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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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Morrill, Lot Myrick. (1813-1883). 28th Governor of Maine and Treasury Secretary under President Ulysses S. Grant.

Published by Circa [1876]. [1876]. (1876)

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Item Description: Circa [1876]. [1876]., 1876. Book Condition: Very good. Circa [1876]. [1876]. Very good. - Card, 2-5/8 inches high by 4-1/2 inches wide, signed "Lot M. Morrill / Sec. Try". Near fine. Lot Myrick Morrill [1813-1883] was an American statesman who served as the 28th Governor of Maine and in the United States Senate. President Ulysses S. Grant appointed him Secretary of the Treasury [1876-77]. Morrill was devoted to hard currency as opposed to paper money and dedicated himself to serve the public good rather than party interests. As Treasury Secretary, he was popular both with the American press and with Wall Street and was known for his financial and political integrity. Bookseller Inventory # 34475

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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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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.

Published by Washington, DC: January 12, circa [1869]. [1869]. (1869)

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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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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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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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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.)

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: Sante Fe, 1880. Autograph Letter Signed by Ulysses S. Grant which reads, "Dear Mrs. Hines, Mrs. Grant and I are under many obligations to you and the general for a very pleasant visit to Sante Fe. We hope to have someday, the opportunity of reciprocating your hospitality. Very truly yours, U.S. Grant Santa Fe, New Mexico, July 16, 1880." Matted and framed. Entire piece measures 13 inches x 16.5 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 # 17013

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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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GRANT, Ulysses S.

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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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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: 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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GRANT Ulysses S.

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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: 1885. First Edition. GRANT, Ulysses S. Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant. New York: Charles L. Webster, 1885-86. Two volumes. Octavo, original deluxe full brown morocco, raised bands, patterned endpapers, all edges gilt. $6800.First edition of "one of the most valuable writings by a military commander in history," illustrated with numerous steel engravings, facsimiles and 43 maps, in handsome publisher's deluxe full morocco binding, with Grant's signature tipped to the dedication page in Volume I.After an ineffectual term as president, ruined by bankruptcy and dying of throat cancer, Grant agreed to publish his memoirs to provide a measure of economic security for his family. Mark Twain agreed to serve as the publisher. Struggling to dictate his notes to a stenographer, Grant finished his memoirs shortly before his death in the summer of 1885. "It seemed to Twain, sitting quietly near him in his bedroom at Sixtieth Street, that Grant had fully regained the stature of a hero" (Kaplan, 273). "No Union list of personal narratives could possibly begin without the story of the victorious general. A truly remarkable work" (New York Times). "Grant's memoirs comprise one of the most valuable writings by a military commander in history" (Eicher 492). Dornbusch II:1986. Mullins & Reed 35. Contemporary owner inscription.Infrequent soiling to text, a bit of very faint marginal dampstaining in Volume I only. Binding fine. A beautiful copy in the rare publisher's full morocco. Signed. Bookseller Inventory # 100248

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Item Description: 1787. (GRANT, Ulysses S.) TAIT, John. Directory, For the City of Glasgow". From The 15th May 1783, to the 15 May 1784. Glasgow: Printed for John Tait, 1783 [i.e. 1877]. Small octavo, contemporary full pebbled navy morocco, elaborately gilt-decorated spine, raised bands, brown morocco spine label, gilt-embossed arms, gilt-lettered "General U.S. Grant" to front board, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. $6800.1877 facsimile of the 1783 first Glasgow Directory, "Presented by the publisher to General U.S. Grant" early in his world tour, boldly signed by Grant on this copy's special bound in presentation leaf beneath an inscription to the U.S. Consul to Glasgow, Samuel F. Cooper. Handsomely bound in full crushed morocco by Bickers & Son, with the front board gilt-stamped "General U.S. Grant" beneath the gilt-embossed Glasgow coat of arms.Ulysses S. Grant, along with his wife Julia and son Jesse, sailed for Europe on May 17, 1877, ten weeks after the inauguration of President Hayes, and arrived in Liverpool on May 28 to begin his world tour. This copy of Glasgow, Scotland's Directory would have had special meaning for Grant, for his "family had originally come from Scotland to Massachusetts in May 1630" (Cunningham, Shiloh, 11). Grant's lineage has also been traced "to the Scottish clan named Grant, whose ancient motto was, 'Stand fast, Stand firm, Stand sure'" (Crafts, Life of Ulysses S. Grant). While in Scotland Grant often spoke of a "common destiny" between the two nations, and on Sept. 13th, the very day printed on this copy's presentation leaf, he made a speech in Glasgow where he thanked the city for "making me a free burgess of this great city of Glasgow."This copy contains a bound-in leaf printed: "Presented by the Publisher to General U.S. Grant, Ex-President of the United States of America, On the occasion of his Visit to Glasgow. 13th September, 1877." Below, in an unidentified hand on the same leaf, is written: "Presented to S.F. Cooper by," followed by the signature of U.S. Grant with his bold flourish. Accompanying this special copy is a laid-in original invitation card from Brevet Brigadier General Baudeau to meet General Grant. During the Civil War Badeau served as Grant's military secretary and "was present when Robert E. Lee surrendered to Grant". In 1870 Grant named him consul general to London". Badeau accompanied Grant during the general's travels through Europe in 1877-1879" and was a research assistant to Grant in the writing of his Memoirs (ANB). This copy's recipient, Samuel Freeman Cooper, also named in the laid-in invitation, fought in the Union army in the Civil War, where he achieved the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. In 1876 Grant appointed him the U.S. Consul to Glasgow, Scotland. This volume contains a 'faithful facsimile of the first Glasgow Directory," covering the period from May 15, 1783 to May 14, 1784. There are reportedly only "three copies extant of the [original] first Glasgow Directory, issued in 1783. Also containing a laid-in detached leaf (from an unknown source) printed "Welcome to General U.S. Grant, Ex-President of the United States" and featuring a poem by Scottish poet William Tester, best known by his nom-de-plume, La Teste.A fine signed copy. Signed. Bookseller Inventory # 104017

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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: 1865. GRANT, Ulysses S. Autograph letter signed. City Point, Virginia, March 1, 1865. Single sheet of lined stationery, measuring 5 by 8 inches; pp. 3. Mounted at the top edge on card, entire piece measures 6 by 9-1/2 inches. $7800.Most exceptional three-page autograph letter written by General Ulysses S. Grant discussing the logistics for the release of Civil War POWs and giving specific details about the release of Union soldiers in Confederate prisons, signed by Grant.Written on lined "Headquarters Armies of the United States" stationery, the three-page letter reads, in full: "City Point, Va. March 1st 1865, Dear """""", Immediately in the receipt of your letter on the 27th ""-. I instructed the Apt. Agt. of Ex. to make an effort to get young Whiting released at once. If he is where Richmond authorities can reach him I have no doubt about his immediate release. Under any circumstance all prisoners in the South will be released as rapidly as possible. To facilitate this matter I have agreed to receive our prisoners at Wilmington, Mobile, on the Mis. River and at Eastport, Mis. The Rebel Agt. of Exchange was glad to avail himself of this opportunity and immediately sent out orders to all prisoners in the South to deliver their charges at the most convenient of the above places. I think you need not entertain any fears about the early release of your nephew. Yours Truly. U.S. Grant. Lt. Gen." This letter is of particular interest due to its subject: the release of Civil War prisoners. During the Civil War, great controversy arose with respect to Grant and prisoner exchanges. Many believed him to be an obstructionist and accused him of keeping Union soldiers imprisoned in places such as the horrific Andersonville prison due to his alleged refusal to negotiate with the Confederacy. Strategically, Grant recognized that a captured Southern soldier took a fighting man off the battlefield and effectively rendered him a "dead soldier." Any exchange for his release simply resulted in more real dead Northern soldiers. While the policy of disallowing exchanges was unpopular, Grant realized that continually letting Southern prisoners go stood to strengthen Southern forces and prolong the war. Yet, this was not the entirety of Grant's justification. There was an active prisoner exchange system codified by the Dix Hill Cartel that began in July of 1862. Initially, black soldiers and their officers""while subject to the Emancipation Proclamation""were not included in the exchanges and could see their fellow soldiers paroled without them. Lincoln was displeased and issued General Orders 252 calling for equal treatment in exchanges and suspending Dix Hill. Large scale prisoner exchanges ceased, while small exchanges continued. Grant, in the West, had little involvement. In 1864, Grant finally did have power and it was then that he took a definitive stand on prisoner exchanges. In clear and concise words, he backed what Lincoln had already set in law. In a bold letter, Grant cut off prisoner exchanges in April of 1864 when the Confederacy refused to grant equal 1:1 exchanges in two particular cases: prisoners captured and paroled at Vicksburg and Port Hudson and black prisoners. In August, he once again held the line, realizing that Confederate prisoners vastly outnumbered Union soldiers and that most Union soldiers had completed their terms of enlistment. The date of this letter, thus, is particularly meaningful. It was written precisely as the Union was feeling relatively certain that the war had been won. Grant clearly felt he had more to gain from a prisoner exchange than he had to lose, even with the South bolstered by returning troops. With the South a mere month from surrender, he was obviously correct. Tiny blindstamp.Fine condition. Signed. Bookseller Inventory # 102363

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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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