Archives International Auctions Auction 84 April 4, 2023

Archives International Auctions - Sale 84 89 April 4, 2023 Archives International Auctions EPHEMERA - CIVIL WAR LETTERS & DOCUMENTS 475 475 Application of Drafted Person, 1863 Showing Indigent Circumstances with Boss Tweed Initials New York....., September 29th, 1863. Application of a Drafted Person, showing that he is in indigent circumstances and cannot obtain a substitute. The subscriber, Michael McKenna shows that his family is dependent on him and his income, without other means of support. His family members are his wife and three children, listed at center. William “Boss” Tweed initials are on the back at center. Black text, Fine-VF condition with some toning. William Magear Tweed (April 3, 1823 - April 12, 1878), widely known as “Boss” Tweed, was an American politician most notable for being the “boss” of Tammany Hall, the Democratic Party political machine that played a major role in the politics of 19th-century New York City and State. At the height of his influence, Tweed was the third-largest landowner in New York City, a director of the Erie Railroad, a director of the Tenth National Bank, a director of the New-York Printing Company, the proprietor of the Metropolitan Hotel, a significant stockholder in iron mines and gas companies, a board member of the Harlem Gas Light Company, a board member of the Third Avenue Railway Company, a board member of the Brooklyn Bridge Company, and the president of the Guardian Savings Bank. weed was elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1852 and the New York County Board of Supervisors in 1858, the year that he became the head of the Tammany Hall political machine. He was also elected to the New York State Senate in 1867, but Tweed’s greatest influence came from being an appointed member of a number of boards and commissions, his control over political patronage in New York City through Tammany, and his ability to ensure the loyalty of voters through jobs he could create and dispense on city-related projects. Tweed was convicted for stealing an amount estimated by an aldermen’s committee in 1877 at between $25 million and $45 million from New York City taxpayers from political corruption, but later estimates ranged as high as $200 million. Unable to make bail, he escaped from jail once but was returned to custody. He died in the Ludlow Street Jail. ����������������������������������������� Est. $100-200 EPHEMERA - CIVIL WAR MILITARY NOTABLES Pennsylvania 476 476 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Certificate of AdjustedClaim for (Civil) War Damages, 1873, Issued Bond Signed by Major General Frederick Hartranft Pennsylvania, 1873. $1000 Issued Certificate of Adjudicated Claim for War Damages, VF condition with damage to top margin, Signed by John F. Hartranft as Governor of Pennsylvania. John Frederick Hartranft (December 16, 1830 – October 17, 1889) was the United States military officer who read the death warrant to the individuals who were executed on July 7, 1865 for conspiring to assassinate American President Abraham Lincoln. Previously having achieved the rank of major general of the Union Army during the American Civil War, he had also been awarded the U.S. Medal of Honor for his actions in the First Battle of Bull Run. ����������������������������� Est. $325-650 EPHEMERA - GUNS & AMMUNITION Massachusetts, Minnesota, Illinois, Delaware 477 477 Firearm Manufacturers Correspondence with Some Political Lobbying to Fight Against Early Gun Control, 1894-1917 Massachusetts, Minnesota, Illinois, Delaware, 1894-1917. Collection of Letters from various Ammunition and Firearm Manufacturers, Including US Ammunition, Iver Johnson’s Arms & Cycle Works, Aetna Explosive Co. Inc., Western Cartridge Co., E.I. du Pont de Nemours Powder Inc., and Fort Pitt Powder Co. Most of the letters refer to orders coming in or samples being sent out. However, one letter from Iver Johnson’s in particular refers to the time “when the ubiquitous legislator gets busy in the land, and tried to put though some sort of revolver legislation” and that Iver Johnson’s is appealing to all “to be on alert to detect and to obstruct” the possible legislation. All pieces are in VF-XF condition. (12). Sold “AS IS” no returns accepted. ��������������������������������������� Est. $200-400