaged). [n. p , ca. 1861] 

468. CIVIL WAR. Within Fort Sumter; or, a View of 
Major Anderson's Garrison Family for one hundred and ten 
days. By one of the company. 12mo, wrappers. N. Y. 1861 

* Numerous pencil notes in the margins by Lossing, and 
numerous manuscript notes, also by him. 

469. CIVIL WAR. Civil War in America (Lossing); 
Anecdotes and Incidents of the Rebellion; Lincoln Obse- 
quies; Confederate Reports of Battles; and others similar. 
Together, 6 vols, royal 8vo, various bindings, v. p.— v. d. 

470. CIVIL WAR. The Prison Life of Jefferson Davis 
(Craven), 1866; The Prisoner of State (Mahony), 1863; 
Rebel Invasion of Maryland and Pennsylvania (Jacobs), 
1864; the Color Guard (Hosmer), 1864; Life and Death in 
Rebel Prisons (Kellogg), 1865; Three Months in the 
Southern States (Fremantle), 1864. Maps and illustraiions. 
Together, 6 vols. 12mo, cloth. v. p.— v. p. 


471. CIVIL WAR. Soldier's Story of his Captivity at 
Anderson, &c. (Goss) ; Story of the Great March (Nichols); 
The Shenandoah (Hunt) ; Poems of the War (Boker) ; Last 
Ninety Days of the War (Spencer); My Cave Life in 
Vicksburgh (Sloughborough). lUustraiions. Together, 
6 vols. 12mo, cloth. v. p.— 1864-67 

472. CIVIL WAR. Abraham Lincoln (French); The 
Great Rebellion (Botts); Border Reminiscences (Marcy); 
Life of Stephen A. Douglas (Sheahan) ; and others similar. 
Together, 12 vols. 12mo^ cloth. v. p.— v. d. 

473. CIVIL WAR. Four Years in the Saddle (Gilmer), 
frontispiece, 1866; Belle Boyd in Camp and Prison, 1865; 
The Iron Furnace, or Slavery and Secession (Aughey), 
1863; and others on similar subjects. Together, 9 vols. 
8vo and 12mo, cloth. v. p.— v. d. 

474. CIVIL WAR. Army of the Potomac (Swinton— 
1866) ; Revised Report of the Select Committee relative to 
the Soldiers' National Cemetery (1865); Our Campaigns 
(Woodward— 1865) ; Woods and Waters (Street— 1860). 
Illustrations. Together, 4 vols. 8vo and 12mo, cloth, v. p. 

* Includes several presentation copies. 

475. CIVIL WAR. The War of the Rebellion (Foote) ; 
History of the U. S. Cavalry (Brackett) ; Andersonville 
Prison (Spencer); With Gen. Sheridan in Lee's Last Cam- 
paign; and others similar. Together, 11 vols. 12mo, cloth 
and wrappers. v. p. — v. d. 

476. CIVIL WAR. Fox's Regimental Losses in the Civil 
War; Moore's Women of the War; Southern History of 
the War; and others similar. Together, 11 vols. 8vo, vari- 
ous bindings. 

477. CIVIL WAR. Rebel Rhymes; Robinson's The 
American Conflict, 3 vols. ; Personal and Political Ballads; 
and others similar. Together, 14 vols. 12mo, cloth and half 
leather. v. p. — v. d. 

478. CIVIL WAR PAMPHLETS. Hitchcook's Chrono- 
logical Record of the Civil War, 1866; Rolls of Honor, 10 
pieces; and others. Over 32 pieces. v. p. — v. d. 

479. CIVIL WAR PAMPHLETS. Rolls of Honor, 9 
pieces; Secession Registered, 1861; A Savory Dish for 
Loyal Men; and others. Over 30 pieces, 8vo, wrappers. 

v. p. — V. d. 

480. CIVIL WAR PAMPHLETS. General Washing- 
ton and General Jackson on Negro Soldiers, 1863; Report 
of the Signal OflQcer, 1862; The Washington Despotism 
Dissected, 1864; and others. Together, 16 pieces, 8vo, 
etc., wrappers. v. p. — v. d. 


481. CIVIL WAR PAMPHLETS. Free Negroism or 
Results of Emancipation in the North and the West India 
Islands, 1862; The Money Question in 1813 and 1863; A 
Chapter from the Secret History of the War; and others. 
Together, 11 pieces, 8vo, etc, wrappers. v. p. — v. d. 

482. CIVIL WAR PAMPHLETS. Arming the Slaves 
in the War for the Union; Compendium of the Impending 
Crisis of the South (Helpers), 1860; The Money Question 
in 1813 and 1863 [Lossing], 1863 (28 copies); and others. 
Together, 45 pieces, 8vo, etc., wrappers. v. p. — v. d. 

483. CIVIL WAR PAMPHLETS. A Code for the Gov- 
ernment of Armies in the Field ; The Loyalist's Ammunition, 
1863; Mass Assemblage of the Loyal Citizens of New York 
in Honor of Lieut. -Gen. Grant, 1864; and others. Together, 
10 pieces, 8vo and smaller, wrappers. v. p. — v. d. 

484. CIVIL WAR PAMPHLETS. History of the Second 
Company of the Seventh Regiment, N. Y. S. Militia, Nos. 
1 and 2, 1864; A Platform for all Parties, 1860; Texas and 
its late Military Occupatioi\ and Evacuation; and others. 
Together, 12 pieces, 8vo, wrappers. v. p. — v. d. 

485. CIVIL WAR PAMPHLETS. English Neutrality: 
Is the Alabama a British Pirate ?; Key to Southern Prisons 
of United States Officers, 1865; An Undelivered Speech on 
Executive Arrests ; and others. Together, 54 pieces (some 
duplicates), 8vo, etc., wrappers. v. p. — v. d. 

486. CIVIL WAR PAMPHLETS. McClellan's Military 
Career Reviewed and Exposed, 1864; Presentation of Regi- 
mental Colors to the New York Legislature; Roll of Honor, 
Nos. XVII; and others. Together, 26 pieces, 8vo, wrappers. 

V. p. — V. d. 

487. CIVIL WAR PAMPHLETS. Diary of the Great 
Rebellion, Wash. 1862; Northern Interests and Southern 
Independence (Stille), Phila. 1863; Life and Services of 
Major-General Meade, Phila., n. d. ; Proceedings of the 
Chamber of Commerce ... on the Burning of the Ship Bril- 
liant by the Alabama, N. Y. 1862; and others. Together. 
27 pieces, 8vo, etc., wrappers and sewn. v. p.— v. d. 

488. CIVIL WAR PAMPHLETS. Treatise of the Law 
of the American Rebellion (Gardner), N. Y. 1862; Manual 
of the Granrl Army of the Republic, Lansing, 1869 ; The Con- 
scription, Phila. 1863; Prophecy and Fulfillment [Speeches 
of A. H. Stephens and E. W. Gaunt], N. Y. 1863; A Chap- 
lain's Campaign with Gen. Butler (Hudson), N. Y. 1865; 
and others. Together, 26 pieces, 8vo, sewn and wrappers. 

V. p. — V. d. 


489. CIVIL WAR PAMPHLETS. The Martyrs who 
* * * gave up their Lives iu the Prison Pens in Anderson- 
ville, Wash. 1866; The Effect of Secession upon the Com- 
mercial Relations between the North and South, N. Y. 1861; 
The Seven Days' Contest, Gen. McCall's Report, N. Y. 
ISGl; Character and Results of the War (Butler), Phila. 
1863; and others. Together, 35 pieces, 8vo, wrappers and 
sewn. V. p. — V. d. 

490. CIVIL WAR PAMPHLETS. The Battle of Fair 
Oaks (Mindil), Phila. 1874; Trial of John Y. Beall as a 
Spy, N. Y. 1865; The Case of F. F. Cavada, Phila. n. d. ; 
Revolution against Free Government not a Right but a 
Crime (Thompson), N. Y. 1864; Present Relations between 
Great Britain and the United States, Bost. 1862; and others. 
Together, 46 pieces, 8vo, wrappers and sewn. v. p. — v. d. 

491. CIVIL WAR PAMPHLETS. The Rebuke of Se- 
cession Doctrines by Southern Statesmen, 1863; Military 
Review of the Campaign in Virginia and Maryland in lb6'.i ; 
Why the North cannot accept of Separation (Laboulaye), 
1863; and others. Together, 37 pieces, 8vo and 12mo, 
wrappers and sewn. v. p. — v. d. 

492 CIVIL WAR PAMPHLETS. War and Emancipa- 
tion ; Sermon by Henry W. Beecher; John Bright's Speech 
at Rochdale on the American Crisis; First Annual Report 
of the U. S. Christian Commission; and others similar. 
Together, 27 pieces, 8vo and smaller, wrappers, v. p. — v. d. 

493. CIVIL WAR PAMPHLETS. Sanitary Commission 
Reports, 5 pieces; My Diary North and South (Russell); 
French Intervention in America (Kiugsley) ; Chase of the 
Rebel Steamer of War "Oreto"; and others similar. To- 
gether, 23 pieces, 8vo, wrappers. v. p. — v. d. 

494. CIVIL WAR PAMPHLETS. Causes of the Amer- 
ican Civil War (J. L Motley); The Chicago Copperhead 
Convention; England, United States, and the Southern 
Confederacy (Sargent); Cause and Contrast (MacMahon) ; 
and others similar. Together, 33 pieces, 8vo and smaller, 
wrappers. v. p. — v. d. 

495. CIVIL WAR PAMPHLETS. Union Foundation 
(Hunt); Addresses on the Death of Hon. Stephen A. Doug- 
las; Ordinances adopted by the Convention of Virginia in 
Secret Session, 1861; Fugitive Slaves Laws; and others 
similar. Together, 36 pieces, 8vo, &c., wrappers, v. p. — v. d. 

496. CIVIL WAR PAMPHLETS. Our Foreign Rela- 
tions (Charles Sumner) ; Struggles for Neutrality in America 
(C. F. Adams); Reports, &c., of the Union Defense Com- 
mittee of the Citizens of New York; France, Mexico, and 
the Confederate States (Chevalier); and others similar. 
Together, 33 pieces, 8vo, wrappers. v. p. — v. d. 


497. CIVIL WAR PAMPHLETS. Names of Soldiers 
Buried in National Cemeteries, 5 pieces; Letter of Peter 
■Cooper on Slave Emancipation; Future of the Colored 
Race in America ; Fourteen Months in American Bastiles; 
-and others similar. Together. 34 pieces, 8vo and smaller, 
wrappers. v. p.— v. d. 

* Some are Presentation Copies. 

498. CIVIL WAR ENVELOPES. A scrap-book contain- 
ing about 240 envelopes with regimental and patriotic de- 
vices, about 60 which of are Confederate. 


499. CIVIL WAR ENVELOPES. A bundle of about 500 
envelopes with regimental and patriotic devices : a few Con- 

* Unusual collection. 

500. CIVIL WAR MISCELLANEA. A collection of 
-about 65 pieces, including maps of sections of the war zone, 
folio sheet showing uniforms in color of 10 regiments, blank 
bills of lading (Confederate), portrait of J. W. Curtis (auto- 
graphed). Confederate Planter's Obligation (1865), Block 
House Sketches by Capt. Merrill, portraits of generals, etc. 
Interesting lot. Folio to 32mo. 

501. CLAIBORNE (J. F. H.). Life and Times of Gen. 
Sam. Dale, the Mississippi Partisan. Woodcuts. 12mo, 
cloth. N. Y. 1860 

* Laid in is an A. L, 8. of the author. 

502. CLAIBORNE (WILLIAM C— Several times Gov- 
-ernor of Mississippi). L. S., 2 pp, folio, to His Excellenej'^ 
R. Williams, Gov. of the M. T'y New Orleans, June 19, 
1808. Mentions the revolution in Spain, its effect upon 
Mexico, &c. 

503. CLAIBORNE (W. C. C— Governor of Louisiana). 
L. S., 2 pp. folio, to Isaac Shelby, Governor of Kentucky; 
New Orleans, Sept. 8, 1814, in which he mentions General 
Jackson as being at Mobile and asking for re-enforcements; 
and his own doubt as to New Orleans being properly de- 
fended if left to its own resources. 

* A week after the date of this letter the British attacked 
Jackson at Mobile but were repulsed. 

504. CLAIMS REPORT. U. S. Senate; on the petition 
of William Haslett, and others. 12mo, half calf. [1816-17] 

505. CLAIRVOYANCE. Davis (Andrew Jackson). The 
Principles of Nature, her Divine Revelations, and a Voice 
to Mankind. Portrait. Thick 8vo, cloth (rubbed). 

N. Y. 1847 

506. CLARK (GEORGE ROGERS— Revolutionary Gen- 
eral and Indian Fighter). L. S. to Col. R. Patterson, of 
Lexin.gton. 1 p. small 4to. Louisville, Dec. 26, 1788 


507. CLARK (J. A.). The Wyoming Valley, Upper 
"Waters of the Susquehanna, and the Lackawanna Coal- 
Region, including Views of the Natural Scenery of North- 
ern Pennsylvania, from the Indian occupancy to 1875. 
Photographic portraits and other illustrations. Royal 8vo, 
half morocco. Scranton, 1875 

508. CLARKE (L. IL). Report of the Debates and Pro- 
ceedings of the Convention of the State of New York; held 
at the Capitol, in the City of Albany, Aug. 29, 1821. Royal 
8vo, boards, uncut (back worn, and top of title cut away). 

N. Y. 1821 

* Presentation Copy from Saml. L. Fuller, with autograph 
inscription on fly-leaf. 

graphical Historj' of Clermont or Livingston Manor. Pub- 
lished only for Subscribers. Illustrated. Svo, cloth. 

Clermont, N. Y., 1869 

* A. L. S. of the Author. The Livingston Tree, &c., laid in. 

510. CLAVERACK, N. Y. Translation, 1 p. folio, August 
10, 1767, by Abraham Lott, in his autograph, of Johannes 
Benson's affidavit, Oct. 7, 1710, regarding the boundary 
lines of Kilian Van Rensselaer's property. 

511. CLAY (C. C. — American Statesman). A. L. S., 
3 pp. folio, to A. P. Bagley, Tuskaloosa, Ala., suggesting a 
postponement of an election. Dated Washington City, 
March 8, 1838. 

512. CLAY (GREEN— American Pioneer and General). 

Manuscript of 16 pages on folded paper. 12mo. Rules and 

Orders of the House of Delegates of Virginia, and other 

notes. Signed in two places and dated June 27, 1788. 

*One of the notes is written on a portion of a Richmond 
Theatre play-bill, 1787. 

513. CLAY (GREEN). Commissions signed by James 
Garrard, Governor of Kentucky, appointing Clay Lieut. 
Col. and Brigadier General of the State "Militia, 1798 
and 1799; Proof of a newspaper account of the election for 
Governor of Kentucky in 1808, in which Clay ran second; 
2 copies of Clay's handbill for the same election; Copy in 
Clay's autograph of Robert Ewing's endorsement of him 
for the office of Governor; and two MS. memoranda of 
rations drawn by Clay during the war of 1812. Together 8 
pieces, various sizes. 

514. CLAY (GREEN). Appointment of Green as Major 
General of the Second Division of the Militia for the State 
of Kentucky, 1 pp. oblong folio. Frankfort, Dec. 16, 1805. 
(Stained.) Signed John Rowann, Secretary. On back is 
certificate of a Justice of the Peace stating that General 
Clay had taken the several oaths required by the Constitu- 
tion, &c. 


515. CLAY (GREEN). A.L.S., 3 pp. folio, Camp Meigs. 
June 11, 1813, to Gen. Harrison. 

* Dealing chiefly with troubles arising at the Camp between 
the regular troops and the militia. "I apprehend serious con- 
sequences unless Regular Officers shall be restrained from abuse 
and striking Militia soldiers, and a respectful conduct observed 
towards the officers." 

516. A. L. S., to His Excellency Isaac Shelby, ten- 
dering his resignation as Major General of the 2d Division of 
the Kentucky Militia. 1 p. 4to. June 14, 1814. 

517. CLAY (HENRY). Prospectus of the second edition 
of Thomson's " Historical Sketches of the Late War," with 
Clay's autograph signature and address at the bottom sub- 
scribing for one copy. 4to. No date {circa 1816). Torn 
and roughly repaired. 

518. CLAY (JOSEPH). A. L. S., 1 p. 4to, Feb. 16, 1806; 
A. L. S. of Ebenezer Foote, 1803; L. S. of W. St. Clair 
Clarke, 1838; A. L. S. of David B. Ogden; A. L. S. of Dr. 
Samuel Bard; A. L. S. of P. Silvester; A. L. S. in French, 
of Pierre Carre, 1699; Copy of letter from de Clouard, with 
page of accounts in the same hand; A.L S.of W Johnston; 
A.L.S. of Philip Church; A. L. S. of D. S. Jones; 2 A.L.S. 
of Gen. A. Giles. Together, 14 pieces. 

519. CLEAVELAND (NEHEMIAH). Green-Wood Ceme- 
tary: a history of the Institution from 1838 to 1864. Illus- 
trated. 8vo, cloth. N. Y. 1866 

* Presentation copy from the Green- Wood Cemetery OfSoe. 

520. CLEMENS (SAMUEL L.). Mark Twain's (Bur- 
lesque) Autobiography and First Romance. Illustrated. 
First Edition. 12mo, original cloth. N. Y. [1871] 

521. CLEMENS (SAMUEL L.). Nast's Illustrated Alma- 
nac for 1873. Illustrations by JVast. 8vo, original pictorial 
wrappers. [N. Y. 1872] 

* Contains the first appearance of Mark Twain's " Story of 
the Good Little Boy who did not Prosper." 

522. CLERK'S ASSISTANT. The Clerk's Assistant, in 
two Parts, containing the Most Useful and Necessary Forms 
of Writings, etc. 8vo, old sheep. Poughkeepsie, 1805 

523. CLINTON (DE WITT— Governor of New York). 
A. L. S., 1 p. folio. In regard to disposal of lands in the 
Indian Reserves. Dated January 10th, 1787. 

524. CLINTON (DE WITT). A. L. S. to unnamed corre- 
spondent. 1 p. folio. Dated April 22d, 1788. 

525. CLINTON (DE WITT). A. L. S., 1. p. folio. New 
York, Jan. 18, 1789, correspondent unknown, but probably 
to his father. 

* A long and closely written political letter. 


526. CLINTON (DE WITT). A. L. S., 3 pp. folio July 
5, 1790. Addressed to Dr. Clinton. 

* ' ' The chief subject of Conversation is the intended removal 
of Congress from this place for the permanent residence on the 
hanks of the Patomac, " &o. 

527. CLINTON (DE WITT). A.L.S., 3 pp. folio. March, 
1791. To Dr. Charles Clinton. 

* " The British garrison bordering on Clinton County have 
made intrusions upon our Inhabitants and ordered them off 
their Settlements, etc." A very interesting and important his- 
torical letter. 

528. CLINTON (GEORGE— General in the Revolution, 
Governor of New York, 1777-95). A. L. S., 1 p. 12mo, 
Greenwich, May, 1797. To Gilbert Livingston on a business 

529. CLINTON (GEORGE). D. S. on parchment, folio, 
Albany, Feb. 18, 1779, with the Great Seal of New York 
State intact, appointing Abraham Ten Broeck Mayor of 
Albany to fill out the term of John Barclay, deceased. 
Endorsed b}' Abraham B. Bancker, Secretary. 

530. CLINTON (GEORGE). D. S., 1 p. on parchment. 
Appointment of Delegates to Congress. With the great 
seal of New York State. November, 1779. 

531. CLINTON (GEORGE). D. S. on parchment, narrow 
folio, Poughkeepsie, March 26, 1781, with the Great Seal of 
the State intact, appointing Abraham Ten Broeck Judge of 
the Court of Common Pleas for the County of Albany. 
Endorsed by Robert Harper, Secretary. 

532. CLINTON (GEORGE). D. S., appointing Aaron 
Stockholm as Coroner. 1 p. oblong 12mo, signed also by 
Gilbert Livingston, January, 1788. 

533. CLINTON (GEORGE). D. S., on parchment, oblong 
folio, December 6, 1793, with the great seal of the State. 
Letters patent to Henry Livingston, Jr., for three lots in 

534. CLINTON (GEORGE). A. L. S., 1 p. 4to. To Gil- 
bert Livingston on real estate and political matters. 
Albany, April, 1804. 

535. CLINTON (GEORGE). A. L. S., 2 pp. folio. To 
Gilbert Livingston April 9th, 1804. 

* Arranging for the purchase of two farms. 

536. CLINTON (JAMES— Distinguished soldier in the 
French-Indian and Revolutionary wars). A. L. S., 1 p. 
4to, Little Britain, Nov. 16, 1785. To Isaac Roosevelt, on 
a personal matter. 

537. CLINTON (MARY, wife of George Clinton, states- 
man). A. L. S , to her husband. 1 p. small 4to, Little 
Britain [Ulster Co., N. Y.], March 2, 1790. 


538. CLINTON (SIR HENRY). Narrative relating to 
Ms conduct during part of his command of the King's 
troops in North America ; particularly to that which respects 
the unfortunate issue of the campaign in 178i. With an 
appendix, containing copies and extracts of those parts of 
his correspondence with Lord George Germain, Earl Corn- 
wallis. Rear Admiral Graves, etc. 8vo, boards, sheep back 
rubbed), uncut. Lond. 1783 

* Witb the rare slip of Errata. In the same volume are 
bound: "Sir Henry Clinton's observations on Earl Corn wal- 
lis's Answer." Lond. 1783. 

539. CLINTON (SIR HENRY). Narrative of the Cam- 
paign in 1781 in North America. 4to, wrappers, uncut. 

* One of 75 copies printed in 4to. Phila. 1865 

540. CLINTON (SIR HENRY). Observations on Earl 
Cornwallis's Answer. 4to, wrappers. 

Phila. : J. Campbell, 1866 

* One of 75 copies printed in quarto. 

541. CLOFULLIA (MADAME). Life of the celebrated 
bearded lady, Madame Clofullia. Portrait. 8vo, original 
wrappers. N. Y. 1864 

* Autograph in pencil of Mad. Clofullia on title. The gen- 
uineness of the autograph is attested by a signed note by 
B. J. Lossing. 

542. [COBBETT (WILLIAM).] Porcupine's Political 
Censor, for December, 1796, containing remarks on the 
Debates in Congress, also a letter to the infamous Tom 
Paine, Phila. [1769] ; Tit for Tat, or a Purge for a Pill, to 
which is added a Poetical Rhapsody on the Times describ- 
ing the Disasters of an Emigrant, by Dick Retort, Phila. 
[1797] ; a Bone to gnaw, for the Democrats, Phila. 1795. 
In one vol. 8vo, half calf. 

* Autograph note signed by Wm. Cobbett, dated Phila., 
11 Jan., 1797, laid in. 

543. [COBBETT (WILLIAM).] A Rub from Snub ; or 
a cursory Analytical Epistle addressed to Peter Porcupine. 
8vo, half calf. A few pages waterstained. Phila. 1795 

544. [COBBETT (WILLIAM).] The Democratiad, a 
Poem, in retaliation, for the " Philadelphia Jockey Club." 
Third Edition. 8vo, half calf. 

Phila. : Thomas Bradford, 1796 

545. COBBETT'S LETTERS. Shakespeare; Physical 
History of Palestine; and others. Together, 40 vols., various 
sizes and bindings. v. p. — v. d. 

546. COLBURN (ZERAH). A Memoir of Colburn; 
written by Himself, containing an Account of the First 
Discovery of his Remarkable Powers, his Travels in Amer- 
ica, and Residence in Europe, &c., with his Peculiar 
Methods of Calculation. Engraved frontispiece por- 


trait. 12iiio, half morocco (the portions of a number of 
margins stained). Springfield [Mass.] 1833 

* An interesting account of one of America's early ' ' light- 
ning calculators," with numerous examples. 

547. GOLDEN (CADWALLADER— Governor of New 
York and author of the History of the Indian Nations). 
Autograph draft of a letter unsigned, 3 pp. folio. 

Coldengham, Dec. o, 1753 

* Mentions the Earl of Halifax, "who now has charge of 
Plantation affairs," also Dr. Mitchell, whom " we have been ex- 
pecting in New York," botanical affairs, etc. He also writes 
at length on botanical matters. 

548. COLONIAL CURRENCY. Connecticut bill for 
two shillings and sixpence, 1773; and others, issues of 
Pennsylvania, Maryland, and New Jersey, during the Revo- 
lution. Together, 26 pieces, some in poor condition. 


Five Shillings. Signed S. Verijlanck, &c. Issue of Feb. 
6,1771. (Torn across centre. ) 

550. COLONIAL NEW YORK. Copy of the Petition of 
Hezekiah Baldwin, and others, to William Tryon, Captain 
General and Governor-in-Chief of the Province of New 
York, for a Tract of Land on the Hudson river. 3 pp. folio. 
No date. Attested as a True Copy, and signed Geo. Banyar. 

* The petitioners bought the land from the Indians on a 
license granted by the Governor of Massachusetts Bay. The 
land was claimed by the Schuylers and Van Rensselaers on a 
New York patent, and trouble arose. 

551. COLONIAL NEW YORK. (Copy of a) Petition of 
the Inhabitants of a Place called Noble Town to the Honble. 
Members of the House of Assembly for the Colony of New 
York at the City of New York, against the claims of John 
Van Rensselaer, " proprietor of a place called Claverack." 
Noble Town, Dec. 22, 1769. 3 pp. folio. 

552. COLONIAL NEW YORK. Indenture made be- 
tween Peter Silvester of Albany, and Dirk Ten Broeck, on 
sheet 174- x 14^ inches, dated May 30, 1765. Contains signa- 
tures of Silvester, Wessel Van Schaick, and J. Van Rensse- 
laer. With Seal. 

553. COLONIAL NEW YORK. Johannes Pardon's ac- 
count with Gabriel Ludlow. 1 p. folio. Poughkeepsie, 1759 

^554. COLONIAL NEW YORK. Founders of New York. 
An Address before the Saint Nicholas Society of New York 
by James W. Beekman, 1869. Royal 8vo, original wrap- 
pers, uncut. Published by the Society, 1870 

* Laid in is An Account of the First Celebration of the Festi- 
val of St. Nicholas by the N. Y. Historical Societv, Dec. 6, 
1810. By John Pintard. 2 pp. printed on one side of the leaf 
only, containing two woodcut portraits and an engraving by 
Alexander Anderson. 


555. COLUMBUS. [Kettell (Samuel).] Personal Nar- 
rative of the First Voyage of Columbus to America. 8vo, 
original half cloth and boards, uncut. Scarce. Bost. 1827 

556. COLYER (VINCENT). Report of the Christian 
Mission to the U. S. Army, N. Y. 1863; Report of the 
Committee of Merchants for the relief of colored people, 
N. Y. , 1863; Report of the services rendered by the freed 
People to the U. S. Army, N. Y. 1864. 8vo, paper covers. 

557. COLYER (VINCENT). Report of the Christian 
Mission to the U. S. Army, N. Y., [1863]; Report of the 
Committee of Merchants for the relief of Colored People, 
N. Y. 1863; Report of the Services rendered by the freed 
People to the U. S. Army in North Carolina, N. Y. 1864. 
In one vol. 8vo, paper covers. 

* Presentation copy from the author, with autograph inscrip 
tion to J. B. Lossing. 

558. COMBS (LESLIE). A. L. S., 3 pp. 4to. To Major 
Martin D. Hardin in regard to raising a corps of troops 
(small portion missing). Feby. 3rd, 1815. 

559. COMMON PRAYER (The Book of), according to 
the use of the Church of England, translated into the Mo- 
hawk language by John Hill. 8vo, leather. Hamilton, 1842 

* Presentation copy from G. H. M. Johnson Onwanonsysho, 
Chief of the Six Nations, with autograph inscription to B. J. 
Lossing. Bookplate of the New England Corporation. 

560. CONCORD COLLECTIONS, historical and miscel- 
laneous, and Monthly Literary Journal, edited by J. Farmer 
and J. B. Moore. Vols. II and III. 2 vols. 8vo, half calf. 

Concord, 1823-24 

561. CONFEDERATE Acts and Resolutions of the 
Fourth Session of the Provisional Congress, held at Rich- 
mond, Va. 8vo, original wrappers. Fine copy. 

Richmond, 1862 

562. Another copy of the same. 

563. Another copy of the same. 

564. CONFEDERATE. Acts and Resolutions of the 
Third Session of the Provisional Congress of the Confed- 
erate States. 8vo, wrappers (writing on title). 

Richmond, 1861 

565. CONFEDERATE. Acts of the General Assembly, 
passed at the regular session, held Dec. 2d, 1861, at the 
City of Wheeling. 8vo, half leather. Wheeling, 1862 

566. CONFEDERATE. Address of the General As- 
sembly of the Presbyterian Church in the Confederate 
States of America to all the Churches throughout the Earth 


as Reported by Rev. J. H. ThornweU, D.D. 8vo, wrappers 
(with marginal notes), Louisville (Ky.), 1862 

* Rare. A pamphlet in favor of Slavery, printed by mem- 
bers of the Presbyterian Church, and Issued by the General 
Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the Confederate States 
of America. Presentation copy, with inscription on front cover. 

567. CONFEDERATE ALMANAC. The Confederate 
States Almanac, and Repository of Useful Knowledge, for 
the Year 1864. Compiled by H. C. Clarke. 13mo, printed 
wrappers (several pages torn). Mobile (Ala.), 1864 

* Contains a Diary of the War, etc. 

568. CONFEDERATE. Andrews (R. F.). Mounted Ar- 
tillery Drill. S3 plates and 8 plates of music for bugle 
signals. 12mo, cloth. Charleston, 186iJ- 

569. CONFEDERATE. Cairnes (J. E.). Address on the 
Duty of the Slave States in the Present Crisis. Delivered 
at Galveston, Dec. 13, 1860. 8vo, sheets. Galveston, 1860 

570. CONFEDERATE. Constitution of the Confederate 
States of America. 8vo, sewed. Title somewhat torn at 
top. Richmond, 1861 

571. CONFEDERATE. Constitution of the State of 
Virginia and the Ordinances adopted by the Convention 
which Assembled at Alexandria, February 13, 1864. 8vo, 
wrappers. Alexandria, 1864 

* Presentation copy from F. H. Peirpont, with autograph in- 
scription on front cover. 

572. CONFEDERATE. Convention between the Com- 
monwealth of Virginia and the Confederate States of 
America. [Excerpt.] 8vo, sewn. n. p. — [1861] 

573. CONFEDERATE. Convention between the Com- 
monwealth of Virginia and the Confederate States of 
America. 8vo, sewed. n. p. — [1861] 

574. CONFEDERATE. Correspondence of the Depart- 
ment of State, in relation to the British Consuls resident in 
the Confederate States. 8vo, sewed. Richmond, 1863 

575. CONFEDERATE. Davis (Jefferson). Inaugural 
Address of President Davis, delivered at the Capitol, Mon- 
day, February 18, 1861. 8 pp. 8vo, uncut and unbound 
(name on title). Montgomery, Ala., 1861 

576. CONFEDERATE. Decision of the Supreme Court 
of Georgia, on the Constitutionality oi the enrolling acts of 
the Congress of the Confederate States of America. 8vo, 
P^P®^- Augusta, 1863 

577. CONFEDERATE. Digest of the Military and Naval 
Laws of the Confederate States, from the Commencement 
of the Provisional Congress. Arranged by Capt. W W 
Lester and Wm. J. Bromwell. 8vo, half cloth (small piece 
of back gone). Columbia, 1864 


578. CONFEDERATE. Florida. Acts and Resolutions 
adopted by the General Assembly of Florida at its Eleventh 
Session, Tallahassee, Nov. 1, 1861. 8vo, original wrappers, 
uncut. Tallahassee, 1863 

579. CONFEDERATE. General Orders issued in 1864 
by Adjutant and Inspector General S. Cooper, Nos. 1-70 
(except No. 9), 72-76, 79, and 80. Also duplicates of Nos. 
70 and 80. 84 pieces, 12mo, sheets. Richmond, 1864 

580. CONFEDERATE. Georgia. Message of his Ex- 
cellency, Joseph E. Brown, to the Extra Session of the 
Legislature convened March 10, 1864, upon the Currency 
Act, etc. 8vo, stitched. Milledgeville, Ga., 1864 

5S1. CONFEDERATE. Gholson (Thos. S.). Speech on 
the Policy of Employing Negro Troops, and the Duty of 
all Classes to aid in the Prosecution of the War. 8vo, 
sewed. Richmond, 1865 

* A. L. S. from the autbor laid in. 

583. CONFEDERATE. Green (Duff). Facts and Sug- 
gestions relative to Finance and Currency, addressed to the 
President of the Confederate States. 8vo, original wrappers. 

Augusta, Ga., 1864 

583. CONFEDERATE. Hardee (W. J.). Rifle and In- 
fantry Tactics. Guts and diagrams. 3 vols. 18mo, half 
cloth. Mobile: Goetzel, 1863 

* Presentation copy from the publisher, with his autograph 
in each volume. 

584. CONFEDERATE. Journal of the House of Dele- 
gates of the State of Virginia for the Extra Session, 1861. 
8vo, wrappers. Wheeling, 1861 

* Among other items of interest, this pamphlet contains 
Gov. Peirpont's address, his Call for Troops, and Secretary of 
War Simon Cameron's reply. 

585. CONFEDERATE. Journal of the Senate, extra 
Session of the Rebel Legislature, called together by a Pro- 
clamation of C. F. Jackson, begun and held at Neosho 
County, Miss., Oct. 31, 1861. 8vo, wrappers. 

Jefferson City, 1865 

586. CONFEDERATE. Joynes (Edward S.). Educa- 
tion after the War. A Letter to a member of the Southern 
Educational Convention. 13mo, original wrappers. 

Richmond, 1863 

587. CONFEDERATE. Lee (J. K.). The Volunteer's 
Hand Book : containing an abridgment of Hardee's Infantry 
Tactics. 16mo, wrappers. Richmond, 1861 

588. CONFEDERATE. Maury (D. H.). Skirmish Drill 
for Mounted Troops. 16mo, wrappers. Richmond, 1861 


589. CONFEDERATE. Message of the Governor of 
Maryland (Thomas H. Hicks) to the General Assembly, in 
Extra Session, 1861. Also, Report of the Commissioners of 
the Sinking Fund (Richmond, Va., Nov. 19), 1863, 2 
pieces. 8vo, stitched. 

590. CONFEDERATE. Message of Robert M. Patton. 
Governor of Alabama, with Accompanying Documents; 
Digest of the Comptroller's Decisions, etc. ; Remarks on the 
Manufacture of Bank Notes, and other Promises to Pay; 
Speech of Louis T. Wigfall on the Political Issues, delivered 
at Tyler, Texas, Sept. 3, 1860. Together, 4 pieces. Svo, 
wrappers, stitched and unbound. v. p. — v. d. 

"" Several presentation copies. 

Tuesday Afternoon, May 21st, 2:30 o'clock 

591. CONFEDERATE. Military Disasters. Report of 
the Special Committee on the Recent Military Disasters at 
Forts Henry and Donelson, and the Evacuation of Nashville. 
8vo, sewed. Richmond, 1863 

593. CONFEDERATE. Military Notice. Wanted 100 
men for the Purpose of garrisoning Fort Brown. By au- 
thority of Brig. -Gen. H. P. Bee [Signed] P. Cummings, 
Brownsville, Texas, May 18, 1863 (9x8 inches). 

593. CONFEDERATE IMPRINT. Miihlbach (Louisa). 
Joseph II and his Court: An Historical Novel. From the 
German, by Adelaide DeV. Chaudron. 4 vols. 8vo orio-- 
inal wrappers. Mobile, S. H. Goetzel', 186'4 

* With the publisher's autograph on each title. 

594. CONFEDERATE. New Orleans. Correspondence 
between the Mayor and Federal Authorities relative to the 
Occupation of New Orleans, together with the Proceedings 
of the Common Council. Svo, original wrappers. 

New Orleans, 1863 

* Presentation copy from Lieut.-Col. James Smith, 128th 
N. Y. Vols., with inscription. 

595. CONFEDERATE. Officer's Manual (The) Napo- 
leon's Maxims of War. 16mo, cloth. Richmond, 1863 

596. CONFEDERATE. Official Correspondence between 
the Agents of Exchange, together with Mr. Ould's Report 
8vo, wrappers. Richmond, 1864 

597. CONFEDERATE. Official Journal of the Proceed- 
ings (English and French) of the Convention for the Revi- 
sion and Amendment of the Constitution of the State of 
Louisiana. 8vo, wrappers, uncut. New Orleans, 1864 

* Presentation copy from James Grant Wilson to Mr. Lossing. 

598. CONFEDERATE. Official Report of the Battle of 
Chickamauga. Published bj' order of Congress. 8vo, sewed. 

Richmond, 18U4 

599. CONFEDERATE. Official Reports of Battles. 
Published by Order of Congress. 8vo, half sheep. 

Richmond, Va., 1862 

* Presentation Copy to George W. Childs, of Philadelphia, 
from [Gen'l] 0. H. T. CoUis. 

600. Another copy of the same, sewed. 

601. CONFEDERATE. Oldham (W. S.). Speech on 
the Resolutions of the State of Texas, concerning Peace, 
Reconstruction and Independence, in the Confederate States 
Senate. 8vo, sheets. n. p., 1865 

602. CONFEDERATE. Ordinances adopted by the Con- 
vention of Virginia in Secret Session in April and May, 1861. 
Svo, wrappers. Richmond, 1861 

f 603. CONFEDERATE. Our Own Southern Almanac for 
1866. 13mo, original wrappers. New Orleans, 1866 

* Contains biographies of Confederate Generals. 

?'604. CONFEDERATE. Pollard (E. A.). The Rival 
Administrations : Richmond and Washington in December, 
1863. 8vo, original wrappers, uncut. Richmond, 1864 

'■^ 605. CONFEDERATE. Proceedings of the Court of 
Inquiry relative to the Fall of New Orleans. Published by 
the order of Congress. 8vo, sewed. Richmond, 1864 

606. CONFEDERATE. Provisional and Permanent Con- 
stitutions, together with Acts and Resolutions of the Three 
Sessions of the Provisional Congress of the Confederate 
States. Svo, wrappers. Richmond, 1861 

607. Another copy of the same. 

608. CONFEDERATE. Public Laws of the Confederate 
States of America, passed at the First Session of the First 
Congress, 1862. Edited by James M. Matthews. 8vo, 
wrappers. Richmond, 1862 

609. Another copy of the same. 

610. CONFEDERATE. Receipt signed by 25 employees 
of the Clothing Bureau, Quartermaster's Department, 
C. S. A., dated April 2, 1863. 


611. CONFEDERATE. Regulations for the Subsistence 
Department of the Confederate States. Folding tables. 
12mo, cloth. Richmond, 1863 

612. Another copy of the same. 

613. Another copy of the same. 

614. CONFEDERATE. Regulations for the Army of the 
Confederate States, and for the Quartermaster's Depart- 
ment and Pay Department. 8vo, original cloth. 

Richmond, 1861 

615. CONFEDERATE. Regulations of the Confederate 
States Army for the Quartermaster's Department, including 
the Pay Branch thereof. 12mo, wrappers. Richmond, 1864 

616. CONFEDERATE. Regulations for the Army of the 
Confederate States. With a Full Index. By Authority of 
the War Department. Thick 12mo, boards, cloth back. 

Richmond [Va.], 1864 

617. CONFEDERATE. Report of the Secretary of War 
(James A. Seddon). 8vo, sewed. Ink stain. 

Richmond, Nov. 26, 1863 

618. CONFEDERATE. Report of Genl. Joseph E. 
Johnston, of his operations in the Department of Mississippi 
and East Louisiana, together with Lieut. -Genl. Pemberton's 
Report of the Battles of Port Gibson, Baker's Creek and the 
Siege of Vicksburg. Bvo, sewed, uncut. Richmond, 1864 

619. CONFEDERATE. Report of Genl. G. T. Beaure- 
gard of the Defence of Charleston. 8vo, sewed. 

Richmond, 1864 

620. CONFEDERATE. Report of Lieut. -Genl. Holmes 
of the Battle of Helena; also Rpt. of Lieut- -Genl. A. P. 
Hill of the Battle of Bristol Station, etc. 8vo, sewed. 

Richmond, 1864 

621. CONFEDERATE. Rules poe Conducting Busi- 
ness in the Senate of the Confederate States of America. 
16mo, original wrappers. Richmond (Va.), 1862 

*0n cover is written: "Alex. H. Stephens, Prest. Senate; 
Viae Prest. of the C. S. A. 

622. CONFEDERATE. Song Book. The Jack Morgan 
Songster. By a Captain in Gen. Lee's Army. 16mo, orig- 
inal wrappers. Raleton, N. C. : Brason & Farrar, 1864 

* Fine copy. Very rare. 

623. CONFEDERATE. South Carolina. Journal of the 
Convention of the People of South Carolina, held in 
1860-1-2, together with the Ordinances, Reports, Resolu- 
tions, etc. Unbound, stitched, uncut. 

Columbia, S. C, 1863 

624. CONFEDERATE. Specimen (A) of Southern De- 
votion; or, the Prayer of a Rebel Saint. 16ino, wrappers. 

n. p. 1863 
* In this tirade, couched in the form of a prayer, the name of 
John Chambers occurs several times. 

625. CONFEDERATE. Statutes at Large of the Con- 
federate States of America, passed at the fourth se.ssion of 
the First Cong-ress, 1863-4. Edited by James M. Matthews. 
8vo, wrappers (back torn). Richmond, 1864 

626. CONFEDERATE. Statutes at Large of the Provi- 
sional Government of the Confederate States of America 
from Feb. 8, 1861, to Feb. 18, 1862, inclusive. Edited by 
James M. Matthews. Royal 8vo, half calf. 

Richmond (Va.), 1864 
* Presentation copy, with signature of a grandson of Patricia 
Henry on fly-leaf. 

62r CONFEDERATE. Temple (N ) and Trevor (E.). 
TannhJiuser; or, the Battle of the Bards. Bvo, wrappers. 
Small portion of the upper margins mouse eaten. 

Mobile, 1863 

•= 628. CON"FEDERATE Tennessee. Public Acts of the 
State of Tennessee passed at the extra session of the Thirty- 
Third General Assembly, April, 1861. 8vo, boards, cloth 
back. Nashville, 1861 

629. CONFEDERATE. To the People of the South. 
Senator Hammond and the Tribune. By Troup. 8vo, 
sewed. Charleston, 1860 

630. CONFEDERATE. Warroek's Virginia and North 
Carolina Almanac for 1864. 12mo, sewed, uncut. First 
and last page soiled. Richmond, 1864 

631. CONFEDERATE. Weekly Register: devoted to a 
Record of important documents and events of the times. 
Conducted by A M. Trible and C. A Schaffter. Vol. I (all 
issued). 8vo, wrappers. Lynchburg, 1864 

632. CONFEDERATE. Wheeler (Maj.-Genl. Joseph). 
Revised System of Cavalry Tactics for the use of the 
Cavalry and Mounted Infantry, C. S. A. 16 mo, half cloth. 

Mobile, 1><63 
*,Presentation copy from the printer, S. Goetzel, with auto- 
graph inscription. 

Richmond. About ICO pieces. Folio, as issued. 

Richmond, Va., 1864, etc. 

tiser and Register; Mobile Daily Tribune; Atlanta Register. 
Together, about 70 pieces. Folio, as issued, v. p., ca. 1864 


South Carolinian; Augusta Chronicle and Sentinel; Atlanta 
Constitutionalist; Houston News; and others. Together, 
about 180 pieces, folio, as issued. v. p , ca. 1864 

Organ, a Family Paper; The Southern Illustrated News; 
Savaunah Republican; and others. Together, about 100 
pieces, folio, as issued. v. p., ca. 1864 

patch. About 300 numbers, folio, as issued. 

Richmond, Va., 1864-65 

Mercury; The New Orleans Daily Picayune; The Mont- 
gomery Daily Advertiser; The Charleston Daily Courier. 
Together, about 125 pieces, folio, as issued, v. p., 1864, etc. 

Mississippian, Selma, Ala.; The Mobile Evening News; 
The Chattanooga Daily Rebel; The Raleigh Daily Confed- 
erate; The Columbia Daily Sun; and others. Together, 48 
pieces, folio. v. p. 1864 

tinel. About 300 numbers, folio, as issued. 

Richmond, Va., 1864-65 

Mercury. 10 numbers, folio, as issued. 

Charleston, S. C, 1861-63 

Times. 24 numbers, folio, as issued. Columbus, Ga., 1864 

Confederacy. 28 numbers, folio, as issued. 

Atlanta and Macon, Ga., 1864-65 

graph. 14 numbers, folio, as issued. Macon, Ga., 18b4 

Confederate. 21 numbers, folio, as issued. 

Macon, Ga., 1864-65 

Daily Appeal; The Richmond Christian Advocate; The 
Cotton States. Together, 15 pieces, folio, as issued. 

V. p., 1863-64 

Whig. About 300 numbers, folio, as issued. 

Richmond, Va., 1864-65 

press. 86 numbers, not consecutive, folio, as issued. 

Richmond, Virginia, 1864 

Chronicle ; Raleigh Daily Progress ; Petersburg Daily Regi- 
ter; Richmond Sentinel. Together, about 100 pieces, folio, 
as issued. v. p., ca. 1864 

Picayune; Wilmington Journal; Memphis Bulletin; and 
others. Together, about 30 pieces, folio, as issued. 

V. p. ca. 186 4 

Confederate; Atlanta Intelligencer; Columbia Guardian; 
Richmond Dispatch; Richmond Whig; and others. To- 
gether, about 180 pieces, folio, as issued. v. p. ca. 1864 

Times. 7 numbers, folio, as Issued. Columbus, Ga., 1864-65 

and Register. About 25 numbers, folio, as issued. 

Mobile, Ala., 1864-65 

ern Guardian. 9 numbers, folio, as issued. 

Columbia, S. C, 1864 

stitutionalist. 9 numbers, folio, as issued. 

Augusta, Ga., 1864 

ery Daily Mail. About 80 numbers. Folio, as issued. 

Montgomery, Ala., 1864 

Bee. Text in French and English. 20 numbers. Broad- 
side folio, as issued. New Orleans, 1862 

press. 19 numbers. Folio, as issued. Petersburgh,Va., 1864 

About 20 numbers. Folio, as issiied. Savannah, Ga., 1864 

nals, 1789-1877; Senate Journals, 1818-1877; Executive 
and Convention Documents, etc. 72 vols. 8vo, sheep and 
half sheep. v- P-— v- d. 

661. CONNECTICUT. Barber (John W.), Connecticut 
Historical Collections, containing a Collection of Interest- 
ing Facts, &c., relating to its History and Antiquities. 160 
illustrations, and colored map. 8vo, old calf (rubbed). 

New Haven, n. d. 
* Laid in is a sheet of paper containing about 14 lines in Mr. 
Lossing's handwriting regarding the author of the work. 


662. CONNECTICUT. The Boundary disputes of Con- 
necticut. By Clarence W. Bowen. Portraits, plans and 
facsimiles. Royal 4to, cloth. Bost. 1882 

* Presentation Copy from C. W. Bowen, with card, laid in. 

663. CONNECTICUT. Lottery Scheme granted by the 
General Assembly of the Colony of Connecticut, for raising 
the sum of £400, for building a Meeting House for Publick 
Worship, at Long Point, &c. 1 p. ito, printed circular. 
Stonington, May, 1775. Also, A. L. S., 1 p. 4to, from 
Nathaniel Minor to Andrew Adams, enclosing the above 
and ealliug his attention to the list of prizes advertised. 
Together, 2 pieces. 

of Allegiance to George the Third, signed by William Feet, 
of the Colony of Connecticut, Sept. 28, 1779. 

665. CONSTITUTION. Folio 1 commences: "We the 
People of the United States, in order to form a | more per- 
fect Union . . to ordain and establish this Constitu- | tion 
for the United States of America." 4to, pp. 20, printed 
on one side of the leaf only with the exception of the last 
two leaves, and without imprint. Uncut. 1787 

* An extremely rare edition of the Constitution. 

666. CONSTITUTION. Observations on the New Con- 
stitution, and on the Federal and State Conventions. By 
a Columbian Patriot. 8vo, unbound. N. Y. 1788 

667. CONSTITUTION. The Federal and State Consti- 
tutions, Colonial Charters, and other Organic Laws of the 
United States. Parts I and II compiled by Ben : Perley 
Poor. Second Edition. 2 vols, imperial 8vo, sheep. 

Wash. 1878 

Agreed upon by the Federal Convention of the United 
States of America, his Excellency George Washington, Esq. , 
President. 4 pages, folio. 

New York: Printed by J. McLean, No. 41 Hanover 
Square [1787]. 

* Contains Articles I-VII of the Federal Constitution and a 
list of the delegates to the convention. The first New York 
publication of the sort. Very Rare. 

669. CONTINENTAL CONGRESS. A Declaration by 
theRepresentativesof the United Colonies of North America, 
now met in General Congress at Philadelphia, setting forth 
the Causes and Necessity of their taking up Arms, pp. (5)-12 
(only, no title), also An Answer to the Declaration of the 
General Congress pp. (13)-92. -f Appendix (folded sheet), + 
A Few More Words, on the Freedom of the Press, Addressed 
by the Printer, etc., pp. 4. 8vo, sewed. 

[probably Philadelphia, 1776] 

670. CONTINENTAL CURRENCY. Four Notes issued 
in 1776 for 1, 2, 3, and 8 Dollars; 5 Notes in 1778 for 7, 8, 
20, and 40 Dollars. Also 2 Bank Notes of the Farmers Ex- 
change Bank of Rhode Island, 1808 and 1809. 11 pieces. 

671. CONTINENTAL CURRENCY. 40 Continental 
bills, of various dates and for various amounts. Also an 
A. L. S., from Joshua I. Cohen, regarding his collection of 
Continental money and the various issues. 41 pieces. 

672. CONTINENTAL CURRENCY. South Carolina 
Note for Five Pounds. 12mo. 1775. Backed and worn. 

673. CONTINENTAL MONEY. Georgia Certificate 
for Ten Spanish Milled Dollars. 1776. 16mo. 

674. COOK (EBEN.). The Sot-weed factor: or, the 
Voyage to Maryland, a Satyr, in which is Described the 
Laws, Government, Courts and Constitutions of the Coun- 
try, and also the Buildings, Feasts, Frolicks, Entertain- 
ments and Drunken Humours of the Inhabitants of that 
part of America. London, 1708. Reprint. Small 4to, 
wrappers. [n. p., 1869] 

* Shea's Early Southern Ti-acts, No. II. Limited issue. 
Presentation copy from the editor, Brantz Mayer, to B. J. 

675. COOK (FREDERICK— Editor). Journals of the 
Military Expedition of Major General John Sullivan against 
the Six Nations of Indians in 1779. With Records of Cen- 
tennial Celebrations. Engraved portraits and maps. Royal 
8vo, cloth. . Auburn, N. Y., 1887 

* Author's Presentation Copy. 

676. COOK (JOEL). The Siege of Richmond. Intro- 
duction by B. J. Lossing. First Edition. 12mo, cloth. 

Phila. 1862 

* Laid in are 3 letters by George W. Curtis, requesting Lossing 
to write an introduction for the above book, etc., the manu- 
script of the introduction aad a letter from Joel Cook thanking 
Lossing for having written it. 

677. COOKE (ELEUTHEROS). An Address in Com- 
memoration of the Brilliant and Glorious Defence of Fort 
Meigs, the successful raising of the siege, and the triumph- 
ant repulsion of the enemy, in 1813. With a sketch of 
General William Henry Harrison. 8vo, sewed (last three 
leaves slightly damaged), uncut. Perrysburg, 1840 

* Numerous contemporary corrections in the text and a note 
by Mr. Lossing laid in. Very scarce. 

678. COOKE (J. E.). Stories of the Old Dominion from 
the settlement to the end of the Revolution. Illustrated. 
12mo, cloth. N. Y. 1879 


679. COOKE (WILLIAM D.). Revolutionary History of 
North Carolina, in Three Lectures by F. L. Hawks, D. L. 
Swain and Wm. A. Graham. Illustrated by Darley and 
Lossing. ]2mo, cloth. Raleigh, 1853 

* A. L. S. of Wm. D. Cooke and David L. Swain laid in. 

680. COOPER (JAMES FENIMORE). The Battle of 
Lake Erie; or, Answers to Messrs. Surges, Duer and Mack- 
enzie. Diagrams. First Edition, lamo, half calf. 

Cooperstown, 184.3 

681. COOPER (JAMES FENIMORE). Novels. Illus- 
trated with engraved titles, frontispieces and, woodcuts by 
Darley. 32 vols, post 8vo, original gilt and stamped cloth. 

N. Y. : Townsend, 1859-61 

* Complete set of the Townsend editions, with the correct 
dates, in very good condition. 

682. [COOPER (THOMAS).]. An Account of the Trial 
of Thomas Cooper of Northumberland, on a charge of libel 
against the President of the United States. 8vo, sewed, 
uncut. Phila. 1800 

683. COOPER (THOMAS). A. L. S., 1 p. folio. Pala- 
tine, 28 Oct., 1802. To Stephen Van Rensselaer. 

* " General Dearborn expressed his surprise and astonish- 
ment that you should have made an attack on Canada .raying 
that he had given you express orders not to do so . . . attribut- 
ing the ^vhole Blame of a failure in the attack to a breach of 
these orders. " 

684. COOPER (THOMAS). 2 A. L. S., 3 and 4 pp. each. 
N. Y., Feb 12, and July 20, 1804, to S. Van Rensselaer. 

* The first letter relates to the Van Rensselaer property in 
Kesv York: "An application has been made to purchase one 
of .Jo's lots in Mulberry St./ White informs me it is noiv under 
lease of £.J.10.0 a year and that 11 or IS years of the lease are 
unexpired. The apjMcant offers ,$1,000 for it— I myself think 
the offer a good one," etc. The second letter comments on the 
death of Alex. Hamilton. 

685. COOPER (THOMAS). A. L. S , 3 pp. 4to. New 
York, 28 Dec. 1804. To Stephen Van Rensselaer. 

* Relating to the administration of the estate of Alexander 
Hamilton, and the disputes arising in connection, etc. 

686. COOPER (THOMAS), A. L. S., 1 p. folio, to S. Van 
Rensselaer, New York, June 29, 1804; HoffmaJst (J. Og- 
den), a. L. S., 3 pp folio, political and personal letter, 
June 26, 1792; BARING BROTHERS, L. S., 1 p. folio, on 
money matters, London, July 13, 1813. Together, 3 

687. COOPER (THOMAS). A. L. S., 1 p. oblong 12mo, 
to Nathaniel Lawrence. April 23, 1791; Faulkner (J. A.). 
A.L.S. 1 p. 8vo, to James Barbour, Gov. of Virginia, offer- 
ing his services, &c. [Martinsburg] April 20, 1814; LlViNG- 


STON (Wm. T.), a. L. S., 1 p. 8vo, to Nathaniel Lawrence, 
Feb. 22, 1790; Ogden (David A.), A. L. S., 4 pp. 4to, 
to Stephen Van Rensselaer, mentioning the troops at 
Ogdensburgh, &c. Hamilton (St. Lawrence), Oct. 30, 1812. 
Together, 4 pieces. 

688. COOPER (WILLIAM— Founder of Cooperstown, 
Father of J. Fenimore Cooper). A. L. S., 1 p. 4to, relating 
to arranging the Committee of the State of New York. 
Addressed to Stephen Van Rensselaer. Dated Oct. 12th, 

689. COOPER (WILLIAM). A. L. S., 3 pp., small 4to, 
to Stephen Van Rensselaer, concerning politics and the 
election of a senator. Jan. 19, 1792. 

690 COOPER (WILLIAM). A. L. S., to Hon. Stephen 
Van Rensselaer, 1 p. folio. April 10, 1792. 

* " I am held up in this county for a member of aongress," 

691. COOPER (WILLIAM). A. L. S., 4 pp. 4to, about 
political matters. Cooperstown, July 22, 1792. 

* A very interesting political letter. 

692. COPP:fiE (HENRY). Grant and his Campaigns: A 
Military Biography. Portrait. 8vo, cloth. N. Y. 1866 

693. CORNELL (A. B.). Biography of Ezra Cornell. 
Portrait. 8vo, cloth. N. Y. 1884 

* Presentation copy, with A. L. S. of the author inserted. 

General). L. S., 1 p. folio. To Governor Nelson granting 
the release on parole of two prisoners. Head Quarters, 
15th Sept., 1781. 

* Written while Coruwallis was shut up in York town and one 
month before his surrender. 

695. CORNWALLIS (EARL). Answer to Sir Henry 
Clinton's Narrative of the Campaign in 1781 in North 
America. 4to, paper covers. Phila., J. Campbell, 1866 

* One of 75 copies printed in quarto. 

696. COR WIN (EDWARD TANJORE). Historical Dis- 
course of the Centennial Anniversary of the Reformed 
Dutch Church of Millstoue (New Jersey). Map. 8vo, cloth. 

N. Y. 1866 

697. COUNCIL OF SAFETY. Manuscript extract from 
minutes, Hartford, June 1780, relating to the signing British 
oaths of allegiance; and, A. L. S. and L. S. of Chev. de 
Cleonard (copy) relating to the loss of a French war- ship, 
1782; Egbert Benson, 1804; W. J. Duane, 1814; James 
Kent, 1791; etc. (10) 


698. [COURCY (H. DE).] Les Servants de Dieu en 
Canada. Essai sur I'histoire des communautes religieuses 
de femmes de la province. 8vo, wrappers. Presentation 
copy to B, J. Lossing. Montreal, 1855 

699. [COWPER (WILLIAM).] Olney Hymns, in Three 
Books. 18mo, sheep (broken). N. Y. 1787 

* With the autograph of Gilbert Livingston, member of the 
first New York Provincial Congress, and Presidential Elector 
in 1800, on flyleaf and title-page. 

700. COXE (TENCH— Political economist). A. L. S., 
2 pp. folio. Interesting letter in regard to a large purchase 
of land by a partj' of PlemingB and Dutch. June 3rd, 1793. 

701. COZZENS (FREDERIC S.). Colonel Peter A. 
Porter: A Memorial. 8vo, wrappers, uncut. N. Y. 1865 

* Autograph presentation copy from the author, with alp. 
A. L. S. inserted. 

702. CRAIG (I. H.). A. L. S., 4 pp. folio, to Lord Corn- 
wallis. Dated Wilmington, July 23rd, 1781. 

*0n the reverse is written in an old hand "Letter from a 
Tory to Cornwallis." It is partly in cypher and gives the latest 
news of the movements of both parties in S. Carolina. Broken 
apart at the folds. 

703. CRAIG (N. B.). Sketch of the Life and Services of 
Isaac Craig, Major in Proctor's Regiment of artillery during 
the Revolutionary War. 16mo, cloth. Pittsburgh, 1854 

704. CRAM (T. J.). Report of Colonel T. J. Cram, in 
detail, upon the Taking of Norfolk, bj^ Maj.-Gen. Wool, 
U. S. A. 10th May, 1862. S folding plans. 4to, wrappers. 

*Laid in is an A. L. S. of the author. n. p. — n. d. 

705. CRAWFORD (J. MARSHALL). Mosby and his 
Men : a Record ^of the Adventures of that Renowned Par- 
tisan Ranger, John S. Mosby, Colonel C. S. A. Woodcut 
portraits. First Edition. 12mo, cloth. N. Y. 1867 

706. CRUIKSHANK (.GEORGE). The Glass and the 
New Crystal Palace. Illustrations by George Cruikshank. 
First Edition. Svo, stitched. Lond. 1853 

* Laid in is a pledge dated Poughkeepsie, Oct. 23, 1867, signed 
by B. J. Lossing and another, which may have resulted from 
the reading of Cruikshank's powerfully written pamphlet. 

707. CULLUM (GENERAL GEORGE W.). Campaigns 
of the War of 1812-15 against Great Britain, sketched and 
criticised. Portrait. Svo, cloth. N. Y. 1879 

* A. L. S. of the author inserted. 

708. CUMMINGS (THOS. J.). Historic Annals of the 
National Academy of Design, New York Drawing Associa- 
tion, etc. 8vo, cloth. Phila 1865 

* Presentation copy from the author and several of his letters 
to Mrs. Lossing. 


709. CURTIS (D. S.). Western Portraiture, and Emi- 
grants' Guide: a Description of Wisconsin, Illinois, and 
Iowa, with remarks on Minnesota, and other territories. 
13mo, cloth. N. Y. 1852 

710. CURTIS (GEORGE TICKNOR). History of the 
Origin, Formation, and Adoption of the Constitution of the 
United States. 2 vols. 8vo, cloth. N. Y. 1854 

* First Edition. With A. L. S. of the author laid in. 

Illustrations. First Edition. 12mo, cloth. N. Y. 1861 

* Author's Presentation Copy, with autograph inscription on 

712. CURZON (SARAH ANNE). Laura Secord, the 
Heroine of 1812: a Drama; and Other Poems. 8vo, cloth. 

Toronto, 1887 

* Author's Presentation Copy, with inscription on half title. 
Laid in is an A.L.S. from the author to Mr. Lossing requesting 
the loan of a certain paper bearing upon the subject of the 

713. CUSHMAN (ROBERT). Self-Love; 1621. "The 
First Sermon preached in New England; and the Oldest 
Extant of any delivered in America." 12mo, printed 
boards (lacks leaf of facsimiles). N. Y. 1847 

Grandson of Martha Washington). Autograph note, un- 
signed, 1 p. 4to, undated, relating to the question of Wash- 
ington being a Marshal of France. 

715. CUSTIS FAMILY. The Act of Approbation of the 
Act passed by the Virginia Assembly, empowering John 
and Frances Custis to sell certain property entailed to 
Francis Custis by the will of Daniel Park. 2 pp. folio, 
with seal, dated Windsor, the 26th Octr. 1712, and signed 
by Sir Edward Southwell, Secretary of State. 

716. TAAHLGREN (MADELEINE V.). Memoir of 
-L' John A. Dahlgren. Portraits and illustra- 
tions. 8vo, cloth, uncut. Bost. 1882 

717. DALL (W. H.). Tribes of the Extreme Northwest. 
Tribes of Western Washington and Northwestern Oregon, 
by Geo. Gibbs (Vol. I of Contributions to North American 
Ethnology). Maps. 4to, cloth. Wash. 1877 

718. DALLAS (ALEXANDER JAMES— Cabinet Officer 
under Madison and Jefferson). L S. to Gov. Return Jona- 
than Meigs, of Ohio, summoning him as a witness in the 
Court Martial of Brig. -Gen. William Hull. 1 p. 4to. Feb. 

12, 1813. 


tion of the Causes and Character of the Late War between 
the United States and Great Britain [By A. J. Dallas]. 
8vo, half calf (holes in last leaf). Middlebury, Vt. 1815. 

720. DALLAS (SIR GEORGE). A Biographical Me- 
moir of the late Sir Peter Parker, Captain of his Majesty's 
ship Menelaus, killed while storming the American camp 
at Bellair, near Baltimore, Aug. 31st, 1814. Portrait. 4to, 
old half calf. Lond. 1816 

721. DALY (CHARLES P.). When was the Drama 
introduced in America ? 8vo, sewed. N. Y. 1864 

*■ Presentation copy from the author to B. J. Lossing, with 
A. L. 8. laid in. 

722. DALY (CHARLES P.). What Produced the 
American Revolution ? Oration delivered at Sag- Harbor, 
N. Y., on July 5, 1875. Sag-Harbor: J. H. Hunt, 1875 

* Inserted is a L. S. (with envelope), from the author. 

723. DALZELL (J. M.). John Gray, of Mount Vernon, 
the last Soldier of the Revolution. Bvo, wrappers, library 
stamp. Wash. 1868 

* Presentation copy from the author to B. J. Lossing. 

724. DANBURY [CONN.]. Robbins (Thomas). A Cen- 
tury Sermon, delivered at Danbury, January 1, 1881 . . . 
with a Sketch of the History of Danbury from the First 
Settlement to the Present Time . . . with Revolutionary 
Reminiscences. 12mo, wrappers. Danbury, 1846 

* Third Edition. Presentation Copy from the Editor of the 
"Danbury Times," with autograph inscription on title. Con- 
tains several marginal notations in Mr. Lossing's handwriting. 

725. DANE COUNTY, WISCONSIN. Statistics of Dane 
Co., Wise, with a Sketch of the Settlement, Growth, and 
Prospects of the village of Madison. Woodcuts. 12mo, 
original wrappers (name on cover). Madison, 1852 

*Very scarce. 

726. DARNELL (ELIAS). Journal containing an ac- 
curate and interesting account of the hardships, sufferings 
battles, defeat, and captivity of those heroic Kentucky 
Volunteers and Regulars commanded by General Win- 
chester in the years 1812-13. Also two Narratives, by men 
that were wounded in the Battles of the River Raizin, and 
taken captive by the Indians. 16mo, boards, leather back. 
Very Scarce. Phila. 1854 

and other Poems, with a Biographical Sketch by Samuel 
P. B. Morse. 12mo, boards, cloth back. N. Y. 1829 


728. DAVILA (H. C). History of the Civil Wars of 
France. Folio, old red morocco, gilt panelled sides, the 
crowned monogram of King Charles II in each corner 
and on the panels of the back (rubbed), gilt edges. Im- 
print slightly damaged, writing on title. • In the Savoy, 1678 

739. DAVIS (JOHN). A Poem on the Imortality of the 
Soul ; To which is Prefixed an Essay upon the same Sub- 
ject by Dr. Thomas Sheridan; together with Historical Re- 
lations concerning Ireland. 16mo, old calf. Dublin, 1733 

730. DAVIS (J. A. G.). A. L. S., 1837, on the bequests 
of Madison to the University of Va. ; and A. L. S. and L. S. 
of Egbert Benson, 1774; J. K. Beekman, 1812; Thomas 
Cooper, 1811; Theodorus Bailey, 1801; Solomon van Rens- 
selaer, copy of a letter, 1816, giving a full account of the 
Battle of Qaeenstown, 14 pp. ; A. Campbell, certified copy 
of land grant. Fort George, N. Y. 1772; T. Wilbeck. (8) 

731. DAVIS (MATTHEW L.). Memoirs of Aaron Burr. 
With Miscellaneous Selections from his Correspondence. 
^ portraits. 2 vols. 8vo, cloth. N. T. 1852 

732. DAVIS (RICHARD B.). Poems by Davis; with a 
Sketch of his Life. 12mo, half calf. Scarce. N. Y. 1807 

733. DAVIS (W. W. H.). El Gringo; or. New Mexico 
and her People. Illustrated. 12mo, cloth. N. Y. 1857 

734. DAVIS (W. W. H.). History of the 104th Penn- 
sylvania Regiment, from Aug. 22, 1861, to September 30, 
1864. Portrait. 8vo, cloth. Phila. 1866 

* Presentation copy with A. L. S. from the author to B. J. 
Lossing laid in. 

735. DAVIS (W. W. H ). The Spanish Conquest of 
New Mexico. Portrait. 8vo, cloth, uncut. 

Doylestown, Pa., 1869 

* Contains much detail relative to the prolonged hostilities 
between the Spaniards and Indians, religious rites, method of 
warfare, &o. 

736. DAWSON (H. B.). The Assault on Stony Point, 
by General Anthony Wayne, July 16, 1779. Map and 
facsimiles. 4to, paper covers. Morrisania, 1863 

* Limited to 350 copies. Presentation copy from the author, 
with autograph inscription to B. J. Lossing. 

737 Another copy of the same. 

738. DAY (JEREMIAH— President of Yale College). 
A L S , 2-pp. 4to. To Hon. Smith Thompson, on confer- 
ring the degree of Doctor of Laws. Yale College, Sept. 
10th, 1824. 

739. DAY (SHERMAN). Historical Collections of the 
State of Pennsylvania. Numerous illustrations. 8vo, sheep 
{joints cracked). Pl^ila. [1843] 


740. DEANE (SILAS— Patriot who took a leading part 
in the outbreaks which led to the Revolution). Early 
A. L. S., 1 p folio. Wethersfleld (Conn.), Jan. 19, 1772, 
to Andrew Adams, member of the Council of 1771 (edges 
ragged) . Relates to the sale of land and seeds for planting. 

741. DEANE (SILAS). Two A. L. S. to the same, 1 p. 
each folio, Feb. 24 and May 6, 1772, each relating to pro- 
ceedings against Silas Bingham. (3 pieces. ) 

742. DEANE (SILAS). Papers in relation to the case of 
Silas Deane, now first published from the original manu- 
script. 8vo, wrappers. Phila. 1855 

* Presentation A. L. S. from J. A. McAllister to B. J. Lossing, 
laid in. 

743. Another copy of the same. Cloth. Phila. 1855 

744. DEARBORN (HENRY A. S.). A Sketch of the 
Life of the Apostle Eliot, prefatory to a Subscription for 
erecting a Monument to his Memory. Frontispiece. 8vo, 
original wrappers. Roxbury, 1850 

* Presentation copy to Frederick Kidder, the author. 

745. DEARBORN (GEN. HENRY— Secty. War under 
Jefferson, 1801-9). L. S., 1 p. folio. War Dpt., Nov. 8, 
1805, to The Governor of the Mississippi Territory, Robert 

* Asking for Militia Return for the President. List of names 
written on second sheet which includes Claiborne, Steele, 
Montgomery, and others. 

746. DEARBORN (GEN. HENRY). L. S., 2 pp. 4to, 
War Dept., Sept. 17, 1807, to the Governor of Ohio, Thomas 

* Requesting the organization and equipment of a regiment 
of Militia to be held in readiness to assist Gov. Hull of Michigan 
on the outbreak of war. " In the event of actual hostilities on 
the part of the Indians, and of a call on you for aid by Gover- 
nor Hull." 

747. DEARBORN (GEN. HENRY). L. S., 2 pp. 4to, to 
the Governor of Ohio, War Department, Oct. 29, 1808. Re- 
fers to the taking of " effectual measures to organize, arm 
and equip and hold in readiness his respective proportion 
of 100,000 militia," etc. 

748. DEARBORN (GEN. HENRY). L. S., 1 p. 4to. To 
Gen. Armstrong, Head Quarters, Greenbush, Sept. 11, 1812 

* Gen. Dearborn was then in command of the Northern De- 
partment and requests that Major Armistead be sent from 
New York to join him. The latter, in 1814, successfully de- 
fended Fort Henry and saved Baltimore. 

749. DEARBORN (NATHANIEL). Boston Notions; 
being an Authentic and Concise Account of "That Village," 
from 1630 to 1847. Numerous illustrations. 16mo, leather 
(joints weak). Bost. 1848 


750. DEBATES OF CONGRESS. Abridgment of the 
Debates of Congress, from 1789 to 1856. Prom Gale's and 
Seaton's Annals of Congress, &c. By the Author of the 
Thirty Years' War. 16 vols, royal 8vo, cloth. 

N. Y. : Appletons, 1860-61 

751. DECATUR (STEPHEN— American Naval Officer). 
A. L. S., 2 pp. l-2mo, to Madame (Ewell). No place, Feb. 9, ' 
no j'ear. Acknowledges the receipt of $20.00 for Fire In- 
surance purposes. Also, contains letter in third person 
from Dr. Ewell, written on back of Decatur's communica- 
tion, referring to his trusteeship, &c. 

752. DECATUR (SUSAN— Wife of Commodore Stephen 
Decatur). A. L. S., 8 pp. 4to, December 19th, 1820, to an 
unnamed correspondent, in regard to the testimony at the 
Court Martial of Commodore Barron, and to Barron's con- 
duet after the duel with Decatur. 

* The letter, written several months after the death of De- 
catur, deals with the statements of Barron in regard to the 
cause of the duel, and with the prevalent misunderstanding of 
Decatur's attitude towards Barron in the months preceding. 
Evidently the whole testimony of the Court Martial had not 
been published, but only the part brought forward in defence 
of Barron. 

753. DE COSTA (B. F.). Notes on the History of Fort 
George during the Colonial and Revolutionary Periods. 
Map. Royal 8vo, wrappers, uncut. N. Y. 1871 

754. DE COSTA (B. P.). Columbus and the Geographers 
of the North. 4to, original wrappers, uncut. Hartford, 1872 

* Laid in is a 1 p. presentation A. L. S. from the author. 

755. [DEFOE (DANIEL).] Jure Divino: A Satyr, in 
Twelve Books. By the Author of The True Born English- 
man. Portrait by Van der GucM. Folio, old calf (one 
cover lacking, and margins of a few leaves damaged). 

* First Edition. Lond. 1706 

756. DE HASS (WILLS). History of the Early Settle- 
ment and Indian Wars of Western Virginia; embracing an 
account of the various expeditions in the West previous to 
1795, etc. Illustrated. Fiest Edition. 8vo, cloth. 

Wheeling, 1851 

757. DELAPLAINE (JOSEPH— Publisher). A. L. S., 
3 pp. 4to. To Smith Thompson, Secretary of the Navy. 

Dec, 1819. 

* Regarding Mr. Thompson's portrait for his "Repository," 
which he says "lias become very extensive and brilliant, and 
gives universal satisfaction. Indeed there is nothing like it in 
the United States." 


758. DE PEYSTER (ABRAHAM— Treasurer of the 
Province of New York, 17;il-1767). D. S., 1 p. folio, partly 
printed bond, signed also by John Way, Dutchess Co., 
N. Y., and James Feilbin, May, 1754. 

* An interesting early New York document from the signa- 
ture of the Treasurer of the Province, and from the document 
having evidently been printed by a New York printer, probably 
either Parker or Weyman. 

759. DE PEYSTER (GERARD). A. N. S., to Gen. 
Philip Schuyler (then Colonel). 1 p. 4to. Dated New 
York 5th May, 1774. 

* The letter refers to the General's daughter, who afterwards 
was Mrs. Alexander Hamilton. 

760. DE PEYSTER (GERARD). Three A. L. S. (8vo 
and 4to), to Col. Philip Schuyler; N. Y., April 2 and 13, 
1784, and May 35, 1774. Also A. L. in the third person to 
the same, dated Monday morning, March 20, 1775, in which 
he states that "he would have furnished him (Schuyler) 
with his account, but that for several days past he has 
been very much indisposed," &c. 

761. DE PEYSTER (J. WATTS). The History of Car- 
ausius, the Dutch Augustus; with which is Interwoven an 
Historical and Ethnological Account of the Menapii. 8vo, 
wrappers, uncut. Poughkeepsie, N. Y., 1858 

762. DE PEYSTER (J. WATTS). The Maryland Cam- 
paign of September, 1862. The Battles of the South Moun- 
tain and of the Antietam. 8vo, wrappers. N. Y. 1867 

763. [DE PEYSTER (J. WATTS).] La Royale, Part VHI. 
The Last Twenty-four Hours of the Army of Northern Vir- 
ginia. Major-General A. A. Humphreys, and the combined 
second-third Corps at Appomatox Court House, Apr. 8-9, 
1865. Portrait. 4to, wrappers. N. Y. 1872 

* Only 100 copies printed. Presentation A. L. S. from the 
author to B. J. Lossing laid in. 

764. DE PEYSTER (J. WATTS). Major-General George 
H. Thomas. The Annual Address before the N. Y. His- 
torical Society. 4to, wrappers. N. Y. 1875 

* Laid in is a presentation postal and a 1 p. A. L. S. from the 

765. DESHA (JOSEPH— Soldier and Gov. of Kentucky). 
A. L. S., 3 pp. 4to. To Gov. Isaac Shelby, Washington, 
Dec. 9th, 1814. 

* A very interesting letter on army and other matters. 

766. DE WITT (SIMEON— Chief of Washington's topo- 
graphical staff in the Revolution, later Surveyor- General 
of New York). A. L. S., 1 p. folio, to General Schuyler, 
Albany, June 13, 1796. Informs Schuyler that there is a 
balance of about £400 " coming to the Surveyors of the 
Cayuga and Onondaga Reservations," &e. 


767. DE WITT (THOMAS). A Discourse delivered in 
the North Reformed Dutch Church iu the City of New 
Yorlj, on the last Sabbath iu August, 1856. Illusirated. 
8vo, cloth. N. Y. 1857 

* Presentation copy from the author, with autograph inscrip- 

768. DIARY of the Siege of Detroit in the War with 
Pontiac. Also a Narrative of the Principal Events of the 
Siege, by Major Robert Rogers; a Plan for conducting In- 
dian Affairs, by Colonel Bradstreet; aud other authentick 
documents, never before printed. Edited with notes by 
P. B. Hough. Small 4to, cloth. Albany: Munsell, 1860 

* Letter by L. K. Haddock laid in. 

769. DICKENSON (JONATHAN). Narrative of a Ship- 
wreck in the Gulph of Florida; showing God's protecting 
Providence, iu Times of Greatest Difficulty, and most emi- 
nent Danger. Sixth Edition. 16mo, half morocco. 

Stamford, N. Y. : Daniel Lawrence, 1803 

770. [DICKINSON (.JOHN). J A New Essay [by the 
Pennsylvanian Parmer] on the Constitutional Power of 
Great Britain over the Colonies in America; with the Re- 
solves of the Committee for the Province of Pennsylvania, 
and their Instructions to their Representatives in Assem- 
bly. 8vo, half calf. Loud. 1774 

771. DICKINSON (JOHN). Stille (Charles J.). The 
Life and Times of John Dickinson, 1733-1808. (Memoirs 
of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Vol. XIII.) Por- 
trait. Royal 8vo, cloth. Phila. 1891 

* Presentation copy from the compiler, with autograph 
inscription on fly-leaf. 

''-772. DICTIONARY OF COMMERCE. De Colauge (L.). 
The American Dictionary of Commerce, Manufactures, 
Commercial Law, and Finance. 600 illustrations. 2 vols, 
imperial 8vo, cloth, gilt (somewhat rubbed). Bost. 1880 

773. DIETZ (A. P.— Editor). For Our Boys; a Collec- 
tion of Original Literary Offerings by Popular Writers at 
Home and Abroad. 8vo, cloth, gilt. San Francisco, 1879 

* Laid in is an A. L. S. from the editor. Contains original 
contributions by Benson J. Lossing, Dr. H. W. Bellows, "Eli 
Perkins," Henry George, and many others. 

"=" 774. DIGBY (ROBERT — English Admiral in command 
of the North American Fleet, 1781). L. S., 1 p., folio. On 
board H.M.S. Warwick, June 9, 1782. 

* Permission for an American ship to proceed to Virginia, in 
settlement of certain conditions in the Capitulation of York- 


775. DILLON (J. B.). History of Indiana, from its 
earliest exploration by Europeans to the close of the terri- 
torial government in 1816; comprehending a history of the 
discoverj', settlement, and civil and military affairs of the 
territory of the U. S. Northwest of the River Ohio. Illus- 
irations and maps. 8vo, sheep. Indianapolis, 1859 

776. DINWIDDIE PAPERS. Official Records of Robert 
Dinwiddie, Lieutenant Governor of the Colony of Virginia, 
1751-58, now first printed from the MS. in the Collection 
of the Virginia Historical Society, with an Introduction 
and Notes by R. A. Brock. 2 portraits and map. 2 vols. 
8vo, cloth, uncut. Richmond, 1883-84 

ican Revolution and to the adoption of the Constitution in 
1789. 9 vols. 8vo, sheep. Wash. 1837-57 

778. DIRICKSEN (GEN. SAMUEL). Manuscript Docu- 
ment, unsigned, written about 1817, giving a biographical 
notice of Gen. Diricksen and his Revolutionary career. 
4 pp. folio. 

* The writer states that it was Diricksen who fired on the 
Vulture, aloop-of-war, and prevented Andre's return to New 
York by water, leading to the British Adjutant's capture and 

779. DISPUTE with America considered in a Series of 
Letters from a Cosmopolite to a Clergyman. 8vo, half calf. 

Lond. [1812] 

780. DIX (GEN. JOHN A.). Broadside Proclamation, 
dated Nov. 1, 1861, authorizing the arrest of any Confeder- 
ate soldiers attempting to vote in Maryland. Folio. 

Bait. 1861 

781. DIX (MORGAN). Memoirs of John Adams Dix, 
compiled by his son. Illustrated. 2 vols. 8vo, cloth. 

N. Y. 1883 

* Presentation copy with two autograph letters signed from 
the author to B. J. Lossing laid in. 

782. DOCUMENTS OF CONGRESS, Etc. Copy signed by 
Chas. Lee, secretary, relating to monies paid to John Jay 
and Henry Laurens, Nov. 23, 1779; Agreement between 
Alexander Hamilton and N. Lawrence, in writing of the 
latter, 1789 ; and A. L. S. and L. S. of Elisha Boudinot, 
1796; De Mengen of Burgoyne's army to Gov. Jefferson, 
1781; Mary Bryson in the writing of Elias Boudinot, 1792, 
receipt for making a wax bust of Washington; etc. (10) 

783. DODGE (W. E.). Old New York. Portrait. 8vo, 
wrappers. N. Y. 1880 

* Presentation copy, with A. L. S. from the author to B. J. 
Lossing laid in. 


784. DODGE (WILLIAM S.). Robert Henry Hender- 
shot; or, the Brave Drummer Boy of the Rappahannock. 
Engraved portrait. Square 8vo, cloth. Chicago, 1867 

* Presentation copy. On fly-leaf is autographed, " To Benson 
J. Lossing, Esq., compliments of JR. H. Hendershot {" Druminer 
Boy''), Chicago, Jan. 13, 1867." Laid in are A. L. S. from 
Lossing to Hendershot, the cover of the package in which the 
book was sent with Hendershot's handwriting, and a news- 
paper clipping. 

785. DORAN'S TABLE TRAITS; Training for Seamen; 
Coghlin's Results of Slavery; and others. Together, 31 
vols., various sizes and bindings. v. p. — v. d. 

786. DOW (LORENZO). A Chain, with its Concomi- 
tants: or, Polemical reflections. 16mo, wrappers. 

Poughkeepsie, 1809 

787. DOWSE LIBRARY. Proceedings of the Massa- 
chusetts Historical Society relating to the donations from 
Thomas Dowse, with the Eulogy of Edward Everett. Front- 
ispiece and portraits. 8vo, cloth. 

Bost. : Privately printed, 1859 

* Presentation copy from the editor, G-eorge Livermore. 

(FITZ-GREENE). The Crokers. Portraits. First Com- 
plete Edition. 8vo, paper wrappers. 

N. Y, : Bradford Club, 1860 

* Only 100 copies printed. Presentation copy from John B. 

789. DRAKE (SAMUEL ADAMS). Old Landmarks and 
Historic Personages of Boston. Illustrated. 12mo, cloth. 

Bost. 1873 

* Presentation copy, with A. L. S. of author inserted. 

790. DRAKE (SAMUEL ADAMS). Historic Fields and 
Mansions of Middlesex. Illustrations. First Edition. 
12mo, cloth. Bost. 1874 

791. DRAKE (SAMUEL G.). The History of the Great 
Indian War of 1675-6, commonly called King Philip's 
War. Also, of the Old French and Indian Wars from 1689 
to 1704. By Thomas Church. With Numerous Notes and 
Appendix by S. G. Drake. Portraits. 12mo, sheep (joints 
■weak). Cooperstown, 1848 

792. DRAKE (SAMUEL G.). Biography and History of 
the Indians of North America from its First Discovery. 
Illustrated. 8vo, old half calf. Bost. 1851 

* Presentation copy from the author, and A. L. S. laid in. 

793. DRAKE (SAMUEL G.). Result of some Researches 
among the British Archives for information relative to the 
founders of New England in 1858-60. Portraits and map. 
Small 4to, cloth. Bost. 1860 

* Presentation copy from the editor to B. J. Lossing. 


794. DRAKE (SAMUEL G.)- The Old Indian Chronicle; 
being a collection of exceedingly rare Tracts written and 
published in the time of King Philip's War. Folding map. 
Small 4to, cloth, gilt tops, uncut. Bost. I8h7 

795. DRAMATIC. Literarj^ and Graphical Illustrations 
of Shakespeare and the British Drama. 200 woodcuts. 
12mo, cloth, gilt edges. Lend. 1831 

796. DRAPER (JOHN WILLIAM). Thoughts on the 
Future Civil Policy of America. 8vo, cloth, uncut 

N. Y. 1865 

797. DRAPER (LYMAN C). King's Mountain, and its 
Heroes; History of the Battle of King's Mountain, Oct. 7, 
1780. Engraved portraits, maps and plans. Royal 8vo, 
decorative cloth. Cinn. 1881 

* Laid in are several A. L. S. from the author, with envel- 
opes, circulars, &c. Author's presentation copy, vpith auto- 
graph inscription on fly-leaf. 

798. DRAPER (LYMAN C). An Essay on the Auto- 
graphic Collections of the Signers of the Declaration of 
Independence and of the Constitution. Portrait. 4to, cloth, 
gilt top, uncut. N. Y. 1889 

* Presentation copy, vyith autograph inscription by the 

799. DROWNE (SOLOMON). Journal of a Cruise in 
the Fall of 1780 in the Private Sloop of War, Hope. With 
Notes by Henry T. Drowne. 8vo, loose sheets in wrappers. 

N. Y. 1872 

* Printed by Charles L, Moreau and Henry R. Drowne, when 
boys. Ijaid in are letters from the printers, and from Henry 
T. Drowne, and a portrait of Henry R. Drowne, at about 13 
years of age. 

800. DUANE (WILLIAM). A Hand-Book for Infantry: 
Containing the first Principles of Military Discipline, etc., 
etc. Plates. 8vo, boards, uncut. Phila. 18i3 

801. [DUANE (WILLIAM) ] The Two Americas, Great 
Britain, and the Holy Alliance. Second Edition. 8vo, 
sewed. Wash. 18^4 

802. DUANE (WILLIAM), A. L. S., 1813; G. Bancker, 
L. S., 1795; J. Burke, A.L.S., 1776; P Burteell, A.L.S., 
1819; D. Brooks, judge, three A, L. S., etc., 1805-6; T. 
Morris, A. L. S., 1793; A. J. Dallas, L. S. [1801]; C. 
ROOSA, A. L. S., Albany, 1795; T. L. Witbbek, A. L. S., 
1792; T. J. Oakley, three A. L. S., 1808-23; N. Sanford, 
A. L. S., 1815. (15) 

803. DUER (W. A.). Life of William Alexander, Earl 
of Sterling, Major-General in the Army of the U. S. during 
the Revolution, with selections from his correspondence. 

Portrait and plans . 8vo, cloth. N. Y. 1847 

* Presentation copy, with A. L. S. from the author to B. J. 
Lossing inserted. 


80-t. [DULANEY (DANIEL).] Considerations on the 
propriety of imposing; taxes in the British Colonies, for the 
purpose of raising a Revenue, bj' Act of Parliament. 8vo, 
half calf. Title slightly damaged. Loud. 17tJ6 

805. DUMMER (JEREMIAH). A Defence of the New- 
England Charters. 8vo, old half calf. 

Loud.: J. Almon [1765] 

806. DUNLAP (WILLIAM). A History of the American 
Theatre. First Edition. 8vo, cloth (broken). N. Y. 1832 

807. DUNLAP (WILLIAM). History of the Rise and 
Progress of the Arts of Design in the Uaited States. First 
Edition. 2 vols. 8vo, half cloth. N. Y. 1534 

* Laid in are an engraving of the author and a letter referring 
to him. 

808. DUNLAP (WILLIAM). History of the New 
Netherlands, Province of New York, and State of New 
York, to the Adoption of the Federal Constitution. Maps. 

2 vols. 8vo, cloth. 

N. Y. : Printed for the author and his representatives, 

* Contains many references to the Indians of New York. 

809. DUNSHEE (HENRY W.). History of the School 
of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church in the City of 
New York. 12mo, cloth. N. Y. 1853 

* Presentation copy, with inscription and A. L. S. of the 
author laid in. 

810. DURAND (JOHN). John TrumbuU. Reproduc- 
tions of TrumbulV s ivork, and facsimile documents. 4to, 
wrappers, uncut. Bost. 1881 

* Presentation copy, with author's autograph inscription on 

811. DURKEE (COL. J.). L. S., 1 p. 12mo. To Andrew 
Adams, in regard to deserters. Camp Highlands, Jan'y, 

Dutch from the Church in Amsterdam to the Church in 
Poughkeepsie. 3 pp. folio, August, 1745, with signatures 
(a few words defective). Articles of Submission of the 
Dutch Church in Albany (in dispute with the Mayor and 
Council over land in the Hudson River), manuscript copy, 

3 pp. folio. 1815. (2) 

813. DUXBURY, MASS. Winsor (Justin). History of 
the Town of Duxbury, Mass., with Genealogical Registers. 
Portrait of Brig gs Alden. Royal 8vo, cloth. Bost. 1849 

* Author's Presentation Copy, with autograph inscription on 

814. DUYCKINCK (E. A.). Memorial of Francis L. 
Hawks. Portrait. 8vo, wrappers. N. Y. 1871 


815. DUYCKINCK (GERARDUS, Jr.), two autograph 
receipts signed ; and A. L. S. or L. S. of David Ely, 1778, 
on the war and politics; Capt. PHILIP CHURCH, 1807; Gen. 
S. A. Barker, 1813, stating he served with Montgomery in 
Canada; James Kent, 1791; Peter P. Goelet, 1795; J. 
GoELET, 1789; James Cooper, 1790; and W. Cock, 1790. 

816. DWIGHT (THEODORE). History of the Hartford 
Convention. With a Review of the Policy of the United 
States Government which led to the War of 1812. 8vo, 
cloth. N. Y. 1833 

817. DWIGHT (TIMOTHY). The Conquest of Canaan: 
a Poem, in Eleven Books. 12mo, old calf. Hartford, 1785 

818. DYE (JOHN SMITH). The Adder's Den; or, 
Secrets of the Great Conspiracy to overthrow Liberty in 
America, etc., etc. 8vo, wrappers. N. Y. 1864 

■'-^ Samuel Campbell's Sale Catalogue of Books 
for 1787; History, Voyages, Travels, Miscellanies, and Bio- 
graphy. 12mo, half calf, partly uncut (some leaves badly 

830. EARLY AMERICAN MAPS. Maps of Carolina, 
Virginia, Island of Hispaniola, Chart of the Western 
Ocean, The Island of Jamaica, The Coast of America. 6 
pieces, folio, very poor condition, sold with all faults. 

Lond., n. d. 

Inspector. From August 30, 1806, to August 22, 1807. All 
EVER ISSUED. Bound in 1 vol. 8vo, old sheep. N. Y. 1806-7 

* Edited by Thomas Green Fessenden (Christopher Caustic). 
Contains full details of the Aaron Burr Conspiracy, Trial, etc., 
etc. (Name on first number. ) 

822. EARLY SHORTHAND. Gould (M. T. C). The 
Art of Short-Hand Writing. Engravings. IHmo, half 
cloth and boards. Phila. 1829 

823. EARLY WEST. McLung (John A.). Sketches of 
Western Adventure: containing an Account of the most 
interesting incidents connected with the Settlement of the 
West, from 1755 to 1794, etc. Woodcut frontispiece. 12mo, 
sheep. Cinn. 1839 

*Very scarce. Contains accounts of Daniel Boone, Simon 
Kenton, John Slover, William Crawford, and other pioneers, 
and their many adventures with the Indians. 

824. EARLY WEST. Our Pioneers. Biographical 
Sketches of Early Pioneers of Licking County. 8vo, 
wrappers. Newark, Ohio, 1872 

8-25. EARLY WEST. Palmer (Joel) Journal of Travels 
over the Rocky Mountains, to the mouth of the Columbia 
River, in 1845-6, etc. 1-^mo, half calf. Cinn. 1852 

826. EARLY WESTERN NEW YORK. Report of the 
Surveyor General on the Oneida, Cayuga, and Onondaga 
Reservations. 3 pages, small folio. [Albany, 1801] 

827. EAST BOSTON, MASS, Sumner (William H.). A 
History of East Boston ; with Biographical Sketches of its 
Early Proprietors, and an Appendix. Portraits and maps. 
Thick 8vo, cloth. Bost. 1858 

* Author's Presentation Copy, with autograph inscription on 
flyleaf. Laid in are: Pamphlet by W. H. Sumner on "Some 
Recollections of Washington's Visit to Boston " ; and a printed 
obituary notice of the author (in envelope). 

828. EASTMAN (H. G.). In Memory of Hon. H. G. 
Eastman, died July 13, 1878. Portrait. Square 8vo, cloth. 

[n. p., 1878] 

* A Pamphlet and 4 letters, by various people, referring to 
Eastman, laid in. 

829. EATON (WILLIAM— American General). A.L.S., 
1 p. 4to, to Commodore Preble, Portland. Boston, Dec. 3, 

"Eli E, Danielson, the bearer, belongs to your family — the 
Navy. He inherits the ground work of a man. It is yours to 
raise him to perfect stature. He has, cash, fifty dollars " etc. 

830. EATON (GEN. WILLIAM). Life of General Eaton, 
Consul at Tunis, Commander of the Christian Forces that 
marched from Egypt through the Desert of Barca, 1805, etc. 
Frontispiece portrait. 8vo, old sheep (Circulating Library 
copy). Brookfield [1843] 

831. EDDY (RICHARD). History of the Sixtieth Regi- 
ment, New York State Volunteers. 12mo, cloth. Phila. 1864 

* Presentation copy from the author. 

832. EDDY (THOMAS— Prison reformer and one of the 
early advocates of the Erie Canal). A. L. S. to Gilbert 
Livingston (of the Dutchess Turnpike Company), in regard 
to the building of roads and bridges, urging the use of the 
most durable materials. 2 pp. 4to. Dated New York, 4th 
month, 1st day, 1803. 

833. EDWARDS (CHARLES). The History and Poetry 
of Finger-Rings. Colored frontispiece and illustrations. 
12mo, cloth. N. Y. 1855 

834. [EELS (SAMUEL).] A Sermon delivered some time 
in 1776, 32 pp. 18mo, from the text Proverbs III, 1. Bound 
in is a newspaper clipping by Martha Russel, in which she 
rather romantically describes a similar sermon by the same 
writer, immediately after which a company Is said to have 
been raised for Washington's army, with the preacher as 

captain. ^, . ^ , 

* Inserted is an A. L. S. from Whitman Peck. 

835. ELIOT (REV. JOHN). Moore (Martin). Memoirs 
of the Life and Character of Rev. John Eliot, Apostle of 
the N. A. Indians. 16mo, old sheep. Bost. 1S23 

836. ELIZABETH-TOWN. Notes, Historical and Bi- 
ographical, concerning Elizabeth-town, its eminent men, 
churches and ministers. By Nicholas Murray. Frontis- 
piece. 12mo, old half calf. Elizabeth-town, 1844 

837. ELLSWORTH (OLIVER— Member Continental Con- 
gress). A.L.S., 2 pp., to Andrew Adams. Dated at Phila- 
delphia, Dec. 17, 1778. 

* Interesting; letter relating to the doings of Congress. " Some 
people I find blame Congress that she does not move faster. I 
think it is because she wants heads or wants hearts ... It ii 
vain to expect dispatch any more than secrecy or vigor from a 
large and multifarious assembly, where everybody is to he heard, 
everybody to be consulted . . . The people must have patience if 
they will have power," etc. Several holes have affected some 

838. ELLSWORTH (OLIVER— Chief Justice of the 
United States Supreme Court). Autograph note by Ells- 
worth, signed by Ebenezer Chaplin. Dated Jany. 9, 1784. 

839. ELMORE'S REGIMENT. List of Ofacers who have 
received commissions. 1 p. folio. Dated April 15. 

N. Y. [Probably in the handwriting of Charles Thomson.] 

* Among the names is that of Robert Cochran, commissioned 
as major 25th July. Lossing's Field Book of the Revolution 
gives a view of that distinguished soldier's tombstone; another 
name is William Hubbel, no doubt the noted Indian fighter 
and pioneer. 

840. ELY (ALFRED). Journal of Alfred Ely, a Prisoner 
of War in Richmond. Edited by Chas. Lanman. Portrait. 
12mo, cloth. N. Y. 18B2 

841. EMINENT AMERICANS (Lossing); Life of Col. 
Burr; In Memoriam ; James A. Garfield (Bundy) ; Life of 
General Harrison ; and others, similar. Together, 19 vols, 
royal 8vo and smaller, various bindings. v. p. — v. d. 

842. EMMET (THOMAS ADDIS— Irish Patriot). 3 pp. 
4to, to Hon Smith Thompson. New York, July 29th, 1 823. 

843. EMMONS (LIEUT. GEORGE F.). The Navy of 
the United States, from the commencement, 1775 to 1853; 
with a brief history of each vessel's service, etc. 4to, cloth. 

Wash. 1853 

* Presentation copy from the author, with A. L. S. laid in. 

844. EMORY (COL. W. H. ). Notes of a Military Recon- 
noissance from Fort Leavenworth, in Missouri, to San 
Diego, in California, etc. Numerous illustrations. 8vo, 
old half roan. Wash. 1848 


845. ENGLISH LIBERTIES; or, The Free-born Subjects 
Inheritance, containing Magna Charta, Charta de Foresta, 
etc., with comments on each of them. Compiled first by 
Henry Care, and continued, with large additions, by Will- 
iam Nelson. 12mo, sheep (portion of title cut away). 

Providence, R. I., 1774 

846. ENGLISH POLICY. The Late Occurrences in 
North America, and Policy of Great Britain Considered. 
12mo, half calf. Lond. 1776 

* The writer is in favor of conciliatory measures with the 

847. ENGRAVINGS. A Scrap-book containing about 
350 India proofs before letters of maps, portraits, and views 
for the illustration of Lossing's books, many with pencilled 
notes identifying the subjects. 4to, half morocco. 

848. ENTICK (JOHN). General History of the late War : 
containing its Rise, Progress, and Event, in Europa, Asia. 
Africa and America. Vols. I-IV. Portraits, maps and 
plans. 4 vols. 8vo, calf. Sold not returnable. Lond. 1766, '63 

849. EVANS (SAMUEL— Captain of the Chesapeake). 
Two A. L. S. 1 p. 4to. To Smith Thompson, 1832 & 1823. 

850. EVELYN (W. G.). Memoir and Letters of Captain 
W. Glanville Evelyn of the 4th Regiment (" King's Own "). 
Edited by G. D. Scull. Portrait. 8vo, cloth, uncut. 

Oxford: Privately Printed, 187» 

* Presentation copy from G. D. Scull and with 3 A. L. S. 

851. EVELYNS IN AMERICA (The). Compiled from 
Family Papers and other Sources, 1608-1805. Edited and 
annotated by G. D. Scull. Illustrated. 8vo, cloth 

Oxford: Printed for Private Circulation, 1881 

* Presentation copy from the Editor. 

852. EUSTIS (WILLIAM— Secretary of War, 1809-12). 
L. S. 3 pp. 4to. War Dept., Sept. 17, 1812. To Governor 
Shelby of Kentuckj'. 

* Notif^-ing the Governor that General Harrison has been ap- 
pointed to the command on the frontier, and referring to the 
embargo and other political topics. 

853. EXAMINER. The Examiner: Containing Political 
Essays on the most important Events of the Time; Public 
Laws, and Official Documents. Barent Gardenier, Esq., 
Editor. Vols. I and II, Oct. 25, 1813, to Oct. 1814. 2 vols. 
8vo, old calf. N. Y., n. d. 

854. TT^AITH AND FANCY (Savage), 1864; Manners 
^ (Mrs. Hale), 1868; Early History of Amenia 

(Reed), 1875; and others. Together, 8 vols. 12mo and 8vo, 
various bindings. v. p — v. d. 

* Several presentation copies, with inscriptions, and A. L. S. 
laid in. 


855. FARMER (J.) and MOORE (J. B.). Collections, 
Topographical, Historical and Biographical, relating ])rin- 
cipally lo New-Hampshire. Vol. I. 8vo, half calf. 

Concord, 1831 

85(1. FARNHAM (THOMAS J.). Travels in the Great 
Western Prairies, the Anahuac and Roclvy Mountains, and 
in the Oregon Territory. First Edition. l;imo, original 
cloth. Poughkeepsie, 1841 

867. FEATHERSTONHAUGH (G. W.). Report of a 
Geological Reconnoissauce made in 1835 of Green Bay and 
the Wisconsin Territory, to the Coteau de Prairie, an ele- 
vated ridge dividing the Missouri from the St. Peter's River. 
8vo, old half calf. Wash. 1836 

858. FEDERALIST. The Federalist: A Collection of 
Essays, written in favor of the New Constitution. Vol. I 
only (should be 2). 16mo, old calf. N. Y. 1799 

*Witb the names of the authors of the several papers 
written in. 

859. FEDERALIST. Tlie Federalist. To which is added 
Pacificus on the Proclamation of Neutrality, lilsewise the 
Federal Constitution, with all the Amendments. 3 vols, in 
one, 8vo, half calf. N. Y. 1802 

860. FERRIS (BENJAMIN G.). Utah and the Mormons. 
The History, Government, Doctrine, Customs, and prospects 
of the Latter-day Saints. Illustrated. First Edition. 

N. Y. 1854 

801. [FIELD (CYRUS W.).] Proceedings at the Bam [uet 
held in Honor of Cyrus W. Field, Esq., of New York, in 
Willis's Rooms, London, on Wednesdaj', 1st July, 1868. 
12mo, cloth, gilt edges. Lond. 1868 

862. FIELD (THOMAS W.). The Battle of Long Island, 
with connected preceding events and the subsequent Ameri- 
can Retreat. Introductoiy Narrative (Vol. II of Memoirs 
of the L. I. Hist. Soc). Illustrated. 8vo, cloth. 

Brooklyn, 1869 

863. FIELD FAMILY. Record of the Family of the late 
David D. Field. Portraits. 8vo, wrappers. 

Printed for the Family, 1880 

* Laid in is a list of personal statistics in the autograph of 
Cyrus W. Field, giving his name, residence, occupation, place 
and date of birth, etc. 

864. FILLMORE (MILLARD). The Executive Acts of 
ex- President Fillmore, with reasons for his election, and a 
Memoir of his Life and Administration, and a Life of 
Andrew Jackson Donelson of Tennessee. Portrait of Fill- 
more. 8vo, original wrappers. N. Y. 1856 

* Presentation copy from the author P. Saunders to B. J. 
Lossing, with autograph letter laid in. 


865. FISIIKILL. Historical Sketch and Directory of the 
Town of Fishkill, with an Appendix of much useful in- 
formation. 8vo, boards. Fishkill Landing, 186G 

860. FISIIKILL, N. Y., AND VICINITY. Bailey (Henry 
D. B.). Local Tales and Historical Sketches. Photograph 
of author {inserted) and illustrations. .Svo, cloth. 

Fishkill Landing, 1874 

* Author's presentation copy, with autograph of inscription 

867. FITCH (EBENEZER— President of Williams Col- 
lege). A. L. S. to Stephen Van Rensselaer, telling of the 
financial circumstances and scholastic record of Elijah 
Wood, whom Van Rensselaer was assisting through college. 
2 pp. 8vo. Dated Aug. 5, 1812. 

868. FITCH (JOHN). Annals of the Army of the Cum- 
berland: comprising Biographies, &c. . . . and Official 
Reports of the Battle of Stone River. Portraits, maps, and 
other illustrations. 8vo, cloth. Phila. 1864 

869. FLETCHER (JOHN). Monsieur(Thomas), a Comedy. 
First Edition. 4to, unbound. Lond.: Thomas Harper, 1639 

870. FLETCHER (JOHN). Rule a Wife, a Comedy. First 
Edition. 4to, unbound. Oxford: Leonard Lichfield, 1640 

871. FLINT (TIMOTHY). Indian Wars of the West; 
containing Biographical Sketches of those Pioneers who 
headed the Western settlers in repelling the attacks of the 
Savages, etc. First Edition. 12mo, old tree calf. Cinn.1833 

872. FLINT (TIMOTHY). Biographical Memoir of 
Daniel Boone. Woodcuts. 16mo, cloth. Cinn. 1846 

873. FLORIDA. L. S. of Mateo Gonzalez Manrique, 
Governor of Pensacola, to David Holmes, Governor Qf 
Mississippi Territory. 2 pp. folio. Pensacola, May 6, 1813. 
In Spanish. 

* In reply to one from the Governor of Mississippi claiming 
as prisoner Diego McBoy. With a translation in pencil by Mr. 

874. FLORIDA. Confederate Constitution. Constitution 
or Form of Government for the People of Florida, as revised 
and amended 1862. 8vo, sewed, uncut. [Tallahassee, 1862] 

875. FLORIDA. Maloney (Walter C). A Sketch of the 
History of Key West, Florida. Frontispiece. 8vo, limp 
cloth. Newark, N. J., 1876 

876. FOLSOM (GEORGE). History of Saco and Bidde- 
ford, with Notices of other Early Settlements, and of the 
Proprietary Governments in Maine. Illustrations. 12mo, 
old sheep. Saco [Me.], 1830 

* Author's Presentation Copy, with autograph inscription on 
fly-leaf. Laid in is an A. L. S. from J. Wingate Thomson ; 
also a page of manuscript. 

877. FOOT (SAMUEL A— early Albany Lawyer). Five 
antograph letters, signed, written from Oct. 1, 1823, to Nov. 
4, 1824, from Albany. One and two pages each. ^ All on 
legal matters concerning Mrs. Livingstone. 

878. FOOT (SAMUEL A.). Autobiography of S. A. Foot. 
Collateral Reminiscences, arguments in important causes, 
speeches, addresses, lectures, and other writings. Portrait. 
2 vols. 8vo, cloth. N. Y. 1873 

* Presentation copy from the author to B. J. Lossing, and 
three autograph letters signed by the former, two of which 
to Mr. Lossing, laid in. 

879. FORMAN (SAMUEL S). Narrative of a Journey 
down the Ohio and Mississippi in 1789-90. With Memoir 
and Illustrative Notes by Lyman C. Draper. 12mo, wrap- 
pers, uncut. Cinn. 1888 

■"■Presentation Copy from L. C. Draper, ■with autograph in- 
scription on front cover. Also, laid in is an A. L. S. from the 

880. FORREST (WILLIAM S ). Historical and De- 
scriptive Sketches of Norfolk and Vicinity . . . during a 
Period of Two Hundred Years, &c. Frontispiece. 8vo, 
<;loth. Phila. 1853 

881. FORSYTH (JOHN— American Statesman, Governor 
of Georgia, &c.). A. L. S., 4 pp. 4to, to Henry Clay, Wash- 
ington, Sept. 24, 1815. 

* On the question whether a person holding a commission in 
either the Army or Navy can become a member of either the 
Senate or Assembly. 

882. FOSTER (WILLIAM E.). Stephen Hopkins, a 
Rhode Island Statesman. A Study in the Political History 
of the Eighteenth Century. Parts I and II (R. I. Historical 
Tracts, No. 19). 2 vols., original -wrappers, uncut. 

Providence, 1884 

* Inserted are 2 A. L. 8., with envelopes, from the author. 
Both vols, are Presentation Copies, and on cover of Part I is 
autograph inscription. 

883. FOWLER (WILLIAM C). Local Law in Massa- 
chusetts and Connecticut, historically considered. 8vo, 
cloth. Albany, 1872 

884. FOWLER (WILLIAM C). The Ministers of Con- 
necticut in the Revolution. Published by order of the 
General Conference of Congregational Churches of Conn. 
8vo, cloth. Hartford, 1877 

* Presentation copy from the author, with A. L. S. laid in. 

885. [FRANKLIN (BENJAMIN).] Poor Richard Im- 
proved: Being an Almanack and Ephemeris of the Motions 
of the Sun and Moon ; the True Places and Aspects of the 
Planets, the Rising and Setting of the Sun, and the Rising, 
Setting and Southing of the Moon for the year of our Lord 


1754. By Ricliaud Saunders, Philoin. Woodouts. 12mo, 
sewQ (lacks 'i leaves; others repaired. Not returnable). 
Phila. : Printed and sold by B. Franklinand D. Hall [1753] 

* The missing leaves are probably advertisements, as the text 
is complete. 

886. FRANKLIN (BENJAMIN). Private Correspond- 
ence, comprising a series of Letters on miscellaneous, 
literary and political subjects, written between 1753 and 
1790 ; illustrating the Memoirs of his public and private life. 
Facsimile plate. 3 vols. 8vo, half calf. Lond. 1817 

887. [FRANKLIN BROADSIDE ] A Very Brief and 
Comprehensive Life of Ben. Franklin, Printer, Done into 
Quaint Verse, by One of the Types. September 17th, 1856. 
(Contains 30 verses of 4 lines each printed on sheet 12 x 10 

888. FRASER (DONALD). The Young Gentleman and 
Lady's Assistant. 12mo, old sheep (cracked). 

N. Y. : Thos. Greenleaf, 1791 

889. FREEMAN (SAMUEL). The Emigrant's Hand 
Book, and Guide to Wisconsin, comprising information re- 
specting agricultural and manufacturing employment, etc. 
8vo, boards. Milwaukee, 1851 

890. FREEMASONRY. Proceedings of the Grand Lodge 
of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of North Carolina. 
8vo, wrappers. Raleigh, 1870 

Tuesday Evening, May 21st, 8:15 o'clock 

891. FREEMASONS OP VIRGINIA. Proceedings of a 
Special Grand Communication of the M. W. Grand Lodge of 
Virginia, begun and held in the Mason's Hall, in the City of 
Richmond, on the 21st. February, 1850. Folding lithograph 
of a proposed Washington Monument for liichmond. 8vo, 
half morocco. Richmond, 1850 

892. FREMANTLB (LIEUT.-COL.). Three Months in 
the Southern States. 12mo, original printed wall-paper wrap- 
pers (portions of back cover torn away, and lower part of 
text in comer of page 157 destroyed). 

Mobile : S. H. Goetzel, 1864 
* Scarce. At the period this pamphlet was printed, paper 
was at a premium in the South, and then not always obtainable. 
Wall-paper was often utilized when no other sort could be pro- 
cured. Autograph of publisher on front cover. 


893. FRENCH (B. F.). Historical Collections of Louisi- 
ana, embracing translations of many rare and valuable docu- 
ments, compiled with historical and biographical notes and an 
Introduction by B. F. French. Part II. Map. 8vo, cloth. 

Phila. 1850 

894. FRENCH (B. F.). Historical Collections of Louisi- 
ana and Florida, including Translations of Original Manu- 
scripts relating to their Discovery and Settlement, with 
Historical and Biographical Notes. 8vo, cloth, uncut. 

N. T. : Sabin & Sons, 1869 

* Presentation copy from I. W. Wallace. Laid in are fac- 
simile of a Washington Letter, and a Port Warden's Commis- 
sion at New Orleans, the document being dated March 30, 172-1 
(•n-ith English translation). 

895. FRENCH ARMY IN AMERICA. Report made by a 
Surgeon arrived from Newport to York, on the 9th April, on 
board the sloop More, Ezekiel Burrows, in 7 days. 3 pp. 4to. 

[ca. 1790^] 

* The writer relates the latest news : that French vessels have 
arrived with money and dispatches, that the Due de Lauzun and 
the Marquis de Lafayette have set sail for America, &e. 

896. FRENCH REFUGEES. A Return of the Officers, 
Privates, Men, Women and Children, under the Command of 
Capt. Poullah; Saratoga, June 22, 1777. 1 p. small 4to. 

897. FRENCH REVOLUTION. The Chronologist of the 
Present War. A Calendar of the Memorable Events in Eu- 
rope from 1789-1798. 12mo, rebound in half calf. Lond. 1799 

i. FRENCH REVOLUTION of 1789 (J. S. C. Abbott— 
1859) ; Count Dumas' Memories of the Revolution, 2 vols. 
(1839) ; Japan and around the World (J. W. Spalding — 
1855). Illustrations. Royal 8vo, and 12mo, cloth. 

N. Y. 1839-59 

899. FRENEAU (PHILIP). Poems, written chiefly dur- 
ing the late War. 12mo, contemporary calf (cracked). 

Phila. : Francis Bailey, 1786 
* First collected edition and very scarce. On the back of 
the half title is the following interesting inscription by a con- 
temporary hand; "Given by the author to Richard Curson"; 
and on the title-page: "Richard Curson, his gift to E. Par- 
quhar, the 20th June 1801." 2 leaves stained, otherwise good 
and sound copy. 

900. FRENEAU (PHILIP). A Collection of Poems on 
American Affairs, and a variety of other subjects, chiefly 
moral and political. First Edition. 2 vols, in 1, 12mo, cloth. 

N. Y. 1815 

901. FROST (JOHN). The Pictorial History of the 
United States of America, from the Discovery by the North- 
men in the Tenth Century to the Present Time. 350 wood- 
cuts from original dratvings hy Croome. 4 vols, in 2, royal 
8vo, sheep (slightly rubbed) . Phila. 1846 


902. FROTHINGHAM (RICHARD). History of the 
Siege of Boston, and of the Battles of Lexington, Concord, 
and Bunker Hill. Maps and illustrations. 8vo, cloth. 

Bost. 1849 

* Laid in is an A. L. S. from the author, giving Mr. Lossing 
permission to use some of tlie maps in the above book. 

903. FROTHINGHAM (RICHARD). The Rise of the 
Republic of the United States. 8vo, cloth. Bost. 1872 

* First Edition. Presentation copy and A. L. S. of the 

904. PULLER (A.). The Backslider; or, an Enquiry into 
the Nature, Symptoms, and effects of religious declension, with 
the means of recovery. 12mo, sheep (cracked). N. Y. 1802 

* Autograph on title of Catherine Livingston, ' ' Daughter of 
Bartholomew Grannell of Poughkeepsie, a loyalist who fled to 
Nova Scotia. She was the wife of Gilbert Livingston, Surrogate 
and Clerk of Dutchess County." (Autograph note by B. J. 

905. FURMAN (MOORE, D. Q. M. G.). A. L. S. 21/2 p., 
4to. To Colonel Theod'k. Bland. Pitts-Town, Thursday 

* Writing of the enemy he says ' ' I am this day informed by 
an Express that the enemy are fallen down the river again, after 
burning a log house," etc. 

906. FUTHET (J. S.). Historical Discourse delivered on 
the Occasion of the one hundred and fiftieth Anniversary of 
the Upper Octorara Presbyterian Church, Chester County, 
Penn., Sept. 14, 1870. Illustrated. 8vo, cloth. Phila. 1870 

* A. L. S. by the author presenting the volume to B. J. Lossing 

907. r^ AINE IMPRINT. The Art of Speaking, con- 
^-^ taining an Essay in which are given rules for 

expressing properly the Principal Passions and Humours 
which occur in Reading or Public Speaking. 16mo, sheep. 
(Writing on fly-leaves, &c.) N. Y. : Printed by H. Gaine, 1785 

908. GAINS IMPRINT. Russel (Robert). Seven Ser- 
mons. 12mo, original boards, sheep back. New York: Re- 
printed by Hugh Gaine, at the Bible in Hanover Square, 1793. 

909. GAINES (EDMUND P.— American General and 
Indian Commissioner). A. L. S., 7 pp. folio, dated "Ed. 
Qtrs. Eastern Department Creek Agency, July 4, 1825," to 
Governor Pickens of Alabama, containing interesting detail on 
the Treaty with the Creek and Seminole Indians. 

* The attitude of the Creeks towards the U. S. is shown in a 
portion of a Creek Indian's speech quoted by General Gaines: 
"We could not receive money for the land in lohich our friends 
and Fathers are buried . . . We love our land; it is our Mother — 
and we did not thinJc that any one would take it from us if we 
did not wish to part with it. If they take our land and knock 
us on the head, we can't help it. We will make no resistance, 
but even then extend the hand of friendship." 


910. GAINES (EDMUND P.). A. L. S., Port William, Ky. 
3 pp. 4to. To Governor Shelby, Jan'y 13th, 1815. 

* Very interesting letter ; " I promise myself, also, much ad- 
vantage from the lessons on military tactics which the service 
there may enable me to take from Lord Wellington's Generals 
& invincibles." 

911. GALLOWAY (JOSEPH). The Examination of Jo- 
seph Galloway, Late Speaker of the House of Assembly of 
Pennsylvania, by a Committee of the House of Commons. 
Eeprinted from the London edition of 1779. Edited by 
Thomas Balch. Royal 8vo, cloth, uncut. 

Phila., '76 Society, 1855 

* 150 copies printed. Autograph presentation copy from John 
B. Moreau. 

Edited by J. C. Hoadley. Illustrated. Half red morocco, 
gilt top, uncut. Bost. : Privately Printed, 1875 

913. GANSEVOORT (LEONARD— First Judge of Albany 
county, 1794-7). A. L. S., 1 p. folio, to Stephen Van Ren- 
sselaer, White Hall, April 7, 1799, concerning the candidate 
for Assembly for the town of Bethleham. Mentions the 
name of Major Ten Eyck, "which has been discarded by the 
Almighty and Arbitrary Committee of Albany, &c. " 

914. GANSEVOORT (PETER— Soldier, defended Fort 
Schuyler against the British and the Indians). A. L. S., 
1 p. folio, n. p., 28th, Nov. 1793. To Stephen Van Rensselaer. 

* Asking permission to have ' ' My carpenters . . . cut a f raim 
for a stable, ' ' and complaining that a ' ' certain Isaac Lorraway 

. opposes them. ' ' 

915. GASPARIN (COUNT AGENOR DE). America be- 
fore Europe. Principles and Interests. Translated by Mary 
L. Booth. 12mo, cloth. N. Y. 1862 

* Autograph letters from the Author and from the Translator 
laid in, also photograph of the latter.. 

916. GASS (PATRICK). A Journal of the Voyages and 
Travels of a Corps of Discovery under the Command of Capt. 
Lewis and Capt. Clarke . . . from the Mouth of the River 
Missouri through the Interior Parts of North America, &c. 
12mo, original mottled calf (small piece cut from top of title). 

Pittsburgh, 1807 

* The exceedinglt eabb First Edition. 

917. GASSER (JOHN— Charleston physician), Legal de- 
position signed, 1765 ; and A. L. S. and L. S. of Robert Tan- 
ner, 1779, mentions Cresap; A. McAllister, 1854, on Rem- 
brandt Peale's portraits of Washington; Francis Lieber, 1868; 
B. J. Lossing (2) ; Col. E. Allen, Newhaven, 1773; etc. (20^) 


918. GAVARNI ILLUSTRATIONS. Fashionable Danc- 
ing, by Cellaruis. 12 illustrations ly Gavarni. Small 4to, 
boards, gilt, gilt edges, no back. Lond. 1847 

* Each page of text is within a border of red, and heavy o-ilt 
borders encircle the illustrations. 

919. GAZETTEER. Fanning 's Illustrated Gazetteer of 
the United States. Maps. 8vo, half leather. Presentation 
<^opy- N. Y. 1853 

920. GENEALOGY. Family Jleniorials. Genealogies of 
the Families and Descendants of the Early Settlers of Water- 
town, Mass., including "Waltham and Weston; to which is ap- 
pended the Early History of the Town. Illustrations and 
maps. Thick 8vo, cloth. Bost. 1855 

* Laid in are 2 A. L. S. from the author, together with his 
engraved portrait. 

1 p. folio, St. James', April 9, 1733. To William Gooch, 
Governor of Virginia. 

* Appointment of Philip Lightfoot a member of the Council 
of Virginia. Signed also by Thomas Holles-Pelham, Duke of 
Newcastle, Secretary of State. 

922. GEORGIA. Collections of the Georgia Historical So- 
ciety. Vol. III. 3Iap. 8vo, cloth. Savannah, 1873 

923. GIDDINGS (JOSHUA R.). History of the Rebel- 
lion; its Authors and Causes. 8vo, cloth (binding stained). 

N. Y. 1864 

* Laid in are several manuscript notes in Mr. Lossing's hand- 
writing which refer to the author of the work. 

924. GILES (WILLIAJM B.— Governor of Virginia). 
D. S., 1 p. folio. Asking that the State of Kentucky return a 
fugitive from justice. Dated April 24th, 1827. 

925. GILLjrORE (GEN. Q. A.). Official Report of the 
Siege and Reduction of Fort Pulaski, Georgia, Feb., March, 
and April, 1862. Maps and views. 8vo, cloth. N. Y. 1862 

926. GILPIN (HENRY D.). A Memorial of H. D. Gil- 
pin. Introduction by Eliza Gilpin. Engraved portrait and 
vignette. Royal 8vo, unbound sheets, stitched. Phila. 1860 

* Presentation copy from Mrs. Gilpin, with inscription. 

927. GILPIN (WILLIAM). Mission of the North Ameri- 
can People. 3Iaps and cJiarts. 8vo, cloth. Phila. 1873 

* Presentation copy, with inscription. 

928. GLADWIN (GEORGE E.). Coasts and Harbors of 
Labrador. Heliotype reproductions of pen-and-ink sketches. 
Oblong folio, half roan. [Worcester] 1877 

* Presentation copy, with autograph inscription from the 


929. [GLBIG (G. R.)-] A Subaltern in America; com- 
prising his Narrative of the Campaigns of the British Army, 
at Baltimore, Washington, &c., during the late War. 12mo, 
boards, cloth back, uncut. Phila. 1833 

930. GOELET (PETER P.— Old New York merchant). 
Two A. L. S. to Smith Thompson, Chief Justice U. S., &c. 
New York, 1798-99. On business matters. 

931. GOLDSBOROUGH (C. W.). The United States' 
Naval Chronicle. Vol. I (all issued). 8vo, boards uncut. 
The word "Vol. I" erased from title. Wash. 1824 

* With the slip of errata. Autograph of B. J. Lossing on title. 

932. GONSALVES (M. J.). The Testimony of a Convert 
from the Church of Rome. With the Narrative of Signorina 
Florencia d'Romani. 12mo, wrappers. Bost. 1859 

* Autograph presentation copy from the author. 

933. GOODWIN (PHILO). Biography of Andrew Jack- 
son, President of the United States. Portrait. 12mo, old tree 
calf. N. Y. 1833 

934. GORDON (THOMAS P.). Gazetteer of the State of 
New York. Folding map of the state, and smaller maps in the 
text. 8vo, sheep. Phila. 1836 

935. GORDON (WILLIAai). History of the rise, progress 
and establishment of the Independence of the U. S. of America : 
including an Account of the late War and of the thirteen 
Colonies, from their origin to that period. 2 maps (one torn). 
2 vols. 8vo, old sheep (rebacked). 

N. Y.. : Samuel Campbell, 1794 

936. GORDON (WILLIAM A.). A Compilation of Regis- 
ters of the Army of the United States from 1815 to 1837 in- 
clusive. 12mo, old half morocco (somewhat stained). 

Wash. 1837 

937. GOSPEL OP PEACE. 'My Policy'; or, the New 
Gospel of Peace, according to St. Andy, the Apostate. 12mo, 
wrappers. Pittsburgh, 1866 

938. GOSS (ELBRIDGE H.). The Melrose Memorial: 
The Annals of Melrose in the Great Rebellion of 1861-65. 
Small 4to, cloth. Privately printed, 1868 

* Presentation copy from the author, with inscription and 
A. L. S. 

939. GOURLIE (JOHN H.). The Origin and History of 
"The Century." 8vo, wrappers. N. Y. 1856 

* With the autograph of the author on the cover, and news- 
paper clippings on the subject pasted in. 


940. GRAHAIM (J. H.). I\reraoirs of John Home Tooke, 
together with his valuabk' Speeches and Writings : also, con- 
taining proofs identifying him as the author of the celebrated 
Letters of Junius. Portrait and facsimiJr. 8vo, boards, cloth 
back (torn), uncut. Light waterstains. N. Y. 1828 

* Presentation copy from the author to the Hon. Wells Lake. 

941. GRAHAM (JAMES). The Life of General Daniel 
Morgan, of the Virginia Line, with portions of his Corre- 
spondence. 12mo, cloth. N. Y. 1858 

942. GRANT (LIEUT.-GENL. U.S.). Report of the Opera- 
tions of the Union Army from March, 1862 to the close of the 
Rebellion. Official copy — complete. 16mo, wrappers. Very 
SCARCE. N. Y. [1866] 

943. GRANT (ULYSSES S.). The Life, Campaigns and 
Battles of U. S. Grant. Introduction by Benson J. Lossing. 
Colored frontispiece and illustrations. 8vo, cloth. N. Y. 1868 

944. GRANT (ULYSSES S.). Life and Services of Gen- 
eral U. S. Grant, Conqueror of the Rebellion, and eighteenth 
President of the U. S. 8vo, wrappers. Wash. 1868 

945. GRANT (ULYSSES S.) . The Life and Public Services 
of General U. S. Grant, U. S. A., and of Hon. Schuyler Colfax. 
Woodcuts. 8vo, sewn. Phila. 1868 


946. [GRANT (ULYSSES S.) and others.] The First of 
the Chronicles of the Jonathanites. By a Scribe, the Son of a 
Prophet. 16mo, wrappers. Phila. 1872 

* A satirical political pamphlet by an anonjinuos author, 
written in Biblical form, containing references to General Grant, 
Horace Greeley, B. Gratz Brown, Charles Francis Adams, and 
others. Presentation copy from John A. McAllister, with in- 
scription on title. 

947. GRANT JOKE BOOK. Attic Sketches. Ulysses the 
Great; or, Funny Scenes at the White House. Illustrated by 
Ed. Andreivs. 12mo, wrappers (loose and one wrapper torn). 

Phila. 1875 

948. [GRAYDON (ALEXANDER).] Memoirs of a Life, 
Chiefly Passed in Pennsylvania, within the Last Sixty Years. 
With occasional remarks upon the general occurrences, charac- 
ter and spirit of that eventful period. First Edition. 12mo, 
original calf (one joint broken). 

Harrisburgh: John Wyeth, 1811 

* With presentation inscription from "Simon Snyder (Gover- 
nor of Pennsylvania, 1808-17) to his brother Col. .John Snyder, ' ' 
and the autograph of George Snyder on title. Laid in is an 
interesting A. L. S. from Sidney Hayden telling of the material 
he was collecting for his work on ' ' Washington and his Masonic 


Compeers," and presenting Mr. Lossing with this copy of 
Graydon 's Memoirs. 

John Gait says of the Memoirs ''it is, perhaps, the best 
personal narrative that has yet appeared relative to the history 
of that great conflict which terminated in establishing the inde- 
pendence of the United States. ' ' 

949. [GRAYDON (ALEXANDER).] Memoirs of a Life 
chiefly passed in Pennsylvania within the last Sixty Years. 
12mo, half calf (names on title). Plarrisburgh, 1811 

950. GREBLE (LIEUT. JOHN T.). A Biographical Sketch 
of Lieut. Greble. Portrait. 4to, wrappers. [N. Y. 1861] 

* Presentation copy from Edwin Greble. Reprinted from 
' ' Heroes and Martyrs. ' ' 

951. GREELEY (HORACE). The American Conflict; a 
Historj' of the Great Rebellion in the United States of 
America, 1860-4. Numerous portraits, maps, &c. First Edi- 
tion. 2 vols, thick 8vo, cloth. Hartford, 1854-6 

952. GREEN (DUFF). A. L. S. to Gov. Shelby offering 
services of a troop of horse, ^^ith a list of Kentucky volunteers, 
1815 ; and, A. L. S. and L. S. of Eben. Poote, 1813 ; M. Peter- 
son in Philip Schuyler's writing; J. van Valkenburgh, and 
Jacob Preese, Albany, 1762, relating to a land claim; P. Col- 
linson, correspondent and friend of Franklin, London, 1761, 
to Cadwallader Colden; etc. (10) 

953. GREEN (EDWARD L.). Illustrations of West 
American Oaks. Prom Drawings by Albert Kellogg. 37 plates. 
4to, wrappers. San Francisco, 1889 

954. GREENHOW (ROBERT). Memoir Historical and 
Political, on the Northwest Coast of North America, and the 
adjacent territories. Map. 8vo, sewed, uncut. View missing. 

Wash. 1840 

955. Another copy of the same, lacking map, half calf. 

956. Another copy of the same, wrappers. 

957. GREENHOW (ROBERT). History of Oregon and 
California, and the other Territories on the North-West Coast 
of North America. 8vo, cloth. Map missing. Bost. 1845 

958. [GRENVILLE (GEORGE).] The Regulations lately 
made concerning the Colonies, and the Taxes imposed upon 
them, considered. 8vo, half calf. Name on title. Lond. 1765 

959. GRIGSBY (HUGH BLAIR). A Discourse delivered 
before the Virginia Alpha of the Phi Beta Kappa Society, in 
the Chapel of William and Mary College. 8vo, cloth. 

Richmond, 1855 

960. GUERARD (BENJAMIN— Governor of South Caro- 
lina). D. S. Warrant for assault and battery, 1 p. folio, Dec. 
9, 1783, with attached 4to sheet and large seal of the State (in 
fine preservation). 


961. GUIDE BOOK. Springs, Water-Falls, Sea-Bathing 
Resorts, and Mountain Scenery of the United States and 
Canada. Illustraied. 18mo, wrappers. N. Y. 1855 

962. GUILD (WILLIAM). Chart and Description of the 
Boston and Worcester and Western Railroads. Illustrated. 
12mo, wrappers. Bost. 1847 

963. TTALL (AMOS— American General). A. L. S., 1 p. 
-*~^ 4to, to General Van Rensselaer, dated Albany, 

March 15, 1813. Also, copy of a letter from General HaU to 
General Wadsworth, Niagara Frontier, Aug. 10, 1812, in 
reference to the court-martial of John Ryan on the charge of 
being a spy. 2 pp. 4to. 2 pieces. 

* The letter to Genl. Van Kensselaer is as follows, — "It may 
iecome necessary to my reputation to have the following ques- 
tion answeied Tjy yourself ; — Was my continuance on the Niagara 
Frontier last summer (after your arrival) unauthorized and 
ivithout orders? IJ'ill you have the goodness to return an answer 
to the above (as Commanding Officer on that frontier at the 
time) and oblige Tour Most Ohedent Servant, Amos Hall." 

964. HALL (BENJAMIN H.). A Collection of College 
Words and Customs. 12mo, cloth. Cambridge [Mass.], 1856 

* Presentation copy from the compiler to Mr. Lossing, with 
autograph inscription. 

965. HALL (BENJAMIN H.). History of Eastern Ver- 
mont, from its earliest settlement to the close of the eighteenth 
century. 8vo, cloth. N. Y. 1858 

* Presentation copy from the author, and A. L. S. from the 
same to B. J. Lossing, inserted. 

966. HALL (JAMES). A Memoir of the Public Services 
of William Henry Harrison of Ohio. Portrait. 16mo, cloth. 

Phila. 1836 

967. HALLAM'S LITERATURE, 2 vols.; Gazetteer of the 
United States ; Savage Africa ; and others. Together. 33 vols., 
various sizes and bindings. v. p. — v. d. 

968. HALLECK (FITZ-GREENE). Poetical Works. 12mo, 
cloth. N. Y. 1852 

* Laid in are an A. L. S. of Halleck 's, referring to the 
characters in the "Croaker" papers, a copy of a letter to him 
from Lossing, and a page of MS. notes giving a key to the 
"Croaker" papers. 

969. HALLECK (FITZ-GREENE). The Drum Beat. 
Woodcuts. Numbers 1 to 7, 9 to 12, and supplementary num- 
ber. 12 pieces, folio, uncut, as issued. Brooklyn, 1864 

* Contains contributions by Miles 'Eeilly, Bryant, Louisa 
M. Alcott, Tilton, and others. 

970. HALPIN (THOMAS). Uncle Tom's Adventure in a 
Hollow Log. 12mo, wrappers. Poughkeepsie, 1881 


971. [HA:\riLTON (ALEXANDER).] Mason (J. M.). 
Oration commemorative of tlie late ilajor General Alexander 
Hamilton ; pronounced before the N. Y. State Society of the 
Cincinnati, Julv 31, 1804. 12mo, half calf. (Top margin of 
title cut.) N. Y. 1804 

(JAMES). Letters of Pacificus and Helvidius, on the Pro- 
clamation of Neutrality of 1793. To which is Prefixed the 
Proclamation. 8vo, cloth. Wash. 1845 

eralist: A Collection of Essays, written in favor of the New 
Constitution, as agreed upon by the Federal Convention. 
Historical Introduction and Notes by Henry B. Dawson. Por- 
trait. 8vo, sheep. Vol. I (all issued). N. Y. 1863 

* Laid in is a copy of an A. L. S. from Mr. Lossing to tbe 
Editor, criticising statements made in the Introduction. 

974. HAMILTON (ALEXANDER). Draft of a summons 
in a land dispute, in the writing of Alexander Hamilton and 
Signed "A. H." One page folio. 

975. The above summons carefully and correctly 

written, in Alexander Hamilton 's writing but not signed. One 
page folio. 

976. HAMILTON (ALEXANDER). Notes of the Argu- 
ment relative to the Westenhook Patent, in Alexander Hamil- 
ton 's handwriting. 23 pages folded to small 16mo book shape. 
No date, nor signature. 

977. HAMILTON (ALEXANDER). Memoranda in the 
handwriting of Alexander Hamilton relating to the history of 
the Claverack patent from 1685. Written on 23 pages folded 
in 12mo book form. No date, nor signature. 

978. HAMILTON (ALEXANDER, 2d Son of Alexander 
Hamilton). A. L. S. 2 pp. 4to, Lisbon Dec. 18, 1811, to 
Stephen Van Rensselaer, on business aifairs. 

979. HAMILTON (EDWARD). Life of Paul Jones. 
12mo, cloth, uncut. Aberdeen, 1848 

* First Edition. Scabce. 

980. HAMILTON (JOHN C). History of the Republic of 
the United States of America, as traced in the Writings of 
Alexander Hamilton and of his Contemporaries. Portrait of 
Hamilton. 6 vols, (should be 7) 8vo, cloth. N. Y. 1857-60 

* First Edition. 

981. [HAi\IMITT (SAMUEL A.).] The Wonderful Adven- 
tures of Captain Priest. Frontispiece. 12mo, cloth. 

N. Y. 1855 

982. HAIMMOND (JABEZ D.). The History of Political 
Parties in the State of New York, from the ratification of the 
Federal Constitution to DecembOT, 1840. Portrails. 3 vols. 
8vo, cloth. Syracuse, 1852 

* A. L. S. by tlie author to Genl. Solomon A^an Eensselaer, 
1 p. folio, dated Jan. 30, 1822, laid in. 

983. HAMMOND (JABEZ D.). A. L. S., 2 pp., folio. 
Concerning the purchase of a house in Albany. Albany, Oct. 
23, 1823. 

984. HANCOCK (JOHN). Ten Chapters in the Life of 
John Hancock now first published since 1789. The Writings 
of Laco, as published in the Mass. Centinel. 8vo, cloth. 

N. Y. 1857 

985. [HANSON (ALEXANDER C.).] Reflections upon 
the late Correspondence between Mr. Secretary Smith and 
Francis James Jackson, Esq., IMinister Plenipotentiary of his 
Britannic Majesty. Originally published in the Federal Re- 
publican of Baltimore. 8vo, boards, calf back. 

Balto. : Published for the Author, 1810 

986. HARDENBBRGH (JOHNL.). The Journal of Lieut. 
John L. Hardenbergh of the Second New York Continental 
Hegiment, etc. 8vo, wrappers, uncut. Auburn, 1879 

* 250 copies printed. Presentation copy from Chas. Hawley, 

987. HARDIB (JAMES). Description of the City of New 
York. To which is prefixed a brief account of its first settle- 
ment by the Dutch, in 1629. 12mo, half sheep. Light water- 
stains. N. Y. 1827 

988. HARDIN (MARTIN D.— Secty. of State of Ky., 1812, 
and Major Ky. Regiment Volunteers) . A. L. S. to Genl. Green 
•Clay on the organization of 5,500 men for the war. 2 pp. 4to. 

Frankfort, July 18, 1814 

989. HARPER (ROBERT— Secretary of New York State). 
A. D. S., 3 pp. folio, Albany, May 14, 1785. 

* "An Act for running out and marMng the Jurisdiction Lin-e 
hetween. this State and the Commmiwealth of Pennsylvania, 
passed the 7th of March 1785." "A true copy of the original 
act remaining in the Secretary's office." 

990. HARPER (ROBERT G.). Observations on the Dis- 
pute between the United States and France, addressed by 
Robert G. Harper, of South Carolina, to his Constituents, in 
May 1797. FolcUng frontispiece. 8vo, old half leather, uncut. 

Phila. 1798 

Clinton; Life and Writings of Franklin; Travels of Mungo 
Park: and others. Together, 95 vols. 12mo, cloth and boards. 

N. Y., V. d. 

992. HARRIS (THOMAS). The Life and Services of 
Commodore William Bainbridge. First Edition. 8vo, cloth. 

Phila. 1837 

993. HARRISON (JOSEPH). The Locomotive Engine, 
and Philadelphia's Share in its Early Improvements. Re- 
vised Edition, with an Appendix. Illustrations. Bvo, cloth, 
gilt top (binding stained). Phila. 1872 

* Presentation Copy from the author, with his inscription on 
fly-leaf. Laid in is a newspaper clipping referring to the author. 

994. HARRISON (RICHARD— Auditor of the Treasury, 
under Washington). A. L. S., 2 pp. 4to, to Philip Schuyler, 
Albany, N. Y. New York, Oct. 12, 1795. 

* Mentions that the ' ' Epidemic in this town [yellow fever] 
still continues to malce progress, tJio' the Violence is said to he 
somewhat abated. " 

995. HARRISON (RICHARD). A. L. S. to Stephen Vaa 
Rensselaer. 1 p. 4to. N. Y., January 13, 1812, on personal 

996. HARRISON (RICHARD). A. L. S. 3 pp. smaU 
folio, to Stephen Van Rensselaer, New York, Jan. 10, 180'8, 
concerning Ohio lands. 

997. HARRISON (WILLIAIM PIBNRY.— President of the 
Tnited States). A. N. S., 1 p. 8vo, Seneca To^ti^ loth Aug., 
1811, to Gen. Clay, in regard to the supplying of blankets to 

998. HARRISON (AVILLIAM HENRY). L. S., 2 pp. 4to, 
Headquarters, Pranklinton, May 20, 1813. To G-en. Green 

* He asks Gren. Clay to have all arms cleaned and put in 
readiness, stating that he is sending a company of Regulars to 
join him, also that he hears that Fort George was taken on the 
8th of May. 

999. HARRISON (WILLIAM HENRY). L. S., 3 pp., 
folio. Head Quarters, Seneca Town, Aug. 15, 1813. To Gen. 
Green Clay. 

* Harrison orders urgent preparations for defensive action, 
mentions the Court Martial of Major Butler, Commodore Perry 
and his proposed movements. 

"I received last evening a letter from Commodore Ferry. Me 
lias returned to Erie after having in vain chased the fleet of the 
enemy. He intended to set out from Erie on the 11th, and will 
te off Sanduslcy in a day or two. It has now hecome necessary 
that every exertion should 6e made for a forced movement — 
Much depends upon you." 

1000. HARRISON (WILLIAM HENRY) . L. S., 1 p., folio. 

Addressed to General Green Clay, granting him, with his 
brigade, an honorable discharge, and commending him for 
the service rendered. Dated 1st Oct. 1813. 


1001. HART (C. H.— Author of Engraved portraits of 
Washington), A. L. S. 3 pp. 12mo, 1876, regarding Revolu- 
tionary matters; H.ull (R.— Capt. 10th Infantry, West Point, 
1873), L. S. on historical matters; Childs (George W.), 
A. L. S., 1863, regarding a series of American biographies; 
and other letters. Together, 14 pieces. 

1002. [HARTE (BRET).] Seribner's Monthly and Illus- 
trated Magazine. For September, 1873. Contains the Sec- 
ond Chapter of Bret Harte's "An Episode of Fiddletown;" 
its First Appearance. Wrappers. N. T. 1873 

1003. HARTFORD CONVENTION. Scott (Jonathan M.). 
Blue Lights, or The Convention. A Poem in Four Cantos. 
First Edition. 12mo, original boards, txncut (water-stained). 

N. T. 1817 

1004. HARTLEY (DAVID). Letters on the American 
War. Addressed to the Right Worshipful the Mayor and 

Corporation of the Town of Kingston upon Hull. 

Third Edition. 4to, wrappers. Lond. 1778 

* With the author 's autograph signature at the end. 

1005. Same. Another copy, boards, also with the 

author's signature. 

1006. HARVARD UNIVERSITY. Quincy (Josiah). The 
History of Harvard University. Plates. 2 vols, royal 8vo, 
cloth. Bost. 1860 

* Inserted is a sheet of paper on which is written, — ' ' Respect- 
fully, Yours, Josiah Quincy, Boston, S4 Nov. 1860. ' ' Laid in 
is an A. L. S. from E. S. Quincy, daughter of the foregoing, 
and a newspaper clipping referring to ' ' The Man who Bviilt the 
Market" [Faneuil Hall]. 

1007. HARVARD UNIVERSITY. Bibliographical Contri- 
butions [to the] Library of Harvard University. Edited by 
Justin Winsor. The Kohl Collection of Maps relating to 
America. Royal 8vo, printed wrappers. ' Cambridge, 1886 

1008. HARVEY (JAMES— Major). A. L. S., 1 p., folio, 
Salem, 11 Feb. 1809. To Major General S Van Rensselaer, 


*"My Eegimentals and Equipments are noiv too shahiy to 
be worn any more on parade, and I do not feel disposed to 
equip myself a new at the expense of 3 or $400 for the same old 
threadbare business." 

1009. [HASSALL (MISS).] Secret History; or, the Hor- 
rors of St. Domingo, in a Series of Letters written by a Lady 
at Cape Francois to Colonel Burr, during the command of 
Gen. Rochambeau. 12mo, old calf. Phila. 1808 

1010. HATCH (WILLIA]M S.). A Chapter of the His- 
tory of the War of 1812 in the Northwest . . With a De- 
scription and Biographical Sketch of Tecimiseh. 12mo, sheep 
(joints weak). Cinn. 1872 


1011. HAA^EX (C. C). Thirty Days in New Jersey 
Ninety Years Ago ; an Essay revealing- New Facts in Connec- 
tion with Washington and his Army in 1776 and 1777. 8vo, 
cloth. Trenton [N. J.], 1867 

* Laid in is an A. L. S. from Jno. A. McA[llisterJ, asking 
Mr. Lossing to acknowledge receipt of Mr. Haven 's work. 

1012. HAWKS (FKANCIS L.). Poems hitherto iincol- 
lected. Privately printed by Charles L. Moreau. 8vo, cloth. 

N. Y. 1873 

* Only 60 copies printed. Presentation copy from the editor 
to Mr. Lossing, and A. L. S. by the former, accompanying the 
gift, laid in. 

1013. HAWTHORNE (NATHANIEL). Life of Franklin 
Pierce. Portrait. First Edition. 12mo, cloth as issued. 

Post. 1852 

1014. HAYDEN (SIDNEY). Washington and his Ma- 
sonic Compeers. Portrait and other illustrations. 12mo, 
cloth. N. Y. 1866 

* Laid in are two A. L. S. of the author. 

1015. HAYNER (CHARLES V.). Early History of the 
Falls of Schuylkill, Manayunk, Schuylkill and Lehigh Navi- 
gation Companies, etc. Frontispiece. 8vo, cloth. Phila. 1869 

1016. HEADLEY (J. T.) . The Second War with England. 
lUvstrated. 2 vols. 12mo, cloth. N. Y. 1853 

1017. HELFENSTEIN (ERNEST). The Salamander: a 
Legend for Christmas, edited by E. 0. Smith. Ilhistrations 
hij Darley. 12mo, cloth. N. Y. 1848 

* A long A. L. S. by the editor to B. J. Lossing inserted. 

1018. HENRICO PARISH, Va. The Vestry Book of 
Henrico Parish, Va., 1730-73. comprising a History of the erec- 
tion of, and other interesting facts connected Math the vener- 
able St. John's Church, Richmond, Virginia, from the original 
MS., with notes and an introduction, by R. A. Brock. 4to, 
wrappers. Richmond, 1874 

* Only 100 copies printed. Presentation copy by Thos. H. 
Wynne to B. J. Lossing. 

1019. HENRY (JOHN JOSEPH). Campaign against 
Quebec. Woodcuts. 16mo, old sheep. Watertown, N. Y., 1844 

1020. [HERKIMER (GENERAL).] Petition from Maria 
Krouse, wife of CJeneral Nicholas Herkimer, to the Senate and 
Assembly, for a Gratuity, "as she is confident she is not in- 
titled to the seven years half-pay," because of her "not having 
any Heirs from his body." April 10, 1786. 1 p. royal 4to. 
Signed with her mark. 

1021. HICKS (WHITEHEAD, Mayor of New York). 
D. S., 4 pp. folio. Signed by Henry Ten Broeck also. Dated 
May 16th, 1772. 


1022. HILLHOUSE (JAMBS A.— Tutor at Yale and 
lawyer). A. L. S., 2 pp. small 4to, New Haven, Mch. 30, 1771, 
to A. Adams, on legal business. 

1023. HINMAN (ROYAL R.). Letters from the English 
Kings and Queens, Charles II, James II, William and Mary, 
Anne, George II, &c., to the Governors of the Colony of Con- 
necticut, together with the answers thereto, from 1635 to 1749. 
Lithogra-phs of Charles II mid the Charter Oak, and facsimiles 
of signatures. First Edition. 12mo, cloth. Hartford, 1836 

1024. HINMAN (ROYAL R.). A Historical Collection, 
from ofQcial records, files, etc., of the part sustained by Con- 
necticut during the "War of the Revolution. Portraits. 8vo, 
cloth (slightly worn). Hartford, 1842 

* A. L. S. from W. C. Eobinson of the Yale Law Department, 
laid in. 

1025. HILDRETH (RICHARD). History of the United 
States of America, from the discovery of the Continent to the 
organization of Government under the Federal Constitution 
and from the Federal Constitution to the end of the Sixteenth 
Congress. 6 vols. 8vo, cloth. N. Y. 1849-52 

"* A. L. S. from the author to B. J. Lossing inserted. 

1026. HILDRETH (S. P.). Biographical and Historical 
Memoirs of the early Pioneer Settlers of Ohio, and a Journal 
by Col. R. J. Meigs. Plates. 8vo, stamped leather (broken). 

Cinn. 1852 

Report of Committee on Restoration, Phila., 1875; Speech of 
Carl Schurz of Missouri, March 28, 1871; History of Paul 
Revere 's Signal Lanterns; The Plains of Long Island; and 
others similar. Together, 21 pieces. 8vo, wrappers, v. p. — v. d. 

1028. HISTORICAL MAGAZINE (The), and Notes and 
Queries, concerning the Antiquities, History and Biography 
of America. Vols. 1 to 7 inclusive, New York, 1857-1865, 
Portrait of John Ward Dean (first editor of the magazine), 
laid in, together 7 vols. 8vo, cloth. Also the same from Vols. 1 
(1857) to Vol. 6, no. 6 (1869), in parts, not consecutive, to- 
gether 95 numbers; also The American Historical Record, 
Vol. 1 (1872), 3 copies of this Vol 1 in cloth, and 2 in parts, 
and 25 duplicate numbers ; also 47 issues of Vol. 2, some in 
duplicate, not a complete volume in the 47 ; also Vol. 3 com- 
plete in parts, and 15 duplicate issues of the volume. Sold as 
a lot. Not returnable. N. Y., v. d. 

1029. HISTORY. Mount Vernon and its Associations, Life 
and Liberty in America (Mackay), History of America 
( Ho witt), and others. 18 vols. 12mo, cloth, etc. v. p.— v. d. 


1030. HISTORY. The Canadas (Martin), Wilson's United 
States, Romance of American Plistory, and others. 15 vols., 
various sizes and bindings. v. p. — v. d. 

1031. North America (Trollope), Anti Slavery 

Mission to America, Lossing's Pictorial History of the U. S., 
History of the American Flag, and others. 10 vols. 12mo, 
cloth, etc. V. p. — V. d. 

1032. HOFFMAN (CHARLES FENNO). The Pioneers of 
New York. An Anniversary Discourse delivered before the 
St. Nicholas Society of Manhattan, December 6, 1847. 8vo, 
vprappers. N. Y. : Stanford and Swords, 1848 

* Publishers ' Presentation Copy, with inscription on front 

1033. HOFFMAN (JOSIAH OGDBN— Father of Charles 
Fenno Hoffman). A. L. S., to Nathaniel Lawrence. 1 p. folio. 
Dated Sept. 24, 1796. 

1034. HOFFMAN (MURRAY). A Treatise upon the 
Estate and Rights of the Corporation of the City of New 
York, as Proprietors. Frontispiece and map. 8vo, sheep (one 
joint weak) . N. Y. 1853 

* Presentation copy from D. G. Valentine, Tsith autograph 
inscription on fly-leaf. 

1035. HOLLISTER (0. J.). Life of Schuyler Colfax. 
Illustrated. 8vo, cloth. N. Y. 1886 

* Presentation copy, with A. L. S. of author laid in. 

1036. HOLMES (ABIEL). The Annals of America, from 
the Discovery by Columbus to the year 1826. 2 vols. 8vo, half 
cloth, as published. Cambridge, 1829 

* The author was the father of Oliver Wendell Holmes. 

1037. HOLMES (0. W.) . The Address of Mr. Everett and 
the Poem of Dr. 0. W. Holmes at the Dinner given to H. I. H. 
Monseigneur The Prince Napoleon, Sept. 25, 1861. 8vo, 
printed flexible boards. Cambridge : Privately printed, 1861 

* Presentation copy from Edward Everett, with his autograph 
inscription on fly-leaf. 

1038. HOLSTEIN (H. L. V. DUCOUDRAY). Memoirs of 
Gilbert M. Lafayette. Second Edition. 12mo, cloth. 

Geneva, 1835 

1039. HOOPER (J. J.). Congress of the Confederate 
States. Proceedings on the announcement of the Death of 
Col. Francis S. Bartow, of the Army of the Confederate 
States. 16mo, wrappers. Richmond, 1861 

1040. [HOPKINS (SAMUEL).] A Dialogue concerning 
the Slavery of the Africans ; shewing it to be the Duty and 
Interest of the American States to emancipate all their 
African Slaves. 16mo, half calf, uncut. 

Norwich [N. Y.] : Printed N. Y. ; Reprinted, 1785 

* The author of the above is said to have been the founder of 


the New England religious sect known as the Hopkinsonians. 
Laid in is an A. L. S. from S. F. B. Morse, of electric-telegraph 
fame, in which he thanks Mr. Lossing for the loan of " an inter- 
esting historical document," referring to the above volume. 

1041. HOPKINS (SAMUEL). IMemoirs of the Life of 
]\Irs. Sarah Osborn, who died at Newport (Rhode-Island). 
12mo, old sheep (rubbed). Catskill, 1814 

1042. [HORSMANDBN (DANIEL— Recorder of New 
York, 1763).] Document appointing Philip J. Schuyler one 
of the Commissioners of the City of Albany. 1 p. 4to, vellum. 
Signed, Clarke [1768]. 

* Particularly interesting because it contains the name of 
Daniel Horsmanden, author of the ' ' Negro Plot, " as a witness. 

1043. HORSMANDEN (DANIEL). D. S., 2 pp. large 
oblong folio, July 19, 1765. Also with signatures of Thomas 
and Catherina Livingston, Samuel Loudon (State printer), 
David Keeeh, James Livingston, Richard Harison, and others, 
a number repeated (worn in folds). 

1044. HORSMANDEN (DANIEL). The New York Con- 
spiracy, or a History of tlae Negro Plot. 8vo, old half leather 
(last few pages of appendix lacking). N. Y. 1810 

* Scarce. 

1045. The same. Another copy, title and preface sup- 
plied from a later edition. 

1046. HOSMER (H. L.). Early History of the Maumee 
Valley. 8vo, wrappers. Toledo, 1858 

* Laid in is a slip of paper containing a dozen lines descriptive 
of the Sword of St. John Tarnall, of the U. S. ship "Law- 
rence," under command of Perry, which sword was bestowed 
upon him by the State of Virginia. 

1047. HOSMER (TITUS — Statesman, member of the Con- 
tinental Congress) . A. L. S., 2 pp. folio, Middletown, Mch. 29, 
1779, to Andrew Adams. 

* Asking Mr. Adams to come to New Haven to argue the 
case of the apportionment of a reward for a British Sloop, 
which under five American Prisoners on board was run ashore 
at Guildford, Conn., while the ofiacers were drunk and in their 
"Births." At Guildford, a Sergeant and guard who took the 
Captain and other ofacers prisoner also claimed the reward. 

The Battle-Pields of Virginia. ChancellorsviUe ; embracing 
the Operations of the Army of Northern Virginia, &c. En- 
graved portrait of " Stoneivall" Jackson, and 5 maps from 
actual surveys. 8vo, cloth. N. Y. 1867 

* Laid in is an A. L. S.. from one of the authors, — Jed. Hotch- 


1049. HOUGH (FRANKLIN B.). History of St. Lawrence 
and Franklin Counties, New York, from the earliest period 
to the present time. Portraits, views and maps. 8vo, half calf^ 

Albany, 1853 

* Presentation copy from the author with an A. L. S. to B. J. 
Lossiug, inserted. 

1050. HOUGH (FRANKLIN B.). History of Jefferson 

County in the State of New York. Portraits and illustrations. 
8vo, cloth. Albany, 1854 

* Autograph presentation copy from the author. 

1051. HOUGH (FRANKLIN B.). Plan for Seizing and 
Carrying to New York Coll. Wm. GofEe the Regicide, as set 
forth in the Affidavit of John London, Apr. 20, 1678. 12mo, 
sheets, stitched. (2 copies.) Albany, 1855- 

* Both presentation copies, with autograph inscriptions. 

1052. HOUGH (FRANKLIN B.). Papers Relating to 
Pemaquid and parts adjacent in the present State of Maine, 
known as Cornwall County when under the Colony of New 
York. 8vo, paper covers. Albany, 1856 

1053. HOUGH (FRANKLIN B.). Proceedings of the 
Commissioners of Indian Affairs, appointed by Law for the 
extinguishment of Indian titles in the State of New York, 
with an Introduction and notes. Maps. 2 vols, square Svo,. 
wrappers. Albany: Munsell, 1861 

1054. HOUGH (FRANKLIN B.). History of Duryee's 
Brigade, during the Campaign in Virginia under Gen. Pope, 
and in Maryland under Gen. I\IcClellan, in 1862. Engraved 
portrait. 8vo, half morocco, gilt edges. 

Albany: Munsell, 1864 

* Author 's Presentation Copy, with autograph inscription on 
fly-leaf. Inserted is an A. L. S. from General Duryee to Mr. 
Lossing, enclosing a page from an A. L. S. by Franklin B. 

1055. HOWARD (GEORGE W.). The Monumental City, 
its Past History and present Resources. Illustrations. First 
Edition. 8vo, cloth. Baltimore, 1873. 

1056. HOWISON (ROBERT R.). A History of Virginia 
from its Discovery and Settlement by Europeans to the pres- 
ent Time. Vol. II (only), containing the history from 1763 
to 1847. 8vo, cloth. Richmond and New York, 1848 

1057. HUDSON (FREDERIC). Journalism in the United 

States, from 1690 to 1872. 8vo, cloth. N. Y. 1873 

1058. HUDSON GAZETTE. The Hudson Gazette, from 
Jan. 8, 1799, to Dec. 24, 1799. Folio, half sheep (some num- 
bers defective, and a few missing). Hudson, N. Y., 1799 



colored views engraved by Hill after paintings by Wall, with 
descriptive text. Imperial oblong folio, boards, calf back. 

N. Y. : Henry I. Megarey and G. and G. & H. C. Carvill [1824] 
*" Yery Scarce. The second copy to appear at public sale in 

a number of years. The subjects are : Little Falls at Luzerne ; 

Junction of Sacandaga and Hudson Bivers; Jessup's Landing; 

Rapids near Hadley's Falls; Glenn's Falls; Sandy Hill; Baker's 

Falls; View near Fort Miller Bridge; Fort Edward; Troy; 

View near Hudson; Hudson; Newburgh; West Point from 

Fishkill; West Point; Yiew near Fishkill; Yiew near Fort 

Montgomery; The Palisades; New York trom Govebnok's 


The Port Edward view is lacking, and several of the others 

have been repaired, but the impressions are clear and almost 


1060. HULL (GENERAL WILLIAM). Revolutionary 
Services and Civil Life of General William Hull; prepared 
from his manuscripts, by his daughter Mrs. Maria Campbell. 
8vo, cloth. N. Y. 1848 

1061. HUMPHREYS (DAVID). The Miscellaneous Works 
of Colonel Humphreys. 12mo, half calf. N. Y. 1790 

* Contains verse on Revolutionary subjects, and a life of 
Gen. Putnam. 

1062. HUMPHREYS (DAVID). Miscellaneous Works of 
Humphreys. [Including Essay on the Life of Gen. Putnam.] 
Portrait. 8vo, half calf. N. Y. 1804 

1063. HUMPHREYS (H. NOEL). A History of the Art 
of Printing, from its Invention to its Widespread Develop- 
ment in the Middle of the Sixteenth Century. 100 facsimiles 
in photolithography. Folio, decorative cloth. 

Lond. : Quaritch, 1868 

1064. HUNT (CHARLES H.). Life of Edward Living- 
ston. With an Introduction by George Bancroft. Portrait. 
8vo, cloth, uncut. N. Y. 1864 

1065. HUNT (GILBERT J.). The Historical Reader ; con- 
taining ' ' The Late War between the United States and Great 
Britain." 16mo, half calf (worn and loose). N. Y. 1819 

1066. HUNT (J. W.). Wisconsin Gazetteer, containing the 
names, location, and advantages, of the Counties, Cities, 
Towns, Villages, Post OfiSces, and Settlements, together with 
a description of the Lakes, water-courses, prairies, and public 
localities. With the scarce folding map. 8vo, half calf. A 
few pages slightly foxed. Madison, 1853 

1067. HUNTINGTON (EBENEZER — Lieut.-Colonel in 
the Revolution). A. L. S. to James Emott. 3 pp. 4to. 

Norwich, Dec. 5, 1814 

* "We lelieve the administration not only abominably wioJced, 
but abominably weak." 


1068. HUNTINGTON (E. B.). Genealogical Memoir of 
the Huntington Family in this Country: embracing all the 
known descendants of Simon and Margaret Huntington, who 
have retained the family name, and the first generation of the 
descendants of other names. Portraits. 8vo, cloth. 

Stamford, 1863 
* Presentation copy from the author to B. J. Lossing. 

1069. HUSTED (NATHANIEL C). Centennial Souvenir 
of the Jlonument Association of the Capture of Andre. Por- 
traits and illustrations. Royal 8vo, cloth. 

Printed for the Association, 1881 

1070. ILLINOIS. Brown (Henry). The History of 
■^ Illinois, from its First Discovery and Settlement, 

to the Present Time. Map. 8vo, cloth (rubbed). N. Y. 1844 

1071. ILLINOIS TERRITORY. A. L. S. of Ninian Ed- 
wards, First Governor. Elvirade, April 4, 1814. To Governor 
Isaac Shelby of Kentucky. 

* An interesting letter in which he writes of the fear of 
British invasion. He complains that all the regulars have been 
withdrawn from the Territory and no measures yet taken for 
raising rangers. He expresses great fear of the Indians and 
gives an estimate of the various tribes, showing a total of 

1072. IMPRESS (THE), considered as the cause why 
British Seamen desert from our service to the Americans; 
with a Review of the encouragement now held out by the 
Royal Navy. 8vo, half calf. Lond. 1810 

1073. INDIANA. Sixth Annual Report of the Geological 
Survey of Indiana, made during the Year 1874. By E. T. 
Cox, John Collett, and others. Illustrations and maps (in 
pocket). 8vo, cloth. Indianapolis, 1875 

1074. INDIANS. Jay (John). Report of the Onondaga 
Commissioners submitted to John Jay, Governor of New York, 
and by him transmitted to the Legislature at Albany, Feb. 17, 
1800. 8vo, unbound. 

1075. INDIANS. Onondaga Commissioners' Report. An 
Examination of the Opinion contained in the Report of the 
Onondaga Commissioners of the Seventeenth of February, 
1800, to his Excellency the Governor. By a Western Citizen. 
8vo, unbound. Albany : Printed for the Author, 1800 

* Presentation copy from the author, with a portion only of 
the inscription on title, the rest having been cut away. 

1076. INDIANS. A Collection of Hymns for the Use of 
Native Christians of the Mohawk Language. 16mo, cloth. 

N. Y., n. d. 

* Text in Mohawk and English, on opposite pages. Presen- 
tation copy from G. H. M. Johnston. 


1077. INDIANS. A Narrative of the Life of David Crockett, 
of the State of Tennessee. Written by himself. 12mo, cloth, 
uncut. Lond. 1834 

* A reprint of the original American edition. 

1078. INDIANS. De La Salle among the Senecas in 1669 ; 
Peace vd\h the Apaches of New Mexico and Arizona (1871) ; 
Champlain's Expedition against the Onondagas in 1615 ; Eng- 
lish-Eskimo and Eskimo-English Vocabularies; and others. 
Together, 13 pieces, 8vo, wrappers. v. p. — v. d. 

1079. INDIANS. Second Annual Report Board of Indian 
Commissioners, 1870 ; Another Report, similar, 1871 ; The 
Araucanians (Smith) ; Abstracted Indian Trust Bonds. To- 
gether, -k vols. 8vo, cloth. V. p. — v. d. 

1080. INDIANS. History of the Sioux "War and Massacres 
of 1862 and 1863, by Isaac V. D. Heard. First Edition. 
Portraits and illustrations. 12mo, cloth, as issued. N. Y. 1863 

1081. INDIANS. Fifth Annual Report of the Regents of 
the University, on the Condition of the State Cabinet of 
Natural History (contains the "Report on the Fabrics, Inven- 
tions, Implements and Utensils of the Iroquois" by L. H. 
Morgan). Colored plates. 8vo, original wrappers. 

Albany, 1852 

1082. INDIANS. Third Annual Report of the Regents of 
the University, on the Condition of the State Cabinet of 
Natural History (contains the Report upon the Articles fur- 
nished the Indian collection, by L. H. Morgan). 18 colored 
plates. 8vo, wrappers. Albany, 1850 

1083. INDIANS. Nene Karighwiyoston Tsinihorighhoten 
ne Saint John. The Gospel According to Saint John. 18mo, 
old calf. Lond. : Printed for the British and Foreign Bible 
Society, n. d. 

* Several names on fly-leaves, &c. 

1084. INDIANS. Williams (Eleazer). The Book of Com- 
mon Prayer, according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal 
Church in the U. S. of America. Translated into the Mohawk 
or Iroquois Language. Revised Edition of a Former Transla- 
tion. 16mo, stamped leather (worn). . N. Y. 1853 

* Author 's Presentation Copy, with autograph inscription on 

1085. INDIANS. Third Annual Report of the Board of 
Indian Commissioners, 1871; The Katunes of Maya History 
(Valentini) ; Early Indian Migration in Ohio (Baldwin) ; 
Indian Games ; and others similar. Together, 16 pieces. 8vo, 
wrappers. v- P- — ^- ^• 


1086. INDIANS. Manuscript, 2 pp. folio, headed "The 
Indian's answer. Old Abraham Speaker." 

* The document is evidently an answer to questions put by 
an American G-eneral — probably Gen. Sehuyler, about the end 
of the year 1776. The speaker states that only two Indians 
went into Canada, but did not go with Sir John (Johnston), 
and merely out of curiosity. Some Indians at the Lake (Champ- 
lain) told them there had been a battle and the Bostonians lost. 
Gen. Carleton told them that he would not kill all the Bos- 
tonians now but would wait until the spring, and that the 
English army had all gone back. Carleton had taken five In- 
dians and 100 Bostonians, but had set them at liberty, saying 
he did not want to hurt the poor soldiers. As to their taking 
scalps and killing. Gen. Carleton had distinctly forbid them to 
do so, but that having taken five prisoners and one not being 
able to travel so fast as the others, they had killed him, which 
had made Carleton very angry. 

1087. INDIANS. A. L., 2 pp. folio, Niagara, 22 March, 1779, 
signed "Geristi Owennogon Wagyadon." Addressed to 
"Kateri Gonwatyesh A Ogh ya dongh Se Ra. " (Probably in 

1088. INDIANS. Contemporary copy, unsigned, of a letter 
to Sheriff Colbreath of Herkimer County, relating to the 
search for the murder of an Onondaga chief. 3 pp. folio. 
Dated New York, 17th August, 1792. [From the Governor of 
N. Y. probably George Clinton.] 

1089. INGBRSOLL (C. J.). Historical Sketch of the 
Second War between the United States of America and Great 
Britain, Vol. I; Second Series, 2 vols. Together, 3 vols. 8vo, 
cloth. Phila. 1845-52 

* A. L. S. by the author laid in. 

1090. [INGERSOLL (JOSEPH R.).] Secession; a Folly 
and a Crime. 8vo, wrappers. Phila. 1861 

* Presentation copy from the author, with A. L. S. and 
envelope, laid in. 

1091. [INGRAHAM (EDWARD).] A Sketch of the 
Events which preceded the Capture of Washington by the 
British in 1814. Folding map. 8vo, boards, cloth back, \m- 
eut. Phila. 1849 

* Presentation copy from Mrs. James C. Townsend, daughter 
of Gen. Winder, who was in command of the American troops 
when Washington was burned. 

1092. Another copy of the same. 

* Presentation copy from the author, with portrait laid in. 

1093. INK. The History of Ink, including its Etymology, 
Chemistry, and Bibliography. Facsimiles of ancient writing, 
signatures of eminent men, &c., &c. 12mo, cloth. 

N. Y. : Thaddeus Davids & Co., n. d. 

* Presentation Copy from C. B. Richardson, with inscription 
on fly-leaf. ^ • 


1094. IRISH REBELLION. An impartial narrative of the 
most important engagements during the Irish Rebellion, 1798. 
12mo, half sheep. Poor copy. Cambridge, ca. 1800 

1095. IRVING (WASHINGTON). The Life and Voyages 
of Christopher Cohmibus. Portrait. 12mo, cloth. N. Y. 1851 

* Laid in is an A. L. S. from Washington Irving to Mr. 
Lossing, regarding the work and giving permission to use an 
illustration. 1 p. 12mo, Sunnyside, Sept. 17, 1850. 

1096. IRVING (WASHINGTON). Irvingiana : a Memorial 
of Washington Irving. Etched portrmt by Smillie, and a 
facsimile page of manuscript. Small 4to, cloth. N. T. 1860 

* Publisher 's presentation copy, vrith autograph inscription on 

1097. IZARD (GEORGE— General, Governor of Arkansas, 
1825-28). A. L. S., 1 p. 8vo. To Col. Fenwick in regard to 
an improper salute at the Narrows. Aug. 17th, 1813. 

[, 1098. JACKSON (ANDREW). [Van Crowninshield 
" (Jerome).] Memoirs of Andrew Jackson, late 
Ma.ior-General and Commander-in-chief of the Southern Di- 
vision of the Army of the LTnited States. Compiled by a 
Citizen of Massachusetts. Portrait of Jackson {ioxed) . 18mo, 
old sheep (joints weak). Bost. 1828 

* The author of this work was Mayor of Boston. On fly-leaf 
is written, "John V. WyoTcoff's Book." 

1099. JACKSON (ANDREW). Life of Andrew Jackson, 
comprising a History of the War in the South, from the Creek 
Campaign to the Battle of New Orleans, by John Henry Eaton. 
Portraits. Phila. 1824 

1100. JACKSON (ANDREW). Life of Jackson. By 
James Parton. Engraved portraits. 3 vols. 8vo, cloth. 

N. Y. 1860 

1101. JACKSON (ANDREW). D. S., 1 p. vellum. Ship's 
paper, signed also by Edward Livingston. (Blank margin 
cut off.) Oct. 1833. 

1102. JACKSON (ANDREW). Tomb of Gen. Jackson. 
Lithograph by Wagner and McGuigan, Philadelphia. Folio, 
1845. Has been folded, and has slight pencil marks. 

Treatise on Wood Engraving, Historical and Practical. Up- 
wards of 300 illustrations engraved on wood, hy Jackson. 
Royal 8vo, half morocco, gilt top, uncut. (Poor copy.) 

Lond. 1839 

1104 JAMES (WILLIAM). Full and correct Account of 
the chief Naval Occurrences o'f the late war between Great 
Britain and the U. S. of America; preceded by a cursory 
examination of the American accounts of their naval actions 
fought previous to that period. Plates. 8vo, calf (broken). 

Lond. 1817 

1105. JASIES (WILLIAM). A Full and Correct Account 
of the ililitary Occurrences of the the Late War between Great 
Britain and the United States of America. Maps. 2 vols. 
8vo, half calf. Lond. 1818 

1106. JA:\IIS0X (D. F.). The Life and Times of Ber- 
trand du Guesclin: a History of the Fourteenth Century. 
Portrait. 2 vols. 8vo, cloth. Charleston, 1864 

* This book was printed in England, but bears the Charleston 
imprint and is "entered according to the Act of Congress of 
the Confederate States of America. ' ' Photograph of the author 
laid in. 

1107. [JARVIS (RUSSELL).] A Biographical Notice of 
Com. Jesse D. Elliott ; containing a Review of the Controversy 
between him and the late Com. Perry ; and a History of the 
Figure-Head of the U. S. frigate Constitution. By a Citizen 
of New York. 12mo, printed boards. 

Phila. : Printed for the author, 1835 

1108. JAY (JOHN— N. Y. Statesman, with Franklin and 
Adams signed the Treat v of Peace after the Revolution) . Vel- 
Imn D. S., 1 p. folio, N.' Y., Feb. 16, 1796. Nath. Lawrence's 
commission as Asst. Atty.-General, signed by him and others. 
With wax seal of New York. 

1109. JAY ( JOLIN) . D. S. by John Jay, Governor N. Y. S. ; 
Lewis A. Scott, Secretary of State; Robert H. Livingston, 
Notary, appointing Smith Thompson, Paymaster of the Regi- 
ment of Militia in the County of Dutchess, &c. Dated April 
20, 1797. 1 p. oblong folio. 

1110. [JAY (JOHN).] An Address of the Convention of 
the Representatives of the State of New York to their Con- 
stituents. First Edition. 12mo, unbound, uncut (foxed) and 
small hole in one 1-eaf . Fishkill : Printed by S. Loudon, 1776 

* Signed at the end by Abraham Ten Broeck as President, 
but Mr. Lossing has written on the title ' ' Written by .John 
Jay." Autograph of Justus McKinstry (General in Civil War) 
on title. 

1111. [JAY (JOHN).] A Circular Letter from the Con- 
gress [John Jay, President] of the United States of America, 
to their Constituents. 12mo, half calf. 

Phila., Printed; Poughkeepsie, Reprinted by John Holt 

1112. JAY (WILLIAM). Life of John Jay: with selec- 
tions from his Correspondence and miscellaneous papers. 
Portrait. 2 vols. 8vo, cloth, uncut. N. Y. 1833 


1113. JEFFERSON (THOMAS). J Fessage from the Presi- 
dent of the United States, transmitting Copies of all Acts, 
Decrees, Orders, and Proclamations, affecting the Commercial 
Rights of Neutral Nations, issued since 1791. 8vo, sewn, un- 
cut (the blank part of a leaf torn off). Wash. 1S08 

1111. JEFFERSON (TIIO^MAS). Memoirs of the Hon. 
Thomas Jefferson, Secretary of State, Vice-President, and 
President, containing a Concise History of the United States. 
2 vols. 8vo, old half calf. (Edmund Blunt 's name and stamp 
on title.) Printed for the Purchasers, 1809 

* Very scarce. 

1115. JEFFERSON (THOMAS). Memoirs, Correspond- 
ence, and Private Papers, edited by Thomas Jefferson Ran- 
dolph. Portrait (foxed). 4 vols. 8vo, half calf (somewhat 
rubbed). Lond. 1829 

1116. JEFFERYS (T.). The Natural and Civil History of 
the French Dominions in North and South America. Giving 
a particular account of the Climate, Soil, Minerals, Animals, 
Vegetables, Manufactures, Trade, Commerce and Languages, 
together with the Religion, Government, Genius, Character, 
Manners and Customs of the Indians and other inhabitants. 
Maps and plans of the principal places. Folio, old calf 
(rubbed). Name on title. Lond. 1760 

1117. JENNINGS (HARGRAVE). The Rosierucians : 
their Rites and ilysteries ; with chapters of the ancient fire- and 
serpent-worshipers, and explanations of the mystic symbols 
represented in the monuments and talismans of the primeval 
philosopher. Illustrated. 12mo, cloth. Lond. 1870 

1118. JENNINGS (JONATHAN— Governor of Indiana). 
L. S., 1 p. Ito. To Ethan A. Brown, Governor of Ohio, ask- 
ing for the removal of a bigamist for trial. Dated Brookville, 
Ind., May 31st, 1819. 

1119. JESUP (THOMAS SIDNEY— General in Seminole 
War). L. S., 2 pp. 4to, Tampa, Nov. 17, 1836, to C. C. Clay, 
Governor of Alabama. He requests re-enforcements so that 
he may take the field against the Indians who "are unquestion- 
ably concentrated on the Oioithlacoochie, and there they no 
doubt icill await us." 

1120. JOHNSON (GBRSHOM). A. L. S. Also, A. L. S. 
and D. S. of George Tiffany, Ogden Edwards, Walter Living- 
ston, John Keese, and others Together, 10 pieces. 

President of the United States, fought at the Battle of the 
Thames). A. L. S., 1 p. 4to, Blue Spring, 14 Aug. (1816). 
To Governor Isaac Shelby of Kentucky. 

*Eequesting that steps be taken to record claims for lost 
property, probably claims for property destroyed during the 


1122. JOHNSON (EICHARD MENTOR). Authentic 
Biography of Colonel Richard M. Johnson of Kentucky. First 
Edition. 12mo, original cloth. N. T. 1833 

1123. JOHNSON (JOSEPH). Traditions and Reminis- 
cences chiefly of the American Revolution in the South. 
Maps. 8vo, cloth. Charleston, S. C, 1851 

1124. JOHNSON (WILLIAM SAMUEL— Jurist, delegate 
to the Stamp Act Congress, etc.). Two A. L. S. to Andrew 
Adams. Dated Stratford, Nov. 23rd, 1765-66. Business let- 

1125. JOHNSTON (W. J.). Lightning Flashes and Elec- 
tric Dashes. Illustration by Frank Beard, and others. Square 
8vo, cloth. N. Y. 1877 

* Although Mr. Lossing 's name is on the title as being a 
contributor to this work, he disclaims all knowledge to that 
eflEect, as will be noted from several of his A. L. S. laid in. Also, 
laid in are two A. L. S. from Johnston, the compiler. 

1126. JONES (ALEXANDER) . Historical Sketch of the 
Electric Telegraph; including its rise and progress in the 
United States. 8vo, cloth. N. T. 1852 

* Presentation copy from the author. 

1127. JONES (CHARLES C). Historical Sketch of Tomo- 
Chi-Chi, Mico of the Yamacraws. 8vo, cloth, uncut. 

Albany, 1868 

1128. Another copy. Boards, uncut. 

* Presentation copy from the author. 

1129. JONES (CHARLES C). Reminiscences of the Last 
Days, Death, and Burial of General Henry Lee. Portrait. 
Small 4to, cloth, uncut. Albany, 1870 

* Presentation copy, with autograph inscription. Laid in are 
an A., L. S. of the author and the stamped and addressed wrap- 

1130. JONES (CHARLES C). The Siege of Savannah, 
in 1779, as described in two contemporaneous Journals of 
French Officers. Folding map. 4to, cloth, uncut. 

Albany, 1874 

* Presentation copy, with autograph inscription, and A. L. S. 
of author inserted. 

1131. JONES (CHARLES C). The Siege of Savannah 
in December, 1864, and the Confederate operations in Georgia. 
Small 4to, paper covers. Albany, 1874 

* Presentation copy and with 2 A. L. S. of author. 

1132. JONES (CHARLES C). Biographical Sketch of 
the Honorable Major John Habersham of Georgia. Portrait. 
8vo, wrappers, uncut. Cambridge: Riverside Press, 1886 

* Presentation copy from the author, with inscription on 


1133. JONES (CHAELES C). The Life and Services of 
the Honorable Maj. Gen. Samuel Elbert of Georgia. 8vo, 
wrappers, uncut. Cambridge: the Riverside Press, 1887 

* Presentation copy from the author, with inscription on 

1134. JONES (DAVID). A Journal of Two Visits made 
to some Nations of Indians on the West Side of the River 
Ohio, in the Tears 1772 and 1773. "With a notice of the au- 
thor by H. G. Jones. 8vo, wrappers. 

N. T. : for Joseph Sabin, 1865 

* One of 250 copies reprinted. With autograph inscription 
of H. 6. Jones. 

1135. JONES (J. B.). A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the 
Confederate States Capital. 2 vols. 12mo, cloth (spotted). 

Phila. 1866 

1136. JONES (MAURICE C). A Red Rose from the 
Olden Time; or, a Ramble through the Annals of the Rose 
Inn ... A Paper read at the Centenary of the "Nazareth 
Inn," June 9, 1871. Square 8vo, wrappers. Phila. 1872 

* Presentation Copy from J. W. Jordan, with autograph in- 
scription on front cover, and A. L. S. from the same, laid in. 

1137. JONES (PAUL) . Life and Correspondence of John 
Paid Jones, including his Narrative of the Campaign of the 
Liman. From Original Letters in the Possession of Miss 
Janette Taylor. Engraved portrait of Jones in uniform 
(badly foxed). 8vo, half polished calf. N. Y. 1830 

* The first complete and authentic American Biogeapht 
OF Paul Jones, written anonymously by Eobert 0. Sands, of 
N. Y., from original manuscript materials furnished him by 
Miss Janette Taylor, a niece of the Admiral. Contains an ap- 
pendix of some of Jones' poetical effusions. 

1138. JONES (POMROY). Annals and Recollections of 
Oneida County. First Edition. 8vo, cloth. Rome, 1851 

* 2 autograph letters from the author laid in. 

1139. JONES (HORATIO G.). The Levering Family; 
or, a Genealogical Account of Wigard Levering and Gerhard 
Levering and their Descendants. Illustrated. 8vo, half 
roan. Phila. 1858 

* Presentation copy, with autograph inscription from the 
author and A. L. S. laid in. 

cuts, 1874; Nast's Illustrated Almanac for 1875; The Lives 
and Opinions of Benj 'n F. Butler and Jesse Hoyt, 1845 ; and 
others. Together, 50 pieces, various sizes, wrappers. 

V. p. — V. d. 

1141. JOURNALS OF CONGRESS: containing their pro- 
ceedings from September 5, 1774, to November 3, 1788. 13 
vols, in 8 vols. 8vo, half calf. Small blank piece from upper 
corner of title of Vol. 1 torn off. Phila. 180O-1 


1142. TT'ANSAS WAR (The) ; or, the Conquests of 
-•-^ Chivalry in the Crusades of the Nineteenth 

Century. A Heroic Poem. 12mo, wrappers, N. T. 1856 

1143. KAPP (FEIEDRICH). The Life of Frederick Wil- 
liam von Steuben, Major General in the Revolutionary Army. 
With an Introduction by George Bancroft. Portradt. 8vo, 
cloth. N. T. 1859 

* Laid in are 2 A. L. S. from the author regarding, chiefly, 
the difSculty of finding a publisher for this, the first biography 
of General Steuben, published in the United States. 

1144. KEESB (WILLIAM L.). Jolm Keese, Wit and 
Litterateur. A Biographical Memoir. Portrait. 8vo, cloth, 
gilt top, uncut. N. Y. 1883 

* Presentation copy from the author and with 2 A. L. S. laid in. 

1145. KELLOGG (LEWIS). A Sketch of the History of 
Whitehall [LaJ:c Champlain], Civil and Religious. 8vo, wrap- 
pers. Ink spot on title. Whitehall, 1847 

1146. [KEMBLE (GOUVERNEUR— Translator).] Do- 
lores; The Story of a Leper. By Mrs. Semper of Bogota. 
Translated from the Spanish. 12mo, cloth. N. T., n. d. 

* Laid in are 2 A. L. S. by the translator, the life-long friend 
of Washington Irving, one containing information about this 
work and the translation of an Ode of Horace enclosed; another 
upon a different subject. 

1147. KENDALL (AMOS— Postmaster General, 1835). 
Signature to a printed form of instruction to postmasters. 
April 9, 1838. 

1148. KENLY (GEN. JOHN R.). Memoirs of a Mary- 
land Volunteer. War with Mexico in the year 1846-7-8. 8vo, 
cloth. Phila. 1873 

* Presentation copy from the Author, and with A. L. S. laid in. 

1149. KENNEDY (W. SLOANE). Henry W. Longfel- 
low. Biography, Anecdote, Letters, Criticism. Portrait and 
illustrations. 8vo, cloth. Cambridge, 1882 

* Laid in is a 3 pp. A. L. S. from Samuel LongfeDow, and an 
A. L. S. and postal from H. S. Allen regarding the publication 
of some Longfellow matter. 

1150. KENT (JAMES— American Jurist). A. L. S., 1 p. 
folio, to Nathaniel Lawrence, Queen St., New York, dated 
Poughkeepsie, April 14, 1787. Answer to some personal 
questions wherein he speaks of the "honorable and affection- 
ate attachment" between them. 

1151. KENT (JAMES). A. L. S., 1 p., folio, to Nathaniel 
Lawrence, Sept. 27, 17 [88]. 


_ 1152. KENT (JAMES). Dissertations during the Pre- 
liminary Part of a Course of Law Lectures. 12mo, unbound. 

N. T. 1795 

* Autograph on title of Justus McKinstrey, officer in the 
Mexican War. 

1153. KENT (JAMES— Chancellor). Autograph legal 
doeiiment signed, with other signatures, 1788 ; and A. L. S. 
and L. S. of B. F. Butler on the inscription on the monument 
to Lt. W. H. Allen, 1832, mth pencilled note bv Mr. Lossing ; 
Col. Edward Allen, 1774 ; P. P. Goelet, 1799 ; Egbert Benson, 
1791; D. Lynch, 1823; H. Wheaton, axithor of Elements of 
International Law, 1824; Jonas Piatt, 1790i; Judah Champion, 
Litchfield, 1778, stating he hears cannonade towards Rhode 
Island; J. Thomson to Benj. Harrison, 1782. (10). 

1154. KENTUCKY. Historical Sketches of Kentucky, 
Embracing its History, Antiquities, &c., with Anecdotes of 
Pioneer Life. Illustrated by 40 Engravings. First Edition. 
8vo, cloth, as issued. Cinn. 1848 

1155. KENTUCKY. The Transylvania Scheme. A. L. S. 
of Richard Henderson, 1 p. folio, n. p., Sept. 5, 1767. To 
Col. J. AVilliams expressing his sympathy on the illness of 
]\Irs. Williams. 

* Eichard Henderson was the projector and founder of the 
State of Transylvania. Through Daniel Boone, Harrod and 
other pioneers he purchased from the Gherokees a large tract of 
the country they claimed, which now comprises nearly one-half 
the State of Kentucky. On this territory was founded the 
towns of Boonesborough and Harrodsburg. The purchase later 
was confiscated by the State of Virginia as being illegal. 

1156. KENTUCKY. A. L. S. of Nathaniel Henderson, 
1775 ; A. L. S. of James Hogg, delegate from Transylvania to 
Congress, 1775; A. L. S. of Chas. Bondfleld, 1779. (3) 

1157. KENTUCKY. Five A. L. S. of Wm. Johnston, Hills- 
borough, 1775-78, on business of the Transylvania Company 
In one of the letters he requests the return of a letter written 
by Daniel Boone. (5) 

1158. KENTUCKY. A. L. S. of Richard Henderson, Sept. 
13, 1779, to Col. J. Williams, with the last leaf of another 
A. L. S. by the same. (2) 

* The letter to Col. William requests him to present a Me- 
morial to the Virginian Assembly on behalf of some settlers, 
and mentions parallel cases of injustice. 

1159. KENTUCKY. A. L. S. of Benjamin Ridley men- 
tioning conditions at Transylvania and war preparations in 
N. Carolina, Feb. 1776; two A. L. S. of J. Luttrel, 1776-78. 

(3) . 


1160. KETCHUM (WILLIAM). An authentic and com- 
prehensive History of Buffalo, with some account of its early- 
inhabitants both savage ' and civilized, comprising historic 
notices of the Six Nations of Iroquois Indians, including a 
Sketch of the Life of Sir William Johnson. 2 vols. 8vo, cloth. 

Buffalo, 1864 

* Presentation copy from Stephen Champlin to B. J. Lossing. 

1161. KEYSER (CHARLES S.). Penn's Treaty with the 
Indians. 8vo, cloth. Phila. 1882 

* Presentation copy from the author to B. J. Lossing, and 
L. S. from the former to the same inserted. 

1162. KIDDER (FREDERIC). The Expeditions of Capt. 
John Lovewell, and his encounters with the Indians. Map. 
Small 4to, cloth. Bost. 1865 

* Presentation copy from the author and A. L. S. 

1163. KIDDER (FREDERIC). History of the First 
New Hampshire Regiment in the War of the Revolution. 
First Edition. 8vo, cloth. Albany, 1868 

* Presentation copy from the author, and A. L. S. laid in. 

1164. KING (RUFUS— statesman, Minister to England in 
1796). Autograph Document Signed. 4 pp. large foUo 
(stained with age and worn). Ca. 1780 

* A written opinion on a legal question. 

1165. KING (RUFUS). A. L. S., 1 p. 4to, to Mr. Van 
Rensselaer requesting him to pay to his credit the last year's 
interest on a bond. Jamaica, L. I., Nov. 15, 1807. 

1166. KING (RUFUS). A. L. S., 2 pp. 4to, to Stephen 
Van Rensselaer, dated New York, Feb. 6, 1810, in which he 
urges the reappointment of Col. Varick to the mayoralty. 

* "Col. Varick sliould 6e restored to the office from tvMch he 
was removed," etc. 

1167. KING (RUFUS). A. L. Signed with initials, ad- 
dressed to Stephen Van Rensselaer. Dated New York, March 
6, 1810. 

* Very interesting letter, mostly about Napoleon and the Eu- 
ropean situation. Small piece, which affects several words, torn 

1168. KING (RUFUS). A. L. S. (initials only), the copy 
or original draft of a letter to C. Gore, dealing with the fed- 
eral convention of 1812, and with political conditions in gen- 
eral. 6 pp. 4to. Dated Jamaica, L. I., Sept. 19, 1812. 

1169. KING (RUFUS). A. L. S., 3 pp., 4to, on political 
matters. Dated Jamaica, L. I. Sept. 29th, 1812. 

* A very interesting political letter discussing the relative 
strength of Madison and Clinton. 


1170. KING (RUPUS). A. L. S, 3 pp. 4to, Washington, 
Jan. 1, 1813, to S. Van Rensselaer. 

* Written when in the U. S. Senate, sending the latest news 
of the Napoleonic Wars, and alluding to the War of 1812 in the 
last paragraph. 

1171. KING (RUFUS). A. L. S., 3 pp. 4to, to Stephen 
Van Rensselaer, in ^vhich the writer urges him to become a 
candidate for Governor at the approaching election. New 
York, January 6, 1813. (Mended.) 

1172. KING (RUFUS). A. L. S., 4 pp. 4to, to Stephen 
Van Rensselaer, in which Albert Gallatin is criticised. Letter 
marked "Private," and dated Washington, June 13, 1813. 

1173. KINGSTON, N. Y. Jury of Inquisition. Documen- 
tary report made by Justices and other inhabitants of King- 
ston on the death of one Benjamin S. Roe. Dated Kingston, 
29th May, 1795. 

* Signed by 23 of the principal inhabitants of Kingston. The 
document relates to a case of suicide. 

1174. KINZIE (MRS. JOHN H.). Wau-Bun, the "Early 
Day" in the Northwest. Illustrated. 8vo, cloth. 

Chicago, 1857 

* Presentation copy from the author and A. L. S. laid in. 

1175. KIP (FRANCIS M.). A Discourse delivered Sep. 
tember 12th, 1866, at the Celebration of the 150th Anniversary 
of the First Reformed Dutch Church, Fishkill, N. Y. Frontis- 
piece photograph. 8vo, flexible cloth. N. Y. 1866 

* Laid in is A. L. S., with envelope, from author, Nov. 20, 
1866, regarding the sending of a copy of his book. 

1176. KIP (LAWRENCE). Army Life on the Pacific; a 
Journal of the Expedition against the Northern Indians, — 
Coeur d'Alenes, Spokans, and Pelouzes, in 1858. 12mo, cloth. 

N. Y. 1859 

1177. KIRKLAND (SAMUEL— Missionary to the Indians 
and Founder of Hamilton Oneida Academy, later Hamilton 
College). A. L. S., 2 pp. 4to, Albany, 24th Feb., 1795, to 
Stephen Van Rensselaer, asking for a loan of a thousand 
dollars for the maintenance of the academy. 

monial to the Editor of the Knickerbocker Magazine from its 
Contributors. 48 engraved portraits. Thick 8vo, cloth gilt, 
gilt edges (several pages loose). N. Y. 1855 

* Laid in is a L. S. by Geo. P. Morris, one of the editors of 
this work. 


1179. KOSCIUSZKO (THADDEUS). Evans (A. W.W.). 
Memoir of Koseiuszko, Poland's Hero and Patriot. An Officer 
in the American Army of the Revolution, and Member of the 
Society of the Cincinnati. Engraved portraits and illustra- 
tions, and facsimile. Text printed ivitliin an ornamental 
iordcr of red ink. Royal 8vo, decorative cloth, gilt edges. 

N. Y. : Printed for Private Distribution, 1883 

* Author 's presentation copy, with inscription. Also, A. L. S. 
from him, with envelope, laid in. 

1180. KOSSUTH (LOUIS). Report of the Special Com- 
mittee appointed by the Common Council of the City of New 
York, to make arrangements for the Reception of Gov. Louis 
Kossuth. Illustrations. 8vo, cloth. N. Y. 1852 

* Presentation Copy from D. G. Valentine, with autograph in- 
scription on fly-leaf. 

1181. KOSSUTH (LOUIS). The Future of Nations: in 
what consists its security. 12mo, half leather. N. Y. [1852] 

* Presentation copy from the publisher. 



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1816 ; Loudon's Indian Narratives, 1808-1811 ; Mitchell's Contest 
in America and Present State of Great Britain and America, 
1767; Constitution op Oregon, 1857; Quinlan's "Tom Quick, 
the Indian Slater," 1851 ; Smith's History op New Yore, 1757 ; 
Zenger Trial, New York, 1770 ; Gaine's Almanac for 1772, with 
A View op New York; John Jay's "Serious Address to the 
Inhabitants op New York," 1774 ; Valentinp;'s Manuals op the 
Corporation of New York, prom 1843 to 1866 ; Rare Early 
Pamphlets on the Stamp Act, and other important items 

9lmong tl^e %ttttt^: 

Letters of the Livingston Family prom 1715 ; Interesting Old 
New York Documents ; Solomon, Stephen, and other Members 
op the Van Rensselaer Family ; Ebenezer Stevens of the 
Boston Tea-Party; Governors op the States; James Monroe; 
Robert Morris ; General Philip Schuyler ; Isaac Shelby ; Ezra 
Stiles ; Martin Van Burbn ; General Jambs Wilkinson, and 
Oliver Wolcott 



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Part II— Books and Letters— L to Z 

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^*-^ of Land bj- George III, of 51,000 acres west 
of Lake Champlain, to Alexander McLure and 50 com- 
panions, from which all the signatures have been cut except 
those of Alex. Golden, Andrew Elliot, Earl of Dunmore, and 
the recording secretary. Folio, parchment (cut). July 6, 

President of Texas 18^8-41). A. L. S., 1 p. 4to, Washing- 
ton, Dec. 1, 1857, to Mr. Savage sending a verse which he 
wishes inserted in place of another in his "Verse Memo- 
rials," and asking for proofs. 

* Gen. Lamar was President of Texas when its independence 
was recognized by the principal powers of Europe. 

1184. LAMB (GEN. JOHN). Memoir of the Life and 
Times of General John Lamb, an Officer of the Revolution, 
who commanded the Post at West Point at the Time of 
Arnold's Defection. By Isaac Q. Leake. Portrait. 8vo, 
sheep (joints somewhat weak). Albany: Munsell, 1850 

1185. LAMB (MARTHA J.). History of the City of New 
York. lUutitrated. 2 vols, in 32 parts, royal 8vo, wrappers, 
uncut, as issued. N. Y. [1876] 

1186. LAMB (R.). An Original and Authentic Journal 
of Occurrences during the late American War, from its 
commencement to the year 1783. First Edition. 8vo, 
old calf (foxed). Dublin, 1809 


1187. LAMONT (JAMES). Seasons with the Sea- Horses; 
or, Sporting Adventures in the Northern Seas. Illustrated. 
8vo, cloth. N. Y. 1861 

1188. LANMAN (CHARLES). Dictionary of the United 
States Congress, and the General Government. Royal 8vo, 
cloth. Hartford, 1869 

1189. LANSING (JOHN— Member of the Continental 
Congress and Military Secty. to Gen. Schuyler). A. L. S., 
1 p. 4to, March 28th, 1776, to Capt. Richard Varick. 

* ' ' The largest boat, in ivliich two Cannon were carried up to 
Half Moon, is now returning to Albany," etc. 

1190. LANSING (JOHN). A. L. S., i pp. folio, to Cap- 
tain Richard Varick. German Flatts, Aug. 2, 1776. 

* Mentions approaching conferences with the Indians, and 
gives an interesting account of a "Game of ball" played be- 
tween the Oneidas and Tuscaroras, which is probably one of 
the earliest descriptions of a game of lacrosse in this country. 

1191. LANSING (JOHN). A. L. S., 3 pp. 4to, Albany, 
Mch. 18, 1803, to Stephea Van Rensselaer, concerning a 
gravel pit for road making. 

1192. LAVALETTE (CHBV. DE— Naval Commander at 
Hampton Roads, Va.). A. L. S., 2 pp. 4to, July 13, 1782 
(in French), with translation, to Gov. Harrison, mentioning 
the disposition of troops for the safety of York and the Penin- 
sula; also translations of three earlier letters to the same in 
which he states that Roehambeau has left him (De Lavalette) 
in charge of the French troops, and one stating that Roeham- 
beau has ordered him to join Gen. Lincoln in massing the 
troops at Baltimore. (5 pieces.) 

1193. LAVALETTE (CHEV. DE). A. L. S., 4 pp., 4to, 
in French and English, with translation, July 30, 1782, to 
Gov. Harrison of Virginia. 

* "J will inform you tivo or three days 'before I evacuate 
YorMoion. When the French flooet has sailed from the Cape 
the British fleet was yet in Jamaica. Marquis de Vaudreuil 
Commander in Chief appeared off the hay with 13 of the line — 
I suppose {he) will go to Boston." The portion of the letter 
in French relates to recompense for 500 bottles of Champagne 
belonging to the Chev. de Chatelin. 

1194. LAW (JOHN). Address delivered before the Vin- 
cennes Historical and Antiquarian Society. Folding map 
draivn on stone by Thomas Campbell, 18S9. 8vo, original 
wrappers (worn). Louisville, 1839 

* An early and scarce pamphlet on ' ' The Rarly Settlement, 
Rise and Progress of Vincennes." 

1195. LAWRENCE (J. H.) A.L.S., 1 p. 4to, to General 
Stephen Van Rensselaer, demanding an explanation because 
of a non-appointment. Dated New York, Sept. 9, 1808. 


1196. LAWRENCE (NATHANIEL— Atty.-Gteneral of the 
State of New York). D. S., on parchment with the seal of 
New York State Supreme Court. The endorsement signed 
by Lawrence. Aug. 8 [1789]. 

1197. LAWRENCE (NATHANIEL). D. S., on parch- 
ment, with seal of Supreme Court of New York State, and 
with two signatures of Lawrence appended to endorsements. 
Dated Aug. 8 [1789]. 

1198. LAWRENCE (NATHANIEL). A. L. S , 1 p. 4to, 
New York, 27th Nov. 1795; Addressed to His Excellency 
Governor Jay, resigning the position of Attorney-General; 
also 3 notes notifying the Regents of the University of 
meetings. 3 pieces. 

1199. LAWS AND ORDINANCES of New Netherlands 
1638-1674, compiled and translated from the Original Dutch 
Records in the Office of the Secretary of State, Albany, by 
E. B. O'Callaghan. 8vo, sheep (rubbed). Albany, 1868 

1200. LAW OF PATENTS; Annual Register, 12 vols., 
ca. 1770-80; and others. Together, 27 vols., various sizes 
and bindings. v. p. — v. d. 

]20L. LAWS of . the Colonial and State Governments 
relating to Indians and Indian Affairs, from 1683 to 1831, 
with an Appendix containing the proceedings of the Con- 
gress on the Confederation, and the Laws of Congress from 
1800 to 1830 on the Same Subject 8vo, cloth, uncut. 

Wash. 1832 

at the Thirty-Sixth Session of the Legislature, Begun and 
held at the City of Albany, the second Day of November, 
1812. 8vo, boards, uncut. Albany, 1813- 

at the Thirty-Eighth Session of the Legislature, Begun and 
held at the City of Albany, the twenty-sixth Day of Sep- 
tember, 1814. 8vo, boards, top and bottom edges uncut. 

Albany, 1815 

1204. LAWYER'S BRIEF. ,. James Jackson, Daniel 
Penfield, and others. 5 pp. folio. Mentions the names of 
several of the Van Rensselaer family. No signatures. No 
place. Date of Grant, Feb. 24, 1773. 

* Probably refers to land in New York State. 

1205. [LEACOCK (JOHN) ] The Fall of British Tyranny; 
or, American Liberty Triumphant. The First Campaign. A 
Tragicomedy. First Edition. 8vo, sewed. Waterstained, 
title and last 2 leaves missing and 2 leaves damaged. Ex- 
tremely karb. Phila. : Styner and Cist. [1776] 


1206. LEDYARD (JOHN). Journal of Captain Cook's 
last Voyage to the Pacific Ocean, aiid in quest of a North- 
West Passage, between Asia and America, performed in 
1776-79. 8vo, contemporary sheep. Map missing. 

Hartford: Nathaniel Patten, 1783 

* Veey rare. Ledyard accompanied Captain Cook on his 
last voyage, 

1207. LEE (D.) AND FROST (J. H.). Ten Years in Ore- 
gon. Folding map. First Edition. 12mo, cloth. Fine 
copy. N. Y. 1844 

1208. LEE (HENRY). The Campaign of 1781 in the 
Carolinas, with Remarks Historical and Critical on John- 
son's Life of Greene. 8vo, sheep (joints broken). Phila. 1824 

1209. LEE (HENRY). Memoirs of the War in the South- 
ern Department of the United States. 8vo, old half calf 
(blank corner of title-page cut out). Wash. 1827 

1210. [LEE (RICHARD HENRY).] Observations lead- 
ing to a Fair Examination of the System of Government, 
proposed by the late Conventiou. In a number of letters 
from the Federal Farmer to the Republican. First Edition. 
8vo, sewed, uncut. n. p., 1787 

* Autograph of Abm. B. Banoker on title. 

1211. LEE (RICHARD HENRY). Memoir of the Life 
of Richard Henry Lee, and his Correspondence, with the 
most distinguished men in America and Europe, and of the 
Events of the American Revolution. Portrait. 2 vols. 8vo, 
old sprinkled calf. Phila, 1825 

1212. LEE (GENL. ROBERT E.). Report of General 
Robert E. Lee, and Subordinate Reports of the Battle of 
Chancellorsville, etc. 8vo, paper covers. Richmond, 1864 

1213. LEE (THOMAS— Colonial Governor of Virginia). 
D. S., 1 p. folio, August 30v 1750 (broken in folds), authoriz- 
ing William Burton, Sheriff of Northampton County, to re- 
cover from persons unlawfully holding it, the wreckage of a 
Spanish ship lately driven on the coast of the colony. En- 
dorsed on the l)ack by Thomas p******n. Sheriff Peby. * * 

1214. LELAND (CHARLES G.). Centralization or 
" States Rights." First Edition. 8vo, sewed. N. Y. [1863] 

1215. LEROW (GEORGE L.). Book for New York 
Children, Containing the Declaration of Independence, the 
Constitutions of the United States and of New York, etc., 
etc., for the use of Schools. 16mo, half leather. N. Y. 1838 

*On the fly-leaf is pencilled, " With the respects of the com- 


1316. LEROW (GEORGE L.). The Politician's Manual, 
containing the Declaration of American Independence, the 
Constitution of the U. S. and of N. Y. ; also the formation 
of the judiciarj', etc. 16mo, half calf. Some leaves foxed. 

Poughkeepsie, 1840 

1317. LESTER (C. EDWARDS). My Consulship. 2 vols. 
12mo, cloth. N. Y. 1853 

* Author's Presentation Copy, with autograph inscription on 
fly-leaf of Vol. I. Also, inserted in Vol. II, is an A. L. S. from 
the author, and the interesting reply in Lossing's handwriting 
on top-margin of first leaf. 

1218. LESTER (C. EDWARDS). Our First Hundred 
Years. 8vo, half roan. N. Y. 1877 

* Autograph presentation copy from the author. 

DREW).. The Life and Voyages of Americus Vespucius. 
Portrait. 8vo, cloth. N. Y. 1846 

1220. [LETTS (J. M.).] California Illustrated, including 
a Description of the Panama and Nicaragua Routes. By a 
Returned Californian. Lithographs. First Edition. 8vo, 
cloth (plate loose; binding stained). Scarce. N. Y. 1852 

1221. LEWIS (ESTELLE A.). Myths of the Minstrel. 
13mo, cloth. N. Y. 1852 

* Presentation copy, with autograph inscription and A. L. S. 
from the author to B. J. Lossicg inserted. Estelle was the 
" Stella" of Edgar A. Poe. 

1222. [LEWIS (MORGAN— Governor of New York).] 
Contemporary copies of two letters to A Webster and Gen. 
Williams, 2 pp. folio, 1791. 

* In regard to Lewis's candidacy for the office of Attorney- 
General of New York State, ' ' whenever it shall become vacant 
either by the Resignation or Displacement of Col. Burr," and 
taking up the qualifications of other candidates for the same 

1223. LIFE AND LETTERS of J. H. Raymond, 1881; 
Youth of Jefferson, 1854; The Philosophy of Mystery, by 
W. C. Dendy, 1845; State Rights, by T. Lewis; The Law 
of Ritualism, by J. H. Hopkins, 1867; and others. 16 vols. 
8vo and smaller, various bindings. 

1224. LIFE OF JAMES BUCHANAN (Hortou), portrait, 
1856: Moore's Suppressed Letters, illustrated, n. d. ; Diplo- 
matic and Official Papers of Daniel Webster, portrait, 1848 ; 
and others. Together, 5 vols. 8vo, etc., cloth, v. p.— v. d. 

1225. LIFE OF KOTZEBUE; American Almanacs; 
Percy Anecdotes ; and others. Together, 58 vols., various 
sizes and bindings. v. p. — v. d. 


1226. [LINCOLN (ABRAHAM).] Troubles io the United 
States of America. An Epic Poem. By J. K. Vandermark, 
of Lancaster, Cass Co., 111. 12mo, sewed in brown paper 
wrapper, uncut, pp. 48. Virginia, 111. : La P. Briggs, Book 
and Job Printer, " Union " Office, 18(il. 

* Describes Id rhyme the Presidential Campaign, and the 
opening year of the Civil War, introducing songs supposed to 
be sung by the negroes. 

1227. LINCOLN (ABRAHAM). The Life and Public 
Services of Hon. Abraham Lincoln. By D. W. Bartlett. 
Frontispiece after photograph by Brady. 12mo, cloth. 
Fine copy. N. Y. I860 

1228. LINCOLN (ABRAHAM). Whiting (William). 
The War Powers of the President, and the Legislative 
Powers of Congress in relation to Rebellion, Treason and 
Slavery. 8vo, wrappers. Bost. Ib62 

* Laid in is an A. L. S. from Frederick Kidder (an author), 
who speaks in highest terms of the author of the above. 

1229. LINCOLN (ABRAHAM). President Lincoln's 
Views. An important Letter on the principles involved in 
the Vallandigham case. 8vo, wrappers. Phila. 1803 

1230. The same. 

1231. The same. 

1232. LINCOLN (ABRAHAM). The Truth from an 
Honest Man. The Letter of the President. An Important 
Letter on the Principles involved in the Vallandigham 
Case. Correspondence in Relation to the Democratic 
Meeting at Albany, N. Y. [May 19, 1863]. 8vo, wrappers. 

*Very scarce, Phila. 1863 

1233. [LINCOLN (ABRAHAM).] "Ye Sneak Yclepid 
Copperhead." A Satirical Poem. Woodcuts. 16mo, 
wrappers. Phila. 1863 

* Mentions Lincoln by name ; others are referred to under 
various disguises. Name of Jno. H. McAllister on title. 

1234. LINCOLN (ABRAHAM). Revelations: A Com- 
panion to the New Gospel of Peace." According to Abra- 
ham. 12mo, original wrappers. Very scarce. N. Y. 1863 

1235. LINCOLN (ABRAHAM). The Letters of Presi- 
dent Lincoln on Questions of National Policy. 12aio, 
wrappers. N. Y. 18b3 

1236. LINCOLN (ABRAHAM). The Platforms. Broad- 
side, [n. p. 1864] 

1237. LINCOLN (ABRAHAM). Testimony for the Pro- 
secution and Defence in the Case of Dr. Samuel A. Mudd, 
Charged with Conspiracy to Assassinate the President of the 
U. S. 8vo, original wrappers. Extremely scarce. 

Wash. 1865 

1338, LINCOLN (ABRAHAM). Commemorative Pro- 
ceedings of the Athenfflum Club, on the Death of Abraham 
Lincoln. Portrait. Royal 8vo, wrappers. N. Y. 1865 

* Limited to 500 copies. Presentation copy from T. Bailey 

1239. LINCOLN (ABRAHAM). Testimony for prose- 
cution and defence in the case of Edward Spangler, tried 
for conspiracy to murder the President. 8vo, sewed. Very 
SCARCE. [Wash. 1S65] 

1240. [LINCOLN (ABRAHAM).] Commemorative Pro- 
ceedings of the Athenseum Club, on the Death of Lincoln, 
April, 1865. Portrait engraved by Ritchie. Royal 8vo, 
original wrappers, uncut. [N. Y. 1865] 

* One of a limited number printed. 

1341. LINCOLN (ABRAHAM). President Lincoln and 

General Grant on Peace and War. Broadside. 

[n. p. 1865] 

*Contains the poem "On the Chicago Surrender," by Bayard 

1243. LINCOLN (ABRAHAM). The Assassination of 
Abraham Lincoln, and the Attempted Assassination of 
William H. Seward and Frederick W. Seward, on the 
Evening of 14th April, 1865. Expressions of Condolence and 
Sympathy inspired by these Events. Portrait of Lincoln. 
Thick 4to, half morocco. Wash. 1867 

1343. LINCOLN (ABRAHAM), Late President of the 
United States, demonstrated to be the Gog of the Bible, 
etc. 8vo, wrappers. [Memphis, Teun.] 1868 

* Presentation copy from J. McAllister, with autograph in- 
scription to Benson J. Lossing. 

1244. LINCOLN (ABRAHAM). Zabriskie (Andrew C). 
A Descriptive Catalogue of the Political and Memorial 
Medals struck in honor of Lincoln. Royal 8vo, original 
wrappers, uncut. N. Y. 1873 

*■ Author's presentation copy. One of only 75 copies privately 

1245. LINCOLN (ABRAHAM). Wils.on (Miriam H ). 
In Memoriam. Abraham Lincoln. A Poem. Read in 
Springfield, 111., April 14th, 1881. 4to, wrappers. 

Springfield, 1881 

1246. LINCOLN (ABRAHAM). Blanchard (Rufus). 
Lincoln, the Type of American Genius. An Historical 
Romance. Portrait. 8vo, cloth. Wheaton, 1882 


1247. LINCOLN (ABRAHAM). The Lincoln Memorial ; 
Original Life Pictures with autographs from Eminent 
Americans and Europeans * * * with Extracts from 
his Speeches, Letters and Sayings. Collected and edited by 
Osborn H. Oldroyd and others. Portrait and illustrations. 
Thick 8vo, decorative cloth gilt. N. Y. 1883 

* Presentation copy from O. H, Oldroyd, with autograph in- 
scription on fly-leaf. Inserted is his portrait. Laid in are 3 
A, L. S. from him. 

1248. LINCOLN (ABRAHAM). The Martyr's Monu- 
ment. Being the Patriotism and Political Wisdom of 
Abraham Lincoln as exhibited in his speeches, Messages, 
etc., etc. 12mo, cloth. N. Y., n. d. 

* Presentation copy from Francis Lieber. 

1249. LINCOLN (ABRAHAM). Only Authentic Life of 
Abraham Lincoln, alias " Old Abe. " Numerous caricatures 
of Lincoln. 16mo, original wrappers. n. p. — n. d. 

* A very scurrilous and rare " Life " of Lincoln. 

1250. LINCOLN (ABRAHAM). The War Powers of the 
President, and the Legislative Powers of Congress, by W. 
Whiting, Bost. 1862; Our Departed President, a Sermon 
by W. T. Sprole, Newburgh, 1865; The Martyr-President, 
bj' J. G. Butler, Wash. 1865. 3 pieces, 8vo, wrappers. 

1251. LINCOLN (ABRAHAM). Speech of Wm. B. Reed 
on the Presidential Question, 1860; Reply to President 
Lincoln's Letter of June 12th, 1863; Speech of Gilbert 
Dean [on the Emancipation Proclamation], Albanj', 1863; 
History and Evidence of the Passage of Abraham Lincoln 
from Harrisburgh to Washington, 1861 [1868] ; The Great 
American Crisis : Phrenological Characters of the President 
and his Cabinet, Cincinnati, 1862; War Power of the 
President (Heermans), N. Y. 1863. Together, 6 pieces, 8vo, 
wrappers and sewn. v. p. — v. d. 

* Some presentation copies. 

1252. LINCOLN (ABRAHAM). Address of Lincoln at 
Cooper Institute, N. Y., Feb. 27, 1860; Letter from the 
Missouri Delegation to Lincoln, Oct. 3, 1863; History of the 
Passage of Lincoln from Harrisburgh, Pa., to Washington, 
D. C, Feb. 22d and 23d, 1«61, 2 copies. Together, 4 pieces. 
8vo, wrappers, &c. v. p. — v. d. 

1253. LINCOLN (ABRAHAM). Report of the Com- 
mittee to inquire into the Evidence Implicating Jefferson 
Davis in the Assassination of President Lincoln, 1866 ; The 
Passage of Abraham Lincoln from Harrisburgh to Wash- 
ington, 1868; Eulogy by Elias Nason, 1865; Proceedings of 
the Union League of Philadelphia regarding the Assassina- 
tion of Lincoln, 1865; Kirkland's Letter to Benj. R. Curtis 
on the " Emancipation Proclamation," 1862; The National 
Sacrifice, 1865. Together, 6 pieces, 8vo, wrappers, v.p. — v.d. 


1264. LINN (J. B.) Annals of Buffalo Valley, Pennsyl- 
vania. Frontispiece and map. 8vo, cloth. Harrisburg, 1877 

* Presentation J copy, with A. L. S. from J. B. Linn to B. J. 

1255. LINN (WILLIAM— Clergyman, served in the Revo- 
lutionary Army). Report of an examination at Erasmus 
Hall, Pa., signed by Linn and W. Clarkson, 1790; N. Law- 
rence, Sheriff's execution signed by Lawrence and McKes- 
son, 1789 ; J. Addison, A. L. S., 1792; D. S. by Ab. Bancker 
and J. McKesson, resolution of the Senate on the defraud- 
ing a soldier of his pay, 1792 ; Arthur Livermore, A. L. S., 
1818; A. Giles (General), two A. L. S., 1808-1809; John 
Goelet, A. L. S., 1791; T. CORVPIN, A. L. S., 1845. (9) 

1256. [LIPPARD (G,).J The Quaker Soldier; or the 
British in Philadelphia. An Historical Novel. Frontis- 
piece. First Edition. 12mo, cloth. Phila. [1858] 

* Author's Presentation Copy, with autograph inscription on 
fly-leaf. Inserted is an A. L. S. from H. G. Jones. 

1257. LITCHFIELD, Conn. 4 lists containing Signatures 
of Oliver Woleott, Andrew Adams, and others, for the 
Establishment of a Schoolhouse on Litchfield Town Hill, 
April 17, 1772, Sept., 1773, &c. Each 1 p. folio. Together, 
4 pieces. 

* The names of 16 citizens, with the number of children of 
school age are attached to the petition. Oliver Woleott has 4 
children, Andrew Adams one. Samuel Sheldon one, Samuel 
Catlin one, Lynde Lord four, etc. One of the documents is an 
order to collect the School Tax, followed by a list due from each 
subscriber. 18 shillings was the half-yearly due, and " Board, 
Wood and other things " were supplied the Master. 

1258. LIVERMORE (GEORGE). An Historical Research 
respecting the Opinions of the Founders of the Republic on 
Negroes as Slaves, as Citizens, and as Soldiers. Paper read 
before the Mass. Historical Society, Aug. 14, 1862. 8vo, 
wrappers, uncut. Best. 1862 

* Author's Presentation Copy, with autograph inscription on 

1259. LIVINGSTON (BROCKHOLST— Eminent Jurist). 
A. L. S., 1 p. 4to, Oct. 22, 1813, addressed to Stephen Van 
Rensselaer, Esq. 

1260. LIVINGSTON (EDWARD). System of Penal Law 
prepared for the State of Louisiana; comprising Codes of 
Offences and Punishment, of Procedure, of Prison Discip- 
line, etc. Folio, sewed (title loose), uncut. 

New Orleans, 1824 

* Very scarce. Not to be confounded with the Philadelphia 
reprint of 1833. Autograph presentation copy from the author 
to Smith Thompson. 


1261. LIVINGSTON (GILBERT— Master in Chancery, 
1781). Commission as Master, Oct. 16, 1781, signed by 
George Clinton and Pierre van Cortland, with seal; together 
with two documents signed and three documents relating 
to; also A. D. S. of Gilbert R. Livingston. (7) 

1262. LIVINGSTON (GILBERT). Three A. L. S. to his 
wife and daughters, 1806, and autograph legal document 
signed, 179ti. (4) 

1-J63. LIVINGSTON (HENRY). A. L. S., 2 pp. folio, 
addressed to Stephen van Rensselaer, Esq., on political 
matters. Dated April 21st, 1790. 

U64:. LIVINGSTON (HENRY). A. L. S, , 2 pp. folio, 
Manor Livingston, April 13, 1791. To Stephen van Rens- 
selaer on politics. Also, letters of, and documents relating 
to the same and to Henry Livingston, Jr., including a copy 
of the " New York Spectator" for May 13, 1815, with signa- 
ture of the latter. (9) 

12fi5. LIVINGSTON (JOHN— son of Robert, the nephew 
of the first Robert). D. S., Dec. 20, 1762, also signed by 
James G. Livingston, Leonard vaa Bleeck, Zaccheus New- 
comb and Catherine Crannell ; John R. Livingston, A. L. S. , 
1872; Thomas Livingston, lease of land in Albany to 
Samuel Loudon of New York, 1765, a similar document to 
Philip Schuyler. 1765, and a similar one to Godardus van 
Solingen, 176S; PHILIP LIVINGSTON, A. L. S., 1794; Edward 
Livingston (Mayor of New York), D. S., 1832. (7) 

1266. LIVINGSTON (JOHN). Portraits of Eminent 
Americans Now Living; with Biographical and Historical 
Memoirs. Very numerous portraits on steel. 3 vols. 8vo, 
cloth. N. Y. 1853-54 

1267. LIVINGSTON (JOHN HENRY— Educator and 
Clergyman). 2 A. L. S., one to his brother written on the 
occasion of the death of a son, and one, on matters of 
business, to S. Van Rensselaer. Polio and 8vo (one torn 
infold), 1778-1792. 

12C8. LIVINGSTON (JOHN HENRY) Autograph Let- 
ters Signed, 3 pp. 4to, Albany, 28 April, 1778; 3 pp. 4to, 
Manor Livingston, 10 Aug., 1779; and 1 p. 4to, New Bruns- 
wick, Feb. 4, 1811, New Brunswick, July 29, 1824. (4) 

* The first letter gives some Revolutionary news: " The news 
of a french alliance opens a new scene ... a hand-bill from 
Boston contains the news by Mr. Simeon Dean from France . . . 
Great Britain in great ferment, no troops to be procured, stocks 
fallen 10 per cent. France will immediately commence hostili- 
ties, a fleet of transports escorted by 3 ships of 64 and 3 of 36 
guns now upon the way from France to America." 

1269. LIVINGSTON (PETER R.). A. L. S, 1 p. folio, 
addressed to N. Lawrence, Esq., on financial matters. 
Dated March 24th, 179u. 


1370. LIVINGSTON (PETER R.). A. L. S., 1 p. folio, 
addressed to The Honorable Stephen Van Rensselaer, 
Albany, asking for his support in the coming election of 
Senators. Dated Manor House, a8 July, 1791. 

1271. LIVINGSTON (PETER R.), two A. L. S., 1789, on 
political matters; Peter R. Livingston (Registrar of N. Y.), 
two A. L. S. and two legal documents signed, 1798-1800; 
Brockholst Livingston (Judge), legal document signed. 

1273. LIVINGSTON (PHILIP— Son of the first Robert, 
member of the Provincial Assembly, inherited Livingston 
Manor). Signed Memorandum, to a legal document con- 
cerning the sale of land in Albany. Dec. 3, 1726. 

12r3. LIVINGSTON (PHILIP J.). A. L. S., 1 p. small 
4to. Recommending a gardener to Stephen Van Rensselaer. 
Nov. 16, 1808. Slightly imperfect. 

1^74. LIVINGSTON (ROBERT— Founder of the Ameri- 
can Family). Contemporary copy of his will executed 1738. 
16 pp. folio. 

*The will bequeaths Livingston Manor to his eldest son Philip, 
excepting the part known as Clermont, which was given to his 
second son Robert. The third son, Gilbert, inherited the Sara- 
toga estates. Two daughters are named — Margaret (Veatch) 
and Johanna {Van Home). 

1375. LIVINGSTON (ROBERT— 3nd of the name, Secty 
Indian Affairs, and Speaker of the Colonial Assembly). 
A. D. S., 1 p. large folio, Albany, Jan. 5, 1715. Deed of 
Land in Albany (giving location) from Jan Gerritse to Ryer 
Gerritse. Written and signed by Robert Livingston, Jr., 
Justice, and with signatures of Goose Van Schaick and Jan 

1276. LIVINGSTON (ROBERT— Son of the first Philip, 
last inheritor of Livingston Manor). A. L S to Andrew 
Adams on a defamation action, 31 July, i770; also, an 
A. L. S. to Gen. Schuyler, Nov. 8, 1776, on casting stoves 
for the army. (3) 

1377. LIVINGSTON (ROBERT R.— Son of the first 
Robert R., First Chancellor of New York, and one of the 
five who drafted the Declaration of Independence). Legal 
document signed, 30 April, 1787, relating to the will of Gen. 
J. Bradstreet; short A. L. S. (1798). (3) 

1278. LIVINGSTON (ROBERT R.). L. S., 5 pp. 4to, 
Paris, 33 Sept., 1803. To Gilbert Livingston on the con- 
struction of an ice- boat. Also, two A. L. S. of Robert G. 
Livingston, 1784-86, on legal matters, one mentioning Aaron 
Burr. (3) 


1279. LIVINGSTON (ROBERT R.). D. S. of David 
Johnston, 1 p. folio, Oct. 31, 1799, with a note of 3 lines, 
signed by Livingston, at the bottom of the sheet. 

1280. LIVINGSTON (ROBERT R.— Son of the second 
Robert, Judge, member of the Stamp-act Congress, etc.). 
A. L. S., 1 p. folio, N. Y., Oct. 26 (1772). To Andrew 
Adams on legal business. 

1281. LIVINGSTON (ROBERT R.). Short A. L. S., 
Dec. 18, 1764, on legal business to Andrew Adams. Brief 
in a land action concerning the Bayard estate. 9 pp. folio. 

1770. (2) 

1282. LIVINGSTON (WILLIAM— son of the first Philip, 
Governor of New Jersey during the Revolution). A. D. S., 
a military pass for Capt. Webb, Borden Town, April, 1777; 
William S. Livingston (one of the founders of the N. Y. 
Society Library), two A. L. S., 1790-91. (3) 

1283. LIVINGSTON FAMILY. Legal document concern- 
ing the lands of Henry Beekman, being the last two large 
folio leaves, vellum, Jan. 12, 1749. With signatures of 
Cornelia, Gilbert, James and Pieter van Burgh Livingston ; 
also of Frederick Philipse, William Jamison, James Alex- 
ander (Colonial Secretary and father of William, Earl of 
Stirling), etc. 

1284. LIVINGSTON FAMILY. Agreement signed by 
the heirs of Henry Livingston of Poughkeepsie, March 23, 
1799. Signatures of Cornelia, Henry, Robt. H., J. H., and 
Beekman Livingston, Gerardus Duyckinck, Zephaniah and 
Jonas Piatt, etc. 

1285. LIVINGSTON MANOR. A Surveyor's map drawn 
in ink of Livingston Manor, on the Hudson River. Folio. 

[About 1800] 

1286. [LONG (EDWARD).] The Prater. By Nicholas 
Babble. Nos. 1 to 35, inclusive. Small folio, boards, leather 
back (title torn). Lond. 1756 

* An imitation of the "Spectator" published under the di- 
rection of J. Holcombe. Edward Long was a contributor. 
SOAROB. Laid in is an A. L. S. from Evert A. Duyckink, rela- 
tive to this work. 

1287. [LONGSTREET (JUDGE A. B.).] Georgia Scenes, 
Characters, Incidents, &c., in the First Half Century of the 
Republic. By a Native Georgian. Illustrations. 12 mo, 
cloth. N. Y. 1840 

1288. LORD (ROBERT— Clerk of Essex County, Massa- 
chusetts). A. D. S., 12mo, u. d. [ca. 1661]. Bill of cost 
for serving attachment and filing of evidence. 


1289. LORING (JAMES SPEAR). The Hundred Boston 
Orators appointed by the Municipal Authorities and otlier 
Public Bodies from 1770 to 1852. 8vo, cloth. Bost 1862 

* Autograph presentation copy from tlie author. 

1290. LORING (THOMAS). Proceedings of the Safety 
Committee: for the Town of Wilmington, N. G. , in 1774, 
1775, and I77t5. 8vo, original wrappers. Scarce. 

Raleigh, N. C, 1844 

1291. LOSKIEL (G, H.) History of the Mission of the 
United Brethren among the Indians in North America. 
Translated from the German by C. I. La Trobe. 8vo, old 
sheep. Lond. 1794 

*The labors of this mission lay chiefly among the Delawares, 
the Nantikokes, the Shawanese, and other tribes in Pennsyl- 
vania and New York. Amongst the subjects narrated is that 
of the massacre of Guadenhutteu and Salem. 

1292. [LOSSING (BENSON J.).] The Forget-me-not for 
1846. (Contains contributions by Lossing.) Colored frontis- 
piece and plates. 16mo, gilt red leather, gilt edges. N. Y. 1846 

1293. LOSSING (BENSON J.). The Bouquet for 1847. 
Edited by A. A. Phillips. Colored illustrations. Royal 8vo, 
morocco gilt, gilt edges (loose). N. Y. 1847 

* Presentation copy from the editor, with autograph inscrip- 
tion. Contains a contribution by Lossing. 

1294. LOSSING (BENSON J.). The New World. An 
Historical Sketch. Illustrated. 8vo, wrappers. N. Y. 1848 

1295. [LOSSING (BENSON J.).] The Lives of General 
Zachary Taylor and General Winfield Scott by Arthur Sump- 
ter, N. Y. 1848; The Lives of the Presidents of the United 
States, illustrated, N. Y. 1848. 2 works in one vol. 8vo, old 
half calf. N. Y. 1848 

* First Editions. The first work is not mentioned in Sabin 
as by Lossing. 

1296. LOSSING (BENSON J.). The Twelve Stars of Our 
Republic. Three colored plates and title, and numerous por- 
traits. 8vo, cloth, gilt edges. N. Y. 1850 

* The Introduction is by Benson J. Lossing. 

1297. LOSSING (BENSON J.). The Pictorial Field Book 
of the Revolution. 600 icood engravings hy Lossing and 
Barritt. 28 parts (lacks numbers 1 and 26), 8vo, wrappers, 
uncut, as issued. N. Y. [1850] 

1298. The same. Numbers 5, 6, 8, 10, 11, 14-17. 9 


1299. The same. 2 copies of number 14, 3 of 15, and 

2 of 16. 7 pieces. 

1300 The same. Numbers 5 to 17. 13 pieces. 

1301. The same. Numbers 3, 5-17, 21-25, 27. 20 


1302. The same. Numbers 6, 10, 14-17. 6 pieces. 


1303. LOSSING (BENSON J.). A History of the United 
States, for Families and Libraries. Colored frontispiece, and 
ncarhi 300 ivuodciits. Royal 8vo, half calf (covers loose). 

N. y. 1857 

1304. LOSSING (BENSON J.). Martha Washington. A 
Sketch presented to the Subscribers to the FuU-Length Por- 
trait of Martha Washington by J. C. Buttre, Frontispiece 
copy of portrait, reduced. 8vo, cloth, gilt. N. Y. 1861 

* Laid in is reduced proof of portrait with A. L. S. of Buttre, 
attaclied. Also, another A. L. S. from the same, relative to the 
present Sketch. 

1305. LOSSING (BENSON J.). A Common-School His- 
tory of the United States. Numerous illustrations and maps. 
12mo, cloth. N. Y. 1864 

* Presentation copy from the author to the E<?v. Geo. T. 

1306. LOSSING (BENSON J.). Vassar College and its 
Founder. Illustrated. First Edition. 8vo, cloth. N. Y. 1867 

1307. LOSSING (BENSON J.). A Pictorial History of 
the United States; from the earliest period to the present 
time. Illustrated by several hundred engravings. Royal 8vo, 
cloth. Hartford, 1868 

1308. LOSSING (BENSON J.). Lives of Celebrated 
Americans : comprising Biographies of three hundred and 
forty eminent persons. Upiuards of 100 portraits. 8vo, cloth. 

Hartford, 1869 

1309. LOSSING (BENSON J.). Lives of Celebrated 
Americans, comprising Biographies of 340 Eminent Persons. 
Portraits. First Edition. 8vo, cloth. Hartford, 1869 

1310. LOSSING (BENSON J.). Lives of Celebrated 
Americans : comprising biographies of three hundred and 
forty eminent persons. Over 100 portraits. 8vo, cloth. 

Hartford, 1869 

1311. LOSSING (BENSON J.). Eine Geschichte der 
Vereinigten Staaten. Portraits and illustrations. Royal 8vo, 
cloth. Hartford, 1869 

1312.' LOSSING (BENSON J.). Eine Geschichte der 
Vereinigten Staaten fur Familien und Bibliotheken. Niimer- 
ous illustrations. Royal 8vo, sheep. Hartford, 1869 

1313. LOSSING (BENSON J.). Lives of Celebrated 
Americans; comprising Biographies of Three Hundred and 
Forty Eminent Persons. 100 portraits, with signatures. 8vo, 
cloth. Hartford, 1869 

1314. LOSSING (BENSON J.). Centennial History of the 
United States, from the Discovery to the end of the first 
century of the Republic. 400 engravings. Royal 8vo, cloth. 

Hartford, 1875 

1315. LOSSING (BENSON J.). Centennial History of 
the United States, from the Discovery of the American Con- 
tinent to the end of the first century of the Republic. Illus- 
trated. 8vo, cloth. Hartford, 1875 

1316. LOSSING (BENSON J.). Centennial Edition of the 
History of the United States. 400 -illustrations. Svo, half 
morocco. Hartford, 1875 

1317. LOSSING (BENSON J.). Gesehichte der Verein- 
igten Staaten bis ihrer Hundertjahrigen Jubel-Feier. Por- 
trait and illustrations. Svo, cloth. Hartford, 1876 

1318. LOSSING (BENSON J.). The American Centenary : 
History of the Progress of the Republic of the United States 
during the first One Hundred Years of its Existence. 60 steel 
engravings. 30 parts, royal Svo, wrappers, uncut, as issued. 

Phila. [1S76] 

1319. [LOSSING (BENSON J.).] The American Portrait 
Gallery, with Biographical Sketches. Steel portraits. 60 
parts, royal Svo, wrappers, uncut, as issued. N. Y. [1877] 

* Laid in are 3 A. L. S. from the publisher to Lossing, re- 
garding the work and Lossing 's part in it. 

1320. LOSSING (BENSON J.). A Family History of the 
United States. Numerous portraits and illustrations. Svo, 
sheep (rubbed). Hartford, 1881 

1321. LOSSING (BENSON J.). Harpers' Popular Cyclo- 
pedia of United States History from the Aboriginal Period to 
1876, containing brief Sketches of important events and con- 
spicuous actors. Over 1,000 illustrations. 2 vols, royal Svo, 
sewed, uncut. N. Y. 1882 

1322. LOSSING, (BENSON J.). Mount Vernon, the Home 
of Washington. Descriptive, Historical, Pictorial. 160 illus- 
trations, chiefly from drawings ly the author. Svo, decorative 
eloth gilt. Cinn. [1882] 

1323. LOSSING (BENSON J.). The Two Spies, Nathan 
Hale and John Andre; Anna Seward's Monody on aiajor 
Andre. Illustrated. Svo, cloth. N. Y. 1886 

* L. S. by Cyi-us W. Field, and two other letters laid in. 

1324. LOSSING (BENSON J.). Hours with the Living 
Men and Women of the Revolution. A Pilgrimage. Facsimiles 
of Pen and ink drawings ly H. Rosa. Small 4to, cloth. 

N. Y. 1888 

1325. LOSSING (BENSON J.). Lossing's Story of a 
Great Nation; or. Our Country's Achievements, Military, 
Naval Political, and Civil. Over 550 portraits and illustra- 
tions. ' Thick small 4to, cloth. N. Y. [1893] 


1326. LOSSING (BENSON J.). Signers of the Declara- 
tion of Independence. Illustrated. 12mo, wrappers. 

N. Y., n. d. 

1327. LOSSING (BENSON J.). Mount Vernon, the Home 
of Washington. Illustrated. 8vo, cloth. Qinn., n. d. 

1328. LOSSING (BENSON J.). New History of the 
United States. Illustrated. Royal Svo, half morocco (rubbed). 

N. Y., n. d. 

* Presentation copy from the publishers to the author. 

1329. LOSSING (BENSON J.). A MS. Notebook contain- 
ing the journal of a trip to the Lebanon Shaker settlement, 
mth a description of the services, some account of the extent 
and condition of the colony, and several pencil sketches show- 
ing the costumes of the Shaker women. Evidently the basis of 
a magazine article. 16mo, wrappers. n. d. 

1330. LOSSING (BENSON J.). Pictorial Field Book of 
the Civil War. 400 illustrations, engraved on wood hy Lossing 
and Barritt. 29 parts (lacks part 10), Svo, wrappers, uncut, 
as issued. Bost., n. d. 

1331. LOSSING (BENSON J.). Our Country: A House- 
hold History for all Readers. Illustrated hy F. 0. C. Barley. 
60 parts in 53, 4to, original printed wrappers, uncut. 

N. Y., n. d. 

1332. LOSSING (BENSON J.). Lossing 's New History 
of the United States, from the Discovery of the American 
Continent to the Present Time. Portraits, plates, and fac- 
similes. Royal Svo, leather, gilt and stamped. N. Y. [n. d.] 

1333. LOSSING (BENSON J.). Pictorial History of the 
Civil War in the United States of America. Illustrated iy 
nearly 1,200 engravings on wood, hy Lossing and Barritt. 
3 vols. Svo, cloth. Phila. [n. d.] 

1334. LOSSING (BENSON J.). The Marriage of Poca- 
hontas (A. L. S. from J. C. McRae, inserted) ; Another copy; 
A Plea for Odd-Fellowship, Oration delivered at Oyster Bay, 
L. I., Feb. 20, 1851 ; The League of States ; First in Peace. 
5 pieces, Svo, cloth and wrappers. v. p. — ^v. d. 

1335. LOSSING (BENSON J.). Vassar College and its 
Founder, 1S67 ; The League of States, 1863 ; The Money Ques- 
tion in 1813 and 1863 ; First in Peace ; and others. Over 40 
pieces, cloth and wrappers, numerous duplicates, v. p. — v. d. 

The National History of the United States, and the Lives of 
the Presidents. Portraits and. illustrations. 2 vols, royal Svo, 
cloth. N. Y. : Walker, n. d. 

* A. L. S. from the publisher laid in. 


1337. LOSSING (BENSON J.). A Collection of over 200 
wood engravings, mainly by Lossing, many India proofs be- 
fore letters. In a scrap-book, 4to, half calf (binding defect- 

1338. LOSSING WOODCUTS. A Book of Woodcuts com- 
prising magazine title-pages, lodge and masonic seals, views of 
buildings, portraits, &c., &c., exhibiting, chiefly, specimens of 
JMr. Lossing 's workmanship when he was a professional wood- 
engraver in New York City, about 1839, &c. Royal 4to, half 

1339. LOTT (ABRAHAM). A. L. S., 2 pp., 4to, New York, 
Nov. 17th, 1790. Addressed to S. Van Rensselaer, Esq., in 
reference to land disputes and boundaries. 

1340. LOTTERY LIST. A List of Adventurers, who have 
Jointly purchased twenty -one United States Lottery Tickets, 
with List of Numbers ; the Tickets left in the Hands of John 
McKesson, Clerk to the Assembly. 1 p. small 4to. n. p. — n. d. 

* Among the ' ' Adventures ' ' listed are the names of Evert 
Baneker, Gilbert Livingston, Killian and Eobert Van Rensselaer, 
Egbert Benson and others. 

1341. LOTTERY TICKET. United States Lottery, Class 
the First issued at Philadelphia, Nov. 18, 1776, by the first 

* With the written signature of David Jackson, first hospital 
physician and surgeon, and delegate to Congress. 

1342. LOUDON (ARCHIBALD). A Selection of some of 
the most interesting narratives of outrages committed by the 
Indians in their wars with the white people. 2 vols. 12mo, 
sheep (worn). Somewhat spotted; in vol. I several leaves are 
torn and last leaf missing. Carlisle : A. Loudon, 1808-11 

* A WOEK OF EXTREME KAKITT, as not more than a small num- 
ber of perfect sets are known to exist. It contains some nar- 
ratives not to be found elsewhere. 

1343. LOUDON (SAMUEL— N. Y. State Printer). D. S., 
affidavit of Loudon, when a ship-chandler in N. Y. City, suing 
Joseph and John Wright for the price of Cable and a Nine 
inch Compass for their sloop, amounting to £14. 13. 0. Dated 
May 1, 1772. 1 p. folio. 

1344. LOUISIANA. L. S. of Carlos de Grand-Pre, Spanish 
Governor of Baton Rouge, to Gov. Williams of Mississippi. 
2 pp. folio. Baton Rouge, Sept. 1805. Requiring the surrender 
of a murderer William Flamingham who had taken refuge m 
United States territory. 


1345. LOUISIANA. Code of Procedure for giving effect 
to the Penal Code of the State of Louisiana. Prepared under 
the Authority of a Law of the said State, by Edward Living- 
ston. Folio, stitched, in sheets, uncut. 

New-Orleans: Benjamin Levy, 1825 

* Vert scarce. In immaculate condition, entirely uncut. 
Presentation copy from Edward Livingston to Joshua Thomp- 

1346. LOUISIANA. French (B. F.). Historical Collec- 
tions of Louisiana. With Historical and Biographical Notes. 
Part I. Historical Documents from 1678 to 1691. 8vo, cloth. 

N. Y. 1846 

1347. LOUISIANA. Historical Collections of Louisiana, 
embracing translations of Rare and Valuable Documents relat- 
ing to the Natural, Civil, and Political History of that State. 
Compiled with historical and biographical notes and an Intro- 
duction by B. F. French. Parts II and III. Map and a plate 
of facsimiles. 2 vols. 8vo, cloth. Phila. 1850-51 

1348. LOUISIANA. Special Message of Thomas 0. Moore, 
Governor of the State of Louisiana, to the General Assembly, 
December, 1860. 8vo, wrappers. Baton Rouge, 1860 

* Bound in is the Report of the Adjutant-General of the 
Louisiana Militia, for same date. 

1349. LOUISIANA. Annual Message of Thos. A. Moore, 
Governor of the State of Louisiana to the General Assembly. 
8vo, wrappers. Baton Rouge, 1861 

1350. LOUISIANA. Official Journal of the Proceedings of 
the Convention of the State of Louisiana. 8vo, wrappers. 

New Orleans, 1861 

1351. Another copy. Wrappers, uncut. 

New Orleans, 1861 

1352. LOUISIANA. Washington and Jackson on Negro 
Soldiers. Gen. Banks on the Bravery of Negro Troops. Poem, 
the Second Louisiana by Boker. 8vo, wrappers. Phila. [1863] 

1353. LOVELL (ALBERT A.). Worcester in the War of 
the Revolution. Frontispiece. 8vo, cloth. 

Worcester, Mass. 1876 

* Presentation copy, with inscription. 

1354. LOVETT (JOHN— Congressman, aide to Gen. Van 
Rensselaer, and Western pioneer) . A. L. S., 3 pp. 4to, Albany, 
June 23d, 1812, to Gen. Van Rensselaer, written at the out- 
break of the War of 1812, offering his services. 

1355. LOVETT (JOHN) . Three A. L. S. to General Stephen 
Van Rensselaer, each 3 pp., folio. Dated Buffalo, Oct. 30, and 
Nov. 6, 1812 ; and Albany Oct. 29, 1813. 


1356. LOW (NICHOLAS— N. Y. Merchant and Member of 
the Assembly). A. L. S., 1805; W. B. Paterson, A. L. S., 
1808 ; R. Lumpkin, deposition n. d. ca. 1750 ; M. W. Corcoran, 
A. L. S. ; Thos. H. Benton, signature as frank; Henry 
Wheaton, D. S. ca. 1815 ; Blihu C. Goodrich, two A. L. S., 
1791-92 ; Gerard Bancker, D. S. 1792 ; etc. (15) 

1357. LOWELL (J.— Judge of Supreme Court). A. L. S., 
1 p. oblong 12mo, New York, July 9, 1798, to Gouverneur & 
Kemble relative to taking charge of the ship "Three Sisters." 

1358. [LOWELL (JOHN).] Peace without Dishonour, 
War without Hope. An Argument against War with Great 
Britain. By an American Parmer. 8vo, half calf. 

Lend. 1807 

1359. [LOWELL (JOHN).] Mr. Madison's War. A dis- 
passionate Inquiry into the reasons alleged by Mr. Madison 
for declaring an offensive and ruinous War against Great 
Britain. By a New England Parmer. 8vo, half calf. 

Lend. 1812 

1360. LOWELL (JAMES RUSSELL). The Spirit of the 
Fair, April 5 — April 23, 1864. 17 numbers, and duplicate of 
one. 18 pieces, 4to, uncut, as issued. N. Y. 1864 

* Complete. Contains Lowell's "To a Friend who sent me 
a Meerschaum," Stedman's "The Duke's Children," and con- 
tributions by I). G. Mitchell, George Bancroft, Bayard Taylor, 
George William Curtis, and others. 

but all for Our Country by P. Lieber, N. Y. 1863 ; Slavery, 
Plantations and Yeomanry by the same; Results of the Serf 
Emancipation in Russia, N. Y. 1864; and others. In one vol. 
8vo, half cloth. 

* Presentation copy, with A. L. S. from F. Lieber to B. J. 
Lossing, laid in. Also the leaflet "A Song on our Country and 
her Flag," by F. Lieber, inserted. 

1362. [LUDLOW (PITZHUGH).] The Hasheesh Eater: 
Being Passages from the Life of a Pythagorean. Pirst Edi- 
tion. 12mo, cloth. N. Y. 1857 

* With interesting MS. notes by Lossing. 

1363. LUDLOW (JAMES M.). The Captain of the Jani- 
zaries. A Story of the Times of Scanderberg and the Pall of 
Constantinople. 12mo, cloth. N. Y. 1887 

* Author 's Presentation Copy, with autograph inscription on 
fly-leaf. Laid in (in envelope) is a commendatory A. L. S. 
from Mr. Lossing to the author- 

1364. LUZERNE (CHEVALIER DE LA— French Ambas- 
sador). L. S. (in French), 3 pp. folio, Philadelphia, June 2, 
1782, to Governor Harrison of Virginia, in regard to financial 
affairs. With an extract, 1 p. 4to, of a letter from Luzerne to 
William Morris, and a contemporary translation, 3 pp. folio, 
of the two. Together, 3 pieces. 


The ilormon Puzzle; School Books, etc. About 25 vols. 12mo, 
cloth, etc. V. p. — V. d. 

1366. LYMAN (THEODORE, Jr.). The Diplomacy of 
the United States. Being an Account of the Foreign Relations 
of the Country from 1778 to the present time. 2 vols. 8vo, 
old half calf. Bost. 1828 

" Jeremy Taylor's copy, with Ms autograph on the title- 
page, and a presentation inscription by the author on fly-leaf. 

1367. ]V/r'APEE (ROBERT B.). History of the Late 
-^'-*- War in the "Western Country, comprising a 

full Account of all the Transactions in that Quarter, from the 
commencement of Hostilities at Tippecanoe, to the termina- 
tion of the Contest at New Orleans on the return to Peace. 
8vo, original sheep. Lexington, Ky., 1816 

* The rare First Edition, containing the blank leaf at pp. 
iii-iv. Of special interest as an early Western imprint. 
Bolton says, ' ' This valuable work is now scarce ; it is one of 
the most authentic books on the subject, and is the source from 
which most subsequent wi-iters have borrowed freely. ' ' It con- 
tains also the publishers' note (with the printer's imprint), 
which states that the part of this History which relates to Gen- 
eral Winchester 's operations in the Northwest had been sent 
to him and had aroused his ire. The author of this History 
was one of the first Kentuckians to join the Northwestern Army 
at the opening of the war, and was in active service until its 

1368. McARTHUR (DUNCAN— Brigadier General). L. S. 
to John Armstrong, Sec. of War, referring to the trial of Gen. 
Hull, in which he was a witness. 1 p., 4to. Albany, March 8, 

1369. McCarthy (WILLIAM). Songs, Odes, and Other 
Poems on National Subjects. Compiled from various Sources. 
Three parts : Patriotic, Naval, Military. 3 vols. 16mo, cloth. 

Phila. 1842 

1370. MACAULEY (JAMES). The Natural, Statistical, 
and Civil History of the State of New York. 3 vols. 8vo, old 
sheep. N. Y. 1829 

1371. McDonald (CHARLES L— Governor of Georgia). 
D. S., 4to, Jan. 15, 1842 ; also L. S. of John Clark, Governor of 
Georgia, 1822, and letter of John Murphy, Governor of Ala- 
bama signed by his secretary, 1828. 3 pieces. 

1372. MACGREGOR (JOHN). The Progress of America, 
from the Discovery by Columbus to the Year 1846. 2 vols, 
royal 8vo, cloth. Lend. 1847 

1373. McHENRY (JAMES— Military Surgeon in Revolu- 
tion, and Secretary of War under Washington). L. S., 1 p. 
4to, War Department, Dee. 21, 1798, to Cadwallader Irvine, 
in regard to a deserter. 


1374. McKEAN (THOMAS). L. S., 1 p. 4to. transmitting 
to ilaj.-Gen. Schuyler an Act of Congress, of the 18th of 
October, 17S1, signed "Tho. McKean, President." Dated at 
Philadelphia, Oct. 23, 1781. 

* Thos. MeKean was one of the Signers of the Deelaration of 
Independence. He was President of Congress on October 19, 
1781, and in that eapaeitj"- received Washington's dispatches 
announcing the surrender of Cornwallis, four days previous to 
the date of the above letter. 

1375. McKESSON (JOHN— Lawyer, and Clerk of Supreme 
Court). D. S., 2 pp. folio, April, 1791. 

1876. MACKINTOSH (LACHL AN— British Officer). 
A. L. S., to ]\Iajor Gen. Schuyler asking that he may be re- 
leased on parole. 1 p. folio. Dated Albany Feb. 27, 1777. 

1377. Mcknight (CHARLES). Old Fort Duquesne; or, 
Captain Jack, the Scout. An Historical Novel, with Copious 
Notes, ^yoodcuts. Thick 12mo, cloth, gilt. Pittsburgh, 1873 

* Author 's presentation copy. Laid in an envelope are 2 
A. L. S. from the author regarding his work. 

1378. McLean (ARCHIBALD— Publisher). A. L. S., 
1 p. 4to, New York, June 9, 1788, to Stephen Van Rensselaer. 

* ''At the ■particular request of Coin. Hamilton I trouble you 
with one hundred Copies of the Second Volume of the Federal- 

1379. M'LEOD (ALEXANDER). A Scriptural View of 
the Character, Causes, and Ends of the Present "War. 8vo, 
wrappers (worn), uncut. N. T. 1815 

1380. McMINN (JOSEPH— Governor of Tennessee), 
A. D. S., 4 pp. 4to, Executive Office, Knoxville, 9 Oct. 1817. 
A message to the State Assembly; McNutt (R. G. — Governor 
of Mississippi), A. L. S., 2 pp. 4to, 1841. 2 pieces. 

1381. McNIEL (HENRY— Brigadier General). A. L. S., 
1 p. folio, to Stephen Van Rensselaer, making returns of Cav- 
alry. Paris, Feb. 20', 1813. 

1382. MACOMB (ALEXANDER— American General). 
A. L. S., 1 p. 4to, N. Y., Sept. 15, 1808, to Stephen Van Rens- 
selaer relative to the sale of a tract of land. 

* The writer offers to sell to Mr. Van Rensselaer 31,500 acres 
in New York state at 12 shillings per acre. 

1383. MACOMB (ALEXANDER). A. L. S., 1 p., 4to, to 
Brig.-Gen. Parker, on military affairs. Dated, Headquarters, 
Plattsburg, Feb. 8, 1815. 

1384. aicPHERSON. Political History of the United 
States of America, during the Great Rebellion. 8vo, sheep. 

Wash. 1864 

1385. McREE (GRIFFITH J.). Life and Correspond- 
ence of James Iredell. Portrait. 2 vols. 8vo, cloth. N. Y. 1857 


1386. MADISON (JAMES). Selections from the Private 
Correspondence of James Madison, from 1813 to 1836. Pub- 
lished by J. C. MeGuire, Exclusively for Private Distribution. 
Royal 4to, original wrappers, uncut. "Wash. 1859 

* Publisher 's presentation copy, with inscription on title. 

1387. MADISON, Wis. The Capital of Wisconsin, its pro- 
gress, capabilities and destiny. 8vo, wrappers. Madison, 1855 

Madison, 1855 

1388. MADISON, Wis. Draper (Lyman C). Madison, 
the Capital of Wisconsin: its Growth, Progress, Condition, 
Wants and Capabilities. Map. 8vo, wrappers. Madison, 1857 

1389. MADISON, Wis. Durrie Daniel S.). A History 
of ]\[adison, Wisconsin; including the Four Lake Country to 
July, 187-1, with Appendix, &c. 8vo, cloth. Madison, 1874 

by John Austin Stevens. Numerous illustrations and maps. 
Complete for 1879, 1880, and 1881, except the number for 
September, 1881 ; and 6 odd parts. Together, 41 pieces, 8vo, 
original wrappers. N. T. 1879-81 

1391. MAGAZINES. American Journal of Numismatics; 
Publications of various Historical Societies ; The Galaxy ; etc. 
Over 100 pieces. v. p. — v. d. 

1392. MAHON (R. M.— One of the "Heroes" of Queens- 
town). A. L. S. to Elkanah Watson. 2 pp. folio. 

N. Y. May 8, 1824 

* The writer refers to Gen. Van Kensselaer, saying ' ' he will 
remeinher my bleeding iy his side, in all his glory," etc. 

1393. MAINE. History and Description of New England. 
Maine. By A. J. Coolidge and J. B. Mansfield. Maps and 
illustrations. 8vo, cloth. Bost. 1860 

1394. MANN (JAMES). Medical Sketches of the Cam- 
paigns of 1812, '13, '14. 8vo, boards, uncut. Dedham, 1816 

1395. MANUAL OP RITES and Ritual by J. J. Elmendorf, 
1868 ; Popular Hand-book of the New Testament by G. C. Mc- 
Whorter, 1864; History of a Mouthful of Bread by J. Mace; 
The A B C of Music by A. Panseron, Phila. 1846 ; and others. 
10 vols. 8vo, and smaller, cloth, etc. 

1396. MARSHALL (HUMPHREY). History of Ken- 
tucky. Vol. I. 8vo, sheep. Frankfort, 1812 

1397. MARSHALL (JOHN). The Life of George Wash- 
ington, commander in chief of the American forces, etc. Sec- 
ond Edition, revised and corrected. Portrait. 2 vols. 8vo, 
old sheep. Phila. 1840 

1398. MARRYAT (FRANK). Mountains and Molehills, 
or Recollections of a Burnt Journal. Illustrations ly the 
author. First Edition. 12mo, cloth. N. Y. 1855 


1399. ilARSTON GENEALOGY. Memoirs of the Mars- 
tons of Salem, with a Brief Genealogy of Some of their De- 
scendants. Prefatory Note by John L. Watson. Royal 8vo, 
wrappers, iincut. Bost. 1873 

* Presentation copy from J. L. Watson, with inscription. 

1400. MARTIN (LUTHER— Counsel for Samuel Chase 
and Aaron Burr). A. L. S., 1 p. 4to [Aug. 1789], to John B. 
Hofl-ard, Governor of Maryland, referring to business of the 
State Court of Appeals. 

1401. MARYLAND. McSherry (James). A History of 
Maryland, from its Settlement in 1634 to the year 1848. For 
the Use of Schools. 12mo, cloth. Balto. 1852 

1402. IMARYLAND. Emancipation of Maryland (Con- 
tains a Poem by George H. Boker). Views of transparency 
in front of Headquarters of Committee for recruiting colored 
regiments. 2 leaves, folio. Phila. 1864 

1403. MARYLAND. Historical Record of the First Regi- 
ment Maryland Infantrv^ with a register of the officers and 
enlisted men. Compiled by Chas. Camper and J. W. Kirkley. 
12mo, cloth. Wash. 1871 

1404. MASON (GEORGE— Statesman and author). Wrap- 
per of a letter with address in his handwriting. May 14, 

1405. MASON (THOMPSON— Justice of First Supreme 
Court of Virginia). A. D. S., 1 p. 4to, May 9, 1781, admit- 
ting Charles Lee to the practice of law in Virginia. 

1406. MASSACH:USETTS. Commission of John Hancock, 
Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in regard of 
the Boundary Line between New York and Massachusetts. 
Boston, June 4, 1784. 3 pp. 4to. Contemporary copy. 

1407. MASSACHUSETTS. Debates, Resolutions and 
other Proceedings of the Convention of the Commonwealth 
of Massachusetts, convened at Boston, Jan. 9, 1788, to ratify 
the Constitution. 12mo, half calf. Bost. 1808 

1408. MASSACHUSETTS. Barber (John W.). Histori- 
cal Collections, being a General Collection of Interesting Facts, 
&c., relating to the History and Antiquities of Every Town in 
Massachusetts. Colored map and 200 ivoodcuts, &c. 8vo, 
mottled calf. Worcester, 1844 

1409. MASSACHUSETTS. Papers relating to Public 
Events in Massachusetts preceding the American Revolution. 
8vo, unbound. 

Phila.: Printed for The Seventy-Six Society, 1856 

* Presentation copy from J. A. McAllister, with autograph 
inscription on title. Most of these papers appear here in print 
for the first time. They are from the collection of Dr. A. L. 
Elwyn, of Philadelphia. 


1410. MASSACHUSETTS. Proceedings of the Massa- 
chusetts Historical Society, for 1855-8 ; 1858-60 ; 1862-63. En- 
graved portraits, maps, facsimiles, &c. 3 vols. 8vo, cloth. 

Bost. 1859-63 

* Presentation Copies from George Livermore, with autograph 
inscription in each volume. Also, an A. L. S. from him in- 
serted in Vol. II. Also, laid in in Vol. I are (1) A. L. S. from 
Jeremy Belknap to Lieut-Gov. Stephen Van Rensselaer, June 2, 
1798; and (2) A. L. S. from Edward Everett, May 1, 1831 

1411. MASSACHUSETTS. Address of the 258th Anni- 
versary of the Planting of the Popham Colony ; Croton in the 
Witchcraft Times; Bulletin of the Boston Public Library, 
April, 1881; and others similar. Together, 18 pieces, 8vo, 
wrappers. v. p. — v. d. 

1412. MATHER (INCREASE). Early History of New 
England; being a relation of hostile passages between the In- 
dians and European voyagers and first settlers, etc. Edited 
by S. G. Drake. Small 4to, paper covers. Margins of first 
few leaves mouse eaten. Bost. 1864 

History of King Philip's War, by I. Mather; also, a History 
of the Same War, by C. Mather. To which are Added an In- 
troduction and Notes, by Samuel 6. Drake. Portraits. Small 
4to, wrappers, uncut. Albany: Munsell, 1862 

1414. MATHEWS (WASHINGTON). Ethnography and 
Philology of the Hidatsa Indians (M'ith a grammar and dic- 
tionary of their language). 8vo, cloth. Wash. 1877 

1415. LIATTHEWS (JAMES M.). Public Laws of the 
Confederate States of America, passed at the 3rd Session of 
the First Congress, 1863. Also, the Private Laws passed by 
the same Congress. 2 vols, in 1, 8vo, wrappers. 

Richmond, 1863 

1416. MATURIN (EDWARD). Montezuma, the last of 
the Aztecs: an historical Romance of the Conquest of Mexico, 
2 vols. 12mo, wrappers. Slightly waterstained. N. T. 1845 

1417. ilAVERICK (SA]\IUEL). A Briefe Discription of 
New England and the Severall Townes therein, together with 
the present Government thereof. Small 4to, wrappers, uncut. 

Bost. 1885 

* Printed from a MS. written in 1660, now in the British 
Museum. Inserted is an A. L. S. of John Ward Dean, the 
editor of this publication. 

1418. JIAXWELL (WILLIAIM). The Virginia Historical 
Register and Literary Note Book. Edited by William Max- 
%vell. Vols. Ill and IV in one vol. 12mo, half leather 
(broken). Richmond, 1850-51 

* Inserted is an autographed presentation slip. 


1419. ilAY (COL. JOHN), of Boston. Journal and Let- 
ters relative to Two Journeys to the Ohio Country, in 1788-9. 
\Yith Biographical Sketch by R. S. Edes. Illustrative Notes 
by W. M. Darlington. Svo, cloth, gilt top, uncut (binding 
stained). Cinn. 1873 

1420. MAYER (BRANTZ). Tah-Gah-Jute or Logan and 
Captain Michael Cresap. Svo, wrappers. Balto. 1851 

* Presentation copy, with inscription and A. L. S. of author. 

1421. ilAYER (BRANTZ). Observations on Mexican 
History and 'Archfeology, with a special notice of Zapotec Re- 
mains. 4 plates. 4to, wrappers. [Wash. 18561 

1422. IMAYER (BRANTZ). Memoir of Jared Sparks, 
Portrait. 4to, wrappers. Balto. 1867 

* Only 50 copies printed for the author; presentation A. L. S. 
from him to B. J. Lossing, laid in. 

1423. MAYER (BRANTZ). Tah-Gah-Jute; or, Logan and 
Cresap, an Historical Essay. Svo, cloth. 

Albany : Munsell, 1867 

* A. L. S. from J. Munsell to B. J. Lossing, laid in. 

1424. MAYHEW (EXPERIENCE). Observations on the 
Indian Language. Small 4to, wrappers. Bost. 1884 

* Only 100 copies printed. 

1425. MEADE (WILLIAM). Old Churches, Ministers 
and families of Virginia. Numerous illustrations. 2 vols. 
Svo, cloth. Phila. 1857 

* Laid in is an A. L. S. by the author. 

1426. MEASE (JAMES). The Picture of Philadelphia, 
giving an account of its origin, increase and improvements in 
Arts, Sciences, etc. Folding plate. 12mo, old calf (broken 
and some stains). Phila. 1811 

1427. MECHLIN AND WINDER. General Register of 
the Navy and Marine Corps of the United States, alphabeti- 
cally arranged. Svo, half calf. Wash. 1848 

1428. MELISH (JOHN). Travels in the United States of 
America, in the years ISO'G and 1807, and 180-9-11; including- 
an account of passages betwixt America and Britain, and 
Travels through various parts of Great Britain, Ireland, and 
Upper Canada. 8 maps. 2 vols. Svo, original boards (joints 
cracked), uncut. Phila. 1812 

* First Edition. Very scarce. 

1429. MELISH (JOHN). Military and Topographical 
Atlas of the United States ; including the British Possessions 
and Florida. 12 maps. Svo, half morocco (rubbed). Name 
on title. Phila. 1815 

* Curious and scarce, showing the operations of the late war 
in Canada, the Creek Country, New Orleans, etc. 


1430. MELVIX (JAJIES). A Journal of the Expedition 
to Quebec, in the year 1775, under the command of Benedict 
Arnold. 8vo, paper. N. T. 1857 

1431. MEilOIRS AND EULOGIES. Reminiscences of 
Dr. Valentine Mott; Outline of the Life and Character of 
Gen. Lewis Cass ; Life of Andrew Jackson ; Memoir of Henry 
Clay ; and others similar. Together, 18 pieces, 8vo and 12mo, 
wrappers. v. p. — v. d. 

* Includes some Presentation Copies, with A. L. S. laid in. 

1432. ME:\I0IRS and eulogies. Biographical Sketch 
of George Peabody; Life and Character of the Hon. C. C. 
Washburn; Obituary Addresses upon the Death of Zachary 
Taylor; Memorial Sketch of Evert Augustus Duyckinck; and 
others similar. Together, 33 pieces, 8vo and smaller, wrap- 
pers. V. p. — V. d. 

* Includes some Presentation Copies, with inscriptions. 

1433. MENOCHIUS (JACOBUS). De Adipiscenda, reti- 
nenda et recuperanda possessione doctissima commentaria. 
Folio, contemporary stamped pigskin. Poxed. 

Colonise Agrippinse, 1684 

1434. MEREDITH (JOHN). Historical Inquiry concern- 
ing Henry Hudson, his friends, relatives and early Life, his 
connection with the Muscovy Company and Discovery of 
Delaware Bay. Frontispiece (loose). 8vo, wrappers. 

Albany: Munsell, 1866 

1435. MERRBLL (W. H.). Five Months in Rebeldom; or, 
Notes of a Bull Run Prisoner, at Riclunond. Frontispiece. 
8vo, wrappers. Rochester, N. T., 1862 

1436. MERRITT (W. H.). Brief Review of the origin, 
progress, present state, and future prospects of the Welland 
Canal. 8vo, ^\Tappers. St. Catharines, 1852 

1437. MESSAGE OF THE PRESIDENT. Documents ac- 
companying the Message of the President of the United States 
to the Two Houses of Congress at the Opening of the Twelfth 
Congress. Folding tables. 8vo, half calf. Wash. 1811 

1438. The same. Another copy, sewn, uncut. 

1439. MEXICAN WAR. Gen. Taylor's Rough and Ready 
Almanac for 1847. Illustrated. 12mo, sewed, uncut. 

Phila. 1847 

1440. MEXICAN WAR. A Sketch of General Jackson, by 
himself. Edited by Charles Gaj^arre. 8vo, wrappers. 

New Orleans, 1857 

* Two A. L. S. from the editor, one of which accompanying 
the present of the pamphlet, to B. J. Lossing, inserted. 


1441. MICHIGAN. Pioneer Collections. Eeport of the 
Pioneer Society of the State of Michigan, together with Re- 
ports of County, Town, and District Pioneer Societies. Por- 
traits, maps, and illustrations. 4 vols, royal 8vo, cloth 
(rubbed). Lansing, 1877-83 

1442. MILITARY COIMPANION (The) ; being a System 
of Company Discipline, founded on the Regulations of Baron 
Steuben, &c. Designed for the Use of the Militia. Copper- 
plates. 16mo, original wrappers. Newburyport, 1810 

* On cover is the autograph of, " Jolm A. McAllister, Sept. 

1443. MILITARY JOURNALS (The) of two private sol- 
diers, 1758-177.5, with numerous illustrative notes (published 
by Abraham Tomlinson). Frontispiece. 8vo, cloth. 

Poughkeepsie, 1855 

1444. • The same. 

1445. The same. 2 copies. 

1446. The same. 3 copies. 

1447. MINDIL (GEORGE W.). The Battle of Fair Oaks 
A Reply to Gen. Joseph E. Johnston. 8vo, original wrappers. 

Phila. 1874 

* One of 250 copies for private distribution. 

1448. MINER (CHARLES). History of Wyoming, in a 
Series of Letters, from Charles Miner, to his son. Maps. 
First Edition. 8vo. cloth. Phila. 1845 

1449. MINNESOTA. Seymour (E. S.). Sketches of 
Minnesota. With incidents of travel during the Summer of 
1849. Map. 12mo, cloth. N. Y. 1850 

1450. MINNESOTA. Collections of the Minnesota Histori- 
cal Society for the Year 1864. 8vo, wrappers. St. Paul, 1865 

* Inserted is a slip ' ' Prom the President of the United 
States, signed by John Hay, as private secretary, to Mr. Lossing. 
On the title is a presentation inscription from Edw. D. Neill, 
the Minnesota historian. 

1451. MINNESOTA. Catalogue Minnesota Historical 
Society, 1888. Vol. I ; Collections of the Minnesota Historical 
Society' Vol. I and Vol. V. Together, 3 vols. 8vo, cloth (bind- 
ing not uniform). St. Paul, 1872-85-88 

1452. MINNESOTA. Minnesota in the Civil and Indian 
Wars 1861-65. Royal 8vo, morocco. St. Paul, 1890 

* Presentation copy from the editor. 

1453. MINUTES OF A CONSPIRACY against the Liber- 
ties of America. 4to, wrappers. Phila. : J. Campbell, 1865 

* One of 75 copies printed in Quarto. 


1454. ]\riNUTES OP EVIDENCE taken at the Bar of the 
House of Lords, before a Committee of the whole House, to 
consider the Orders in Council. Lond. 1808. Also, An. 
Abstract of the Evidence taken in the House of Commons 
against the Orders in Council. Lond. 1812. 2 vols, in 1, 
12mo, half calf. Lond. 1808-1812 

* Treats of the stopi^ing and search of American vessels. 

1455. ailSCELLANEOUS BOOKS. Official publications, 
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1456. mSCELLANEOUS BOOKS. Biography, History, 
Travel, etc. 36 pieces, various sizes and bindings, v. p. — v. d. 

1457. MISCELLANEOUS LETTERS. A. L. S. from John 
Carroll Brent, 1 p. 4to, Washington Sept. 2, 1854; T. R. 
Peale, 2 pp., 12mo, with envelope, Red Bank, June 23, 1881; 
William Gowans, N. Y. Bookseller, 1 p. 4to, [N. Y.], Sept. 27, 
1855 ; Thompson Westcott, with copy of another letter, 2 pp. 
folio, Phila., March 6, 1875. Together, 4 pieces. 

Brothers & Co., Lond., June 18, 1811 ; Division Orders, by 
Gen. Van Rensselaer, May 4, 1812 ; A. L. S., 1 p. 4to, from 
P. Potter to Smith Thompson, Poughkeepsie, Feb. 12, 1818; 
Twelve lines in the handwriting of John Montgomery; In- 
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Gilbert Livingston; A. L. S., Thomas Harwood, British 
Deserter, Provincetown, April 6, 1777. Together, 6 pieces. 

of Petroleum in the United States (Buck), 1876; Houghton 
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others. Over 50 pieces. v. p. — v.d. 

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1462. ]\IISCELLANEOUS PAMPHLETS. Life, Character 
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gether, 48 pieces. 8vo, etc., wrappers. v. p. — v. d. 

livered in England by George Francis Train during the Civil 
"War; The Policy of Emancipation (Robert Dale Owen) ; 
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Animal Magnetism, &c. ; and others. Together, 47 pieces, 8vo, 
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1470. MISSISSIPPI ALMANAC, for the year 1852; being 
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1471. MISSISSIPPI RIVER. Description of Banvard's 
Panorama of the Mississippi River, painted on three miles of 
Canvas: exhibiting a view of country 1200 miles in length. 
8vo, original wrappers. Bost. 1847 

1472. MISSOURI. Journal and Proceedings of the Missouri 
State Convention Jefferson City and St. Louis, March, 1861. 
Thick 8vo, sheep. St. Louis, 1861 

* Presentation Copy from Ferdiaand Meyer of St. Louis, with 
autograph inscription on inside front cover. 

1473. MISSOURI. Journal of the Missouri State Conven- 
tion, held in Jefferson City, June, 1863. 8vo, sewed. 

'A. L. S. of presentation laid in. St. Louis, 1863 


1474. [JIITCI-IELL (JOHN).] The Contest in America 
between Great Britain and France, with its Consequences and 
Importance ; giving an Account of the Views and Designs of 
the French, Avith the Interests of Great Britain, and the Situa- 
tion of the British and French Colonies, in all parts of 
America. By an Impartial Hand. 8vo, old calf (several joints 
M'eak; slightly warped). Lond. 1757 

* ScAKCE. The authorship of this work has also been attrib- 
uted to Oliver Goldsmith. It exhibits an unusual knowledge- 
of the internal geography of America and the affairs of the 
French on the Lakes, the Ohio, and West Virginia. 

1475. [MITCHELL (JOHN).] The Present State of Great 
Britain and North America, with regard to Agriculture, Popu- 
lation, Trade, and Manufactures, impartially considered : con- 
taining a particular account of the dearth and scarcity of the 
necessaries of life in England ; the want of staple commodities 
in the Colonies; the decline of their trade, etc. In which the 
causes and consequences of these growing evils, and methods 
of preventing them, are suggested. 8vo, old sheep (cracked). 

Lond. 1767 

1476. MITCHILL (SAMUEL L.— Scientist). A. L. S., 
presenting Stephen Van Rensselaer with some works on Agri- 
culture. 2 pp. 4to. N. Y., Aug. 10, 1808. 

1477. [MITCHILL (SAMUEL L.).] The Picture of New 
York; or. The Traveller's Guide, through the Commercial 
Metropolis of the United States. By a Gentleman Residing in 
this City. 12mo, old sheep (joints somewhat weak) . 

N. Y. : Riley and Co., 1807 

* The first published guide book to New York. Lacks 
the Bridges Plan of New York engraved hj Peter Maverick. 

1478. MONROE (JAMBS— 5th President) . A View of the 
Conduct of the Executive in the Foreign Affairs of the 
United States, connected with the Mission to the French Re- 
public, during the years 1794, '5, '6. 8vo, sprinkled calf. 

Phila. 1797 

* Contains the autograph of Gilbert Livingston, on fly-leaf. 

1479. MONROE (JAMES) . A View of the Conduct of the 
Executive in the foreign affairs of the United States, as con- 
nected with the mission to the French Republic, during the 
years 1794-96. 8vo, half calf. Title soiled. Lond. 1798 

1480. MONROE (JAMBS). A. L. S., 2 pp. 4to, Oak Hill, 
Aug. 27, 1823, giving the results of an interview with Col. 
John P. Decatur, who had been transferred from the New 
York to the Portsmouth Navy Yard for improper conduct. 

1481. MONROE (JAMES). Interesting A. L. S., 4 pp. 4to, 
relating to the removal of Col. Decatur from New York to 
Portsmouth. In this letter Mr. Monroe says he will review all 


the proceedings of the court and examine the matter thor- 
oughly. Also a copy of the order of removal. Dated at Wash- 
mgton, Oct. 10, 1823. 2 pieces. 

1482. MONROE (JAMES). A. L. S., 1 p. 4to, relating to 
the removal of Col. Decatur from New York to Portsmouth, 
Washington, Oct. 11, 1823. With unsigned copy of a letter 
to Mrs. Decatur, wife of Commodore Decatur, in President 
Madison's autograph. 2 pieces. 

1483. MONTCLAIR (JOHN W.). Themes and Transla- 
tions. First Edition. 12mo, cloth, uncut. N. Y. 1867 

* Presentation copy from the author. 

1484. MONTGOMERY (GEN. RICHARD). Biographical 
Notes concerning Gen. Montgomery, together with hitherto 
unpublished letters. 8vo, wrappers. n. p., 1876 

^ Laid in are 3 A. L. S. from the author of the above, and a 
note signed by Lossing, all dealing with Aaron Burr's relations 
with Gen. Montgomery. 

1485. MOOERS (BENJAMIN— General). A. L. S., 3 pp. 
4to, Plattsburgh, April 22, 1825, to Mrs. Catherine Living- 
ston, in regard to the sale of a house. 

1486. MOORE (FRANK). Diary of the American Revo- 
lution, from Newspapers and Original Documents. Illus- 
trated. 2 vols. 8vo, cloth. N. Y, 1^60 

1487. MOORE (FRANK). Materials for History printed 
from original manuscripts. With notes and illustrations. 
First Series. Correspondence of Henry Laurens of South 
Carolina. Portrait. Small 4to, wrappers. 

N. Y. : For the Zenger Club, 1861 

* Limited to 250 copies. 

1488. MOORE (FRANK). Ballad History of the Amer- 
ican Revolution. Contemporary Poets and Prose Writers. 
Illustrated. Parts 1 to 4 (only), royal 8vo, wrappers, as 
issued. N. Y. [1875] 

1489. MOORE (G. H.). The Treason of Charles Lee, 
Major-General, second in command in the American Army 
of the Revolution. Portraits. 8vo, cloth. N. Y. 1860 

1490. MOORE (SIR HENRY— Colonial-Governor of New 
York). D. S., on vellum, appointing Gilbert Livingston 
Attorney at Law. Fort George, N. Y., August 9, 1769. 
Countersigned by Henry and Philip Livingston. 

1491. MOORE (JAMES). Kilpatrick and Oar Cavalry. 
12 illustrations. 12mo, cloth. N. Y. 1865 

* The record of the 9th Pennsylvania. Inserted are an A. L. S. 
of Edwin Greble, father of Lieut. Greble, whose death is de- 
scribed in the book, correcting Moore's account in several 
places, and a photograph of the elder Greble. 


1492. MORAVIANS. A Memorial of the Dedication of 
Monuments erected by the Moravian Historical Society, to 
mark the sites of ancient missionary stations in New York 
and Connecticut. 8vo, cloth. N. Y. 1860 

1493. Another copy, cloth. N. Y. 1860 

* Presentation copy from the Moravian Historical Society. 
Laid in is an original drawing by Mr, Lossing of the tombstone of 
Gottlob Buettner, the principal missionary of the Moravians at 
Shekomeko in Dutchess County, with a translation of the 
inscription ; 2 postals and an A. L. S. from W. J, McCord relating 
to Shekomeko ; A. L. S. from Stephen Winans to Gilbert Living- 
ston, dated 1806; 3 A. L. S. from Isaac Hunting relating to the 
Hunting, Graham, Bibble and other families of Dutchess 

1494. MOREAU (C. L.— Editor). Greens for Christmas 
(contains contributions by Moreau, H. T. Drowne, A. J. 
Ryan, etc.). 16mo, cloth. [Privately Printed] 1874 

1495. MOREAU DE SAINT-MERY (M. L. E.). A Topo- 
graphical and Political Description of the Spanish Part of 
Saint-Domingo. Translated by William Cobbett. 2 vols. 
8vo, sheep. Phila. 1798 

1496. MOREHEAD (J. T,— Governor of Kentucky), L. S., 
1 p. folio, Frankfurt, June 20, 1835 ; Documents of Jeremiah 
Morrow, Governor of Ohio, and William Miller, Governor 
of North Carolina, signed by their secretaries. Together, 
3 pieces. 

1497. MORGAN (LEWIS H.). Ancient Society; or, Re- 
searches in the Lines of Human Progress, etc. First Edi- 
tion. 8vo, cloth. N. Y. 1877 

1498. MORMONS. Gunnison (J. W.). The Mormons; 
or, Latter-Day-Saints, in the Valley of the Great Salt Lake. 
A History . . . derived from Personal Observation. Frontis- 
piece. 12mo, cloth. Phila. 1852 

* The author of this work was murdered by the Indians who 
were said to have been under the protection of Brigham Young, 
then Governor of Utah. Laid in is a part of a copy of the New 
York Times of May 18, 18.55, containing full report of the trial 
of the murderers, with editorial comment thereupon. 

1499. MORRIS (GOUVERNEUR— Member of Continental 
Congress). Two L. S., each 1 p. folio, both to Andrew 
Adams. New York, Sept. 10, 1770, and Milford [Conn.], 
Oct. 17, 1772. Together, 2 pieces. 

1500. MORRIS (GOUVERNEUR). An Answer to War 
in disguise; or. Remarks upon the new Doctrine of England, 
concerning Neutral Trade. 8vo, original paper covers. 
Water-stains. N. Y. 1806 

1501. MORRIS (G. P.). The Deserted Bride; and other 
Poems. First Edition, 8vo, cloth. N. Y. 1838 

* Presentation copy from the author with autograph inscrip- 
tion to B. J. Lossing. 


1503. MORRIS (JACOB— Son of Lewis Morris and Aide 
to Gen. Chas. Lee). A. L. S., 1 p. folio, Otsego County, 
April 9, 1792, to Philip Schuyler, Leonard Gansevoort, and 
Stephen Van Rensselaer, in regard to his candidature for 
the State Senate. 

1503. MORRIS (JACOB). A. L. S., 2 pp. folio, Nov. 
7th, 1812, asking for an appointment as County Clerk. "7 
hai'e suffered not a little persecution in common luith my 
brethren of the federal party. " 

1504. MORRIS (RICHARD— Eminent Jurist). Docu- 
ment signed, Aug. 29th, 1786. Permit issued to Nathaniel 
Lawrence to practice law in New York State. 4to, vellum. 
Seal in fine condition. 

1505. MORRIS (ROBERT— Signer of the Declaration of 
Independence and Financier). A. L. S., 2 pp. ito, Phila- 
delphia, July 19th, 1793, to Philip Schuyler. 

* "Whenever any farther payment is necessary on my ten 
shares in the Western Canal, I should wish the Treasurer of 
that Canal or yourself to draw upon me for the installments as 
they fall due." 

1506. MORRIS (ROBERT). Sight Draft signed by 
Robert Morris and endorsed by Michael Hillegas, small 
folio, dated March 17, 1783. Also, Warrant for the arrest 
of Robert Morris for a debt of .$1617, dated Dec. 13, 1797. 
2 pieces. 

1507. MORRIS (THOMAS— Prisoner taken by the Eng- 
lish frigate "Guadaluapa. ") A. L. S., 2 pp. 4to, dated 
St. Johns in Antigua, Nov. 18, 1779. 

* Interesting letter from a prisoner, to his friend "Walton,'' 
whom he asks to devise some method of sending for him, and 
others, in order that they may not be captured again. 

1508. MORRIS (THOMAS— American Statesman and 
Lawyer). A. L. S., 1 p. small folio, to Stephen Van Rens- 
selaer, Canandaigua, April 19, 1793. Mentions Judge 
Myers, Mr. Van Schoonoven and Col. Hamilton. 

* "J have read with astonishment the infamous resolutions 
proposed in the House of Representatives against Col. Hamil- 
ton, however it gave me great satisfaction to find that he so 
completely defeated the anti-Federalists by his spirited, able 
and open conduct." 

1509. MORSE (JEDIDIAH— Author of the "American 
Geography," &c.). A. L. S., 3 pp. 4to, to W. W. Wood- 
ward, Charleston, June 31, 1811. Concerning the shipment 
of some books, and refers to his "Geography." 

1510. MORSE (JEDIDIAH). Annals of the American 
Revolution. To which is prefixed a summary Account of 
the First Settlement of the Country and some of the prin- 
cipal Indian Wars. 6 plates by Balch and Bassett. First 
Edition. Bvo, half calf (one page torn). Hartford, 1824 


1511. MORSE (WILLIAM). A Discourse adapted to the 
character of Washington, as a political Saviour of his 
country. 12mo, wrappers. Phila. 1834 

1512. MORTON— (J. L.— Secretary of the Erie Canal 
Commission), A. D. S., 1811, an extract from the Minutes 
of the Commission; G. Db Lamatbb, A. L. S., 1792, men- 
tions Aaron Burr; Sheriff's warrant signed Ijy N. Law- 
EENCB and McKesson, 1806; Nicholas Power, four D. S. ; 
Stephen Banker, Receipt signed, 1773 ; Baring Brothers 
(Bankers), two L. S. ; Egbert Benson, D. S. 1781, signed 
also by Gilbert Livingston, etc. (20). 

1513. MOSS (SAMUEL). Annals of the United States 
Christian Commission. Engraved portrait and illustrations. 
8vo, cloth, partly uncut. Phila. 1868 

* Presentation copy from Horatio Gates Jones, with inscrip- 
tion on fly-leaf. Laid in are several A. L. S. , Circulars, &c., 
with the words and music of an original hymn attributed by 
Mr. Lossing to Rev. Dr. Muhlenberg. 

.1514. MOTLEY (JOHN LOTHROP). The Rise of the 
Dutch Republic: a History. 3 vols. 8vo, original cloth, 
uncut. N. Y. 1856 

* First Edition, Inserted is an A. L. S, of Joseph G. Cogs- 
well, director of the Astor Library, dated Sept. 11, 1855, refer- 
ring to the history, which was then unpublished, and recom- 
mending to his correspondent that he engage to publish it. 

1515. MOTLEY (JOHN LOTHROP). The Life and Death 
of John of Barneveld, Advocate of Holland. Illustrated. 
First Edition. 2 vols. 8vo, cloth. N. Y. 1874 

1516. MOTT (COL. SAMUEL). A. L. S., 1 p. 4to, to 
General Schuyler. Dated at Preston, Feb. 22, 1776. 

■"'Asking Gen. Schuyler for his pay for the last campaign, 
and for extra money for tlie transportation of his baggage, and 
asking that it be sent without delay to Gov. Trumbull. 

1517. MtJLLER (C. O.). Ancient Art and its Remains; or, 
a Manual of Archaeology. 8vo, cloth. Lond. 1852 

1518. MUNOZ (DON JUAN BAPTISTA). The History 
of the New World. Translated from the Spanish with 
notes. Portrait and map. 8vo, sheep. Lond. 1797 

1519. MUNSELL (JOEL). Annals of Albany. Views, 
plans and maps. 9 vols. l;imo, cloth. Albany, 1850-58 

1520. MURPHY (HENRY C). Journal of a Voyage to 
New York and a Tour in Several of the American Colonies 
in 1679-80, by Jasper Dankers and Peter Sluyter. Trans- 
lated and edited by H. C. Murphy. Plates. First Edition. 
8vo, cloth. Brooklyn, 1867 

* Presentation copy and with A. L. S. from Mr. Murphy. 


1521. "VpAPOLEON. Aq Account of the French Expo- 
"^^ dition in Egypt, written by Buonaparte and 

Berthier. With Sidney Smith's Letters from Egypt. Also, 
an Appendix containing the Life of General Buonaparte, 
&c. Frontispiece portrait. 12mo, unbound. 

Leeds [Eng.], n. d. 

1522. NAPOLEON DYNASTY (The) : or the History of 
the Bonaparte Family. An entirely new work by the 
Berkeley Men. Portraits. 8vo, cloth. N. Y. 1852 

* Presentation copy from Edwin Williams, one of the Berke- 
ley men, to B. J. Lossing. 

guished Americans, with biographical Sketches. Portraits. 
4 vols, royal Svo, half calf. Sold not returnable. 

Phila. 1854-'53 

1524. NAVAL TEMPLE (The); containing a complete 
history of the battles fought by the Navy of the United 

States. Frontispiece and copper -plates, including views 
of the Battle of Erie, U. S. Squadron before Algiers, the 
Bidtle of Plattshurg, etc. Svo, half calf (rubbed). Bost. 1816 

1525. NAVY REGISTER. A General Register of the 
Navy and Marine Corps of the United States, containing all 
the Names of the Officers, &c., showing the Dates of their 
Original Rank and Entry. Compiled from the Official 
Records of the Navy Department. Svo, half leather. 

Wash 1848 

1526. NEBRASKA QUESTION (The); comprising 
Speeches in the United States Senate by Stephen Douglas, 
Salmon P. Chase, Edward Everett, Charles Sumner, and 
others, together with History of the Missouri Compromise, 
Daniel Webster's Memorial in Regard to it, &c. Svo, 
original covers, uncut. N. Y. 1864 

1527. NEILL (EDWARD D.). History of the Virginia 
Company of London, with Letters to and from the first col- 
ony never before printed. Frontispiece. Small 4to, cloth. 

Albany, 1869 

1528. NEILL (EDWARD D.). The Pounders of Mary- 
land as portrayed in manuscripts, provincial records and 
early Documents. Svo, cloth. Albany, 1876 

1529. NELSON (THOMAS). Letters of Thomas Nelson, 
Jr. , Governor of Virginia. 4to, wrappers. 

Richmond: Virginia Hist. Soc, 1874 

* Limited to 500 copies. 

1530. NEWBURGH, N. Y. Account of the expense of 
running the public ferry at Newbargh. 1 p. folio. Signed 
by John Holdron. Dec. 23, 1780; April 28, 1781. 

"The account is divided into three sections "Old Cont. 
Dollars," " New Cont. Dollars," and " Hard Mony. " 


Wednesday Evening, June 5, at 8:15 o'clock 

1531. NEWELL (REV. C). History of the Revolution 
in Texas, particularly of the War of 1835 36. Maps. First 
Edition. N. Y. 1838 

1533. NEW ENGLAND. A True Relation concerning 
the Estate of New England as it was presented to His 
Matie. Small 4to, wrappers, uncut. Bost. 1886 

* Printed from a MS. oa. 1634, now in the British Museum. 

SOCIETY. The New England Genealogical and Historical 
Register, Vols. IV to XLV (not consecutive,but with Vols. 
4-6, 8-16, 18, 27, 28, 30, 36-39 and 41-43 complete) ; Pro- 
ceedings of the Society for 1871, 1877, 1883, 1889, 1891; 
Sabine's Address on Wolfe, 1859; Report on the 25th Anni- 
versary of the Society, 1870; and Memorial Biographies, 
Vol. II only, 1881. Together, 109 pieces, 7 vols, cloth and 
102 parts wrappers. Bost. 1850-1891 

* Some are presentation copies, and several letters from 
officers of the society are laid in. 

1531. NEW ENGLAND PAMPHLETS. Early Bells of 
Massachusetts (Goss), 1874; Aims and Purposes of the 
Founders of Massachusetts (Ellis) ; and others. 29 pieces, 
8vo, wrappers. v. p. — v. d. 

* Some presentation copies. 

S 11535. NEW ENGLAND PAMPHLETS. Two Chapters 
on the Early History of Groton, Mass. (Green), 1882; The 
Forms in Issuing Letters Patent by the Crown of England 
(Deane), 1870; Memoir of George Livermore (Deane), 1869; 
Calendar of the Sparks Manuscripts in Harvard College 
Library (Winsor); and others. 21 pieces, 8vo, wrappers. 

V. p. — v. d. 

1536. NEWHALL (WALTER S.). A Memoir (by B. I. 
Leedom). Portrait. 8vo, half cloth. Phila. 1864 

* Presentation copy from the author to B J. Lossing; also 
A. L. S. to the same, and two autograph poems bj' the former 
laid in. 

1537. NEW HAMPSHIRE. Sketches of the History of 
New Hampshire, from its settlement in 1623 to 1833. By 
John M. Whiton. 12mo, original cloth, paper labels 
(slightly water-stained). Concord, 1834 

*FiEST Edition. Scarce. 

1538. NEW HAMPSHIRE. The History of New Ipswicli 
from its first grant in 1736 to the present time. 3Iap and 
illustrations. 8vo, cloth. Bost. 1852 

1539. NEW HAMPSHIRE. History and Description of 
New England. New Hampshire. Map and illustrations. 
8vo, cloth. Bost. 1860 

1540. NEW HAMPSHIRE CURRENCY. Note for five 
pence, dated 1786, signed by P. White. Mounted and edges 

1541. NEW JERSEY. Votes and Proceedings of the 
General Assembly of the State of New Jersey. Princeton, 
Aug. 27, 1776-Oct. 7, 1780. Folio, old boards, leather back 
(a page or so torn and several leaves stained) 

Trenton: Isaac Collins [1776-80] 

* Autograph of Collins'on inside front cover. 

1542. NEW JERSEY. Barber (J. W.) and Howe (Henry). 
Historical Collections of the State of New Jersey, contain- 
ing a General Collection of the most interesting facts, tra- 
ditions, &c. , relating to its History and Antiquities. Colored 
Tnap and % frontispieces, and numerous other illustrations. 
Thick 8vo, cloth. 

Newark, N. J. : Published by Benjamin Olds [1844] 

* Autograph of J. W. Barber on fly-leaf. Inserted is an 
A. L. S. from him, in which he admits that he may have un- 
wittingly done injustice to the memory of Philip Freneau, the 
poet of the American Revolution. 

1543. NEW JERSEY. Record of the Officers and Men 
of New Jersey in the Civil War, 1861-65. 2 vols. 4to, half 
morocco. Trenton, 1876 

* Presentation copy from Wm. S. Stryker, Adjutant-Gen- 
eral, with A. L. S. 

1544. NEW JERSEY. Report of the New Jersey Com- 
missioners on the Centennial Exhibition. Printed by Au- 
thority. Large folding map and illustrations. 8vo, cloth. 

Trenton, N. J , 1877 

1545. NEW JERSEY. Minutes of the Provincial Con- 
gress and Council of Safety of the State of New Jersey. 
8vo, cloth. Trenton, 1879 

1546. NEW JERSEY. Documents relating to the Colo- 
nial History of the State .of New Jersey, edited by W. A. 
Whitehead, Vols. I-IX (1631-17(;7); General Index to the 
first series prepared by F. W. Ricord. 10 vols. 8vo, cloth. 

Newark, 1880-88 

1547. NEW JERSEY. Minutes of the Convention of the 
State of New Jersey, holden at Trenton the 11th day of De- 
cember, 1787. 4to, wrappers. Trenton, 17S8; reprinted, 1888 

* Laid in is an A. L. S. of C. L. Traver, who republished the 


1548. NEW JERSEY. Proceedings of the N. J. Histori- 
cal Society, 1870-72, 4 pieces; Trenton One Hundred Years 
Ago; Monmouth County; Address of Officers of N. J. Mon- 
ument Association; and others, similar. Together, 10 
pieces, 8vo, wrappers. v. p. v. d. 

1549. NEW ORLEANS and Environs; containing a brief 
Historical Sketch of the Territory and State of Louisiana 
and the City of New Orleans. Illustrated 12mo, cloth. 

New Orleans, 1845 

1550. NEWPORT. Sketches of Newport and its Vicinity : 
with Notices respecting the History, Settlement and Geo- 
graphy of Rhode Island. Illustrated. 12mo, cloth. 

® N. Y. 1842 

1551. NEW ROCHELLE. A Guide to New Rochelle and 
its Vicinity. 16mo, cloth. N. Y. 1842 

1552. NEW YORK. Old Map of the Supposed Vacancy 
between the Manor of Livingston and Clavarack; granted 
in 1686, Confirmed 1715. Drawn in pen-and-ink and colored. 
Laid down from the words of the Patents as conceived by 
Will Cockburn. 

* Although slightly damaged, it is a well executed map of 
that portion of New York State. 

1553. NEW YORK. Deed conveying land in Albany to 
Hugo Frere and Dirck Ten Broeck, 1719-3.3. Signed by 
Simon le Roy, Joseph Hasbrouck, Samuel Beuier, Daniel 
Du Bois, Hugo Frere, Evert Wendell and Johannis de 

Forest. 2 pp. folio, with seal of Evert Wendell. 

1554. NEW YORK. Conveyance of land in Albany, 
1733, with signatures of Gyselaert Roseboom, Jam. Sten- 
house, Dirck Ten Broeck, Cornelis van Dyke, and others. 
2 pp. folio. 

1555. NEW YORK. Contemporary MS. Copy of a Proc- 
lamation by George Clinton, Governor of New York, pro- 
hibiting all traffic and correspondence between the province 
and the Indians in league with the French. Folio (torn). 

N. Y. 1745 

1556. NEW YORK. Duchess County Land Grant, with 
Signatures, Nov. 11, 1757; Receipts signed by John Hall 
and John Alexander, May and June, 1757; Return of the 
2d Va. Regiment commanded by Alex. Spotsvpood, Bris- 
tol, April 18, 1777; Copy of letter accompanying a Flag of 
Truce from Robert Digby, Rear Admiral, March 21, 1782; 
A. L. S. Benjamin De L. [Nargne], Sept. 8, 1792; Copy of 
Printed Scale of Prices adopted by the Typographical As- 
sociation, N. Y., June 15, 1833, on back of which is a Poem 
entitled "Solemncholy Reflections," signed "Spoons, 
O. G.," a contributor to the "Sunday Mercury." 2 pp. 
folio. Together, 6 pieces. 


1557. NEW YORK. Official Copy of the Probate of the 
Will of Coruelia Schuyler, signed by George Banyar. 3 pp. 
folio. 1763. A little worn. 

* With the Prerogative Seal of New York. Rarely met with. 

1558. NEW YORK. Journal of the Votes and Proceed- 
ings of the General Proceedings of the General Assembly of 
the Colony of New York, 1691-1765. 2 vols, folio. 

N. Y. 1764-66 

1559. NEW YORK. Lease of 51,000 acres of land in 
Albany County, east of Lake Champlain, between the Earl 
of Dunmore and fifty citizens of New York State, 1 p. folio, 
July 12, 1771, with a portion of the second sheet. The con- 
sideration was five shillings each. Signed by the Earl of 
Dunmore and each of the 50 citizens. 

* The name and occupation of each signer is given in the body 
of the deed, and among the signatures are those of Andrew 
Elliot, Receiver- General of New York; Alexander Golden, Sur- 
veyor-General; G. Banyar, Deputy -Secty. ; Hugh Gaine, 
Printer; Crean Brush, John Lawrence, Hugh and Alex. Wal- 
lace, Whitehead Hicks, John Harris Cruger, Wm. Williams, 
whose occupation is given as "Limner"; James Duane, John 

"Taylor, Tavern-keeper; Peter Middleton, Physician; R. Hyslop, 
Henry White, and others, whose names are well identified with 
the early history of the State. 

1560. NEW YORK. Bill of the Colony of New York for 
3 pounds, February 16, 1771, signed by W. Franklin, S. 
Verplanck and A. Lott. 

1561. NEW YORK. The New York Pocket Almanack 
for the year 1772. Bj' Thomas Moore. 3^mo, original 
marbled wrappers (front wrapper missing). 

N. Y. : Hugh Gaine, 1772 

* Exceedingly rare. Contains the full- page " Prospect of 
the City of New lorfc, " on which are indicated 31 buildings, 
including Fort George, Trinity Church, the Prison, St. Paul's 
Church, etc. The copy is interleaved, and contains some writ- 
ing in an old hand. 

(See Frontispiece.) 

1562. NEW YORK. A Serious Address to the Inhabi- 
tants of the Colony of New York, containing a full and 
minute Survey of the Boston-Port Act, calculated to excite 
our Inhabitants to conspire, with the other Colonies on this 
Continent, in extricating that unhappy Town from its un- 
paralleled Distresses, and for the actual Redemption, and 
Security of our general Rights and Liberties. With an 


Appendix giving the text of the Boston Port Bill, and Lord 
Camden's Speech on the passing of this bill. 4to, half calf. 

N. Y. : John Holt, 1774 

* Extremely bare. The Address is signed at the end: "A 
Citizen of New York, May 30, 1774." As John Jay used this 
pseudonym on other occasions, when addressing the people, 
and as the style of writing is similar to his later expressions, it 
was probably written by him, as soon as he heard of the closing 
of the Port of Boston. Several pages have corrections in ink 
in a contemporary hand. 

(See Reproduction.) 

1563. NEW YORK. Laws of New York, passed by the 
Assembly from 1691 to 1773. Title and some leaves at the 
end lacking. Folio, sewed. [N. Y. 1774] 

1564. NEW YORK. Return of Vessels employed in 
Public Service at Fish Kill Landing. Signed by John 
Palmer, Harbormaster. Oblong folio, 1 p. Oct., 1781. 

1565. NEW YORK. The Constitution of the State of 
New York. 12mo, half calf. N. Y. 1785 

* Bound in with the above is, "An Ordinance of the Conven- 
tion of the State of New York." Abraham B. Banoker's copy 
with his autograph on first title. 

1566. NEW YORK. Journal of the Senate of the State 
of New York, at their first meeting of the Ninth Session. 
Folio, sewed, uncut. N. Y. 1786 

1567. The same for the Tenth Session. Hole in 

4 pp. N. Y. 1787 

1568. The same for the Eleventh Session. 

Poughkoepsie, 1788 

1569. The same for the Fourteenth Session. 

N. Y. 1791 

1570. The same for the 24th Session. Writing on 

title. Albany, 1800 

1571. The same for the 25th Session (lacks some 

pages at end). Albany, 1802 

1572. The same for the 26th Session. Albany, 1803 

1573. The same for the 27th Session. Albany, 1804 

15'^4. The same for the 28th Session. (3 leaves 

torn.) Albany, 1804 

1575. The same for the 29th Session. Albany, 1806 

1576. The same for the 31st Session. (Lacks index.) 

Albany, 1808 

1577. The same for the 37th Session. (Lacks part 

of Index, 2 pp. torn.) Albany, 1814 

1578. The same for the 38th Session. Albany, 1814 

1579. The same for the 39th Session. Albany, 1816 




N E W- Y O R K 

Gontaining a fiiir and paiwite Survet of thi 

B O S T O N-P O R X A G T, calliilated tc 

• excite our Inhabitants to conlpire, with the othe" 

Colonies on. this Continent, in extricating tha 

unhappy Town from ^its unparalleled DiftreiTes 

■ and for the a£lual Redemption, and. Security o 
our general Rights and Liberties^ 

.N ;e W - Y O r k;#*^, y 

Printed by JOHN HOLT, in Dock-Street, near the Uoitek-House. 
^ , .- '»I,DCC,LXX1V. 

Jay's Address, 1774. 

1580. NEW YORK. Journal of the Assembly of the 
State of New York at their first Meeting of the Ninth Ses- 
sion. Folio, sewed (title torn). N. Y. 1786 

1581. The same for the 10th Session (title loose). 

N. Y. 1787 

1582. The same for the 14th Session (title missing). 

N. Y. 1791 

1583. The same for the 25th session (portion of In- 
dex missing). Albanj', N. Y., 1802 

1584. The same for the 26th Session. Albany, 1803 

1585. The same for the 27th Session. Albany, 1804 

1586. The same for the 28th Session. Albany, 1806 

1587. The same for the 29th Session. Albany, 1806 

1588. The same for the 30th Session. Albany, 1807 

1589. The same for the 38th Session. (Worm-eaten.) 

Albany, 1814 

1590. NEW YORK. Laws of the State of New York, 
passed by the Legislature of said State at their Tenth Session. 
Folio, sewed. N. Y. 1787 

1591. NEW YORK. The Debates and Proceedings of the 
Convention of the State of New York, assembled at Pough- 
keepsie, on the 17th June, 1788. 12mo, half calf, uncut. 

N. Y. 1788 

* Among the more prominent debaters named, are John 
Jaj, Alexander Hamilton, Eobert T. Livingston, Governor Clin- 
ton, Abraham Baneker, and others. 

1592. NEW YORK. Journal of the Convention of the 
State of New York ; Held at Poughkeepsie, in Duchess County, 
the 17th of June, 1788. 86 pp. 4to, sheets stitched, uncut. 

Poughkeepsie: Nicholas Power [1788] 

* This convention met for the ratification of the Constitution 
of the United States as recommended by the Federal Conven- 
tion at Philadelphia. Contains marginal additions in ink. 
Lacks pp. 85/86. 

1593. NEW YORK. A., L. S. of D. Fonda to Stephen Van 
Rensselaer. 2 pp. folio. Stillwater, February, 1791. 

* Mainly -about the town of Ballston (N. Y.) 

1594. NEW YORK. An Almanack and Ephemeris for the 
year of Our Lord 1791. By Samuel Mott. 8vo as issued, 
pp. 36. State of New York, printed at Poughkeepsie, 1791. 

* Scarce. Laid in is a receipt in the autograph of Nicholas 
Power, the printer of the Almanac. The receipt is for news- 
papers suppUed to Gilbert Livingston. 

The first Almanack printed in Poughkeepsie. The printer in 
a note apologizes for imperfections, stating that it is the first 
work of the kind printed in that place and that he was lacking 
some of the necessary printing apparatus, but would do better 
next time. An item of news states that the first white child 
born in Duchess County is William Lawson, that he is stiU living 
in Poughkeepsie, aged between 90 and 100 years. 

1595. NEW YORK. Resolution from the Senate, relative 
to the duties of the office of Attorney General. 1 p. folio. 
Signed by A. B. Bancker. Contemporary copy. February 27, 

1596. NEW YORK. D. S., 4 pp. folio, April 13, 1792. 
Lease from Gozen Eyers to Nath. Lawrence of land in King 
Street, New Y^ork City. 

1597. NEW Y^ORK. Chancery Document. Contains signa- 
ture of Roorbach, Attorney. Dated N. Y"., Aug. 28, 1792. 
Oblong folio. 

* The township of Tappan, in the County of Orange. 

1598. NEW Y'ORK. Document signed by Gilbert Aspin- 
wall, Nathaniel Lawrence, and Richard Varick. 2 pp. folio. 
[Oct. 13, 1792.] 

1599. NEW YORK. Letter addressed to Stephen Van 
Rensselaer, Philip Schyuler, Leonard Gansevoort, and others, 
referring to a Petition to divide the town of Rensselaerwick, 
which, it is claimed, would be injurious to the Public, &c., and 
requesting the postponement of the petition. 2 pp. folio. Con- 
tains signatures of Anthony Ten Byck, Christopher Yates, 
John J. Fonda, Jacobus Vanderpoel, Aaron Ostrander, John 
E. Van Alen, and others. Dated Greenbush, Dec. 15, 1792. 

1600. NEW YORK. Petition with 13 signatures. 1 p. folio. 
Addressed to Stephen Van Rensselaer. Dated Dec. 22nd, 1792. 

* Signed by Anthony Ten Byck, John Van Valkinburgh, 
Walter Carpenter, Jacob D. Forest, Aaron Ostrander, Moses 
Vail, and others. 

1601. NEW YORK. Lavsts of the State op New York, 
passed at the Twentieth Session of the Legislature, begun at 
the City of New York, and held by Adjournment at the City 
of Albany. 12mo, sheets, stitched, partly uncut. 

N. Y.: William Robins, 1797 
* Abraham B. Bancker 's copy with his autograph on title. 

1602. NEW YORK. Trial between the United Insurance 
Company in the City of New York and Peter Laing. 8vo, 
sewed, uncut. Albany, 1801 

1603. NEW YORK. A. L. S. of John Johnston to S Van 
Rensselaer. 3 pp. 4to, July 6, 1804 Giving a list of Stages 
from Schenectady to Geneva, and notes as to the reputation of 
the Inns. 

1604. NEW YORK— Dutchess Co. Petition of the Direc- 
tors of the Dutchess Turnpike Co., and of Thomas Casey and 
Moses Downing, inhabitants and freeholders of the town of 
Poughkeepsie, to the Legislature of New York. With auto- 
graph signatures of Thomas Casey, Moses Downing, Gilbert 


Livingston, Richard Rap.vlje, George B. Everson, William 
Seward. John B. Van Wyck, William Ely, Saml. Titus, 
Philip Hart, John Beadly, George King, William Emott. 
3 pp. folio. February 13, 1804. 

1605. NEW YORK. Court of Chancery. A brief comment 
on the Court of Chancery in the State of New York. 8vo. 

[N. Y.] 1807 

1606. NEW YORK. Trial. Assault and Battery. Report 
of the Trials of the causes of Elisha Jenkins vs. Solomon Van 
Rensselaer, Solomon Van Rensselaer vs. John Taylor, the 
same vs. C. D. Cooper, and the same vs. Francis Bloodgood. 
WitJi plan. 8yo, sewed, uncut. [n. p.] 1808 

1607. NEW YORK. Balance, Extra. Small folio, Broad- 
side. Albany, March 28, 1809 

* Contains the communication of Genl. Van Eensselaer re- 
garding Ms removal from the ofS.ce of Adjutant General of 
N. Y. State. 

1608. NEW YORK. Public Laws of the State of New 
York passed at the Thirty-Third Session of the Legislature; 
begun and held at the City of Albany, January 30, 1810. 
Vignette of the seal of N. Y. State on title (portion of the 
latter missing). 8vo, stitched, uncut. Albany, 1810 

1609. NEW YORK. Laws of the State of New- York, re- 
vised and passed at the Thirty-Sixth Session of the Legis- 
lature, with marginal notes and references by William P. Van 
Ness and John Woodworth. 2 vols. 8vo, old shqep (slightly 
stained). Albany, 1813 

1610. NEW YORK. Laws of New York for 1774, 1775, 
1782, 1784 ; Journal of Assembly for 1814, and others. All in- 
complete. Folio. 

1611. NEW YORK. Laws of the State of New York passed 
at the Thirty-Sixth, Thirty-Seventh, and Thirty-Eighth 
Sessions of the Legislature, commencing Nov. 1812, ending 
April, 1815. 8vo, sheep (rubbed) . Albany, 1814-5 

1612. NEW YORK. Laws of the State of New York passed 
at the 39th, 40th, 41st, 42d, 43d, 44th and 45th Sessions of 
the Legislature. 7 vols. 8vo, boards (backs torn), uncut. 
Somewhat foxed. Albany, 1816-22 

1613. NEW YORK. Sketch of the Resources of the City 
of New York. With a view of its Municipal Government, 
Population, &c. 8vo, boards, uncut (somewhat stained, top 
margins of title torn). N. Y. 1827 

1614. NEW YORK. Proceedings of the Board of Alder- 
men Prom May 10 to Dee. 12, 1831. 8vo, sheep (rubbed). 

N. Y. 1835 

* Presentation Copy from D. T. Valentine, with autograph in- 
scription on fly-leaf. 


1615. NEW YORK Annual Register for the Year of Our 
Lord 1837, by Edwin Williams. Frontispiece showing Tappan 
landing and Erie B. B. 12mo, boards, leather back. 

N. Y. 1837 

1616. NEW YORK. In Assembly, February 20, 1838, and 
February 27, 1839. Geological Survey Reports of N. Y. 
State. Illustrations. 2 vols. 8vo, flexible board wrappers, 
leather backs. [1839] 

* One vol.. a presentation copy with inscription. 

1617. NEW YORK. Map of the Harlaem R.R. extended 
1840. Lithograph, colored showing the proposed extension of 
the railway to Albany. Folio. 


1618. NEW YORK. Valentine (D. T.). Manual of the 
Corporation of the City of New York, for the Years 1841 
and 2. Map (part of which is missing). 16mo, cloth. 

* First of the Manuals and exceedingly scarce. N. Y. 1842 

1619. Manual of the Corporation of the City of New 

York for the years 1842 and 3. Illustrated. 16mo, cloth. 

* Veey scarce. Second of the Manuals. N. Y. 1843- 

1620. Manual of the Corporation of the City of New 

York for the years 1843 and 4. Illustrated. 16mo, cloth. 

* Scarce. Third of the Manuals. N. Y. 1844 

1621. Manual of the Corporation of the City of New 

York, for 1844-5. Illustrated. 12mo, cloth. N. Y. 1845 

1622. Manual of the Corporation of the City of New 

York, for 1845-6. Illustrated. 12mo, cloth. N. Y. 1846 

1623. Manual of the Corporation of the City of New 

York, for 1847. Illustrated. 12mo, cloth. N. Y. 1847 

1624. Manual of the Corporation of the City of New 

York, for 1849. Illustrated. 12mo, cloth. N. Y. 1849 

1625. ■ Manual of the Corporation of the City of New 

York, for 1850. Illustrated. 12mo, cloth. N. Y. 1850 

1626. Manual of the Corporation of the City of New 

York, for 1851. Illustrated. 12mo, cloth. N. Y. 1851 

1627. ■ Manual of the Corporation of the City of New 

York, for 1852. Illustrated. 12mo, cloth. N. Y. 1852 

1628. The same. 12mo, red morocco gilt, gilt edges. 

* Presentation copy from the author. N. Y. 1852 

1629. Manual of the Corporation of the City of New 

York, for 1853. Illustrated. 12mo, cloth. N. Y. 1853 

* Presentation copy from the author. 

1630. Manual of the Corporation of the City of New 

York, for 1854. Illustrated. 12mo, cloth. N. Y. 1854 



1631. NEW YORK. Manual of the Corporation of the City 
of New York, for 1855. Illustrated. 12mo, cloth (slightly 
waterstained). N. Y. 1855 

1632. Manual of the Corporation of the City of New 

York, for 1856. Illustrated. 12mo, cloth. N. Y. 1856 

* Presentation copy from the author. 

1633. Manual of the Corporation of the City of New 

York, for 1857. Illustrated. 12mo, cloth. N. Y. 1857 

* Presentation copy from the author. 

1634. Manual of the Corporation of the City of New 

York, for 1858. Illustrated. 12mo, cloth. N. Y. 1858 

* Presentation copy from the author. 

1635. ■ Manual of the Corporation of the City of New 

York, for 1859. Illustrated. 12mo, cloth. N. Y. 1859 

* Presentation copy from the author. 

1636. Manual of the Corporation of the City of New 

York. Illustrated. Vols, for 1860-61, 2 vols. 12mo, cloth. 
(Vol. for '61 lacks 3 illustrations.) N. Y. 1860-61 

* Presentation copies from the author, 

1637. Manual of the Corporation of the City of New 

York, for 1862 and 1864. Illustrated. 2 vols. 12mo, cloth. 

* Presentation copies from the author, N. Y. 1862-64 

1638. Manual of the Corporation of the City of New 

York, 1863, by D. T. Valentine. Colored vieivs, portrait, maps, 
etc. 12mo, cloth. N. Y. 1863 

* Presentation copy from the author, with autograph in- 
scription to Benson J. Lossing. 

1639. i\Ianual of the Corporation of the City of New 

York, for 1865 and 1866. Illustrated. 2 vols. 12mo, cloth. 

* Presentation copies from the author. N. Y. 1865-66 

1640. NEW YORK. The New York Directory for 1786, 
Map. 16mo, cloth. N. Y. 1851 

* Eeprint of the rare first city directory. 

1641. NEW YORK. Catalogue of Maps and Surveys, in 
the Offices of the Secretary of State, etc. 8vo, half morocco. 

* Inserted are several plans in pencil. Albany, 1851 

1642. NEW YORK. [Valentine (David T.).] History of 
the City of New York. Maps, plans, and views. 8vo, cloth. 

N. Y. 1853 

* A note at bottom of title reads, — ' ' This volume was written 
by John Paulding, a grandson of one of the captors of Andre, 
and not by Mr. Valentine." 

1643. NEW YORK. Phelps' New York City Guide. 
Frontispiece and folding plan. 24mo, original wrappers. 

N. Y. 1854 

1644. NEW YORK. Documents relative to the Colonial 
History of the State of New York. By J. R. Brodhead, B. 
Fernow, etc. Edited by E. B. O'Callaghan. Maps. Vols. 
1-12 only. 12 vols. 4to, cloth (soiled). Albany, 1855-77 

1645. NEW YORK. Report of the Commissioners ap- 
pointed to ascertain the Boundary line between the States of 
New York and Connecticut. 8vo, wrappers. Albany, 1857 

* Presentation copj from H. B. Dawson to B. J. Lossing. 

1646. NEW YORK. Prospectus of the Palmer Falls Water 
Power Company, Hudson River. Map and illusiraiions. 
8vo, wrappers. N. Y. 1858 

1647. NEW YORK. The Votes and Proceedings of the 
Assembly of the State of New York, Poughkeepsie, N. Y., 
Sept. 7, 1780. Folio, flexible cloth boards, uncut (rubbed). 

Albany, 1859 

* Fine Copy of Munsell and Eowlands reprint. Presentation 
Copy from the Regents of the University, &e. 

1648. NEW YORK. Names of Persons for whom Mar- 
riage Licenses were issued by the Secretary of the Province 
of New York, previous to 1784. Printed by order of Gideon 
J. Tucker, Secretary of State. 8vo, cloth. Albany, 1860 

1649. NEW YORK. Journal of the Legislative Council 
of the Colony of New York, from 1743 to 'the 3rd of April, 
1775. Thick imperial 8vo, half sheep. Albany, 1861 

1650. NEW YORK during the American Revolution. 
Being a Collection of Original Papers (now first published) 
from the Manuscripts in the Possession of the Mercantile Li- 
brary Association of New York City. Plan. Square royal 
8vo, cloth (binding stained). 

[N. Y.] Privately printed for the Association, 1861 

* Compiled chiefly from historical papers in the Tomlinson 
Collection. Laid in is a leaf of manuscript in the handwriting 
of Mr. Lossing [probably]. 

1651. NEW YORK. Copperhead Catechism for the In- 
struction of such Politicians as are of tender years. Au- 
thorized and with the admonitions of Fernando the Gothamite. 
12mo, original wrappers. Scarce. N. Y. 1864 

1652. NEW YORK. Manual of th* Corporation of the 
City of New York by Joseph Shannon. Portraits, views and 
plans. 8vo, cloth. N. Y. 1868 

1653. NEW YORK. Manual of the Corporation of the 
City of New York, for 1869. Illustrated. 8vo, cloth. 

N. Y. 1869 

_ 1654. XE^Y YOEK. First Golden Anniversary in the Na- 
tional Guard, New York, May 18, 1869. Commemoratine- the 
50 years service of Thomas Mesnard Adrianee. 4to, wrap- 
P^^s- ^ N. Y. 1869 

Presentation copy from Mr. Adrianee, with an A. L. S. and 
his photograph laid in. 

1655. NEW YORK. Manual of the Corporation of the 
City of New York, for 1870. Illustrated. 8vo, cloth. 

N. Y. 1870 

1656. NEW YORK. Manual of the Corporation of the 
City of New York (1870). Maps, plans, views, &c. Royal 
8vo, cloth. [N. Y. 1871] 

1657. NEW YORK as it was and as it is ; from its Settle- 
ment to the present time. Compiled by John Disturnell. 
Illustrated. First Edition. 12mo, cloth. N. Y. 1876 

1658. NEW YORK. Events in the History of New York 

City with illustrations from Shakespeare, by a New Yorker 

(J. B. Moreau). 16mo, cloth. [Privately Printed] 1880 

* Very limited issue. A. L. S. by the author to B. J. Lossiug, 

1659. NEW YORK. History of the School of the Collegiate 
Reformed Dutch Church in the City of New York, from 1633 
to 1883. Maps and illustrations. 8vo, half calf, gilt top, 
uncut. N. Y. 1883 

1660. NEW YORK. Committee report by citizens of Al- 
bany on the candidacy of Henry Ten Eyck and John Ten 
Broeck, signed by Henry Glen, Jacob Roseboom, Abraham J. 
Yates, T. Van Vechten, Jacob J. Lansing and David Groes- 
beck. 2 pp. folio, n. d. 

1661. NEW YORK. 11 documents, folio and 4to, in Dutch, 
mainly of the middle and end of the 17th century, but a few 
18th century copies. With signatures, among others, of 
Tobias Van Hoornbeck and Roelof Martense, and with men- 
tion of Johannes Van Brugh, early Alderman, Andrew Pludde, 
surveyor and the Hooglandt, Bouwan, and Cruger families. 
11 pieces. 

1662. NEW YORK. Census of the State of New York, 
1855; Doggett's Directory, 1849-50; History of the Union 
League Club, 1863-1879; and others similar. Together, 10 
vols., various sizes and bindings. v. p. — v. d. 

1663. NEW YORK. The Clubs of New York; The Old 
Brewery; Last Days of Knickerbocker Life in New York 
(A. C. Dayton) ; History of the Churches of New York; and 
others similar. Together, 15 vols. 12mo and smaller, various 
bindings. v. p. — ^v. d. 


1664. NEW TOEK. Eevised Statutes of N. Y. State, 1843; 
Hudson River bv Davlight, 1873 ; History of the State of 
N. Y., 1870i; Private Libraries of N. Y. by J. Wynne, 1860; 
The Empire Spring by Bmmars, 1849 ; and others, all relat- 
ing to New York. 13 vols. 8vo and smaller, various bindings. 

1665. NEW YORK CITY AND STATE. New Year's in 
Wall Street; Charter and By-Laws of the New York Hospital; 
Boundaries of the State of New York, Vol. I.; Eighty Years' 
Progress ; and others similar. Together, 14 vols, royal 8va 
and smaller, various bindings. v. p. — v. d. 

1666. NEW YORK CITY AND STATE. Documentary 
History of New York; Raymond and New York Journalism 
(Maverick) ; Chamber of Commerce Report, 1887-8 ; Rochester 
and Western New York (O'Reilly) ; and others similar. To- 
gether, 11 vols, royal 8vo and smaller, various bindings. 

V. p. — V. d. 

Diagrams showing the Relative Position of Various Lines re- 
ferred to in the Report of the Commissioners on the N. Y. 
and Conn. Boundary, made to the Legislature of New York, 
April 1857. Maps. 8vo, wrappers. 

Letter from the New York and Massachusetts Boundary Com- 
mittee to Philip Schu>ier and Gerard Bancker, relating to the 
point at which the boundary post should be placed in the 
Hills Dale District. 2 pp. folio. Nov. 2, 1784. Signed by 
Joseph Hawley, Caleb Strong, Timothy Edwards, Theo. 

5 pounds, 1771 (mounted) ; Note of New York Water Works 
for one shilling, 1774 printed by Hugh Gaine; Note of the 
City of New York for one penny, 1790; printed by Hugh 
Gaine; and 7 others, mainly issues for 1776, printed by 
Loudon. 10 pieces (several torn). 1770-90 

1670. NEW YORK DAILY TIMES. The Carrier's Ad- 
dress for 1857. Litliograpliic harder. Broadside, folio. 

N. Y. 1857 

tions. Vols. I-VII. 7 vols. 8vo, half calf (rubbed). 

N. Y. 1809-48 
tions. Vols. I, and Part I of Vol. Ill of 2d Ser. 2 vols. 8vo, 
half calf and boards. N. Y. 1811, 1857 

1673. NEW YORK MIRROR, Vols. 8-17, duplicate of Vol. 
8. Illusfralions. 11 vols. 4to, half leather. N. Y. 1831-39 
* Contains many American Views. 

1674. NEW YORK PA:\IPHLETS. The Hematite Ore 
Mines East of the Hudson River (Lems), 1877; A Three 
Tears' Struggle with Municipal .Misrule (Green)', 1875; and 
others. Over 50 pieces. v. p. — v. d. 

1675. NEW YORK PAMPHLETS. Battle of Oriskany: 
Its Place in History (Roberts) ; Eulogies of Gulian C. Ver- 
planck, 1870; ^remorial ^Meeting William Cullen Bryant of 
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1688. NOLAN (L. E.). Cavalry: its History and Tactics. 
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1692. NORTH CAROLINA. Martin (Francois-Xavier). 
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N. Y. 1S46 

1695. NORTH CAROLINA. State Constitution. Done in 
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N. Y. 1847-1854 

1710. ODD PEOPLE; being a Popular Description of 
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1711. ODELL (JACOB— Brigadier General in Revolu- 
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to Stephen Van Rensselaer, in regard to a review of the 
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A. D. S. "General Orders," telling of the defeat of the 
British in three engagements, the lack of discipline of the 
volunteer troops, and their tendency to go beyond orders. 
2 pp. folio, dated "Head Quarters, Camp Meigs, 6th Apl., 

1713. OHIO. A Representation of the Two Stones with 
the Characters Inscribed upon them, that were found by 
D. Wyrick, 1860, near Newark, Ohio. Illustrated. 8vo, 
as issued. n. p. [I860] 

* A very rare pamphlet. 

1714. OHIO. Studer (Jacob H.). Columbus, Ohio: Its 
History, Resources, and Progress. Colored frontispiece, 
map and illustrations. l2mo, cloth. n. p. [1873] 

1715. OHIO NEWSPAPER. The National Historian 
and St. Clairsville Advertiser, Vol. I, No. 27. Folio, 4 pp. 

St. Clairsville, Aug. 4, 1827 

* Contains a lengthy article by Dr. Hildreth on State history. 

torical Account of Bouquet's Expedition against the Ohio 
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Dumas' Biographical Sketch of Bouquet. Maps and illus- 
trations. 8vo, cloth, gilt top. Cinn. 1868 

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€ol. George Rogers Clark's Sketch of his Campaign in the 
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and an Appendix, &e. Portrait. 8vo, cloth, gilt 'top. 

Cinn. 1869 

McBride (James). Pioneer Biography; Sketches of the 
Lives of Some of the Early Settlers of Butler Co., Ohio. 
Portrait. 2 vols. Bvo, cloth, gilt tops. Cinn. 1P69 

An Account of the Remarkable Occurrences in the Life 
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the Indians, 1756-59. With an Appendix by W. M. Dar- 
lington. 8vo, cloth, gilt top. Cinn. 1870 

Pioneer Life in Kentucky. A Series of Reminiscential 
Letters from Daniel Drake, of Cincinnati, to his Children. 
Edited by his Son, C. D. Drake. Portrait. 8vo, cloth, gilt 
top. Cinn. 1870 

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23, 1789; Porcupine's Gazette, Aug. 15, 1797; and others, 
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28, 1812). Folio, old half sheep. N. Y. 1811-12 

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1724. OLD BALLADS. Peddlers' Ballads: Vermont 
Whig Song (on Henry Clay) ; Hunters of Kentucky; Battle 
of Stonington and the Banks of the Ohio; A Bloody Battle 
between the United States Troops under the command of 
Gov. Harrison and several tribes of Indians near the 
Prophet's town, Nov. 7, 1811 ; American Taxation ; Perry's 
Victory; etc. Several with crude woodcuts. (13) 

1725. OLD BALLADS. Paul Jones' Victory; Loss of the 

Sloop of War Hornet; Banks of Brandy wine; Hickory 

Soldiers; Jackson's Dinner; Halifax Station and the Banks 

of the Schuylkill ; The Hickory Tree ; etc. Several with 

crude woodcuts. (12) 


1726. OLD BALLADS. Jackson's Dinner; Battle of 
Bunker Hill; General Warren ; Wooden Breast Bone and 
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Johnny Bull and Yankee Volunteers; Bold Dighton; Battle 
of Lake Erie; etc. (24) 

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the Battles of Trenton and Princeton (Haven), PRESENTA- 
TION COPY, 1871; The Bride of Fort Edward, 1839; Battle 
of Bunker Hill, maps, 1846. Together, 5 vols. 12mo, etc., 
cloth and half calf. v. p — v. d. 

in the Back Country. No. Ill of our Slave States. 12mo, 
cloth. N. Y. 1860 

1729. ONDERDONK (B. T.). Proceedings of the Court 
convened under the third canon of 1844, in the Citj' of New 
York, on Tuesday, December 10, 1844, for the Trial of the 
Right Rev. Benjamin T. Onderdonk, Bishop of New York, 
on a presentment made by the Bishops of Virginia, Ten- 
nessee and Georgia. 8vo, half calf. A few leaves water- 
stained. N. Y. : Appleton & Co. 1845 

17.m ONDERDONK (HENRY, Jr.). Documents and 
Letters intended to illustrate the Revolutionary incidents 
of Queens County. Map. First Edition. 12mo, cloth. 

N. Y. 1846 

1731. ONDERDONK (HENRY, Jr.). Annals of Hemp- 
stead; 1643 to 1832; also the rise and growth of the Society 
of Friends on Long Island and in New York. 8vo, wrappers. 

Hempstead, 1878 

1732. ONDERDONK (HENRY, Jr.). Antiquities of the 
Parish Church, Jamaica Elustrated. 8vo, cloth. 

Jamaica, N. Y. 1880 

* Four postals from the author to Mr. Lossing laid in. 

lation of a speech by Chiefs of the tribes, and reply of the 
United States Commissioners. Manuscript. 4 pp. small 
4to, unsigned and undated. Ga. 1783 

1734. ORAM (ELIZABETH). A First Book for the Use of 
Teachers. Illustrated. 12mo, original wrappers. N.Y. 1826 

* With an A. L. S. from the author laid in. 

1735. ORANGE COUNTY, NEW YORK. Depositions 
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Hempstead, Orange County, in regard to the suicide of 
Daniel Secor. With the report of the coroner's jury, em- 
panelled by Theunis Cuyper, Judge of the Court of Common 
Pleas for Orange County, in his autograph, signed by the 
twelve jurors, some of whom could only make their marks. 
3 pp. folio, Nov. 19, 1794. 


1736. ORANGE COUNTY, N. Y. Eager (Samuel W.). 
An Outline History of Orange County (N. Y.), with enume- 
ration of the names of its Towns, Rivers, Mountains, &c., 
together with Local Traditions and Sketches of Early Set- 
tlers. 8vo, cloth. Newburgh (N. Y.), 1846-7 

* On fly-leaf are 16 lines in Mr. Lossing's autograph relative 
to the author of this work. 

1737. OREGON. Constitution of Oregon, framed by the 
Constitutional Convention which met at Salem, August 17, 
lb57. 12mo, original wrappers. Scarce. 

Portland, Oregon, 1857 
173S. OSGOOD (SAMUEL— American Statesman and 
Member Continental Congress). Seven pages, folio, of an 
Address " To the Friends of Liberty and Good Order in the 
State of New York." Signed ''Samuel Osgood, Chair- 
man.''' New York, July 26, 1792. 

1739. OTIS (HARRISON GRAY— Senator). A. L. S., 
2 pp. 4to, Harvard College, Sept. 23, 1782, to Stephen Van 

1740. OTIS (HARRISON GRAY). A. L. S., 1 p. 4to, to 
Stephen Van Rensselaer, introducing John Erving, Jr., 
dated Host. Sept. 26, 1786. 

1741. OUTREIN (JOHANNES D'). Korte Schets der 
Godlyke Waarheden, so als die in haare natuurlyke ordre 
te samen geschakeld zija. 12ino, contemporary vellum. 

Amsterdam, 1709 
1742 OWEN (DAVID D.). Report of a Geological Sur- 
vey of Wisconsin, Iowa, and Minnesota; and incidentally 
a Portion of Nebraska Territory. Made under instructions 
from the U. S. Treasury Department. Illustrations. Thick 
4to, cloth (rubbed and stained). Phila. 1852 

1743. OWEN (R. D.). The Wrong of Slavery, the Right 
of Emancipation and the future of the African Race in the 
United States. 12mo, cloth. Phila. 1864 

* Presentation copy from the author, with autograph inscrip- 
tion to B. J. Lossing. Inserted are two autograph letters 
signed, one by B, J. Lossing and the other by Ferd. J. Dreer. 

1744. r'pAIGE (E. C. — " Dow, Jr.").] Short Patent 

'*- Sermons by "Dow, Jr." Originally Pub- 
lished in the New York Sunday Mercury. Revised and 
Corrected. 8vo, cloth. N. Y. 1841 

* Inserted are a brief summary of the author's life in the 
handwriting of Mr. Lossing, signed " B. J. L.," and several 
pages of Paige's original manuscript. 

1745. PAINE (ELIJAH— Jurist). A. L. S., 1 p. 4to, 
Williamstown, Sept. 22, 1831, to Smith ThompsoQ. 

* Telling Mr, Thompson of his intended visit to Rutland. 


1746. PAINE (NATHANIEL). Brief Notice of the Library 
and Cabinet of the American Antiquarian Society, lllub'- 
trated. 8vo, wrappers. Worcester, 1873 

* Presentation copy, with autograph inscription. Laid in 
are an A. L. S. of the author, a photograph of the society's 
libi-ary, a portrait of Isaiah Thomas, a facsimile of the first 
issue of the Worcester Spy, and two leaves printed to replace 
two incorrectly printed pages of the pamphlet. 

1747. PAINE (ROBERT TREAT). The Worlds of Paine, 
with Notes. To which are Prefixed Sketches of his Life, 
Character, and Writings. Portrait. 8vo, half calf. 

Bost. 1813 

1748. PAINE (THOMAS). The American Crisis, and a 
Letter to Sir Gay Carleton, on the Murder of Captain 
Huddy, and the Intended Retaliation on Captain Asgill. 
12mo, boards, leather back (several marginal notes). 

Lond. [1776] 

1749. PAINE (THOMAS). A Letter to the Earl of Shel- 
burne on his Speech respecting the Acknowledgement of 
American Independence. 8vo, half calf. Lond. 1783 

1750. PAINE (THOMAS). The Recantation: being an 
Anticipated Valedictory Address of Paine to the French 
Directory. 12mo, half calf. 

N. Y. : Printed for the author, 1797 

* On title is written, "Joh^i Coffin's Property." Bound up with 
the above is, " Notes from Citizen Adet, Minister Plenipotenti- 
ary of the French Republic, &c." Phila. : Printed for Benjamin 
Franklin Bache, 1796. Title and text in both French and Eng 

1751. PAINE (THOMAS). A Letter to George Washing- 
ton, on Affairs Public and Private. 8vo, half calf (title 
repaired). Dublin, 1797 

1752. [PAINE (THOMAS).] Vale (G.). The Life of 
Thomas Paine, with critical and explanatory observations 
on his writings, etc. 8vo, half cloth. N. Y. 1850 

1753. PALMER (P. S.). History of Lake Champlain, 
from its first exploration by the French in 1609, to the 
close of 1814. First Edition. In the original 3 parts 8vo, 
wrappers, uncut. Plattsburgh, 1853 

1754. Another copy. In the original 3 parts 8vo, 

paper covers, uncut, 

1755. PALMISTRY (MODERN) by A. R. Craig, illus- 
trated, 1867 ; Old Rome and New Italy, by E. Castelar, 1873 ; 
Goldsmith's History of England, 1872; True Womanhood, 
by F. Johnson, 1882; and others. 12 vols. 8vo and smaller, 
cloth, etc. 

1756. PAMPHLETS. Revelations; The Book of Nathan 
The Wise; Ephrata, by a Visitor; and others. Together, 
48 pieces, various sizes, wrappers. v. p. — v. d. 


1757. PANAMA IN 1856, by Robert Tomes, N. Y. 1855; 
Genesis of New England Churches, by L. Bacon, N. Y. 
1874; Industrial History of the U. S., by A. S. Bolles, 1881; 
and others. 5 vols. 4to, and smaller, cloth. 

1758. PAPERS relating to Public Events in Massachu- 
setts preceding the American Revolution. 8vo, cloth. 

Phila. 1856 

* Presentation copy from John B. Moreau to B. J. Lossing. 

1759. PARISH (DAVID). A. L. S., 2 pp. 4to, Phila., 
25th March, 1812, to S. Van Rensselaer, Esq. 

* " J don't believe that an Embargo will be laid — Leib, of the 
Senate, luho was here a few days ago says that 19 of that body 
will vote against War, and that there is no danger of its taking 
place, etc." 

1760. PARISH (DAVID). A. L. S., 2 pp. 4to, " Philada. 
the 23d Deer. 1813," to Stephen Van Rensselaer, mention- 
ing the Erie Canal project, and discussing politics of the 

1761. PARISH (DAVID). A. L. S., 1 p. 4to, Ogdens- 
burgh, Jan'y 2nd, 1813, to Gen. Stephen Van Rensselaer. 

1762. PARISH (DAVID). Political A. L. S., Phila. 1813; 
j. B. Church, four A. L. S., etc., relating to the settlement 
of the Philip Schuyler estate; A. P. Upshur (Secretary of 
State), D. S., 1843; J. Ten Eyck, signature, 1767, to a 
deposition by Maria Ten Broeck on the boundaries of the 
Livingston estate in 1709; Jonas Platt, A. L. S., 1813; 
Fragment (38 lines) of a manuscript copy of the poem 
" The American Times, by Jonathan Boucher "; Summons 
to the Selectmen of Boston, 1790. (10) 

1763. PARKER (D.— Adjutant-General, 1814). A. L. S., 
1813, mentions the death of Gen. Pike; Benj. J. Wright, 
A. L. S., 1803, on the improvement of the navigation of the 
Mohawk river; Rev F. Quitman, A. L. S., 1803; A. G. 
Turner, A. L. S., 1804; As. Ten Broeck, A. L. S., 1808; 
Joseph E. CogsvtelIj, A. L. S., 1830; Nath. Lawrence, 
A. L. S., 1792; Nicholas Biddle, A. L. S., 1824. (8) 

1764. [PARKER (MR. Attributed to). J An Argument 
in Defence of the Exclusive Right claimed by the Colonies 
to Tax Themselves, with a Review of the Laws of England 
relative to Representation and Taxation. To which is 
added an Account of the Rise of the Colonies. 8vo, half 
calf. Lond. 1774 

* With numerous critical notes on the margins in a contem- 
porary hand. 

1765. PARKER (WILLIAM). A. L. S., 2 pp. 4to, with 
alp. copy of a memo., to Henry Laurens, Halifax, N. 
Carolina, &c., June 29, 1780. 

*With mention of " . . my friend Colo. D. Fisher, who 
lives about 35 miles from Halifax," etc. 

1766. PARKMAN (FRANCIS). History of the Conspir- 
acy of Pontiac, and the war of the North Americaa Tribes 
against the English Colonies.. 8vo, cloth. Bost. 1851 

* First Edition. 

1767. PARKMAN (FRANCIS). The Oregon Trail, 1873; 
Pioneers of France in the New World, 1870; The Jesuits in 
North America, 1874; The Conspiracy' of Pontiac and the 
Indian War, 2 vols., 1874; The Discovery of the Great 
West, 1870. Together, 6 vols. 8vo, cloth. Bost. 1870-74 

1768. PARRATT (THOS. F.— Legislator). Two A. L. S. 
Introducing Mr. Sherburne. Dated at the House of Rep- 
resentatives. Apr., 1818. 

1 p. folio. To Col. Andrew Adams. Sept. 1780. 

* An interesting letter on legal matters. 

1770. PARSONS (USHER). The Life of Sir William 
Pepperrell, Bart. Portrait and map. 8vo, cloth. Bost. 1856 

* Presentation copy, witli autograph inscription by the 

1771. PARTON (JAMES). Life and Times of Benjamin 
Franklin. Engraved portraits. First Edition. 3 vols. 
8vo, cloth. N. Y. 1864 

1772. PARTON (JAMES). Famous Americans of Recent 
Times. Portrait. First Edition. 12mo, cloth. Bost. 1867 

1773. PASCO (W. W.). Old New York: A Journal 
relating to the History and Antiquities of New York City. 
Nos. 1 and 2 (all published?). 8vo, wrappers, uncut. 

N. Y. 1889 

* The two numbers contain a list of the illustrations in Val- 
entine's Manuals. 

1774. PATOUN (ARCHIBALD). Treatise on Practical 
Navigation. 8vo, old calf. Lond. 1751 

* On fly-leaf is the following interesting inscription : "John 
Davis his hook April the IS, I7fi4 Bought of Hugh Gaine 
price 12 shillings. Wrote on board the sloop William hound 
to Queheck." 

1775. PATTERSON (ROBERT). A Narrative of the 
Campaign in the Valley of the Shenandoah, in 1861. Map. 
8vo, cloth. Phiia. 1865 

* Author's presentation copy, with inscription. Laid in are 
3 photographs of the author, an A. L. S. from him, A. L. S. 
from R. E, Patterson, several pages of manuscript and envel- 
opes, and newspaper clippings. 

1776. PAULDING (JAMES KIRKE-Author). A. L. S., 
3[pp. 4to, to Mrs. Madison. Washington, Feby 21st, 1839^ 

* A most interesting letter in regard to the proposed English 
edition of Madison's writings. 


1777. PAULDING (WILLIAM, Jr.— American General). 
Autograph General Orders Signed of the State of New 
York, Albany, April 17, 1S09. 3 pp. 4to. To Major Gen- 
eral Van Rensselaer. 

1778. PAULDING (WILLIAM). General Orders issued 
by order of the Commander in Chief, autographed by Pauld- 
ing, also a short autograph note, signed by him. The 
whole addressed to Gen. g. Van Rensselaer. 4 pp. 4to. 
New York, 1811. 

1779. PAULDING (WILLIAM). State of New York. 
General Orders. 2 pp. 4to. Albany, June 3, 1812. To 
General Van Rensselaer. Signature of W. Paulding, Adj. 

1780. PAULDING (WILLIAM). A. L. S., 1 p. 4to, 
Albany, the 15th June, 1812, to Major Gen. Van Rensselaer. 

* General Orders, in regard to the assembling of a regiment 
of cavalry. 

1781. PAULDING (WILLIAM). Signature attached to 
a Printed Copy of General Orders, 2 pp. 4to. State of New 
York, Albany, June 18, 1812. Directed to Stephen Van 

1782. PAULDING (WILLIAM). Two A. L. S., each 1 p. 
4to. Albany, June, 1812, to Gen. Van Rensselaer, trans- 
mitting general orders. 

1783. PEALE (REMBRANDT). Notes on Italy. Writ- 
ten during a Tour in the Years 1829-30. 8vo, half morocco. 

Phila. 1831 

* Presentation Copy from J. A. McAllister to Mrs. B. J. 
Lossing, with inscription on fly-leaf. Inserted is a steel- 
engraved portrait of C. W. Peale, founder of Philadelphia 

1784. PEALE (REMBRANDT). Graphics; a manual of 
drawing and writing. Plates. 12mo, cloth. Some leaves 
slightly discolored. 'PhiU. 1838 

1785. PEARSON (JONATHAN). Early Records of the 
City and County of Albany, and Colony of Rensselaerswyck. 
8vo, cloth. Albany, 1869 

1786. PECK (GEORGE). Wyoming; its History, Stirring 
Incidents, and Romantic Adventures. Illustrated. 12mo, 
cloth. N.Y. 1858 

1787. PEIRPOINT (F. H.). Letter to the President and 
Congress of the U. S. on the Subjects of Abuse of Military 
Power in the Command of General Butler in Virginia and 
North Carolina. 8vo, wrappers. Wash. 1864 

* A L S. by the author, presenting the above book, to B. J. 
Lossing, 3 pp. 4to, Alexandria, March 16, 1865, laid in. 


1788. PELLET (ELIAS P.). History of the 114th Regi- 
ment, N. Y. S. V. 12mo, cloth (worn). Norwich, N. Y., 1865. 

* Laid in is a 3 pp. presentation letter from the author. 

1789. PENDLETON (EDMUND, JR.). A. L. S., 1 p. 4to, 
to James Monroe, concerning the condemnation of slaves 
for conspiracy. Dated Bowling Green, Oct. 22, 1800. 

*With endorsement on the back in the handwriting of Pres. 
Monroe that the slaves were to be reprieved. 

1790. PENNSYLVANIA. Whiskey Insurrection. Report 
of the Commissioners appointed by the President to confer 
with the Insurgents in the Western Counties of Pennsyl- 
vania. 8vo, unbound. Phila. 1794 

1791. PENNSYLVANIA. A Summary Statement of the 
origin, progress and present state of the Washington Bene- 
volent Society of Pennsylvania. 8vo, paper copy. Phila.l81& 

* Presentation copy from Harrison Hall to B. J. Lossing. 

1792. PENNSYLVANIA. Journal of the Senate of the 
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, which commenced at Har- 
risburg December 7, 1819. Vol. XXX only. 8vo, stitched 
uncut. Harrisburg: Christian Gleim, 1819' 

1793. PENNSYLVANIA. Memoirs of the Historical So- 
ciety of Pennsylvania. Vol. II, part II. 8vo. half cloth. 

Phila. 1830 

* Contains Fisher's account of the early poetry of Pennsyl- 

1794. PENNSYLVANIA. Early History of Western Penn- 
sylvania, and of the West. By a Gentleman of the Bar. 
Maps. 8vo, sheep. Pittsburgh, 1846- 

1795. PENNSYLVANIA. The Olden Time: a Monthly 
Pablication, devoted to the Preservation of Documents in 
relation to the early explorations around the head of the 
Ohio. Edited by Neville B. Craig. 2 vols. 8vo, old half 
calf. Pittsburgh, 1846-48 

* Very scarce. Contains items on Aboriginal Etymology, 
French account of Braddock's defeat, Early Charters, Fort 
Duquesne, Pittsburgh's early history, etc. 

1796. PENNSYLVANIA. Minutes of the Provincial 
Council of Pennsylvania. Vols. 1-3 and 5-16. 15 vols. 8vo, 
half sheep. Harrisburg, 1852-53 

1797. .PENNSYLVANIA. Walter S. NewhaU. A Memoir. 
Portrait. 8vo, half cloth, gilt top, uncut. Phila. 1864 

1798. PENNSYLVANIA. Egle (William H.). An Illus- 
trated History of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, from 
its Earliest Settlement to the Present Time, including His- 
torical Descriptions of Each County in the State. Numer- 
ous illustrations. Thick 8vo, cloth. Harrisburg, 1876 

* Author's presentation copy, with several of his A. L. S. and 
a copy of a letter to him, in envelope, inserted. 


Archives, Select.od and Arranged from Original Documents, 
by Samuel Hazard, la vols, and index, 1852-60; Pennsyl- 
vania Archives, Second Series, 4 vols., 1874; Minutes of the 
Provincial Council, Vol. IV (only), 1851. Together, 18 vols. 
Svo. half sheep and half morocco. 

Phila. and Harrisburg, v. d. 

pers . . . relative to the Battle of Brandywine, supplement- 
ary to " The Account of the Battle, by J. Townsend." Illus- 
trations. 8vo, wrappers, uncut. Phila. 1846 

* Presentation copy from J. A. McAllister, with inscription 
on cover. 

ceedings, September, 1846. (1) Some Account of the British 
Army ... at the Battle of Brandywine By Joseph Towns- 
end. (2) An Address delivered at Chester, by Edward 
Armstrong. Plan of the Battle of Brandywine, and vieius. 
Svo, half calf. Phila. 1846-51 

* Inserted is an A. L. S. from Edward Armstrong referring 
to the enclosed plan of battle. 

utes of the Committee of Defence of Philadelphia, 1814-15. 
Vol. VIII of the Memoirs of the Historical Society of Penn- 
sylvauia. Royal Svo, cloth. Phila, 1867 

1803. PENNSYLVANIA MAGAZINE of History and 
Biography. From 1877 to 1889, not consecutive. Together, 
25 numbers. Svo, wrappers, uncut. Phila. 1877-89 

1804. PERCY ANECDOTES; Settlers in Canada, 2 vols. ; 
and others, Together, 50 vols., various sizes and bindings. 

V. p. — V. d. 

1805. PERKINS (A. T.). Sketch of the Life and List of 
some of the works of John Singleton Copley. Small 4to, 
wrappers. Privately Printed, 187a 

* A. L. S. from the author to B. J. Lossing, laid in. 

1806. PERKINS (JAMES H.). Annals of the West, em- 
bracing an Account of the Principal Events which have 
occurred in the Western States and Territories, from the 
Discovery of the Mississippi Valley to 1845. Maps. Svo, 
sheep. Cinn. 1846 

1S07. PERKINS (SAMUEL). A History of the Political 
and Military Events of the Late War between the United 
States and Great Britain. Svo, sheep. New Haven, 18:^5 

1808. PERRY (BENJ. F. — Author and Lawyer, estab- 
lished "The Southern Patriot"). A. L. S., 4 pp. 4to, 1866, 
to B. J. Lossing. 

* A biographical sketch of himself. 


1809. PETERSON (C. J). Monody on certain members 
of the "Press Club" (believed to bear date about A. D. 1900). 
Illustrated with caricature photographs. Small 4to, half 
morocco. [Phila.] Privately printed for F. J. Dreer [1870]. 

* Presentation copy, with A. L. S. from F. J. Dreer to B. J. 

1810. PETERSON (FREDERICK A.). Military review 
of the Campaign in Virginia and Maryland in 1862. 8vo, 
wrappers. N. Y. [1862] 

Proceedings and Debates of the Convention assembled for 
the Purpose of forming the Constitution of the United 
States of America . . . including "The Genuine Information" 
laid before the Legislature of Maryland, by Luther Martin. 
13mo, cloth. Richmond, Va., 1839 

1812. PHILADELPHIA. Political Satire. Philadelphia 
Malignants, Typographed. By Tartan. IBnio, wrappers. 

Phila. 1863 

* Presentation copy from J. A. McAllister. On the margins 
of this pamphlet are written the names of those satirized. 
Among them are Nicholas Biddle of Phila. ; James Buchanan, 
Gen'l Geo. B. MoClellan, and others. 

1813. PHILADELPHIA. Political Satires. Andrew, the 
King, in the time of the Conglomeration of the Heavenly 
Hyenas, the Preachers and Harlots, Thieves and Murderers, 
and the Buck Niggers in the Great City of Penn. 16mo, 
blue wrappers. Phila. 1866 

* A bitter satire, in Biblical language and form, in which are 
named, in thin disguises, Andrew Johnson, Ben. Butler, Thad- 
deus Stevens, Fred. Douglas, Theodore Tilton, and others. 

1814. PHILADELPHIA. View of the State House at 
Philadelphia in 1788. 8vo. Copper Engraving. Very scarce. 

1815. PHILADELPHIA. Syllabical and Steganographical 
Table. Folded to a 4to size. 

Phila. : Benjamin Franklin Bache [c. 1770] 

1816. PHILADELPHIA. Simpson (Henry). The Lives 
of eminent Philadelphians, now deceased. Collected from 
original and authentic sources. Portraits. 8vo, cloth. 

Phila. 1859 

1817. PHCENIXVILLE, PENNA. Pennypacker (Samuel 
W.). Annals of Phoenixville and Vicinity; from the Settle- 
ment to the Year 1871. Ma2J and illustrations. 8vo, cloth 
(slight stains). Phila. 1872 

■* Author's presentation Copy, with autograph inscription on 
fly-leaf. Inserted is an A. L. S. (with envelope) from Ex- 
Governor Pennypacker relative to his work. 

1818. PICKERING (TIMOTHY— Officer in the Revolu- 
tion, and Statesman). D. S., as Secretary of State. 1 p. 
4to. January 7, 1799 


1819. PICKERING (TIMOTHY). Letter from Mr. Pick- 
ering, Secretary of State, to the Chevalier de Yrajo, Envoy 
extraordinary and Minister plenipotentiary of His Catholic 
Majesty to the United States of America. August 8th, 1797. 
8vo, half calf. r^, p 1797] 

1820. [PICKERING (TIMOTHY). J Message from the 
President of the United States, accompanying a Report to 
him from the Secretary of State (T. Pickering), and Sundry 
Documents relative to the affairs of the U. S. on the Mis- 
sissippi, the intercourse with the Indian nations, and the 
inexecution of the treaty between the U. S. and Spain. 8vo, 
half calf. A few pages soiled and blank portion of last leaf 
torn off. Phila. : W. Ross [17'.^8] 

* In the same volume is found : "Message from the President 
of the U. S. transmitting tiie Correspondenoe'between the De- 
partment" of State and the Spanish Minister, showing the 
present state between the two governments." Wash. 1818. 

1821. PICKENS (ANDREW— Governor of South Caro- 
lina). A. L. S., 1 p. 4to, Nov. 15, 1818, To the Governor 
of Ohio, dated Executive Ofiace, South Carolina, Hopewell. 

* Mentioning Brevard's Digest of the Statutes of North 

1823. [PICKETT (JOHN T.).] Sigillologia. Beingsome 
Account of the Great or Broad Seal of the Confederate 
States of America. A Monograph. By lonnes Didymus 
Archseologos. Impression of seal. 8 vo, wrappers. 

Wash. 1873 

* Laid in are several A. L. S. from the author, &c. 

(Sears), 1851; Three Visits to Madagascar (Ellis), 1869; 
Lord Elgin's Mission to China and Japan (Oliphant), I860. 
All illustrated. Together, 3 vols 8vo, cloth. N. Y., v. d. 

1824. PIDGEON (WILLIAM). Traditions of De-Coo- 
Dah, and Antiquarian Researches: the Traditions of the 
Last Prophet of the Elk Nation, etc. Portraits and illus- 
trations. 8vo, cloth. N. Y. 1853 

1825. PIGOT (N.— English Captain of H.M.S. Orpheus), 
L. S., 1812; Jambs Emott (Jurist), A. L. S., 1793, and 
D. S., 1823; A. W. Pawling, A. L. S., 1792; D. S. by 
Gabriel H. Ludlom^ and Clear Evbritt, 1771; J. Fair- 
lib, A. D. S., 1794; Col. E. FITZGERALD, A. L. S., 1809; 
Leonard Gansbvoort, A. N., 1794; D. S. by John 
Hancock (copy), 1784, appointment of commissioners to 
determine the boundary line between N. Y. and Mass. ; etc. 

1826. PIKE (NICHOLAS). Sub-Tropical Rambles in the 
Land of the Aphanapteryx. Personal Experiences in the 
Island of Mauritius. Illustrated. First Edition. 8vo, 
cloth. N. Y. 1873 

1827. PIKE (Z. M.). An Account of Expeditions to the 
Sources of the Mississippi, and through the Western Parts 
of Louisiana, to the Sources of the Arkansas, Kansas, La 
Platte, and Pierre Juan Rivers . . . and a Tour through the 
Interior Parts of New Spain. 8vo, old sprinkled calf 
(rubbed), lacks portrait and maps. Phila. 1810 

1828. PILLINGER (COL. FREDK.), Extract from a 
letter by him June 7, 1776, stating that the Oneidas are 
marching down the Mohawk Valley; De Witt Clinton, 
L. S., 1821; Lord Brougham, signature as frank; Isaac 
Ledyard, A. N. S., 1780; P. Granger (Postmaster-Gen- 
eral), A. L. S., 1824; CoL. W. E. BOSWBLL, A. L. S., 1813, 
on the transportation of army baggage; J. S. HoBART 
(Judge), signature to a petition, 1785; Theo. Van Wyck, 
A. L. S., 1790. (8) 

1829. PITKIN (TIMOTHY). A Political and Civil His- 
tory of the United States of America, from the Year 1763 
to the close of the Administration of Washington in March, 
1797. Engraved portrait of Washington by Nesmith. 2 vols. 
8vo, sprinkled calf (some pages foxed). New Haven, 1828 

1830. [PITT (WILLIAM). J Correspondence of William 
Pitt, Earl of Chatham. Published from the Original Man- 
uscripts. Facsimiles. First Edition. 4 vols. 8vo, original 
cloth. Loud. 1838-40 

1831. PITTSBURGH, Pa^ Craig (Neville B.). The His- 
tory of Pittsburgh, with a Brief Notice of its Facilities of 
Communication and other Advantages for Commercial and 
Manufacturing Purposes. Maps. 12mo, cloth. 

Pittsburgh, 1851 

1832. PLATT (GENERAL JONAS). A. L. S., 2 pp. 
folio, and separate sheet with address. To Henry Living- 
ston, in regard to a division of property. July, 1800. 

1833. PLATT (JONAS). A.L.S., 2 pp. folio. To Stephen 
Van Rensselaer, making returns of troops. Dated Whites- 
town, Feb. 16, 1804. 

1834. PLATT (JONAS). A. L. S., 2 pp. small folio. To 
Stephen Van Rensselaer, Whitestown, Dec. 18, 1804. Men- 
tions Philip Schuyler, General Hamilton, &c. 

1835. PLATT (JONAS). A. L. S., 1 p. To Gen'l Van 
Rensselaer (slightly torn). Whitestone, Dec, 1807. 

1836. PLATT (JONAS). A. L. S., 3 pp. 4to, New York, 
Nov. 23, 1817 (torn at folds). To Chief-Justice Thompson. 

* On legal matters, and asking relief. "In plain English, I 
am tired of holding coiu-t, and want to see my wife and chil- 
dren," etc. 

1837. PLATT (JONAS). A. L. S., 2 pp. 4to, to Mrs. 
Jane Livingston, sympathizing with her on the death of her 
husband. N. Y., Mar. 5, 1828. 


1838. PLATT (JONAS), A. N. S., 1810; Nathaniel 
Prime (N. Y. banker), A, L. S. and receipt, 1808-30; W. C. 
Rives, A. L. S., 1837; Capt. T. L. Hawkins, A. N. S., 
1813; ZiNA Hitchcock, A. L. S., 1793, denying that he 
went over to the enemy in the Revolution; JohnCanfield 
Spencer, L. S., 1843; Benj. Tappan, A. L. S., 1833; T. T. 
Tucker (U. S. Treasurer), D. S., 1816; etc. (15) 

1839. PLATT (COL. RICHARD), A. L. S., 1791; Samuel 
Jones (Comptroller), A. L. S., 1798, to Gen. P. Schuj^ler, 
stating there is no law authorizing him to charge for ser- 
vices; Promissory note in the handwriting of John Johnson 
(Sir John Johnson ?), signed by Elijah Oackley, 1773; Major 
James Harvey, A. L. S., 1809; Charles Thompson (Sec- 
retary of Congress), A. D. S., 1779 (torn). (5) 

1840. PLATT (ZEPHANIAH— Founder of the town of 
Plattsburgh, N. Y.). D. S., Jan. 36, 1768. Vellum. A 
precept to summon a jury to enquire into the lunacy of 
Thomas Force. Signed also by John Brinckerhoff:, Bar- 
tholomew Crannell, Roehd. Snodokor, and Cornells Luyster. 

1841. PLUM (WILLIAM R.). The Military Telegraph 
during the Civil War. Illustrated. 3 vols. 8vo, cloth. 

Chicago, 1883 
1843. PLYMOUTH, PA. Wright (Hendrick B ). His- 
torical Sketches of Plymouth, Luzerne County, Pa. 25 
photographs of settlers, old landmarks, &c. Thick 12mo, 
cloth, gilt. Phila. [1873] 

* Publishers' presentation copy, with 2 A. L. S., in envelopes, 
laid in. 

1843. POEMS (Street), illustrated, 1846; In War Time, 
(Whittier), 1864; Natural Resources of the United States 
(Patton), 1888; and others. Together, 7 vols. 8vo and 
12mo, cloth and half sheep. v. p.— v. d. 

1844. POEMS (W. Wilson), 9 copies; Conrad's Devo- 
tional Poems; Freneau's Poems; and others similar. To- 
gether, 13 vols. 8vo and smaller, various bindings. 

V. p. — V. d, 

1845. POINSETT (JOEL R.— Legislator). A. L. S., 1 
p. 4to, to Alfred Huger, Nov. 16, 1836. 

1846. [POINSETT (JOEL R.).] Notes on Mexico, made 
in the Autumn of 1833 ; accompanied by an Historical Sketch 
of the Revolution, and Translations of Offtcial Reports on 
the Present State of that Country. By a Citizen of the 
United States. Folding map (torn and loose). 8vo, boards 
(weak at joints). Phila. 1834 

1847. POLITICAL DIALOGUES. Soldiers on their Right 
to Vote, and the Men they should support. Scene: The 
Army of the Potomac, near the Weldon Railroad. States 


Eepresented : Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, 
Minnesota, &c. 8vo, sheets, unbound and uncut. 

Wash., D. C, n. d. [ca. 1865J] 

1848. POLITICAL MAGAZINE. The Political Magazine 
and Parliamentary, Naval, Military and Literary Journal, 
for the Year 1782. Illustrated. 8vo, half calf (back cover 
and several pages of index lacking). Lond. [1783] 

* At page 620 is a folding chart of Boston Harbor. 

1849. POLLARD (EDWARD A). The First Year of 
the War. Portraits. 8vo, cloth (writing on title.) 

N. Y. 1863 

1850. POMEROY (J. N.). An Introduction to Municipal 
Law. 8vo, sheep (somewhat rubbed). N. Y. 1864 

* A. L. S. by the author to B. J. Lossing inserted. 

1851. PORTER (DAVID). Journal of a cruise made to 
the Pacific Ocean in the U. S. Frigate Essex in 1812-14. 
Second edition, to which is now added the transactions at 
Valparaiso. Portrait, plates and map. 2 vols. 8vo, sheep 
(rubbed). N. Y. 1823 

1852. [PORTER (DAVID). J Minutes of the Proceedings 
of the Courts of Inquiry and Court Martial in relation to 
Captain David Porter; convened at Washington on the 
seventh day of July, A. D. 1825. 8vo, boards, uncut. 

Wash. 1825 

1853. PORTFOLIO (THE). A Monthly Miscellany. 
From Vol. I., No. 1, 1801, to July, 1821, nearly complete 
and many duplicates. Numerous early portraits, engraved 
views, maps, etc., etc. 60 vols. 4to and 8vo, half sheep and 
wrappers. Phila., 1801-1821 

* An unusual long and complete series of this important early 
American Magazine. 

1854. [POTTER (WOODBURN).] The War in Florida; 
Being an Exposition of its Causes, and an Accurate His- 
tory of the Campaigns of Generals Clinch, Gaines and 
Scott. By a Late Staff Officer. Map and 2 plans. 12mo, 
boards, leather back. Balto. 1836 

* An interesting work on the Seminole War, by one who 
took an active part in the affair. 

trated Magazine. From Jan., 1875, to March, 1881. 76 
numbers. 8vo, wrappers, uncut, as issued. Phila. 1875-81 

1856. The same. Vols. IV to VII, inclusive (Jan., 

1875-Dee., 1876). In the 24 original numbers, royal 8vo, 
wrappers, uncut. Phila. 1875-76 

1856a. The same. Vols. IV to VII, as above. 

1856b. The same. Vols. IV to VII, lacking 4 num- 
bers, but with Vols. V and VI complete. 


1857. POTTER'S COMPEND. Tactics of the Infantry 
of the U. S. Army, abridged, for the use of the militia of 
the XJ. S. 26 copper-plates. 12mo, sheep. 

Poughkeepsie, 1826 

1858. POUGHKEEPSIE, N. Y. Charter and Laws of 
the Corporation of the Village of Poughkeepsie. 12mo, 
boards. ' Poughkeepsie, 1843 

1859. POUGHKEEPSIE, N. Y. Luyster (C. P.). Directory 
for the Village of Poughkeepsie, June, 1845. 8vo, original 
wrappers. Poughkeepsie, 1845 

* Scarce. 

57. 12mo, half roan. [Poughkeepsie, 1857] 

1861. POUGHKEEPSIE. Lent's Poughkeepsie City Di- 
rectory for 1859-60. Engraved view of Poughkeepsie. 
12mo, half roan. (3 copies.) [Poughkeepsie, 1859] 

1862. POWER (NICHOLAS— Printer and Postmaster). 
Bill receipted for postage. 1 p. 12mo, Sept. 3, 1796. Also 
a receipt for Niles' Register, signed by W. A. Coleman 
(friend of Alex. Hamilton and editor of the N. Y. "Evening 
Post"). 2 pieces. 

1863. PREBLE (GEO. H.). The answer of Capt. Preble 
to the statement made by C. B. Boynton in his History of 
the Navy that "the Oreto passed unscathed into the Bay 
of Mobile." 4to, sheets. 

Printed on the U. S. Flag Ship "Pensacola," San Fran- 
cisco, March 5, 1869. 

* One of 30 copies. With an A. L. S. from the author, Capt. 
Preble was discharged from the Navy, charged with neglect of 
duty, but was reinstated on proving that the charges vpere 
false. The above answer is his defence. In his letter he says 
' 'each half page [of the answer] bad to be worked off and dis- 
tributed from a scarcity of small type." 

1864. PREBLE (GEO. H.). Our Flag: Origin and Pro- 
gress of the Flag of the LTnited States of America. J7/ms- 
trations, some colored. FiEST Edition. 8vo, cloth. 

Albany, 1872 

* Laid in are 3 A. L. S. of the author, and proofs of illustra- 
tions added to a later edition. 

1865. PREBLE (GEO. H.). Three Historic Flags and 
Three September Victories. Plates of the flags. 8vo, 
wrappers. Bost. 1874 

* Presentation copy from the author. Only 100 printed. 


Thursday Afternoon, June 6, at 2:30 o'clock 

STATES (Poster), 1873; Acadia (Cozzens), Prehistoric 
Nations (Baldvviu), 1869; Hunting Adventures (Hammond), 
1859; The Indian Gallows (Rhodes), The Prairie Traveller 
(Marcy), 1859. Mainly illustrated. Together, 6 vols. Svo and 
12mo, cloth. • V. p.— V. d. 

1867. PRENTICE (GEORGE D.). Prenticeana; or, Wit 
and Humor in Paragraphs, by the Editor of the Louisville 
Journal. 12mo, cloth. N. Y. 1860 

* First Edition. With A. L. S. from Prentice laid in. 

1868. PRESCOTT ( OLIVER— Brigadier General in the 
Revolution). A. N. S. third person, 1 p. 8vo, dated "Sunday 
Morning," to Gen. Schujder, accepting offer of a carriage. 


1869. PRICE (STEPHEN— Theatrical Manager of the 
Old Park Theatre, N. Y., etc.), A. L. S., 1808; T. Bristol, 
A. L. S., 1831; Anthony Blanchaed, two A. L. S., 1790; 
S. Howard, A. L. S., 1813; Pierre Assailly, 1698, in French; 
J. K. Beekman, two A. L. S., 1808-12; Haemanus Bleecker, 
A. L. S., 1812 ; G. BoMFOED, two A. L. S., 1817 ; J. Ten Eyck, 
signature 1767. (12) 

1870. PRIESTLEY (JOSEPH). A Continuation of the 
Letters to the Philosophers and Politicians of France, on the 
Subject of Religion; and of the Letters to a Philosophical 
Unbeliever; in answer to Mr. Paine 's Age of Reason. 8vo, 
stitched sheets, uncut. Northumberland-Town [Pa.], 1794 

1871. PRIME (S. IREN.EUS). The Life of Samuel P. B. 
Morse. Illustrated. 8vo, cloth. N. Y. 1875 

* Laid in are the page proofs for a magazine article by 
Lossing on Morse, a letter regarding the article, and 2 A. Ij. S. 
of Prime's. 

1872. PRIME (W. C— Editor). Coins, IMedals, and Seals, 
Ancient and Modern. Illustrated and Described, with a 
Sketch of the History of Coins and Coinage, etc. Numerous 
illustrations. Square 8vo, cloth. N. Y. 1861 

1873. PRINCE SOCIETY. The Purpose and Work of the 
Prince Society, with the Constitution and List of members. 
2 vols. 4to, paper. Bost. 1890 


1874. PRINCE (THOMAS). A Chronological History of 
New England in the Form of Annals : Being a summary and 
exact Account of the most material Transactions and Occur- 
rences relating to this Country, in the Order of Time wherein 
they happened, from the Discovery by Capt. Gtosnold in 1602, 
to tiie Arrival of Governor Belcher, in 1730. With an Intro- 
duction, etc., etc. Small 8vo, unbound. 

Boston, N. E.: Printed by Kneeland and Greene for 
S. Gerrish, 1736 

* First Edition. This part of the work, called Vol. I, was 
all issued under this title. Twenty years later a short continu- 
ation, "Annals of New England," appeared. The present vol- 
ume jjrings the chronology down to 1630. This copy has the 4 
final pages of "Additions to the Introduction." 

1875. PEOUD (ROBERT). The History of Pennsylvania 
in North America from the Original Institution and Settle- 
ment of that Province, &c. Vol. II only. 8vo, mottled calf. 

Phila. : Zachariah Poulson, 1798 

1876. PROVOOST FAMILY. Genealogical Notes of the 
Provoost Family of New York, by Edwin R. Purple. Portrait. 
4to, cloth. N. Y. : Privately Printed, 1875 

* Presentation copy from the author. 

1877. PURPLE (EDWIN R.). Genealogical Notes of the 
Oolden Family in America. 4to, cloth. 

N. Y. : Privately Printed, 1873 

* Only 50 copies printed. Presentation copy from the author 
to B. J. Lossing. 

1878. PURPLE (EDWIN R.). Contributions to the His- 
tory of the Kip Family of New York and New Jersey. 4to, 
cloth, uncut. N. Y. : Privately Printed, 1877 

* Presentation copy from Samuel S. Purple, with inscription. 

1879. PURPLE (EDWIN R.). Genealogical Notes relat- 
ing to Lieut.-Gov. Jacob Leisler, and his family Connections 
in New York. 4to, cloth (spotted). N. Y. 1877 

1880. PURPLE (SAMUEL S.). Genealogical Memorials 
of William Bradford, the Printer. Frontispiece. 4to, cloth, 
gilt top. N. Y. : Privately Printed, 1873 

1881. PURPLE (SAMUEL S.). In Memoriam: Edwin R. 
Purple Portrait. 4to, cloth, gilt top. 

N. Y. : Privately Printed, 1881 

* Presentation copy, with autograph inscription from the 

1882. PUTNAM (A. W.). History of Tennessee; or. Life 
and Times of Gen. James Robertson. Illustrated. 8vo, cloth. 

Nashville, Tenn., 1859 

* Laid in is a 1-page A. L. S. from the author. 


1883. PUTNAjM (ISRAEL). The Veil Removed; or, Re- 
flections on David Himiphreys' Essay on the Life of Israel 
Putnam ; by John Fellows. 12mo, cloth. N. Y. 1843 

1884. PUTNAM (ISRAEL). The Life and Character of 
Maj.-deneral Putnam. An Address delivered at a Meeting of 
the Descendants of Gen. Putnam at Putnam, Conn. By 
L. Grosvenor. 8vo, original wrappers. Bost. 1855 

* Presentation copy from the author, with an A. L. S. from 
the author laid in. 

1885. PUTNAjM (ISRAEL). Major-General Israel Put- 
nam. A Correspondence, on this Subject, with the Editor of 
"the Hartford Daily Post," by "Selah" t)f that City and 
H. B. Dawson. 4to, paper covers. Morrisania, 1860 

* Limited issue. Presentation copy from W. J. Davis to 
B. J. Lossing. 

1886. PYE (CAPTAIN JOHN). A. L. S., 2 pp. 4to, 
April 15th, 1710. Addressed On her Majesties Service To Ye 
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while being cleaned. He also writes of having lately been in 
New York, etc. 

1S87. /QUAKERS. A¥illis (Thomas). The Doctrine and 
\c Principles of the People called Quakers, ex- 
plained and Vindicated in a Reply to Hibbard's Address. 
16mo, old half calf. N. Y. 1812 

1888. QUEBEC. Relation de ce qui s'est passe au Siege de 
Quebec (1759), et de la prise du Canada; par une Religieuse 
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[n. p., n. d. — ca. 1850] 

1889. QUEENS OP SOCIETY; Robinson's Hume and 
Smollett; Taine's Ideals in Art; and others. Together 74 
pieces, various sizes and bindings. v. p. — v. d. 

1890. QUINCY (JOSIAH). Memoir of the Life of Josiah 
Quincy, Jun., of ilassachusetts. First Edition. 8vo, old half 
calf. Bost. 1825 

1891. [QUINLAN (JAMES E.).] . Tom Quick, the Indian 
Slayer ; and the Pioneers of Minisink and Wawarsink. 16mo., 
full morocco gilt, gilt edges. Monticello [N. Y.] 1851 

* An extremely rare volume of Indian history, giving the ex- 
citing life of a real personage. Author's presentation copy, 
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1892. [QUINN (DAVID).] Interior Causes of the War: 
the Nation Demonized and its president a Spirit-Rapper. By 
a Citizen of Ohio. 8vo, wrappers. N. Y. 1863 


1893. "D (J.). Letters on the Subject of Southern 
-*-*-• Wrongs and Remedies. 8vo, wrappers. 

Richmond, Va., 1861 

1894. RAILROADS. History of the Railway Mail Service ; 
Memorial of the Opening of the New York and Canada Rail- 
way ; Union Pacific Railroad, 4 pamphlets ; and others similar. 
Together, 10 pieces. 8vo, wrappers. v. p. — v. d. 

1895. RAILROADS. Panama Railroad (Otis) ; Guide 
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Maps and ilhistrations. Together, 5 vols. 12mo and smaller, 
various bindings. v. p. — ^v. d. 

1896. RALEIGH, N. C. Early Times in Raleigh. Ad- 
dresses by David L. Swain at the Dedication of Tucker Hall, 
and on the completion of the Monument to Jacob Johnson. 
Maps. 12mo, wrappers. Raleigh, 1867 

1897. RALEIGH (SIR WALTER). The General History 
of the World, being an Abridgement of Sir Walter Raleigh, 
■\A-ith a Continuation to the Present Times. Portrait of Raleigh. 
4 vols. 12mo, old calf blind tooled (broken). Lond. 1708 

1898. RAMSAY (DAVID). The History of South Carolina, 
from its First Settlement in 1670 to the Year 1808. Map and 
plan. 2 vols. 8vo, half calf. Charleston, 1809 

1899. RANDALL (HENRY S.). The Life of Thomas 
Jefferson. Portraits a nd facsimiles. 3 vols: 8vo, cloth. 

N. Y. 1858 

1900. RANDOLPH (D. N.). A. L. S., 2 pp. 4to, Lancaster, 
Oct. 5th, 1779. Relates to Revolutionary war matters and 
private affairs. Addressed to Col. Theo. Bland. 

1901. RAYMOND (HENRY J.). The Life and Public 
Services of Abraham Lincoln. Portrait and other illustrations. 
8vo, cloth. N. Y. 1865 

1902. REBELLION RECORD (THE), Parts 1-73, not 
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lion and 2 others. Together, 75 numbers, wrappers. 

N. Y., V. d. 

1903. REED (WILLIAM B.). Oration delivered on the 
Occasion of the Reinterment of the Remains of General Hugh 
Mercer. Frontispiece. 8vo, half calf. Phila. 1840 

jamin).] William B. Reed of Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia. 
Expert in the Art of Exhumation of the Dead. 8vo, wrappers, 
uncut. Reprinted from the London edition, 1867 

* With an A. L. S. of presentation from John A. McAllister. 
One of the most virulent pamphlets of this controversy. 


1905. REED-EUSH CONTROVERSY. Reed (William 
B.). A Rejoinder to Mr. Bancroft's Historical Essay on 
President Reed. 8vo, wrappers, uncut. Phila. 1867 

1906. REED-RUSH CONTROVERSY. A Criticism of 
Mr. "Wm. B. Reed's Aspersions on the Character of Dr. Ben- 
jamin Rush, with an incidental consideration of Gen. Joseph 
Reed's Character. 8vo, wrappers, uncut. Phila. 1867 

* Laid in are 2 A. L. S. from John McAllister relating to this 
controversy, and 2 stereopticon views of Carpenter's Hall, 

President Reed of Pennsylvania. A Reply to Mr. George 
Bancroft and others. 8vo, cloth. Phila. [1867] 

* Laid in is a 2 pp. A. L, S. from the author presenting the 
above copy to Mr. Lossing, and defining his position in this con- 
troversy. Also a signed copy of Mr. Lossing 's reply, 5 pp. 8vo, 
in which he takes exception to Mr. Bancroft's attack on Gen. 
Schuyler, and to a certain extent upholds Mr. Reed. 

1908. EEGISTRUM omnium brevium tam originalium 
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border. Polio, calf (rubbed). Somewhat waterstained, other- 
wise good copy. Lond. : "William Rastell, 1531 

* Eabe. Autogeaph on title of Geo. Read, Signer of the 
Declaration of Independence, and the only Southerner who 
signed the three great state papers that underlie the founda- 
tions of our government. 

1909. REICHEL (WILLIAM C). History of the rise, 
progress and present condition of the Bethlehem Female 
Seminary, with a Catalogue of its pupils, 1785-1858. En- 
graved portraits and views. 8vo, cloth. Phila. 1858 

1910. REICHEL (WILLIAM C). Historical Sketch of 
Nazareth Hall, from 1755 to 1869 ; with an- Account of the 
Reunions of Former Pupils, &c. Plan and views. 8vo, cloth, 
gilt top (binding stained). Phila. 1869 

* Presentation copy with inscription slip pasted in. 

1911. REICHEL (WILLIAM C). Names which the Lenni 
Lennape or Delaware Indians gave Rivers, Streams and 
Localities, within the States of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, 
Maryland and Virginia, with their significations. 8vo, wrap- 
pers. Bethlehem, 1872 

* Presentation copy, with letter from John Jordan to B. J. 

1912. REICHEL (WILLIAM C). The Crown Inn, near 
Bethlehem, Penna. 8vo, wrappers. Limited to 499 copies. 

Phila. : For E. P. Wilbur and others, 1872 

1913. Another copy, wrappers. 

* Presentation A. L. S. to B. J. Lossing laid in. 


1914. REICHEL (L. THEO.). The Moravians in North 
Carolina. 16mo, cloth. Salem and Phila., 1857 

* Presentation copy to B. J. Lossing., 

1915. REICPIEL (L. THEO.). Early History of the 
Church of the United Brethern (Unitas Fratrum), commonly 
called Moravians, in North America, 1734-48. 8vo, cloth. 

Nazareth, 1888 

* Presentation copy from the Moravian Hist. See. 

1916. REID (J. M.). Missions and Missionary Society of 
the Methodist Episcopal Church. Maps and illustrations. 
2 vols. 12mo, cloth. _ N. Y. 1880 

* Presentation letter laid in. 

1917. REIGART (J. FRANKLIN). The Life of Robert 
Pulton. With copies of Mr. Fulton's original drawings and 
numerous plates. First Edition. 8vo, cloth (loose in bind- 
ing). Phila. 1856 

* A. L. S. of the author inserted. 

1918. REPORT of a French Protestant Refugee, in Boston, 
1687: translated from the French by B. T. Fisher. Small 
4to, wrappers. Brooklyn, 1868 

* Limited to 125 copies. Presentation copy from I. C. Bre- 
voort to B. J. ~ 

1919. REPORT of the Commissioner of Patents for 1840; 
Uranography by E. 0. Kendall, 1845 ; Milton's Paradise Lost, 
Bost. 1825; and others. 20 vols. 4to, and smaller, various 

1920. REPORTS of the Naval Engagements on the Missis- 
sippi River, resulting in the Captures of Forts Jackson and 
St. Philip and the City of New Orleans. 3Iaps and 2 colored 
plates. 8vo, cloth. Wash. 1862 

* Autograph presentation copy from Gidion Welles, Sec. of 
the Navy. 

1921. RESOLUTIONS OF CONGRESS, 1783: Recom- 
mending the States to invest Congress with the Power to Levy 
an Impost for the Use of the States. With Remarks on the 
Resolutions of Congress and Laws of the different States, by 
A Republican. 8vo, half calf (contemporary name on title). 

N. Y. 1787 

1922. REVOLUTIONARY Thoughts upon Liberty. By 
an Englishman. 12mo, half calf. Lond. 1772 

1923. REVOLUTIONARY. A. L. S. of Maurice Desdevens 
to Gen. James Clinton, transmitting the plea of Pierre Ayot, a 
Frenchman who served in the American Army, that his ac- 
count with the government be settled, or that he be given some 
new commission. Also an A. N. S. to Gen. Clinton's son, re- 
questing him to read the letter and to add to it if necessary. 
2 pieces, 4to and 8vo. Dated 4th August, 1785. 


1924. REVOLUTIONARY BALLADS. Contemporary 

MS. poems, 2i pp. -ito, sewn, written in one hand throughout, 
and with the names "Abraham Stowler" and "Mary Mott" 
written on two margins. Commencement and end lacking. 

* The subjects include "The tragicall death of Miss Jane 
M 'Crea, " "A Dialogue between Col. pain & miss Glorinda 
fair Child when taking leave of her to go on the Northern 
Expedition, ' ' and ' ' The Fall of Burgoyne, " " Contest be- 
tween the Eagle and Crane" (George III and the Sons of 
Liberty), etc. 

ment on paper, 2 pp. folio. Fort George, June 20, 1777. 

* Decision of -Court-Martial held by order of General Schuyler 
condemning one man to death ajid 2 others to be whipped, for 
desertion. Signed by William Lithgow, President, John Copp, 
Judge Advocate. 

a Garrison Court-Martial held at Albemarle Barracks, June, 
1779. 2 pp. 8vo. Signed Jesse Allen, Captain. 

* Among the prisoners tried were two Quakers who had re- 
fused to bear arms. 

1927. REVOLUTIONARY. Returns of Major Ottendorff's 
Independent Corps, Philadelphia, April 12 and 24, 1777. 
Signed. Return of the Delaware Regt. companies of Capts. 
Patten, Moore and Hazard, signed by Adjutant James Lucas, 
April 12, 1777. Return of Horses and Cattle employed by 
the 3rd division British, signed by "W. Paxton, of the 47th 
regt., New Hartford, Nov. 20', 1778. (4) 

1928. Return of the 9th Pa. regt., Phila., April 9, 

1777, signed by Col. Anthony James Morris; Returns of the 
10th Pa. regt., Phila., April 5 and 9, 1777, signed by Capts. 
Wm. Wirtz and Harman Stout. (3) 

1929. Abstract of two months' pay for Col. Gamaliel 

Bradford's regt., July 21, 1777, signed by Lt.-Col. Richd. 
Bassett and Andrew Bradford. 

1930. RHODE ISLAND. Records of the Colony of Rhode 

Island and Providence Plantations in New England, edited by 

J. R. Bartlett. Vols. I-VII (1636-1776). 7 vols. 8vo, cloth. 

(Vol. I sheep, rubbed.) Providence, 1856-62 

*Vol. I is a presentation Copy from the Editor to B. J. 

1931. RHODE ISLAND. Newport Natural Historv So- 
ciety Proceedings, 1883-4; Proceedings of the Rhode Island 
Historical Society, 1879-80; Mrs. Dailey's Report of the Dis- 
abled R. I. Soldiers ; and others similar. Together, 14 pieces, 
4to and smaller, wrappers. v. p. y. d. 

1932. RICHARDS (CHARLES). Thoughts, and Remarks 
on Various Subjects, together with a short account of the au- 
thor s Lite. Written by Charles Richards, of Goshen (Conn.). 
12mo, boards, leather back. Printed for the Author 180-5 


1933. RICHARDSON (ALBERT D.). The Secret Ser- 
vice, the Field, the Dungeon, the Escape. Portradt 8vo, 
<^loth. ^ Hartford, 1865 

* Laid in are several newspaper clippings referring to the 
author; A. L. S. from Lossing; 2 other A. L. S. from publishers, 
and an A. L. S. from A. D. Richardson. 

1934. RICHMOND (JAMES COOK). Hactenus; The 
Battle So Far. By James C. Richmond, Presbyter, and 
Rector of St. Paul's Church, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U. S. A. 
8vo, wrappers. Milwaiikee, 1859 

^ * Author 's presentation copy, with autograph inscription on 
title. Contains, principally, an ecclesiastical controversy be- 
tween the author and Henry Ward Beeoher. 

1935. RICHMOND THEATRE FIRE. Resolution of 
Sympathy [Copy] from the State of Ohio to the Gov. of Vir- 
ginia and Mayor of Richmond, on account of the burning of 
the theatre in that city upon the night of December 26, 1811, 
in which 72 persons were destroyed, including G. W. Smith, 
the Governor of the State. 

1936. RICKETSON (DANIEL). The History of New 
Bedford, British County, Mass. Including a History of Dart- 
mouth, etc. First Edition. 12mo, cloth. 

New Bedford, 1858 

1937. RIEDESEL (MADAME). Letters and Journals re- 
lating to the War of the American Revolution, and the Cap- 
ture of the German Troops at Saratoga. Translated by Wil- 
liam L. Stone. Portrait and illustrations. 8vo, cloth. 

Albany, 1867 

1938. RIEDESEL (MAJ.-GENL.). Memoirs, and Letters 
and Journals of Major General Riedesel, during his residence 
in America. Translated from the original German of Max 
von Eelking by W. L. Stone. Portrait and frontispiece. 2 
vols. 8vo, cloth, uncut. Albany : Munsell, 1868 

1939. RIKER (JAMES). Annals of Newtown, in Queens 
County, New York : containing its history from its first Settle- 
ment, together with many interesting facts concerning the 
adjacent to-wns; also a particular account of numerous Long 
Island families. 2 maps. 8vo, boards, cloth back, uncut. 
Fine copy. N. T. 1852 

* Presentation copy, with 2 autograph letters signed from the 
author to B. J. Lossing, inserted; also another letter. 

1940. RIPLEY (ELEAZER W. — Distinguished soldier in 
the War of 1812). A. L. S., 2 pp. 4to, Boston, July 15, 1815, 
to John L. Thompson, offering the use of his private journal 
for Thompson's researches. 

1941. RIPLEY (ELEAZER W.). A. L., third person, 
1 p. 4to, undated, to J. L. Thompson, in regard to papers for 
use in the preparation of "Historical Sketches." 


1942. RITZEJIA (JOSEPH— Minister of the Collegiate 
Church (Reformed Dutch Church), N. T.). 2 A. L. S. in 
Dutch, each 1 p. 4to, New York, 1750 and 1775. 

1943. RIVINGTON (JAMES— New York Printer). 
A. D. S. n. d. Receipt given to Judge Thompson. 

1944. RIVINGTON (J.— Son of the New York printer), 
A. N. S. 1818, regarding a note book for his daughter; Beyan 
(J. H., of N. Carolina), A. L. S., 1 p. 4to, New Burn, N. C, 
1831, regarding his half brother; Barnes (John), A. L. S., 
1 p. 4to, N. Y. 1785, to Gilbert Livingston; Burnley (Zach. — 
Colonel), A. L. S., 1 p. fol.. Orange Co., May 1779, regarding 
men for his company (poor condition) ; and several others, 
some worn and damaged. Together, 12 pieces. 

1945. RIVINGTON IMPRINT. Hervey (James). Medi- 
tations Among the Tombs. 12mo, original boards (fly-leaf 
torn) . New York : Printed by James Rivington, and sold by 
Henry Knox and James Lockwood, 1774. 

* A note by Mr. Lossing laid in, ' ' James Eivington was the 
Eong's printer in New York during the Revolution. Henry 
Knox was afterward Maj.-Gen. Knox of the Revolution." 

1946. ROACH (MAJOR ISAAC). A Brief Sketch of the 
Public Services of Major Isaac Roach. 8vo, sewed. 

Phila. 1838 

1947. ROAD LOCOMOTION IN 1812. A. L. S., 3 pp. 
folio, from Ben.jamin Taylor, Hudson St., N. Y., to General 
Van Rensselaer, Albany. New York, Nov. 21, 1812. 

* The writer requests the privilege of placing ' ' Mackenzie 's 
New Horseless Carriage, under his patronage, and informs him 
by a newspaper advertisement enclosed, that carriage can be 
seen at the Broadway Stadium, N. Y., where "it is exhibited to 
the public at 25 cents per head. ' ' This carriage was worked by 
man-power, and it was estimated that under proper conditions, 
the machine could be made to go 8 miles per hour, freighted 
with the "power," and at least 10 bushels of wheat besides. 
Its ordinary speed was 6 miles per hour. 

1948. ROBBINS (CHANDLER). History of the Second 
Church, or Old North, in Boston. To which is added, a His- 
tory of the New Brick Church. Engraved portraits. 8vo, 
cloth. Bost. 1852 

1949. ROBBINS (ELLIOTT). Panacea for the Healing 
of the Nation. Centennial of the Foundation of the Govern- 
ment of the United States, 1876. Illustrations. 8vo, wrap- 
pers. N. Y. 1876 

* Inserted is an A. L. S. from the author. 

1950. ROBINSON (CONWAY). An Account of Dis- 
coveries in the West until 1519, and of Voyages to and along 
the Atlantic coast of North America, from 1520 to 1573. 
First Edition. Svo, cloth. Richmond, 1848 


1951. EOBIXSOX (MATTHEW). A Further Examina- 
tion of our present American Measures and of the Reasons 
and the Principles on which they are founded. 8vo, half 
calf. Bath, 1776 

1952. RODGERS (JOHN— Clergyman and chaplain to 
Genl. William Heath's Brigade, in 1776), and Clarkson (Mat- 
thew — philanthropist) . Signed Report, as on the Committee 
appointed by the University of the State of New York, to 
visit the Academy of Erasmus Hall, in Flatbush. 3 pp. folio. 
Jan., 22, 1788. 

1953. RODGERS (JOHN— Commodore). L. S., 1 p. folio, 
to Smith Thompson on his retiring from the office of Secretary 
of Navy. Aug. 27, 1823. 

1951. ROGERS (HORATIO). A Journal Kept in Canada 
and upon Burgoyne's Campaign in 1776 and 1777 by Lieut. 
James SI. Hadden. Facsimiles. Small 4to, cloth, uncut. 

Albany, 1884 

* No. 12 of Munsell's Historical Series. Presentation copy, 
with autograph inscription and A. L. S. of the editor, and two 
other letters laid in. 

1955. [ROGERS (R.).] Reminiscences of the French 
War; containing Rogers' expeditions with the New-England 
Rangers under his command, as published in London in 1765 ; 
with notes and illustrations, to which is added an account of 
the Life and ^Military Services of Maj.-Gen. John Stark. 
12mo, half calf. Portrait missing. Concord, N. H., 1831 

1956. ROJIAYNE (NICHOLAS— Founder of and Pro- 
fessor in the New York College of Physicians and Surgeons). 
A L S., to Doctor John jMoyan of Philadelphia. 1 p. 4to, 
dated "New York, Oct. 4, 1784." 

1957. RONDTHALER (EDWARD). Life of John Hecke- 
welder. Portrait. 12mo, cloth. Phila. 1847 

1958. [ROSENBERG (C. G.) .] Have You heard of Them. 
Bv Frontispiece. First Edition. 12mo, cloth. 

N. Y. 1854 

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introducing him to Lossing. 

Citizen). Signature on a note of Daniel Harris, 1 p., small 
4to. August 14, 1760. 

1960. RUPP (I. D.). History and Topography of North- 
umberland, Huntingdon, Mifflin, Centre, Union, Columbia, 
Juniata and Clinton Counties, Pa. Illustrated. 8vo, old 
tree-calf. Lacaster, Pa., 1847 


1961. [RUPP (DANIEL).] The Clerk's Assistant. By 
a (Jentleman of the Bar. 8vo, sheep. 

Poughkeepsie : Paraclete Potter, 1814 

1962. RTJSPI (RICHARD— Secty. of State and Minister to 
England and to Prance). L. S., 1 p. folio, Department of 
State, j\Iay 8th, 1817, to the Governor of Kentucky, forward- 
ing copies of laws on naturalization. 

1963. RUSH (RICHARD). A. L. S., 2 pp., 4to, dated 
\Yashington June 17, 1817, to J. L. Thomson, regarding an 
official appointment. 

1964. RUSH (RICHARD). A. L. S., to Callender Irvine, 
Indian Agent. Also, an A. L. S. from his wife, Catherine B. 
Rush. 2 pieces, 4to, 1 page each. 

1965. RUSH (RICHARD). Occasional Productions, Po- 
litical, Diplomatic, and Miscellaneous. Including, among 
others, a glance at the Court of Louis Philippe. Portrait. 
First Edition. 8vo, cloth. Phila. 1860 

1966. RUSSELL (WILLIS). Quebec: As it was, and as 
it is, or, a brief history of the oldest city in Canada. 12mo, 
wrappers. Quebec, 1857 

1967. RUTTENBER (E. M.). History of the Town of 
Newburgh. lUiistratrd with views, maps, and portraits. 10 
parts, 8vo, wrappers, uncut, as issued. Newburgh, 1859 

1968. RUTTENBER (E. M.). Obstructions to the Navi- 
gation of Hudson's River; Embracing the ]\Iinutes of the 
Secret Committee Appointed by the Provincial Convention of 
New York, July 16, 1776, etc. Folding map. Small 4to, 
cloth, gilt top, uncut. Albany, 1860 

* Munsell 's Historical Series, No. V, with Munsell 's auto- 
grapli on fly-leaf. 

1969. RYDER (EDWARD). Elizabeth Pry. Life and 
Labors of the Eminent Philanthropist, Preacher, and Prison 
Reformer. Portrait. 8vo, cloth. Pawling, N. Y., 1883 

* A. L. S. from the author laid in. 

1970. RYLEY (SIR HEISTER). The Visions of Sir 
Heister Ryley : with other Entertainments. Consisting of 200 
Discourses and Letters. Small 4to, old half russia (name 
scratched from title). Lond. 1711 

1971. CABIN'S American Bibliopolist, about 60 nos., 
^- 8vo, sewed. v. d. 

1972. SABINE (LORENZO). The American Loyalists, or 
Biographical Sketches of adlierents to the British Crown in 
the War of the Revolution. Pirst Edition. 8vo, cloth. 

Bost. 1847 

1973. SAFFELL (W. T. R.)- Records of the Revolutionary 
War; containing the Military and Financial Correspondence 
of Distinguished Officers. 12mo, cloth. N. Y. 1858 

* Inserted is A. L. S. from the author asking Mr. Lossing 's 
opinion of the financial situation in New York around Oct. 12, 
1857, especially in reference to the publication of the above 

1974. SAILORS' SNUG HARBOR. Copy of the Last 
Will and Testament of the late Robert Richard Randall, Esq., 
and the Act of Incorporation respecting the Sailors' Snug 
Harbor. 3 lithographic views. 8vo, cloth. N. T. 1876 

* Laid in is an A. L. S. from the secretary of the institution 
concerning the book. 

1975. SANPORD (ELIAS B.). A History of Connecticut. 
Illustrated. First Edition. 8vo, cloth. Hartford, 1887 

* Presentation copy, with A. L. S. of the author laid in. 

1976. SANFORD (LAURA G.). The History of Erie 
County, Penn. Map and ■portraits. 12mo, cloth. 

" A. L. S. from the author laid in. Phila. 1862 

1977. SARATOGA. Indenture and Release for lands in 
Saratoga, formerly the property of Dirck Ten Broeek. Docu- 
ment on velliun. Signed by Dirck, Abraham, and Margaret 
Ten Broeek, James van Rensselaer, etc., and dated May 28th, 

1978. [SARTAIN (JOHN).] On the Antique Painting in 
Encaustic of Cleopatra, discovered in 1818. Engraved plates 
and other illustrations. Royal 8vo, decorative cloth. 

Phila. 1885 

* Presentation Copy from the author to Perd. J. Dreer, and 
by him presented to Mr. Lossing, with autograph inscription on 
title. Also, an A. L. S. from P. J. Dreer, inserted. 

1979. SAUNDERS (FREDERICK). Memories of the 
Great Metropolis ; or, London, from the Tower to the Crystal 
Palace. Illustrations. 12mo, cloth. N. Y. 1852 

* Author 's Presentation Copy, with autograph inscription on 

1980. [SAUNDERS (FREDERICK).] Salad for the 
Solitary, by an Epicure. Frontispiece. 12mo, cloth. 

' N. Y. 1853 

* Presentation copy, inscribed : " B. J. Lossing Esq with the 
sincere respect of ' The Epicure. ' ' ' 

1981. [SAUNDERS (FREDERICK).] Salad for the 
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N. Y. 1856 

* Presentation copy, with author's autograph inscription on 


1982. SCHARF (COL. J. THOMAS). The Chronicles of 
Baltimore; being' a complete history of "Baltimore Town" 
and Baltimore City. 8vo, cloth. Balto. 1874 

* Presentation copy from the author and lyith A. L. S. 

1983. SCI-IOOL BOOKS, Travel, Poetry, etc. About 50 
vols., various sizes and bindings. v. p. — v. d. 

1984. SCHOOLCRAFT (HENRT R.). Information re- 
specting the History, Condition, and Prospects of the Indian 
Tribes of the United States. Many ilhistrations, some in col- 
ors. 6 vols. 4to, cloth, one vol. uncut (several bindings rubbed 
and worn). Phila. 1853-57 

* Laid in are an A. L. S. of the author, and a bookseller 'g 
letter, certifying that this is a Government copy, with early im- 
pressions of the plates. 

1985. The same. Part III only. 4to, cloth, uncut. 

Phila.' 1853 

the Life and Character of Mrs. Mary Anna Boardman, with a 
historical account of her forefathers, etc. Portrait. 8vo, old 
half calf. New Haven, 1849 

* Presentation copy from the author. 

1987. SCHULTZ (CHRISTIAN). Travels on an Inland 
Voyage through the States of New York, Pennsylvania, 
Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee, and through the 
territories of Indiana, Louisiana, Mississippi and New Orleans; 
Plates and maps. 2 vols, in one, 8vo, boards (broken), uncut. 
Slightly stained and portrait missing. N. Y. 1810 

1988. SCHUYLER (CORNELIA— Widow of Gen. John 
Schuyler and mother of Gen. Philip Schuyler) . Certified copy 
of her will executed 1760, 7 pp. folio. Angelica Schuyler, 
daughter of Philip Schuyler, two A. L. S. to her father (1776) 
with an autograph note by Mr. Lossing relating Angelica's 
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1989. SCHUYLER (GEORGE L.). Correspondence and 
Remarks upon Bancroft's History of the Northern Campaign 
of 1777, and the Character of Major-Gen. Philip Schuyler. 
8vo, wrappers (marginal notes on several pages). N. Y. 1867 

* Laid in are — (1) A., L. S. from George Bancroft; (2) 3 
A. L. S. from Mr. Lossing to Bancroft; (3) A. L. S. from 
Helen E. Smith; (4) A. L. S. from W. J- Davis; (5) Printed 
copy of Bancroft's letter to the editors of the "N. A. Eeview," 
N. Y., March 6, 1867. 

1990. SCHUYLER (PHILIP— Gen. in the Revolution, 
commanded on the northern frontier). Map and memoranda, 
in Schuyler's hand, concerning an exchange of land with 
Abraham Wendell. 2 pp. folio, 1761. Unsigned, but with 
Schuyler's name appearing several times in the text. 


199L SCHUYLER (PHILIP). Articles of Agreement be- 
tween Gerard De Peyster and Philip Schuyler for the sale of 
lumber, m the handwriting of the former, dated March, 1772 
signed by both and also by William Duer and James Forrest ■ 
another similar, dated 1774, but unsigned; three statements 
o± sales covering the same period. (5) 

1992. SCHUYLER (PHILIP). A. L. S., 1 p. folio, Feb. 5, 
1775, TO Capt. Yarick, transmitting military orders to Maior 

1993. SCHUYLER (PHILIP). A. L. S., 1 p. 4to, to Capt. 
Varick. Dated on back, Albany, Dec. 17, 1775. 

* "Please to write a line to Capt. Billings directing him to 
furnish Lt. Be Hast with ten men to escort the prisoners still 
left at Esopus," etc. 

1991. SCHUYLER (PHILIP). A. N. S., 1 p. 4to, Dec. 21, 
1775, TO Capt. Varick. 

* ' ' Send an order to Sergeant Thompson to return to this 
pla-ce . . iring with him the Indian women and children," etc. 

1995. SCHUYLER (PHILIP). D. S., 1 p. folio. Bill for 
making oars and paddles for the use of the Army. Endorsed 
and signed twice by General Schuyler; and by David Ives. 
Goshen, Conn., Febry., 1776. 

1996. SCHUYLER (PHILIP). A. L. S., 1776, to Capt. 
Varick, relating to arms supplied at his expense to Capt. 
Watson's company; A. N. S. granting pardon to Sergeant 
Bush, 1776; and other similar notes. (5) 

1997. SCHUYLER (PHILIP). D. S., 1 p. 4to. Agreement 
fixing the pay and rations of Ebenezer Stevens' Corps of 
Artillery. June 20th, 1777. Also : a receipt for $800.00 from 
Jonathan Trumbull, Jr., in the handwriting of Schuyler. 
2 pieces. 

1998. SCHUYLER (PHILIP). A. L. S., 1 p. folio, re- 
questing Mr. Van Rensselaer to lay before Congress a Bill 
drawn by M. G. Sullivan for his (Schuyler's) reimbursement. 
April 7, 1780. 

1999. SCHUYLER (PHILIP). A. L. S., 1 p. folio, to 
Stephen Van Rensselaer. Saratoga, August 13, 1780. 

* A letter of thanks, and with mention of the bad roads. 

2000. SCHUYLER (PHILIP). A. L. S., 2 pp. folio, to 
Stephen Van Rensselaer, his son-in-law, giving him advice. 
Sept. ISth, 1781. (In poor condition.) 

2001. SCHUYLER (PHILIP). A. L. S., 1 page, folio, 
Albany, Sept. 28th, 1781. To Thos. Russell, Boston. 

* ' ' The bearer . . . will present a hill drawn on you in my 
favor iy Boiert Morris, Esq. of Philadelphia, for three thou- 
sand five hundred Spanish silver dollars," etc. 


2002. SCHUYLER (PHILIP). A. L. S., 10 pp. folio, 
Albany, Dec. 1, 1781. To Robert Morris. With erasures and 

* Gen. Schuyler commences by detailing an interview with a 
Mr. ITarlin, whose account was unpaid by Congress: "I posi- 
tively declared that I was persuaded you would not coumder 
yourself autlwrized to afford him a preference when there were 
so many public creditors of at least equal pretensions and in- 
stanced myself as one, and that I had been advised you could 
not then reimburse me money which I had lent the public pre- 
vious to your appointment as Financier." The greater part of 
the letter deals with the question of charges of peculation made 
against him in the matter of a contract for supplies. 

2003. SCHUYLER (PHILIP). Deposition in the hand- 
writing of, and signed by Schuyler, also signed by Richard 
Morris. 2 pages folio, Poughkeepsie, March 9, 1782. 

* Disclaiming any part in the purchase of certificates f ro.n 
soldiers, or lands "confiscated in this state" (of New York). 

2004. SCHUYLER (PHILIP). A. L. S., 2 pp., folio, to 
Stephen Van Rensselaer, asking him to send some tobacco. 
Saratoga, July 7, 1783. 

2005. SCHUYLER (PHILIP). A. L. S., 2 pp. folio, Sara- 
toga, July 10, 1783. To Stephen Van Rensselaer. 

* On family and business matters. Mentions Mrs. Hamilton. 

2006. SCHUYLER (PHILIP). A. L. S., 1 p. folio, to 
Stephen Van Rensselaer, asking for some supplies. July 14, 

2007. SCHUYLER (PHILIP). A. L. S., 2 pp. folio, to 
Stephen Van Rensselaer, ordering supplies, July 17, 1783. 

2008. SCHUYLER (PHILIP). A. L. S., 2 pp. 4to, Sara- 
toga, August 4, 1783, to Stephen Van Rensselaer, regarding 
surveys of lands adjoining the Susquehanna. 

2009. SCHUYLER (PHILIP— General). A. L. S., 2 pp. 
folio, Saratoga, August 7, 1783, to Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Van 

* About half of the letfer deals with one Jenkins, an iiii- 
postor, who had been troubling the General. "I am not sorry 
that I preserved temper, but he certainly deserved to have been 
Tiiclced out of the house. ' ' 

2010. SCHUYLER (PHILIP). A. L. S., 1 p. folio, Sara- 
toga, Dec. 10, 1783, to Stephen Van Rensselaer. 

* Regarding the forwarding of deer skins for "negroes 
breeches," etc. 

2011. SCHUYLER (PHILIP). A. L. S., 2 pp. folio, March 
27th, 1784. 

* Addressed to Stephen Van Eensselaer. A very interesting 
letter in regard to a legislative provision to free his estate. 


2012. SCHUYLER (PHILIP). Articles of agreement be- 
tween Philip Schuyler, and Catherine his wife, and R., John I, 
Henry I, and James Van Rensselaer. 2 pp. folio. With 
signatiires as named, including that of Stephen Van Rensse- 
laer. January 31, 1784. 

2013. SCHUYLER (PHILIP). MS. directions, 2 pp. folio, 
in Schuyler's hand, for a survey to be run in 1784 "Prom 
Wahankasick South 76° 45', etc. 

2014. SCHUYLER (PHILIP). A. L. S. (original draft, 
with erasures and additions), 2 pp. folio, Albany, March 3, 
1785, to Charles Thomson. 

* Schuyler speaks of being "reduced to the painful neces- 
sity of a sedentary life by chronick disorders, the severity of 
which does not afford me the most remote prospect of ever again 
entering any scene of life where personal activity is requisite. ' ' 

2015. SCHUYLER (PHILIP). A. D. S., 2 pp. folio. An 
account with Gerardus De Peyster, June 27th, 1785. 

2016. SCHUYLER (PHILIP). A. L. S., 2 pp. folio, to 
Stephen Van Rensselaer. Albany, July 28, 1785. 

* Writes that he is going to Saratoga to take the baths. 

2017. SCHUYLER (PHILIP). A. L. S., 1 p. folio, Albany, 
July 31st, 1785, to [Stephen] Van Rensselaer. 

* ' ' Mrs. Schuyler set out yesterday for the Springs * * * I 
propose to set out on Wednesday and remain with her whilst 
she stays. ' ' 

2018. SCHUYLER (PHILIP). A. L. S., 1 p. folio, Sara- 
toga, Sept. 3, 1785, to Stephen Van Rensselaer, complaining 
of his health. 

2019. SCHUYLER (PHILIP). A. L. S., 2 pp. small 4to, 
Saratoga, Sept. 25th, 1785, to Stephen Van Rensselaer 

* A short but interesting specimen, mentioning John Jay and 
Alexander Hamilton . . . "/ enclose you a letter for Mr. 
Jay, one for Colo. Hamilton, and another for Mrs. Church, this 
to he delivered to Colo. Samilton. The contents of these letters 
are of such a nature that they ought to go hy very safe hands," 

2020. SCHUYLER (PHILIP). A. L. S., 8 pp. folio. New 
York, Jan. 16, 1786, to Stejphen Van Rensselaer. Relates to the 
latter 's inherita,nce, the transactions of the State Legislature, 
"Clinton grows every day more unpopular," and the first 
delegation to Congress. 

2021. SCHUYLER (PHILIP). A. L. S., 4 pp. folio (New 
York) May 10, 1786, to Stephen Van Rensselaer, on New York 
State polities," and the dismissal of Abraham Yates as Com- 
missioner of Loans. 

2022. SCHUYLER (PHILIP). Autograph signed docu- 
ments and accounts relating to the settlement of the estate of 
Margaret Schuyler, 1780-90. (5) 


2023. HCHUYLER (PHILIP). Autograph draft signed 
of a letter to Comptroller Nieh. Eveleigli, on the expenses of 
the Committee of tlongress with the army in 1780. 2 pp. folio. 
New York, May 2, 1790. 

2024. SCHUYLER (PHILIP). A. L. S., 2 pp. folio, to 
Stephen Yan Rensselaer, concerning the President's illness and 
the removal of Congress from New York. Dated New York, 
May 16, 1790. 

2025. SCHUYLER (PHILIP). Resolution of the Free- 
holders of Lansingburgh sent to Philip Schuyler, Senator. 
2 pp. folio, signed by John Van Rensselaer, Stephen Gorham, 
James Dole, Peter Edmund Elmendorf, J. D. Dickinson, John 
Lovett and others. March 20, 1792. 

2026. SCHUYLER (PHILIP). A. L. S., 3 pp. folio, to a 
committee for erecting a college at Albany, and refusing his 
help becavise he was already pledged to support a college at 
Schenectady. New York, Jan. 22, 1795. 

2027. SCHUYLER (PHILIP). Memorandum for Mrs. 
Schuyler giving directions as to writing receipts, making pay- 
ments, etc. 2 pieces, folio. 1796. Unsigned. 

2028. SCHUYLER (PHILIP). A. L. S., 1 p. folio, to 
Stephen Van Rensselaer. Dec. 14, 1800 

* ' ' The foederaUsts in this quarter are very anxious to Tcnow 
if a foedral candidate for the chair of Government is to Tie pro- 
posed, " etc. 

2029. SCHUYLER (PHILIP). A. L. S., 2 pp. 4to, March 
28, 1802, to Stephen Van Rensselaer, dealing with the relations 
of France and the United States. Also John Bogart's state- 
ment of account with Schuyler for the years 1801-04. 2 pieces. 

2030. SCHUYLER (PHILIP). The original draft, in 
Schujder's handwriting, 7 pp. folio, endorsed "Feb. 1803," 
with erasures and interlineations, of an address from the 
directors of the Western Inland Lock Navigation Company to 
the New York State Legislature. 

* The address gives in detail the progress of work on the 
canal which the company was building. Schuyler was president 
of the company. It was this canal which, with that undertaken 
by the Northern Inland Lock Navigation Company, gave the 
impetus to the building of the Erie Canal. 

2031. SCHUYLER (PHILIP). A. D. S. A distress 
warrant against a farmer in Eastown, N. Y. Signed also 
by Jon. B. Schuyler. 1 p. folio, November, 1790. 

203i. SCHUYLER (PHILIP). Copy of a Mter to-H. J. 
Van Rensselaer in the handwriting of Philip Schuyler. 
2 pp. folio, Albany, Nov. 1, 1802. 

* On a disputed title to some property in which Alexander 
Hamilton was counsel for one of the parties, and is mentioned 
several times. 


2033. SCHUYLER (PHILIP). A. N. S. n. p. June 17, 
1803. To Stephen Van Rensselaer on financial business. 
Also, a memorandum of letters delivered to a Mr. Goodrich, 
Nov. 7, 1793. 1 p. folio, wholly in the handwriting of 
Philip Schuyler. (2) 

2034. SCHUYLER (PHILIP). Agreement for the lease 
of a house. June 4, IbOi. l p. 12mo. 

2035. SCHUYLER (PHILIP). A. D. unsigned (original 
draught), 4 pp. folio, Feb. -^4, 1773. 

* ' ' Directions for a survey in Claverack & Hillsdale prepa- 
ratory to a partition between the heirs of the late John Van 
Rensselaer, deceased." 

2036. SCHUYLER (PHILIP.) A. N. S. 1 p. 12mo, to 
Mrs. Van Rensselaer. Dated Ten O'clock Tuesday. 

2037. SCHUYLER (PHILIP) and others. D. S., re- 
lating to the Robert Livingston estate, signed by Philip 
Schuyler, Thomas Livingston, Godardus Van Solingen, 
Samuel Loudon, Samuel Van Home and William Smith, 
Junr , endorsed by all of these except Schuyler, and wit- 
nessed by Richard Harison and James Livingston. Large 
folio, on parchment, with seals. Dated Jan. 16, 1768. 

2038. SCHUYLER (PHILIP JOHN, son of Gen. P. 
Schuyler). A. L. S., 2 pp. 4to, 1794, to Stephen Van Reus- 
selear on the coining election in which he mentions the 
possibility of Burr being elected. A. L. S. of Philip 
Schuyler, Jr. (1808), on his college studies. A L. S. of 
John B. Schuyler, 1782, on politics, mentioning Burr 
and Caleb Watson, stating the private character of the 
latter is infamous. (3) 

ture of Land signed by Robert, Henry and James Van 
Rensselaer, and Philip and Catherine Schuyler. Also by 
Robert Yates as Notary Public. 3 pp. folio. Dated Nov. 
10, 1785. 

2040. SCOTLAND. Letter from the Nobility, Barons 
and Commons of Scotland in the year 1320, directed to Pope 
John: wherein they declare their firm resolution to adhere 
to their king Robert the Bruce. 8vo, wrappers. N. Y. 1861 

* Only 30 copies privately printed. Presentation copy from 
Wm. Menzies to B. J. Lossing. 

2041. SCOTT (H. L.). Military Dictionary. Illustrated. 
8vo, half morocco. N. Y. 1862 

2042 SCOTT (JONATHAN M.). The Sorceress; or 
Salem Delivered. A Poem, in four Cantos. 16mo, original 
boards, uncut. N. Y. 1817 

* First Edition, soakcb. The poem tells of the trial and 
execution of a " witch " in Salem. 


2043. SCOTT (ROBERT). A Regular Series of Chro- 
nology from the Creation of the World to the Year 1813, 
ending with the Autumnal Equinox A. D. 1810. Chrono- 
logical tables. 4to, half sheep. Poughkeepsie, 1810 

2044. SCOTT (WINFIELD— General). A. L. S.. 2 pp. 
8vo, Washington, April 18, 1841, to Postmaster-General 
Granger, introducing Dr. William Thomas, who had been 
a Hospital Surgeon in the war of 1812 (broken in fold). 

2045. SCOTT (WINFIELD). A. L. S., 2 pp. 4to, Balti- 
more, Dec. 4th, 1816, to J. L. Thomson, thanking him for 
his "Historical Sketches." 

2046. SCUDDER (NATHANIEL— Colonel, and member 
of Continental Congress). A. L. S. 3 pp. folio. Mon- 
mouth County, March 6, 1780, to Henry Laurens. (Slightly 

* " The dejpreciation of money is advancing so rapidly, 
that I trouble for the consequences, both as they will affect our 
army in general aud the Whigs of New Jersey in particular, 
who, in the late distresses of the army, parted on Credit, for 
their supply, vylth all their Produce, and now cannot get a 
shilling from the Continent, to enable them to pay their enor- 
mous taxes." 

FIED; Sketches of Moravian Life; and others. Together, 
38 vols., various sizes and bindings. v. p. — v. d, 

2048. [SEARS (ROBERT).] The Pictorial History of 
the American Revolution ; with a Sketch of the Early His- 
tory of the Country. Copy of Declaration of Independence 
and numerous woodcuts. 8vo, cloth, gilt. N. Y. 1846 

2049. SEARS (ROBERT). Scenes and Sketches in 
Continental Europe: embracing descriptions of France, 
Portugal, Spain, Italy, Sicily, Switzerland, Belgium and 
Holland. Numerous illustrations. First Edition. 8vo, 
cloth. N. Y. 1847 

2050. SEAVER (JAMES E.). Life of Mary Jemison: 
Deh-He-Wa-Mis. Illusirations. Fourth Edition, with 
Geographical and Explanatory Notes [by Lewis H. Morgan]. 
12mo, cloth. N. Y. and Auburn, 1S56 

* Inserted is an A. L. S. from Samuel L. Fuller, dated 1857, in 
regard to the book. 

2051. SEDGWICK (CHARLES F.). History of the 
Town of Sharon, Litchfield County, Conn., from its First 
settlement. 16mo, boards, cloth back. A few leaves 
slightly foxed. Hartford, 1842 

* Presentation copy from the author to B. J. Losslng. 


2052. SEDGWICK (THEODORE, Jr.). A Memoir of 
the Life of William Livingston, with Extracts froai his 
Correspondence, and Notices of Various Members of his 
Family. SiJTiouette portrait. 8vo, cloth. N. Y. IS35 

* Presentation copy from the author, with inscription on fly- 

3053. SENOUR (P.). Morgan and his Captors. Portrait. 
12mo, cloth. Cinn. 1865 

■2054. SENTER'S JOURNAL. The Journal of Isaac 
Senter . . . . on a Secret Expedition against Quebec 
under the Command of Col. Benedict Arnold in September, 
1775. (Vol. I, No. 5, Bulletin Hist. Soc. Penna.). 8vo, 
wrappers. Phila. 1846 

2055. SETON (JAMES). A. L. S., 2 pp. 4to, to Gen. 
Stephen Van Rensselaer, June 25th, 1812. 

* Appointed as Aide to the General he writes of his difiBculties 
in fitting himself, "in this hour of dismay credit is of little use, 

2056. SEWARD (ANNA). Monody on Major Andre. 
To which are added Letters addressed to her by Major 
Andre in the year 1769. Small 4to, unbound. 

* First Edition. Lichfield, 1781 

2057. SEWARD (ANNA). Monody on Major Andre and 
Elegy on Captain Cook, also Mr. Pratt's Sympathy. En- 
graved plates [ioxed). IGmo, half calf. Lond. 1817 

2058. ■ [SEWARD (WILLIAM H.).J The Life of William 
H. Seward, with selections from his works. Edited by 
George E. Baker. -Portrait. 12mo, cloth. N. Y. 1855 

* A. L. S. of George E. Baker laid in. 

2069. SEWARD (WILLIAM H.). The Diplomatic His- 
tory of the War for the Union. Edited by Geo. E. Blake. 
Portrait. 8vo, cloth. Bost. 1884 

2060. SEYMOUR (JOHN F.) Centennial Address de- 
livered at Trenton, 1876; with Letters from Francis Adrian 
Van Der Kemp, written in 1792. 8vo, wrappers. 

Utica, N. Y., 1877 

* Autograph presentation copy from the author. Laid in is 
an A. L. S. from Jonas Piatt, a rising young lawyer in 1785, to 
Henry Livingston: 

2061. SHANKS (WILLIAM F. G.). Personal Recollec- 
tions of Distinguished Generals. Portraits. 12mo, cloth. 

N. Y. 1866 
*Laid in are two A. L. S. (one with initial; one with full 
signature), from the author to Mr. Lossing, relative to the por- 
trait of Rev. Mr. Richmond. Letters are dated Jan. 15 and 
Deo. 7, 1867. 


3062. SHARON, Conn. Sedgwick (Charles F.). A His- 
tory of the Town of Sharon, Conn., from its First Settle- 
ment. 16mo, boards, linen back. Hartford, 1842 

* Scarce. Author's Presentation Copy, with autograph in- 
scription on cover. 

2063. SHAKERS. A Summary View of the Millennial 
Church, or, United Society of Believers, commonly called 
Shakers. 12mo, sheep. Albany, 1848 

* Autograph presentation copy from Mary A. Doolittle of 
Shaker Village. 

2064. SHAKERS. Testimony of Christ's Second Appear- 
ing exemplified by the principles and practice of the true 
Church of Christ. 8vo, sheep. Albany, 1856 

2065. SHAKERS SERMONS. Scripto-rational. Con- 
taining the substance of Shaker theology, together with 
replies and criticisms. By H. L. Eads. Portrait. 8vo, 
cloth. Shakers, N. Y., 1879 

* Presentation Copy from the Author, and with A. L. S. de- 
nouncing Lossing's " Life of Anne Lee." 

2066. SHEA (JOHN GILMARY). Discovery and Ex- 
ploration of the Mississippi Valley. Facsimile and map. 
First Edition. 8vo, cloth. N. Y. 1852 

20d7. SHELBY (ISAAC— Governor of Kentucky, and 
commander of the militiaof that State in the War of 1812). 
A. L. S., 2 pp. 4to. Dated July 13, 1814. To Gen. Clay, 
asking him to reconsider his resignation from the of&ce of 
Major-General of the Kentucky Militia. 

2068. SHELBY (ISAAC). L. S., 2 pp. 4to, to Thomas 
Bodle3', offering him a Major's command. Frankfort, 
April 17th, 1813. 

2069. SHELBY (ISAAC). A. L. S., 1 p. 4to. Frankfort 
(Ky.), Feb. 20th, 1815, to Major-General Green Clay. 

* Sending a commission for Doctor Craigs. The seal torn 
away, without injury to the text. 

2070. SHERBURNE (ANDREW). Memoirs of Andrew 
Sherburne: a Pensioner of the Navy of the Revolution. 
Written by Himself. 12mo, old sheep. Utica, 1828 

* First Edition. Fine copy. 

2071. SHERIDAN (THOMAS). Rhetorical Grammar of 
the English Language. 12mo, old sheep. Names on title. 

Phila. : R. Bell and F. Bailey, 1783 

2072. SHERMAN (DAVID H.). Records of the Sherman 
Family. 8vo, half calf. n. p., 1887 

* Presentation copy. 

2073. SHWERDFEGER (SAMUEL). A. L. S. to Stephen 
van Renslaer {sic) about the surveying of his farm [at Feils- 
town]. 1 p. folio. Feilstown, June 11, 1788. 


2074. SIGOURNEY(LYDIAH.). The Daily Counsellor. 
[A Metrical Version of Scriptural Passages] 8vo, cloth. 

Hartford, 1859 

* Author's Presentation Copy, with autograph inscription on 
fly-leaf. Laid in is an interesting A. L. S. from tlie author, 
which contains an appreciation of Mr. Lossing's work. 

2075. [SILLIMAN (BENJAMIN). J Remarks made on a 
Short Tour between Hartford and Quebec in the Autumn 
of 1819. By the Author of a Journal of Travels in England, 
Holland and Scotland. Engraved title and 9 plates. 12mo, 
old sheep. (N. Y. Society Library's copy, with stamp on 
titles and elsewhere.) New Haven, 1820 

* First Edition, with the scarce views of Quebec and Lake 

2076. SILLIMAN (BENJAMIN). American Contribu- 
tions to Chemistry. An Address. 8vo, wrappers, uncut. 

Phila. 1874 

* Presentation copy from the author, with a 3 p. A. L. S. 
laid in. 

3077. SILLIMAN (GOLD SELLECK— General in the Re- 
volutionary War). A. L. S., 1 p., Fairfield, March 30, 1763 
(legal); A. L. S., 1 p., Hartford, April 12, 1787 (on settling 
the war expenses with the State). 

2078. SILVESTER (PETER). Release to Abraham Ten 
Broeck of land in the Saratoga patent. Signed also by 
Wessel Van Schaick and James Van Rensselaer as wit- 
nesses. Folio. May, 1765. 

2079. SIMCOE (J. G.). Military Journal. A History of the 
operations of a partisan corps, called the Queen's Rangers, 
during the War of the American Revolution. Now first 
published with a memoir of the author and other additions. 
Plans. 8vo, boards (back torn), foxed. N. Y. 1844 

2080. SIMMS (J. R.). History of the Schoharie County, 
and Border Wars of New York ; containing also a Sketch 
of the causes which led to the American Revolution ; and 
Interesting memoranda of the Mohawk Valley. Illustrated. 
8vo, sheep (rubbed). Albany, 1845 

* A. L. S. from the author to B. J. Lossing inserted. 

2081. SIMMS (J. R.). The American Spy, or Freedom's 
Early Sacrifice : A Tale of the Revolution, founded on Fact. 
First Edition. 8vo, original wrappers. Albany, 1846 

* Presentation copy from the author. 

2082. SIMMS (WILLIAM GILMORE). The History of 
South Carolina, from its discovery to the present time. 
12mo, old sheep. Charleston, 1842 

2083. SIMMS (WILLIAM GILMORE). The Geography 
of South Carolina: being a companion to the History of 
that State. Folding map. 12mo, old half roan. 

Charleston, 1843 

2084. [SIMMS (WILLIAM GILMORE).] The Lily and 
the Totem, or, The Huguenots of Florida. First Edition. 
12mo, cloth. N. Y. 1850 

2085. SIMMS (WILLIAM GILMORE). Poems, Descrip- 
tive, Dramatic, Legendary and Contemplative. Portrait. 
First Edition. 2 vols. 12mo, cloth. N. Y. 1853 

2086. [SIMMS (WILLIAM GILMORE).] Sack and De- 
struction of the City of Columbia, S. C, to which is added 
a list of the property destroyed. 12mo, wrappers. 

Columbia, S. C , 1865 

2087. SIMMS (WILLIAM GILMORE). The Life of 
Francis Marion. Illustrated. 12mo, cloth. N. Y. ,n. d. 

2088. SIMPSON (.lAMES H.). Journal of a Military 
Reconnaissance, from Santa Fe, New Mexico, to the Navajo 
Country. Map and numerous lithographs, sorne COLORED. 
8vo, cloth. Phila. 1852 

* Fine COP r, with many of the plates in colors, and a num- 
ber of interesting reproductions of Indian hieroglyphics and 
Spanish inscriptions. 

2089. SINDING (PAUL C). History of Scandinavia. 
Frontispiece. First Edition. 12mo, cloth. N. Y. 1858 

* Inserted is a receipt for the sale of the book, signed by the 

2090. SIPLEY (MICHAEL). A. L. S , 1 p. folio, to 
Robert G. Livingston, in regard to selling land to the 
Lutheran church at " Rynbeek Precinck," April, 1768. 

2091. SKETCH of the Life and character of A, M. Hooper 
by G. J. McRee, 1856; About the War, 1863; Correspond- 
ence and Remarks in the Senate of Virginia on the subject 
of Martial Law and arrests and confinement of civilians by 
Military Order, Richmond, 1863; Report of the Joint Com- 
mittee on Salt [Richmond, 1864]. 4 pieces. 8vo, paper. 

2092. SLAUGHTER (GABRIEL— Governor of Kentucky, 
1816). D. S., 2 pp. 4to. Frankfort, March 5, 1817. To the 
Governor of Ohio on the apprehending a fugitive criminal 

2093. SLAVERY. Legal Document relating to the set- 
tlement of the sales of slaves imported by a Charleston 
merchant. Signed Saml. Brailsford and John Chapman, 

August, 1765. 

2094. SLAVERY. Amendments to the Bill entitled an 
Act for the gradual abolition of Slavery within the State. 
March, 1785. Original manuscript document, 4 pp. folio, 
with amendments and resolutions of various dates added. 
Signed by David Gelston, Speaker, McKesson, and Abraham 


2095. SLAVERY. Bill of sale for a negro servant girl. 
1 p. 12mo. Signed by Valentine Baker, Frederick Smith 
and Smith Thompson as witnesses. November, 1795. 

2096. SLAVERY. Torrey (Jesse). A Portraiture of Do- 
mestic Slavery in the United States; Proposing National 
Measures for the Education and Gradual Emancipation of 
the Slaves . . . and On Kidnapping. 12mo, board, leather 
back, uncut (badly stained throughout). Balston Spa, 1818 

2097. SLAVERY. Estes (Matthew). A Defence of 
Negro Slavery, as it exists, in the United States, by Mat- 
thew Eustis, of Columbus, Miss. First Edition. 16mo, 
hall cloth (somewhat stained). Montgomery, 1846 

2098. SLAVERY. A Bake-pan for the Dough-faces. By 
One of them. Try it. 8vo, wrappers, uncut. 

Burlington, 1854 

2099. SLAVERY. The Southern Spy: or. Curiosities of 
Negro Slavery in the South. 12mo, wrappers. Wash. 1859 

* Pencil autograph of "Sam. F. B. Morse " on title. 

2100. SLAVERY. [Townsend (John). J The Doom of 
Slavery in the Union ; its Safety out of it. Second Edition. 
" Read and Send to your Neighbor." Svo, stitched. 

Charleston, S. C, 1860 

2101. SLAVERY. A Specimen of Southern Devotion; 
or, the Prayer of a Rebel Saint. 12mo, original wrappers. 
Scarce. n. p., 1862 

2102. SLAVERY. Slavery iu America, being a brief 
Review of Miss Martineau on that subject. By a South 
Carolinian. 8vo, wrappers. A few leaves slightly foxed. 

* Pencil Autograph of "Sam. F, B. Morse" on front cover. 

2103. SLOSSON (WILLIAM). A. L. S., to Mrs. Cather- 
ine Livingston, dealing with legal matters. 2 pp. folio, 
dated "New York, Deer. 31, 1807." 

2104. SMITH (A. T.— Ofacerinthe Warof 1812). A.N.S., 
to Col. Pinkney, referring to transfer of prisoners. 1 p. 
Svo, dated " Camp Dead Creek, 5th Juue, 1814." 

2105. SMITH (CHARLES). The American War from 
1775 to 1783. With Plans. Portrait of Gen. Wayne, vieiv 
of Quebec, and plans of battles. Svo, sheep. N. Y. 1797 

* Very Rare. This copy lacks the portrait of Washington, 
and several of the plans are imperfect, but the portrait of 
Wayne, map and view of Quebec, and plan of the Battle of 
White Plains are whole, and the text is complete. 

2106. SMITH (MRS. E. OAKES). Old New York; or, 
Demoeraev in 1689. A Tragedy in 5 acts. 12mo, wrappers. 

^ NY. 1853 

* Presentation copy from the author to B. J. Lossing. 


2107. SMITH (GEORGE). History of Delaware County, 
Penn. Maps and numerous lithographs. 8vo, cloth. 

Phila. 1862 

* Presented to Mr. Lossing by John A. McAllister, with his 
autograph on title. 

2108. SMITH (H. P.). The Modern Babes in the Wood 
or Summerings in the Wilderness. To which is added a 
reliable and descriptive guide to Adirondacks by E. R. 
Wallace. Numerous illustrations. 12mo, cloth. 

Hartford, 1872 

* Two Autograph letters signedby E. R. Wallace and one by 
Mr. Hofmann to B. J. Lossing laid in. 

2109. SMITH (HORACE W.). Nutsfor Future Historians 
to Crack. Large vignette on title. 8vo, cloth. Phila. 1846 

* Contains the Caldwalader Pamphlet, Valley Forge Letters, 
etc. Refers chiefly to Gen. Joseph Reed of the Revolutionary 
Army, whom some historians class with Gen. Benedict Arnold. 
Under the vignette of Justice and her scales Mr. Lossing has 
pencilled, " The above plate was unfinished. It was intended 
to have the portraits of Reed and Arnold, so I dreic them on, 
with a pencil, B. J. Lossing." Presentation copy from J. A. 
McAllister, with inscription on fly-leaf. Also, are inserted sev- 
eral manuscript slips in the handwriting of Mr. Lossing. 

2110. SMITH (JOHN). The True Travels, Adventures 
and Observations of Captaine John Smith, in Europe, Asia, 
Africke, and America: beginning about the Yeere 1593, 
and continued to this present 1629. Portrait, plates and 
map. 2 vols. 8vo, sheep. Richmond, 1819 

2111. SMITH (JOSEPH, Jr.). The Book of Mormon: 
an account written by the Hand of Mormon, upon plates 
taken from the plates of Nephi. 12mo, old calf. (Some- 
what foxed.) Palmyra, 18.30 

* First Edition, very scarce. 

2112. SMITH (J. C). The Hlustrated Hand Book, a 
New Guide for Travelers through the U. S. of America. 
125 illustrations and a large map. 24mo, cloth. N. Y. 1847 

2113. SMITH (JOHN JAY). American Historical and 
Literary Curiosities. Second Series. Facsimiles of early 
engravings and documents. 4to, cloth. N. Y. 1860 

* Presentation copy from the publisher. 

2114. SMITH (MELANCTHON— Continental Congress- 
man and New York Merchant). A. L. S., 2 pp. 4to. New 
York, March 24th, 1787, to James Cooper, in regard to the 
building of a schooner. 

2115. SMITH (MELANCTHON). A. L .S., 3 pp. 4t6. To- 
Gilbert Livingston, Member of the Assembly. Jan'y, 1789. 

* A very interesting letter on the political situation. 


2116. SMITH (MELANCTFION). A. L. S., 1 p., N. Y., 
Dec. 4, 1794, folio. Relates to the purchase of land belong- 
ing to the estate of John Baiues. 

2117. SMITH (WILLIAM). The History of the Province 
of New- York, from the First Discovery to the Year 
MDCOXXXII. To which is annexed a Description of the 
Country, etc. Frontispiece. 4to, old boards, leather back. 

Lond. 1757 
* First Edition. Very scarce About half of the folding 
view of Oswego is missing, but there is a I'eprint laid in. An 
AUTOGRAPH NOTE BY WiLLiAM SMITH, relating to road improve- 
ments, is inserted. 

2118. SMITH (WILLIAM). An Oration in memory of 
General Montgomery, and of the officers and soldiers, who 
fell with him, Dec. 31, 1775, before Quebec. 8vo, half calf. 
Soiled and 2 leaves misbound. N. Y. : John Anderson, 1776 

2119. SMITH (WM. H.). Smith's Canadian Gazetteer; 
comprising statistical and general information respecting 
all parts of the upper province, or Canada West. 3Iap 
and illustrations. 8vo, cloth. Toronto, 1846 

2120. SMITH (WM. H.). Canada: Past, Present and 
Future, containing 10 county maps and one general map 
of the province, a vols. 8vo, cloth. Toronto, n. d. 

2121. SMUCKER (ISAAC). Our Pioneers, with brief 
notices of the Pioneers of 1801 and 1802. Also a Paper on 
the Pioneer Women of the West by Mrs. C. Springer. 8vo, 
wrappers Newark, O., 1872 

2122. SNOWDEN (JAMES R.). A Description of the 
Medals of Washington in the Mint of the United States. 
Illustrated. Royal 8vo, cloth. Phila. 18h1 

* Presentation copy from the author, with autograph inscrip- 

2123. SNOWDEN (JAMES R.). An Historical Sketch 
of Gy-ant-wa-ehia, the Cornplanter, and of the Six Nations 
of Indians. Frontispiece. 8vo, wrappers (worn). 

Harrisburg, 1867 

2124. SNYDER (PHILIP). Popular Eloquence. A Lec- 
ture. 8vo, wrappers. Quincy, 111., 1863 

of the General Society of the Cincinnati, with the original 
institution of the Order. To which are annexed the Act of 
Incorporation, by the State of Pennsylvania; the By-laws 
of the Pennsylvania Society, and the testimonial to the 
Memory of General Washington. 8vo, sewed, uncut. 

Phila. 1801 

and Proceedings of the Society of the Cincinnati, formed 
by the oificers of the U. S,, with the Proceedings of the 
Massachusetts State Society of the Cincinnati. Engraved 
frontispiece. 8vo, boards. Bost. 1812 

2127. SOCIETY OF THE CINCINNATI. Dralie (Francis 
S.). List of Members of the Massachusetts Society of the 
Cincinnati; including a Complete Roll of the Original 
Members, with brief Biographies, &c Svo, original wrap- 
pers, uncut. Bost. : Printed for the Society, 1873 

'■' Author's presentation copy, with autograph inscription on 

21■^8. SONGS AND BALLADS of the American Revolu- 
tion. Notes and Illustrations by Frank Moore. Frontis- 
piece. 12mo, cloth. N. Y. 1856 

Travels in Cuba; Life in Brazil; Ferry's Vagabond Life in 
Mexico; History of Mexico; and others similar. Together, 
8 vols. 4to and 8vo, cloth, etc. v. p. — v, d. 

2130. SOUTHARD (SAMUEL L.— Secretary of Navy, 
and Governor of New Jersey). L. S , 3 pp. folio, to Stephen- 
Van Rensselaer. Washington, Feb. 9, lS-.i9. Interesting 
letter relative to naval appointments in general, and the 
appointment of the sons of Major Fairlie, in particular. 

2131. SOUTHARD (SAMUEL L.). A L. S., 2 pp. small 
folio, to Smith Thompson, Princeton, Aug. 28, 1823, stating 
that President Monroe had offered him the Portfolio of the 

* " Til o days ago I received a letter from Mr. Monroe, invit- 
ing me to accept the office you have relinquistied—I had heard 
so many rumors of so many kinds, tliat I did not think it prob- 
able the office 100 aid be offered me." 

2132. SOUTHARD (SAMUEL L.). A. L. S., 1824; J. 
Dean, .Jr , A. L, S., 1810; John Savage (Jurist), A. L, S., 
1818; H. Livingston, certification, 1783, to a conveyance 
by James De Lancey, 1717, of land in Dutchess Co.; D. 
Parish, two A. L. S , 1813; Simeon De Witt, A. L. S., 
1794; etc. (12) 

2133. SOUTH CAROLINA. D S. (partly printed) by 
F. Bresnar, Surveyor General, David Hopkins, Deputy 
Surveyor, deeding Ephraim Mitchell 100 acres of land in 
the District of Camden on the Waters of the Big Sandy, 
1 page, folio, Apl. 10, 1785. 

■ A pen-and ink survey of the land is drawn at the top of the 
page showing the land adjoined that of Richard C. Gwinn. 

2134. SOUTH CAROLINA. Proceedings of the Demo- 
cratic State Convention of the State of South Carolina, 
May 22, 1843. 8vo, original wrappers. Columbia, 1843 


3135. SOUTH CAROLINA. Smyth (Thomas). The True 
Origin and Source of the Mecklenburg and National Decla- 
ration of Independence. 8vo, original wrappers. 

Columbia, S. C, 1847 
*1 p. A. L. S. from the author laid in. 

2136. SOUTHERN. An Address before the Confederate 
Survivors Association, Augusta, Ga., April 26, 1886; Our 
Home and Foreign Policy; Census of City of Savannah 
(18^8); The Partisan Leader (Beverly Tucker), Secretly 
Printed in 1836, but afterwards Suppressed; and others. 
Together, 8 pieces, 12mo, wrappers. v. p. — v. d. 

* Scarce lot. 

2137. SOUTHERN. The Reporter for Sept. 3-7, 1866, 
containing Proceedings of the Southern Loyalists' Conven- 
tion; Barbarism of Slavery (Charles Sumner); Aboriginal 
Structures in CTCorgia (C. C. Jones); The Anti-Slavery His- 
tory of the John Brown Year; and others. Together, 12 
pieces. 8vo, wrappers. v. p. — v. d. 

2138. SOUTHERN ALMANAC (The) with the Courts of 
North and South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee 
and Florida. For 1858. By Samuel H. Wright. 12mo, 
sheets, stitched, partly uncut. Charleston, S. C. 

2139. SOUTHERN PAMPHLETS. Early History of 
Georgia, embracing the Embassy of Sir Alexander Cuming 
to the Cherokees; The Parthenian, by the Pupils of the 
Baltimore Female College, Aug., 1852; Journal of the Mis- 
souri State Convention, Oct., 1861; and othera. Together, 
7 pieces. 8vo, wrappers. Scarce. v. p. — v. d. 

2140. SOUTHERN PAMPHLETS. Report of the Post- 
master Genera], Richmond, Dec. 7, 1863; Speech for the 
Union by Alex. H. Stephens, Milledgeville, Ga., Nov., 
1860; Notes on the Virginia Colonial Clergy (Neill) ; South- 
ern Literary Messenger for June, 1862; and others. To- 
gether, 18 pieces. 8vo, wrappers, &c. v. p. — v. d. 

* Scarce lot. 

2141. SOUTHERN PAMPHLETS. Pictures of Southern 
Life (Russell), 1«61; Historical Sketch of the College of 
William and Mary, 1866; and others. 30 pieces. Bvo, 
wrappers. v. p. — v. d. 

2142. SOUTHERN PAMPHLETS. Early Settlement of 
Virginia as Noticed by Poets and Players (Neill), 1878; 
Proceedings of the First Assembly of Virginia, 1619 (Ban- 
croft); Narrative of a Voyage to Maryland (White), 1874; 
and others. 15 pieces. 8vo, wrappers. v. p.— v. d. 

* Some presentation copies. 


2143. SOUTHERN PAMPHLETS. Journal of Timothy 
Flint from the Red River to the Ouchitta, in 1835; Cheap 
Cotton by Free Labor, 1861; Prison Life in the Tobacco 
Warehouse at Richmond (Harris), 1862; and others. 15 
pieces. 8vo. v. p — v. d. 

* Some presentation copies. 

2144. SOUTHERN PAMPHLETS. The Barbarism of 
Slavery (Sumner), 1863; The Lords Baltimore (Morris), 
1874; The Colonial Church of Virginia (Slaughter), 1885. 
14 pieces. 8vo, wrappers. v. p. — v. d. 

* Some presentation copies. 

2145. SOUTHERN PAMPHLETS. Final Report of the 
Virginia Commissioners on the Maryland and Virginia 
Boundary, 1874; Ohio Boys in Dixie, 1863; and others. 11 
pieces. 8vo, wrappers. v. p. — v. d. 

2146. SOUTHERN PAMPHLETS. Spotswood Letters 
(Virginia Historical Society, Vol. II.); Remarks on the 
Manufacture of Banknotes and other Promises to Pay; 
What Became of the Slaves on a Georgia Plantation; 
Speech of Jefferson Davis, Jan. 10, 1861; and others simi- 
lar. Together, 22 pieces. 8vo, wrappers. v. p. — v. d. 

2147. SOUTHERN SCHOOLBOOK. The Third Reader, 
designed for the Use of Primary Schools. By A. de V. 
Chaudron. Adopted for Use in the Public Schools of 
Mobile (Ala.). 12mo, boards, cloth back. Mobile, 1864 

2148. SOUTHERN SCHOOL HISTORY of the United 
States, 1870; William Lloyd Garrison (Grimke), portrait, 
1891; History of the Invasion and Capture of Washington 
(Williams), map, 1857; and others. Together, 7 vols. 12mo, 
cloth and boards. v. p. — v. d. 

Source of the Nile; and others. Together, 25 vols., various 
sizes and bindings. v. p. — v. d. 

2150. SOUTH SEA BUBBLE. A Memorial of the Con- 
tractants with Mr. Aislabie. In a letter to Lucinius Stolo. 
8vo, sewn, uncut. Lond. 1721 

*■ Aislabie was expelled from Parliament for his connection 
with the South Sea Company. 

2151. SPANISH AMERICA. Revolution in Spanish 
America; Mexico and its Religion; Spanish Conquest in 
America, 3 vols. (Helps); Conquest of Mexico; and others. 
Together, 12 vols. 8vo and smaller, various bindings 

V. p. — V. d. 

2152. SPARKS (JARED). The Life of Gouverneur 
Morris. Portrait 3 vols. 8vo, old half calf (one vol. 
stained). Bost. 1832 


2163. SPARKS (JARED). The Library of American 
Biography. Second Series. Frontispieces. 15 vols. ISino, 
cloth (not uniform). Bost. 1847-8 

2154. SPARKS (JARED). The Library of American 
Biography. Portraits and plates. 10 vols. 12mo, cloth. 

N. Y. 1849 

2155. SPAULDING (E. G.). History of the Legal Ten- 
der Paper Money issued during the Great Rebellion. 8vo, 
cloth. Buffalo, 1869 

* Laid in is an A. L. S. of presentation from the author, and 
a draft of Mr. Lossing's reply. 

2156. SPENCER (ABRAHAM— Jurist, Attorney-General 
of N. Y.). A. L. S., 181U; Col. Theodoric Bland, short 
note in his autograph; J. B. Church, three A. L. S., 1797- 
1808; RoBT. Harpur, certification to a copy of a will, 1783; 
Samuel Jones (Loyalist and Recorder of N. Y.), Autograph 

■ legal document signed; De Witt Clinton, D. S., 1825; 
etc. (1^) 

2157. SPENCER (JOHN C.—Secty. of State, N.Y.). L.S., 
1 p. 4to. To the Governor of Kentucky. July, 1839. 

* Presenting the latest issue of the Laws of the State of New 

2158. SPIRITUALISM. Linton (Charles). The Healing 
of the Nations. With an Introduction and Appendix, by 
Nathaniel P. Tallmadge. ^ engraved portraits. 8vo, cloth. 

N. Y. 1855 

* Presentation copy from N. P. Tallmadge, with autograph 
inscription on fly-leaf. 

2159. SPOFFORD (H. G.). A Gazetteer of the State of 
New York; carefully written from original and authentic 
materials, arranged on a new plan. 3Iap. 8vo, sheep 
(rubbed). Albany, 1813 

2160. SPOONER (THOMAS). Memorial of William 
Spooner, 1637, and of his Descendants to the Third Gene- 
ration; of his Great-Grandson, Elnathan Spooner, and of 
his Descendants to 1871. Private Edition. 8vo, cloth, gilt 
top, uncut. Cinn. 1871 

* One of I'O copies printed. Publisher's presentation copy. 
Laid in is an A. L. S. from the compiler. 

2161. SPORTING. Salmon Fisheries of the St. Lawrence 
and its Tributaries (Nettle) ; The Horseman, a Work on 
Horsemanship (Hershberger). Together, 2 vols. 12mo, 
cloth. N. Y. and Montreal, 1844-1857 

•2162. SPORTING. The Dead Shot; or, Sportsman's 
complete Guide. Illustrated. 12mo, cloth. N. Y. 1863 

* Presentation copy from the publisher, W. A. Townsend, to 
B. J. Lossing. 


3163. SPOTSWOOD (ALEX.— 2nd Virginia Regiment). 
MS. list of Troops, now in Bristol, April 19, 1779 ; Richard- 
son (Chas), A L.S., 1 p. 4 to, written from Jamaica (W E.), 
to Dr. John Morgan, Phila. , regarding personal matters; 
Engraving of soldier " Macplierson's Bine," engraved by 
Lawson [ca. 1779) ; and 3 other pieces, facsimiles, etc. To- 
gether, 6 pieces. 

2164. STAMP ACT. Considerations on Behalf of the 
Colonists in a Letter to a noble Lord Sent to the Pub- 
lisher by an unknown Person, from Boston, in New Eng- 
land. 8vo, old half calf. Lond. 1765 

2165. STAMP ACT. The General Opposition of the 
Colonies to the Payment of the Stamp Duty; and the Con- 
sequence of Enforcing Obedience bj' Military Measxires. 
8vo, half calf. Lond. : Printed for T. Payne, 1766 

2166. STAMP ACT. Authentic Account of the Pro- 
ceedings of the Congress held at New York in 1765 on the 
Subject of the American Stamp Act. 12mo, rebound in 
half calf. n. p., 1767 

* Scarce. 

2167. STAMP ACT. Anno Regni Georgii III. Regis 
Magnse Britannige, Prancise, & Hibernife, Qainto. At the 
Parliament, the Nineteenth Day of May, Anno Dom. 1761, 
etc. An Act for granting and applying certain Stamp 
Duties, in the British Colonies and Plantations in America, 
towards further defraying the Expenses of defending, pro- 
tecting, and securing the same. 8vo, rebound in half calf. 

Lond. : Printed by Mark Baskett, reprinted by James 

Parker in New Jersey, n. d. 

* The celebrated Stamp Act. Scarce. 

THAN). The Loyal Verses Relating to the American Rev- 
olution. Now first edited by Winthrop Sargent. Square 
8vo, wrappers. Albany: Munsell, 1860 

2169. STAPLES (WILLIAM R.). The Documentary 
History of the Destruction of the Gaspee. 8vo, half calf. 

Providence, 1845 

2170. STAR-SPANGLED BANNER. Autograph copies 
of the "Star-Spangled Banner." Additional Verses, etc., 
by Geo. Henry Preble. 8vo, paper. Bost. 1876 

* Presentation copy from Rear Admiral G. H. Preble to B. J. 

2171. STATE PAPERS and Publick Documents of the 
United States from the accession of George Washington to 
the Presidency, exhibiting a complete view of our foreign 
relations since that time. 4. engraved poriraits, including 
Washington. 10 vols. 8vo, sheep (rubbed). Foxed and 
name torn from title page of five volumes. Bost. 1817 


2172. STATESMEN'S MANUAL (THE). Containing 
the Presidents' Messages, Inaugural, Annual and Special, 
from 1789 to 1858. Compiled from Ofacial Sources l)y E. 
Williams and B. J. Lossing. Engraved portraits, -i vols. 
roj'al 8vo, half calf. :N. y. 1,-58 

2173. STATUTES AT LARGE and Treaties of the U. S. 
A., commencing with the 3d Sess. of the 34th Conyress, 
1856-57, and passed at the ^d Sess. of the 36th Congress, 
1860-61, edited by George Miuot and 6. P. Sansj-er. 2 vols. 
8vo, wrappers. Bost. 1857, '61 

2174. STEDMAN (C). History of the Origin, Progress, 
and Termination of the American War. 13 plans, some 
folding {should be 15). 2 vols, ito, half calf. Lond. 1794 

* Scarce. The plans are from the offlolal records of the 
British army. A fine copy, with the plans in exceptionally 
good condition. 

2175. [STEPHEN (JAMES).] War in Disguise; or, the 
Frauds of the Neutral Flags. 8vo, boards, paper back, 
"°cut. Lond. : printed; N. Y., reprinted, 1806 

* This work was considered by Lord Brougham as of great 
merit. A reply was published by Gouverneur Morris the same 
year. Laid in is A. L. S. regarding the author, and a few lines 
of verse from Gobbet's Political Register. 

2176. Another copy. 12mo, original boards (broken). 

2177. STEPPIENS (A. H.). Life of Alexander H. Steph- 
ens, byR. M. Johnston and W. H. Browne. 8vo, cloth. 

Phila. 1878 

2178. STEPHENS (J. L.). Incidents of Travel in Cen- 
tral America, Chiapas and Yucatan, plates, 2 vols., 1841; 
Incidents of Travel in Yucatan, illustrated, 2 vols., 1843. 
4 vols. 8vo, cloth. N. Y. 1841-43 

2179. STEUBEN (BARON). Regulations for the Order 
and Discipline of the troops of the United States, to which 
are added the United States Militia Act passed in Congress, 
May, 1792, and the Militia Act of Massachusetts, passed 
June 23, 1793. 8 plates. 12mo, old sheep. Poor copy. 

Bost. 1794 
2183. • Another copy (1 plate missing). 

2181. STEVENS (EBENEZER— Soldier, assisted at the 
Boston "Tea-party," commanded the artillery at the Siege 
of Yorktown and Ticonderoga). Return of officers' names 
and dates of appointments in the artillery corps commanded 
by Major Stevens, June 20, 1777, in his autograph and 
signed. 1 p. folio. 

2182. STEVENS (EBENEZER). Siniilar retnrn for pay, 
August 5, 1777, in his autograph and signed, with an addi- 
tional note. 2 pp. folio (stained). 


2183. STEVENS (JOHN AUSTIN). Colonial Records of 
the New York Chamber of Commerce, 1768-1784. With 
Historical and Biographical Sketches. Maps and portraits. 
Royal Svo, cloth, uncut. N. Y. 1867 

2184. STEWART (ALVAN). Writings and Speeches of 
Alvan Stewart on Slavery. Edited by L. R. Marsh. Por- 
trait. 12mo, cloth. ■ N. Y. 1800 

* Presentation copy from the editor, with autograph inscrip- 

2185. STICKNEY (B. P.— Indian Agent). Permit for 
the principal war chief of the Wyandots, to be out. Dated 
at Seneca Camp, Aug. 10, 1813. 1 p. 4to. 

2186. STILES (EZRA— President of Yale College). A.L.S., 
1 p. small 4to, Yale College, Nov. 8, 1782. 

* To Andrew Adams on his son's location in the college. 

2187. STILES (EZRA). A History of Three of the Judges 
of King Charles I, who, at the Restoration, 1660, fled to 
America, and were Secreted in Massachusetts and Connec- 
ticut. With an Account of Mr. Theophilus Whale, of 
Narragansett. Portrait of the author engraved hy DOOLIT- 
TLE, and 6 maps, plates, &c. (a page or two torn; name on 
title). 12mo, old sheep. 

Hartford: Printed by Elisha Babcock, 1794 

2188. STILES (HENRY R). A History of the City of 
Brooklyn. Including Bushwick and Williamsburgh. Illus- 
trated. First Edition. 3 vols, royal Svo, cloth. 

* A. L. S. of the Author, inserted. Brooklyn, 1867 

2189. STOBO (ROBERT). Memoirs of Major Stobo of 
the Virginia Regiment. Plan of Fort du Quesne. 16mo, 
cloth. Pittsburgh, 1854 

2190. STOCKTON (ROBERT F.— American Naval Offi- 
cer). A. L. S., 1 p. 4to, Princeton, Aug. 12, 1823, to Smith 
Thompson, on the occasion of Thompson's resignation from 
the Secretaryship of the Navy. 

2191. STONE (E. M.). Life and Recollections of John 
Howland, late president of the Rhode Island Historical 
Society. Portrait. 12mo, cloth. Providence, 1857 

* Presentation copy with A. L. S. from the author, to B. J. 
Lossing, inserted. 

2192. STONE (WILLIAM L.). The Life and Times of 
Red Jacket; or, SaGo-Ye-Wat-Ha: being the Sequel to the 
History of the Six Nations. Frontispiece. First Edition. 
8vo, cloth. N. Y. 1841 


2193. STONE (WILLIAM L.). Life of Joseph Brant, 
Thayendanegea; including the Border Wars of the American 
Revolution, and Sketches of the Indian Campaigns of Gen- 
erals Hamar, St. Clair, and Wayne. Engraved titles, por- 
traits, plans, &c. 2 vols. 8vo, sheep (label missing). 

Cooperstown, N."y., 1846 

2194. STONE (WILLIAM L.). The Life and Times of 
Sir William Johnson, Bart. Portrait. First Edition. 
2 vols. 8vo, cloth. Albany, 1865 

* A. L. S. of W. L. Stone, laid in. 

2195. STONE (WILLIAM L.). The Campaign of Lieut.- 
Gen. JohnBurgoyne, andtheExpeditionof Lieut.-Col. Barry 
St. Leger. M&p and illustrations. 12mo, cloth. 

Albany: Munsell, 1877 

* Laid in is an A. L. S. from J. A. Corey, Seo'y. Saratoga 
Monument Association, asking Mr. Lossing to suggest a new 
motto for their seal. 

2196. STONE (WILLIAM L.). Orderly Book of Sir John 
Johnson during the Oriskany Campaign, 1776-1777, anno- 
tated by W. L. Stone . . . With Introduction illustrating 
Life of Johnson by J. Watts de Peyster . . and Footprints 
of the Tories or Loyalists in America, by T. B. Myers. Por- 
traits and other illustrations. Square 8vo, original wrappers, 
uncut. Albany: Munsell, 1882 

* Laid in is a postal card from the author regarding the work. 

2197. STORY (JOSEPH— Jurist). A. L. S., 2 pp. 4to, 
Salem, April 5, 1826, to Smith Thompson, in regard to a 
vacancy in the District Court. 

2198. STORY (JOSEPH). A. L. S., 3 pp. folio, Salem, 
Aug. 5, 1826, to Smith Thompson, going into detail in re- 
gard to a case then before the Supreme Court. 

2199. STORY (JOSEPH). A. D S., to Smith Thompson, 
Justice of the United States Supreme Court, containing ab- 
stracts of 12 important cases decided by Story, as Circuit 
Judge, in his fall circuit of 1825. With a letter on the last 
page. 4 pp. folio, dated Jany. 12, 1826. 

Uncle Tom's Cabin; presenting the .Oria:inal Facts and 
Documents upon which the Story is Pounded. First Edi- 
tion. 8vo, half morocco. Bost. 1853 

2201. STOWE (HARRIET BEECHER). Sunny Memories 
of Foreign Lands. Illustrations. First Edition. 2 vols. 
12mo, cloth. Bost. 1854 

2202. STRYKER (WILLIAM S.). Official Register of 
the Officers and Men of New Jersey in the Revolutionary 
War. 8vo, cloth. Trenton, 1872 

* Letter from the author inserted. 


2203. STURGES (JONATHAN). Complimentary Dinner 
to Mr. Sturges. 8vo, cloth. n. p.— n. d. 

* Presentation copy from Mrs. Sturges. With an A. L. S., 
postal card, and 4 pp. biographical sketch of Mr. Sturges by 
his wife. 

2204. STURGES (MRS. MARY ANN). Memoirs. 8vo, 
sewed. Poughkeepsie, 1852 

2205. SUBPCENA NOTICE, issued by John Macpherson 
Berrien, the " American Cicero," Chairman on the Senate 
Judiciary, with his autograph signature in two places, and 
the signatures of Silvanus Rapalye and Silas M. Stilwell, 
U. S. Marshals, and, also, the autograph of Asbury Dickens, 
Secretary of the Senate. 3 pp. folio, January 16, 1845. 

2206. SWAIN (D. L.). Early Times in Raleigh. 4 plans. 
12mo, wrappers. Raleigh, 1867 

* Presentation copy from the author to B. J. Lossing. 

2207. SYMONS (JOHN— Editor). The Battle of Queens- 
ton Heights: A Narrative of the Opening of the War of 
1812. With Notices of the Life of Major-General Sir 
Isaac Brock. Frontispiece and map. 8vo, wrappers 

Toronto, 1859 

2208. npAINE'S ITALY; Hugo's Les Miserables; and 
-*- others. Together, 57 pieces, various sizes and 

bindings. v. p. — v. d. 

2209. [TALBOT (COMMODORE SILAS).] Tuckerman 
(Henry T). The Life of Silas Talbot, a Commodore in the 

Navy of the United States. Frontispiece portrait on India 
paper (inserted). 16mo, cloth, gilt. N. Y. 1850 

* Also inserted is an A. L. S. from the author regarding the 

2210. TALLMADGE (COL. BENJAMIN). Memoir. Por- 
trait. 8vo, cloth. N. Y. L858 

* Laid in is a colored portrait of John Paulding, one of the 
captors of Andre, on the back of which is written "Copied 
from a miniature, taken from Life by Harry Inman, by Benson 
J. Lossing. Sept. 4, 1857." 

2211. TAYLOR (F. H.). The Pilgrims of '76, or our 
late Visitors. 20 caricatures by F. H. Taylor. 12mo, 
original envelope. Phila. [1876] 

2212. TAYLOR (JOHN). An Inquiry into the Principles 
and Policy of the Gevernment of the United States. 8vo, 
old sheep. Fredericksburg (Va.) 1814 

2213. TEBBETS (THEODORE). A Memoir of William 
Gibbons. Portrait. 8vo, cloth. N. Y. {ca. 1855] 

2214. TELEGRAPHY. Book of the Telegraph. Tttle 
ivithin ivoodcut border and numerous diagrams. 12mo, half 
morocco. Bost. 1851 


Thursday Evening, June 6th, at 8:15 o'clock 

2215. TEN BROECK (ABRAHAM— Revolutionary Gen- 
eral). A. L. S to Nathaniel Lawrence. 2 pp. folio, "Roeky- 
hill. Oct. 20th, 1788." ■ 

* Personal letter, with mention of a Mrs. Montgomery. 

2216. TEN BROECK (ABRAHAM). A. L S., 1 p. 8vo. 
n. p. (but probably Albany), 8th June (no year). To Stephen 
Van Rensselaer. "If?-. Lansing having made, a list of the 
most important Books and Papers, I would propose to come 
out to you this afternoon. " 

2217. TENNESSEE. Ramsey (J. G. M.). The Annals 
of Tennessee to the End of the Eighteenth Century. Folding 
map and illustrations. Thick Bvo, cloth. Charleston, 1S53 

* Original Edition. Contains material of great value relat- 
ing to the Indians and their Wars. Laid in is an A. L. S. from 
the author with an interesting reference to the emancipation 
of the slaves. 

2218. TENNESSEE. Public Acts of the State of Tennes- 
see, Passed at the Extra Session of the Thirty-Third General 
Assembly, for the Year 1861. Infantry report. 8vo, half 
old calf. " Nashville, 1861 

2219. TENNESSEE. [Fleming (W. S.).J A Historical 
Sketch of Maury County, read at the Centennial Celebra- 
tion in Columbia, Tenn., July 4, 1876. 8vo, wrappers. 

Columbia, Tenn., 1876 

2^20. TENNEY (W. J.). The Military and Naval History 
of the Rebellion in the United States. Portraits and maps. 
Royal 8vo, cloth. N. Y. 1865 

2221. TERENCE in English. Fabulas comici facetissimi 
poetffi terentii omnes anglicfe factse, et hac nova forma edi- 
tse, opera ac industria R. B. (Richard Bernard). 4to, calf. 
Writing on title, and several headings shaved 

Cantabrigise : ex ofBcina Johannis Legat, 1607 

2222. TEXAS. Olmsted (Frederick Law). A Journey 
through Texas; or, a Saddle-trip on the Southwestern 
Frontier; with a statistical appendix. Frontispiece ajid map. 
12mo; cloth. N. Y. I860 

22-23. TEXAS. Newcomb (J. P.). Sketch of Secession 
Times in Texas and Journal of Travel from Texas through 
Mexico to California, including a History of the "Box 
Colony." 8vo, wrappers. San Fran. l-'eS 

* Presentation Copy from S. Cleveland, with autograph 
inscription on title. 


2324. TEACHER (JAMES). A Military Journal during 
the American Revolutionary War, from 1775 to 1783. 8vo, 
sheep. Scarce. Bost. 1823 

2-125. Another Edition. 8vo, half calf. Bost. 1827 

* Pencil Autograph of Benson J. Lossing on title. 

2226. THACKERAY (W. M.). Roundabout Papers. Re- 
printed from the "Cornhill Magazine." Illustrations. First 
American Edition. 12mo, cloth. N. Y. 1863 

tions for Thanksgiving issued by the Continental Congress, 
Washington, &c. , by the Governors of New York, etc. 
Preface by Franklin Hough. Square Royal 8vo, wrappers, 
uncut. " Albany, 1858 

2328. THATCHER (W. L.). Outline Lessons in Civil 
Government, designed for Common Schools. Diagrams. 
8vo, cloth. Wilkes-Barre, 1879 

* Presentation Copy, with postal from the author inserted. 

2339 THEOLOGY, School Books, Biography, etc. About 
50 vols., various sizes and bindings. v. p. — v. d. 

2<!30. THOMAS (FREDERICK W ). The Emigrant, or 
Reflections while Descending the Ohio. A Poem. From the 
Original Edition of 1833, to which is added a Memoir of the 
Author. 8vo, wrappers. Cinn. 1872 

2231. THOMAS (J ). Universal Pronouncing Dictionary 
of Biography and Mythology. 2 vols, imperial 8vo, half 
calf. Phila. : Lippincott, 1870 

* Publisher.s' Presentation Copy, with A. L. S. from them 
and others, laid in. 

2232. THOMSON (BENJAMIN P.). History of Long 
Island ; containing an account of the Discovery and Settle- 
ment. Illustrations. 8vo, cloth. N. Y. 1839 

* First Edition. Scarce. 

2233. THOMSON (CHARLES- Secretary of the Conti- 
nental Congress). D. Signed, twice: Resolutions of Con- 
gress, Feb. and March, 1784, instructing Gen. Schuyler to 
hasten the return of the deputation from the hostile tribes 
of Indians. One page folio. 

2234. [THOMSON (CHARLES).] Causes of the Aliena- 
tion of the Delaware and Shawanese Indians from the Brit- 
ish interest. Map (torn). 4to, wrappers. 

Phila. : J. Campbell, 1867 

* One of 75 copies printed in quarto. 

2235. THOMPSON (NATHANIEL). Collection (a) of 
86 Loyal Poems, all of them written upon the two late Plots, 
viz., the Horrid Salamanca Plot in 1678, and the present 
Fanatical Conspiracy in 1683: to which is added. Advice to 


the Carver, written on the Death of the late L. Stafford, 
etc. Collected by N[athaniel] T[hompson]. VZmo, half 
morocco. [Lond.] Printed by N. T., 1685 

2236. THOMPSON (SMITH -Chief Justice, and Secre- 
tary of Navy under Monroe). A. N. S., 1819; A. L. S., 
1820, and two A. L. S. by Dr. T. Ewell in reply; two legal 
documents signed, 1813-17; certificate of shares in the 
Albany Library, 1810. (7) 

2237. THOMPSON (SMITH). A. L. S. (initials), 3 pp. 
foho, Washington, March 17, 1823, to Martin Van Buren; 
also Engraved Certificate of Thompson's membership in the 
Society for Promoting Agriculture and Domestic Manufac- 
tories. (2 pieces.) 

* Strongly urging Van Buren's support for his nomination 
for the Presidency. Van Buren, however, supported Wm. H. 

3238. THOMPSON (ZADOCK). History of Vermont, 
Natural, Civil and Statistical. 3fap and woodcuts. 8vo, 
sheep. Burlington, Vt., 1842 

2239. THORBURN (GRANT). Life and Writings of 
Grant Thorburn. Prepared by himself. Portrait. 12mo, 
cloth. N. Y. 1852 

* A. N. S. of the author inserted. 

2240. THORBURN (GRANT). Supplement to his Life. 
12mo, wrappers. N. Y. 1853 

* A. L. S. by Grant Thorburn to Mr. Walker, 1 p. 8vo, speak- 
ing of the good qualities of his wife, and dated Winsted, January 
5, 1845. inserted. Also A. L. S. from Mary Thorburn, his wife, 
written on the same sheet. 

2241. THORBURN (GRANT). Supplement to the Life 
(Grant Thorburn in his golden age). 12mo, wrappers. 

N. Y., n. d. 

* Presentation copy from G. Thorburn to Lossing ; also an 
autograph sketch of Thorburn, signed by Lossing, inserted. 

2242. THORNTON (J. QUINN). Oregon and California 
in 1848. With an Appendix on the Gold Mines, etc. Fold- 
ing map and illustrations. 2 vols. 12mo, cloth. N.Y. 1849 

2243. THORNTON (JOHN W.). The First Records of 
Anglo-American Colonization. 8vo, cloth. Bost. 1859 

* Presentation copy from the author, with autograph inscrip- 
tion to B. J. Lossing. 

2244. THORNTON (JOHN W.). The Pulpit of the 
American Revolution. Illustrated. 12mo, cloth. Bost. 1860 

* Presentation copy, with autograph inscription by the author. 

2245. TIBBETS (GEORGE— Congressman, and author 

of financial scheme adopted for building the Erie Canal). 

A. L. S. to Stephen Van Rensselaer, 1 p. folio. Troy, May 

11th, 1812. 


2246. TILTON (THEODORE). Tempest-Tossed: A Ro- 
mauce. 12mo, cloth. N. Y., n. d, 

* Presentation copy from the publisher, with inscription. 

2247. TODD (C[HARLES] S[COTT]— American Soldier, 
and Minister to Russia under Presdt. Tyler). A. L. S., 
2 pp. 4to, to Governor Shelby of Ohio. Chillicothe, March 

2, 1815. 

'^■'Serious apprehensions were entertained that we should 
have another Indian War this suvimer in consequence of the 
number and hostile attitude of the Tribes residing on Lake 
Michigan at the mouth of the St. Josephs." 

2248. TOMPKINS (DANIEL D.— Gov. of New York 
and Vice-President of the U. S.). A. L. S. to Adjutant- 
Genl. Solomon Van Rensselaer, 1 p. 4to. Albany, March 

23, 18C8. 

* On military matters, mentioning Major Chtrry and Gen. 

2M9. TOMPKINS (DANIEL D.). A. L S., 2 pp. 4to, 
Albany, June 21, 1808, to Stephen Van Rensselaer, on the 
title to a property. Also, A List of Cavalry Majors of New 
York with an order to Gen. Rensselaer to select three men 
to command the Detached Regiments. Signed by Gov. 
Tompkins, June 10, 1812. 2 pieces. 

2250. TORONTO Rowsell's City of Toronto and County 
of York Directory for 1850-1. 16mo, boards. Toronto, 1850 

2251. TORREY (JESSE). A Portraiture of Domestic 
Slavery, in the United States: proposing national measures 
for the education and gradual emancipation of the slaves, 
without impairing the legal privileges of the possessor: and 
a project of a colonial asylum for free people of color : includ- 
ing memoirs of facts on the interior traffic in slaves and in 
kidnapping. 12mo, old sheep. Foxed. Ballston Spa, 1818 

2252. TROUP (ROBERT— Aide-de-Camp to General 
Gates). A. L. S., 1 p. 4to; to Gen'l Van Rensselaer, on 
political matters. Jany. 7th, 1813. 

2253. TROY, N. Y. Woodworth (John). Reminiscences 
of Troy, from its Settlement in 1790 to 1807, . . . and 
Sketches of Individual Character. Second Edition, with 
Notes. Text illustrations. Small 4to, cloth. 

Albany: Munsell, 1860 

2254. [TRUMBULL (JOHN). J M'Fingal: A Modern 
Epic Poem. Canto First, or, The Town-Meeting. 12mo, 
old half roan. Phila. : William and Thomas Bradford, 1775 

* First Edition or the first part. Very scarce. Printed 
by Bradford. 

2255. [TRUMBULL (JOHN).] Observations on the pe- 
culiar case of the Whig Merchants, indebted to Great 
Britain at the commencement of the late War; to which is 
prefixed an Address of the Honorable the Congress to their 


Fellow-Citizens, on the important subjects of National 
Faith, Justice and Honour, in September, 1779, By A 
Citizen. 8vo, half calf (somewhat water-stained). N.Y. 1785 

2258. TRUMBULL (JOHN). Poetical Works. Contain- 
ing M'Fingal, a modern Epic Poem, and the Progress of 
Dulness. 2 vols, in 1, Bvo, half calf (top cut from one 
title). Hartford, 18-^0 

2^57. TRUMBULL (JOHN). Autobiography, Reminis- 
cences and Letters of John Trumbull, from 1766 to 1841. 
Portrait and maps; a number of EXTRA plates inserted. 
Royal Bvo, cloth (binding rubbed and pages somewhat 
foxed). N. Y. 1841 

* The author was Washington's friend and aide-de-camp. 

2258. TRUMBULL (JOHN). M'Fingal: an Epic Poem. 
With Introduction and Notes by B. J. Lossing. Portrait. 
Royal 8vo, wrappers, uncut. Large Paper. N. Y. 1860 

2259. The same, cloth, uncut. Large Paper. 

N. Y. 1860 

2260. [TUCKER (JOSIAH).J A Letter from a Merchant 
in London to his Nephew in North America, relative to the 
Present Posture of Affairs in the Colonies. 12mo, half calf. 

Lond. 1766 

2261. TUCKER (JOSIAH). An Humble Address and 
Earnest Appeal to those respectable personages in Great 
Britain and Ireland, who are the ablest to judge and the 
fittest to decide whether a connection with, or a separation 
from the Continental Colonies of America, be most for the 
national advantage, and the lasting beueflt of these King- 
doms. 8vo, sewed. Lond. 1776 

2262. TUCKERMAN (HENRY T.). Essays Biographical 
and Critical; or, Studies of Character. 8vo, cloth. 

Bost. 1857 

* Presentation copy from the author, with autograph inscrip- 

2263. TUCKERMAN (HENRY T.). A Sheaf of Verses 
bound for the Fair. First Edition. 8vo, wrappers. 

N. Y. 1864 

* Inserted is a 1 p. A. L. S., of Tuckerman's, in regard to his 
literary worli. 

2264. TURNER (REV.). A View of the Earth, being a 
short but comprehensive System of Modern Geography. 
Maps, including North and South America. Folio, paper 
covers. Poor copy. Load. 1771 

2265. TWISS (TRAVERS). The Oregon Territory, its 
History and Discovery; including an Account of the Con- 
vention of the Escurial; also the Treaties and Negotiations 
between the U- S. and Great Britain. 12mo, cloth (a few 
pages discolored). N. Y. 1846 


2266. TTLSTER COUNTY, N. Y. Brief of James 

^ Emmet, defendant, in suit brought by Thomas 
McCollum, conceraing the title to lands in Ulster County. 
8 pp. folio, undated. [ca. 1763] 

* The brief cites letters patent of William III and later 

2267. UPHAM (S. C). The Wonders of Blue Glass. 15 
silhouette illustrations. 12mo, sewed. Phila. 1877 

Atlas accomi3anying Vol. Ill of Mining Industry. 10 plates. 
Oblong folio, half leather. N. Y , n. d. 

2269. UNITED STATES HISTORY. A Child's History 
of the United States, 3 vols. (Bonner) ; The Great Republic 
(McCabe); Anderson's School Plistory; and three others, 
similar. Illustrations. Together, 7 vols, royal Svo and 
smaller, cloth and boards. v. p. — v. d. 

* Several presentation copies. 

2270. -yALLANDIGHAM (C. L.). The Trial of Hon. 

' Clement L. Vallandigham, by a Military 
Commission: and the Proceedings under his application for 
a writ of Habeas Corpus in the Circuit Court of the U. S. 
for the Southern District of Ohio. Svo, sheep (rubbed). 

Cinn. 1863 

* Pamphlet containing the ' ' Decision of Judge Leavitt in the 
Habeas Corpus Case," Phila. 1863, laid in. 

2271. VAN BUREN (MARTIN— Eighth President of the 
United States). A. L. S., 2 pp. 4to, to Smith Thompson. 
New York, March 25, 1823. Mentions the death of Judge 

2272. VAN BUREN (MARTIN). A. L. S., 1 p. 4to, 
Nov. 9, 1815, to Chief Justice Smith Thompson. Mentions 
his whole family is sick and his house a perfect hospital. 

2273. VAN BUREN (MARTIN). A. L. S , 2 pp. 4to. 
To Hon. Smith Thompson. Albany, May 16th, 1823. 

* " lintended to have written you a long letter before this on 
the subject of the Presidency in fulfilment of my promise." 

2274. VAN BUREN (MARTIN). 3 pp. 4to, dated New 
York, May 23, 1823. 

* A long and interesting political letter to Smith Thompson 
concerning appointments and remarking ''some good friend 
has attempted to make mischief between us." 

2275. VAN BUREN (MARTIN). A. L. S., 3 pp. 4to, 
Albany, July 25, 1823, to Smith Thompson. 

* Advising Thompson to accept the appointment to the Su- 
preme Court, and referring to the comments mentioned in hi& 
letter of June 4, preceding. 


2276. VAN BUREN (MARTIN). A. L. S., 4 pp. 4to, 
New York, June 4, 1823, to Smith Thompson. 

* In regard to Thompson's candidacy for a Judgeship, in 
which Van Buren quotes comments he has heard concerning 
his fitness and the President's attitude towards him, mention- 
ing Jefferson and Madison, 

2277. VAN BUREN (MARTIN). A. N. in the third 
person declining an invitation. Lindenwald, June, 1851. 

2278. VAN EPS (ABRAHAM), A. L. S., 1795, to Gen. P. 
Schuyler on accounts with the Indians; James Kent, A.D. ; 
David Jameson, A. L. S., 1779; Major Edmiston, A. L. 
third person, 1777; Isaac Ledyard, A. L. S., 1787; J. 
Harvey, A. L. S., 1800; Daniel Brent (Acting Secretary 
of State), A L. S. and D. S., 1833; Gen, T. Cadwalader, 
A. L. S., 1824; etc. (20) 

2279. VAN HORNE (D.— American General). A. L. S., 
1 p. small 4to, to Col. S. Van Rensselaer, New York, Feb. 
11, 1794. 

* " J have forivarded the Commissions for your Regiment." 

2280. [VAN NESS (WILLIAM P.).] A Correct State- 
ment of the late Melancholy Affair of Honor between Gen- 
eral Hamilton and Colonel Burr, July 11, 1804 ... To 
which is added a Candid Examination of the whole affair 
by Lysander. 8vo, half calf. N. Y. 1804 

2281. VANITY FAIR. Vanity Fair, a Humorous Weekly 
Journal. Illustrated. 112 numbers, including indices, from 
Dec, 1860, to July, 1863, not consecutive, but including 
Vol. 6, complete. 4to, original wrappers, mainly uncut. 

N. Y. 1860-63 

* Nunnerous caricatures of prominent figures of the time, in- 
cluding Lincoln, Jefferson Davis, Greeley, James Gordon Ben- 
nett, Fernando Wood, and Wendell Phillips. 

2282. VAN RENSSELAER (JACOB). A. L. S., 1 p. 
folio. To Silas Talbot, asking the reappointment of a 
Justice of the Peace. Albany, Dec, 1792. 

Dutch), 4 pp. 4to. Dated Amsterdam, 14 October, 1784. 

* Giving a history of the Van Kensselaer family. 

2284. VAN RENSSELAER (JOHN). D. S., 2 pp. folio. 
A signed copy of the deposition in regard to claims on part 
of The Manor of Claverack. Dec. 3rd, 1761. 

2285. VAN RENSSELAER (J. R.). A L. S., 2 pp. 4to, 
□_ p_ — n. d., to Stephen Van Rensselaer, concerning finan- 
cial difficulties of Solomon Van Rensselaer. 1813. 

2286. VAN RENSSELAER (SOLOMON— General in the 
War of 1812). A. L. S., 2 pp. 4to, undated, to Major-Gen. 
Van Rensselaer, in regard to the conduct of Gen. Smyth. 


pp. 4to, Mount Recess, Dec. 10 [1810], to Stephen Van 
Rensselaer. On the court-martial of Capt. Perrigo, and 
other militia affairs. 

2288. VAN RENSSELAER (SOLOMON). Autograph 
document, 1 p. folio, showing the division of a cavalry force 
of 1,270 men into troops, the different officers for each divi- 
sion, etc. Undated. 

2289. VAN RENSSELAER (SOLOMON). Copy of a 
letter in his autograph, signed, to Quartermaster-General 
Peter B. Porter, dated Lewiston, Sept. 14, 1812, in which 
he threatens to publish him as a Poltroon, a Coward and a 
Scoundrel, unless he makes the said Van Rens,selaer a suit- 
able apology, &c. 1 p. folio. Letter is endorsed on back: 
' ' Co2Jy of a letter to Q. -M. Genl. Porter; sent by Lt. Oanse- 

2290. VAN RENSSELAER (SOLOMON). A. L. S , 1 p. 
4to, Washington, March 6, 1820, to Charles G. Haines. 

*0n Naval, and other matters. 

2291. VAN RENSSELAER (SOLOMON). A. L. S., 1 p. 
folio, undated, to the postmaster at Hudson, announcing 
the death of Governor Clinton. [1828] 

addressed to the President of the United States [James 
Monroe], against "the removal of Gen. Solomon Van 
Rensselaer from the Office of Post Master at Albany.'' 3 
pp. 4to. Albany, Feb. 24, 1830. Signatures of Peter 
Gansevoort, S. M. Stilwell, Matthew Oliver, and 7 others. 

signed (copy), 2 pp. 4to, undated, to Col. I. R. Van 

* " No man in this state has made greater Saorifloes for his 
party than I have. I shall meet my fate in Silence, and trust 
no more to the Justice or magnanimity of any party." 

" Patroon," commanded the northern army in the War of 
1812). A. L. signed S. V. Washington, Jan., 1827. 

* •' I here that the Oov. has made a coalition ivith the Buck- 
tails thro Buren. I can' nt give it credence — the slave-holding 
states have an understanding never to support anyone for the 
Piesidency but a Southern man." 

2295. VAN RENSSELAER (STEPHEN). A. L. S., 1 p. 
folio, undated [1787], to Elizabeth Schuyler (later Mrs. 
Hamilton), chiefly in regard to family affairs. 

2296. VAN RENSSELAER (STEPHEN). A. L. S., 2 pp. 
4to, Paris, February 9, 1813, to his father, on family affairs. 


2297. VAN RENSSELAER (STEPHEN). 2 autograph 
drafts, signed, of letters, dated February 15 and Mareh 29, 
1815, one signed with initials. 

2298. VAN RENSSELAER (S.). A. L. S., 2 pp. 4to, to 
his father, Stephen Van Rensselaer, at Albany, N. Y., in 
which he discusses rumors of his marriage. Dated Rome, 
Oct. 14, 1812. 

* ' ' You have taken the thing up in a wrong light. I never 
intended to have oonnected myself without your consent . . . It 
is impossible to describe my feelings on perusing your letters . . . 
and that you should have so despicable opinion of your son . . . 
I have no other path to pursue but that of the Prodigal Son." 
This gentleman married a daughter of William Bayard, the 
New York merchant. 

2299. VAN SCHAACK (HENRY C ). The Life of Peter 
Van Schaack, LL.D. Embracing selections from his Revo- 
lutionary Correspondence. Portrait. 8vo, cloth (ink on 
half-title). N. Y. 1842 

2300. VAN SCHAACK (DAVID). A. L. S., 1 p folio, 
to Stephen Van Rensselaer on political matters. April, 

2301. VAN SCHAACK (HENRY— of the old Albany 
family). A. L. S., 2 pp. 4to, Pitt.sfleld, July 24, 1792, to S. 
Van Rensselaer (the leaf of address partly torn away and 

* Touching on the politics of the time, mentions John Jay, 
and sends a pamphlet "Strictures and Observations upon the 
Three Executive Departments of the Government of the 
United States," which he says contains severe strictures on 
Jefferson, Knox and Morris. " It does not spare the President, 
and is replete in commendation of Col. Hamilton." 

2302. VAN SCHAACK (HENRY). A. L. S , 1 p. 4to, to 
Stephen Van Rensselaer. Sept., 1785. 

* Speaks of his absence during the late war, etc. 

2303. VAN SCHAACK (HENRY). A. L. S., 1 p. folio, 
August 18th, 1795, to Stephen Van Rensselaer, Esq. 

* Giving an account of a naval engagement betvi'een the 
British and French, etc. 

2304. VAN SLYCK (JUNIS). D. S., 1 p. oblong 12mo, 
in regard to the place called Patenhook. Aug., 1762. 

* Document relating to Albany County in Colonial times. 
2305 VAN VECHTEN (ABRAHAM— Lawyer). A. L. S., 

1 p. folio, Oct. 30, 1812, to Stephen Van Rensselaer (slightly 

2306. VAN VECHTEN (ABRAHAM). A. D. S., 1 p. 
small folio, Dec 4, 1805. 

2307. VAN VOORHIS (ELIAS W.). Notes on the Ancestry 
of Major Wm. Roe Van Voorhis, of Fishkill, Dutchess 
County, N. Y. Portraits, illustrations and facsimiles . 8vo, 
cloth. For private distribution, 1881. 


2308. VAN VOORHIS (E. W.). Tombstone Inscriptions 
from the Churchj^ard of the First Reformed Dutch Church 
of Fishkill Village, Duchess Co., N. Y. Small 4to, cloth, 
gilt top, uncut. For private distribution only. 

[N. Y.] [1882] 

2309. VAN VOORHIS (E. W.). A Genealogy of the 
Van Voorhees Family in America. Portrait of the author. 
Thick 4to, cloth. N. Y. 1888 

* Presentation copy from the author, with A. L. S. from him 
laid in. 

2310. VARICK (RICHARD— Soldier in the Revolution 
and Mayor of New York). A. L. S., 1 p. folio, New York, 
Dec, 1791, to Stephen Van Rensselaer. 

* On legal business. 

2311. [VARICK (RICHARD).] Dr. Peter Tappan's 
Forage Account with Col. Richard Varick, recording secre- 
tary to General Washington, Poughkeepsie, April 6, 1782. 
Signature of Peter Tappan. 1 p. oblong 12mo. 

2312. VARICK (RICHARD). A. L. S., 2 pp. folio, to 
General Ten Broeck, with signed note by the latter. New 
York, Dec. 8, 1788. Mentions Stephen Van Rensselaer, 
Judge Kissam, &c. 

D. S., 1 p. folio, Feb. 1787. N. Y. Court of Errors. Peter 
Schermerhorn vs. John Alsop, &c. 

2314. VASSAR (MATTHEW— Founder of Vassar Col- 
lege, Poughkeepsie, N. Y.). An invoice of seed barley 
bought of Miss Livingston, Dec. 19, 1809. Receipted by 
M. Vassar. Oblong 12mo. 

2315. VATTEMARE (ALEXANDRE— Founder of the 
system of international exchanges). A. L. S., 1 p. 4to, 
May 31, 1858. To Gov. Vise {sic) of Virginia, in relation 
to the exchange of books and seeds. 

2316. VERMONT. History and Description of New 
England. Vermont. By A. J. Coolidge and J. B. Mans- 
field. Illustrated. 8vo, cloth. Bost. 1860 

2317. VERMONT. Hall (Hiland). The History of Ver- 
mont, from its Discovery to its Admission into the Union 
in 1791. Map. 8vo, cloth (stained). Albany: Munsell, 1868 

2318. VERMONT. Collections of the Vermont Histori- 
cal Society. Includes N. Y. Land Grants in Vermont, 
Celebration of Bennington Victory; The Dorset Conven- 
tion, etc. Vol. I. 8vo, cloth. Montpelier, 1870 

* Inserted is an A. L. S. from Ex-Governor Hall of Vermont. 

2319. VERMONT. Records of the Council of Safety and 
Governor and Council of the State of Vermont, to which are 
prefixed the Records of the General Conventions from July, 


1775, to Dec. 1777, edited by E. P. Walton, portraits, 8 vols. ; 
Montpelier, 1873-80 (Presentation A. L. S. from the editor 
to Lossing, laid in) ; Collection of the Vermont Historical 
Society, 1871. 9 vols. 8vo, cloth. 

2320. VERMONT. Forbes (Charles S.). The Second 
Battle of Bennington; a History of Vermont's Centennial, 
and the One Hundredth Anniversary of Bennington's Bat- 
tle. Illustrations. 16mo, cloth. St. Albans, 1877 

* Presentation Copy from G. F. Koon, Sec'y. and Treas'r. of 
the Masonic Historical Society of Vermont, with inscription, 
and also an A. L. S. from him laid in. 

2321. VICKSBURG. Diary of the War for Separation, 
a Daily Chronicle; including Walker's narrative of the 
Battle of Shiloh. 8vo, boards. Vicksburg, [1862] 

2322. VIEWS. Annapolis Royal in 1797, small aqua- 
tint IN COLORS (rare) ; View from the Esplanade, Quebec, 
colored lithograph by Sarony; Tomb of Washington, litho- 
graph after J. R. Smith, 1832; New York Views; etc. (41) 

2323. VINCENT- (THOMAS). God's Terrible Voice in 
the City. Wherein are set forth the sound of the voice, in 
a narration of the two dreadful judgments of Plague and 
Fire, inflicted upon the City of London in 1665 and 1666. 
24mo, old sheep. Bridgeport, 1811 

2:^24. VIRGINIA. Permit to load Goods on board the 
Ship " Grape " of Liverpool. 1690. With seals. Oblong 
24mo. Signed " Warburton " and "Scarborough." 

2325. VIRGINIA. Autograph Manuscript of FRANCIS 
Nicholson, Colonial Governor of Virginia. 2 pp. 
folio, 1701, of an address to the House of Burgesses, in 
regard to the raising of money to buy arms and ammuni- 
tion for defense against the French. 

* Nicholson offers to give one hundred pounds for every 
fifteen hundred pounds raised, and also offers to lend seven or 
eight hundred pounds in case subscribers do not pay promptly. 
The document is signed '• Ffra: Nicholson." 

2326. VIRGINIA. Potomac River. List of men em- 
ployed in the survey of the Potomac River from the Mouth 
of Sherrendo down to Chapawamsick. 8vo. June 17, 1737 

* Signed by R, O. Brooke, who had the work in charge for 
his majesty's government and the Right Hon. Lord Fairfax. 

2327. VIRGINIA. Copy authenticated by notary, of a 
Spanish document regarding the cessation of hostilities be- 
tween Spain and England, and the restitution to England 
of the ships Prosperity and Sally captured on the coast of 
Virginia, etc. 3 pp. folio. Aranjuez, May 21, 1749. 

2328. VIRGINIA. Howe (Henry). Historical Collections 
of Virginia, containing a Collection of the most interesting 
facts relating to its History and Antiquities, to which is 


appended an Historical Slietch of the District of Columbia. 
Map, and over 100 illustrations. Thick 8vo, cloth (several 
pages loose, binding somewhat broken, and marginal notes 
in pencil. Charleston, S. C, 1847 

2329. VIRGINIA. Colonial Records of Virginia. Small 
4to, wrappers. Richmond, 1874 

* Presentation copy from the editor Thos. H. Wynne, with 
Autograph Card signed, to B. J. Lossing. 

ary Advertiser. Edited by William Maxwell. 12mo, half 
leather (back much worn). Richmond, 1848 

* Presentation copy from the editor to B. J. Lossing. 

ary Companion. Edited by William Maxwell. For 1852; 
Jan. 1853; April 1853. 2 copies. Together, 4 pieces, 12mo, 
wrappers. Richmond, 1852-3 

2332. VIRGINIA BROADSIDE. Quarantine Proclama- 
tion against vessels coming from New York and the West 
Indies. 1 p. folio. Richmond, August, 1803. Autographed 
bj' the Governor, John Page, with seal. 

2333. VISCHER (N. J.— Captain). A.L.S., 1813; A.L.S. 
of William Bailey, Plattsburgh, 1800; A. L. S. of Daniel 
Wadsworth, Hartford, 1793; Draft of an amnesty drawn up 
at Fort Erie in the war of 1812; and others. Together, 10 

2334. VOLNEY (C. F.). A View of the Soil and Cli- 
mate of the United States of America, with Supplementary 
Remarks upon Florida, &c. Translated by C. B. Brown. 
Maps and plates. 8vo, boards, leather back. Phila, 1804 

(CH-ARLES J.). History of the World from the Creation 
to the Present Time. Illustrations. 4 vols, in 2, 8vo, cloth. 

N. Y. 1876 

* Publisher's Presentation Copy, with A. L. S. laid in. 

2336. WADHAMS (ALBERT). An Essay upon the 

Origin and Use of Seals, and introducing a 
design for an improved Seal of the United States. Illus- 
trated. 8vo, wrappers. Albany, 1SG5 
* Presentation copy from the author with A. L. S. , and a 
copy of Mr. Lossing's reply. 

2337. WALDO (S. P.). Memoirs of Andrew Jackson, 
Major-General in the Army of the United States, and Com- 
mander in Chief of the Division of the South. Portrait 
engraved by Reed & Stiles. 12mo, old sheep (rubbed). 
Somewhat waterstained. Hartford 1820 


2338. WALDO (S. P.). Life and Character of Stephen 
Decatur, late Commodore and Post-Captain in the Navj' of 
the U. S., and Navy Commissioner. Engraved fro7ifispiece 
with portraits of Bainhridge, Lawrence, Porter, Macdon- 
ough and Decatur, and S plates. i2mo, old sheep (rubbeil). 
Somewhat stained. Middletown, 1822 

2839. WALDO (S. P.) Biographical Sketches of distin- 
guished American Naval Heroes in the War of the Revolu- 
tion, between the American Republic and the Kingdom of 
Great Britain. Engraved portraits. Bvo, old sheep. Foxed, 
and upper margin of title torn off. Hartford, 1823 

2340. WALKE (CAPTAIN HENRY). Naval Scenes on 
the Western Waters. The Gunboats Taylor, Carondelet 
and Lafayette. 8vo, wrappers. 

n. p. (privately printed), n. d. [1866] 

* Presentation copy from Capt. Walke, with an A. L. S. to 
Mr. Lossing, saying: "Having a pamphlet, which one of my 
brothers compiled from my official papers during my service 
in the Mississippi Flotilla — with diagrams of the battles in 
which I was engaged. 1 think it may be of some assistance to 
you. It was got up to meet certain inadvertent misrepresenta- 
tions and omissions in official and other reports of some histori- 
cal importance. I informed the Secretary of the Navy of those 
misrepresentations and sent to him and to R, Adl. Davis and 
Porter the pamphlet. A copy of B. Adl. Davis answer I append 
to the pamphlet ..." With the above pamphlet are a portrait 
of Capt. Walke, copy of a letter from Mr, Lossing acknowl- 
edging its receipt, 22 original maps of the battles in which 
Capt. Walke was engaged, 9 pp. of manuscript and many inter- 
lineations by Capt. Walke intended to supplement the account 
for another edition, copies of letters, etc. There is also a tele- 
gram from [Confederate] General Tilghman, at Fort Donelson, 
Jan. 14, 1862, to Gov. Harris, "I hear that some guns have 
been sent to me at Nashville & distributed. I protest against 
this most solemnly." 

A collection of great historical interest. Capt. Walke 
had 14 successful encounters and was generally in the van- 
guard with the gunboats he commanded. 

2341. WALKER (ALEXANDER). Jackson and New 
Orleans. An authentic Narrative of the memorable achieve- 
ments of the American Army, under Andrew Jackson before 
New Orleans, in the Winter of 1814, '15. 12mo, cloth. 

N. Y. 1856 

2342. WALLACE (HENRY BINNEY). Literary Criti- 
cisms and other Papers. 12mo, cloth. Phila. 1856 

* Autograph presentation copy from Geo. P. Morris, to whom 
the book is dedicated. 

2343. WALLACE (JOHN WILLIAM). An Address de- 
livered at the Celebration of the New York Historical So- 
ciety, May 20, 1863, of the 200th birthday of Mr. William 
Bradford. Bvo, half cloth. Albany, 1863 

* Presentation copy from the author, with inscription. Also 
facsimile Washington letter and letter referring to it. 


2344. WALLACE (LEW). Official Reports of Battles. 
Published by order of Congress. 8vo, cloth. 

Richmond, Va., 1862 

* Presentation copy from Lew Wallace, with inscription and 
an interesting 4-page autograph letter from him in regard 
to the Fort Donelson battle, his refusal to obey McClellan's 
orders, etc. 

2345. WALLACE (LEWIS). American and Mexican 
joint Commission. Before the Umpire. Lewis Wallace 
versus the Republic of Mexico. 4to, wrappers. [N. Y. 1865] 

* A. L. S. from Lewis Wallace to B. J. Lossing, laid in. 

2346. [WALKER (SAMUEL R.).] The Wong-ee-tong-ees; 
or, My Summer Journey. Being the Reminiscences of 
Travels, by Jean Baptiste Pa^calis, in the Fall of 1853. 
8vo, wrappers. New Orleans, 1857 

* One of 10 copies printed. Autograph of author on title. 

2347. WALSH (ROBERT, Jr.). An Appeal from the 
Judgments of Great Britain respecting the United States of 
America, &c. 8vo, half calf. Phila. 1819 

* On page 306 commences a lengthy article on Negro Slavery, 
&c. Although this volume is marked "Part I," there does not 
appear to have been a "Part II " issued. 

2348. WAR OF 1812. Views of the Action between the 
Shannon and the Chesapeake. Four very beautifullj" 
executed lithographs by Louis Haghe after paintings by 
J. C. Sehetky, designed by Capt. R. H. King. With the 
original page of letter-press description. Oblong folio, in 
the original half calf binding. 

* Extremely rare. India proofs. 

2849. WAR OP 1812. The Now York Herald, from Jan. 
3, 1810, to Jan. 2, 1813. Folio, old half sheep. N. Y. 1810-13 

* Scarce. 

2350. WAR OF 1812. Papers relating to the action be- 
tween his Majesty's Sloop Little Belt, of eighteen guns, and 
the United States Frigate President, of forty-four guns. 
8vo, half leather. Lond. 1811 

2351. WAR OF 1812. A Key to the Orders in Council. 
8vo, half calf. Lond. 1812 

2352. WAR OF 1812. Barbarities of the Enemy, ex- 
posed in a Report of the Committee of the House of Repre- 
sentatives of the United States, appointed to enquire into 
the Spirit and Manner in which the War has been waged 
by the Enemy: and the Documents accompanying said 
Report. 12mo, half calf. Troy : Francis Adancourt, 1813 

2353. WAR OF 1812. "An Act to authorize a Detach- 
ment from the Militia of the United States." Blank form 
of enrollment for the militia of the War of 1812, with the 
congressional act printed at the head. Folio, broadside. 
Dated April, 1812. 


2354. WAR OF 181-2. General Orders, directing the 
detachment of 13,500 of the militia of New York State. 
Signed by Wm. Paulding, Junr., Adjutant-General, and 
with his autograph note at bottom. Addressed to Gen. S. 
Van Rensselaer. Dated New York, 21st April, 1812. 

2356. WAR OF 1812. Perpetual War, The Policy of 
Mr. Madison; being a candid examination of his late Mes- 
sage to Congress. By a New-England Farmer. 8vo, old 
lialf calf. Lond. 1813 

2356. WAR OF 1812. On the Past Relations between 
Great Britain and The United States. Bvo, half calf. 

Lond. 1813 

2357. WAR OP 1812. The War ; being a Faithful Record 
of the Transactions of the War between the United States 
of America and their Territories, and the Kingdom of Great 
Britain. Nos. 1 to 104, consecutive. Complete from June 
27, 1812, to June 14, 1814. With Title pages and Indexes. 
2 vols. 4to, mottled calf (binding worn). N. Y. 1813-14 

* A VERY VALUABLE WAR RECORD. Edited by S. Woodworth, 
the publisher. Complete tiles of this paper are scarce. 

2358. WAR OF 1812. The Historical Register of the 
United States. Part I, Vol. I; Part II, Vol. II, and an- 
other copy of Part I, Vol. I (should be 4 vols) 3 vols. 
Bvo, half leather. Wash, and Phila. 1814 

2359. WAR OF 1812. Printed copies of the Letters in 
regard to the J. A. Coles trial by a military court, with 
contemporary MS. annotations, some of which may be in 
the autograph of Col. Coles. 12mo, unbound, pp 48, with- 
out title. [Wash. 1814 

2360. WAR OF 1812. The Historical Register of the 
United States. Part II. Prom the Declaration of War 
in 1812 to January 1, 1814. Edited by T. H. Palmer. 
Vols. II and IV only. 2 vols. 8vo, half calf. 

Phila. 1814-16 

2361. WAR OP 1812. Report of the Committee on Mili- 
tary Affairs on the Differences that exist between the United 
States and some of the individual States respecting the 
relative Powers of the General and State Governments 
over the Militia. 8vo, sewn, uncut. Wash. 1815 

Inscribed on title: "J. C. Smith from the Secretary of War." 
[James Monroe.] 

2.^62. WAR OF 1812. Sketches of the War between the 
United States and the British Isles, with Biographical 
Notices of Distinguished Military and Naval Commanders. 
Bvo, old sheep. Rutland, Vt., 1815 

2363. WAR OF 1812. State Papers on the Negotiations 
and Peace with America, 1814. With a Preface and notes. 
Bvo, old half calf. Lond. 1815 


2364. WAR OF 1812. Official Correspondence with the 
Department of War, relative to the military operations of 
the American Army under the Command of Major Genl. 
Izard on the Northern Frontier of the U. S. in 1814 and 
1815. 8vo, boards, sheep back, uncut. Waterstained. 

Phila. 1816 

2365. WAR OF 1812. Historical Memoir of the War in 
West Florida and Louisiana in 1814-15. By Major A. Lacar- 
riere Latour. Written originallj' in French, and translated 
by H. P. Nugent. Portrait of Andrew Jackson, and 8 
colored maps and plans (1 bound in vol., the others laid in). 
8vo, half morocco. Phila. 1816 

* Complete copy of this scarce work, although the maps 
and plans are not bound in a separate volume. Sabin men- 
tions no portrait, and only 7 maps and plans. This copy con- 
tains 8. in addition to the portrait, which is rare. Evidently 
the present volume has been two originally. 

2:)66. WAR OF 1812. Gilleland (J. C). History of the 
Late War between the United States and Great Britain, 
containing an accurate Account of the most important 
engagements by Sea and Land. 16mo, old mottled calf. 

* Very rare contemporary account. Balto. 1817 

2367. WAR OF 1812. Letter from the Secretary of the 
Navy in relation to the Expenditure of Appropriations to 
Reward the Officers and Crews of Certain Vessels for Cap- 
tures made during the late War with Great Britain. 8vo, 
sheets stitched, uncut. Washington City: H. De Kraft, 1819 

2368. WAR OF 1812. Baine's History of the Late War, 
between the United States and Great Britain; with a 
Critical Appendix, &c. By Ebenezer H. Cummins. 16mo, 
sheep (joints weak). Balto. 1820 

2369. WAR OF 1812. Official Letters of the military and 
naval officers of the United States, during the War with 
Great Britain in 1812-15, collected and arranged by John 
Brannan. 8vo, boards, uncut. Wash. 1823 

2370. 'war of 1812. Hull (William). Memoirs of the 
Campaign of the North Western Army of the United States, 
1812, in a Series of Letters addressed to the Citizens of the 
United States. 8vo, half calf, original front cover bound in. 

Bost. 1824 

* Presentation copy from the author to Judge Thompson, 
with inscription ou original cover. 

2371. WAR OF 1812. A Narrative of the Campaigns of 
the British Army at Washington, Baltimore and New 
Orleans, in the Years 1814 and 1815. 8vo, boards (repaired), 
uncut. Phila. 1824 

2372. WAR OF 1812. Service afloat; comprising the 
Personal Narrative of a British Officer during the late War. 
16mo, cloth. Phila. 1833 


2373. WAR OF 1812. A Sketch of the events which 
preceded the capture of Washington by the British, on the 
2-ith of August, 1814. Map (loose). 8vo, half cloth. 

Phila. 1S49 
" Inserted is an A. L. S. by Lew Wallace to B. J. Lossing, 1 p. 
4to, dated Crawfordsville, March 22, 1860, accompanying the 
gift of the above book. 

2374. WAR OF 1812. Proceedings of the Convention 
of the Soldiers of the War of 1813, held at Corinthian Hall, 
Syracuse, June 20 and 21, 1854; together with addresses 
delivered by Gen. James W. Nye and Harvey Baldwin. 8vo, 
wrappers. Syracuse, 1854 

* A. L. S. from Eh'as W. Benson, Major Gen. Veterans, 1812, 
to B. J. Lossing, inserted. 

2375. WAR OF 1812. Inauguration of the Perry Statue 
at Cleveland, September 10, 1860; including a History of 
the Battle of Lake Erie, by George Bancroft; addresses and 
other proceedings. 8vo, wrappers. Cleveland, 1861 

* Presentation copy from the City of Cleveland to B. J. 
Lossing. " From Capt. Stephen Champlin, with his notes," on 
front cover. 

2376. WAR OF 1812. The Citizen Soldiers at North 
Point and Fort McHenry, Sept. 12-13, 1814. 12mo, paper. 

Balto. n.d. 

* A. L. S. from J. Spear Smith to B. J. Lossing, laid in. 

2377. WAR OF 1812. Treaty of 1814. A Compressed 
View of the Points to be Discussed in Treating with the 
United States of America; A. D. 1814. S maps. 8vo, half 
calf. Lond. 1814 

* Scarce. A severe criticism of the actions and proposed 
demands of theUnited States. 

Oct. 30, 1815, for the Field Exercises and Manoeuvres of 
Infantry, 1 p. 4 to, with autograph signature of George 
Graham, Acting Sec'y. War [under James Madison]. This 
copy forwarded to the Governor of Kentucky. 

2379. WAR OR NO WAR? Introduced with a View of 
the Causes of Our National Decline and Present Embarrass- 
ments. By Lycurgus. 8vo, sewed, uncut. Rare. 

N. Y. 1807 

2380. WARS OP AMERICA (The); or, a General His- 
tory of all -the important tragic events that have occurred 
in the United States, etc. By a Revolutionary Soldier. 
12mo, old tree calf (broken). Baltimore, 1839 

2381. WARBURTON (A. F.). Trial of the Officers and 
Crew of the Privateer Savannah, on the charge of Piracy. 
8vo, cloth. Title slightly torn in the lower part. N.Y. 1862 

2383. [WARBURTON (ELIOTT).] The Conquest of 
Canada. 2 vols. 13mo, cloth. N. Y. 185U 


2383. WARD (A. H.). History of the Town of Shrews- 
bury, Mass., from its settlement in 1717 to 1829, with other 
matter relating thereto not before published, including an 
extensive Family Register. Portrait. Svo, half calf. 

Bost. 1847 

2384. WARD (A. H.). Ward Family: Descendants of 
William Ward, who settled in Sudbury, Mass., in 1639. 
Portraits. 8vo, cloth. Bost. 1851 

2385. WARD (GEORGE A.). Journal and Letters of 
the late Samuel Curwen, an American Refugee in England, 
from 1775 to 1784. Portrait and illustrations. Svo, cloth. 

N. Y. 1842 

2386. WARREN (ADMIRAL SIR J. B.). Envelope con- 
taining his signature as frank and a good impression of his 
seal ; J. W. Yates, A. L. S. , 1820 ; Egbert Benson, A. N. S. ; 
Mes. General Macomb, A. N., third person; George 
Banyar, a. L. S., 1789; J. Roorback, A. L. S., 1791, on 
confiscated lands of James De Lancey; J. Lawrence, 
political A. L. S., 1794; Douw Fonda, A. L. S., 1792. (8) 

2387. WARREN (MERCY). History of the Rise, Prog- 
ress, and Termination of the American Revolution. In- 
terspersed with Biographical, Political and Moral Observa- 
tions. 3 vols. Svo, old sheep. Bost. 1805 

2388. WARREN, MAINE. Annals of the Town of 
Warren; with the Early History of St. George's Broad Bay 
and the Neighboring Settlements on the Waldo Patenc. By 
Cyrus Eaton. Map. 12mo, cloth. Hallowell, 1S51 

2389. WARREN (R. I.). Tustin (Josiah P.). Dedica- 
tion Discourse and History of Warren. 12mo, cloth. 

Providence, 1845 

2390. WASHINGTON (BUSHROD— Nephew of George 
Washington, and Associate Justice Supreme Court from 
1798 to 1829). A. L. S., 3 pp. folio. Mount Vernon, May 
24, 1827, to Justice Thompson, enumerating a list of cases 
that came before him upon his late circuit, with portrait 
engraved by Longacre. 

2391. WASHINGTON (BUSHROD). A. L. S., 3 pp. 
folio, to Justice Thompson, Mount Vernon, May 30, 1825. 
Report of the substance of the decisions made during one 
of his circuits. 

* Unusually fine specimen in good condition. 

2392. WASHINGTON (GEORGE). The Mystery Re- 
vealed; or, Truth brought to Light. By a Patriot. Svo, 
half calf. Lond. 1759 

* Pages 117 to 161 contains Washington's journal of his com- 
mission in 1754, with footnotes by the editor, which are rather 
skeptical. Fine Copy. Very Scarce. 


2393. [WASHINGTON (GEORGE).] Copy of General 
Washington's Letter of Appointment of Col. Wood, dated 
Dec. 14, 1779. 1 p. 4to. 

* An interesting Washington letter giving hints to Col. Wood 
how to deal with the Convention troops (the surrendered army 
of Burgoyne). 

2394. [WASHINGTON (GEORGE). J Contemporaiy copy 
of a letter from Washington to the Commissary General, 
Ephraim Blaine, N. Y., Oct. 24, 1781; 2 pp. folio, written 
from headquarters near York, the week following Cornwal- 
lis' surrender. In the hand of David Humphreys, Wash- 
ington's Secretary. 

* Washington orders the British and German troops taken 
prisoners to be supplied with food; he desires that " the mode 
adopted shall be effectual and that no complaint of want shall 
he given." 

2395. [WASHINGTON (GEORGE).] Portion of an 
A. L. S. by T. Howell, of South Wales, to George Washing- 
ton. 1 p. 4to. July, 1789. 

* On the reverse of the letter is written in Washinqton's 
HAND WRITING; "From Mr. T. Howell, Uth July, 1789." 

2396. WASHINGTON (GEORGE). Message of the Presi- 
dent of the United States to Congress, relative to France 
and Great Britain, delivered Dec. 5, 1793, with the Papers 
therein referred to. 8vo, old sheep. Scribbling on title. 

Phila. 1795 

2397. The same. Another copy, half roan (some 

pages cut into) . 

2398. WASHINGTON (GEORGE— and others). A series 
of about 15 copies, some in Mr. Lossing's autograph of 
letters by Washington, (1) to Col. T. Pickering, (2) to Col. 
T. Pickering, (3) to Col. John Cropper, and other copies of 
letters by Benedict Arnold (to Col. T. Pickering), etc. 

* One of the copies is of a letter written by Benedict Arnold 
at the time he was concerting treason with Major Andre, and 
another is of the General Oi-ders concerning the trial and exe- 
cution of Andre. 

2399. WASHINGTON (GEORGE). A Collection of the 
Speeches of the President of the United States to both 
Houses of Congress, at the Opening of Every Session, with 
their Answers. 16mo, old calf. Bost. 1796 

* First Edition. Scarce. 

2400. WASHINGTON (GEORGE). Weems(M.L.). Life 
of Washington. Portrait of Washington and 5 plates. 12mo, 
sheep (joints weak). Phila. 1837 

2401. WASHINGTON (GEORGE). Tomb of Washington 
at Mount Vernon Portrait and illustrations. 8vo, cloth. 

Phila. 1840 
* Autograph presentation copy from Jolm Struthers, the 
sculptor and donor. 


2402. WASHINGTON (GEORGE). History of Congress; 
exhibiting a Classification of the Proceedings of the Senate 
and the of Representatives from March 4, 1789, to 
March 3, 1793, embracing the First Term of the Administra- 
tion of General Washington. 8vo, half calf. Phila. 1843 

2403. WASHINGTON (GEORGE). Illustrations to Irv- 
ing's Washington, Yol. I (only). Title and 19 other plates, 
proofs on India paper. 4to, in a cloth portfolio. N. Y. 1857 

2404. WASHINGTON (GEORGE). Gen. George Wash- 
ington's Account with the United States, from 1775 to 1783. 
Facsimile of the original MS. Folio, half leather. N. Y. 1857 

* With the autograph of John Hutchings, the publisher. 

2405. WASHINGTON (GEORGE). Kirkland (Mrs. C. M.). 
Memoirs of Washington. Portrait and illustrations. 12mo, 
cloth. N. Y. 1857 

* Publishers ' Presentation Copy, with inscription. Inserted 
are 2 A. L. S. (one from the author) relative to a portrait of 
"Mary Ball." 

2406. WASHINGTON (GEORGE). Farewell Address to 
the People of the United States. Eiiibellislied with arabesque 
designs and illustrations. 4to, paper covers. Portrait of 
Washington laid in. Foxed. Phila. 1858 

2407. WASHINGTON (GEORGE). Tuckerman (H. T.). 
The Character and Portraits of Washington. Royal 4to, cloth 
(rubbed) N. Y. 1859 

* Presentation Copy from the publisher, a. P. Putnam, with 
autograph inscription on fly-leaf. 

2408. WASHINGTON (GEORGE). Addresses of tlie City 
of New York to George Washington, Math his Replies. Por- 
trait. 4to, M-rappers. N. Y. 1867 

* Presentation copy from Charles C. Moreau, with inscription 
and A. L., S. 

2409. WASHINGTON (GEORGE). Baker (W. S.). The 
Engraved Portraits of Washington, with Notices of the Origi- 
nals and Brief Biographical Sketches of the Painters 4to, 
cloth, uncut. Phila. 1880 

* Limited Edition. Author 's presentation copy. Laid in 
are several photographic proofs of Washington portraits, A. L. 
S. from various parties, including the author, and newspaper 
clippings, all relative to Washington. 

2410. WASHINGTON (GEORGE). Baker (W S) Me- 
dalhc Portraits of Washington, with historical and critical 
notes. Frontispiece. 4to, half morocco, uncut. Phila. 1885 

* Autograph presentation copy from the author. 

r-f^\ WASHINGTON (GEORGE). Atlas to Marshall's 
Life of Washington. Engraved title and 10 colored plans. 
8vo, half calf. Phila.f n. d. 


2412. WASHINGTON (GEORGE). Irving's Life of 
Washington, illustrated, 4 vols. 1«S7 ; Washington's Head- 
quarters, 1872; Washington and Napoleon (Lieber), 1864; 
Washington at Valley Forge (Bean), »iap, 1876; Washington 
Papers. Together, 8 vols. 8vo, various bindings, v. p. — v. d. 

2413. WASHINGTON (GEORGE). Martha Washington- 
ianism (Johnston), 1843; Footprints of Famous Men (Edgar), 
illustrated; 1854; Maxims of Washington (Schroeder, 1855; 
Washington in Domestic Life (Rush), 1857; The Words of 
Washington, N. Y., n. d. ; Washington's Headquarters, illus- 
tratiiJ, Newburgh, 1872; Letter to Lord Mahon (Sparks), 
1852. Together, 7 vols. 8vo, etc., cloth, etc. v. p. — v. d. 

* Some presentation copies. 

2414. [WATERHOUSB (BENJAMIN).] A Journal of a 
Young Man of ISIassachusetts, who was captured at sea by the 
British in I\Iay, 1813, and was confined first, at Melville Island, 
Halifax, then at Chatham, in England, and last, at Dartmoor 
Prison. Written by Himself. Engraved frontispiece of Dart- 
moor Prison. 12mo, half morocco. Bost. 1816 

* Laid in are several pages of notes, among them being one 
relating to a meeting of the Dartmoor Prison survivors in Phil- 

2415. WATSON (ELKAN AH— Agriculturist and author 
of "Men and Times of the Revolution") . A. L. S., to Senator 
Stephen Van Rensselaer. 2 pp. folio. Albany, Dec. 15, 1792. 

* An interesting letter on banking customs. 

2416. [WATSON (ELKANAH).] A Tour in Holland in 
MDCCLXXXIV. By an American. First Edition. 8vo, old 
calf (corner cut from title). Worcester: Isaiah Thomas, 1790 

2417. WATSON (ELKANAH). A. L. S., to Andrew Stock- 
holm. 2 pp. folio. Pittsfield, Dec. 7, 1809. 

2418. WATSON (ELKANAH). D. S., 3 pp. folio, Jan. 5, 
1815. Also signed by Smith Thompson. 

2419. WATSON (ELKANAH). A. L. S., 1 p. 4to, Albany, 
Jan. 27, 1820, to Smith Thompson. 

2420. WATSON (ELKANAH). A. L. S., 2 pp. folio, 
Albany, 14th-Feb., 1820, to Smith Thompson, in regard to the 
renting of a house 

2421 WATSON (ELKANAH). Men and Times of the 
Revolution ; or Memoirs of Elkanah Watson, including Jour- 
nals, etc. Edited by Winston C. Watson. First Edition 
,8vo, cloth. N. Y. 1856 

94.00 Another Edition. Portrait and woodcuts. 12mo, 

.cloti N. Y. 1857 


2423. WATSON (JOHN P.). Annals and Occurrences of 
New York City and State in the Olden Time. Illustrated. 
First Edition. 8vo, sheep. Phila. 1846 

* Laid in are the "Appendix" published in 1860, and a let- 
ter from the daughter of the author, referring to Mm. 

2424. WATSON (JOHN F.). Annals of Philadelphia and 
Pennsylvania, in the Olden Time; being a collection of Mem- 
oirs, Anecdotes, and Incidents of the City and its Inhabitants. 
2 vols. 8vo, cloth. [Phila.] 1850 

* Presentation copy from the author. 

2425. [WATSON (JOHN F.).] Memoir of John Fanning 
Watson, by Benjamin Dorr. Portrait. Bvo, cloth. 

Phila. 1861 

2426. WATSON (WINSLOW C). Pioneer History of the 
Champlain Valley; being an account of the settlement of the 
Town of Willsborough by William Gilliland. 8vo, wrappers, 
uncut. Albany, 1863 

* Presentation copy from the author, with autograph inscrip- 
tion to Mr. Lossing, and also A. L. S. to the same, laid in. 

2427. WATSON (WINSLOW C). The Military and Civil 
History of the County of Essex, New York. Frontispiece and 
portraits. 8vo, cloth. Albany, 1869 

2428. WATTS (JOHN— Jurist). A. N. S., 1 p. 12mo, 
Addressed to Stephen Van Rensselaer acknowledging the 
receipt of interest. Dated June 23rd, 1834. 

2429. WAY (W. V.). Facts and historical Events of the 
Toledo War of 1835. 12mo, wrappers (back worn). 

Toledo, 1869 

2430. WEBB (GEN. J. WATSON). Speech at the Great 
Mass Meeting on the Battle Ground of Tippecanoe . . . 60,000 
Freemen in Council. Also, Slavery and its Tendencies, a letter 
from Gen. Webb. 2 vols, in 1, Bvo, wrappers. N. Y. 1856 

* Laid in is a 1 p. 4to A. L. S. from Daniel Webster, dated, 
June 27, 1851, in which he writes, "I loolc upon Col. WehT) as 
one of the most powerful writers and efficient editors in the 
United States." Also, the copy of a letter from Mr. Lossing 
to Gen. Webb. 

2431. WEBB (GEN. SAMUEL B.). Reminiscences of Gen. 
Webb of the Revolutionary Army, by his son, J. Watson Webb. 
Portrait. Royal 8vo, cloth. N. Y. 1882 

* Author 's presentation copy, with autograph inscription on 
fly-leaf, and an A. L. S., inserted, from the same- 

2432. WEBSTER (DANIEL). L. S., 1 p. 4to, Dpt. of 
State, Washington, Jan. 31, 1851, sending a resolution of 
Congress to the Gov. of Kentucky; A. L. S., 2 pp. 12mo, of 
Mrs. Webster to Mrs. Madison, issuing an invitation. (2 pieces.) 


2433. WEBSTER (DANIEL). Eulogy delivered at the 
Dedication of the Statue of Daniel "Webstei% Boston, Sept. 17, 
1859. By Edward Everett. 8vo, wrappers. IBost. 1859 

* Presentation Copy from Edward Everett, with autograph 
inscription on fly-leaf. 

2434. "WEBSTER (NOAH— American Philologist). D. S., 
N. Y. 1788. Subscribing to the "American Magazine." 

2435. WEEDON (GEORGE— Revolutionary General, at 
Brandy wine, Germantown, &c.) . A. L. S., 1 p. folio, to Gover- 
Qor Jefferson, Richmond [Va.]. Williamsburg, March 10, 
1781. Makes a request for more troops upon the advice of 
Baron Steuben, in order to strengthen his comparatively de- 
fenceless position. 

2436. WEEKLY MUSEUM. The New York Weekly 
Museum, or. Polite Repository of Amusement and Instruction. 
The First Octavo Volume. 8vo, old half sheep. N. Y. 1815 

2437. WELLAND CANAL. Papers respecting Claim of 
Shareholders in the Late Welland Canal Company, for 
Arrears of Interest, under the Act 7th Victoria, Chapter 34. 
8vo, wrappers. Quebec, 1853 

2438. WELLS (JOHN G.). The Grange Illustrated; or. 
Patron's Hand-book, in the interests of the order of Patrons of 
Husbandry, by John G. Wells, William Saunders, etc. 8vo, 
cloth. N. Y. 1874 

2439. WELLS (WILLIAM V.). Explorations and Adven- 
tures in Honduras, comprising Sketches of Travel. Maps and 
illustrations. First Edition. 8vo, cloth. N. Y. 1857 

* Presentation copy from the author. 

2440. WESLEY (JOHN). Tyerman (Rev. L.). The Life 
and Times of the Rev. John Wesley, Founder of the Metho- 
dists. Portraits. 3 vols. 8vo, cloth. N. Y. 1872 

2441. WESTCOTT (THOMPSON). Life of John Fitch, 
the Inventor of the Steamboat. Frontispiece, and other illus- 
trations. 12mo, cloth. Phila. 1857 

* Presentation Copy from J. A. McAllister, with autograph 
inscription on lithographed title. 

2442. WESTCOTT (THOMPSON). Names of Persons 
who took the Oath of Allegiance to the State of Pennsylvania 
between tlie Years 1777 and 1789. With a History of the "Test 
Laws" of Pennsylvania. 4to, wrappers, uncut. Phila. 1865 

* One of 75 copies printed in 4to, presentation copy from the 

2443. WEST CHESTER. Directory of the Borough of 
West Chester for 1857, containing a complete History of the 
Borough [by William Darlington] . 8vo, boards. 

^ ^ West Chester, 1857 

* Presentation copy from Wm. Darlington, also A. L. S. 
laid in. 


2444. WESTERLO (R[ENSSELAER]— Federalist Mem- 
ber of Congress, Dec, 1817-March, 1819 ) . A. L. S., 1 p. 4to, to 
General Van Rensselaer, referring to the Parade of the 5th 
Reg 't. of Cavalry, and the Second Squadron, Sept. 11, 1810. 

2445. WESTERN AMERICA. Collections of the Minne- 
sota Historical Society, Vol. III. Parts 2 and 3; Annals of 
Iowa, Oct. 1871 ; Second Annual Convention of the Y. M. C. A., 
Cinn., 0., Sept. 19 and 20, 1855 ; and others similar. Together, 
12 pieces, 8vo, wrappers. v. p. — ^v. d. 

2446. WESTERN AMERICA. Transactions of the Depart- 
ment of American History of the Minnesota Hist. Socy. ; Pre- 
historic Remains, Cincinnati, Ohio; Proceedings of the Ohio 
State Forestry Association, March 28, 1884; De Celeron's Ex- 
pedition to the Ohio in 1749 ; and others similar. Together, 
33 pieces, 8vo and smaller. v. p. — v. d. 


2447. WESTERN AMERICA. Gem of the West and 
Soldiers' Friend for Jan. 1872; Biographical Notices of the 
Members of the 55th General Assembly of the State of Ohio; 
Collections of the Minnesota Historical Society for 1867 ; Pro- 
ceedings of the National Ship-Canal Convention, Chicago, 
1863 ; and others similar. Together, 18 pieces, 8vo and smaller, 
wrappers. v. p. — v. d. 

* Includes many that are Scakcb. Some Presentation Copies 
with inscriptions. 

2448. WESTERN AMERICA. Magazine of Western His- 
tory, 3 pieces; Prehistoric Wisconsin (Butler) ; Minnesota, its 
Progress and Capabilities ; The Future of the Northwest ; and 
others similar. Together, 12 pieces, small 4to and 8vo. 

V. p. — V. d. 

2449. WESTERN NEW YORK. House of Representatives ; 
War Department. Engineer's Report of the Survey of the 
Genesee River, Lake Ontario, Oswego River, &c. Submitted 
by Theo. Maurice, Captain of Engineers. 7 plans, and maps. 
Report, 8vo, and maps folded to 12mo, unbound. 

[Erie, Pa., 1829] 

* Scarce. With plans, &c., in excellent condition. 

2450. WESTERN STATES. Milwaukee Illustrated, n. d.; 
The State of Michigan, 1876 ; and others. Together, 14 pieces, 
8vo, wrappers. v. p. — ^v. d. 

2451. WESTERN UNITED STATES. Ohio, its Histories 
and Antiquities; The City of the Saints; Stansbury's Expedi- 
tion to the Great Salt Lake; with Maps. Together, 4 vols, 
royal 8vo, cloth. v. p. — v. d. 

2452. WESTERN UNITED STATES. Northern Cali- 
fornia, Oregon, &c. (Nordhof ) ; California, a Book for 
Travellers, &c. (Nordhof) ; Gazetteer of Missouri; History of 
Wisconsin; and others similar. Together, 7 vols, royal 8vo 
and smaller, cloth and wrappers. v. p. — v. d. 


2453. WESTERN UNITED STATES. Three Years Res- 
idence in Washington Territory ; Pioneer Women of the West ; 
Life of Col. Fremont; Crusoe's Island; and others similar. 
Together, 6 vols. 8vo and smaller, cloth. v. p. — ^v. d. 

2454. WEST INDIES. Petition signed by Philip Ph. 
Livingston of the Island of Jamaica in the West Indies, Chris- 
tina Livingston, Thomas Jones and the Rev. Dr. John H. 
Livingston to the Legislature of New York, praying leave to 
bring in a bill to vest the real estate of Philip Livingston in 
the above named Philip Ph. Livingston, Isaac Roosevelt and 
Robt. C. Livingston. 8 pp. folio. Oct. 25, 1784 

2455. WEST POINT, N. Y. Boynton (Edward C). His- 
tory of West Point, and its Military Importance during the 
American Revolution; and the Origin and Progress of the 
United States IMilitary Academy. Colored frontispiece-map, 
and other maps and illustrations. 8vo, cloth (portion of back 
damaged) . N. Y. 1871 

* Inserted are a pen-and-ink map of lands at West Point, 
1839; and several A. L. S. and L. S. from the author containing 
references to the Point, the family of Benedict Arnold. The 
work itself includes many entertaining details relative to , Cadet 
Life at the Academy. 

2456. WPIEATLEY (PHILLIS). Memoir and Poems of 
Phillis Wheatley, a Native African and a Slave. Dedicated to 
the Friends of the Africans. [Poems reprinted from the 
London edition of 1773.] Lithograph portrait. 12mo, cloth. 

Bost.: G. W. Light, 1834 

2457.WHBATON (JOSEPH). Appeal of Joseph Wheaton, 
Late Deputy Quarter-Master General and Major of Cavalry, 
to the Senate and House of Representatives of the United 
States of America. 8vo, wrappers, uncut. 

Dist. of Columbia, 1820 

2458. WHEELER (J. H.). Historical Sketches of North 
Carolina, from 1584 to 1851. Compiled from original records, 
official documents, and traditional statements. With bio- 
graphical sketches of her distinguished statesmen,- jurists, 
lawyers, soldiers, divines, etc. Frontispieces. 2 vols, in one 
8vo, cloth. Pliila. 1851 

2459. WHEELOCK (JOHN — Second President of Dart- 
mouth College). A. L. S., 1 p. 4to, "Dartmouth College, 
March 19, 1777," to Gen. Schuyler, in reference to his 
brother's wish to enter the army. 

2460. WHIPPLE (JOSEPH). History of Acadie, Penob- 
scot Bay and River, with a more particular geographical and 
statistical view of the District of Maine. 8vo, sewed. In poor 
condition and last leaves torn. Bangor, 1816 


2461. WHITE (A. W.). Memoir of Brig. Gen. Anthony 
Walton White of the Continental Army, compiled by Anna 
M. W. Woodhull. Portrait. Newark, 1882 

* Two long autograph letters signed by W. W. Evans, grand- 
son of General A. W. White, to B. J. Lossing, and photographs 
of a miniature portrait of Washington, painted by Elizabeth 
Sharpless, and a painting representing Kosciuszko laid in. 

2462. WHITE (GEORGE). Historical Collections of 
Georgia: containing the most interesting facts, traditions, 
biographical Sketches, Anecdotes, etc., relating to its history 
and antiquities. Numerous portraits and illustrations. 8vo, 
half calf. Name on title. N. Y. 1854 

* A. L< S. by the author to Messrs. Lossing and Barrett laid 

2463. WHITE (G. S.). Memoir of Samuel Slater, the 
Father of American Manufactures. Connected with a His- 
tory of the Rise and Progress of the Cotton Manufacture in 
England and America. Engraved portrait and plates (foxed). 
8vo, cloth (back torn). Phila. 1836 

2464. WHITE (GEN. HUGH— Member of the Penn. As- 
sembly). A. L. S., 1 p. folio, Oct 18, 1812. To Gen. Green 
Clay, stating that his Brigade had joined Gen. Harrison's 

2465. WHITE (H. A.). Sketches of the Life of Captain 
Hugh A. White, of the Stonewall Brigade, by his father. 8vo, 
wrappers. Water-stained. Columbia, S. C, 1864 

2466. WHITE (OLIVER). Pencil Sketches of Service in 
the Marine Artillery. With Some Incidental Reflections on 
the Use and Abuse of "Shoulder-Straps, and Things." 8vo, 
wrappers. Toulon, 111., 1863 

* Presentation Copy. Mailing-wrapper laid in. 

2467. WHITE (PHILO). " Pinchincha. " Extracts from 
a Discourse delivered in Racine College during July [1862]. 
8vo, wrappers. Racine, 1862 

* Author 's Presentation Copy, with autograph inscription on 

2468. -WHITE (RICHARD GRANT). Companion to the 
Bryan Gallery of Christian Art; containing Critical Descrip- 
tions of the Pictures, and Biographical Sketches of the 
Painters ; with an Introductory Essay and an Index. 8vo, 
wrappers. N. Y. 1853 

2469. [WHITE (RICHARD GRANT).] The New Gospel 
of Peace according to St. Benjamin. Book fourth and last. 
12mo, original wrappers. N. Y. [1866] 

2470. WHITEHEAD (WILLIAM A.). Contributions to 
the Early History of Perth Amboy and Adjoining Country. 
Maps and illustrations. 8vo, cloth. N. Y. 1856 

* Presentation copy from the author, with 2 A. L. S. inserted. 


2471. WHITTOCK (NATHANIEL). The Oxford draw- 
ing Book, or the Art of Drawing, and the Theory of Practice 
and Perspective. 105 lithographic illustrations. Oblong 4to, 
half morocco. Lond. : B. Laeey, n. d. 

2472. WHITTIBR (JOHN G.). History of Pennsylvania 
Hall, which was destroyed by a mob on the 17th of May, 1838. 
Colored frontispiece, portrait of J. G. Whittier and 2 engrav- 
ings. 8vo, old half morocco. Phila. 1838 

* Contains a three-page poem by John G. Whittier, written 
for the occasion, and printed here for the first time. Vekt 


2473. WHITTIER (JOHN G.). Sumner. Original Poem 
of 49 stanzas of 4 lines each. With printed signature. Com- 
posed for the Services in Commemoration of Charles Sumner, 
Music Hall, Boston, June 9, 1874. Printed on eight 12mo 
sheets (one side of paper only), without printer's name or 
place of publication. Bost. 1874 

* RiKE. On page 6, a new printed verse has been pasted over 
the originally-printed verse. 

2474. WHITTLESEY (ELISHA). Address for the 45th 
Anniversary of the Defence of Ft. Stephenson at Lower San- 
dusky (now Fremont) , Ohio. 8vo, wrappers. Toledo, 1858 

2475. WHYTE (S. and E. A.). A Miscellany, containing 
Remarks on Boswell's Johnson and a Critique on Burger's 
Leonora. 12mo, half leather. Dublin, 1799 

.2476. [WIBY (C. H.).] Alamance; or, the Great and 
Final Experiment. 8vo, half calf (portion of text of two 
pages missing). N. Y. 1847 

* Inserted is A. L. S. from the author, dated Greensboro, 
N. G., April 10, 1852, requesting from Mr. Lossing the loan of 
some of his engravings of interest to that locality. 

2477. WICKLIFFE (C. A.— Lt. Gov. Kentucky). A. L. S., 
1 p. 4to, to H. Blanton, Agent Bank of Kentucky. Frankfort, 
Sept. 13, 1839. Business letter. 

2478. [WILDE (OSCAR) .] Ye Soul Agonies in ye Life of 
Oscar Wilde. 11 caricature illustrations hy Chas. Kendrick. 
8vo, original pictorial wrappers. [N. Y. 1882] 

* A rare burlesque published during Wilde 's lecture tour in 

2479. WILKINSON (GENERAL JAMES— conspired vdth 
Burr to form a Southwestern Empire). A. L. S., 1 p. 4to, 
Phila., Mch. 14, 1817, to Col. Solomon Van Rensselaer. 

* Mention his "Memoirs" published in 1816: "The Boole 
is sought for with vast avidity." 

2480. WILKINSON (GEN. JAMES). A. L. S., 2 pp. 4to, 
Philadelphia, Jan. 25, 1817, to S. Van Rensselaer, with leaf of 
address (damaged and pieces missing) . 

* " The Boole will 1)6 ready for delivery with the Atlas the 
SOth of next month." The letter refers to his "Memoirs of 
My Own Times," just published. 


2481. WILKINSON (JAMES). A. L. S., 1 p. 4to, German- 
town, Dee. 2, 1815, to J. L. Thomson. 

2482. [WILKINSON (JAMBS).] Eeport of the Com- 
mittee appointed to inquire into the Conduct of General 
AVilkinson. Dingranis and tables. Svo, old half sheep. 

Wash. 1811 

* An interesting item in connection with the Aaron Burr 
conspiracy. One of the plates gives the key to Burr's cipher. 

2483. WILKINSON (JAMES). Diagrams and Plans, illus- 
trative of the Principal Battles and Military Affairs, treated 
of in Memoirs of mv Own Times. 4to, boards, uncut. 

Phila. 1816 

* Laid in are several sketches in pencil and by pen, together 
with 2 A. L. S. from A. Duryee and A. Greble, &c. 

2484. AVILKINSON (JAMES). Memoirs of my Own 
Times. With Atlas. 4 vols. Svo (atlas in 4to), boards. Vols. 

1 and 3 imperfect. Not returnable. Phila. 1816 

2485. WILLIAAl AND ilARY COLLEGE. The History 
of the College of William and Mary, from its Foundation, 
1660, to 1874. 8vo, cloth. Richmond, 1874 

* Presentation copy from the faculty, with inscription. 

2486. [WILLIAMS (D.).] Lessons to a Young Prince, by 
an Old Statesman, on the present disposition in Europe to 
General Revolution. With the addition of a Lesson on the 
mode of studying and profiting by the reflections on tile 
French Revolution, by Edmund Burke. J copperplates. Svo, 
half calf. N. Y. : Cliilds and Swaine, 1791 

2487. AVILLIAilS (EDWIN). Presidents' Messages: 
Inaugural, Annual, and Special, from 1789 to 1846. Compiled 
from Official Sources. Frontispieces and engraved titles. 

2 vols. Svo, old sheep. N. Y. 1846 

* Inserted is an A. L. S. from the compiler to Mr. Lossiug. 

2488. WILLIAMS (ELEAZER). Life of Te-ho-ra-gwa- 
ne-gen, alias Tomas Williams, a chief of the Caughnawaga 
tribe of Indians in Canada. Svo, sewed. Albany, Munsell, 1859 

* Limited to 200 copies. 

2489. WILLIAMS (ELISHA— Founder of the town of 
Waterloo, N. Y.). A, L. S., 1 p. 4to, Feb. 11, 1828, announc- 
ing the death of Governor Clinton. 

2400. AVILLIAMS (J.— American jurist). A. L. S., 1 p. 
4to, to Lt.-Gov. S. Van Rensselaer. Salem, Feb. 22, 1800. 

* " My dear Frii-nd: 

We have procured in a few liours abundant testimony agt. 
the present Sheriff . . . Please let me urge your influence to 
jireveiit his reappointment . . . Send the letter immediately to 
den. Schuyler . . malce no delay, be on your guard. The 
adversaries are in and about all our irays. and without care 
and vigilaitee we shall be swallowed up, ij-e." 


2491. WILLI A]MS (J. R.— Mayor of Detroit, lAIicli.). 
A. L. S., 1 p. 4to, to Maj.-Gen. Solomon Van Rensselaer, in- 
viting him to a Public Dinner to be given in his honor. Detroit, 
July 11, 1825. 

2492. WILLIAMS (ROBERT— Gov. of Mississippi Terri- 
tory). L. S., 3 pp. 4to, to Hon. Henry Dearborn, Secty. of 
War, on military matters. Washington, March 20th, 1807. 

* ' ' Oh my arrival here in January the country was in con- 
siderahle commotion relative to Col, Burr's cons]iiracy," etc. 

2493. WILLIAMS (ROBERT). Indenture for property in 
Poughkeepsie. 1 p. folded. Signed also by Smith Thompson, 
Gilbert Livingston and Robert P. Livingston. (Corner bear- 
ing signature torn off, but preserved.) April, 1795. 

2494. WILLIAMSON (HUGH). Observations on the Cli- 
mate in different parts of America, compared with the Climate 
in corresponding parts of the other continent. To which are 
added the complexions of the human race ; with some account 
of the Aborigines of America. 8vo, half calf. N. Y. 1811 

2495. [WILLS (JOHN).] Rifle Shots at Past and Passing 
Events. A Poem in Three Cantos — Being Hits at Time on 
the Wing. By an Inhabitant of the Comet of 1861. 8vo, 
wrappers, uncut. Phila. [1862] 

♦Author's Presentation Copy to Major-Gen. Lewis "Wallace, 
with autograph inscription on title-page. 

2496. WILLSON (MARCIUS). American History; com- 
prising Historical Sketches of the Indian Tribes ; description 
of American Antiquities ; History of Mexico ; and History of 
Texas Marginal maps, and numerous text illustrations. 8vo, 
cloth. , N. Y. 1847 

2497. WILSON (D.). The Life of Jane McCrea, with an 
Account of Burgoyne's Expedition in 1777. 12mo, cloth. 

N. Y. 1853 

* Inserted is A. L, S. from the author, and two from Geo. 
Harvey, relative to sample pieces of the Jane McCrea tree. 

2498. WILSON (HENRY). History of the reconstruction 
Measures of the 39th and 40th Congress, 1865-68. Portrait. 
12mo, cloth. Hartford, 1868 

2499. WILSON (WILLIAM). Poems, edited by B. J. 
Lossing. Portrait. 12mo, cloth. Poughkeepsie, 1869 

* Presentation copy from the printer to B. J. Lossing. 

2500 WILSON (WILLIAM). Poems, Edited by B. J. 
Lossing. Portrait. 12mo, cloth. Poughkeepsie, 1881 

* Presentation copy from the publisher to B. J. Lossing. 


2501. WILSON'S (Commissary) Orderly Book. Expedi- 
tion of the British and Provincial Army, under Maj. -General 
Jeffery Amherst, against Ticonderoga and Crown Point, 1759. 
Map. Small 4to, wrappers, uncut. Albany : Munsell, 1857 

* Presentation copy from the editor and owner of the manu- 
script J. Watts de Peyster to B. J. Lossing; also A. L. S. from 
the former inserted. 

2502. WINGATE (JOHN— American General). A. L. S., 
2 pp. folio, to General Green Clay, St. Marys [0.], April 24, 
1813. Offers suggestion as to the proper transportation of 

* Fine specimen with mention of General Harrison. 

2503. WINGPIELD (E. M.). "A Discourse of Virginia," 
now first printed from the original MS. in the Lambeth Li- 
brary. Edited with notes and an introduction by Charles 
Deane. Royal 8vo, wrappers. Bost. : Privately printed, 1860 

* Very limited issue. Presentation copy from the editor to 
B. J. Lossing. 

2504. WINTHROP (ROBERTO.). Washington, Bowdoin, 
and Franklin, as Portrayed in Occasional Addresses. Frontis- 
piece and facsimiles. 8vo, cloth. Bost. 1876 

* Autograph presentation copy from the author. 

2505. WINTHROP (ROBERT C). Oration on the Hun- 
dretli Anniversary of the Surrender of Lord Cornwallis, de- 
livered at Yorktown. 8vo, wrappers. Bost. 1881 

* Presentation A. L. S. from the author to B. J. Lossing, laid 

2506. WIRT (WILLIAM), A. L. S., 1825; A. Blanchard, 
A. L. S., Salem, 1791, on the Mass. Boundary ; H. van Schaack, 
A. L. S., 1808; J. H. Hubbard, A. L. S., 1826; T, Coopee, 
A. L. S., 1790; T. MoERis, A. L. S., 1794; D. Parish, A. L. S., 
1813; S. Thompson, and Elkanah Watson, D. S., 1816; 
S. Bbardsley, a. L. S., 1828; W. Morton, A. L. S., 1804; 
S. Gouveeneur, a. N. S., 1821, announcing the death of James 
Monroe; F. Bloodgood, three A. L. S., 1818; N. Jaevis, 
A. L. S., 1836. (15) 

2507. WISCONSIN. Catalogue of the Wisconsin State 
Historical Society for 1873, 2 vols. ; Another Set ; 1 Extra Vol. 
II; for 1875-8; 1878-81. Also, Wisconsin Historical Collec- 
tions for 1856 ; 1869-72 ; 1873-6 ; 1877-9 ; 1880-82, 2 vols. ; 1883- 
5; 1888. Portraits, maps and illustrations. Together, 15 vols. 
8vo, cloth. Madison, Wis., 1873-1888 

* Includes some presentation copies. 

2508. WISE (HENRY A.— Governor of Virginia), D. S.; 
Andrew Billings, — Revolutionary officer, A. D. S. ; John 
Forsyth, D. S. ; and others, two being copies of letters by 
Jefferson and Joseph Brant. Together 7 pieces. 


2509. WISE (H. A.). Captain Brand, of the "Centipede." 
A Pirate of eminence in the "West Indies, by Harry Gringo. 
Illustrations. First Edition. 8vo, cloth. N. Y. 1864 

2510. WITBECK (THOMAS). L. S. to Stephen Van 
Rensselaer, relating his experiences during a campaigning trip 
through Rensselaer County. 1 p. folio. Dated April 28, 1793. 

2511. WITCHCRAFT. Goodell (Abner C). Further 
Notes on the History of Witchcraft in Massachusetts, con- 
taining Additional Evidence of the Passage of the Act of 1711, 
for Reversing the Attainders of the Witches, etc. Facsimile 
of the Act. 8vo, wrappers, uncut. Cambridge, 1884 

* One of 200 copies printed. Author 's Presentation Copy, 
with inscription on front cover. Laid in is an A. L. S. from 
the same. 

2512. WITHERSPOON (JOHN). The Dominion of Provi- 
dence over the Passions of Men. A Sermon preached at 
Princeton, i\Iay 17, 1776. Being the general Past appointed 
by the Congress through the United Colonies. To which is 
added an Address to the Natives of Scotland residing in 
Ajnerica. 8vo, half calf. Waterstained and scribbling on 
title. Phila.: R. Aitken, 1776 

2513. WOLCOTT (OLIVER, JR.— Secretary of the Treas- 
ury, founder of the Bank of North America, Gov. of Connecti- 
cut). A. L. S., 1 p. folio, to Andrew Adams, Litchfield, Conn. 
Hartford, Dec. 26, 1785. Financial letter requesting his 
deposition in a case before the Hartford Court. (Portions of 
three or four words missing.) 

2514. WOLCOTT (OLIVER, JR.). A. L. S., 2 pp., 4to. To 
Stephen Van Rensselaer. March 18th, 1813. 

*"I take the liberty to transmit to you a Statement of my 
advances and engagements for Mr. Alexander Hamilton, etc." 

2515. WOLCOTT (OLIVER, JR.). L. S., 1 p., small folio, 
to Stephen Van Rensselaer. New York, March 27, 1813. 
Financial letter in which the writer refers to [an] Alexander 
Hamilton of Taylor and Hamilton, Mr. Gracie, &c. 

2516. WOOD (FERNANDO— Mayor of New York). 
A. L. S., 1 p., 4to. Dated July 3, 1841. 

2517. WOOD (JAMES — General in the Revolution and 
Governor of Virginia, 1796-99). D. S. March 1799, with 
seal. Certificate to a citizen of Richmond in an affair relat- 
ing to a stolen negro. 

2518. WOODBURY (AUGUSTUS). A Narrative of the 
Campaign of the First Rhode Island Regiment in the Spring 
and Summer of 1861. Portrait and map. 12mo, cloth. 

Providence, 1862 
* Presentation copy, with A. L. S. of the author. 

2519. The same. Another copy. 


2520. WOODBURY (LEVI— Jurist and Statesman)'. 
A. L. S., 1 p., 4to. To A. G. Zabriskie, June, 1842. (Mounted.) 

2521. WOODBURY (LEVI— Governor of New Hampshire, 
etc. ) . A. L. S., 1811, and L. S. 1839 ; W. Mobton, two A. L. S. 
1808; W. G-. Preston, A. L. S. 1813; S. L. Gouveeneub, 
A. L. S., 1823 ; E. P. Livingston, A. L. S., 1823 ; Wm. Pauld- 
ing, A. L. S., 1811 ; Abraham Lott, A L. S., 1790; J. Jenkins, 
A. L. S., 1813. (lOO 

2522. WOODROW (G.). The Biographical Gallery, com- 
prising 240 portraits of Distinguished Characters of All Na- 
tions. Portraits. 12mo, cloth. Lond. 1834 

2523. WOODWARD (ASHBEL). Life of General Na- 
thaniel Lyon. Portrait, dx. 12mo, cloth. Hartford, 1862 

* Presentation copy from the author, with inscription. Laid 
in are 2 A. L. S. from the author, and an envelope. 

2524. WOODWARD (ASHBEL). A Historical Address 
delivered in Franklin, Connecticut, October 14th, 1868. Map 
and portraits. 8vo, cloth. New Haven, 1870 

* Presentation copy with inscription. 

2525. WOOL (JOHN E.). A Sketch of the Life and Pub- 
lic Services of Maj.-Gen. John E. Wool, L^nited States Army. 
Portrait. 8vo, wrappers. N. Y. 1851 

* With autograph presentation inscription from Gen. Wool 
on wrapper. 

2526. The same ; also a presentation copy. 

2527. WOOLSEY (MELANCTHON). A. L. S., 1 p. 4to 
[1781], to Henry Livingston. 

2528. WOOLSEY (MELANCTHON). D. S., 2 pp. folio, 
Feb. 24, 1801. Alfeo with signatures of Jonas Piatt, Smith 
Thompson (Secretary of the Navy), and Paul Schenck. 

2529. WOOLSEY (MELANCTHON D.). 2 A. L. S., folio, 
one to Gilbert Livingston. Dated Plattsburgh [N. Y.], 
Oct. 20, 1790, and Jany. 25, 1791. 

stitution and Bylaws. 1877; Proceedings, 1877-87; Records 
of the Proprietors of the Town of Worcester; Early Rec- 
ords of the Town of Worcester; Worcester Town Records, 
1763-1800; and other publications of the Society. Together, 
28 pieces. 8vo, wrappers, uncut. Worcester, 187T-1890 

* A long series of the society's publications. 

2531. WORTH (WILLIAM J.— General). A. L. S., 3 pp. 
4to, New York, Sept. 29, 1848, to Gen. Pillow, asking hiiil 
to make a statement to counteract the effect of " certain 
scandalous statements made by Lt. Col. Hitchcock in a 
letter ... in the New York Courier and Enquirer," which 
reflected upon the conduct of Winfleld Scott. 


253''-. WORTHINGTON (THOMAS— Governor of Ohio). 
A. L. S., 1 p. 4to, Piqua, Aug. 24, 1812, to Governor Meigs. 

2533. WRIGHT (PHEBE). Tlie Blind Girl's Poems. 
Temperance and other Poems. 8vo, sewed, uncut. 

Poughkeepsie, 1839 

2534. WYNNE'S Historical Documents from the Old 
Dominion. No. V. The Vestrj' Book of Plenrico Parish, 
Virginia, 1730-1773, comprising a History of St. John's 
Chnrcli, Richmond, Va. , with Notes and Introduction by 
R. A. Brock. 8vo text on 4to sheets loose and uncut. 

Richmond, Va., 1872 
* Printed for private distribution. Laid in are 2 A. L. S., 
from the author, one of them giving the subjects of the other 
numbers of the Historical Documents series. Author's presen- 
tation copy. 

2535. "STATES (ROBERT— Chief Justice of the Supreme 

-^ Court of New York). D. S. in vellum, folio. 
N. Y , Jan. 25, 1793, giving license to Nathaniel Lawrence 
to act as a counsellor at law. 

-.^536. YATES (ROBERT). D S., 2 pp. folio, Nov. 13, 
17'^9, restoring Gilbert Livingston to his previous standing 
as a member of the New York Bar. 

2537. YATES (ROBERT). D. S., on vellum, with seal, 
licensing Smith Thompson (later Secretary of the Navy) to 
practice law before the Court. May 6, 1796. 

2538. YORK, PA. History of York County, from its 
Erection to the Present Time, by W. C. Carter and A. J. 
Glossbrenner. Frontispiece of the court-Jiouse. 12mo, old 
tree calf. York, 1834 

2539. YOUNG (EDWARD). Labor in Europe and 
America; a Special Report on the rates of wages, the cost 
of subsistence, etc. 8vo, cloth. Phila. 1875 

2540. YOUNG (JOSEPH). A. L. S., 3 pp 4to, Albany, 
Oct. 24, 1776, to Gen. Schuyler, giving reports of move- 
ments of British troops under Burgoyue and Johnson. 

2541. r^-ENGER TRIAL. A Brief Narrative of the Case 
^ and Trial of John Peter Zenger, Printer of 

the New York Weekly Journal, for a Libel. Small 4to, half 
calf. N. Y. : Reprinted by John Holt, 1770 

* From the result of this famous trial dates the establishment 
of the Liberty of the Press in America. Laid in are several 
A. L. S., memoranda, a newspaper clipping, and a view, all 
having reference to Andrew Hamilton, one of the lawyers for 
the defence in this trial. 


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MS. Minutes of the Federal Convention op 1788 ; Signed Ordinance 
FOR THE Secession of Virginia ; Rbtolutionart War Letters of 
Gen. Philip Schuyler ; Contemporary Narratives op the Battles 
of Lundy's Lane, Fort Meigs, Antibtam, etc. ; Documents relat- 
ing to the Susquehanna Question ; Notes of Lincoln and a 
Letter prom the Superintendent op Police on the Plot to 
Assassinate President Lincoln in Baltimore ; Charles Willson 
Peale's Pocket Diary ; Official Letter op the Spanish Governor 
on the Killing op Philip Nolan in Texas ; Many Documents op 
THE Confederacy, including Gen. Pillow's Orderly Book ; Let- 
ter OF Gen. Ewell describing the Burning of Richmond ; Letters 
of Grant, J. E. B. Stuart, "Stonewall" Jackson, Charles Lee, 
Oliver Wolcott, Jambs Wilkinson, John Brown of Osawatomie, 
AND others. 

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Tiebout's City Hall, N. Y. , 1790; the "Bowling Green," Washing- 
ton, 1798 ; Birch's New York, 1803 ; Tiebout's Battle op Lake 
Erie ; and many Rare and Interesting Prints of the Revolu- 
tion, the War of 1813, and the Civil War. 

9Lmong t^e ^amp^ltt^ mitx ^mati^itit^: 

John Brown of Osawatomie, Provisional Constitution and Ordi- 
nances for the United States, 1854 ; Kentucky Broadsides 
printed by John Bradford, the first printer in the State, and 

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1. [ALLEN (ETHAN).] Letter from a resident of 
Montreal at the time of the attack. A. L. S., 2 pp. 
folio, Montreal, Oct. 19, 1775, of Sir Brook Watson, Offi- 
cer under Monckton and Wolfe in the French and Indian War, 
known as the "Wooden-legged Commissary," afterwards Lord 
Mayor of London. To John Butler in Nova Scotia. 

* " This City and the greatest Part of the Province would 
have fallen- into the hands of the Colonists on ye SSth of last 
Month, had not the Inhabitants march' d out to meet and give 
them Battle. They fought, Conquer 'd and saved the Province- 
Colonel Allen who Commanded this despicable Party of Plun- 
derers was with most of Sis Wretches Taken. I think Gen- 
Gage cant winter at Boston. Consiquently that he must soon 
send part of his Troops to Halifax and the rest to this Province 
where they are much wanted, for notwithstanding the Bostonians 
are not likely soon to take St. Johns there is some danger of 
their getting this Town, ' ' etc. 

See also Watson (Brook), No. 276. 

Manuscript document, large folio : ' ' Account of Monies ad- 
vanced by Major General Schuyler to Artificers, Labourers 
and other persons employed in performing the Services or fur- 
nishing the Articles mentioned" (building the boats for Bene- 
dict Arnold to oppose the British advance), 1775. 

* Jeremiah Halsey is marked as commander of the "vessels 
on Lake Champlain. ' ' 

3. BALTIMORE, Md. Large folio engraving containing 
24 circular views of public buildings, churches, etc., in Balti- 
more, with the name of the architect of each. Ca. 1825. With 
presentation inscription to B. J. Lossing from J. H. Naff, 
Balto. ' 

4. BARTON (W. P. C. — American Botanist and Naval 
Surgeon). A. L. S., 2 pp. to Commodore Stephen Decatur, 
asking that he use his influence with the Secretary of the U. S. 
Navy regarding the latter 's intention to "quash the Hospital 
Establishment." Washington, n. d. 

5. BATTLE OF BLACK ROCK, July 11, 1813. Manu- 
script Narrative, unsigned, 5 pp. folio, the two final pages in a 
different hand. 

* A conteinporary account describing the attack, the use of 
Gen. P. B. Porter 's house as headquarters for the British, 
Porter's unexpected return and rout of the British and the 
behavior of the Indians who were assisting the Americans. 

6. BATTLE OF CHICKAMAUGA. Document Signed, 
and with corrections in the handwriting of Gen. W. B. Hazen, 
in the form of a letter to Benson J. Lossing. 18 pp. 4to, 
Fort Reno, Dakota T'y, August 23, 1866. 

' Account of the Battle of Chickamauga, containing free 
criticism of the Union commanders. " Aiovt headquarters were 
two plotting, amhit'ious men, who in the certain fall of their 
commander hoped to place themselves m greater power — Gens. 
Granger, comd'g the ith Corps, and Garfield, Chief of Staff, 
were the advisers and supporters of the Com,mander-in-Chief ; 
one without scruple, only for himself, hoping to command the 
army, and the other by his shrewdness to gain two stars and 
a corps. Mr. Dana was there and watched everything," etc. 

7. BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG. Bird's-eye view of the 
Battlefield, with the position of the troops on both sides 
marked. Drawn by J. B. Bachelder. Laege folio litho- 
graph PRINTED IN COLORS, by Endjcott. 1863. 

* Proof. 

MANUSCRIPT, 2 pp. folio. Undated (but 1814), giving an ac- 
count of McDonough's Victory, Sept. 11, 1814, on Lake Cham- 

9. BATTLE OF LUNDY'S LANE. Autograph Docu- 
ment, unsigned, 8 pp. folio, entitled "Capt. William McDon- 
ald's Testimony before a Court of Inquiry on Gen. J. W. 
Ripley," relating to the movements of the Second Brigade. 

* A sanguinary battle known also as the Battle of Niagara 
Palls or the Battle of Bridgewater. The Americans were led by 
Gens. Jacob Brown, Winfield Scott and J. W. Ripley. After 
taking the British Batteries, they drove them back four times, 
Gens. Brown and Scott being wounded in the last encounter, 
the command was left to Eipley, who was severely censured for 
withdrawing the troops without destroying the cannon, and on 
sunrise of July 26th the batteries were again in possession of 
the British. Capt. McDonald, whose statement is given, par- 
ticipated in the battle and thoroughly establishes the personal 
bravery of Gen. Eipley during the battle. A contemport ac- 


10. BATTLE OP LUNDY'S LANE. A. D. S. Statement 
-of Col. H. Leavenworth, Bridgewater, July 25, 1814, being a 


Lnndy's Lane. 11 pages, folio. Signed, with a pen-and-ink 
map on the last page, showing the position of the troops. 

^ * Col. H. Leavenworth m as distinguished at both the Battle of 
Chippewa and Lundy's Lane, the great contest in the War of 
1H12 near Niagara Falls. Chippewa was fought on July 5th, 
and three weeks later, on July 25, 18U, was fought the Battle 
of Lundy's Lane. This Document was evidently prepared fo» 
the "Court of Inquiry" held immediately after the battle on 
the eonduet of Gen. Ripley. Col. Leavenworth also bears testi- 
mony to Gen. Ripley's bravery, and gives an account of the 
actions in which Gen. Scott and Gen. Jacob Broivn were 
wounded. (See Lot. No. 9). 

11. BATTLE OF LUNDY'S LANE. Autograph Map by 
General James Wilkinson. Polio map drawn in pen-and- 
ink, with positions of the troops, British and American, marked 
in the handwriting of Gen. Wilkinson. The map shows the 
Niagara River from Lake Ontario to a few miles above the 
Palls oi, Niagara. The sites of the battles of Queenstown, 
Chippewa, and Lundy's Lane are indicated and the move- 
ments and different positions of the troops in the last men- 
tioned battle are noted in Gen. Wilkinson's autograph. 

12. BATTLE OP NEW ORLEANS. A Correct View of 
the Battle Near the City of New Orleans, on the Eighth of 
January, 1815, Under the Command of Genl. Andrew Jack- 
son, etc. Curious folio engraving by Francisco Scacki. Por- 
trait of Andrew Jackson inset in the title. On the reverse 
another copy of the same engi^aving is printed with some 

13. BATTLE OP QUEENSTOWN, 1812. The Original 
Manuscript Report by Nicholas Gray (signed) to Gen. Van 
Rensselaer describing the Niagara frontier, detailing the posi- 
tions of the British defences, the places where crossing would 
te impossible and where a crossing might be forced, accom- 
panied by a full-page pen-and-ink map with the possible cross- 
ings of the Niagara River from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario 
marked. 7 pp. folio, dated Lewiston, August 31, 1812. 

* Mr. Lossing in his Pield Book of the War of 1812 refers 
to this interesting and valuable document, and states that he 
used the map in making his own map of the Niagara Frontier. 
It is eA-ident that the attack was made at Lewiston from the 
opinions given in this document, as Col. Gray enlarges on the 
possibility of crossing there, describes the approaches to Queens- 
town, and notes the distance from there of the British main 
force. The battle was fought six weeks after the date of the 

14. BATTLE OP ST. REGIS. Manuscript copy of Major 
Guilford Dudley Young's report of the attack on the British 
at St. Regis, dated French Mills, Oct. 24, 1812, in the hand- 


■writing of the Rev. Eleazer Williams, 4 pp. folio ; also A. L. S. 
of the Rev. Eleazer Williams, 1 p. folio, 1855, sending the 
copy to ilr. Lossing. 

* The Kev. Eleazer Williams is celebrated for his claim to 
be Louis XVII of France, the ' ' lost Dauphin. ' ' In the battle, 
tlie first flag captured from the British in a combat, was taken 
by W. L, Jlarcy, later well known as an explorer, soldier, sena- 
tor, governor, secretary of war, and secretary of state. 

TAM. Manuscript Account, probably written by Col. Hof- 
man of Doubleday's division. 5 sheets, folio, containing over 
6 pages of writing, not signed or dated. Sketch of the battle- 
field of Antietam in colored pencils, and a sketch of an unusual 
type of solid shot found on the field Sept. 17, 1862. 3 pieces. 

''"Ill the early part of the aetion Gen. Hateh, our division 
commander, having heen very severely wounded, the command 
deriAved upon Gen. Douhleday, and the command of his brigade 
devolved upon me," etc. 

16. BLAND (COL. THEODORIC). Autograph draft in 
his handwriting of General Orders issued Charlotteville, May 
3, 1779, defining garrison limits and other regulations. 2 pp.' 
folio. Slightly damaged. 

''"Col. Bland lieinii sensible of the had effects tluit have 
arisen and man arise by suffering the Non. Command. Officers 
and Soldiers of the Convention Troops who are on parole to 
go at large and spread themselves at considerable distance . 
thinks himself by no means responsible in allowing to continue," 
and therefore makes regulations. The Convention troops were 
the prisoners of Burgoyne's army. 

(THE), No. 784. Monday, April 16, 1770. 4 pp. folio. 
Boston, Edes & Gill, 1770. 

* The Boston Massacre had taken place on March 5th pre- 
vious, and this paper contains a protest from one of the Grand- 
Jurymen that ' ' two high-handed rioters concerned in the horrid 
Massacre'' had not been arrested; Gov. Hutchinson's protest 
against the refusal to pay his salary and the reply of the' 
Assembly ; Paul Eevere 's advertisement of his print of ' ' Bos- 
ton and the British Ships of War landing their Troops in 1768", 
and other important items. 

N. Y. Print€d broadside, being a commission appointing 
Abraham Ten Broeck, Colonel of the Third regiment. The 
blank spaces filled in by hand. Autograph signatures of 
Nathaniel Woodhull, and Robert Benson, dated October 20, 

* The autograph of Nathaniel Woodhull, President of the 
Provincial Congress, is rare. On the commencement of hostilities 
he was appointed a brigadier-general, and fought in the battle 
of Long Island. Escaping from the rout, he was later cap- 
tured by the British, receiving wounds at the time that resulted 
in his death. 


19. BROADSIDE. Threatened War with France. 
1797-8. Broadside, 2 pp. folio, Phila., July 8, 1797, in the 
form of an open letter from Matthew Clay on the position of 
the French since tlie Jay Treaty with England in 1795. 

* With a short A. L. S. from Matthew CUay on blank page 3, 
and cover address to Gen, Green Clay. 

20. BROADSIDE OF THE WAR OF 1812. General 
Orders of Gen. Green Clay, Cincinnati, April 7, 1813. Printed 
broadside. 1 p. small folio. 

* A warlike address to his command when leaving Kentucky 
to go to the relief of Gen. Wm. H. Harrison at Fort Meigs. 

21. [BROWN (GEN. JACOB).] A. D. unsigned, 4 pp. 
folio, by Gen. Thos. S. Jesup (under Hull and served at Chip- 
pewa and Niagara in the War of 1812), on the military char- 
acter of Gen Jacob Brown, written in March, 1828. 

* Gen. Brown died Feb. 24, 1828. He was noted in the War 
of 3812 from Ogdensburg to Lundy's Lane and Fort Erie. 

22. BROWN (JOHN, of Osawatomie). Constitution and 
Ordinances for the U. S. Original copy of the "Provisional 
Constitution and Ordinances for the People of the United y 
States." 12mo, 15 pp., printed on blue paper with the water- 
mark ' ' Pirie and Sons, 1854, ' ' roughly stitched. 

* Of the greatest rarity, and undoubtedly one of the most 
interesting mementoes of John Brown. This "Provisional Con- 
stitution" was supposed to have been made about 1858, when 
he was planning the outbreak that took place at Harper 's Ferry 
in 1859, but it is probable that it was prepared and printed much 
sooner. The Preamble, forty-eight Articles and Schedule, from 
the care with which they were written were evidently the result 
of long thought and elaboration. 

(See Illustration.) 

23. BROWN (JOHN, of Osawatomie). A. L. S., 1 p. 4to, 
Akron, Ohio, 3 Jany. 1855. To Mr. Henry Thompson. 

* The letter is to his children, on personal matters: "On my 
return from North Elba. I was disappointed of about $300 for 
Cattle sold Brother Fredk. I am still in the same condition,, he 
having gone to Illinois just before J left to go East . . 
This puis it out of my power to move my family at present, 4- 
u'ill untill I get my money unless I sell off my Devon Cattle 
which I cannot without great sacrifice before Spring opens. 
I am now unable to say whether wc can get off before Spring or 
not. . Owen and Fredk. were with their uncle Edward in 
Meridosia, Illinois. . I may send one of the hoys before the 
family go on, but am not now determined." 

A valuable letter wTitten on the eve of the movement that 
made John Brown famous. In this year John Brown moved to 
Kansas, some of his sous preceding, and from his arrival there 
John Brown's "soul went marching on." Autographs of John 
Brown are extremely rare. 

24. BUTLER (GEN. BENJAMIN P.). L. S., 2 pp. 4to, 
Mar. 18, 1865, to Mr. Lossing, enclosing a copy (12 pp. folio) 
of Gen. Whiting's answers to Gen. Butler's questions regard- 
ing the attack on Fort Fisher. Also, a copy in Mr. Lossing 's 
writing of Gen Butler's proposals for the attack on Fort 
Fisher; a copy of Gen. Graham's proposition in 1864; and an 
autograph note from Gen. Butler to Admiral Porter, sent by 
burning signals on the evening of the 24th of December, 1864,. 
off Fort Fisher. 5 pieces. 

3 pp. 4to, Washington, D. C, March 8, 1868. To Benson J. 


* ' ' The medal distributed to the colored troops, the engrav- 
ing of which you enclose to me, had its origin in this way: I 
put 3000 colored troops in column of division under Brig. Gen. 
Charles Paine and directed him to make an attaclc on the 
enemy's works on Newmairket heights. This was done iy charg- 
ing thro' the marsh, over the creek, up the hill thro' double 
lines of abatis at double quick. Never was a charge more gal- 
lantly made or works more splendidly carried, altho' with very 
considerable loss; but the troops never faltered." This was 
the only silver medal given to private troops during the war, 
A copy of the engraving mentioned above is enclosed. 

CHASE. Deed from James Forsyth, New London, Conn., to 
Col. Zebulon Butler of "One Half Proprietor's Share in the 
Susquehannah Purchase and also One full Right or Share 
called a Settleing Share in said Purchase," etc. 1 p. folio, 
September 3, 1772. 

* The Susquehanna Company was formed in Connecticut in 
1753 to plant a colony in the Wyoming Valley, where, in 1778^ 
occurred the awful Massacre in which Col. Butler commanded a, 
garrison. At the time of this purchase, the Valley had but 
recently passed through its civil war period [1769-71] and was 
at peace, the tract being left in the hands of the "Yankees 
from Connecticut. ' ' 

27. CHASE (PHILANDER and MARY). D. S., 1 p. large 
folio, October, 1804. Mortgage of land in Poughkeepsie. 

* The Episcopal Bishop who founded the Church in Ohio and 
the West. The document is also signed by Gerardus Clark, D. 
Brooks, Lawyer and Officer in the Revolution, and recorded with 
signature of Gilbert Livingston. 

28. CHEROKEE INDIANS. The Cherokee Nation vs. the 
State of Georgia. Notes of Argimient by Smith Thompson, 
11 pages, folio, unsigned and undated {circa 1823, when 
Judge Thompson was a member of the Supreme Court of the 
United States). 

* The question involved was a right of property under the 
laws and treaties of the United States, and the injunction was 
asked to prevent a violation of such rights. "Georgia has no 
power to change their [the Indians] condition. Congress cmU 
only do this. Every Iranch of this Government has acknowl- 
edged the independence and right of self gov't in these In- 
dians. ' ' 


: / . 


PEaFfcE OP tp: UNrrtJi) stAi^. 

."^ y tT ^ 

Sytrd and vhlatifin of th^e'''S^f'W''>^^%*0i^l^^i,j-_' 
t^ths set forth in ^r 'J[}tdafei^^n,i.of'f%^j 

ipphum %AJ .- «B8i*^«8' ftfiis^ne, wm'%p viam&>m 

V*., f 

John Brown's Provisional Constitution. 

29. CIVIL WAR. The Red Rivee Expedition. Manu- 
script account, 27 pages folio, of the Red River Expedition, 
1864. Unsigned. 

* The narrative is addressed ' ' General, ' ' and commences : "I 
have the honor to submit the following memorandum report of 
the part taken by my command in the Red Elver Expedition, ' ' 
etc. It narrates the operations of the 17th Army Corps, com- 
manded by Gen. T. Kilby Smith, during the whole of the Ex- 
pedition to its return. The document is possibly Gen. T. K. 
Smith 'p first draft of his report to Gen. McPherson, as it 
contains a few corrections. 

30. CIVIL WAR. Red River Expedition. Written Re- 
port, signed by Colonel J. B. Moore, addressed to Captain 
William Warner, of the part taken by the First Brigade in the 
Red River Expedition. Dated Headquarters Vicksburg, Miss., 
May 24, 1864. 24 pp. 4to. 

* Report from a brigade commander under Gen. T. Kilby 
Smith, who supported the Division commanded by Gen. Mower 
in the Red River Expedition. 

31. CIVIL WAR. A. L. S., 1 p. 12mo, from L. Reed, giving 
a description of the services of Brize's Sharpshooters, as 
organized by General Fremont. Nov. 27, 1866. 

32. CIVIL WAR. Tennessee Campaign. The material 
bearing of the Tennessee Campaign in 1862 upon the destinies 
of our Civil AVar. By Judge L. D. Evans, Wash., n. d. ; Gage 
(Matilda J.). Who planned the Tennessee Campaign; or, 
Anna Ella Carroll vs. U. S. Grant. (MS. note on margin) 
n. p. — n. d. Together, 2 vols. 8vo, paper covers. 

33. CIVIL WAR. General Kenly and the Battle of Win- 
chester, 4 pp. MS. document, with separate corrections in 
Kenly 's autograph; Inspection Report of army wagons, Aug. 
1862, blanks filled in by hand and signed by Wm. H. Kerr, 
Inspector General (in duplicate) ; 2 A. L. S. of Henry T. 
Drowne and 5 pp. MS. in regard to the Sabine Pass Expedi- 
tion, N. Y. 1866-7 ; 3 A. L. S. of Gen. W. W. H. Davis referring 
to the Siege of Morris Island, Doylestown, 1866,' and 5 others. 
Together, 14 pieces. 

34 CIVIL WAR newspaper: "The Black Hawk 
Chronicle"; Monday, Junes, 1863. Vol. 1, No. L 2 pp. 

* The First Number of a journal printed by the men on 
board Admiral Porter's flagship "Black Hawk" during the 
Siege of Vicksburg. "Terms, 2,000 dollars per annum m Con- 
federate notes, or equal weight in cord wood." The object of 
the paper was "merely to chronicle the Military and Naval 
events of each week," and as "no special reporter belongs to 
the establishment, they [the public] may naturally expect to 
read nothing but the truth. ' ' This issue is well-printed and is 
composed almost entirely of short items treating the news m a 
semi-humorous manner. 


35. CIVIL WAR BROADSIDE. An Ordinance to dis- 
solve THE Union between the State op South Carolina 
AND other States, etc. 1 p. folio, undated, but Dec. 20, 1860. 
Endorsed by the author op the Ordinance, J. A. Inglis. 
With contemporary clippings framed in. 

* South Caeolina was the Fihst State aeter the Election 
OF President Lincoln to take action in the direction op 
SECESSION. The South Carolina Convention met at Columbia 
on Dec. 17, and three days later unanimously adopted the above 
Ordinance. Seizing Port Moultrie on Dec. 28th, the first shot 
was tired off Charleston on Jan. 9, 1861. Endorsed on the re- 
verse in pencil: "This is adopted immediately by Ayes 4~ Noes 
— unanimously. — J. A. Inglis," followed by endorsement in ink 
of L., C. Inglis, and another in pencil by S. C. Keyser. Very 


36. CIVIL WAR BROADSIDE. "Pennsylvania in Dan- 
ger ! Citizens Called to Arms ! Lee is Moving in Force on 
Pennsylvania, He has defeated our People at Winchester and 
Martinsburg, and part of his Army is now at Hagerstown. 
The President has called for 50,000 volunteers to check the 
Rebel Movement," etc. Polio, Harrisburg, Monday June 15, 


* A rare broadside issued when Lee started to invade Penn- 
sylvania. Two weeks later the Battle of Gettysburg was fought. 

37. CIVIL WAR BROADSIDE. ' ' Farevrell to Savannah. ' ' 
[Possibly by James Roddy Sneed.] A Poem ; Grand Skedaddle 
of the Rebel Editor of the Savannah "Republican," James 
Roddy Sneed. A Poem in 51 stanzas of 4 lines each. Roya] 
8vo and folio. 2 pieces. [Savannah, circa 1865] 

38. CIVIL WAR. Recruiting Poster for Colored Troops. 
' ' Men of Color. To arms ! To arms ! Now or Never. This 
is our golden moment. The Government of the United States 
calls for every Able-bodied (Colored man) to enter the Army 
(for) Three Year's Service . . . Pail Now and Our Race is 
Doomed . . . Silence the Tongue of Calumny, of Prejudice and 
Hate, let us rise now and Fly to Arms" . . . etc. Signed by 
55 names. Measuring 86x43 in. Printed by the "U. S. 
Steam-Power Book and Job Printing Establishment, Ledger 
Buildings, Third and Chestnut Street, Philadelphia. ' ' A few 
small holes in places injuring a few words. 

* Extremely rare. 

39. CIVIL WAR POSTER. Notice to Soldiers. Head- 
quarters Superintendent General Recruiting Service, N. Y. S. 
Volunteers, and Military Conmiander, Albany, N. Y., No. 562, 
Broadway, July 8, 1862. Printed signature of J. T. Sprague, 
Major 1st Infantry U. S. Army, &c. 22 x 17 inches. 

* Concerns enlisted men absent from their regiments on sick- 
leave, etc., with instructions for them to follow and so "avoid 
the imputation of being deserters. ' ' 


40. CIVIL WAR. Volunteer Refreshment Saloon, Phila- 
delphia. Lithograph in colors by W. Boell. Pub. hy B. S. 
Brown. Showing the exterior and interior of the Saloon, 
Kitchen, etc., a train and old-fashioned cars of the Baltimore 
Rail-road, and hundreds of troops. Large folio. 1861. 

41. CIVIL WAR. Fort Federal Hill, Baltimore, lid. 
Colored lithograph by Mellvaine, 1862. Folio. Rare. 

42. CIVIL WAR. The First Naval Conflict between Iron 
Clad Vessels. Tinted lithograph by Endicott, 1862. With 
inset views of the interior of The Monitor. Folio. 

43. CIVIL WAR. The U. S. Monitor " Weehawken, ' ' Capt. 
John Rodgers, and U. S. Steam Sloop ' ' Iroquois, ' ' Capt. A. L. 
Case, in a Gale of Wind off Chincoteague Shoals, Va., 20th 
Jany. 1863. Sketched and Lith. by C. Parsons. Printed by 
Endicott, N. T. Large folio. 

44. CIVIL WAR. Lincoln Hospital, Washington, D. C. 
Folio, colored lithograph by C. Magnus, N. T. 1864. 

45. CIVIL WAR. Bird 's-eye View of Andersonville Prison, 
Ga. Original drawing by W. D. Broom, Co. G. 20, Pa. Vet. 
Cavalry U. S. Lithographed and printed in colors by 
W. Boell, Phila. 1866. Large folio. 

46. ■ CIVIL WAR CARICATURES. South Carolina's Ulti- 
matum (President James Buchanan and Gov. Pickens). Cur- 
rier & Ives lithograph. Folio. (1861.) 

47. CIVIL WAR SCENES. Etchings, some in caricature, 
representing Lincoln signing the Emancipation Proclamation, 
devastations in the South by Northern soldiers, etc., designed 
by a Southern physician. 27 pieces, not consecutive. 

* The Rare Original Baltimore issue. 

NEES. A. D. S., 1 p. 4to, Gerrard County, July 7, 1808, of 
James Thompson of Kentucky. 

*"/ served with Gen. Green Clay on an Expedition against 
the Northern Shawnee Indians in the year 1782 under the com- 
mand of Gen. George Clark, etc." 

49 CLAY (GEN. GREEN— Led relief to Gen. Harrison at 
Fort Meigs and later defended the fort against Gen. Proctor 
and Tecumseh, in War of 1812). A. L. S., 1 p. folio, Feb. 20, 


* Sending Orders to Gen. White with instructions to complete 

a Brigade with all possible speed. 

50. CLAY (GEN. GREEN). A. D. unsigned, in 3rd per- 
son, Pay voucher for five months, ileh. 29, to Aug. 31, 1813, 
partly printed, filled out by G-en. Clay and with duplicate. 
(Nt)t in his hand.) 

* Covering the rapid march from Kentucky to the relief of 
Gen. Harrison at Fort Meigs. 

51. CLAY (GEN. GREEN). A. L. S., 1 p. 4to, Port Meigs, 

September, 1813. 

*■ (ien. Clay 's address to the Garrison at Fort Meigs on leav- 
ing the service after the signal assistance rendered Gen. W. H. 
Harrison in the relief of Fort Meigs. 

52. CONFEDERACY (THE). State of Louisiana. An 
Ordinance. Contemporary facsimile of the Ordinance of 
Secession, in French and English with the signatures, and sur- 
mounted by a design in colors of the Confederate Flag. Folio. 
Lith. by Pesson and Simon, N. Orleans. 

* Eare. 

53. CONFEDERACY (THE). Document Signed, Mont- 
gomery, Ala., March 2, 1861. To the Convention of Louisiana. 
1 p. folio. Signed by C. M. Conrad, Henry Marshall, Alex, de 
Clouet, Edw'd Spanau, D. F. Kenney. 

* ' ' The State of Louisiana has in its possession a considerable 
sum, partly found in the U. S. Mint and Sub-Treasury in New 
Orleans. As the Confederacy has assumed all the responsibility 
of the seizure of these monies, and has taken on itself the de- 
fence of the country, the transfer of these funds to the General 
(Tovernment would seem to be but an act of justice. ' ' Charles 
M, Conrad was one of the leaders of the secession movement, and 
nerved as brigadier-general in the Confederate army. 

54. CONFEDERACY (THE). Communication from Dele- 
gates at Montgomery to the Convention of Louisiana. 3 pp. 
folio, Montgomery, Ala., ]\Iarch 2, 1861. Signed by Charles 
M. Conrad, Alex, de Clouet, H. Marshall, D. F. Kenney, and 
Edw'd Spanau. 

* The document relates the work being done by the Com- 
mittee in writing a constitution and framing laws for the new 
government. "The Confederacy was without a Judiciary— 
without a Postal system and dependent for its mail facilities on 
a foreign government that might withdraw them at any moment 
— in a word, we had a Government on paper only." 

55. CONFEDERACY (THE). Soldiers' Petition for To- 
bacco, addressed to ^lajor Gen'l. Gideon J. Pillow, Camp 
Brower, Union City, June 13, 1861. 2 pp. folio. 

* Petition is signed by 36 officers of the f)th Reg't, Tenn. Vols. 

56. CONFEDERACY (THE). "The Secession Move- 
ment. ' ' Currier & Ives Lithograph representing the Southern 
States mounted on pigs and donkeys racing over a precipice, 
with portraits of Jefferson Davis and others Folio N Y 

57. CONFEDERACY (THE). A Memorial reported to 
have been laid before the "General Council" of the Bishops, 
Clergy, and Laity of the Protestant Episcopal Church in ' ' The 
Confederate States of America," held in St. Paul's Church, 
Augusta, Ga., Nov. 22, 1862. 8vo, unbound. JMontgomery. 

* A burlesque proposed revision of the Prayer Book to be 
"free from all traces of Abolitionism," to be used in tbe Con- 
federate States. Attached is an envelope addressed to Mr. 
Lossing with endorsements by him thereon, and fifteen lines in 
his autograph relative to au actual copy of the Confederate 
Vrayer Book he had seen in New York. 

58. CONFEDERATE ilONEY. An Envelope endorsed 
by Mr. B. J. Lossing, "Genuine 'Confederate' Paper Money 
procured by myself in Richmond, the last week in April 1865. 
B. J. L." containing 25 pieces ($1, 1862, the balance of 1864, 
denominations 50^, $2, $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100) ; with an- 
other envelope endorsed "Rebel Money complete set of the 
Issues" (7 pieces, Richmond, 1864), and 10 pieces, various, 
Richmond, mostly 1864, but a few 1861 and 1862. Together, 
42 pieces. 

and "The Daily Enquirer," Richmond, Va., Dec. 28, 1864, 
2 pieces. 

* The last-named contains account of the fall of Savannah. 
A note in Mr. Lossing 's autograph states, "These papers I read 
at the Headquarters of Gen. Butler near Deep Bottom, on the 
evening of their piiblicution." 

day, June 10, 1768. 4 pp. small folio. Hartford; Green and 
Watson (1768). 

* Eare. Giving an account of the seizure of John Hancock 's 
sloop ' ' Liberty " on a charge of smuggling wine which occa- 
sioned a great riot. The arrival of the new governor of Massa- 
chusetts (Thomas Hutchinson) is announced, and very interest- 
ing correspondence from Detroit showing Major Eobert Rogers 
"capable of horrid villany" is published. There is also an 
advertisement of John Dickinson's "Letters from a Parmer in 
Pennsylvania, ' ' then just published. 

61. CONNECTICUT GAZETTE (THE), No. 131, Satur- 
day, October 8, 1757. 4 pp. 4to. Autograph of Elias Beers. 
New Haven, J. Parker & Co. (1757). 

*Eabe. Contains news of the Siege of Louisburg (French 
and Indian War declared in 1756) ; the arrival of Admiral Hol- 
bourn, whose fleet was almost destroyed before Louisburg; the 
betting in London on the reduction of Quebec and Cape Breton, 
and other news. The publication is announced of John Williams' 
"Narrative of Indian Captivity" (no doubt the Boston edition 
of 1758). 


62. COOPER (THOMAS). Bight A. L. S., from 1 to 3 
pp. each, 4to, New York, Jan. 13, 1804, to Dec. 3, 1804. 
(8 pieces.) 

* A series of letters to Stephen Van Rensselaer of friendly 
character although mentioning business affairs between them. 
Many of the letters are entertaining and witty, particularly in 
regard to mutual acquaintances: "Electioneering }ias com- 
menced and the friends of Burr are sanguine, nay, count on 
certain success, since the nomination of Lewis. All of the 
Federalists u'Uh whom I have conversed are also of opinion that 
Burr will succeed." (Feb. 1804.) 

63. [CRIER (TINNIE— one of "Marion's men").] "Tin- 
nie Crier, a Tradition of South Carolina," manuscript by 
Benson J. Lossing, 2 pp. small folio, signed with initials. 

" The story of Crier 's revenge on the murderers of his family, 
which Mr. Lossing says was related to him in 1857 by a native 
of the same place in South Carolina. 

64. DALE (SAM — the Mississippi Partisan). Signature 
torn from the bottom of a quarto sheet. 

* Very scarce. Dale was a pioneer and famous Indian 
fighter, his most noted fight being in a canoe with seven In- 
dians, all of whom he killed. 

65. DAVIS (JEFFERSON— President of the Confed- 
eracy). A. L. S., 1 p. 4to, n. p., Oct. 13, 1862. To C. M. 

* Declining to sanction the construction of a vessel of war. 

Confederate Secretary of War). Letter signed of each: that 
of G. W. Randolph being on the impossibility at the time of 
filling vacancies in the army, and that of President Davis 
forwarding it to the Senate. Oct. 1862. (2) 

67. DAVIS (JEFFERSON— President of the Confederate 
States). A. L. S. of the Hon. H. C. Chambers, member of the 
Confederate House of Representatives, to Jefferson Davis on 
the promotion of a Colonel, with notes endorsed on the back by 
the President, Dec. 1864. Pamphlet (printed in the Confed- 
eracy). Speech of the Hon. H. C. Chambers on the "Policy 
of Employing Negro Troops." (2) 

68. DIX (GEN. JOHN A.). L. S., 1 p. 4to. Treasury 
Department, Jan. 19, 1861. To Capt. I. G. Breshwood, Comd'g 
Rev. Cutter "Robert McClelland," New Orleans, La. 

* " This letter will he presented to you hy Wm. Hemphill 
Jones. Yoii are rerjuested to oiey such directions as may he 
given you either verbally or in writing by Mr. Jones, ivith regard 
to the ves.-icl under your command." Capt. Breshwood refused 
to obey the instructions given him by Mr. Jones, and it was on 
hearing this that Gen. Dix telegraphed back his famous mes- 
sage: "If any one attempts to haul d(Mvn the American flag, 
shoot him on the spot." 


69. DOUGLASS (FREDERICK— Negro Orator). The 
Original Warrant of the Commonwealth of Virginia for the 
arrest of Douglass, signed by Gov. Wise, Nov. 1859, with seal ; 
A. L. S. of Gov. Wise (marked confidential) to President 
Buchanan requesting the President to allow his detectives to 
pass in disguise as post-office inspectors, in order to arrest 
Douglass, dated Richmond, Nov. 13, 1859 ; A. L. S. of Doug- 
lass to Mr. Lossing, 1868, thanking him for allowing him to 
see these papers. With the original envelopes. 

70. EDWARDS (NINIAN— Gov. of Illinois Territory, 
1809). A. L. S., 2 pp. folio, Elvirado, Randolph County, 
Illinois Territory, July 21, 1812, to Gov. Scott of Kentucky. 

* Very important letter bearing on the relations of the In- 
dians Trith the British, just as war was declared; Great Britain's 
instigation of the revolt of the Indians against the U. S. being 
one of the causes of complaint : ' ' The Indians amuse and de- 
ceive us to gain time to strike some decisive blow. British 
agents Imve heen and are still very active in exciting tlieir hos- 
tility tomards us; the hostile confederacy is extensive and for- 
midable. They (the Indians) are awaiting directions from the 
British to atacTc us, and contemplate sinmltaneous atta-cls upon 
different parts of our cotmtry." 

71. EWELL (RICHARD S.— Confederate General). Auto- 
graph Document and Letter, partly a copy of the letter sent 
to Gen. R. E. Lee giving an account of the burning of Rich- 
mond, and the remainder on the same subject, in the form of 
a letter to Mr. Lossing. 10 pp. 4to, Spring Hill, Tenn., Nov. 
25, 1866. Signed twice, and entirely in the handwriting of 
Gen. EweU. (With envelope.) 

* In Lossing 's "Civil War in America" (Vol. 3, pp. 545-6) 
there are numerous quotations from this document. Ewell 
frankly puts the whole blame for the burning and looting of 
Richmond on the legislature and city officers : "I was warned 
by the fate of Columbia, S. C, and told them that should we 
withdraw there would be nothing to protect the city from blacks 
and the stragglers from both armies. I anticipated even worse 
than actually occurred — my efforts were useless — the legislature 
thought it inhuman to make old men perform any military 
service. There were enough stout men, including preachers and 
those over 50, to have kept the city in perfect order," etc. 

72. FEDERAL CONVENTION. Minutes of the Fed- 
eral Convention which met at Poughkeepsie, N. Y., in 
July, 1788, to ratify the Constitutional Convention 
adopted at Philadelphia in 1787 in which Hamilton, Jay, 
AND Robert R. Livingston carried off the honors. Quires 
of two leaves numbered 37 to 52, being 64 pages folio in the 
hand of Gilbert Livingston, one of the delegates. (Folios 1 
to 36 are missing.) The last page is initialled "G. L." (Gil- 
bert Livingston). 

* Hamilton had been present at both Annapolis and Phila- 
delphia, and in preparing New York for his position he issued 
the "Federalist," ably backed by Jay and Madison. Jay, 


Hamilton, ilorris, Holiart and Livingston were the delegates 
from New York, and when the convention adjourned on July 
26, 1788, after deliberating forty days the constitution was 
adopted by a majority of three votes only. In this con- 
vention, as in the two former, Hamilton's services were most 
conspicuous. Folios 42 and 43 contain long arguments made 
by him, and his name appears frequently in the Minutes. 

73. PORT ERIE. Siege and Defence of Port Erie. En- 
graved plan drawn by B. D. Douglass. 4to. 

74. FORT PISHER. Engraved plan of the attack on 
Port Pisher. With autograph presentation inscription to 
B. J. Lossing by Gen. B. P. Butler. Very large folio. 

75. FORT HARRISON, INDIANA. Port Harrison in 
1812. Lithograph by ^Modesitt and Huger, Indiana, 1848. 


* Extremely rare. 

76. PORT MEIGS, OHIO. A. L. S., 7 pp. folio, from 
Asa K. Lewis, Thornhill, Clarke Co., Kentucky, June 9, 1813, 
to Gen. Green Clay at Port Meigs. 

"'"Minute informatjox regakding the operations on May 5, 
1S13, UNDER Col. "William Dudley on the left bank of the 


Fort Meigs. (Gen. Clay had charge of the right wing on the other 
side of the river.) Important historical letter by an eye 

Dudley, disregarding Harrison 's orders, pursued the British 
and Indians under Proctor and Tecumseh into ambush in the 
woods, where he was killed and others were captured, including 
the writer and Col. Isaac Shelby. After describing the landing, 
a hurried conference between Dudley and Shelby, and the ap- 
parent uncertainty of instructions — ' ' a sudden yell was raised 
ty our men ivliicli ran the whole lines like fire put to powder! 
This was in consequence of a party of Indians on horsebaek 
meeting us. Here a Irisk fire commenced. I pushed on to the 
(British) hatttries, reached the first gun <|- knocked out the 
lineh-pins. The Col. came up at this moment followed iy his 
men in disorder. The Enemy then engaged with our me?!. 7 
knew not the main iody lay a mile lieloiv tis — what number of 
the Indians we fought for near three hours I eould not tell. We 
drove them at all points a considerable distance from the river, 
in if- thro siramps — continually running 4'- fighting. Our men 
saw no end of tliis thing — they became scattered, exhausted, 
despair seized upon tJieir spirits. They becanie stupid and 
tvholly unmanageable. The enemy suddenly ajtpeared, raised a 
yell and poured i)i a heavy fire. The men broke tf- ran. Shame 
tf- sorrow for the Eenfuckians overcame me quite. Life was not 
desirable. In this retreat the Col. fell. Our men threw down 
their arms. IVr u-ere indiscrimimitely stripped. Commodore 
Ha.ll saved me. When I arrived at the old British fort, the In- 
dians began to murder the men on cdl sides. Hall hurried me 
to an old tent, u-herc I lay that daji wrapped in an old rug. 
Proctor came to the tent and upbraided me in the most unfeel- 
ing manner. I said little to him. He turned haughtily upon 
his heel 4' walked away." Lewis then describes their treatment 
by the British on board the boats, the appearance of Col. Shelby, 
whom all had mourned for dead, and other events. 


77. FORT MEIGS. Long A. L. unsigned, endorsed " J. H. 
Hawkins Report of March to P. Meigs, 1813," 19 pages, 
quarto, Camp ileigs, Sep. 12, 1813. Evidently the first rough 
draft of Gen. Green Chiy 's report to Gen. W. H. Harrison, in 
command of Fort IMeigs when Clay, Shelby and others went 
to his relief in a 35 days' march from Kentucky. 

* There are many erasures and alterations in this document 
and the haud\Yriting of the Ifist eight pages strongly resembles 
that of Gen. Clay himself. A detailed account of the move- 
ment of the march is given with copies of letters, and orders, 
trom the day of Rendezvous, Mch, 29, 1813, at Newport and 
Lexington, Ky., their arrival at Cincinnati on Ajil. 6, their 
delay on account of the lack of horses, arrival at St. Mary's, 
a two-days' delay at Piqua for ammunition, the difficulty of 
navigating on the St. Mary's River, on which they embarked on 
Apl. 25, the delay of a day at Port Wayne, another at Win- 
chester. The closing summary of the trip is very interesting, 
occupying five pages. The endorsement is probably an error, 
as there is no doubt that Clay either wrote or dictated the 

78. FORT MEIGS. Copy by Leslie Coombs of Gen. Shelby 's 
letter to Green Clay of June 18, 1813, describing the attack 
on Fort Miami, in which he was present, when out of 800 men 
only 170 escaped destruction by the British and Indians. In 
Gen. Shelby's original cover addressed by him to Gen. Clay 
and postmarked. 

* Gen. Harrison said of this disastrous affair: "It rarely 
occurs that a general /m-s to complain of the excessive ardor of 
his men, yet such appears always to he the case whenever the 
Kentucl-y militia are engaged." 

79. FORT MEIGS. Court Martial Proceedings, July 2-1, 
1833, Manuscript Record. 7 pp. folio, held at Fort Meigs. 

* Trial of Joseph Haws for desertion; Jas. Beasley for neg- 
lect of duty; Robert West for absenting himself without leave 
to go up the River to meet a prisoner who had escaped from 
the Indians, with testimony. 

80. FORT MEIGS. "Report of Men who have died, been 
killed in battle, Wounded, Deserted, etc., of the 10th Regi- 
ment Ky. Militia, since the Rendezvous On March 29, 1813." 
A. D. S. by J. Taylor, Adjt., 1 p. folio, Camp Meigs, Sep. 14, 

- An interesting Brigade Return including the terrific loss 
of 60 men out of the 100 of Capt. Morrison's company with 
Dudley on May 5, 1813, in the attempt to destroy the British 
Batteries on the Maumee River. (See No. 76). 

81. FULTON (ROBERT). Steam Ship Robert Fulton of 
New York, 700 tons, Built by Henry Eckford and ran in 1820 
& 1821 as a Packet between New York, Charleston, Havana 
and New Orleans. The first steam-ship that successfully Navi- 
gated the ocean on long voyages. The Savanna's voyage to 
.Europe was principally by sail, her steam power only occa- 


sionally used in very calm weather. From an original sketch; 
by R. (M.) De Witt. Carefully executed and early drawing, 
in india-ink and colors, with inscription as above. 14^ x 18 in. 

82. PULTON (ROBERT). The Steam Frigate Fulton 
built in 1819 and blown up 1829 at Brooklyn. Carefully exe- 
cuted pencil drawing probably by B. J. Lossing in his early 
3'-ears. 10 x 15i/^ in. 

83. GRANT (GEN. U. S.). A. L. S., 2 pp. 4to, Head 
(Quarters Armies of the United States, Washington, D. C. 
July 30, 1866. To Benson J. Lossing ; A. L. S. by Gen. A. H. 
Alarkland, mentioned in Grant 's letter, 2 pp. 4to ; A. L. S. by 
S. J. Bowen, Postmaster, to Col. A. H. Markland, 3 pp. -Ito;, 
Copy of letter by Gen. W. T. Sherman, and of one by Gen. 
0. 0. Howard. All on the subject of the distribution of mail 
to the troops during the war. 5 pieces. 

* The letter from Gen. Grant is a clear and concise statement: 
" Amonci the subjects that occupied my mind when I assumed 
command at Cairo in the Fall of 1861, was the regular supply 
of mails to and from the troops, not only those in garrison but ■ 
those on the march u-hen active movements should begin. Within 
one hour after the troops began to march into Fort Donelson 
the mail icas being distributed to them from the mail wagons," 
etc. The letters by Postmaster Bowen and A. li. Markland are of 
great interest. 

84. GREENE (COL. CHRISTOPHBR^With Montgomery 
and Arnold in the Siege of Quebec, defended Fort Donop in 
1777, killed in 1781 while in command at Croton River). 
A. L. S., 1 p. folio, Newport, July 14, 1780, to Major Flagg. 
(Creased by having been crumpled up.) 

*A very rare Revolutionary autograph: "One of the Siib- 
a-lfeni Officers should go at once to Providence to join Col. 
Ward without Delay. Gen. Heath will publish a Pardon for 
all the Deserters from our Meg't in Tomorrow's paper." 

85. GREENUP (CHRISTOPHER). D. S. partly printed, 
1 p. small folio, Feb. 23, 1808, with fine seal. Frankfort, Ky. 

* Wm. Miller 's commission as Aide-de-Camp, with the rare 
signature of Christopher Greenup, pioneer Governor of Ken- 
tucky. Endorsed on the reverse with autograph jurat signed 
by Green Clay, then Justice of the Peace. 

86. [HAMILTON (ALEXANDER).] The New York 
Evening Post, No. 827, July 16, 1804, containing note on the 
Hamilton and Burr duel and reprints of letters that passed 
between the two principals. Damaged in the folds and a 
portion of the last leaf lacking. In mourning columns. 

87. HANCOCK (JOHN). D. S. partly printed, 1 p. small 
folio, July 1, 1(75, also signed by Chas. Thomson, secty. of the congress, of which Hancock was President. 

* Military Commission of Ebenezer Flagg as Captain, issued: 
at the beginning of the Revolution soon after the Battle of 


88. HARDIN (GEN. M. D.— commanded Kentucky Volun- 
teers under Harrison in the War of 1812). A. L. S. twice,. 
2 pp. 4to, Frankfort, Feb. 11, 1815, franked. 

* Asking Gen. Green Clay for the Eeturns of his Division. 

89. HENDERSON (RICHARD— Jurist). Resolves of the 
Assembly vindicating the character of Mr. Henderson. 1 p. 
folio, Dec. 21, 1777. Somewhat imperfect. 

* Eiehard Henderson was the projector of the scheme for 
founding the territory of "Transylvania," now forming a 
large part of Kentucky. This document possibly refers to th& 
trouble that arose in North Carolina when Henderson, as judge,- 
endeavored to enforce the orders of Gov. Tryon, the populace- 
beating Henderson and driving him from court. 

APOO INDIANS, October, 1812. A. L. S. of Gen. Percival 
Butler, 1 p. folio, Frankfort, Ky., Feb. 5, 1813, to Gen. Green 
Clay, sending him Manuscript Orders for a Court of Inquiry 
into Gen. Hopkins ' conduct. 2 pieces. 

* The Court was to convene at Frankfort "to inquire into^ 
the Conduct of Gen'l Sam'l HopJcins in Ms Command of the 
Mounted Volunteers on an expedition carried against the In- 
dians in the Months of Septemier and October last from Vin- 
cennes towards the Illinois Biver," etc. The party starting 
against the Kiekapoo villages on the Illinois were misled by 
guides, and returned against the command of their officers. 

91. [HOUSTON (SAM.).] The Intelligencer— " Extra, " 
published at Austin, Texas, Apl. 4, 1860, by Miner & Raven. 
1 p. folio. 

* A letter from Houston, then Governor of the State of 
Texas, declining to allow his name to be used as a candidate 
for the Presidency. At the convention which met at Baltimore, 
May 9, 1860, however, his name was brought forward, but he- 
was defeated by John Bell of Tennessee. The whole country 
was stirred by the prospect of war, and Houston's sympathy 
^vith the Union was doubtless the cause of his defeat. A vert 


92. INDIANS OF NEW YORK. D. S. by J. Freese, Justice 
of the Peace, Albany, N. T., being a copy of the deposition of 
John Petri, 1 p. folio, June 30, 1762, in which the Indian 
names of several localities are given. 

WALL"). A. L. S., 4 pp. 4to, Virginia Military Institute,. 
Lexington, Va., May 11, 1854. To Maj. Gen'l G. J. Pillow. 

* A long and interesting letter in defence of Maj. D. H. Hill, 
who had evidently been accused of cowardice in the Mexican 
War. "He, as you remertiber, belonged to Gen'l Biley's bri- 
gade, and it was in obedience to Gen. Biley's order that he had' 
withdrawn from the position which you ordered him to reoccupy. 
According to his vietv of duty such an order as yours was illegal, 
as in his opinion he was not under his command. After the 
capture of Chepultepec, I having command of a section of Col. 
Mynder's Battery, was enabled to move with more rapidity than 
the foot troops, and was thus thrown in advance of the maim 


hodjj of them in the course of a short time, and the last portion 
which I came up to was a detachment under the command of 
Maj. E-dl; so he was in advance of all the other pursuing 
troops.'' (len. Hill fought throughout the Civil war and sur- 
rendered with Johnson in 1865. 

94. JENNINGS (GEN. W.— With Harrison in War of 
1812). A. L. S., 2 pp. 4to, Lancaster, Ky., Aug. 17, 1814. 

* stating that he had not waited for Orders, ' ' the detail 
being so pUiiii I immediately pursued the direction therein 
given, ' ' and completed the Eegiments before the Order reached 

95. JOHNSON (R. fil.— 9tli Vice-President, fought at the 
Battle of the Thames). A. L. S. 1 p. 4to, Fort Winchester, 
June 21, 1813. To Gen. Green Clay, Fort Meigs. 

* In regard to preparations for the invasion of Canada: 
"Toil are requested to read the communications from me to 
Gen. B-iirrlsou enclosed. I ivish you also to converse with Major 
MeCloskey as to the purport of Gen. Harrison 's ivishes as to 
the movement of the 20th Begiment — tvrite me all the informa- 
tion you possess as to the present condition of the British 4" 
Indians at Rdl^in, Brownstown, Detroit, Maldin, etc., and as to 
the certainty of Proctor's (Gen. Proctor, British officer in 
command) going to Niagara," etc. 

BRADFORD, FIRST PRINTER. Broadside, 1 p. narrow 
8vo, with printed signatures of George Muter and John Brad- 
ford, dated Lexington, May 28, 1794. "On Saturday the 24th 
instant a numerous meeting of respectable citizens from differ- 
ent parts of this State assembled in Lexington . . . the follow- 
ing Resolutions were adopted." 

* Relating to Madison 's Embargo and the Free Navigation 
of the Mississippi. John Bradford, who signs this, was the first 
printer in Kentucky, making his first attempts in a log-hut in 
1787 — a rifie being part of the necessary equipment. He con- 
tinued to be Public Printer until 1798. Most of the following 
broadsides were probably printed by him, though a few years 
later another printer, James Stewart, set up in opposition. 

It is also interesting to note that the broadsides were prob- 
ably all printed on paper manufactured in the state, a paper- 
mill having been opened in 1793. 

97. Another copy of the same. 

98. Another copy of the same. 

99. KENTUCKY BROADSIDES. To the People op 
Kentucky, (signed) Franklin. 1 p. small 4to, n. d. [Printed 
l)y John Bradford, ca. 1795.] 

* Strongly endorsing the emancipation of all the slaves in 
the state. 

100. KENTUCKY BROADSIDES. To the Freemen op 
Kentucky, signed Wilberforce. 2 pp. folio, n. d. [Printed 
by John Bradford, ca. 1795.] 

* A strong argument to rouse feeling against slavery, in 
refutation of the position of George Nicholas, soldier and 
patriot, who framed the Kentucky constitution. 


101. KENTUCKY BROADSIDES. Alien and Sedition 
Bills. Eesolutions of the Legislature of Kentucky on the 
Governor's address, Nov. 10, 1798. Folio. [Printed' by John 

tucky Besolutions in which the rights of a state to nullify the 
' ' assumption of power ' ' of the General Government is main- 

102. KENTUCKY BROADSIDES. Another copy of the 

103. KENTUCKY BROADSIDES. Another copy of the 
same. Small hole, with the missing words replaced. 

104. KENTUCKY BROADSIDES. Fayette County 
MEETING. Resolutions on "adopting proper persons to repre- 
sent that County in Convention." 1 p. small folio, printed 
signature of John M'Dowell, Jan. 28, 1799. [Probably printed. 
by John Bradford.] 

* Yert rare. Incorporating the separation of the judiciary,, 
the emancipation of slaves, and other interesting points during 
the general formation of our Government. 

105. KENTUCKY BROADSIDES. An account op re- 

Nov. 7, 1799. 

* With the printed signature of George Madison, noted pio- 
neer and Indian Fighter, who was so beloved by the people 
that when nominated for Governor his opponent withdrew. 
Probably printed by John Bradford. Bradford, Hunter, and 
Beaumont are mentioned in the accounts as Public Printer. 

106. KENTUCKY BROADSIDES. Rules and regula- 
tions OP THE House op Representatives. 4 pp. folio, un- 
dated {circa 1800), edges scalloped for identification. 

* On the Duty of the Speaker, on Decorum and Debate, Bills 
and Committees, .58 in all followed by ".loint Eules of both 
houses." Endorsed with a manuscript note. "As near as 
human wisdom will permit, the cireumstances of the case duly 
considered ' ' apparently in the hand of Gen. Green Clay. 

107. KENTUCKY BROADSIDES. Another copy of the 
same, edges uncut and without notes. 

108. [KENTUCKY BROADSIDES.] A shortened manu- 
script list of rules and regulations of the same, apparently in 
the hand of Green Clay, 2 pp. folio, incorporating 23 divisions. 

109 KENTUCKY BROADSIDES. War op 1812. Printed 
GENERAL ORDERS May 5, 1812, for raising troops (although War 
was not declared until June 19th), on the part of the State of 
Kentucky, endorsed by Gen. Green Clay; Acts of Congress, 
1812, authorizing the organizing of 100,000 troops, issued by 
the President James Madison. 4 pp. small folio. 2 pieces. 


110. KENTUCKY BROADSIDES. War op 1812. General 
ORDERS issued by Gen. Butler, Frankfort, Feb. 16, 1813, 1 p. 
narrow folio, printed, 2 copies. 

* Organizing troops and militia law. 

111. KENTUCKY BROADSIDES. War op 1812. General 
Orders issued by Gen. P. Butler, 1 p. 4to, printed, Frankfort, 
Feb. 5, 1814, asking for Regimental Returns. Addressed to 
Gen. Green Clay in the hand of Gen. Butler and with his MS. 
notes written thereon. 

112. KENTUCKY BROADSIDES. War op 1812. General 
Orders, printed, issued by P. Butler, Adj. General, Frankfort, 
July 28, 1814. 2 copies, one with untrimmed margins. 

* Gpn. Green Clay's copies. On organizing 5,000 militia 
from Kentucky. 

113. KENTUCKY" BROADSIDES. War op 1812. General 
Orders. Adj. General's Office, Frankfort, Jan. 24, 1815, 1 p. 
folio, printed (worn). Addressed to Green Clay. With 
frank of Adjutant Gen. P. Butler of Kentucky. 

* On trial by Gourt-Martial. 

114. KENTUCKY NEWSPAPER, Monitor extra: Gov- 
ernor's Message. 1 p. 4to, torn across and repaired, printed 
at Frankfort, May 13, 1822. Printed signature of J. C. 

* John Adair was then Governor of the State and the pres- 
ent address relates to Kentucky's representation at Washington, 
currency, and other matters of state. 

115. LAKE GEORGE. Fort William Henry Hotel. Daniel 
Gale, proprietor. Large polio colored lithograph by Endi- 

* On the back is written : ' ' Opened by Daniel Gale in 1854, 
SOO rooms." 

116. LANSING (JOHN, Jr.). A. D. S. Return of the 
Forces of the United American States, now in the City of 
Philadelphia. 1 p. Large 4to, April 11, 1777. Signed by 
John Lansing, Junr. 

to Mrs. Stephen Van Rensselaer. 3 pp. 4to, St. Andre de 
Cubsan (Gironde), Aug. 27, 1804. 

* Mentions the unhappy end of Alexander Hamilton. An 
exceedingly interesting letter, containing in addition to the 
Hamilton material, mention of other noted Americans of the 

118. LAURENS (HENRY). D. S. partly printed, 1 p. 
small folio, Jan. 5, 1778. Also signed by Clias. Thomson, 
Secty. of the First Congress, of which Laurens Avas President. 

* Ebenezer Flagg 's commission as Captain in Col. Chris. 
Greene's Ehode Island Eegiment. The document is dated 1778, 
but is endorsed "to talce raiilc from the first day of January, 
1777. Seventy-seven." 


119. LAW'S MISSISSIPPI SCHEME. D. S. by J. Cliet- 
wynde, Charles Cooke, E. Dominique, Martin Bladen and W 
Pulteney (later Earl of Bath), 5 pp. folio. Dated Whitehall 
-Jan. 29, 1718. 

* A State Document mentioning French progress on the 
Mississippi. "We send you here inclosed the Copy of a Me- 
morui} laieUj laid before us, concerning the Progress the French 
have made in finding out and securing a Passage from St. 
Lawrence or Canada Siver to their new Settlement call'd 
Louinuna tf- doivn the Miver Mississippi in the Bay of Mexico," 
and requesting that information should be given the English 
crown on the matter and «hat steps should be taken in con- 

The French were very active in their American possessions at 
this time. The charter of Law's Mississippi scheme had just 
been granted, Bienville was exploring and preparing to found 
New Orleans, and Crozat had just resigned all his rights to the 
Crown, the colony thereafter being named Louisiana. The 
Mississippi had been explored, and settlements or forts estab- 
lished, Rosalie (now Natchez) having been founded four years 

120. LEE (GEN. CHARLES— Traitor). Defense op 
New York in 1776. A. L. S. " C. Lee, " 2 pp. 4to, New York, 
Feb'y ye 28th (1776). To Gen. Schuyler, who gives the date. 

* In 1776 when Washington heard of Clinton's proposed 
occupation of New York, Gen. Lee was selected to take com- 
mand and fortify the city, with 1,200 troops. 

"I inclose to you a letter to Gen. Worcester informing of 
my appointment. I have ordered the Commanding Officer of 
Crown Point to send down Cannon — as they cannot he trans- 
ported ivithout your assistance from Albany I must request 
therefore that you loill apply to the Committee there for Horses 
and the necessary Carriages for their Transportation. I shall 
see you in a very few days, have much to say to you on the sub- 
ject of N. Torh. You must forward my letters. ' ' 

Letters of Charles Lee are vert rare. He was less than 
ten 3'ears in this country and died shortly before the evacuation. 

121. LEE'S (GEN. R. B.) SURRENDER, Apl. 9, 1865. 
A Map of the Region around Petersburg, Va., which was the 
scene of the military operations during the month preceding 
the surrender of General Lee, April 9, 1865. Contemporary 
Blue Print (worn) with the position of the Federal troops 
painted on by hand. The map used by Gen. Geo. D. Ruggles ; 
with his copies of General Orders of the Army of the Potomac 
for Feb. 4, Mch. 27, 28, 29 (2 copies), April 10th (2 copies), 

those for Mch. 27 and 28 being L. S. by Gen. Ruggles and the 
remainder letter press copies. 

* The operations were conducted in accordance with these 
Orders; those of Apl. 10 provide for the Surrender of the Con- 
federate Army. An envelope (official) with some directions 
pencilled on for the movements of the Second Corps is included 
in the lot. 


122. [LEE (EZRA— Revolutionary soldier).] Poulson's- 
American Daily Advertiser, Saturday Morning, Nov. 17, 1821. 
Folio. Phila. :' Z. Poulson, 1821. 

* Contains an account of the death of Ezra Lee, the "only 
man (luiinj;- the Revolution to fight the enemy under water." 
Lee ivas the inventor of a submarine machine which he called 
a ' ' Marine Turtle. ' ' Gen. Washington, with his associates,, 
stationed themselves on the roof of a house in Broadway to 
watch him dive under the ' ' Asia, ' ' then off Governor 's Island, 
in order to blow up the vessel. He was unable, however, to 
penetrate on account of the copper bottom, although he re- 
mained two hours underneath the ship. He contented himself 
with setting off his explosive near enough to frighten them 
badly, and returned to the Battery "amidst a great crowd and 
reported himself to General Washington. ' ' 

123. LINCOLN (ABRAHAM). Four lines of writing,, 
date, and signature, all in the autograph of President Lincoln, 
on a card, requesting Mr. At Lee, Librarian of the Treasury 
Department, to grant a leave of absence to a Mr. Williams, 
Jan. 22, 1863. (In envelope.) 

* With a note in Mr, Lossing 's autograph stating that this card 
from Lincoln was received by Mr. At Lee while he and Mr. 
Lossing were conversing together in Mr. At Lee's room. The 
matter concerns a boy whom the President brought from Illinois 
and in whom he was personally interested. 

124. LINCOLN (ABRAHAM). Four lines of writing, 
date, and signature, all in the autograph of Lincoln, on a card, 

'''"Tile Ticartr, Jiiilf/c Fech, (,< my good friend, whom I hope 
the Sec. of Treasury irUl see and liear. Oct. 6, 1864. A. Lincoln." 

125. LINCOLN (ABRAHAM). Cabinet Room at the 
President's House, on the 2d floor. Very finely executed 
PEN-AND-INK DRAWING by C. K. Stellwagen, 1861. Signed. 
111/2 X I814 in. 

* Accompanying the drawing is an autograph letter by the 
artist, pointing out a want of perspective in the fireplace, and 
over that spot is an alternative slip with a corrected drawing. 
Written at the bottom are some interesting details : ' ' The arm- 
vliair over liy the window {'blach hair-eloth) « that of the 
President. The other furniture is faded blue Hep. V'all paper, 
darl: green with a gold star. Doors, Imitation Mahogany with 
white frames. Carpet, darh green with huff figures in diamonds. 
Portrait over the mantel, Gen. Jacleson." 

In the foreground is a figure seated on a chair, his head 
turned aAvay from the observer, which is possibly meant for 

126. LINCOLN (ABRAHAM). Proclamation op Par- 
don, by Abraham Lincoln. 6 pp. 16mo. Dated War Depart- 
ment, Washington, February 18, 1864. General Orders, No. 
64. (Reduced contemporary reprint for circulation.) 

127. [LINCOLN (ABRAHAM).] L. S. of John A. Ken- 
nedy, Superintendent of Police, 9 pp. folio, New York, Aug. 
13, 1866, with an A. L. S. of the same accompanying. 

* The nine-page letter gives a history of the methods to • 


ascertain and frustrate the scheme to assassinate President Lin- 
coln on his passage through Baltimore in 1861 on his way to 
be inaugurated. He commences by stating that the Hon. Schuy- 
ler Colfax gave him instructions to act in the business, and 
narrates the course he and his detectives took in Baltimore to 
discover the plan, and he is sceptical as to the Pinkertou's 
having anything to do with it. 

128. [LINCOLN (ABRAHAM).] Portraits of Atzerodl, 
Arnold, and Payne, three of the conspirators concerned in the 
assassination of Lincoln. Pencil drawings from life hy Gen- 
eral Lew Wallace, signed. Each about 91/0 x 814 in. "(3) 

* Unique. The portraits were probably drawn during the 
trial by court-martial, as Arnold is represented with shackles 
on his arms leaning apparently on the front of the dock. 

129. [LINCOLN (ABRAHAM).] Privately printed leaf- 
let poem ' ' A Crime without a Name, ' ' on the assassination of 
LincoLn. Signed B. H. M (Eug. H. Munday), Philadelphia, 
April 16, 1865. 

130. [LINCOLN (ABRAHAM).] Southern illustrated 
news: Vol. 2, No. 19, Richmond, Nov. 14, 1863, 8 pp. 4to. 

* With a caricature of Lincoln reproaching .John Bull for 
furnishing ' ' Eebel Rams ' ' ; Blockade Correspondence from 
Richmond; Poem by Paul H. Hayne on the Besieged in Charles- 
ton; portrait and sketch of Wm. Smith, Gov.-eleet of Virginia, 
and other items. 

131. [LINCOLN (ABRAHAM).] The Richmond Whig, 
Vol. 1, No. 14, April 19, 1865, 8 pp. small folio, Wm. Ira Smith, 

' A rare issue of the organ of the Union in Richmond, pub- 
lished on the day Lincoln was buried. Nearly every paragraph 
of the paper relates to the disturbed condition of the city and 
state with account of the identification of Lincoln 's assassin. 

132. [LINCOLN (ABRAHAM).] The Richmond Whig, 
Vol. 1, No. 17, Apl. 22, 1865. 

* Gen. Stoneman 's raid in Xorth Carolina, the Evacuation of 
Richmond, rumors as to the movements of Jefferson Davis. 
Discovery of the trail of Wilkes Booth, etc. 

133. [LINCOLN (ABRAHAM).] The Political Rail Split- 
ter. Lincoln using a negro "s head as a mallet for splitting the 
Union. Small folio. (1861.) 

134. [LIXCOLN (ABRAHAM).] Strong's Dime Carica- 
tures. Nos. 1, 2, 3 and 4, the latter being "The Schoolmaster 
Abroad at Last" (Lincoln). Folio. 4 pieces. 

N. Y., T. W. Strong, 1861 

135. LINCOLN'S ASSASSINATION. Cipher Despatch, 
with written translation, printed on red paper, purporting to 
be a message from Gen. Beauregard showing his knowledge of 
and concurrence in the plot to assassinate Lincoln. 

* This is, of course, a forgery. 


136. LIVINGSTON (HENRY). A. L. S., 2 pp. folio, Manor 
Livingston, March 1, 1788, to Stephen Van Rensselaer. 

* A long letter on the coming election of Senators and the 
influences that should be brought to bear. 

137. LIVINGSTON (HENRY and JAMES J.). Signa- 
tures as witnesses to a deed (partly printed). Lai'ge folio, 
Mch. 5, 1749, deed between Robert G. Livingston of New York 
and James Kinnion. 

first Robert Livingston, soldier in the Revolution). A. L. S., 

1 p. folio, Albany, 24 March, 1776. To Captain Varick. 

* On the trial of some soldiers. 


2 pp. folio, n. p. — n. d. (about Sept. 1776). To Gen. George 

"I am just returned from Kings Bridge loith Flag, accord- 
ing to Gen. Gates' directions I liad it in charge to go 
Fort Montgomery . . I endeavoured hy every means in my 
power to spealc with Gen. Clinton, hut loas not permitted." 

140. LIVINGSTON (HENRY W.). A. L. S. (initials), 
2 pp. folio, Utica, Jan. 1, 1812. To Henry Livingston of 

* He writes that the British landed near Sackett 's Harbor, 
N. Y., and gives some details of the action. 

141. LIVINGSTON (JOHN HENRY— son of the first 
Gilbert, Divine, officiated at the North Dutch Church, N. Y. 
City, later President of Rutgers CoUege). A. L. S., 3 pp. 4to, 
to his brother. Albany, Nov. 23, 1778. (Considerably water- 
stained. ) 

* Contains an interesting reference to the Cherry Valley Mas- 
sacre : ' ' The devastations at Cherry Valley are marlced with 
such scenes of cruelty as surmount perhaps any attempt of the 
kind during the war. . Col. Alden is Tcilled, the Lieut. Col. 
a prisoner, hetioeen 30 and 40 women and children iutchered in 
the most unheard of manner. There is an anecdote of the 
famous Brant mentioned on this occasion which deserves to 
to he made puhlic. . . . It is said that when his party came 
out, their orders were read hy young Butler, upon which Brant 
turned round and wept, and then recovering himself told Butler 
he was going to make war against America, hut not to murder 
and hutcher, — that he was an enemy from principle, hut xuould 
never have a hand in massacring the defenceless inhahitants 
upon which the hloody department loas committed to a Seneca 
Indian, while the nohle Brant, with another party, attacked 
the fort. ' ' 

142. LIVINGSTON(ROBERT— first of the name). Living- 

River (which was granted him by Thomas Dongan in 1686) 

CONFIRMED BY ROYAL AUTHORITY, 22 pagCS, folio (last page 

missing and lower portion of next to last page worn away), 

[1715], Eobert Hunter being the Governor at that time. 
[Probably an early copy.] 

* Livingston 's Manor occupied a portion of Columbia and 
Dutchess Counties, nearly twenty miles in width, about five 
miles south of Hudson, N. Y. In this patent for the largest 
landed estate ever granted in this state except that of the 
Van Eensselaers, Eobert Livingston received power to exercise 
judicial functions and elect two constables and a representative 
to the General Assembly. The final page, which is missing, 
does not contain anything vital to the document. 

143. LOUDON (SAMUEL— early New York printer). 
D. S., 2 pp. folio, Jan. 15, 1768. Sale of property at Saratoga 
belonging to Thomas Livingston. Signed by Samuel Living- 
ston, Godardus van Solingen, W. Smith, Jr., Saml. van Home, 
and Samuel Loudon. 

144. LOUDON (SAMUEL). Samuel Loudon's Memorial 


1 p. folio, New York, Jan. 27, 1784, to the Senate and Assem- 
bly of New York. 

* " That your Memorialint served Ms Country ^ Ms State 
while he was in Exile, though embarrassed with numberless dif- 
ficulties in carrying on his business. ' ' 

"That your Memorialist Printed the Journals of the Legis- 
lature of both Houses while at Fish Kill ^ at u, time when no 
other Printer in the State could do them," etc. 

145. LOUISIANA. The "Kemper Troubles." L. S. of 
Carlos de Grand-Pre, Governor of the District of Baton 
Rouge, to Robert Williams, Governor of Mississippi Territory. 
In Spanish. 6 pp. folio. Baton Rouge, 29 May, 1805. 

" Governor Grand-Pre notifies Gov. Williams that outrages 
have been committed by an organized band who continually 
take refuge in United States territory, requests the Governor to 
take steps to preserve the peace, and asks for the expulsion of the 
band. On a separate enclosure he gives a list of those concerned, 
among whom are Eeuben, Samuel and Nathan Kemper, Michael 
Morgan and others. 

Baton Eouge was then Spanish territory, but mainly inhabited 
by Americans, who claimed Baton Eouge and Mobile as really 
part of the Louisiana territory sold by France. Kemper was 
active in the movement to throw off Spanish sovereignty, and 
as no steps were taken by the United States government to 
restrain them, the Spanish governor hired some irhite men and 
negroes, who suddenly crossed into Mississippi and carried away 
prisoners and badly beat the three Kempers. They were soon 
rescued by American troops, but later the Kempers openly 
organized forces and in 1810 captured Baton Eouge, in the 
attack killing Governor Grand-Pre. 

146. LOVETT (JOHN). A. L. S., 3 pp. 4to, Washington, 
Dec. 28, 1813, to Stephen Van Rensselaer. 

* A long and gossipy letter on political affairs at Washington, 
with an interesting account of the Trial of Gen. Alexander 
Smyth foe his failure to accomplish the invasion of Can- 
ada: "This dry tve had Mm before us, at full length — he prays 
to he restored to Ms rank." Lovett mentions the Freeholders 
of Virginia who, he says, would not be satisfied with "Salt at $5 
a Itishel, Flour at $1 per II, and Tobacco at 0." 


147. LOYALISTS. Resolution of the Albany Committee 
recommending the "reinuual from the City of Troy Prisoners 
from Tryon County." 1 p. 4to, June 25, 1776. 

* Elias Dayton, of the famous "Jersey Blues" under Wolfe 
at Quebec, also took part in the Northern invasion in the Eevo- 
hition, and with Lord Stirling captured a. British Transport off 
ElizabethtoiYU in 1775, had three horses shot umler him in 
various battles. The above resolution relates to j^risoners sent 
to Albany by him, and in this resolution, signed by Mat : Vis- 
cher for the Committee, they pray Gen. Scliuyler to cause the 
prisoners to be removed, as it is "productive of many incon- 
veniences, and prohahly man cndantjcr tlie welfare of its In- 
habitants. ' ' The prisoners were confined in the Albany City 
Hall, leading to much inconvenience. 

A. L. S., 1 p. folio, of Alexander Thompson, Litchfield, May 
15, 1780, to Andrew Adams. 

* Thompson was boarding Loyalist prisoners, probably on 
account of the Committee of Safety and because ' ' of the in- 
crcaaiiig number of prisoners" he is in straits for money 
due him. An appeal to the County, he says, would be of no 
avail, and therefore he prays the Assembly to grant the money. 
' ' There are five yoimg fellows committed here, upon suspicion 
of attempting to join the enemy. Now, sir, as they are suf- 
ficiently recommended for good, able active farmers, I have a 
mind to employ one of them myself. There is not the least sus- 
picion of the young men forfeiting their trust or endeavouring to 
make their escape. ' ' 

149. LYON (]\IATTIiEW— Lieut, of the Green Mt. Boys, 
Paymaster in Schuyler's Northern Army in 1777, founded 
Pairhaven, Vt.). A. L. S., 1 p. 4to, Arlington, October 9, 1782. 

* Relating the circumstances under which he bought a tract 
of land. A very scarce Eevolutiouary Autograph. The cele- 
brated rough-and-tumble fight on the floor of the Assembly 
between Lyon and Griswold has been celebrated by several early 
caricatures. (Wee No. 151). 

150. LYON (JIATTIIEW). A. L. S., 4 pp. folio, to Col. 
Addams, Arlington [Vt.]. Jany. 2, 1783. Long letter relative 
to Addams' farm lands in Vermont ; mentions his intended re- 
moval to Pair Haven, &c. 

* Lyon emigrated from Ireland at the age of 13, and landed 
in New York penniless. He fought among the ' ' Green Moun- 
tain Boys, ' ' and after the war settled in Vermont and served 
in the state legislature four years. He founded Pairhaven in 
17.s;-i, built saw and grist mills, established an iron foundry, 
manufactured paper from bass-wood, published a newspaper of 
which the types and paper were manufactured by himself, and 
was \-ery prominent in other ways. 

151. LYON (MATTHEW). Caricature, "Congressional 
Pugilists," Congress Hall, Phila., Feb. 15, 1798, showing the 
scuffle between Matthew Lyon and Roger Griswold of Con- 
necticut, in a personal difSculty on the floor of the house for 
which an unsuL'cessful effort was made to expel the latter. 
Jonathan Dayton, Speaker; Ashbel Green, Chaplain; Jona- 
than W. Condy, Clerk, and others are also caricatured. 


Monday Evening, October 28th, at 8:15 o'clock. 

152. McKEAN (THOMAS— Gov. of Pa.). Stipple en- 
graving, half length on India paper. Engraved by David 
Edwin. 4to. 

*With presentation inscription, "With Doct. Koecker 's 
compliments to Mr. Lossing. ' ' Edwin proofs on India paper 


153. MACOMB (ALEXANDER— Fur-trader, associated 
with Astor and Kane, in 1791 bought over three and a half 
million acres of New ^'ork including the "Thousand Islands" 
in the St. Lawrence at a shilling an acre). Nine A. L. S. to 
Stephen Van Rensselaer, New York, Aug. 25, 1798 to June 
27, 1799, 1 and 2 pp. each, 4to, all apparently relating to the 
same money transaction ; and 1 A. L. S., 1 p. 4to, N. Y. Jan. 
7, 1806, in which he asks for the endorsement of notes amount- 
ing to $5,000. (10 pieces.) 

154. ]\IACPHERSON (JOHN— Aide-de-Camp to Gen. 
ilontgomery, killed with him at Quebec). A. L. S., 2 pp. 
quarto, "Before Quebec, Dec. 6, 1775," to Gen. Schuyler. 

* He asks Gen. Schuyler to place him in active military 
service after the siege of Quebec, "an event I imagine at no 
riieat iJislance." but from «-hich he was destined never to 
return; the attack on Quebec was made Dec. 31, 1775. 

"The Eaitpinesx I experienced ivMle I was in yours 4' since 
I luiie heen of General Montgomery's family is lessened, when 
I reflect that 1 am iut half a soldier, as being at Headquarters 
exempts me from many Fatigues which others undergo. I 
should not desire to quit the present Service till the Beduction 
of Quehec {an event I imuninc at no great distance) till when 
I think the service of all here indispensihly necessary." A 
very rare and interesting autograph. 

155. MADISON (DOLLY P.— Wife of the President) . An 
Autograph letter of ilrs. iladison and another by her secre- 
tary, one dated 1844, the other undated and both unsigned. 
One letter relates to a proposed publication of President Madi- 
son's writings and speeches, describing the divisions that 
would be made and giving some interesting facts; the other 
letter is wholly on the subject of financial difficulties and the 
hurried removal from Montpelier. (2) 

156. MEADE (GEN. GEORGE G.). A. L. S., 1 p. 8vo, 
Hd. Qs. A. P., May 29, 1865. To George W. Childs, in re- 
gard to Mr. Lossing 's undertaking to write a history of the 


* Mr. Lossing 's previous success is a guarantee the worTc will 
he faithfully # accurately executed." 


157. MEAGHER (THOMAS F.— General of the "Irish 
Brigade")- Manuscript document headed "Memoranda of 
the Irish Brigade in the Service of the United States. 24 pp. 
folio, also 2 A. L. S. dated Sept. 6 and 21, 1863 ; addressed to 
Mr. Lossing, and numerous newspaper clippings sent by Gen. 
Meagher at the same time. The handwriting is entirely that 
of Gen. Meagher. 4 pieces. 

* The "Memoranda" was evidently sent at the, request of 
Mr. Lossing, and gives a graphic account of the services of 
Gen. Meagher and of the brigade around Eichmond, at Bull 
Run, Fredericksburg, Antietam, etc. At the end is a list of the 
Field and Staff Officers, and those lost in battle. He writes of 
one engagement: "Not less than from twelve to fifteen of- 
ficers of the Brigade fell either mortally or severely wounded, 
irhilst from 100 to 150 privates lay dead upon the field." 

158. MITGHILL (SAMUEL L.— noted old New York Phy- 
sician, author of the First Guide to New York City). A. L. S. 
7 pp. 4to, Washington, Jan. 8, 1813, to Stephen Van Rens- 

* The above letter relates principally to the Canadian Cam- 
paign : "Just before I left Neio York I received a practical 
lesson on Canadian Campaigns from Gen. Stevens; he had Bur- 
goyne's statement of his operations in 1777. It was the very 
copy that had belonged to the late Gen. Gates. Stevens himself 
had acted with Gates on that memorable occasion — judge what 
a treat I had in hearing Stevens discourse on Burgoyne's ex- 
pedition by the aid of Gates's maps." He then gives an out- 
line of Canadian transactions since 1697, covering three pages. 

159. MONROE (JAMES— President). L. S., 1 p. 4to, 
from James Monroe, then Secretary of War, to Isaac Shelby, 
Governor of Kentucky, Oct. 3, 1814, Directing 2500 men to be 
furnished Jackson in place of men from Tennessee. 

160. MONROE (JAMES). L. S.,War Department, 2 pp. 
4to, Jan. 16, 1815, to Maj. Gen. Peter B. Porter, ordering him 
to take command of the forces on the Niagara Frontier. 

161. MONTREAL. Views of Gt. James St., Place d'Armes, 
and S. W. view of Notre Dame Street. Drawn by John 
Murray, engraved by Bourne. 4to. Rare. (3) 

162. MOOERS (GEN. BENJAMIN). Three A. L. S., 1 p. 
each, 4to, Plattsburgh, 1824 and 1825, to Smith Thompson. 

* Gen. Mooers was at the Battle of Plattsburgh. With other 
refugees in 1 783 he went from the Hudson by way of Lake 
George and made the first settlement in the neighborhood of 
Plattsburgh. These letters relate to land transactions. 

163. MOORE (SIR HENRY,— Colonial Governor of New 
York). Document signed, Nov. 19th, 1768, by Sir Henry 
iloore and by Philip Livingston, Junr., apppointing Abraham 
Ten Broeck as Lieut. -Colonel of Militia. 4to, vellum, with seal 
in fine condition. 


164. MORAVIAN BISHOP. A. L. S., 2 pp. 12mo, Bethle- 
hem, July 19, 1760, signed "Joseph," possibly Bishop Johu 
Joseph Schebosh. 

* Addressed ' ' My dear Bro : Rodgers, ' ' on clerical matters : 
' ' The Letters from Jamaica to Br. Kragstroop are allways to 
be sent to Bethlehem, for he was our Agent. Mr. Sproegel 
with Sister Sproegel and Daughter; How are they since they 
returned from Bethlehem." 

165. MORGAN (GENERAL DANIEL) and others. D. S., 
an Act of the General Assembly for regulating the powers of 
the Superintendents surveying land granted to the soldiers of 
the Revolutionary Army, Dec. 17, 1783. 

* Signed by Daniel Morgan, George Rogers Clarke, Col. Wood 
(charged by Washington with the command of Burgoyne's army 
as prisoners) and others. 

166. MORSE (PROP. SAMUEL F. B.). Correspondence 
between Prof. Morse and Benson J. Lossing in which Morse 
says that in his opinion the North and South would not be 
united in the near future and suggests an arrangement of the 
flag by which each "confederacy" should have part of it. 
2 A. L. S. by Prof. Morse, containing 17 pages, 4to. Dated 
N. Y., April 12, and May 2, 1864. 2 A. L. S. by B. J. Lossing, 
containing 3 pp., 8vo. Drawing of the proposed flags, made 
by Morse and colored by him. Together, 5 pieces. 

* A large part of the material in the above letters was used 
by Lossing in his "Civil War in America," with a reproduc- 
tion of Morse's flags. (Vol. 1, p. 247). Morse writes: "How- 
ever to ie lamented is a dissolution of the Union, however mor- 
tifying to the Northern section to be compelled to submit to it, 
I consider the course of our imbecile and fanatical administra- 
tion has, from the very commencement of hostilities, been such 
as to make it a fixed fact in the future, with a constantly daily 
decreasing probability of reunion at a far more distant period." 

167. NEW YORK. Supplement to the New York Gazette, 
or the Weekly Mercury, Monday, Feb. 1, 1768. 2 pp. folio. 
(N. Y. : Hugh Gaine, 1768.) 

168. NEW YORK CITY. A Perspective View of the 
City Hall in New York taken prom Wall Street. C. Tie- 
bout Delineate & Sculpsit. Large polio with title and 
margins. Slight repairs. N. Y. ca. 1790 

* Excessively Rare, and known to very few collectors 
OF New York prints. 

(See Frontispiece.) 

169 NEW YORK CITY. The Bowling Green Washing- 
ton ' Full-length figure op Washington within a tri- 


THE Revolutionary eabth-works. Designed and drawn by 
Charles Buxton, M.D., C. Tiebout, sc. Large folio. Slight 
repair to margins. N. Y. 1798. 

* Possibly an unknown issue of this rare print with- 
out THE LINE OF IMPRINT; the scene is supposed to represent 
the evacuation of New York by the British. 

170. NEW YOEK CITY. The City op New York in the 
State of New York, North America. Painted by William 
Birch. Engraved by Samuel Seymour. Published Jany. 1, 
1803, by William Birch, Springland near Bristol, Pennsyl- 
vania. Large folio. Colored. The imprint is cut into. 

* The excessively rare first state, in contemporary 
coloring, with the white horse, replaced in the second 
state by a group of people. 

171. NEW YORK CITY. Great Fire in New York Decem- 
ber 16, 1835 (Old Coenties' Slip). Small 4to, woodcut by 
Horton. Pine condition with full margins. Very Rare. 

172. NEW YORK CITY. A View of the New City Tavern. 
Engrav'd for Longworth's American Almanac and New York 
Directory. Copper engraving by Tisdale. 8vo. With full 
margins. Very Rare. N. Y. 1817. 

* Site of No. ]1.5 Broadway of to-day, between Thames and 
Cedar Streets. 

173. NEW YORK CITY. Collegiate Protestant Reformed 
Dtitch Church, Lithograph by Endicott, 1833, representing a 
Monumental Arch within which is a History of the Church 
and biographical sketches of its Ministers from the Rev. E. 
Bogardus, 1647 ; at the foot are three views of the North, South 
and Middle Dutch Church (this latter being at a later date 
the N. Y. Post Office). Large folio. 

174. NEW YORK CITY. Peter Stuyvesant's Army enter- 
ing New Amsterdam. Humorous lithograph by Sarony and 
i\Ia.jor from a drawing by William Heath. Oblong folio. 

175. NEW YORK CITY. Topographical Atlas of the City 
of New York, including the Annexed Territory, showing Origi- 
nal Watercourses and Made Land. By Egbert L. Viele. Ob- 
long folio, original wrappers. 1874. 


176. NEW YORK CITY. A View op the Federal Hall 
of the City op New York. Lith. & Printed in Colors by 
H. R. Robinson. Prom the Original Drawing by George Hol- 
land. Folio, printed in brown tint. 

* The rare original issue. The second issue has Currier's 
name instead of Eol.iinsons 's, and there is a, modern facsimile. 


Statesman, Mayor of New York) . A. L. S., 4 pp. folio, Apl. 
25, 1788, to Gen. Clinton (his father). 


mentions that the mob collected "in the fields" (now occupied 
by the Post-office and adjoining buildings), Gov. George Clin- 
ton's efforts to pacify them, the ordering out of the Militia, 
and various interesting details. 

178. NEW YORK DRAFT RIOTS. The Bloody Week! 
Riot, Murder and Arson, containing a full account of the 
■wholesale outrage on life and property by Eye Witnesses. 
8vo, original wrappers. N. Y. 1863. 

* Very rare. Numerous press clippings of the day laid in. 

179. NEW YORK STATE. An interesting and valuable 
collection of material relating to "great lot No. 5" of the 
Philipse grant, claimed by Jolm Jacob Astor. Consisting of : 
(1) Field notes made by Henry Livingston while surveying 
lot No. 5, 12mo, contemporary boards, pp. 126, entirely in the 
handwriting of Livingston [1819]. (2) Field-book contain- 
ing "surveys taken by James Dodge in lot No. 5, under the 
direction of Henry Livingston," 1819, 12mo, original boards, 
pp. 178, in the handwriting of James Dodge. (3) Autograph 
copy of a letter sent by Henry Livingston to the Surveyor 
General offering to survey the lot. May, 1819. (4) A. L. S. 
from Ogden Hoffman to H. Livingston, July, 1819. (5) 
A. L., copy of answer sent to the above by H. Livingston. 
July, 1819. (6) Depositions of the surveyors and chainbear- 
ers chosen by H. Livingston to survey lot No. 5, with their 
signatures, and that of David Knapp, Justice, August, 1819. 
Together 8 pieces. 

* The above documents all relate to that part of the original 
Philipse estate known as ' ' great lot No. 5. ' ' This was in the 
possession of Frederick Philipse, last lord of the manor, when 
he was attainted in 1779 for his alleged sympathy with the 
English ; and passed into the control of N. Y. State. The rights 
of J. J. Astor, who later secured it, were disputed in the courts. 

Among the places mentioned in the boundaries are Cold 
Spring, Patterson, Peekskill turnpike, west branch of Croton, 
etc. Livingston's Note-book begins: "Long lot No. 6 in 
PMlipse Patent the Survey of the same commenced the 15th 
day of September, 1819, at the N. E. corner of Fhilipstowii, 
etc. ' ' 

180. NEW YORK STATE. Note-book of Henry Living- 
ston used in the survey of part of Philipse Manor. 12mo, 
sheep, about 165 pages, entirely in the handwriting of Henry 
Livingston. The cover is inscribed No. 2. Highlands. [1802] 

* The notes begin: "At the request of Mr. Amos BeUlen, 
agent of Capt. FredericV Philipse, son of Philip PhiliiJse, I .set 
off on the 14th April, 1802, to make survey of lot No. 2 in 
the first division of the patent granted to Adolph 17 
June, 1697." 

"Deed of partition between Philip Philipse 4' ^tis two sisters, 


Susanna Eohinson 4' Mary Fhilipse (afterward Mrs. Morris) is 
dated 7th February, 1754. In this deed of partition lot No. 2 
af'd is port of the share of s'd P. Fhilipse and is thus de- 
scribed, ' ' etc. There is a sketch of a former survey made by 
David Lambert in 1769: "10295 acres excluding the large 
.swamp.'' In the book there are surveys of separate farms in 
the neighborhood, in the possession of William Barber, Justus 
Nelson, Daniel Haight, Edward Meeker, Abraham Garrison, 
Isaac Mead, and others. Agaj it reads: "From the north 
side of West point ferry road on the line between lot No. 1 ^ 
2, from the monument on the Bedoubt hill." Mentions also 
Fort Clinton, Constitution Island, Martlaers rock, etc. 

181. NEW YORK STATE. D. S., Jan. 3, 1769, extension 
of a mortgage between Philip Schuyler and others, to William 
Smith, Godard van Solingen, Samuel Vanhorne, Samuel Lou- 
don and William Smith, signed by the last five with seals, 
witnessed before Alex. Stewart and Gouverneur Morris. 

* With endorsement in the hand of Philip Schuyler, ' ' Wm. 
Smith, Jun 'r cf others to Ph. Schuyler, Jaiell Thomas, and 
Livingston Grott." A fine collection of signatures. Gouver- 
neur Morris, Philip Schuyler, William Smith and Samuel Loudon 
are of national importance as well of New York interest, each 
being an important figure in the Colonial and Revolutionary 

182. NEW YORK STATE. Abstract of the original title 
granted to Capt. John Evans of land on the Hudson River at 
Paltz, 1694, with claims of later settlers, and the Attorney 
General's Opinion on the case. Large folio manuscript sheet. 
Undated. (Early 18th century.) 

183. NEW YORK STATE. A. D. endorsed ' ' Copy of Mr. 
(Alexander) Golden 's Affidavit about Paltz Pattent. Henry 
Mansfield." 4 pp. folio, the original document executed Sep. 
24, 1750, the copy being a contemporary one. 

184. NEW YORK STATE. Journal of the Convention of 
the State of New York. Began and held at Albany on the 
13th day of October 1801. Small 4to, sewed, pp. 42. Albany : 
John Barber, printer to the Convention, 1801. 

* Eaee. In exceptionally fine condition, uncut and un- 

185. NORTH (WILLIAM— Revolutionary General, served 
with Benedict Arnold in Canada and aide-de-camp to Baron 
Steuben) . A. L. S., 1 p. large 8vo, Duanesburg, Dec. 20, 1789. 
To Gen. Stephen van Rensselaer. 

* An interesting letter stating that he is in financial distress 
and mentioning Alexander Hamilton : ' ' The rascally Public 
owe me money which they will not pay — last night I received a 
letter from Hamilton which puts an end to my hopes from that 
quarter avd m.y expectations from the Treasury have vanished,"' 


186. NORTH (WILLIAM). Two A. L. S., 2 pp. each 4to, 
New York, May 4, 1800 and (1790), to Gen. Stephen Van 
Rensselaer. (Leaf of address torn partly away.) (2 pieces.) 

* Political: "Goodhue says there will lie two Electors in 
Mass. xoho will vote for Jefferson as well as for Adams — it is- 
a very great chance if Jefferson does not get in." 

187. OVERTON (JOHN— Kentucky pioneer, friend and 
legal associate of Andrew Jackson). A. D. in his hand, being 
a copy of James Garrard's petition relating to Kentucky and 
Tennessee boundaries, 1 p. folio, dated Frankfort, Dec. 12, 

* A RARE AUTOGRAPH. Overton 's grasp of the subject was 
such that he was the acknowledged authority on the subject 
of land titles, and his decisions from the Supreme bench have 
never since been controverted. The present document relates 
to the cession of a considerable proportion of the State of Ken- 
tucky to the State of Tennessee. 

188. PEALE (CHARLES WILLSON). Private Pocket 
Diary, 1788-1789. A 12mo, leather bound volume containing 
about one hundred closely written pages of entries of his daily 
work and occupation from May 30, 1788, to the end of April, 
1789. His autograph signature appears under the date of 
January 12, 1789. 

* The diary commences while he was staying in Annapolis on 
a painting trip, records his work from day to day, the later* 
return to Philadelphia and several visits during the period' 
again to Maryland. The entries are of extreme value as a 
record of the paintings and miniatures he executed during this- 
period, and also from several references to paintings he had 
made in previous years, and in addition he mentions paintings 
by other artists that he either painted over or added details. 
There are also several references to the mezzotints he made of 
Washiugton, Lafayette, Pilmore and Franklin, notes of the- 
number of copies he printed on certain days, and the method 
of color printing used, giving some interesting new facts con- 
cerning those extremely rare prints. Particular value applies 
to the notices of the paintings from .his mention of incidental 
details painted in some of them, thus supplying a certain clue 
to their identification. The references to his occupations other 
than painting are often amusing, and always interesting, show- 
ing the remarkable versatility of his genius. There are many 
references to objects collected by him for his Museum, and a 
lengthy entry describes how he painted the triumphal cars and 
cattle for the Fourth of July procession in Philadelphia, 1788. 
He describes experiments in making a "perspective machine," 
or machine for drawing landscapes, an attempt to find a new 
white in color, repairing his press for printing the mezzotints, 
that were evidently printed by his own hands, receipts for 
cookery and preserves including his first dish of broiled frog, a 
new method of copying paintings, etc. 

Among the paintings he mentions as executed by him (in 
a few eases repainting or retouching of some done by Eobert 
Edge Pine) are two copies of a portrait of Washington, por- 
traits of Col. Samuel Smith, Governor Smallwood, Miss Knapp, 
Mrs. Green, Charles and Mrs. Carroll, Mr. Seargeant, Mrs. 
Francis, Dr. Ewing, Mr. Laming and family, Mr. Guest, Mr. 


and Mrs. Johnson (Thomas Johnson of the Revolution, who 
nominated Washington for Commander-in-Chief), Mrs. Wm. 
Smith, Mrs. Proctor and child (that he considers one of his 
best works), Mrs. Grundy, Mrs. Chase, etc. 

189. PEIRPOIiXT (FRANCIS H.— Governor of Virginia, 
1864-68). A. L. S., 1 p. 4to, Alexandria, Va., Dec. 16, 1864, 
sending Mr. Lossing a copy of his "Message" dated Dec. 6, 
1864, with the Message, a printed pamphlet, 8 pp. (2) 

Admiral). Contemporary copy of instructions to Captain 
Smith, Commander of the ship "Bnterprize, " to proceed to 
Aineriea with despatches, and then to sail and recapture the 
Bahamas from the enemy. 1 p. folio, 28 July, 1709. 

191. PENXSYLVANIA JOURNAL. The issue for Wed- 
nesday Feb. 17, 1779. 4 pp. folio. (Damaged.) Phila. : W. 
Bradford, 1779. 

* Contains a long account of the capture of Savannah by 
the British the previous December, and Bradford 's advertise- 
ment that the paper having been suspended by the evacuation 
of the city and accidents attending the removal of the printing 
office, is now revived. 

192. PHILADELPHIA. The Great Elm Tree of Shack- 
AMAXON. (The Penn Indian Treaty Tree.) Aquatint in 
■COLORS by G. Lehman. Large folio. 

* Pine impkession of a kaee print. 

193. PHILADELPHIA. "Birth Place of Liberty, S. W. 
Corner 7tli and Market Street," converted into a Clothing 
Shop, showing "the identical and time-honored edifice in 
which the immortal patriot Jefferson penned the glorious 
Declaration." Woodcut, large folio, fine condition. {Circa 

*' Rare Philadelphia view in pine condition : ' ' Life, Liberty, 
& genteel Garments at the birth-place of Liberty," "When in 
the Course of human events it becomes necessary for Gentle- 
men to cast off their faded Garments," etc. 

194. PHILADELPHIA. "Birth Place of Liberty," etc. 
Another copy of the same in equally fine condition. 

195. PILLOW (GEN. GIDEON J.). Orderly Book of 
General Gideon J. Pillow. A folio volume containing the 
original written Special Orders together with some private 
letters (to Jefferson Davis and others), dated from May 11, 
1861, to Nov. 13, 1861. Original calf. 

* The volume cont.-iins over .500 pages and several hundred 
Orders and Letters, written sometimes in Gen. Pillow's hand- 
writing, and in other cases in that of his aides-de-camp or 
adjutant. Tennessee seceded on the 6th of May, and the forma- 
tion of an army corps immediately commenced. Gen. Pillow 
being appointed to command, his first order being dated five 
(lays after the decision to secede. Headquarters was estab- 
lished at first at Memphis, but on July 26th it was fixed at 


Randolpli, und a lit.tle later at New Madrid, Mo., where, oni 
entering tlie State of Missouri tlie designation of the army was 
changed from that of ' ' Provisional Army of Tennessee ' ' to- 
"Army of Liberation of Missouri." From Sejit, 7, ]S61, the 
orders and letters aie dated from Columbus, Ky. 

The greater part of the Orders relate to the defence of the 
Mississippi, especially the fortification of the famous "Island 
No. 10," during which period they were practically completed. 
The orders give considerable information on the condition of 
the Confederate forces in Tennessee, especially the want of field 
equipment and fire-arms, and the side-lights on the methods 
used are particularly interesting. Appeals are made to planters 
to send in their slaves to be used as laborers on the fortifica- 
tions, instructions are given to throw up barricades in Memphis,, 
using cotton bales for the purpose, on June 23d details are 
given for the throwing of a heavy iron chain across the river 
opposite the lower battery at Bandolph, and Gen. Pillow shows 
dissatisfaction in one instance by threatening to resign. 

The date, Columbus, Ky., Sept. 7, 1861, is noteworthy as show- 
ing Confederate violation of the attempted neutrality of Ken- 
tucky, Gen. Polk having ordered the occupation of this city 
four days earlier. Grant, believing that the intention of the 
Confederates w'as to proceed up the river, immediately started 
from Cairo and occupied Padueah, a few miles north of Colum- 
bus, thus stopping their advance and opening the way for the 
capture of Ports Henry and Donelson, and the breaking into the 
centre of Tennessee. 

196. PILLOW (GIDEON J.). A. L. S., 4 pp. folio, to. 
[General Polk], with paragraphs and sentences crossed out 
with pen as though entire letter was not forwarded. Dated, 
New Madrid, ]\Io., Head Quarters of Army of Liberation, 
August 20th, 1861. 

* Possibly the Original Draft of a letter to Gen. Polk wherein,, 
after stating several facts in a business-like manner, the writer 
launches out in an attack on Polk for crippling and embarras- 
sing him. These ' ' attack ' ' portions are crossed ofE in the 
letter, leaving others which might easily form a connected 
epistle and which read like the natural reply of a subordinate 
officer to his superior. These crossed sections, however, are of 
considerable interest: "If I am not fit for the Command you 
ought not to have entrusted me with it. If I am, it is indeed 
singular that an officer who himself teas never in the Field, 
should at your present distance from it, so embarrass the 
movements and very safety of the Army iy orders and counter- 
orders which mahe me regret that I have ever had anything to 
do with the Campaign. ' ' 

Again: "From the character of your instructions ... I 
infer you contemplate arresting me. If such le your purpose 
I will save you that necessity and trouble by saying tliat 
under the circumstances I can do nothing else but disobey the 
order, or, endanger the safety of a large portion of the force 
under my command. If for this you deem it your duty to arrest 
and try me, I can only say I iviV, on my return, meet the 
responsibility of nty action." 

197. PILLOW (GIDEON J.). A. L. S., 3 pp. 4to, Head- 
quarters Division, Columbus, Kentucky, Oct. 14, 1861. To the 
Conductors of the Memphis Press. 

■' An interesting side-light on conditions in the South in the 


early part of the War. "I cannot turn a deaf ear to the voice 
of leant sent to this camp, from the wives of the hrave men com- 
posing its rani- and file, — nor can I refuse to allow those whose 
duty it is to provide for their families, to go bade and provide 
them bread. If I am compelled to grant such applications this 
army will melt aivay until your city may be humbled by the 
tread of the Tyrant's mercenary soldiery in your streets." 

198. PLATT (ZEPHANIAH— Founder of Plattsburgh). 
D. S., 1 p. folio, partly printed, Nov. 17, 1763. Note for £200 
signed by Zebulon Smith and Zephaniah Piatt, with signatures 
of Joseph Sayer and Nathaniel Piatt, to Garret Middagh, en- 
dorsed with interest payments; a release dated Dec. 3, 1787, 
signed by Jacob Hicks, witnessed by Aaron S. Lawrence, on 
the reverse. 

* Early specimen of printing in New York. 

199. POLK (LEONIDAS— Confederate General, and Prot. 
Bpis. Bishop). A. L. S., 6 pp. folio, to [Gen'l. Pillow], dated 
Head-Quarters, Department No. 2, Memphis, Tenn., Aug. 7, 

* Interesting letter informing Pillow that a large force of 
the enemy was being concentrated at Bieds Point and Cairo 
with the intention of making a descent of the river [Missis- 
sippi], just as soon as boats could be put in readiness, and 
advising Pillow what to do in the matter. After signing this 
letter, he is handed one from Pillow which he answers, as 
follows : ' ' Yoii are mistalcen, if as you intimate, you suppose 
I did not at the time of your movement into Missouri intend 
you should move on into the interior. . . I gave you the 
force asTced for, and have used my influence with General Har- 
dee to cooperate with you," etc. 

Journal and Poughkeepsie Advertiser. August 26, 1788. 
Printed by Nicholas Power, the first printer in this town. Con- 
taining account of the Federal Convention, the Federal Pro- 
cession, etc. The printer advertises that owing to the scarcity 
of money, he will take Wheat or Corn in payment for the 
paper, tipper right corner of first leaf lacking. 

201. PRINGLE (ROBERT— Justice of Court Common 
Pleas, So. Carolina). Three Legal Papers signed by him as 
Justice, dated July 8, 1765, August 21, 1766, and December 31, 
1766. Folio, and small 4to. 3 pieces. 

202. PRISONERS IN THE WAR OF 1812. A. L. S., 3 pp. 
folio, Fayette, Ky., Aug. 11, 1813, from the Quartermaster, 
William Ellis, to Gen. Green Clay at Fort Meigs. 

A long letter on Kentuckians taken prisoners by the British 
and recaptured by Gen. Harrison before Fort Meigs, May 5, 
1813. With about 300 prisoners Ellis started back to Ken- 
tucky, going by boat to Huron: "As soon as we landed the 
men Immediately broke off in every direction. When Major 
Shelby came in a ship with the Balance of the prisoners, I 


call'd on him to niop the men that were left and heep them 
togtther, lie utterly denied to take any Command of them. I 
started to Cleveland, the wind rose on the Lake and we got to 
shore and our Boat stove all to pieces — they went off, some to 
Cleveland and some up Huron — I went afoot to Cleveland, 
where I purchased a horse. I was oiliged to change my Horse 
twice before I got to Limestone on the accompt of trying to 
keep up with the prisoners and to steere Cleare of Censure 
hereafter. ' ' 

203. QUEBEC. Yue prise de Beauport. Large folio 
lithograph by H. Clerget. Imp. Villain, Paris, 1854. 


204. RANDOLPH (THOMAS MANN— Governor of Vir- 
ginia, fought through the War of 1812). L. S., 4 pp. 4to, 
Richmond, Oct. 31, 1820. 

* On a dispute between Kentucky and Virginia and Tennes- 
see for land claimed by the Indians, in which he brings out the 
interesting point that the dialect spoken by the NoUoway In- 
dians is the same as the Tusearoras, one of the Six Nations : 
"If there were histories of our Indians it would proiaily he 
found that a tribe of the Six Nations had been at some time 
dispossessed by the Chickasaws. ' ' 

205. RHODE ISLAND. Letter of administration of the 
estate of Dorcas Golasha of HopMnton. A. D. S. by Simeon 
Perry, Council Clerk, Oct. 9, 1758. 1 p. 4to. 

206. RHODE ISLAND. Early Revolutionary Military 
Commission. "Written in script, 1 p. folio, June 30, 1775, 
signed by Henry Ward. With fine seal of R. I. 

* The General Assembly ordered 1500 men "to be embodied 
into an Army of Observation" and appoint herewith Ebenezer 
Flagg captain. The first action between the British and the 
Americans was on Apl. 19th; three days later the General As- 
sembly ordered 1500 men. Bunker's Hill was fought on .June 
17th. The commission is issued as by authority of the Eoyal 
Governor, but actually was on behalf of the American patriots. 

207. RHODE ISLAND. Legal D. S., 4 pp. folio, 1786 and 
1788, by Henry Ward, Member of the Colonial Congress, 
Nathaniel Wheaton, Richard Steere, town clerk of Glocester, 
Joseph Borden, and Joshua Greene. Affidavits settling the 
question of the sanity of Dr. John Walton, of Providence, R. I. 

208. ROBINSON (COL. BEVERLEY— Loyalist soldier in 
the Revolution and friend of Major Andre). Manuscript 
Document, 5 pp. small 4to : " An Account of the Sale of Goods 
Late the Property of Beverley Robinson. Sold at Publick 
Vendue at the House of Peter Bogardus at Fish Kill Landing 
24th Nov. 1777." 

* An interesting record, from the association of Col. Robin- 
son with both Arnold and Andre, and from its curiosity as an 
early American auction sale. The prices and buyers are both 
given, and at the end is the note of the sale of a negro slave, 


the property of Amos Pine, who brought £.125. Col. Eobinson 's 
goods brought £50;"). 

Col. Kobinsou went to New Y^ork soon after the Declaration 
of Indepenileiice and raised the Loyal American Regiment. His 
house and property was seized as belonging to a traitor, and 
the sale was no doubt that of the furniture. Later Col. Eobin- 
son 's house was occupied by Gen. Putnam, and when Benedict 
Arnold ivas given the command at West Point, he made the man- 
sion his headquarters. It was here that he received and sent the 
messages arranging the treason. 

209. ROBINSON (MOSES— American Colonel, and 
others). L. S. by him and 2 other officers, 1 p. folio, to Maj.- 
Gen. Schuyler, Commander of the American Forces of the 
Northern Department, mentioning the retreat of Col. Warner 
towards Bennington. Letter is signed by Cols. Robinson,, 
Williams, and Brush. July 16th, 1777. 

* Written shortly before the Battle of Bennington. 

210. SCHUYLER (GENERAL PETER^of New Jersey). 
Organizing Forces in the French and Indian War. A. L. S.,. 
4 pp. 4to, "Thursday," no date (probably 1759 or 1760). 

* Gen. Peter Schuyler served under Sir Jeffery Amherst in 
the events which closed with the English conquest of Canada in 
the French and Indian War in 1759, and this letter doubtless, 
relates to the organization of forces for the closing campaign. 

"When the Council took up the Segiment commanded by Col. 
Ph. J. Schuyler, I suggested that although he was relieved, I 
thought it proper to offer him the command — 7 proposed Peter- 
Schiiyter for 2 3I<i.jor, this was oijected to 4' T^b loas appointed 
a Captain. John Price icon appointed Lt-Colo. of the Albany 
liegiment — a considerable part of your cnid Gansevoort's list 
are appointed, he as the Cut'(dry wilh Ten Eyck of Sehnectady 
us Ciijil. — Dirk. Ten Broeck is in command. — We finish tomorrow 
and I embark in the first sloop. My love to Mrs. Schuyler, 
Margaret and all." The autograph of Gen. Peter Schuyler is 
very rare, as he died in 1762. 

211. SCHUYLER (GEN. PHILIP). D. S., 1 p. folio, Jan. 
3, 1769, in regard to the Robert Livingston estate. Signed in 
full "Philip Schuyler," and with Schuyler's seal intact. 
Witnessed by Thomas Smith and Gilbert Burger. (Torn in 

* The full signature of Philip Schuyler is rarely met with, 
and the seal, with his arms, is in perfect condition. 

212. SCHUYLER (GEN. PHILIP). Letter in the hand- 
writing of John Lansing, Schuyler's secretary, 1 p. Albany. 
March 28, 1776. To Col. Herkemer. 

"General Wa.ihington ha.s drove the Ministerial army out of 
Boston, they have left behind them SO pieces of Cannon, Z mor- 
tars, tn-enty thousand Bushels of Wheat, most of their light 
Horse and a variety of other articles." 

213. SCHUYLER (GEN. PHILIP). A. D. S. Order to^ 
a Commissary to deliver stores. Dated Saratoga, Oct. 3, 1779 ; 
a]so,_ a sheet containing a list of family names, including 
Philip Schuyler and others in his handwriting. (2) 


214. SCHUYLER (GEN. PHILIP). Manuscript in the 
kandwriting of John Lansing, military secretary of Gen. 
Philip Schuyler. 25 pages on folio sheets, dated Aug. 12, 

* The manusc-ript of an address to the Six Nations of In- 
dians, no doubt oouiposed by Gen. Schuyler. In it he treats 
of the causes of dispute between the Americans and the Indian 
warriors, and makes suggestions towards a permanent peace. 

215. SCHUYLER (GEN. PHILIP). Rough draft, with 
erasures and interlineations, of the speech of Gen. Schuyler to 
the Six Nations asking their neutrality, delivered at a confer- 
ence at German Flatts August 6, 1776. 9 pp. folio. 

216. SCHUYLER (GEN. PHILIP). L. S., 2 pp. folio, 
Saratoga, Oct. 26, 1776. To Capt. Varick. 

* ' ' General Washington 's Letter mentions that we had « 
close and smart Skirmish with # drove the Enemy, who were 
put into great Confusion. ' ' He also mentions requisites needed 
for the boats. The skirmish referred to was probably one of 
those that took place between Howe and Washington on the 
latter 's retreat to "White Plains. 

217. SCHUYLER (GEN. PHILIP). A. L. S., 1 p. folio, 
Albany, July 1, 1777. To Col. Varick. 

* "The Insufficiency of the Garrison at Ticonderoga, the Im- 
perfect State of the fortifications and the want of discipline In 
the troops give me great cause to apprehend that we shall lose 
that Fortress, tut as a reinforcement is coming up from Peeks 
kill with which I shall move up I am In hopes that the Enemy 
will he prevented from making any farther progress." 

218. SCHUYLER (GEN. PHILIP). A. L. S., 1 p. folio, 
Fort Edward, July 15, 1777. To Col. Varick. 

* " The Enemy are gone from Fort Ann. I have a strong 
party at that post constantly Employed in obstructing the com- 
munications. The troops are recovering their spirits. . . I 
have received fourty pieces of cannon and fifteen tons of powder. 
The Cannon go to Saratoga to he mounted, and Gen. St. Clair 
is safe and will be here with the army today. I think Gen. 
Burgoyne has got pretty near the length of his Tedder, he will 
not reach Albany this campaign." 

Schuyler had retired from Port George, and Burgoyne had 
reached Skenesborough. The Americans had destroyed the roads 
and trails so successfully that the British advance was delayed, 
Burgoyne having in only a short distance to build forty bridges, 
plank two miles of causeway, and remove innumerable trees 
felled in the roads. Tivo weeks later Burgoyne reached Fort 

219. SCHUYLER (GEN. PHILIP). A. L. S., 1 p. folio. 
To Colonel Varick. Albany, Sept. 13th, 1777. 

* ' ' Gen. Burgoyne seems as if he intended not to retire. I 
hope, however, Gen. Gates will be in sufficient force to compel 
hiyn,' not that I wish he should attack him on the East side of 
Hudsons Siver," etc. 


220. SCHUYLER (GEN. PHILIP). A. L. S., 2 pp. folio, 
Albany, Sept. 14, 1777. To Col. Varick. 

* "Last Krcniiuj Ciipt. Doiv Informed me that Colo. M'ilkiii- 
aon. ii'dx returned, that ilie Enemy had all retired to the East 
side of Hudson Eiver, that none of the buildings at Saratoga 
were burned. . If you get to Saratoga I wish you tvould 
li.ini to Gen. Gates lluii eare ought to he tal'en that the troops 
(hi not dumafie any of the building.^, nor destroy the felloes. 
Mention It also If you pha.'^e to Colo. Wilkinson as from your- 
selj and desire Lieingston and Lansingh to do the like. My 
eomplimenis to Gen. Arnold," etc. 

221. SCHUYLER (GEN. PHILIP). A. L. S., 3 pp. folio, 
to John Jay. Albany, March 5, 1779. 

' Reciuesting that his resignation, offered to Congress, be 
accepted as soon as possible, and that the money owed him by 
the Government be paid. Also, that the Onondaga Indians had 
applied for more provisions and he had furnished them on his 
own authority. 

222. SCHUYLER (GEN. PHILIP). Autograph Letter 
unsigned and undated, probably a first draft, 6 pp. folio. 
(About 1782.) 

* An interesting letter on how the balance of accounts be- 
tween the States engaged in the Revolutionary War was to be 
adjusted: "What principles for the Adjustment of Accounts 
between the United States were established by the Commission- 
ers to whom the business was committed, we are not advised of. 
It must, however, be evident that no General principles could 
apply. . One of the states was never penetrated by the 
enemy, others partially and in which the enemy did not remain 
for any length of time and the Injury sustained by those was 
inconsiderable, of others the enemy were in a great degree pos- 
sessed during the whole war and these have sustained not only 
the greatest but very extreme injury. Of the latter description 
was the State of New York." Gen. Sehuyler then gives a 
summary of the course of the war in New York State, and em- 
phasizes the fact of the heavy burden laid on the inhabitants by 
the constant assessments and continual raising of new troops, 
and concludes by suggestions of some changes in the Act of 
Congress relating to the subject. 

223. SCHUYLER (GEN. PHILIP). A. L. unsigned, prob- 
ably a draft, 4 pp. 4to, New York, Jan. 13, 1786. 

* An interesting letter narrating the methods he took through 
Chief Abraham to induce the Oneidas and Mohawks to forsake 
the British Alliance and conclude peace with the United States. 

224. SCHUYLER (GEN. PHILIP). A. D. S., 6 pp. folio, 
Albany, Dec. 12, 1787, embodying a long letter of Gen. Schuy- 
ler (in his own hand) to Mrs. Bruce. 

* The account of the Estate of Dr. Wm. Bruce with Gen. 
Schuyler, and highly important as being entirely in the hand 
of the latter. The statement begins with March, 1772, ends on 
Dec. 10, 1787, with Gen. Schuyler's signature, followed by a 
long explanatory letter to the widow of Dr. Bruce closing 
with: ' ' Henee, Madam, you see that so far from your distresses 
arising from me, they would have been infinitely greater if my 


(itteniion and generosity had been less, to say nothing of the 
pec nil 1(1 rii saeiifiees I /in re made. My own hand for the hallance 
as I Itare stated it. I will not give you — if you are not con- 
tented with tliis, proseeute me if you please, in what court you 
please, and as soon as you please. ' ' 

225. SCHUYLER (GEN. PHILIP). A. D., 3 pp. folio, 
July 6, 1795. 

* Endorsed in Gen. Schuyler's hand: '■Aeeount of payments 
made hy Ph: Seliuyler for the Agents to Treat with the Oneida, 
Onondaga and Cayuga Indians, July 6, 1795.". The report 
extends from Apl. 10 to July 6, ]795, and the names of many 
traders are given. The first item is 4 shillings for horse hire 
"to curry a letter from N. York to Gov'r Clinton at Green- 
wich"; another item is "To General John Cantine my Cheek 
on the Bank for 10,000 Dollars," etc. 

TIONS. List of Disbursements as Agent for Indian Affairs, 
ApL 10, 1795, to Aug. 9, 1796, the State of New York to Philip 
Schuyler, Dr. 7 pp. folio. In the writing of Philip Schuyler. 

* A valuable document giving the names of many early ti:aders 
and merchants of New York State and the commodities dealt 
in by them. 

227. SCHUYLER (GEN. PHILIP). A. N. S., July 11, 
1804. To Stephen van Rensselaer requesting him to endorse 
a bill. 

* With an autograph note by Benson J. Lossing pointing out 
that the note is dated the day on which Gen. Schuyler 's son- 
in-law, Alexander Hamilton, was shot by Aaron juurr. 

228. SCHUYLER (GEN. PHILIP). Three A. L. S., 1784- 
86, each 2 pp. folio on the Political Movements of the time. 
Addressed to Stephen van Rensselaer. (3) 

229. SCHUYLER (GEN. PHILIP). Five Autograph Let- 
ters (one unsigned), folio and quarto on political affairs. (5) 

230. SCHUYLER (GEN. PHILIP). Seven A. L. S., 1783- 
1800, one and two pages each. Mostly personal letters to his 
daughter or son-in-law Stephen van Rensselaer. Several refer 
to the state of his health, one advises his daughter not to visit 
the Shaking Quakers (with Baron Marbois). (7) 

231. SCHUYLER (GEN. PHILIP). About twelve docu- 
ments, several in the autograph of Gen. Schuyler, _ others 
signed by him relating to financial matters. Including In- 
ventory of the debts of the late Margaret Schuyler, 1765-82 : 
a bond in the handwriting of Morgan Lewis, etc. (12) 

232. SCHUYLER (GEN. PHILIP). 26 Notes signed by 
Gen. Philip Schuyler, nearly all made out in the handwriting 
of Col. Richard Varick, for various amounts. All dated Feb. 
26 1776, at Albany. Besides the signatures of Schuyk-i- these 
notes contain the autographs of Petrus Ostrander, P. Van 
Rensselaer, Gerardus Beekman, Frans Wmne, Nicholas 
Bleecker, and others. 


233. SCHUYLER (GEN. PHILIP). A. L. S., L. S. and 
Drafts of Letters relating to land or building transactions, in- 
cluding a document headed "Memorandum for Gen. Hamil- 
ton," an account of the bounds of Rensselaer Patent, etc., 
with six letters of Peter Hogeboom of Hudson on the purchase 
of land from Gen. Schuyler. About 26 pieces. 

of 11 A. L. S. (one with initials) from J. Pierce, Jr., 1775, 
1776, 1777, and 1778, written from Albany, 2 to 4 pp. each, 
folio and 4to, and describing in detail the events of the cam- 
paign of 1775 and 1776. Together 24 closely written pagesi 

* A valuable contribution to history. John Pierce occupied 
a minor official position, and as such was acquainted with all 
important movements which he recounts in an interesting man- 
ner, intermixed with current gossip of the time, that is 
not available in history. TTor instance, in the first letter, Aug. 
26, 1775, the account of the meeting between Gen. Schuyler and 
the Six Nations Chiefs is of the most interesting character, also 
his view of the quarrel between Gates and Schuyler. 

Sept. 16, 1775: Mentions Gen. Montgomery and the Siege 
of St. Johns. 

Nov. 5, 1775 : ' ' The Enemy at St. Johns are out of Provision. 
Possiily the General (Montgomery) may think its reduction by 
famine may he iest. ' ' 

Nov. 11, 1775. "St. Johns surrendered on the second of this 
Month; the General intended two days after to attack Montreal. 
The General is Mr. Phelps' particular enemy — a Publick Ex- 
amination is brought in against him." 

May 30, 1776: "The various reports render the line of our 
retreat from Quebeck very contradictory. Col. Beedles Megiment 
at the Cedars is attacked by about 40 of the 8th Megiment and 
500 Indians — a Reinforcement has gone to the Succor of our 

Aug. 16, 1776: Contains comments on the failure of Con- 
gress to support Montgomery, "from his Death we may Date all 
our Misfortunes ' ' ; mentions Retreat from Canada, the arrival of 
Gates and his good work with the discouraged troops, the 
building of Fort Independence, "The Army has now but 3,300 
Effective men"; he reports the return of a Spy stating that 
2,000 of the enemy at St. Johns are building boats on Lake 
Champlain, and there are 800 men at Port Chambly; Gen. Schuy- 
ler's negotiations with the Indians, Gen. Arnold's arrest for 
pillaging the Prench, etc. 

Aug. 2S, 1776: "The General (Schuyler) favored Mr. Trum- 
bull with the Proceedings at the Indian Treaty, 'twill likely be 
printed. They profess much friendship. Gen. Gates is a pretty 
odd competition — he will have everything in Order. But his 
Passions are like the Winds tearing up his Virtues by the 
Soots, (rates has yet had the command there, and when Gen. 
Schuyler will go up is very uncertain. Gen. Wooster has had 
his Tryal before Congress." 

Sept. 9, 1776: "The General (Schuyler) is indirectly accused 
by Congress — he demands a hearing — let a Tryal be the touch- 
stone." Pierce also gives the rumors of Washington's attack 


on Boston, of a skirmish on Lake George, the advance of the 
enemy from Oswego, and the escape of all their prisoners. (This 
letter signed "with initials). 

Sept. 26, 1776: "Gen. Schuyler has resign'd, also the Com'sy 

Mch. 25, 1777: "Gen. Schuyler sets ojf to-morrow for Con- 
gress — the purport of his Journey I conclude to be that he may 
have an Opportunity to Justify himself to Congress. I suppose 
you Icnow that Major Sogers has gone to the Indian Country. ' ' 

May 3, 1778: "The Enemy came up io Crown Point with 
their Shipping, which alarmed the country and spread many 
stories of turning and, destroying all before them. We have 
a number of Indians here who are going to join Gen. Wash- 
ington 's army. ' ' 

235. SEDGWICK (THEODORE— Statesman). A. D. S., 
1 p. "Mount Washington, 20th July, 1787." 

* Consent to the principle on which the boundary line be- 
tween New York and Massachusetts shall be ascertained, writ- 
ten and signed by Theodore Sedgwick on behalf of himself, 
Timothy Edwards, and Samuel Williams. 

236. SHELBY (ISAAC— Gov. of Kentucky). A. L. S., 
3 pp. 4to, Frankfort, Mch. 5, 1813. To Gen. Green Clay, 
Richmond, Ky. 

* In making arrangement to send troops to the support of 
Gen. W. H. Harrison, he offers Green Clay a Brigadier-General- 
ship: "Gen. Harrison has made a requisition of fifteen hun- 
dred men from this state. I shall order out two of the Bidg- 
ments, now organising, commanded by Gen. E. Boswell and 
Gen. Jas Cox — will you accept of the command of this Brigade. 
I feel little doubt that the command of Lale Erie will be estab- 
lished by May or June, from whence we may date the com- 
mencement of very active operations." 

237. SHELBY (ISAAC). A. L. S., 2 pp. 4to, Frankfort, 
March 9, 1813. To Gen. Green Clay. 

* Organizing the force ' ' ordered out to the relief of Gen. 
Harrison. I find that the Sidgment commanded by Col'o. Bud- 
ley can with more certainty be brought into the field." 

238. SHELBY (ISAAC). L. S., \dth two lines in his hand, 
Frankfort, Mch. 16, 1813. To Gen. Green Clay. 

Governor Shelby 's letter announcing the desperate need of 
assistance by Wm. Henry Harrison on the Canadian frontier, 
sending Gen. Clay his commission as Brigadier-General (see 
following lot) and advising him as to the route. 

"General Harrison, has recently made a requisition of me 
to order 1,500 men to March with all possible dispatch to join 
the Army 'under his command. Gen. Harrison recommends that 
the troops shall tate the rout by the mouth of Limestone # 
CUlicothe," etc. 

239. SHELBY (ISAAC). D. S., 1 p. small folio, Mch. 16, 
1813, Green Clay's Commissions as Brigadier (ieneral in the 
War' of 1812. With seal. 


240. SHELBY (ISAAC). A. L. S., 2 pp. 4to, Frankfort, 
Mch. 17, 1813, franked with another signature. To Gen. 

Ureen Clay. 

* Ordering Clay to change his route in joining Gen. Harrison 
(see letter of Mch. 16th above). 

"Major Thoman Bodley advises in strong terms to change 
the rout of march by way of Newport. I therefore submit to 
yourself to take what rout you judge proper, as may most ef- 
fectually promote lite advance of the Men to Gen. Harrison's 
head-quarters. ' ' 

241. SHELBY (ISAAC). The Governoe's call foe the 
Kentucky volunteers. Printed Document with autograph 
signature. Address to the Kentucky Militia, from Frankfort, 
July 31, 1813, and calling for re-inforcements for Gen. Har- 
rison. Franked on the leaf of address (to Gen. Green Clay) 
with another signature. 

* Gov. Shelby 'm call led to the force of 4,000 men with 
which he marched to re-enforce Gen. Harrison, arriving in time 
to participate in Perry 's Victory. 

242. SHELBY (ISAAC). A. L. S., 2 pp. 4to, "Camp at 
Mouth Portage River, Sep. 16, 181.-;, ,5 o'clock J'. M." With 
leaf of address to Gen. Green Clay, franked with another 

* "7 am here on the bank of Lake Uric irith near i/lOO fine 
fellows, and ive arc making every effort to cross into Canada, it 
will, however, he sereral days before the whole are embarked 
from here. . . I need not tell you, my dear General, how 
Graiifi/iit/i it will be to ine to hare you along — euid also as many 
of mil Kentuckti friends at your po.'it as possible to Aid in 
the Glcrifius work that is before us. The Commander in Chief 
■IS in high fijiirits cf- makes no doubt of our intire success. God 
bless you, present me most affectionately to your associates in 
arms from Kentucky." 

The ' ' 4,000 fine fellows ' ' were the troops Shelby led in per- 
son at the age of sixty-three to the re-enforcement of Gen. 
Harrison, whom he joined just in time to enable that General 
to profit by the victory of Perry on Lake Erie. 

243. SIEGE OF VICKSBURG. The Fight in the Crater 
of Fort Hill. Folio lithograph. Sketched by A. B. Matthews. 
Printed by Middleton, Strorbridge & Co., Cincinnati, 1863. 

244. SIX NATIONS INDIANS. Manuscript. 2 pp. 4to, 
dated Niagara, 8th Sept., 1783. Reply of the Chiefs and 
Warriors of the Six Nations in consequence of General Schuy- 
ler's speech bearing date 29th July, 1783. As translated by 
the interpreter. With a copy. 

245. SLAVERY. Autograph Doctimeut, 4 pp. folio, en- 
titled "An Act declaring the Freedom of the persons therein 
mentioned. In Senate, Sep. 4, 1785, read . . . and Commited. 
Ordered to be engrossed" (New York). Attached is a clipping 
from Loudon's New York Packet, Jan. 24, 1785, giving the 
A ct for the Abolition of Slavery in Pennsylvania. 

* The above document is probably the original draft of the 
bill introduced in the Senate of New York State for the free- 


dom of slaves. It is possibly in the hand of Josiah Parker, 
with amendments and alterations, the words "Mr. Parker or 
Parks ' ' being written on the last page and Parker being respon- 
sible for the effort to set free the Virginia slaves at this time. 

246. SLIDELL (JOHN— Confederate Statesman). Auto- 
graph Document, 8 pages folio. Addressed to the Convention 
of the State of Louisiana, dated Washington, January 14, 
1861, and signed by John Slidell, Judah P. Benjamin, John 
M. Landrum, and T. G. Davidson. Entirely in the hand- 
writing of John Slidell. 

* Lossing, in his " Civil War in America " (A'ol. 1, pp. 182-3), 
gives long quotations from this document, which he calls "Sli- 
dell 's seditious letter, ' ' using part of the last page, containing 
the signatures, as an illustration. After reviewing the position 
of the South and explaining the impossibility of complete union 
of the states, he ends with this gloomy forecast : ' ' There are 
elements of repulsion iirising from antagonistic pecuniary in- 
terests and discordant feelings which render the long contin- 
uance of a Union among the Free States a material and moral 
impossihiliti/. They will have more to fear from their laborers 
depending on their daily wages for their daily iread than we 
hare from our contented slaves, ivhom it is our duty as our 
privilege to care for in adversity and prosperity, in leant or in 
plenty, in sieliiess or in health." 

247. STEAMSHIP "ATLANTIC." Fine colored litho- 
graph, by Endieott, N. Y. 1851, on cover of music sheet. 4to. 

* The "Atlantic" was one of the ocean greyhounds of the 
famous New York Collins' Line, holding the record to and from 
Liverpool for some years. 

248. STUART (GEN. J. E. B.— Distinguished Confederate 
Cavalry General). A. L. S., 2 pp. 4to, "Hd. Qrs. Cavalry 
Brigade, Centreville, Feby. 18, 1863." 

* Scarce autograph. The famous cavalry leader writes in 
favor of one of his lieutenants, J. S. Cummings, "who has 
served under my command with marked di.<itinctio)i and success 
for the past ten months. When Capt. White resigned, Li. C. 
heing detained at home iy a long and painful attack of fever, 
though the next in rank and entitled to it by service, failed by 
the abominable elective .system to succeed to the Captaincy." 
He concludes by mentioning that he has received some ' ' splen- 
did 12-pound Howitzers." 

249. SUSQUEHANNA COMPANY. Bond signed by David 
Talmadge, of Wilkesbarre, Nov. 13, 1772, to secure a settling 
right on land granted by the Committee of Settlers on the 
Susquehanna river in the township of Wilkesbarre, witnessed 
by Danes Callay and Thomas Cooper. Copy (1775) of deed 
of land, laid out by order of Ma.jor John Durkee on the Sus- 
quehanna river, granted to William Dort in 1772. Similar 
copy of a deed to William Stewart signed by the Committee 
of Settlers (John Durkee, Stephen Fuller, Obadiah Gove, 
Nathan Denison and Seth Morwin), 1774. (3) 

Interesting and scarce relics of the first settlement of the 
Wyoming valley. Col. Durkee was the leader of the Connecticut 
settlers, in the " Pennymite and Yankee war" that lasted until 
the outbreak of the Revolution. 

250. TEXAS. The killing op Philip Nolan. A. L. S. of 
the Marquis de Casa-Cabro to Col. Steel, Governor of "Ameri- 
can Territory" at Natchez (Miss.). 2 pp. folio, New Orleans, 
May 1, 1801. In Spanish. 

" A letter of regret on the untimely death of Philip Nolan, 
who, it is claimed, entered Spanish territory without authority 
and against the express command of the Spanish governor. 
Philip Nolan is one of the most interesting figures connected 
with the early history of Texas, and the author of the first 
description of that State written by an American. It was 
printed at Natchez, it is said, in 1799, though we believe no 
copy i<! now known. He made expeditions into Texas for the 
capture of wild horses, and in one of these was surrounded by 
the Spaniards, and after a heroic defence was killed with his 

251. TEXAS. Stock certificate (holding of "One Labor of 
Land") in the Galveston Bay and Texas Land Company, 
1830. Endorsed to J. P. Lee and signed by G. W. Custis, 
Amos Dean and C. H. Sumner. 

* Interesting early Texas document, being a holding in Aus- 
tin 's colony. Yery rare. 

252. TIEBOUT (J.). Rare engraved broadsheet. A 
folio sheet headed "American Naval Victories. Glorious and 
Brilliant Victory obtained by Commodore 0. H. Perry over 
the British fleet on Lake Erie commanded by Capt. Barclay." 
A view of the Battle of Lake Erie at the top, and on each side 
four views of other naval victories. A contemporary poem 
written in the centre. Worn in the folds. New York: De- 
cember, 1813. 

253. UNITED STATES NAVY. U. S. Monitor "Passaic," 
built by Continental Iron Works, Greenpoint, N. Y. Large 
folio lithograph by Endieott, printed in colors. 

254. VAN RENSSELAER (SOLOMON— General in the 
War of 1812). D. S., 3 pp. folio, Albany, July 15, 1807. Gen- 
eral Orders in preparation for the War of 1812. 

^ An important military document in expectation op the 
WAR WITH England and France. Twelve Thousand, Seven 
Hundred men are ordered to be in readiness to march at a 
moment 's notice in d'vision under Generals Stevens, Van Eens- 
selaer (himself), Ilathorne, Thomas and David Thomas, Ganse- 
voort and Myers. These military preparations were occasioned 
liy "The Chesapeake" going to sea on the morning of June 22, 
1807, Commodore Barron in command, intercepted by the Brit- 
ish Frigate "Leopard," who demanded British Deserters on 
board and took a^^ay American seamen as well, and although the 
matter ivas left open for more than four years, it eventually 
precipitated the war. The Milan Decree of Napoleon was also 
liiomulgated this year, ordering the seizure of American vessels 
bound for Great Britain. 

2 pp. 4to, "Thursday morning," no date (1813). To his 
cousin Gen. Stephen Van Rensselaer, the "eighth Patroon." 

* Accepting the rank of Adt.-General, although the Govern- 


ment does not allow "adequate compensation," and he refuses 
to tax his friends, but trusts to "future events for the enlarge- 
ment of the Salary. ' ' 

"I will thank i/uii to send me hy Bearer your Letter Book. 
Southwicke ix to he at my house Tomorrow evening. You may 
trust to my prudence. Let this remain a profound secret. 
Lovett must not know it, or it will soon he public." This re- 
lates to the examination of the draft of the Militia Law. 

256. VATTEMARE (ALEXANDRE— Founder of system 
■of International Exchanges) . L. S., 1 p. 4to, Boston, May 9, 

* To the Governor of Ohio when trying to establish a sys- 
tematic exchange of duplicates between libraries, of government 
publications, maps, art objects, which met with success here and 
was the means of bringing 300,000 volumes to the libraries 
of this country. 

257. VIRGINIA. ' ' A Roll of the Burgesses at an Assembly 
begun the 24th of September 1696." 1 p. narrow folio, con- 
temporary manuscript, the names of Dudley Diggs (repre- 
-sentative from Warwick Co. ) and Peter Bradley being written 
■on the reverse. 

* Virginia having always been conspicuous in maintaining the 
rights of the Colonies, the above list of 48 members under the more 
kindly ruling of William and Mary, Sir Edmund Andros being 
Governor, is of the greatest interest. Twenty-four counties are 
named, with two representatives from each, and where certain 
names are scored out on account of ' ' Out of ye Countrey ' ' as 
against the name of William Byrd, "sick" or "dead," another 
is inserted. Among the names of the founders of well-known 
families in Virginia are Wm. Randolph, George Mason, Robert 
Carter, and others. 

258. VIRGINIA. Calendar of State Papers. Page proofs 

1 to 32, 4to, unbound, as issued covering from Dec. 6, 1652, 
to Jan. 13, 1692, prepared by Wm. P. Palmer of Richmond. 

* With the accompanying letter from Thos. H. Wynn to B. 
J. Lossing, 2 pp. 4to, Richmond, Va., Aug. 13, 1873. 

Mr. Wynn was the author of the bill to publish this ; he says : 
"You will perceive that the earliest date we have is 165S. In 
1865, when the Capitol was in possession of the Federal Authori- 
ties, some gentleman who was authorised hy Gen. Cowley helped 
himself to those from 1607 to 1652 in company with others re- 
lating to the Sevolutionary War." 

259. VIRGINIA BROADSIDES. Richmond Accounts. 
Debit and credit of the Revenue of the City of Richmond, for 
1783 to 1788, with the printed signature of Adam Craig. 

2 pp. large folio, "Richmond in the Common Hall," July 23, 


* Among interesting items are cash received from "Dennis 
Ryan and others for permission to act at the Theatre," and £5 
paid out "For apprehending a Highwayman." 

A rare specimen of early printing for Richmond, printing hav- 
ing begun in that city only six or seven years before. Williams- 
burg having been the seat of Government, nearly all printing in 
Virginia during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries was 
executed in that place. 


260. VIRGINIA BROADSIDES. Rules and Oeders- 
ADOPTED BY THE Senate. 1 p. folio, Richmond, printed by T. 
Nicholson, n. d. (circa 1800). 

* Contains 35 Rules and Orders to be observed in the form 
of the proceedings of the Virginia Senate, endorsed with a 
manuscript note that certain of the Rules were also adopted 
by the House of Delegates, showing that it belonged to a mem- 
ber of the Senate. Printed liy one of the iirst printers in' 

261. VIRGINIA (SECESSION OF). D. S. on parchment,, 
large folio, signed by John Tyler, R. L. Montague, Wm. Bal- 
lard Preston, S. McD. Moore, J. P. Holcomb, J. C. Bruce, and 
L. E. Harvie, Commission for the State of Virginia, and Alex. 
H. Stephens, tpib Commissioner for the Confederate 
States. Forming a temporary union with the Confederacy, 
Richmond, April 24, 1861, until the same could be ratified by 
both Governments. 

* The Virginia Convention had refused to secede on April 
4th, but on April ]7th, secession was put to the vote of the- 
people, and the day after the execution of this document. Gov. 
Letcher announced Virginia as a member of the Confederacy. The 
document is evidently one of the duplicate originals in 


THE UTMOST HISTORICAL VALUE. The signature of John Tyler 
is interesting, as probably the only case where a former Presi- 
dent of a nation voted to dissolve the same. 

mand at Queenstown Heights, Oct. 13, 1812, when the Ameri- 
can troops surrendered). L. S., 2 pp. 4to, Geneseo, December- 
oO, 1812, to Gen. Stephen Van Rensselaer. 

' Wadsworth was waiting to be exchanged after Queenstown 
Heights, and comments on the bad discipline since Van Rens- 
selaer had resigned his command : 

' ' What damned irnrh Smyth cf Porter have made of it. I 
Irish those irho are disposed to find so miieh fault could Tenow 
the state of the Mihtia since the day you resigned. It has 
been confusion confused. I am not well and I am not without 
ajiprehension that the prevailing epidemic will lay claim to me. 
I Iwpe it will not at least until I am exchanged, if till I see 
Gen.. Smi/th punixhed for his impudence and folly." 

263. WAR OF 1812. Neutrality of the Canadian In- 
dians. Cornplanter's reply, 2 pp. folio, July 17, 1812, to- 
the signed address, 2 pp. folio, of Robt. Hoops, Francis King 
and John Wilson, the American Commission assembled at 
Cornplanter's wigwam on the Alleghany River to receive the 
report of Blue Eyes, Silver Heels, and Snow (Seneca Indians) 
from a mission to the Mohawks, Cayugas, and Onondagas set- 
tled in Canada, in an attempt to keep them neutral. With a 
three-page letter (unsigned but endorsed) from Hoops to 
Major Van Campen, July 22, 1812, describing the meeting, 
and a letter from Hoops written 25 years later sending these- 


documents to Solomon Van Rensselaer, with envelope endorsed 
by B. J. Lossing. 5 pieces. 

* Cornplanter was a famous Seneca Chief, sharing with Eed 
Jacket the responsibility for the counsel and protection of their 
people; he was present at Braddock's defeat at Fort Du 
Quesne (Pittsburg) and also spread destruction over the Valley 
of Wyoming and the New York frontiers during the Kevolution. 
His "Reply" was taken down in writing by Hoops. Valuable- 


264. WAR OF 1812. Orderly Book of Gens. Hall and 
Van Rensselaer. An oblong 4to volume containing copies 
of orders and letters issued between May 11, 1812, and Oct. 
6, 1812, written from Bloomfield, Black Rock, Niagara 
Frontier, Buffalo, etc. Entirely in one handwriting, and 
variously signed ("By order of the Major General)" by 
aides-de-camp Geo. Hosmer, "W. H. Guyler, and Sol. van Rens- 
selaer. At the end are several pages of notes on the customs 
of the Seneca Indians, partly extracts and apparently partly 
original. A few of the earlier leaves are damaged by damp. 

265. WAR OF 1812. Roster of Officers op Col. Pend- 
lay's Regiment. Autograph document, 1 p. folio, containing 
the names of 46 non-commissioned ofScers, August 4, 1812. 

266. WAR OF 1812. Report of the officers and men en- 
gaged in the action of the 5th Inst, with the British and their 
Indian allies opposite Fort Meigs. 3 pp. on 2 sheets of folio 
size. Dated 5th May, 1813. 

267. WAR OF 1812. The U. S. frigate Constitution Com- 
manded by Isaac Hull, Esq. Captured his B. M. frigate 
Guerriere, Capt. Darces, on the 19th of August, 1812. Engrav- 
ing on copper, in colors. 4to. Published by Ch. D. Vecchio, 
136 Broadway (N. Y.). 

268. WAR OF 1812. Folio engraving containing ten views 
of U. S. Naval Victories in the War of 1812, at the top a label 
with Perry's motto, followed by a verse of poetry. Early 


* See also No. 252, Tiebout. 

269. WAR OF 1812. Charges against Capt. Elijah Craig. 
MSS. 1 p. folio ; Camp Meigs, July 5, 1813. Signed by Wil- 
liam McCatton, 2nd Lieut.; Ben Craig, 3rd Lieut. To His 
Excellency Gen'l Green Clay. 

* An interesting bit of history: "Capt. Elijah Craig, the 
officer of said detachment, proposed to Lieut. Bohert Scrogin 
that as soon as it was Darlc that the said Detachment [part of 
Col. JR. M. Johnson's regiment^ should move off to Lower 
SandiisTcy in order to evade moving into the Garrison, etc." 
These were part of the troops sent to the relief of Gen. Har- 
rison while he was besieged in Fort Meigs. 


270. WAR OF 1812. General Obders in regard to spies^ 
Manuscript. 2 pp. folio, Port Meigs, July 14, 1813. 

* " Beport the men so detailed to Wiley Martin, -who is to take 
Command of said Scants or Bangers." 

271. WAR OF 1812. Contemporary pencil drawings of 
five gun and pilot boats, endorsed with a signed manuscript 
note (in ink) by James Jarvis stating that the drawings are 
nearly correct. On one large folio sheet (both sides). 

* "/ do not hclieve better drawings can he obtained of the 
G%m Boats. Jf a Frigate is anchored at the Naval Anchorage 
you iciU have all the Naval force which was here during the 
IV ar of 1812, IS, 14, ^c." 

272. WAR OF 1812. Original Drawing in India Ink of 
the U. S. Ship "Superior" of 64 Guns, Commodore Chaun- 
cey's flag ship, drawn at Sackett's Harbor, July 1819. 9 x 12 


* An unsigned drawing evidently made at the time. Chauneey 
took command of the naval force at Sackett's Harbor on Oct. 
6, 1812, followed by a series of victories which caused the evacua- 
tion of the Niagara frontier. 

273. WASHINGTON (GEORGE). Portrait, bust within 
stone-work oval, beneath ' ' Patriae Pater. ' ' Mezzotint by A. B. 
Walter, after Rembrandt Peale. Large folio. 

* India Proof. 

274. WASHINGTON'S BOOKPLATE. Bookplate of 
George Washington. On the back is written ' ' Given to me by 
Mr. L. W. Washington of Bel Air, Jef. County, Va. (Near 
Haletown). This impression is from Washington's original 
bookplate, which, in Sept. 1860, was in possession of a cousin 
of L. W. Washington, who resided about 10 miles from him. 
Brant Mayer, for Mr. Lossing, Dec. 5, 1864." 

275. WASHINGTON (GEORGE). Washington landing 
at New York, in a boat rowed by the States. Line engraving 
by J. C. McRae. Large folio. One margin damp soiled. 

* Signed presentation proof from the engraver, one of six 
so issued, with an autograph letter to the same effect. 

276. WATSON (SIR BROOK— Officer with Monckton and 
Wolfe in the French and Indian War, afterwards Lord Mayor 
of London). A. L. S., 2 pp. folio, Montreal, Oct. 16, 1775, to 
Benjamin Faneuil, Boston, with signed postscript. 

* Mentions Ethan Allen and the attack on Montreal Sep- 
tember 25th, in which Allen was taken prisoner, the probable 
movements of Gen. Gage and other historical events, and speaks 
of Nova Scotia as a safe residence. 

"The Admiral (Graves) will never suffer the Colonists to 
cross the Bay of Fundy. From the little knowledge I have of 
America and of Military Operations, I do conceive Gen. Gage 
cannot winter at Boston, and that ere this He will have de- 
termined to quit it." The writer was then unaware, of course, 
of Gage 's recall after Bunker Hill and his sailing for England 
on October 10th. "Surely Great Britain cannot be much longer 


(jovern 'J l)y such weak Councils and feeble EfforU, she has 
scarcely got a secure Province in America. As to this, it has 
long been on the brink of falling into the Hands of the most 
despicable Wretches. Had not the Inhabitants of this Town 
gone out to meet Colonel Allen on Monday the S5th ultimo, the 
Town and principal part of the Province would now have been 
in their hands, and that Fellow would probably have been Gov- 
ernor of Montreal." In a postscript he mentions a friend had 
been captured at Ticonderoga on May 10th previous, and asks 
Faneuil to use his influence with Gen. Gage to have him ex- 

Such letters from English sympathizers in the Colonies dar- 
ing the Revolution rarely come on the market. (See AUen 
(Ethan), No. 1.) 

277. WAYNE (GEN. ANTHONY). Autograph Document. 
Nine lines written on a small leaf. Endorsed on the back 
"Mem. of Colo. Wayne for Dr. Johnston." No place or date. 

* The document reads: " Voct. Johnston will wait on Gen- 
Schuyler and let him know that there is no time to be lost in 
sending troops to the Belief of this place — that Boswell's Eegt^ 
will go off the last of this Month — and that the 6th Pennsa. 
Begt. have agreed to stay tvio weeks — which will be twenty- 
Days after their term of Inlistment expires; which was the 
time the Snd and 4th Bemained after theirs expired, before the 
troops arrived to relieve them. ' ' 

Gen. Wayne being designated as Colonel and the mention of 
Gen. Schuyler would fix the date of the document as some time 
in 1776. Wayne and St. Clair attacked the British at Three 
Rivers in May, 1776, were defeated and fell back to Ticon- 
deroga. The document no doubt refers to the necessity of 
sending reinforcements to this Fort. 

278. WILKINSON (GEN. JAMES— Commander in the 
War of 1812 but resigned; author of Memoirs of his Times). 
Two A. L. S., Niagara, Sept., 1813, and Sackett's Harbor, Oct. 
1813. To Solomon van Rensselaer. 

* The first letter is an invitation to Gen. Van Rensselaer to 
join his command; in the second he writes: "In spite of 
disease I have produced order out of chaos (from my bed), 
the troops are at length Begiments and Brigades, and this day 
(Oct. 20) I shall leave this place to try the 'Tug of War.' " 

279. WILKINSON (GEN. JAMES). A. L. S., 1 p. folio, 
Troy, Jan. 16, 1814. To Solomon van Eensselaer. 

* "I return the Epaulets, being determined never to wear an- 
other . well N. Orleans is gone in spite of all my Prayers, 
intreaties and expositions — if any wise ones should doubt the 
fact I pray you to bet $200 for me that the enemy are m pos- 
session of it and also $100 that we do not recover it btit by 
Treaty. ' ' 

280 WILKINSON (GEN. JAMES). A. L. S., Waterford,, 
Jan. 21, 1814, 2 pp. ; and A. L., 2 pp. folio, Plattsburgh, Feb. 
19, 1814. To Solomon van Rensselaer. (2) 

•In the second letter he writes: "When I left you it was 
my intention to have taken Prescott (garrisoned by 250 men) by 
surprize and assault," but that he received orders to burn his 
flotilla, and send men in two other directions— reducing his 
force by 6,000 men. 


281. WILKINSON (GEN. JAMES). Two A. L. S., each 

2 pp. 4to, Plattsburgh, March 13, and April 18, 1814 ; also a 
copy in Gen. Wilkinson's handwriting of a letter of an officer 
referring to his plans of campaign. (3) 

* Both the letters mention that an enquiry is to take place 
into his conduct of the war, but that he has demanded a court- 
martial and intends to make the "/'"' /^?/-" He also refers to 
the "affurr ii1 Cmole." "We learn they (the Britinh) hud 
betirci-n stuiy and seventy men Icilled and ISO or 60 wounded, 
'tis said a Battalion of the 1-Jth Uegt, 4 cos. lost all hut 14 
men in one of the charges indeed the fellows behaved like 
lions' and got within thirty paces of our Battery. My loss was 
1.5 hilled, 128 iconnded, of ivhom 4 only have died and S miss- 
ing." The reference is to the action at La Colle Mill, March 
.SO, 1814, where Wilkinson attacked an inferior force and was 
repulsed. It was Wilkinson 's last action. ITe was relieved 
from command and immediately resigned. 

282. WILKINSON (GEN. JAMES). Two A. L. S., Lake 
George and Saratoga, April 24, and May 19, 1814 ; also A. L., 

3 pp. folio, Washington, Nov. 3, 1814. To Solomon van Eens- 
selaer. (3) 

* All the letters refer to his coming court-martial and com- 
ment freely on that and other topics. He writes that New 
York could be easily taken by a Corps of 20,000 or 30,000 men, 
and condemns the American idea that a great chief requires 
neither experience or knowledge. He asserts that the British 
repulse on the frontier is due to the arrangement.s he had made, 
and refers to Gen. Jacob Brown : ' ' The Bloody Counsels of 
Brown 4'c. is but poor consolation for the loss of much of our 
best blood 4~ thousands of lives — but what a luclcy dog is Jacob 
# how unfortunate Izard. The stupidity of the enemy crowned 
the temerity and folly of the former with glory. . . Izard, 
with a hundredfold more merit than Broirn, is degraded." 

283. WILKINSON (GEN. JAMES). A. L. Unsigned, 
2 pp., Baltimore, Dec. 22, 1814; A. L. Signed with initials, 
2 pp., Washington, May 15, 1815 ; A. L. Signed with initials, 
2 pp. June 13, 1815. (3) 

* The first letter relates to preparations for his trial, and 
the third on the political movements of the time. In the sec- 
ond letter he attacks Gen. .lacob Brown viciously, calls him "a 
poor beast," understands that he hid behind an apple tree in 
battle, etc. 

284. WILKINSON (GEN. JAMES). A. L. S., 4 pp. 4to, 
Phila., Feby. 27, 1816; A. L. Unsigned, 1 p. Phila., March 11. 
1816. (2) 

* The first letter is mainly on the political situation, and the 
candidates for the Presidency: "The federalists are taking up 
Crawford, who is an insolent, dogmatic, overbearing upstart, a 
duellist, a bully, and I have cause to believe a Coward." In the 
second he mentions that "his book" (Memoirs of his Times), 
will be out in July. 


285. WILKINSON (GEN. JAMES). A. L. S., 3 pp. folio, 
Philadelphia, Sept. 8, 1816. To Solomon van Rensselaer. 

* A oonsiderable part of the letter describes the method of 
purchasing an estate (probably in Louisiana), the number of 
slaves re(]uired, suitability of the country for settlement, etc. 
He also writes at some length of his Memoirs, of which two 
volumes were then in the binder's hands, and 300 pages of 
the third printed. The last volume is to be longer than orig- 
inally proposed, and a defence of the military conduct of Gen. 
Schuyler is to be included. The Atlas to the Memoirs, was 
apparently an afterthought, not included in the original sub- 

286. WILKINSON (GEN. JAMES). A. L. S., 3 pp. 4to, 
"Plantation," Dee. 26, 1818. To Solomon van Rensselaer. 

* "Capt. Bliss . . . is engaged on a public work at Mobile 
point icliich I am told is to cost millions, it is the site of a small 
work erected by me and afterwards called Fort Bowyer. This 
spot, and every other I had selected in this country has been 
adopted by Gen. Barnard — thus far following my footsteps, 
the Engineer acquires fame, while I am left in obscurity to 
toil for my daily Bread, yet this stupendous ivorh, without the 
co-operation of heavy floating batteries, cannot prevent vessels 
of war from entering Mobile Bay. The battery of Fort Bow- 
yer sunlc the Hermes sloop-of-war, because her commander came 
to an anchor under its guns. ' ' Mentioning the proposed indemnity 
bill for him, he states that he has sent a memorial, and docu,- 
ment not before exhibited — a facsimile of his note to Burr in 
Col. Burling 's handivriting , and the Colonel's certificate." 

287. WILKINSON (GEN. JAMBS). Two A. L. S., Off 
Cape Henry, Jan. 23, 1817, and Mississippi, Sept. 14, 1819. 


* The first written on his voyage to New Orleans, mentions 
Gen. Schuyler and his operations for the Invasion of Canada; 
the second introduces Mr. Rankin, his lawyer, who defended 
him in the prosecution of ' ' the traitor Adair. ' ' He also men- 
tions that his friends propose to introduce in Congress a bill 
of indemnity on his behalf. 

288. WILKINSON (GEN. JAMES). A. L. S., 5 pp. folio, 
"House, right bank of the Mississippi, 7 leagues below N. 
Orleans," March 20, 1820. To Solomon van Rensselaer. 

* Gen. Wilkinson comments at length on political topics, de- 
scribes Monroe as a Hypocrite, and Tompkins as a lying Hypo- 
crite. Clinton he gives much praise to. He also mentions the 
"Missouri Question'': "/ detest slavery because Education 
has founded the prejudice, but I know it is warranted of God 
and that in the present state of our society it is justified in 
this region by courses moral and 'phisical'; I dislike the 
question, because it may lay the foundation of disunion." He 
mentions the report on the Expedition to the Falls of St. An- 
thony (Pike's Expedition?), and deprecates the proposal to 
fraternize with the Indians — "if these gentlemen were as well 
acquainted with the Indian Character and their modes of war 
as you and I am, they would not have hazarded such fanciful 
speculations." He states communication would be difficult by 
river with the frontier, because of the constantly changing chan- 
nels of the Missouri and Yellowstone. 


289. WILKINSON (GEN. JAMES). Manuscript leaf,, 
possibly from his "Memoirs," accusing President Monroe of 
misuse of public funds. 

* "7 recollect that mystery ^ reserve was the outcry against 
Gen. Washington's administration, hut to mystery ^ reserve,, 
those who hated him and traduced him, Monroe particularly, 
have added the masks of falsehood 4' hypocrisy to conceal or 
ill justify their follies." 

290. [WILKINSON (GEN. JAMBS).] Charles against-. 
Wilkinson in the War of 1812. Copy of a letter, May 23, 
1814, 4 pp. 4to, from John Armstrong, Secretary of War to- 
Gen. Wilkinson, recounting the charges against him for mis- 
conduct in the War of 1812, the last two pages containing 
Wilkinson's Cypher and translation. 

291. WOLCOTT (OLIVERr— Signer, member of the Conti- 
nental Congress, Governor of Connecticut). A. L. S., 3 pp. 
folio, Philadelphia, May 6, 1776. 

* An important historical letter from one of the most 
active patriots in the defense of the country: "the 
Evacuation of Boston iy the British Troops was an important 
Event. I wish they might not he equally trouilesome in 
Canada. Ten Battalions from G. Washington's Army 'are 
going into that Country. I pray God they may he poss'd of 
Quebec iefore the British Troops get there." After discus- 
sing various measures before Congress, he comments on con- 
ditions in Pliiladelphia and New York, and proceeds: "Caro- 
lina has. you perceive, a Modle of Government, the form has 
not iiime here. I understand their Assembly is much incensed, 
etc. The heterogeneous carrying on in the Staiehouse in thiS' 
City u-ill give you an Idea of thi.': Colony, a House of Assembly 
sctiuji and III them.s-elves raising Men, Arming Vessells and, in 
short, laying them.^rlves out large in providing defence against 
Briti.ih Troops — this .':amc Assembly so far approv'd of by the 
Gov'r that he gives his Assent to their Bills except in matters 
of Warr which are not offered him, a Judge of Admiralty con- 
demning the King's fihips: an Executive Court carrying on all 
business in the King's name — N. Yorl; is much the same," etc. 

292. WOLCOTT (OLIVER). A. L. S., 3 pp. 4to, York 
Town, May 17, 1776. 

Noalles Memorial. The Speech of George and his Wise Parlia- 
ment you have seen. They observe that they are much inclined 
to be Angry at the Conduct of France. Duplicates of the 
Trciily irith France have just now been Bro't to Congress. 
No other Material Intelligence is rec'd than what We before 
had. E:fccpt that Dr. Franklin was formally rec'd on the SO 
March as Ambassador to the French Court. That Court has 
likewise nominated an Ambassador to reside here." 

293. WOLCOTT (OLIVER). A. L. S., 3 pp. 4to York 
Town, Jan. 1, 1777. 

* An IMPORTANT HISTORICAL LETTER: " Gongress have em- 
powered Gen'l Washington to raise 16 Battalions in addition tO' 
tho.fe already granted, and .3000 cavalry, also have given the- 
Gen 'I a Power for six months to Conduct at his Discretion the 
Operation.^ of the War. I hope we may obtain further advan- 


iages over the Enemy in the Jerseys. I have only to say that 
We must have an Army, to carry on a War without one is a 
new Piece of Business. Great Complaints are made that the 
Assemlly have appointed great Numbers of Very insuffloient 
Officers and have neglected the most Apparent Merit." He de- 
votes some lines to personal matters, ending with "God forbid 
that this Villainy shall ever induce me to relax my Endeavors to 
serve my Country. ' ' The reference to the Jerseys is interesting^ 
as two days later Washington defeated the British at Prince- 

294. WOLCOTT (OLIVER). A. L. S., 2 pp. folio, Phila- 
delphia, March 22, 1777, franked with another signature on 
leaf of address. 

* A fine historical letter on the situation in the Spring of 
1777, after Washington had forced the British into Brimswiet 
and Amboy and nearly recovered the whole of New Jersey: 
' ' The Miseries which our People, who were so unhappy as to 
be Prisoners at N. York suffered, are such as nothing hut Brit- 
ish Cruelty could have bro't upon them. As to the Power 
given Gen'l Washington, I trust that no Dangerous Conse- 
quences will result from them. The Want of a Regular Army 
is very obvious, had such existed for six Months past We prob- 
ably .should have been able to have crushed the British Power 
in America. As our Posts are again Established to the East- 
ward you have the common Intelligence by that Conveyance. 
Sowe keeps up his Army at Brunswick, he would doubtless be 
very glad to get Possession of this City, but I trust he will 
not risque the attempt." 

295. WOLCOTT (OLIVER). A. L. S., 3 pp. folio, Phila- 
delphia, April 9, 1777. 


OP 1777, when Howe was making ready to leave his winter 
quarters in New York, and nearly all of the British forces were- 
concentrated on Staten Island. Wolcott 's own state, Con- 
necticut, had been invaded by the British under Governor 
Tryon, but of this he seems unaware, although lamenting lack 
of news from home. 

"Howe has ordered his Officers to be at their Stations by to- 
morrow, he is fortifying Brunswick tho he has sent off a Very 
considerable Part of the Troops which he had there to Amboy. 
The Army of the Enemy are principally collected at Staten 
Island. Howe, I imagine, thinks it to be a matter of moment 
to Exert himself before more of our Forces are collected. Many- 
think that his Principal Object is this City. Our Army is en- 
creasing daily, and if the Enemy do not get an advantage Very- 
soon they will probably not get it another time." 

296. WOLCOTT (OLIVER). A. L. S., 1 p. 4to, York 
Town, April 25, 1778, where Congress had been assembled 
since September 30 previous. 


"7 have inclosed some Publick Papers to you upon which T 
shall make no Comment. You will see what the Unanimous 
Opinion of Congress is upon the Event, the Authenticity of 
the Bills and Speech are not to be doubted." Mentions Boger 
Sherman, Oliver Ellsworth and Samuel Huntington. 


297. WOLCOTT (OLIVER). The first rough draft of a 
3-page Autograph letter to Gov. Trumbull. Philadelphia, 
July 9, 1778. 

AiivisiNG THE Governor op the arrival or D'Estaing 
AND THE French fleet. The RATiricATioN or the Articles 
tant news. 

"' H'c hare notr Ihi- Pleasure to inform you that the Articles 
of Coiifcilcrcrlion are ratified iy nine Steiies, to-wit, the four 
JS'ew KiiiiJand Stales, New Yorl:, I'lii nsylvania, Virginia, North 
ij'- i<0(itli Carolina, and the Iiii/ross'd eopy with a proper form 
of rulifieation is signed by the Detei/ates of said States ex- 
cept those of North Carolina, which ivere not present. The 
remainine/ four States are called upon to impower their Bele- 
gai(S to ratify, Cieoriiia it is supposed will not hesitate, Mary- 
land, Delaware 4' New Jersey had their objections, but it is 
hoped and ejiiected they will not prevail to prevent their unit- 
ing with, the Confederated States. We are to-day advised by 
Mr. Blair McClanighan, a gentleman of Character just re- 
turned here from Maryland, that the Fleet under the Count 
D'Estaiiig arrived off Maryland two or three days ago 4' pi'O- 
ceaeled directly for Scendy Hoolc. This information he hud 
from a lientleman n-ho lil:eivisc informed him that the Admiral 
told liim tliat IVar was declared against England at Paris the 
19th of May, and that the fleet was destin'd to .<ilmt up Gen'l 
Clinton in Philadelphia, but will now attempt to pound him in 
New York. " 

298. WOLCOTT (OLIVER). A. L. S., 6 pp. 4to, Phila- 
<Ielphia, December 27, 1780. 

* An earnest and logical statement of the difficulties 
presented by the finances op the country at the close of 
THE Eevolution. After ennimenting on Great Britain's con- 
tinuance of tlie war wliich was "opposed either openly or 
secretly by every Nation, in Europe," Wolcott takes up the 
question of demand and supply. 

''Money is not the Wculih of a Country, if it was We 
.should be poor indeed. For these old Bills which give us so 
much Trouble do not exceed in value half a Million Sterling. 
Shall we hare all our Affairs imbarrassed by the existence of 
this stuff. I thinl that these old Bills ought to be cancelled 
u-ilhin a limited time. Were the provisions carryed to Gen'l 
Washington 's Army which are weekly brought to this Marlcet 
they would be fully and regularly supplied. Look into the 
stores in Philadelphia and Bo.ston. This City is I believe as 
full of goods of all Kinds as before the War. I believe that 
Bo.iton is probably much fuller. What then is the difficulty 
— and yet the Publwl <'(rnnot buy anything because they can pay 
for Nothing," etc. 

299. WOOL (GEX. JOHX ELLIS). A. L. S., 5 pp. 8vo, 
1''..rt Monroe, .Alay 2.3, 1862. To Benson J. Lossing. 

* An extremely interesting narrative of the taking of Nor- 
folk, written by the commander of the Union forces less than 
two weeks after the event. "The troops were landed early in 
the morning (Saturday) and I put them on the march for Nor- 
folk. Thi'y tool- the .short route by the new bridge, when the 
head met a battery of four guns, ivhich were opened upon the 
troops. . , I took possession of the City, Portsmouth Navy 
Yard, Grinicy T.slaiid and Sewell's Point; previous to which 
the Merrimac bleu- up. This released both army and navy," etc. 


300. WOOLSEY (MELANCHTON— Revolutionary Gen- 
eral) . A. L. y., 4 pp. folio. Plattsburgh, August 19tli & 20th, 


A long and interesting letter describing the life of a pio- 
neer in what was then the wilds of npper New York, to his 
friend "on the ferdant hunks of the Hudson." 

301. AVORDEN (ADMIRAL JOHN L.— Commander of 
the "^loiiitor"). Alanuseript account of the delivery of the 
orders from the Secretary of the Navy by which Fort Pickens 
was saved for the Union, and of his subsequent capture and 
imprisonment. 3 pp. folio. On the reverse of the last page 
ilr. Lossing has written ' ' Statement of Capt. Jolm Worden 
handed to me this day (July 24, 186.5) and signed at my re- 
quest." The manuscript is entirely in the handwriting of 
Admiral AYorden. A. L. S. of B. J. Lossing. 2 pieces. 

"That night Fort Picl-eiis teas reenforeed by the squadron 
and Gen. Brniiii's well matured plans for escalading it, on that 
sa)nc nijjht, were frii«traied." 

302. YALE UNIVERSITY. Contemporary copy of the pro- 
ceedings of the President and Fellows of Yale College, Apr. 
K), 1746, founding the Livingstonian Professorship of Divin- 
ity. 2 pp. folio, certified l)y Noah Wells, Deputy Register. 


No. 995 



Benson 3» i^ossing 




contbmpoearr mss. narkativks of thb battles op the wildeknkss, 
Belmont, and the Nueces ; Gen. B. S. Swell's account of the 
Siege of Vicksburg ; Gen. Doueleday on his firing the first 
GUN AT Fort Sumtbr ; Gen. Dix on his famous " Shoot him on 


Secret History op the attempt to relieve Fort Sumter ; 
Impressions of the Great Seal op the Confederacy given by 
Gen. Pickett ; Letters op Distinguished Federal and Con- 
federate Soldiers ; Letters and Documents relating to the 
War of 1812 and the Revolution ; A Series op Letters of Gen. 
James Wilkinson relating to his prosecution in connection 
WITH Burr's Conspiracy, and many Old Documents relating to 
THE State op New York. 



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FIRST sessio:n^ 

Tuesday Afternoon, April 8, 1913, at 2:30 o'clock 

1- ALBANY, N. Y. Release of Estate from Catryntie 
-'^^ Bries, Hendrik Bries, &c. , to Gysbert Rosebloom. 
D. S., with ten signatures and seals of Hendrik Bries, Cor- 
nelius Vandyck, &c. 2 pp. folio, April, 1725. 

2. ALBANY, N. Y. Manuscript survey of Lands con- 
veyed by the Proprietors to the Corporation of the City of 
Albany. Folio (broken in the folds). 

* Among the proprietors were Robert Livingston, Ten Broeok, 
Bayard, Bleecker, Schuyler, etc. 

3. ALBANY, N. Y. Examinations of Bet and Deane, 
two female Negro slaves, who had set fire to the stable of 
Leonard Gansvoort, in State Street (Albany), at the insti- 
gation of white men. Two documents, 9 pages, folio, Nov., 
1793, signed by the slaves (by marks) and by Abraham Ten 
Eyck, Jeremiah Lansingh, and Dirck Ten Broeck, Alder- 
men. (2 pieces.) 

4. AMERICAN REVOLUTION. Contemporary Manu- 
script Poem, 61 verses on 10 8vo pages on the American 

" Come, I will lead you to Lexonia's field 
Which saw the first vein cut, the first blood spill." 

The manuscript is unsigned, although the hand resembles 
that of Robert Comfort Sands, who died young in 1832. 

5. AMERICAN REVOLUTION. 2 D. S. by James Scot, 
ScotchmaD and Prisoner. 12mo and 4to, Princeton, Apl. 8, 

* Scot was taken in 1776 by the Ship " Defence " and earned 
to Baltimore. The pass given him by George Cook enabling 
him to go to Philadelphia is attached. He applied to Congress 
for leave to go to New York to be exchanged and not waiting 
for reply set off without it. He was captured at Princeton, 
and a list of articles supposed to have been stolen found in his 
possession is given at the foot of the document. 

6. AMERICAN REVOLUTION. Supplies for the Conti- 
nental Troops at West Point, received from Gen. Ph. 
Schuyler. " Received, Newburrg Landing, 15th June 1781 
from Phillip Schuyler Esq'r by the hands of Jacob Cuyler, 
Esq. 170 Barrels of Flour for the use of the Continental 
Army at West Poirif 1 p. 12mo, signed by James Buck- 
master and John R. Stafford. 

7. ARMISTEAD (COL. WALTER K.— Chief Military 
Engineer on the Niagara Frontier). A. L. S., 1 p. 4to, Fort 
Nelson, April 26, 1813. 

* Written while in charge of the Niagara Frontier, sending 
plans for gun carriages: " I have given Oen'l Taylor the plans 
necessary for the woodwork and Iron, shoidd you not loant to 
employ th,e Bearer the drafts will he useful." 

8. ASTOR (JOHN JACOB— Founder of that family iu 
America). L. S., 2 pp. 4to, New York, June 14, 1810. To 
Henry Livingston, Poughkeepsie. 

* In regard to the estate formerly belonging to Mrs. Morris, 
the wife of Roger Morris, in the County of Dutchess. ' ' She 
was attainted, but had only a life estate; at her decease my title 
becomes absolutely perfect . . . ." Mrs. Morris was the sister 
of Frederick Philipse, last lord of Philipse Manor. 

9. ASTOR (JOHN JACOB). Supreme Court of the United 
States of America. James Carver, plaintiff, vs. James Jack- 
son, on the demise of John Jacob Astor, Cadwallader D. 
Colden, Maria Morris, and others. Some manuscript cor- 
rections. Printed pamphlet. 8vo, paper covers, Albany, 
1829. In Senate, March 29, 1830. Message from the Act- 
ing Governor relative to the trial of one of the causes on the 
Astor claims. 8vo, sheets [Wash. 1830]. (2 pieces.) 

10. T3AILEY (THEODORUS— Member from N. Y. of 
-'-' the First Congress). Twelve A. D. S. and D. S., 

1788-1804. (12 pieces.) 

* All signed as loan officer, often with the signature of other 
loan officers. Smith Thompson, Jacobus Swartwout, James 
Tallmadge and others. 

11. BANYAR (GOLDSBROW— Deputy Sect'y of the 
Province of New York, and one of the founders of the New 
York Society Library). D. S., 2 pp. folio, Jan. 28, 1767. 

* Copy of a Petition from Abraham Lott, Richard Yates, 
Isaac Lefferts, Richard Mercer, Harry Remsen, and others to 
occupy lands between Claverack Patent and Livingston Manor, 
attested by Banyar. 


12. BANYAR (GOLDSBROW). D. S., 1768, 1 p. folio, 
witnessing a eopj- of an Act of the Assembly of Nov. 2, 
1685, ratifying the land grants of 1664, and the act for 
collecting Quit Rents. 

13. BANYAR (GOLDSBROW). Contemporary copy of 
a petition, 9 pp. folio, Kinderhook, Dec. 23, 1769, of sixty- 
six of the Freeholders and Inhabitants of Kinderhook to 
the Colonial Assembly in Defense of their titles to their 
lands. Initialled on the last page " Ex'd G. B." (Golds- 
brow Banyar ) 

* The land was situated between Claverack and Van Rensse- 
laerwyck, on the East side of the Hudson River, and had been 
settled upon and iniproyed by the sixty-six citizens whose names 
are given, among whom were John Pruyn, and various mem- 
bers of the Van Alen, Van Beuren, Vanderpoel, Gardenier, 
Vosburgh, Goes, Van Sohaaok, Van Alstyn and other families. 

14. BARBER (JOHN W.— Historian). A. L. S., 1 p. 
4to, New Haven, Jan. 13, 1869. 

*To B, J. Lossing, on Alex. Anderson, the engraver, his life 
and works. Mentions his " Historical Collections of New Jer- 
sey " for which Dr. Anderson engraved the cuts ; also mentions 
the enlarged edition of his " New Haven." 

15. BARBOUR (JAMES— Virginia Statesman and Gov- 
ernor). A. L S., 1 p. 4to, Barboursville, Jan , 1830. To 
Smith Thompson. 

* " After leaving you in New York ... I endeavored to as- 
certain the state of public feeling on the interesting subject 
which I mentioned to you — and particularly in Richmond . 

I would have been more explicit — but suspicions are afloat as to 
the inviolability of correspondence by the mail," 

16. BARNARD (F. A. P.— President Columbia College, 
N. Y.). A. L. S., 1 p. 8vo; Columbia College, Dec, 1882. 
To B. J. Lossing in regard to a biographical sketch of him- 
self he is sending; also, the document mentioned, on 36 
folio typewritten pages. 2 items. 

17. BATTLE OF BELMONT, MO. Nov. 7. 1861. A.L.S., 
4 pp. 4to, closely written, from Col. R. M. Russell to Gen. 
Pillow, "'Hqts. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Columbus, Ky., 
Nov. 9, 1861," in which he describes the battle under Gen. 

18. BATTLE OF THE NUECES, 1862. Manuscript, 
4 pages quarto, endorsed by Mr. Lossing as by the "Hon. 

D. Cleveland." 

* The Battle of the Nueces was fought m August, 18lj2, m 
Texas close to the Rio Grande. A small party of German set- 
tlers vvere retiring to the border with the intention of crossing 
into Mexico when they were attacked by the Confederates and 
many killed, the survivors escaping across the boundary. 

1864:' "Memorandum. Battle of the Wilderness, May 5 
& 6, 1864," manuscript, 6 pp. folio, in the hand of Gen. 



Harrison Lambdin on the staff of Gen. Rice; Gen. 
Lambdin's copy of a letter from L. Cutter to Gen. Hoff- 
mann; and A. L. S., 4 pp. 8vo, Phila , Apl. 4, 1866, from 
Gen. Lambdin to Mr. Lossing. With map of the battle in 
pencil and colored chalk. (4 pieces.) 

* Gen. Lambdin asserts that the credit of the expulsion of the 
Enemy from the Federal Works on the Brock Road on the 
afternoon of May 6th, should be given to Col. HoflEmann. 
Gen. Lambdin carried the order to Hoffmann and accompanied 
the troops. 

OTHERS. D. S., 3 pp. folio, May 11, 1736. Quit Claim 


* Signed with seals by Gilbert Livingston the elder, Henry 
Beekman and Albert Pawling; also by Abraham Lodge and 
Bartholomew Crannell as witnesses. Relates to property left 
by Henry Beekman, Sr. 

21. BENJAMIN (JUDAH P.— Confederate Statesman). 
A. L. S., 2 pp. 12mo, Washington, Febr'y 3, 1857. To 
Benson J. Lossing, complimenting him on his " Family His- 
tory of U. S."; with envelope franked, as U. S. Senator. 

22. BLOODGOOD (FRANCIS) Indenture between 
Francis Bloodgood and Smith Thompson for land in 
Albany, Sept., 1805; signed by Francis and Eliza Blood- 
good, John McKesson, Ambrose Spencer, and George 

23. BLOODGOOD (FRANCIS). Two A. L. S., 4 pp. 
4to, Albany, Jan. and Feb., 1819. To Smith Thompson. 
On financial and other matters. 2 pieces. 

24. BOS WELL (COL. WM. E.— In command of a Regi- 
ment at Ft. Meigs, etc.). A. L S., 1 p. 4to, Harrison City, 
Mch. 25, 1813. To Gen. Green Clay. 

* In preparation for the defense of the first attack on Fort 
Meigs. " / this moment rec'd your letter countermanding your 
former Order. I hare or intend to direct the troo2:>s convenient 
to Cynthorne to rendez-vous there — those in Mason City torendez- 
vous at Newport." 

25. [BOUCHER (JONATHAN). J The American Times. 
A Satire. In three parts, in which are delineated the Char- 
acters of the Leaders of the American Rebellion (part of 
pages 1-3 missing). Manuscript copy of 30 pages, folio, 
signed on last page "Miss Berrien." Not dated. [The 
missing part was sold in Lossing sale, Jan. 5-6, No. 1762.] 

26. BROADSIDE. An Act Authorising a detachment 
from the militia of the United States. Printed signatures 
of Thomas Jefferson, Nathl. Macon, Speaker of House, 
and S. Smith, Prest of Senate, Pro tempore. 1 p. folio. 
April 18, 1806. 


27. BROTHERTUN (ELI). Probate of the Will of Eli 
Brothertuu, signed by Gilbert Livingston; also the 
original will, signed by Eli Brothertun, and by Benjamin 
Tones, John Wilson, witnesses. Folio, April 1790. (•.') 

28. BROWN (CAPT. J. N., of Mississippi). A. L. S., 
2 pp. 4to, Louisville Hotel, May 3, 1861. To Gov. Harris, 
Nashville, Tenn. 

* At the outbreak of the war Brown was second in command 
of the U. S, Frigate " Niagara" and was arrested for treason on 
which he left the service. His feelings were much embittered. 
"... Everywhere in Vermont, Mass. and Western N. Yk. the 
most intense feeling seemed to prevail — all ranks and classes, 
even to boys and women, appeared intensely hostile to the 
South — disguising their Hellish Iniquity under the name of lore 
for that Union towards which they have ever been in a state of 
chronic hostility. . " 

29. BRUCE (DR. ARCHIBALD— American Physician 
and Mineralogist; one of the original members of the N. Y. 
Historical Society). A. L. S., 2 pp. 4to, to Stephen Van Rens- 
selaer relative to " coalj^ matter " he found in a sample of 
black earth sent him for analysis. New York, July 9, 1812. 

30. [BURR (AARON).] A. N. S. of Lather Martin, who 
was counsel for Aaron Burr and defended him in his Trial. 
1 p. 12mo, Jan. 22, 1812, to Commodore Barney asking for 
a loan. 

31. BUTLER (BENJAMIN F.— Eminent Lawyer). 3 
autograph letters and a bill, all addressed to Smith Thomp- 
son. Dated Jan., April, June, and Oct., 1823. 4. pieces. 

* On real estate in Albany, and financial matters. 

32. BUTLER (ZEBULON— Revolutionary Soldier). Certi- 
ficate of Settling Right; signed by Ezekiel Peirce, Stephen 
Fuller, and Obadiah Gore, Jr. 1 p. 12mo, dated Wilkes 
Barre, 2d December, 1772. 

33. p(ADWALADER (THOMAS— Lawyer and Soldier). 
^ A. L. S., 2 pp. 4to. Phila., June, 1824. To 

Smith Thompson, also a draft of Judge Thompson's reply. 

34. CESNOLA (L. P. DI). A. L. S., 2 pp. 8vo, Sept. 1883. 
Addressed from the Metropolitan Museum of Art to B. J. 
Lossing. In regard to a biographical sketch. Card with 
note in his autograph. Letter by Wm. H. Goodyear, 
Curator of Metropolitan Museum. Letter from B. J. Loss- 
ing to Cesnola. (4 pieces.) 

35. CHATTANOOGA. Map of Chattanooga and Vic- 
inity. (14+ ins. X 12 ins.) Lithographed by Charles Sho- 
ber, Chicago. Seld for the Benefit of the National Cemetery. 
Folded, with small tear on one margin. 

* The positions of both armies at the commencement of the 
Battle of Chattanooga have been marked in by pencil and 
colored cmyon. This map, with a few alterations, was used by 
Mr. Lossing in his work on the Civil War. 

36. CHEROKEE INDIANS. Opinion of Smith Thomp- 
son on The Clierokee Nation of Indians vs. the State of 
Georgia. About 50 pp. written on both sides of the paper 
in Judge Thompson's autograph. Folio. Circa 1830. 

37. CIVIL WAR. The United States Enrollment Laws, 
for calling out the National Forces. Approved March 3, 
18G4, and as amended Feb. 20, 1834. Official and complete. 
Printed pamphlet. 32mo, paper. New York, 1864 

38. CIVIL WAR. Miscellaneous Newspaper Clippings, 
&e. About 40 pieces. 1862-66 

* Includes, — "The Prohibited Song" by Whittier after 
Luther's "Kin Feste Burg, &c," wliioh, according to the 
Southern journal which printed it. General McClellan forbade 
tlie Hutchinson Family to sing within the Northern lines as ' ' he 
considered the poem Incendiary. " An original poem by 
William Ross Wallace entitled, — "The American-Union Steel- 
Ciad Battle-Ship"; Copy of The Era, New Orleans, . I une 13, 1864, 
with the " latest official news of Grant and Sherman," an 
amusing account of General Butler's practice with a Gatling 
gun, then just becoming a "finished invention, &c." Report 
to the N. Y. Tribune. July 38, 1866, of the "investigation of 
the charge of complicity in the Lincoln assassination against 
Jeff. Davis," &c., &c. 

39. CIVIL WAR. Commission Blanks for vessels, 
issued by the Confederate States (2) with envelope ; Blanks 
issued bj' the Bureau of Military Statistics of N. Y. State 
(2); A. L. S., of L. L. Doty, and of E. A. Rollins of 
Treasury Dept. ; Receipt for medicines issued to Surgeon 
W. H. Geddings, Richmond, Va., July, 1862. Signed; 
A. L. S., of Edmund M. Ivens, New Orleans, in regard to 
selling brass guns to the Confederacy, signed also by Miles 
Merri wether; Receipt to C. S. Engineer Dept. for advertis- 
ing. Together 9 pieces. 

40. CIVIL WAR. I-IiSTORY Set Right. Attack on 
New Orleans and its defences by the Fleet under Admiral 
Farragut, April 24, 1862. Correspondence between Admirals 
Farragut and Bailey. Printed pamphlet. 12mo, paper. 

N. Y. 1869 
* Presentation copy, with inscription in handwriting of 
Admiral Bailey. 

41. CIVIL WAR CARICATURE. "The Purifying 
Process." (5 ins. x 4 ins.) Printed on both sides of sheet. 
8vo. Above the cut is,—" A Free Pass, Entitling the holder 
to the tender mercies of the Constitutional Purifying 
Association, Wlio will guarantee to cleanse every particle 
of Copperheadiavi from our nature— so you will be able to 
Vote for an honest man without prejudice. Meeting Hours 
from 7 to 11 p. m. every day. Faithful Oificers always in 
attendance." ^ p q (J. 

42. CIVIL WAR ENVELOPES. A collection of Union 
envelopes with cartoons, most of them in colors. The in- 
scriptions and pictures are iu most cases rather broad in 
their humor; one of them contains a complete speech by 
Artemus Ward. (42 pieces.) 

* Fine condition and containing few duplicates. 

43. CIVIL WAR MAP, showing the defences of Washing- 
ton, including Alexandria, Arlington Heights, Georgetown, 
etc. Pen-and-ink sketch, probably made by Mr. Lossiug 
at the time, and used in his "Civil War in America." 
(Vol. 1, p. 484.) On a large folded sheet of tracing paper. 
Dated May 31, 1861. In the corner is a sketch of the battle 
of Big Bethel. 

44. CIVIL WAR NEWSPAPER. "The Old Soldier's 
Advocate." Col. Gleason F. Lewis, Editor and Proprietor. 
Cleveland, O., July, 1861. 

* Under the caption, — " The Heroes of the Battle," — isprinted 
a list of the generals and field and line ofi&cei's commanding the 
various divisions, brigades, &c., who participated in the battle 
of Bull Run, July 21, 1861. 

45. CIVIL WAR SONGS. The Famous Retreat of the 
Southern Rebels, by Prof. Shortf ellow ; Phj'sic for Traitors ; 
Ballad of the Great Fight between the Union Eagle and the 
old Rooster Jeff Davis; McClellan's Battle and Victory, by 
A. Anderson; Home Squad, Company A. Supplies (Satire). 
(5 pieces.) 

46. CLAY (GENERAL GREEN). Letters testifying to 
the fair and generous treatment by Gen. Green Clay of the 
settlers in the Green River section and to his personal 
character, signed by John Raj% James Barnett, Hector P. 
Lewis, Wm. Morrison, Thomas Kennedy, John Porter, John 
Mercer, S. Caldwell, Jesse Ford, David Walker, and others. 
Dated May-July, 1808. (14 pieces.) 

47. CLINTON (GEORGE). D. S., 3 pp. folio. New York, 
Mch. 1, 1786. The document partly in the hand and signed 
by his brother Alex. Clinton, and also by Gilbert Livingston. 

* Gilbert Livington's Certificate as Master in Chancery in set- 
tlement of a land dispute, with the signatures of the same, 
Henry Livingston, Jr., Myndert Van Kleeck and John Davis. 

48. CLINTON (GEORGE— Colonial Governor of New 
York). Vellum D. S. 1 p. small folio, Dec. 24, 1797, with 
large seal of the State in fine condition. 

* The appointment of Nathaniel Lawrence as Attorney-Gen- 
eral. With the affidavits of Lewis A. Soott and Robert Harpur. 

49. CLINTON (GEORGE). Signature mounted on a slip 
torn from the top of a pamphlet containing evidence in the 
Burr-Blennerhassett affair, and with W. Stephens' note 
stating it was a gift from Gov. Clinton. 

50. [CLINTON (GEORGE). J General Orders, New York, 
April 29, 1812 (printed) on the death of George Clinton, 
with the autograph signature of Wm. Paulding, Adjt. -Gen- 
eral, and directed by him to Gen. Stephen Van Rensselaer. 

51. CLINTON, N. Y. Field-book of Henry Livingston, 
written while he was surveying the property of Maria Jane 
Ann Whiley, in the town of Clinton, about 50 pages, 16mo, 
dated Oct. 12, 1808. A large folded sheet with description 
and map of the above land ; another drawing of the same, 
dated 1811, and 5 other pieces, all in the handwriting of 
Henry Livingston, and relating to survej^s made on the 
above mentioned land or near-by estates. (8 pieces.) 

52. COBB (HOWELL— Governor of Georgia, and Confed- 
erate General). D. S., 1 p. folio. Milledgeville, Ga., May 
31, 1853. Also, signatures of N. C. Barrett, Sec'y State; 
and W. W. Paine, Sec'y Exect. Dept. 

53. COBB (HOWELL— Governor of Georgia 1851-3, and 
Confederate General). A. L. S., 1 p. 4to, bearing testimony 
to the character of Captain John S. Rj^an of the Commis- 
sary Department. Quincy, March 19, 1863. 

54. COCHRAN (JAMES— friend of Franklin, said to 
have made the first cut nails in America). Four A. L. S., 
to Stephen Van Rensselaer, Palatine 1794 to 1807. (4 pieces. ) 

* Long and gossipy letters on politics, the qualities of the 
various candidates and other matters in the Palatine. 

55. COMBS (LESLIE— Gen. in War of 1812). A. L. S., 
6 pp. folio; Lexington, Kentucky, April 16, 1860. To Ben- 
son J. Lossing. 

* A remarkable letter, in answer to one from Mr. Lossing, in 
which is given a view of the political situation at- this most 
interesting period, from the standpoint of a Southerner. "... 
But once emancipate the slaves, as the Northern politicians 
propose to do— (I do not speak of the Abolitionists — for 
many of them are sincere and honest), and then the irrepressi- 
ble conflict will commence . . . and the whole land will become 
a battle-field, full of blood and carnage, &c. &o." 

pression in bronze. " The Confederate States of America. 
22 February 1862. Deo Vindice." Diameter 3i inches. In 
Morocco case. This and the following seal were sent to Mr. 
Lossing by Gen. G. J. Pickett, leader of the famous charge 
at the Battle of Gettysburg. 

57. CONFEDERATE SEAL. Impression in silver plate. 
In morocco case. 

58. CONFEDERATE SEAL. A. L. S., 1 p. 8vo, with 
envelope of George Davis, Attorney-General of The Con- 


federacj^ Wilmington (Del.), March 26, 1866. To Mr. 


Relating to these seals ; " The seal was executed in Eng- 
land.^ I n duplicate. One of then was sent over and loas received 
HI Richmond in the last days before the evacuation. But the 
machtnenj for impressing it never arrived; and the seal u-as 
never used. This is my best recollection, etc." 

59. CONFEDERACY (THE). Southern Express Com- 
pany's Money Receipt for $^700. 00 received from Hon. 
W. T. Dortch, Richmond, Feb. 15, 1866, for Mrs. M. D. 
Gray, Rocliy Mount, N. C. ; also, List of Names of the Com- 
mittees of the Confederate Congress on Naval Affairs, 
Indian Affairs, Finance, &c., &c. 2 pieces. Small 4to, 
and folio. 

60. CONFEDERACY (THE). A. L. S. of Lieut. Haskell, 
Texas, July 1861, official; A. L. S. of F. J. Smith, In 
Camp, Mobile, Ala.. Dec. 1864, on the construction of can- 
non; A. L. S. of G. B. Harper, cavalry officer, Mobile, 
Ala., Dec. 1864, "■ I have been wounded by sabre cuts."' etc.; 
A. L. S. of A. H. Handy, Canton, Miss., 1864, to Hon. A. 
G. Brown on politics; A. L. S. of C. H. Barksdale, Rich- 
mond, 1863. " Jj! tvill cost you from twenty-ttvo to twenty- 
five hundred dollars for a substitute."' (5) 

61. CONFEDERACY (THE). Special Order No. 27, 
Head Quarters 27th Reg. T. V., Columbus, Ky., Nov. 27, 
1861, 2 pp. folio; A. L. S., from Mayor of Memphis, to 
Gen'l Pillow, relative to application for a sutler at Ran- 
dolph, Memphis, June 20, 1861, 1 p. 12mo; Two Dispatches 
to Gen'l Pillow from L. G. De Russy, aide-de-camp, con- 
cerning Gen'l Hardee, &c., Fort Pillow, Aug. 17, 1861, 
1 and 2 pp. 4to; A. L. S., 1 p. 4to, to Capt. E. B. Beauch, 
Petersburg, Va. , from Major I. H. Claiborne, relative to 
shipment of 500 bbls. Flour, Richmond, Jan. 27, 1862; 
Copy of letter from Gen'l McLaws to Gen'l S. Cooper, 
Richmond, recommending Col. John C. Fiser for promotion 
to Brig. -Gen'l, 2 pp. folio. Dated Hd. Qs., Savannah, Oct. 
19, 1864. (6 pieces.) 

62. CONFEDERACY (THE). A. L. S., 1 p. folio, with 
slip attached, from C. H. Stevens, the inventor of a battery 
of same name, Charleston, Nov. 4, 1861; Telegram to Gov. 
Letcher from C. T. Crittenden, relative to the Culpepper 
Minute Men, Richmond, March 15, 1862; Signature of Geo. 
W. Randolph, Sec'y War under Jeff. Davis; A. L. S., 2 pp. 
folio, with envelope, to A. G. Brown (with his signature and 
3 lines autograph), from Miss O. A. Valentine, Griffin, Dec. 
9, 1863; A. L. S., 3 pp folio, from Col. Melancthon Smith, 
to A. G. Brown, Dalton, May 5, 1864; 5 lines and signature 
of [T. H.] Watts, Att'y-Gen'l under Davi and Govn'rs 
of Alabama. Together 6 pieces. 


63. CONFEDERACY (THE). Bill for Medical Attend- 
ance to Col. Douglas by Dr. Stubbleiield, June 1861 (with 
several signatures), 1 p. folio; D. S., 1 p. folio, for money 
due Coufederate States [by Lewis Cruger], Comptroller, 
July 6, 1864; Resignation of J. E. Bailey, with his signa- 
ture and that of another, Nashville, Dec. 2, 1861; Signature 
and 6 lines [of E. Barkdale, Jr.], Dec. 12, 1863; A. L. S., 
1 p. small folio, Major I. H. Claiborne, relative to shipment 
of sugar, &e., Richmond, April 23, 1862; A. L. S., 1 p. 
small folio, to Gov. Letcher from Adj.-Gen'l Richardson, 
Feb. 24, 1802. Together 6 pieces. 

64. CONFEDERATE BONDS. (1) Loan of $50.00 Rich- 
mond, Oct. 21, 1862, No. 526, signed by Ro. Tyler, and 
with 36 coupons signed by W. N Teller; (2) Loan of 
$500.00, Richmond, March 2, 1863, No. 3792, signed byRo. 
Tyler, and with 11 coupons signed by E. S. Read. 2 pieces. 

65. CONFEDERATE BONDS. Bond Coupons, about 
one hundred, with various signatures. 1861-3 

ger (C. G), A. L. S., 1 p. Jan. 1863, To Hon. R. M. T. 
Hunter, Pres't of Senate, signed as Sect'y of Treasury; 
Mallory (Stephen R.), L. S., 1 p. 4to, Sept. 1862, To Hon. 
Geo. W. Munford, Signed as Sect'y of Navy; Seddon (James 
A ), L. S, 1 p. 4to, Jan'y 1863, To John Sample; another, 
dated May, 1864, To Hon. James M. Baker. Both signed 
as Sect'y of War. (4 pieces.) 

lection of 12 Confederate Certificates, some of which have 
been issued, and others blank. Dated 1861 to 1864. They 
contain cuts of Davis, Benjamin, the " Merrimac," etc. ; 
and were printed in Richmond and Columbia, S. C. (12 

partment at Jackson Hospital, from the first of Oct., 1864, 
to Dec. 31, 1864. 8 large folded sheets containing the 
names, salaries, etc., filled in with ink, signed by F. W. 
Hancock, Surgeon in charge, and by those who received the 

69. CONFEDERATE ORDERS, Etc. Letter dated from 
War Dept., Richmond, Apl. 20, 1863, signed by R. G. H. 
Kean; Notice of Remittance, Richmond, Apl. 25, 1862, 
signed by Quarter Master Gen'l; A. L. S., 1 p. 4to, Charles- 
ton, March, 1859, by Brig. -Gen. Thomas F. Draj'ton; A.L.S. 
of A. V. B