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Grant, Ulysses S. Grant

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

ISBN 10: 0891410538 ISBN 13: 9780891410539

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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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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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Washburne, Elihu B. (1816-1887). American politician and diplomat who was appointed U. S. Minister to France by Ulysses S. Grant and served from 1869-1877.

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Item Description: Washington, DC: January 12, circa [1869]. [1869]., 1869. Book Condition: Good. Washington, DC: January 12, circa [1869]. [1869]. Good. - 3 inch high by 5-1/2 inch wide cover addressed in black ink in Washburne's hand and signed by him to the left of the postmark: "E B Washburne". The cover has been mounted on a piece of cream card of the same size. The cover has been folded once and is lightly stained with some small ink blots & a tear to its left edge. Good. American politician and diplomat Elihu B. Washburne [1816-1887] was a member of the Washburne family of Maine, which played a leading part in the early formation of the United States Republican Party. He served as a congressman from Illinois before and during the Civil War and was a political ally of President Abraham Lincoln and General [later President] Ulysses S. Grant. Grant appointed him Secretary of State [a post Washburne held for only eleven days] out of respect for his support during the Civil War and to give him some diplomatic clout before he took up the post of United States Minister to France, which he held from 1869 to 1887. Bookseller Inventory # 35083

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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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Ulysses S. Grant SHARP Jr. (1906- ?) US-Admira

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Item Description: Ulysses S. Grant SHARP Jr. (1906- ?) US-AdmiralPorträtfoto (in Uniform), eigenhändig signiert DABEI : Begleitbrief seines Flag-Lt. 1967. Bookseller Inventory # 8802

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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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Ulysses S. Grant

Published by Southern Illinois University Press, United States (2005)

ISBN 10: 0809326329 ISBN 13: 9780809326327

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Item Description: Southern Illinois University Press, United States, 2005. Hardback. Book Condition: New. 3rd Revised edition. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. In his eighth and final annual message to Congress, Ulysses S. Grant reminded the nation that it was his fortune or misfortune, to be called to the office of Chief Executive without any previous political training? The electoral crisis that dominated Grant s last months in office left little room for political error. On November 7, 1876, Democrat Samuel J. Tilden won the popular vote, but Republican Rutherford B. Hayes would claim the presidency by a single electoral vote if he captured all disputed electors from Florida, Louisiana South Carolina, and Oregon. Uncertainty gave way to deadlock as the crisis deepened. Grant s mail included a steady trickle of anonymous threats. In late January 1877, Grant signed a bill creating an electoral commission to end the dispute. Hayes won all disputed electors and succeeded Grant without incident. Out of the White House, without a settled home, the Grants spent two months visiting family and friends before embarking on their long-planned European tour. On May 17, Grant left Philadelphia aboard the steamer Indiana.When he arrived at Liverpool, crowds thronged the docks and streets to give him a hero s welcome, and Londoners welcomed Grant with similar enthusiasm. In July, the Grants crossed to Belgium, traveled through Germany, and summered in the Swiss Alps and the lakes of northern Italy. Back in Great Britain, they toured Scotland and northern England, then visited daughter Ellen Grant Sartoris at Warsash, the Sartoris country home near Southampton. Grant spent November in Paris, later writing no American would stay in Paris if he found himself the only one of his countrymen there. The Grants wintered in the Mediterranean, sailing down the Italian coast to Sicily, where they spent Christmas, then to Alexandria, and a long trip up the Nile. The party toured the Holy Land, visited Constantinople and Athens, and spent a month in Italy. After another month in Paris, the Grants were off to Holland, Germany, Scandinavia, Russia, Austria, and Switzerland, exploring the Alps again before returning to Paris in September, 1878, to ponder their next move. Abroad and out of office, Grant freely talked about the war and his presidency.Several interviews stirred controversy in America and stoked talk of a third term in 1880, despite Grant s own protestation: I never wanted to get out of a place as much as I did to get out of the Presidency. The Grants had seen Europe. Now they faced a choice between home and a journey to distant Asia. Bookseller Inventory # BTE9780809326327

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Ulysses S. Grant

Published by Southern Illinois University Press, United States (2003)

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Item Description: Southern Illinois University Press, United States, 2003. Hardback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. Ulysses S. Grant faced numerous political challenges during 1874. In the south, the Republican party steadily receded from power. As the year opened, Grant conceded Texas to the Democrats, counseling the recently defeated Republican governor to yield to the verdict of the people as expressed by their ballots. Throughout the spring, Grant monitored an explosive situation in Arkansas, where rival governors set up contending governments. And in Louisiana, the emergence of the White League led to a pitched battle on the streets of New Orleans. All over the south, what Grant called atrocities led blacks to petition him, as did a group in Louisiana: Give us peace or give a Territory to ourselves Mr. President. The nation also reeled from the aftermath of a financial panic. A bill generally considered inflationary passed Congress in April. Indecisive, Grant prepared two messages on the bill. In the first, never sent, he gave grudging approval. His ringing veto sent Congress back to work: I am not a believer in any artificial method of making paper money equal to coin when the coin is not owned or held ready to redeem the promises to pay. In June, Grant signed a compromise bill that eased inflation fears. Appointments continued to cause turmoil. He selected the largely unknown Ohio lawyer Morrison R. Waite for chief justice after a revelation from Caleb Cushing s past undermined his first nomination. Unable to persuade Elihu B. Washburne to replace an overwhelmed William A. Richardson as secretary of the treasury, Grant nominated another second choice, Benjamin H. Bristow. A frequently slighted Secretary of State Hamilton Fish stayed in the cabinet only after Grant s special pleading. Despite these difficulties, many discussed a third term for Grant, who remained discreetly silent on the issue. In October, Grant made his first visit to Indian Territory, where he saw on every side evidence of prosperity. As he toured, troops completed a four-month campaign against Comanche, Kiowa, and Cheyenne raiders on the southern plains. Further north, Lieutenant Colonel George A. Custer led a party to survey the Black Hills, sacred to the Sioux. Ostensibly scouting sites for military posts, the expedition discovered gold, and the arrival of prospectors by year s end threatened peace in that region.Family and friends had always eased Grant s burdens, but in 1874 the White House seemed a gloomier place after daughter Ellen (Nellie) married in May and left for a new life with her husband in England. Less distressing was the October wedding of eldest son Frederick, who married into an American family. The year closed with Grant quite conscious of public and private uncertainties looming in his future. Bookseller Inventory # BTE9780809324989

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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. 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.)

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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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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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Autograph Letter: Grant, Ulysses S.

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Item Description: New York, 1882. Manuscript in General Grant's hand on 10" x 8" folded paper. Administratively SIGNED on rear for filing purposes. Consistent qaulity document, two chips on right rear edge not visible from the front, archival reinforced at the folds on verso, 3/4" fade along filing edge on rear, original ink smudge at location. An interesting piece with Grant referring to himself in the third person. Very Good item of record.Ulysses S. Grant (born Hiram Ulysses Grant; April 27, 1822 - July 23, 1885) was the 18th President of the United States (1869-77). As Commanding General of the United States Army (1864-69), Grant worked closely with President Abraham Lincoln to lead the Union Army to victory over the Confederacy in the American Civil War. After the War he implemented Congressional Reconstruction, often at odds with President Andrew Johnson. Twice elected president, Grant led the Republicans in their effort to remove the vestiges of Confederate nationalism and slavery, protect African American citizenship, and support economic prosperity (attribution noted).At this time in his life a financially deteriorating Grant was living in New York City in a donated home on a soldier's pension. He often lived on the benefiecence of industrialists like William Vanderbilt.The Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick was found in NYC in 1783 by the leading members of the community to care for the unusual number of impoverished and displaced Irishmen, who had arrived in New York in the wake of the British evacuation. Founded on the noble rock of charity, strengthened by a common heritage and faith, nurtured by the joy of a shared meal and conversation, enlivened by humor, poetry and song, transmitted by father to son to grandson, tempered by tolerance towards political and religious difference, fortified and guided by tradition and respect and memory, the Society continues on to this very day.Grant became an honorary member of The Friendly Sons in 1871. His mother, Hannah Simpson, was a native of Ireland, and the daughter of Matthew Simpson, a respectable farmer of Golan Parish of Ardstraw County Tyrone, Ireland. He emigrated with his young family to America and settled on a farm in Bucks Co., PA. One of the sons of Matthew Simpson, and brother of the General's mother, was the father of a Bishop Simpson. Grant attended the Anniversary Dinner of the Society on March 17, 1871 and was elected an honorary member at the June meeting of that year. "General Grant accepts with pleasure the invitation of the Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick to dine with them on the occasion of their 98th Anniversary, at Delmonicos, March 17th at 6.30 O'Clock. / New York / March 10th 1882.". Bookseller Inventory # 266

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

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Item Description: Washington, 1867. unbound. 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. 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. Bookseller Inventory # 231088

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Item Description: Michael J. Cramer, husband of Grant's sister, had a long and illustrious diplomatic careerMary Frances Grant was the youngest child of Jesse Grant and Hannah Simpson. Born in 1839, she was 17 years younger than her brother, Ulysses S. Grant. In October 1863 she married Michael J. Cramer of Cincinnati. Cramer was an ambitious young man, and he earned his way through college by teaching German and Latin and working part time as a printer. He studied for the ministry and graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1860. Cramer joined the Methodist conference and preached for four years. On July 10, 1864, Abraham Lincoln appointed him Hospital Chaplain, in which post he ministered to sick, wounded and dying soldiers. Cramer stayed in the service until 1867, when President Andrew Johnson named him U.S. Consul at Leipzig, Germany. In addition to his official duties there, he organized a chapel service and preached every Sunday. In 1870, Cramer was appointed U.S. Ambassador to Denmark by his brother-in-law President Grant, and he resided in Copenhagen for eleven years in this capacity. Document Signed as President, on vellum, Washington, September 9, 1870, naming Cramer Minister Resident to Denmark. The document is countersigned by Secretary of State Hamilton Fish. Before the word "ambassador" came in to common use, this was an ambassadorial-level engagement. In 1881 President James Garfield appointed Cramer U.S. Ambassador to Switzerland, and this post was confirmed by Chester A. Arthur when he became President after Garfield's assassination. Cramer returned to America in 1885, the day after the death of General Grant. Cramer was afterwards professor of theology at Boston University, professor of church history at Drew Theological Seminary, and professor of philosophy at Dickinson College. He died in 1898. As for Mary Grant Cramer, when she died in 1905, The New York Times noted in her obituary that "she was well known in religious and charitable circles.". Bookseller Inventory # 10160

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Item Description: Washington, D.C, 1871. Portrait engraving of President Ulysses S. Grant. Boldly signed U.S. Grant. The engraving measures 4 inches by 5.5 inches. This portrait engraving produced by the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing. In near fine condition, affixed to an 8 inch by 10 inch sheet bearing a small note. Matted and framed. The entire piece measures 16.5 inches 18 inches. 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 # 44047

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Item Description: 1871. GRANT, Ulysses S. Document Signed [Ship's Papers]. New Bedford, MA: September 26, 1871. Broadside (22 by 17 inches), printed, engrossed and signed on the recto. $4500.Ship’s papers granting permission to Charles S. Holt, commander of the ship "Hunter," to depart from the port of New Bedford "laden with Provisions, and stores for a whaling voyage" to the Pacific Ocean. President Grant and Secretary of State Hamilton Fish have both boldly signed this document. With the fragile affixed paper seal of the United States present.Because ships leaving U.S. ports needed ship identification papers before a voyage, documents such as this one were signed by the President and Secretary of State ahead of time and forwarded to the port. The Collector of the Port would then fill in the required information and the date. This document was signed in Washington, DC prior to the September 26, 1871 departure date, but was issued from New Bedford on that date. Document printed in four columns on the recto of this folio leaf, completed in manuscript, with text in English, French, Spanish and Dutch. It contains oaths that the named ship is owned by United States citizens, and bears the official paper seal of the United States, and is also countersigned by James Allen, Collector of Customs for the port of New Bedford, and notarized by James Taylor. Some minor expert paper repairs and restorations, chiefly to the verso, and not affecting any signatures. Grant's and Fish's signatures clear and bold. An excellent and scarce signed document. Signed. Bookseller Inventory # 107465

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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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Item Description: 1869. GRANT, Ulysses S. Engraved portrait signed. Washington: US Bureau of Engraving and Printing, circa 1869. Engraved portrait, measuring 4-1/2 by 5-1/2 inches; matted, entire piece measures 8-1/2 by 10 inches. $6200.Handsome engraved portrait of U.S. Grant, circa 1869, boldly signed by him below the image, matted and suitable for framing.This wonderful steel-engraved portrait of Ulysses S. Grant as President, circa 1869, was printed by the U.S. Bureau of Engraving & Printing. The image is after a particularly well-known photograph of Grant. Fine condition. Signed. Bookseller Inventory # 105194

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CIVIL WAR GRANT Ulysses S.

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Item Description: 1861. First Edition. "GRANT, Ulysses S. Autograph letter signed. Cairo, Illinois, December 20, 1861. WITH: Portrait. No place: Bureau of Engraving and Printing, No date. Single original ivory leaf (7-3/4 by 9-3/4 inches) in manuscript on recto, docketed on verso. Matted and framed with engraved portrait on ivory cardboard stock. Entire item measures 16-1/2 by 18-1/2 inches. $6500.December 20, 1861 Civil War autograph letter entirely penned and signed by Ulysses S. Grant soon after his promotion to brigadier general and his bold foray against Confederate forces at Belmont, this exceedingly scarce letter written to quartermaster Reuben Hatch amidst Grant’s investigation into Hatch’s conduct, ultimately leading his arrest, with Grant later said to believe "many of the stories about his drinking problems were started by Reuben Hatch" in retaliation.Less than six months before the date of this letter, Grant was placed in command of the Union Army on the Mississippi. With "the single gold star of a brigadier general on his shoulders he understood almost at once that the key to winning the war was in the West, not in the East From Cairo he could see how to win the war" (Korda, 65). That November Grant led an attack on Confederate forces at Belmont. Ultimately both sides claimed victory, but Grant, who "had been as green as his raw Illinois and Iowa volunteers . braved the same dangers as his men and won his respect on the battlefield. Veterans at Belmont were henceforth 'Grant's men,' the core of what would soon become the Army of Tennessee" (Smith, Grant, 131). In meeting the considerable challenges of his new command, Grant heard of a Chicago newspaper alleging quartermaster Reuben Hatch, the recipient of this letter, was using his "position for personal gain Grant ordered Capt. Hillyer, his aide-de-camp, to proceed to Chicago to investigate the allegations." Hillyer subsequently reported to Grant that Hatch had intentionally hindered his inquiry. When the report was forwarded to General Meigs, quartermaster general, he "ordered Grant to place Hatch under immediate arrest." Grant, who informed Meig in early January that Hatch had been duly arrested, reportedly "believed many of the stories about his drinking problems circulating at that time were started by Reuben Hatch," who later avoided court-martial only through the intervention of his brother, O.M. Hatch, Illinois secretary of state and a major supporter of Lincoln (Potter, Sultana Tragedy, 36). In confronting Hatch, Grant came to realize "he would never fully leave his past behind. Any time he offended someone, that someone was sure to whisper that the general was a drunkard" (Simpson, 108).Grant's letter to Captain Hatch, written at the height of the investigation, displays a brusque manner that seems to reflect Grant's barely veiled impatience with the captain. Grant's letter reads: "Head Qrs. Dist S. E. Mo., Cairo, Dec. 20th 1861. Capt. R. B. Hatch, Dist. Capt. The bearer C.E. Atkinson complains of being detained here with nothing to do waiting for a settlement with your department if such is the case give him a settlement and let him go. U.S. Grant, Brig. Gen. Cm." Docketed on the verso: "Gen Grant Dec 20, [unclear word] to settle with E.C. Atkinson." The letter is accompanied by a handsome engraved portrait of Grant (image 2-1/2 by2-1/2 inches) centered on an ivory display card. Portrait card (6 by 8 inches) with "Bureau of Engraving and Printing" printed at lower edge. Docketed on leaf verso in an unidentified hand. Two small pieces of tape to leaf verso.Grant's inked cursive clear and dark, light foldlines, faint marginal toning to near-fine letter; portrait fine.". Signed. Bookseller Inventory # 90957

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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: In the immediate wake of the Civil War, there were a great many disabled servicemen who could not find employment, and the problem had become acute. On November 14, 1865, some 20 Union generals and admirals (such as Dix, Butterfield and Parke) determined to seek a solution, and they enlisted GrantÕs support. They wrote an open letter to Union officers that was published in the December 30 issue of the ÒArmy and Navy JournalÓ stating: Òthe great number of discharged and disabled soldiers and sailors without employment causes, and must always cause, regret to every officer who has in any way purchase a paid it in their dangers and sufferings. It has been the duty and privilege of officers while in service to provide for the wants of their men, and now that both have returned from that service, and no longer encounter these dangers, the duty and privilege in a measure remain. It is also an unhappy fact hat many of our officers have become incapacitated for their former occupations by wounds, and that they are undergoing pecuniary privations, and needing our aid and sympathyÉ We therefore call upon you to meet with us at a public meeting to be held for the purpose of considering the best means of procuring employment for disabled and discharged soldiers and sailors, and for forming some permanent military association which shall have the welfare of our soldiers and sailors as its object.ÓBut GrantÕs plans to attend the meeting thus called for were upset by the issue of Reconstruction in the South. On November 27, 1865, President Andrew Johnson sent General Grant on a fact-finding mission to the South to determine the status of efforts to reconcile the South to rejoining the Union. This trip precluded GrantÕs attendance at the meeting. Grant returned from the South with a report that emphasized the willingness of southerners to reaffirm their allegiance, a view that suited Johnson, but did not recommend withdrawal of troops or elimination of the Freedmen's Bureau, an agency established to care for, and protect, former slaves. Grant believed that reconciliation had to be balanced by justice to the freedmen.Letter signed, mid to late November 1865, informing the meeting organizers that he could not attend, but providing them with a statement of support. ÒGentlemen, I regret that I shall be unable to be present at the meeting of Officers of the Army & Navy, called for the purpose of considering the best means of procuring employment for disabled Soldiers & Sailors etc. I need hardly say that I heartily approve of its object and trust that you will succeed in devising some plan by which work may be provided for all the brave and unfortunate defenders of our country.Ó. Bookseller Inventory # 11522

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Item Description: 1877. Large signed photograph of Ulysses S. Grant. Boldly signed below the image by Grant. The entire piece measures 14.5 inches by 17 inches. Handsomely matted and framed. Rare in such a large format. Ulysses S. Grant served as president of the United States from March 4, 1869 to March 4, 1877. On January 29, 1877, (five days before he left office), Grant gave an address to the Senate of the United States regarding a controversial dispute that had arisen over the results of the upcoming presidential election. In the address, Grant argued that the people must put their trust in Congress, stating: "In all periods of history controversies have arisen as to the succession or choice of the chiefs of states, and no party or citizens loving their country and its free institutions can sacrifice too much of mere feeling in preserving through the upright course of law their country from the smallest danger to its peace on such an occasion; and it can not be impressed too firmly in the hearts of all the people that true liberty and real progress can exist only through a cheerful adherence to constitutional law.". Bookseller Inventory # 4608

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Item Description: In an unknown and unpublished letter, Grant makes clear that the War Department was keeping him in the dark about his promotion, saving the announcement for when Grant would meet with Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton that afternoonThis is one of the last, if not the last, letter of Grant as commander of just the Army of the Tennessee, as in a few hours he would be in command of all Union forces in the westÒI immediately reported by telegraph to Gen. Halleck. Answer is just received directing me to go to Louisville and await ordersÉI learn nothing from WashingtonÉThe [Confederate] cavalry that was to your front, most of it, attacked the railroad at Collinsville. S.D. Lee with about 4000 men was at Tuscumbia on the 14thÉ.I shall await with great anxiety an account of your expedition to Canton.ÓJames B. McPherson was transferred to General Ulysses S. GrantÕs command on February 1, 1862, just as Grant was launching an expedition against forts Henry and Donelson in Tennessee. McPhersonÕs work in analyzing the defenses of Fort Donelson earned him the respect of Grant, and McPhersonÕs star rose rapidly after the Battle of Shiloh in Tennessee in April 1862. McPherson fought with distinction, and was promoted to colonel. Two weeks later he became a brigadier general. After his actions at the Battle of Corinth, Mississippi, in October 1862, McPherson was again promoted, this time to major general. In December, he capped a successful year by taking command of the 17th Corps in GrantÕs Army of the Tennessee. Grant intended to keep McPherson with him.From mid-Oct. 1862, Grant and his army made several attempts to take Vicksburg, which was the main impediment to Union control of the entire Mississippi River, and thus to the splitting off of the western Confederacy. First, in preparation, he reorganized his forces into four corps, one under McPherson, and the others under generals John A. McClernand, William T. Sherman, and Stephen A. Hurlbut. Following failures in the first attempts, in the spring of 1863 he prepared to cross his troops from the west bank of the Mississippi River to a point south of Vicksburg and drive against the city from the south and east. On March 29, 1863, McClernand's and McPherson's men began working their way south at Milliken's Bend and Lake Providence, northwest of Vicksburg. They crossed the river on April 30 and won a series of victories; then rather than head right for Vicksburg Grant surprised everyone and instead swung east to take Jackson, Mississippi. This cut off Confederate forces in Vicksburg from reinforcements and supplies. Grant now approached Vicksburg from the east and northeast, with McClernand's and McPherson's corps nearing the Vicksburg defenses by May 18. The next day Grant made the failed first assault on Vicksburg. The second assault, on May 22, was a disaster for Union forces, showed the strength of the miles of Confederate works arching east around the city, and convinced Grant that Confederate commander John Pemberton could only be defeated in a protracted siege. He settled in for the six-week siege. Cut off and with no hope of relief, Pemberton surrendered his stores and garrison of 31,500 to Grant on July 4, 1863. It was a stinging defeat for the Southern cause, splitting the Confederacy in two, and, with the Union victory at Gettysburg the previous day, marked the turning point of the war. Grant instantly became a hero in the North, and for this victory, President Lincoln promoted him to the rank of major general in the regular army, effective July 4. This was the second time a full Confederate army had surrendered, and both had been to Grant.Grant spent the rest of July and early August organizing various expeditions in the department under his command, and from August 23 to September 2 was on a tour of Inspection from Cairo, Illinois to Natchez, Mississippi. Meanwhile, events were going poorly for the Union forces near Chattanooga. On September 13, General Halleck in Washington wire. Bookseller Inventory # 11308

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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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