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Strategy for Defeat: Vietnam in Retrospect.: Grant, Ulysses S.

Grant, Ulysses S. Grant

Published by Presidio Press, San Rafael, CA (1979)

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Item Description: Presidio Press, San Rafael, CA, 1979. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good-. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. First Edition. Second Printing. Sml 8vo in black cloth spn and grey boards. Warmly inscribed, and signed by the author on the frnt fly. Illtd with maps, charts, and b/w photographs. Browned spots to back pnl; and slt wear to extremities; else int. clean, and binding tight; overall VG-/G in clear dust jacket cvr. Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 5111

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GRANT, Ulysses S.).

Published by N.p. [1980], N.p. (1980)

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Item Description: N.p. [1980], N.p., 1980. 4to. Stiff blue wrappers. (20pp). 10 full-p[age illustrations. Very good. Outer front wrapper (single-punched for hanging, as issued) lightly age toned and edgeworn, but internally near fine, with bit of occasional toning from long-ago newsprint contact. Probable sole printing. This bibliographically challenged production was certainly published in Ulysses S. Grant's adopted hometown of Galena, Illinois -- likely by local Grant buffs Steve Repp and Debbie Repp, who both signed the inner front wrapper in blue ballpoint. All calendar pages note only significant events in Grant's life. For the U.S. Grant collector who has everything!. Bookseller Inventory # 38676

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Strategy for Defeat: Vietnam in Retrospect: Sharp, Ulysses S.

Sharp, Ulysses S. Grant

Published by Presidio Press, San Rafael, CA (1978)

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Item Description: Presidio Press, San Rafael, CA, 1978. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 324 pages, 8vo. Out of Print. Jacket unclipped. Signed and inscribed by the author, thus: "To ---- ----. With my best wishes for your book project. Oley. USG Sharp, Admiral USN (Ret.)". Minor shelfwear to DJ: light scuffing along edges and covers. DJ in mylar. Tightly bound, no marks. Volume is in Very Good condition. Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 49763

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Strategy for Defeat: Vietnam in Retrospect: Sharp, Ulysses S.

Sharp, Ulysses S. Grant

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Item Description: Presidio Pr. Book Condition: Very Good. SIGNED/INSCRIBED! CA: Presidio Press, 1978. Presumed 1st though not stated, no indication of later printing. Hardcover. 8vo. 324 pgs. Signed and inscribed by Admiral Sharp on front endpaper. B/w photos, maps and charts. Very good in a good dust jacket. Light edgewear to covers. Contents clean and binding sound. Jacket is edgeworn, rubbed and has small tears to spine head. Inquire if you need further information. Bookseller Inventory # B26750-M-VIET

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GRANT, Ulysses S., Jr. (1852-1929).

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Item Description: Known as "Buck," the second son of General and President U.S. Grant also rose through the ranks to became a general in the U.S. Army, but he made his mark as an attorney; the Grant & Ward brokerage firm he founded with a partner lost all his and his father's money, but he became wealthy in California real estate. Bold signature in black ink, clipped 3¼" X 1", n.p., n.y. Very good. Grant signs boldly on a printed line, below which is the printed word "Secretary" -- likely clipped from a financial document. Bookseller Inventory # 31740

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GRANT, Ulysses S., III (1881-1968).

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Item Description: President Grant's namesake grandson, child of his eldest son Frederick; ironically, he too was a West Point graduate and rose through the ranks until he achieved major general; also ironically, just as his grandfather died shortly after completing his "Memoirs" and never saw the finished product, so too did Grant 3rd die shortly after completing a biography of his grandfather. Signed Program, 4pp, 4 3/4" X 6¼", Chicago, IL, 1959 May 20. Near fine. Printed program (blue ink on grey stock) for the Civil War Round Table -- their "181st Regular Meeting" with front wrapper noting "Maj. Gen. U.S. Grant III, U.S.A., Ret'd." and Karl S. Betts (executive director of The Civil War Centennial Commission) as the evening's speakers. Grant signs boldly in blue fountain pen across the top of the front wrapper. Inside text pages (age toned from long-ago newsprint contact) introduces their topic -- "A Centennial for All Americans" -- and gives a mini-biography of each. Rear wrapper lists the organization's officers, etc. Interesting, unusual item. Bookseller Inventory # 33212

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GRANT, Ulysses S.)

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Item Description: Washington, D.C.: War Department, 2 May 1863. 12mo. Handbill. Very good. Four-punched at left margin, not affecting text else clean and handsome. Printed general order, signed IN TYPE "By Command of Lieutenant General Grant," and also in type by E.D. Townsend, Assistant Adjutant General. Titled "Issue of Shelter Tents," this order appears to be an attempt to enforce a certain uniformity in the housing of Union troops in the field. Citing an earlier General Order "providing for the issue of shelter tents, instead of common, wall or Sibley Tents," this order states that "When troops refuse to accept shelter tents, they will not be furnished with any. Troops in garrisons, at stations, or in detachments, can construct huts, if they prefer them to shelter tents." (Shelter tents are simple inverted V-shape canvas shelters without ends or a floor, Sibley tents are a 12' tall by 18' wide teepee-type canvas tent, and wall tents are Sibley tents with the circular side pulled horizontal at 4', creating more usable floor space.). Bookseller Inventory # 33258

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GRANT, Ulysses S., III (1881-1968).

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Item Description: President Grant's namesake grandson, child of his eldest son Frederick; ironically, he too was a West Point graduate and rose through the ranks until he achieved major general; also ironically, just as his grandfather died shortly after completing his "Memoirs" and never saw the finished product, so too did Grant 3rd die shortly after completing a biography of his grandfather. DS, 1p, 7 3/4" X 3", Washington, DC, 1906 May 15. Check on pale pink stock drawn on The Riggs National Bank, with handsome engraving of that institution at left. Made out to "Adjutant, 2d Batt. Engrs" in the amount of $26.31 in one hand and then signed by Max C. Tyler (1880-1974, West Point 1903 graduate, worked his way up to major general with the Corps of Engineers). Near fine. Usual cancellation marks. On the verso, Grant boldly pens in brown ink "Pay to order of / Julian L. Schley / U.S. Grant 3rd." Below this, Schley pens: "1st Lieut. Eng'rs and / Adjutant 2d Batt. / Julian L. Schley." (Schley, 1880-1965, a fellow 1903 West Point graduate and Corps of Engineer career officer, was appointed Governor of the Panama Canal Zone in 1932, serving until 1941.) And lastly, below this the check is also boldly endorsed by Mark Brooke (1903 West Point graduate, second lieutenant with the Corps of Engineers, in 1904 assigned to take transfer and begin construction of the Panama Canal for the U.S. Government). Though "Band Mess" is inked at lower left of this check by the secretary who filled in the recipient and amount, its purpose and the reason for three endorsements is not clear. Intriguing and attractive item from quite early in Grant's career, in any case. Bookseller Inventory # 33215

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Autograph Notes Signed.: GRANT, Ulysses S.,

GRANT, Ulysses S., III (1881-1968), PEMBERTON, John C., III (1893-?) and STUART, J.E.B., III (?-?).

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Item Description: Not only were these three grandsons named after their famous grandfathers, but each achieved some reknown in his own right and all three wrote books about their namesakes. Three items, each with Civil War content: First, a postcard ANS from Grant, 1p, 6" X 3½", n.p. [Clinton, NY], 1965 September 8. Addressed to noted Lincoln and Civil War scholar Arnold F. Gates (1914-93). Fine. Along the top of a mimeographed notice from the Civil War Round Table of New York, of which Gates was an officer, describing "our 1966 Battlefield Tour. a visit to the Chattanooga-Chickamauga area," Grant handsomely pens in his usual vibrant blue ink, "This should be a wonderful trip, but I can not go with you Best wishes for a fine time." Boldly signed. With original envelope, addressed in Grant's hand. Second, a postcard ANS from Pemberton, 1p, heavy stock 3¼" X 5½", New York, NY, 1956 June 14. Addressed to Arnold Gates. Fine. Regards "our congenial and happily close association during my term as President of our C.W.R.T. I never knew a more even tempered, patient and industrious guy than you are." Nicely penned in black ink. Signed in full. Third, a postcard ANS from Stuart, 1p, heavy stock 5½" X 3¼", Manhasset, NY, 1960 March 9. Addressed to Arnold Gates. Fine. Discusses a Civil War Round Table Speaker, attractively penned in blue ink. Finally, these are accompanied by a superb 8" X 10" glossy black and white photograph of these three namesake grandsons in suit and tie on one of the rare occasions when they were together -- a Civil War Round Table function on February 10, 1963. Bookseller Inventory # 33213

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Grant, Ulysses S.; Michael McCurdy

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Item Description: No Binding. Book Condition: As New. Limited Edition. Seven x 10 inches woodcut illustration by Michael McCurdy (Great Barrington, Massachusetts, 2004). McCurdy depicted Grant, circa 1864, full grim profile, with troops and battle-worn landscape. A fascinating original interpretation of Grant at the height of his powers by the noted children's illustrator McCurdy. One of 20 numbered copies, signed by McCurdy; professionally matted. A striking piece. Shipping extra. Signed by Illustrator(s). Bookseller Inventory # ABE-308798008

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GRANT, Ulysses S.

Published by Southern Illinois University Press 1967-77, Carbondale (1967)

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Item Description: Southern Illinois University Press 1967-77, Carbondale, 1967. Hardcover. Edited by John Y. Simon. Volumes 1 through 6. Small 4to. Red cloth, price-clipped dust jackets. xxxix, 458pp; xxxiii, 399pp; xxv, 479pp; xxv, 520pp; xxv, 458pp; xxiv, 492pp. Frontispieces, illustrations, maps. Fine/near fine overall. Slightest occasional jacket edgewear. The first half dozen volumes -- all tight, handsome, exceptional, covering the period from 1837 until December 8, 1862 -- of the famed scholarly project that's still in process today. Includes a choice autograph addition: Tipped to an inner flyleaf of the first volume is a Typed Letter Signed from Simon to noted Lincoln and Civil War scholar Arnold F. Gates (1914-93), 1p, 8½" X 11", 1966 August 24. Near fine. Two faint original horizontal folds. On the eve of the publication of the first volume, writing on letterhead of "The Ulysses S. Grant Association," the ever-helpful Simon helps Gates with a research question. In part: "I have checked all our Grant indexes without finding anything from Andrew C. Todd. It may well be, however, that, while we do not have anything currently written either by Todd to Grant or Grant to Todd, we may turn up something later. It may also be that he is mentioned in correspondence not indexed under his name." Signed simply "John" in blue ballpoint. Gates commented on Simon's herculean editing task years later in a "Civil War Times Illustrated" book review (September 1982), thusly: "If anyone deserved a Pulitzer award for a task of historical scholarship, it has to be Dr. John Y. Simon. laboring on this significant and monumental contribution." DORNBUSCH IV, 1536. Bookseller Inventory # 33699

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Grant, Ulysses S) Dodge, J.R. (Ed.)

Published by Government Printing Office, Washington (1868)

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Item Description: Government Printing Office, Washington, 1868. 397 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. First Edition. First Edition. 397 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Presentation Copy to U.S. Grant. A handsome volume, probably prepared for Grant as President, as he was elected in 1868, assuming office the following year, when America was still largely an agrarian nation and such a work would have had a far greater significance than would be the case today. (Grant's own ante-bellum farming efforts were distinctly unsuccessful.). PRESENTATION BINDING of full green morocco, elaborate gilt floral framework on upper and lower covers, the former bearing the name "U.S. Grant" blocked in gold, t.e.g., gilt inner dentelles, slight wear to extremities, with bookplate, title perforation, card pocket, due date slip and withdrawl stamp of Stanford University Library with neat shelf mark on spine, else fine. Bookseller Inventory # 18060

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Grant, Ulysses S.

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Item Description: Washington, D.C., 1872. No Binding. Book Condition: Fine. ("U. S. Grant") 1 page, Washington, D.C. September 28, 1872. 11 1/4" x 9" tipped on left to album leaf. A warrant for the pardon of Louis Zellner for an unspecified crime. Fine, fresh. Grant (1822-85), Ohio-born Civil War general; 18th U.S. President (1869-77) noted for the campaign victories at Vicksburg (July, 1863) and at Richmond (March 1865); conferred general of the armies (1865-67) and secretary of war after Stanton until the Senate restored Stanton; administration noted for corrupt officials and the Credit Mobilier scandal; spent final year sin poverty only to be restored by the success of his "Personal Memoirs.". Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 2221603

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GRANT, Ulysses S.

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Item Description: Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good. as President of the United States, Washington, April 6, 1876; directing the Secretary of State [Hamilton Fish] to affix the Seal of the United States to "a warrant for the pardon of John R. Bolton" 4to, 1 page (engraved, with secretarial additions). The case of John R. Bolton, involved a man convicted in the territory of New Mexico for failure to pay a retail liquor dealer's tax, sentenced to be imprisoned for thirty days and to pay a fine of $100.00. Both the judge and the U.S. attorney believed that Bolton had no criminal intent, and it was on the basis that Grant issued the pardon. Grant (1822-85), Ohio-born Civil War general; 18th U.S. President (1869-77) noted for the campaign victories at Vicksburg (July, 1863) and at Richmond (March 1865); conferred general of the armies (1865-67) and secretary of war after Stanton until the Senate restored Stanton; administration noted for corrupt officials and the Credit Mobilier scandal; spent final year sin poverty only to be restored by the success of his "Personal Memoirs.". Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 500753

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Item Description: Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good. as President of the United States, Washington, October 20, 1875; directing the Secretary of State [Hamilton Fish] to issue a warrant "Authorizing Francis M. Richey to receive into custody James T. Burnett, a fugitive from the justice of the United States." 4to. 1 page (engraved, with secretarial additions). Uncommon in this form. James T. Burnett was charged with the crime of murder in the first degree. He was charged in Iowa and was then a fugitive in the dominion of Canada. Grant (1822-85), Ohio-born Civil War general; 18th U.S. President (1869-77) noted for the campaign victories at Vicksburg (July, 1863) and at Richmond (March 1865); conferred general of the armies (1865-67) and secretary of war after Stanton until the Senate restored Stanton; administration noted for corrupt officials and the Credit Mobilier scandal; spent final year sin poverty only to be restored by the success of his "Personal Memoirs.". Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 500754

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GRANT, Ulysses S. (1822-85).

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Item Description: Union general in charge of all armies of the United States during the Civil War; eighteenth president of the United States (1868-76). DS, 1p, 10½" X 13½", Galena, IL, n.y. [late 1870s]. Near fine. Faint, even age toning. Handsome example of the well-known "Soldiers Monument Association" certificate, issued to raise funds to construct the soldiers monument that stands today in this historic city in northwest Illinois -- U.S. Grant's adopted hometown. At top is a handsome oval steel-engraved portrait of Abraham Lincoln, surrounded by the American Eagle and U.S. flags. Elaborate typeface text notes that "This Certifies / That / [blank rule] / Is Hereby Constituted / A Member of the / Jo Daviess Soldiers' Monument / Association / Galena, Ill. Aug. 28th 1865." Other small engraved vignettes surround this text show Lady Liberty holding the flag, the U.S. Capitol behind her; Lady Liberty lounging against a cannon and anchor, olive branch in one hand and dove alighted on the other; three lead miners examining ore in a mine ("Galena" being Latin for lead); a Civil War cavalry officer chatting with two blacksmiths as they forge a sword. At lower right, Grant signs boldly as president of this association, while another Union brevet general from Galena, John C. Smith (1832-1910), signs at lower left as secretary. This particular copy was never issued, thus has no recipient's name filled in. Despite the August 28, 1865 date printed on the certificate, this was NOT the date of its issuance; this was the date of the creation of the association. It was only after Grant's presidency, in the late 1870s, that this association got off its duff and made a concerted effort to raise funds to build a monument and created these certificates. This document has been simply but tastefully matted in white and framed in a simple ½" black wood frame (overall dimensions 16½" X 19½"). Bookseller Inventory # 35265

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Framed Document Signed as ad interim Secretary: GRANT, Ulysses S.

GRANT, Ulysses S.

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Item Description: Washington, 1867. unbound. At the time that this document was signed, President Andrew Johnson was undergoing Impeachment proceedings. A week earlier he compounded his problems by firing Secretary of War Stanton and convincing Grant to fill the Cabinet position. Two months later both houses of Congress determined that it was illegal to fire Stanton and that he should be reinstated immediately. Grant, rather than to get caught up with the political controversy, walked away from President Johnson - both men refusing to speak to one another for the rest of their lives. 1 page on "War Department" letterhead, 9.75 x 7.75 inches, Washington, November 6, 1867 -- an uncommon partly printed document signed "U.S. Grant" as ad interim Secretary of War, a post he held for only eight weeks, informing Thomas J. Greggs: "You are hereby notified that the President of the United States has appointed you, for gallant and meritorious services during the war, a Captain by Brevet. Should the Senate at their next session, advise and consent thereto, you will be commissioned accordingly." Beautifully framed to 15.5 x 17.5 inches with a 4.5 x 3.75-inch copperplate portrait, along with a tan matte and black-and-gold frame. The letter has horizontal folds and a small smudge in the left margin; overall a magnificent item in near fine condition. Bookseller Inventory # 231088

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Grant, Ulysses S

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Item Description: Washington, D.C, 1871. Portrait engraving of President Ulysses S. Grant. Boldly signed "U.S. Grant May 11th 1871." The engraving measures 4 inches x 5.5 inches. Grant was serving in his first term as the eighteenth president of the United States when he signed this portrait engraving produced by the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing. In fine condition. Matted and framed. Total piece measures 8" x 10". Engravings signed by Grant are rare, especially signed during his Presidency. Three days earlier on May 8, 1871, President Grant had signed the Treaty of Washington, settling the so-called "Alabama Claims," whereby the U.S. sought reparations from the United Kingdom for attacks on U.S. ships by the British built ship, CSS Alabama, and other Confederate ships that were sold to the rebel states during the Civil War. The British government agreed to pay the U.S. $15.5 million. Bookseller Inventory # 5490

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Documents - Havana, Cuba; Guatemala: Grant, Ulysses S.;

Grant, Ulysses S.; William Henry Seward; Hamilton Fish; Frederick T. Frelinghuysen,

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Item Description: 1873. No Binding. Book Condition: Fine. Archive of material relating to diplomat Henry C. Hall (circa 1820-1901), the U.S. Consul at Matanzas (1864-73), U.S. Consul General at Havana (1873-77), and U.S. Minister at Costa Rica, Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua (1882-89). Highlights --------- 1). Document measuring 14 x 20 inches, with State Department raised seal, appointing Hall as the temporary U.S. Vice-Consul at Havana; dated March 1869; signed by Secretary of State William H. Seward. 2). Document measuring 15 x 20 inches, with Executive Department raised seal, appointing Hall as the U.S. Consul General at Havana; dated November 7, 1873; signed by President Ulysses S. Grant and Secretary of State Hamilton Fish. 3). Document measuring 12 x 24 inches (both sides), with state Department raised seal, appointing Hall as U.S. Minister to the "Central American States"; dated May 9, 1882; signed by Secretary of State Frederick T. Frelinghuysen. 4). Document measuring 14 x 22 inches, testimonial acknowledging Hall's efforts at defusing the "recent political crisis" in Guatemala through his "wise and beneficent counsels," thereby sparing "us from anarchy and bloodshed, which the whole Republic so very narrowly escaped"; dated April 18, 1885; signed by 70 leading Guatemalans -------- President Grant conferred upon Hall the position of Consul General at Havana on November 7, 1873, the day that Spanish authorities in Cuba shocked Americans by executing 53 crew and passengers of the "Virginius," a vessel caught off the island trying to supply insurgents while falsely flying the U.S. flag. Grant, Secretary Fish, and Hall spent a difficult month balancing public demands for retribution with the knowledge that the "Virginius" had limited grounds for legal protection. Before passions cooled, most Washington lawmakers had shied away from action, causing Grant to quip "if Spain were to send a fleet into the harbor of New York, and bombard the city, the Senate might pass a resolution of regret that they had had cause for so doing, and offer to pay them for the expense of coming over and doing it." A remarkable archive with historical significance. Shipping extra. Inscribed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # ABE-4749506087

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Ulysses S. Grant

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Item Description: To Ratify a War Claims Treaty With Great BritainWhen Ulysses S. Grant assumed the presidency in March 1869, relationsbetween Great Britain and the United States were at a low ebb. From theAmerican point of view, the foremost reason for the breach was the constructionand refitting of Confederate warships by British shipbuilders during theCivil War. American politicians argued that such behavior violated BritainÕsofficial neutrality, and demanded that the British government make financialrestitution--these were collectively known as the Alabama claims, afterthe most successful of the Confederate ships. Negotiations between Britainand the United States to resolve these disputes began during the presidentialadministration of Andrew Johnson. After GrantÕs election in November1868, the president-elect informed JohnsonÕs secretary of state, William H.Seward, that he wanted to be consulted during the ongoing talks. Seward,however, ignored Grant and reached a settlement with Britain, known as theJohnson-Clarendon Convention, which only provided financial restitutionto private American citizens for specific damages, and did not cover generalharm caused by the British-built Confederate warships against the Unionmilitary. Grant opposed the unpopular treaty for this reason.A month after his inauguration, the treaty was ready to be submitted tothe Senate for ratification. The Senate was not, however, in session, so heordered it to convene in a special session. Document Signed as President,Washington, April 8, 1869, ÒTo the Senators of the United States respectively,Ócalling the Senate into official session. ÒObjects interesting to the United States requiringthat the Senate should be in session on the 12th instant, to receive and actupon such communications as may be made to it on the part of the Executive, yourattendance in the Senate Chamber in this City, on that day, at 12 oÕclock noon, isaccordingly requested.Ó There were then 62 U.S. Senators and likely each wassent a copy. This one was received by Senator John Scott of Pennsylvania.A search of auction records for the past 35 years discloses no other copieshaving reached the marketplace, nor do we recall ever having seen anotherone. In fact, this is our first Grant document of any kind calling the Senateinto session.The Special Senate Session lasted from April 12-22, 1869, and the proposedtreaty was denounced in the debate. Senator Charles Sumner of Massachusetts,chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, insisted on thefloor that the British government owed American taxpayers $2 billion indamages, and recommended the down payment be BritainÕs cession of Canadato the United States. In the end, the Senate agreed with President Grantand rejected the treaty overwhelmingly, 54-1. It would be a few years morebefore this issue could be resolved in a form satisfactory to both sides. Bookseller Inventory # 9311

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Item Description: ÒWe do not want to give a more liberal construction of the meaning of neutrality than was given by the French Government when we were in trouble."When the Civil War broke out, and in its first years, the inclination of the French government was to sympathize with, and even recognize, the Confederacy for two important reasons, the first being economic and the second diplomatic. On the economic side, the Union blockade cut off most cotton supplies to French textile mills, causing a cotton famine. Mills saw prices of cotton double by 1862 and were forced to lay off many workers, causing major dislocation on national and local levels. As a result, many French industrialists and politicians were favorable to a quick Southern victory. On the diplomatic side, Emperor Napoleon III saw Central America as an area where French influence and power could shine, without causing another rift and war with Britain. He hoped to build a transoceanic canal, and be the fulcrum of trade between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Looking for a pretext for his plan to create a French client state in Mexico, he found one when Mexican President Benito Juarez suspended interest payments on its foreign debts in 1861. Napoleon landed French troops in December of that year and installed Austrian Archduke Maximilian Ferdinand as Emperor Maximilian I of Mexico, much to the delight of Mexican monarchists and the Catholic Church. The United States refused to recognize Maximilian's government and covertly supported Juarez' efforts to overthrow him. But distracted by civil war, there was little the Union could concretely do to thwart French ambitions in Mexico. The Confederacy, on the other hand, tolerated the idea of a French presence in Mexico rather than resisted it, so to France a Confederate victory would install a friendly power on the northern border of Mexico.The French were, however, nominally neutral, so the Confederate delegate in Paris, John Slidell, was not officially received. However, he made offers to Napoleon III that in exchange for French recognition of the Confederate States and naval help sent to break the blockade, the Confederacy would sell raw cotton to France. The French were interested, and after the Trent Affair in November 1861 threatened to drag Britain into a conflict against the Union, the French would have been glad to act in concert with Britain in a confrontation with the United States. But France refused to move without BritainÕs taking the lead, and the British, who had many both inside and outside the government opposing a war with the U.S. (including the influential Prince Albert), held back. When the Union captured French-influenced New Orleans in spring 1862, French diplomacy refused the Confederate plan, but Slidell did succeed in negotiating a loan of $15,000,000 from French capitalists, with the government offering no impediment. The French later sold the Confederacy an ironclad, much to Union irritation.With the surrender of Confederate forces in 1865, the United States was once again able to focus on affairs on its southern border. While ostensibly neutral, many Americans continued to support efforts to rid Mexico of the French and their puppets. Because the French controlled Mexican ports, the only viable means of supplying liberal forces was overland. U.S. Generals Ulysses S. Grant and Philip H. Sheridan bypassed Secretary of State William H. Seward and began covert support of Juarez along the Texas-Mexico border. The French complained that this was a violation of neutrality.On October 11, 1865, General Irwin McDowell, acquiescing to French diplomatic protests (likely at a State Department request), and seeking to ensure American neutrality, ordered that no more aid flow into Mexico for the rebels: ÓIt is made the duty of the officers commanding the Districts of Arizona and Southern California - whilst keeping in view the recent orders allowing the exportation of arms and munitions of war, to instruct the commanders o. Bookseller Inventory # 11152

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Item Description: 1877. Large signed photograph of Ulysses S. Grant. Boldly signed below the image. The entire piece measures 14.5 by 17 inches. Handsomely matted and framed. Rare in such a large format. Bookseller Inventory # 4608

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Item Description: Washington, D.C., 1869. No Binding. Book Condition: Fine. Single page, 8vo., on "Executive Mansion" letterhead. Pencil draft of Grant's executive order regarding the death of his Secretary of War John A. Rawlins, dated September 6, 1869; revised and issued by Secretary of State Hamilton Fish the following day "by order of the President" (see Richardson, "Messages and Papers of the Presidents," 8: 3979) ---- "Issue Ex. order directing the funeral of Sec. Rawlins to take place on Thursday at 10 a.m. with military honors under direction of the Gen. of the Army. Detail pawl [sic] bearers. Direct on day of funeral salute be fired from all arsenals and forts, navy yards military and naval academies in the United States, flags to be kept at half mast during the day, all customs houses closed and public work be suspended for the day, and that the Gen. of the Army and heads of depts. give the necessary orders for carrying these directions into effect" ---- In 1860, Rawlins, then a young lawyer, first met Grant at Galena, Illinois. There relationship was notable for its closeness and as Grant was promoted, so was Rawlins, becoming Grant's principal staff officer and most intimate and influential advisor. Rawlins was "the only man, aside from his sons that Grant ever loved." Sick with tuberculosis, Rawlins served as Grant's first secretary of war, but died after only six months in office, as another friend, W.T. Sherman, stood by his bedside. Rawlins's devotion to Grant was underscored by his poignant last request to see Grant, who arrived just minutes after he passed away. Professionally matted and framed. Shipping extra. noamz. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # ABE-2410067480

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Item Description: Department of the Interior, Washington, 1875. Book Condition: Very good+ condition. First Edition. A large partly printed document, appointing A. J. Carrier to the position of Indian Agent for the Ponca Indians in Dakota Territory, signed by President Ulysses S. Grant on January 13, 1875. The document meaures 20.75 (w) x 16 (h), and is framed. Countersigned by Acting Secretary of the Interior B. R. Cowan. Included is an intersting archive of almost 30 items, most of which relates to Carrier's service as Indian Agent at the Ponca Agency. Many are on Agency or United States letterhead. One document lists 16 Indians by name for rations stopped or doubled; another is a detail of picket guard one mile west of Point Village against Sioux attacks and lists an Indian Sergeant and 10 Indian Privates; many documents are receipts of payment to Indians for services at the Agency, including Little Snake, Peter Primeaux, Frank Le Fleash, Sick Bull, Rough Face, etc.; another is a large document, torn at folds, listing the names of 211 Indians signed with their marks receiving annuity payments, witness and signed by A. J. Potter and A. J. Abbott, and Charles P. Morgan interpreter. Additionally, there are three printed govenrment publications, including Army HQ General Orders No. 97, a Senate Petition by Carrier, and a House of Representatives Report submitted by Carrier. There is also a statement of equipage and supplies for 1864-1865 signed by Carrier, for the 198th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers (Infantry) Company A of which Carrier was an officer. There is also a five page "Descriptive List of Curiosities furnished by the Ponca Indians of Dakota." An interesting and unique collection of original documents. Signed. Bookseller Inventory # 011828

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Item Description: His victory in this battle gave the North its first important victory, made GrantÕs career, and provided the maritime road that opened the Deep South to Union invasionAs 1862 opened, the war was not going well for the Union. In the east, Bull Run had been a disaster and led to the shake-up of command, with no results yet to show for it. In the west, the loss at WilsonÕs Creek gave the Confederates the upper hand. The Federal armies in the west then turned their attention to implementation of the Anaconda Plan - to cut the Confederacy in half by securing the Mississippi River from St. Louis all the way to the Gulf of Mexico, and clearing a maritime invasion route into the heart of the Confederacy by taking the Tennessee and Cumberland Rivers, which lay just to the east of the Mississippi. If successful, these maneuvers would cut Texas, Arkansas and Louisiana off from the main body of the South, hold Kentucky and Missouri firmly in the Union, and make it difficult for Tennessee to cooperate with her sister states. The first moves would be to take and hold commanding locations north on the Tennessee and Cumberland, and command of the operation was given to Brig. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, an obscure and largely unproven leader. On February 6, 1862, Fort Henry, commanding the Tennessee River, was captured by GrantÕs forces. It had a poor defensive position, and was reduced mainly by the bombardment of gunboats on the river. Nonetheless, its fall opened the Tennessee River to Union gunboats and shipping past the Alabama border, and provided a real victory for Union arms. Grant next focused his attention on Fort Donelson, eleven miles away on the more strategically important Cumberland River. This fort had a much stronger physical position, and the Confederates had placed some 20,000 men and a number of senior commanders on site to engage in its defense. They were not about to concede the fort, and they were ready and waiting for Grant. Grant arrived at Fort Donelson late on February 12 and on the 13th established his headquarters near the left side of the front of the line. That day was spent in battle preparation, with a few small probing attacks being carried out against the Confederate defenses.Col. Absalom Markland became a personal friend of GrantÕs when they were in their early teens. While Grant began a career in the U.S. military, Markland studied law and became a government official in the Office of Indian Affairs. During the presidential campaign of 1860 he supported Abraham Lincoln who, after his election, appointed Markland a special agent in the Post Office Department. When the war broke out, Markland was assigned to assist Grant, who used him not merely to manage and improve mail delivery to his armies, but more importantly as a trusted courier carrying letters and messages between Grant, headquarters, President Lincoln, and other generals. Markland was with Grant on this campaign, and a few miles away at Fort Henry.Autograph Letter Signed, in pencil, with the address panel on verso directing it initially to "Mr. Markland / Special Mail Agt. / Fort Henry / Tenn.", February 13, 1862, addressed ultimately to GrantÕs senior in command at "Head QuartersÓ, Gen. Henry Halleck, though sent in care of Markland in his role as courier, informing Halleck (and of course indirectly, Lincoln) that he had arrived at Fort Donelson and naming the Confederate generals his men were up against. ÒSend the mail steamer as soon as possible after receiving this. All is well here but we have a powerful force [in front of us]. Johnson, Buckner, Floyd and Pillow are all said to be here. U.S. Grant." After the war, Markland showed Grant this letter and Grant noted on it: "This was written from the front of Fort Donelson the 13th or 14th of Feby/62. After the words 'powerful force' the words 'in front of us' should have followed. U.S. Grant General May 3rd 1867". The battle was severe, with nearly 1,000 soldiers on both sides killed and about 3,000 w. Bookseller Inventory # 10747

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Item Description: With an emotion of regret, he writes that while his wife owned slaves she "could not see how it was possible that any body ever justified such an institution" Col. Frederick Dent owned an 850 acre plantation in Missouri and had 30 slaves working at that plantation and his St. Louis city residence. Ulysses S. Grant married his daughter, Julia, in 1848, and in the 1850s the Grants lived on the White Haven plantation and were active in managing the place. In 1860, the Grants left the plantation and moved to Galena, Illinois, to work at his father's leather goods store."She had been raised in a slave state, and always owned slaves - as her father did - while slavery existed in our country"At some time before the Civil War, Grant himself owned a slave named William Jones. We know this not because the Grant correspondence mentions it, as his letters up until the Civil War do not mention his opinions on slavery nor discuss the status of slaves, but because he manumitted Jones on March 29, 1859. The manumission paper does not state when Grant got Jones, nor from whom, but obviously Grant made the decision with his move to the free state of Illinois in the offing. Julia and her sisters recalled that their father had given each of them three or four slaves when they were little, to be childhood playmates and then to serve them in adulthood. They were a presence in and about White Haven, and in her memoir, Julia tells a few anecdotes about her life surrounded by slaves. However, Dent did not legally transfer ownership of the slaves to Julia or her sisters, and their ownership status has been unclear. When she moved to Illinois, Julia hired her slaves out.Julia took at least one of the slave women, "Black Julia", along with her at the beginning of the Civil War as she traveled with the children to join Grant at his headquarters. This caused no small amount of trouble for Grant when reports were made to Pres. Lincoln that Grant was unfit to command Union troops given that his presumedly disloyal wife brought "her little slaves" to wait upon her while in the camp. In May 1862, when Dent was at risk of losing his property, including his slaves, Grant wrote his wife telling her to have her father send a bill "for the Negroes she gave her. To avoid a possibility of any of them being sold you want to do the same for all the balance." Thus, Grant sought to assist his father-in-law while at the same time making sure that none of his father-in-law's slaves would be sent to the auction block. Nor did Grant want Julia to take any of them, wryly surmising that "It is not probable we will ever live in a slave state again." So prior to the outbreak of the Civil War, Grant owned one slave and freed him, while his wife was in possession of one or more slaves but may or may not have been their legal owner. We shall soon see how this letter answers the ownership question, at least in so far as the Grants, themselves, were concerned. It also disputes the claim sometimes heard that Julia Grant was an apologist for slavery.With the outbreak of the war, slavery was pushed to the forefront of the national conversation. On April 19, 1861, Grant wrote his father-in-law saying that "The times are indeed startling," and stating that he had never been an abolitionist, nor even anti-slavery, but predicting that the war will be the doom of slavery. There are a few letters to his father dated later in 1861 mentioning slavery, the South's fear of its end, his motivations to serve the Union cause, etc. He offers a fascinating personal insight in a letter of July 13, 1861, in which he states that he "has disliked party Republicanism," but will fight for the nation. This may well indicate that he voted for Stephen A. Douglas rather than Abraham Lincoln. And in a famous letter to his father of November 27, 1861, he states "My inclination is to whip the rebellion into submission, preserving all constitutional rights." He continues that "If it is necessary that slavery should. Bookseller Inventory # 10746

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