571. WARD (ARTEMAS). A. D. S., 1 p. 12mo, May 2,
1774. Portrait. 2 pieces, inlaid.
.572. WARD (ARTEMAS). A. N. S., Roxbury Camp,
Nov. 16, 1775. Lieut. Beaman's leave of absence for
six days; A. N. S., n. d., order for two barrels of Rum to be
dealt out to the officers and soldiers of Col. Doolittle's Com-
mand. 2 pieces (one inlaid).
573. WARD (HENRY, Member Colonial Congress). 2
D. S., July 3, 1781 ; Jan. 3, 1784. 2 pieces, inlaid.
574. WARD (SAMUEL, Revolutionary soldier). A. L. S.,
1 p. 4to, Warwick, May 23, 1782. Also, D. S., 1784. 2 pieces.
575. WARD (SAMUEL, Statesman, Gov. R. L). 3
A. D. S., 1757, 1758. Portrait. 4 pieces. All inlaid.
576. WARNER (CHARLES DUDLEY). A. L. S., 2 pp.
8vo. Hartford, Conn., March 2, 1872. Inlaid.
* To James E. Osgood. A fine literary letter regarding a
forthcoming book, etc.
577. WARNER (CHARLES DUDLEY). A. L, S., 1 p.
12mo. Hartford, Conn., June 3, 1892. To Mr. Todd, en-
closing money for the Association of American Authors.
578. WARREN (JAMES, Revolutionary leader). En-
dorsement signed, Jan. 23, 1755, on a summons. Also signed
by Col. James Otis. Portrait. 2 pieces.
579. WARREN (JOSEPH, Gen. in the Revolution). Part
of a Manuscript leaf from Gen. Warren's Day Book (inlaid,
with the following inscription:) "The heading (two lines) is
in the handwriting of Gen. Warren. The other in the hand
of Judge Warren of Foxborough;" Autograph Signature
with three lines of signature to letter; 3 portraits. Together
580. WASHINGTON (GEORGE). A. D. S., 1 p. folio.
Eight lines with signature in the handwriting of George
Washington, on autograph document signed by Wm. Craw-
.ford, surveyor and associate of Washington. Survey of 2084
acres, being part of a Grant of Land for the use of Officers
and Soldiers, granted by Proclamation dated at Williams-
burgh, Feb. 19, 1754, and by a subsequent Order of Council,
of Dec. 15, 1769. Washington's endorsement on the same
is for the heirs of Col. John Fry. (Inlaid.)
581. WASHINGTON (GEORGE). L. S., 1 p. folio,
Head Quarters, Morristown, March 3, 1777. To Brig.-Gen.
* " / have the pleasure of Congratulating you upon your
appointment to the Bank, of Brigadier General in the Con-
tinental Army. Your Commission shall be forwarded to you,
as soon as it comes to my hands. It will bear date from the
81st last Month. I beg you will make use of your utmost Exer-
tions, to raise and equip the two Battalions allotted to your
State, which, by a letter from Gov. Cook, I hope will be soon
done. I have recommended innoculation to all Recruits in the
new Army, who have not had the small Pox, and I desire, that
as fast as yours are inlisted, they may be sent to some con-
venient place and their take the infection. ..."
582. WASHINGTON (GEORGE). L. S., 2 pp. folio,
Head Quarters, Nov. 1, 1777. To Gen. Varnum.
* An interesting letter relating to the defences of Forts
Mifflin and Henry, commanding the approaches on the Dela-
ware Eiver. Fort Mifflin was invested by the British fleet on
Nov. 10, 1777, and its early fall, carried with it, as Washington
foresaw, the surrender of Fort Mercer. ' ' By letters from the
Baron Arendt. . . . I understand that what they principally
fear at Fort Mifflin is a surprise by Night, or a lodgment upon
the upper end of the sland. . . . The only method of guarding
effectually against this, is by keeping Boats stationed at Night
between Fort and Province Island to give an immediate alarm.
... 7 am afraid that matters do not go smoothly between the
Commandant at Fort Mifflin and the Commodore, as there are
every now and then complaints of inattention in the Commo-
dore. ... 7 beg you will do all in your power to reconcile any
583. WASHINGTON (GEORGE). L. S., 2 pp. folio.
Head Quarters, Whitemarsh, Nov. 8, 1777. To Gen. Varnum.
Relates to the defences of Fort Mifflin: "I am pleased
to hear of the success of your Cannonade against the Enemy's
shipping, and I am very certain if we liad more heavy Cannon
mounted upon travelling carriages to move up and down the
Beach occasionally, that we should annoy and distress them
exceedingly. To possess Btilingsport as well as Red Bank *
certainly a most desirable object. ... 7 have just seen a very
intelligent person from Philada. . . . He finds . . . that a formit-
able attack is to be made upon Fort Mifflin. ... 7 therefore
repeat . . . that you should immediately reinforce Fort Mifflin
as strongly as possible, and give ttie Commodore notice of the
L intended attack."
584. WASHINGTON (GEORGE). L. S,, 2 pp. folio, Head
Quarters, Whitemarsh, Nov. 12, 1777, 1 'Clock, P. M.
* A fine letter, in which Washington shows his anxiety at
the possible fall of Fort Mifflin: "I am sorry to -find from
yours of yesterday, that the fire of the Enemy had made so
great an impression upon the Works of Fort Mifflin, that you
thought an evacuation would be necessary. As I have not yet
heard that the measure was determined upon, I hope it is not
carried into execution. If it is not, it is the unanimous opinion
of the Council of General Officers now sitting, that the Fort
be held to the last extremity. . . . We are now thinking if there
is any possibility of attacking the Enemy in reverse and there-
by raising the Siege. . . . Therefore endeavor to hold the Island
till the practicability of that measure at least is determined
585. WASHINGTON (GEORGE). L. S., 2 pp. folio, Head
Quarters, Nov. 12, 1777, 5 'Clock, P. M. [To Gen. Varnum. ]
* An extremely interesting letter, in which the opinion of the
Council of Officers regarding the defenders at Fort Mifflin has
been altered, from that expressed by Washington in his letter
of the same date, but four hours earlier : ' ' Since I wrote you
at one o'clock this day, yours dated twelve last night came to
hand. This has occasioned an alteration in the sentiments of
myself and the Council, who find it impossible, from your rep-
resentation, to give timely relief to the Fort. We therefore
are now of opinion that the Cannon and Stores ought immedi-
ately to be removed, and every thing put into a disposition to
remove totally at a minutes warning. . . . If what works remain
could be blown up, or otherways effectually destroyed before
evacuation, it would take the enemy so much more time and
labour to make a lodgement upon the Island."
586. WASHINGTON (GEORGE). L. S., 1 p. folio, Head
Quarters, Nov. 12, 1777, 5 'Clock. To Gen. Varnum.
* A copy of the above letter, with the following additional
memoranda: "The above is a copy of a letter sent you yester-
day, but that may have miscarried."
587. WASHINGTON (GEORGE). L. S., 1 p. folio, Head
Quarters, Nov. 13, 1777. To Brig.-Gen. Varnum.
* A highly important historical letter, referring to his two
letters of the previous day and urging the necessity of defend-
ing Fort Mifflin to- the last: "I would have a show of defence
kept up as long as possible, by such a number of men as you
shall judge necessary the importance of delaying the father
progress of the Enemy and preventing their making a Lodge-
ment on the Island is too obvious to need any insisting upon
it. ... I think an enterprise of a more active nature might be
carried nto execution. ... I mean a descent upon Providence
Island, for the purpose of spiking the Enemy's cannon and
levelling their batteries. ..."
588. WASHINGTON (GEORGE). L. S., 1 p. folio, Head
Quarters, April 25, 1778. To Col. Shreve. With address and
wax seal (repaired in folds).
* Regarding prisoners taken by the enemy and ' ' The Disposi-
tion which you have made of the men under your command I
have no doubt is founded on a knowledge of the Country, and
calculated to answer the ends in view."
589. WASHINGTON (GEORGE). D. S., 2 pp. 4to (in-
laid). Endorsement, two lines "Geo.Town 1st Augt. 1785 The
within Accot. allowed," in the handwriting of George Wash-
ington, with his signature ; signed also by Thos. S. Lee, John
Fitzgerald, Thos. Johnson and George Gilpin.
* The above account is that of James Rumsey, the Inventor,
for a pair of Bellows for the use of the Potomac Co.
590. WASHINGTON (GEORGE). D. S., 3 pp. folio.
N. p. n. d. (repaired in folds, text somewhat faded).
* Address to the Militia of New Jersey, apparently issued
during the Siege of Fort Mifflin by the British navy in Nov.,
1777, refers to the post at Red Bank and the obstruction in
the Delaware River, and the efforts of the Continental troops
to prevent the destruction of the same by the British.
591. WASHINGTON (WILLIAM A., Nephew to George
Washington). A. L. S., 2 pp. folio, 1 p. (inlaid). Blenheim,
June 1, 1786. To James Nivison. Signed also by Beckwith
Butler. In the handwriting of W. A. Washington, regarding
the settlement of the affairs of Washington, Butler and
592. WAYNE (ANTHONY, Major-General). L. S., 1 p. 4to
(inlaid), Camp at Mount Prospect, June 3, 1777. To Col.
Joseph Penrose, 10th Penn. Regt. With address and wax
* On public service : ' ' You are immediately ordered to re-
pair to this place. . . . You will leave some trusty Officer in
Philada. to Equip the new Becruits, $ to forward them to
Camp as fast as they arrive."
593. WAYNE (ANTHONY, Major-General. A. L. S., 3 pp.
4to. West Point, Aug. 10, 1779. To John Jay, President of
Congress (small tear in margin). With portrait and view of
the Storming of Stony-Point. 3 pieces.
* Copy of a letter to Congress, but in Wayne 's own hand-
writing, in answer to Congress' approbation of his conduct at
Stoney Point : ' ' but whilst I experience every Sensation arris-
ing from a Conciousness of having used my best endeavours
to carry the orders of my General into execution, I feel much
hurt that I did not . . . mention among other brave 4" worthy
(officers) the names of Lieut. Col. Sherman, Majors Hall,
Murphy $ Posey . . . every Officer $ Soldier belonging to the
Light Corps discovered a Zeal & Intrepidity that did, <$ ever
will secure success."
594. WEBB (CHARLES HENRY, Author). A. L. S., 1 p.
12mo. January 16, 1892. To Mr. Whitman, on literary
matters. Another of 2 pp. July 14, 1892. 2 pieces ; inlaid.
595. WEBB (SAML. B., Aide to Washington, and his Pri-
vate Secretary). A. L. S., 1 p. folio (inlaid), General Heath's
Quarters, July 25, 1779. To Gen. Greene.
Lieut.-Col. Webb and his command were captured while tak-
ing part in Gen. Parson's unfortunate Expedition to Long
Island, Dec. 10, 1777; he was not exchanged till 1780. The
above letter relates to his own exchange and the selling of his
horse to Gen. Greene.
596. WEBSTER (DANIEL). A. L. Signed with initials,
4 pp. 4to. Washington, March 28, 1814. Addressed "Dear E."
* Interesting and important political letter, reading in part:
"In relation to the offer made ~by England to renew Jay's
Treaty, I intend to see <$ collect $ carry home what evidence
there is on the point," etc.
597. WEBSTER (NOAH). A. L. S., 1 p. 4to. New York,
March 14, 1788. To Mr. Young, regarding the abridgment of
a Grammar ; Portrait ; both inlaid.
598. WEEDON (GEORGE, Brig.-Gen. in the Revolution).
A. L. S., 2 pp. (inlaid). Fredericksburg, March 22, 1791. To
Maj. George Croghan, referring to Lands in Ohio.
599. WELLES (GIDEON). 2 L. S., Oct. 29, 1861, and
June 25, 1868, both on matters pertaining to the navy. Por-
trait. 3 pieces.
600. WENTWORTH (JOHN, Jurist, and John Jr.,
M. 0. C.). A. L.S., 1773; D. S., 1773; D.S., 1766. 3 pieces.
601. WENTWORTH (SIR JOHN, Gov. of New Hampshire
and Nova Scotia). L. S., 2 pp. folio, Halifax, N. S., July 2,
1795. To Joseph De Sandonor.
602. WENTWORTH (JOSHUA, Col. in Revolution,
M. 0. C.). A. L. S., 1772; A. D. S., 1776, relating to prizes
brought in by American privateers. 2 pieces, folio, inlaid.
603. WESTERN STATESMEN AND REPRESENTA-
TIVES. J. Scott Harrison (Ohio), 1877 ; Charles A. Eldridge
(Wisconsin), 1873; Mark H. Dunnell (Minnesota), 1882;
George H. Roberts (Nebraska), 1871; Bird B. Chapman
(Nebraska), 1857 ; and others. Portraits. Together 42 pieces.
604. WETMORE (PROSPER MONTGOMERY, Author
and Statesman). A. L. S., 1 p. 4to. New York, Dec. 7, 1826,
605. WHIPPLE (EDWIN PERCY, Author). A. L. S. r
1 p. 4to. Boston, August 24, 1857. Unaddressed; regarding
606. WHITE (ANTHONY, Col. in the Revolution and
Aide to Washington). A. L. S.,- 2 pp. folio, New Brunswick,
June 10, 1800. To Seaborn Jones, Augusta, Ga. With en-
graved portrait. 2 pieces (both inlaid).
* Relates to his lands in Georgia, mentions David Ramsay,
Col. Earle, and others.
607. WHITMAN (WALT). A. L. S., 1 p. 8vo. Camden,
N. J., February 6, 1881. Portrait; both inlaid.
* Addressed "My dear J. L. G." and reading in part: "/
send you the Carlyle piece as requested Mail me a proof if
possible. ... 7 reserve the right to print any of my pieces in
future books," etc.
608. WHITNEY (WILLIAM DWIGHT, philologist).
A. L. S., 2 pp. 12mo. New Haven, May 23, 1891. To W. J.
Bok, mentioning the Century Dictionary, etc. Inlaid.
609. WHITTIER (JOHN G.). A. L. S., 3 pp. 12rao.
Amesbury, November 9, 1871. Portrait ; both inlaid.
* To Ben Perley Poore, regarding political matters and his
610. WILKINSON (JAMES, Brig.-Gen. in the Revolu-
tion). A. L. S., 4 pp. 4to, Washington, April 4, 1814. To Maj.
* Interesting letter in reference to Gen. Jno. Armstrong's
Plan of Campaign in the Second War with Great Britain, and
commenting on the mistakes of Genl. Browne; A. L. of Wil-
kinson's, not signed, containing comments on Genl. Arm-
strong's actions in trying to lay the blame of the failure of
Maj. Gen. Browne on the shoulders of Commodore Chauncey;
Copies of two letters from Gen. John Armstrong to Gen. Wil-
kinson; Copy of letter from T. H. Blake. 5 pieces.
611. WILKINSON (GEN. JAMES). A. L. S., 1 p. folio.
Oerrnantown, Nov. 29, 1815. To Maj. Gen. Dearborn. With a
* Mentions some of forthcoming publications; Burr, Arnold,
612. WILLETT (MARINU.S, Col. in the Revolution).
A. L. S., 3 pp. 4to. Fort Rensselaer, July 14, 1781. To Gov.
Clinton. With address. Woodcut portrait. 2 pieces (both
* A very interesting war letter, relating to the distressed
situation of the frontier, the capture of two messengers, whom
he rewards "with a place in the guard-house," and from whom
he procures a confession which causes him to change his actions
towards the people of Torlock, "In order to break up a settle-
ment, Which not only affords shelter and provisions to our ene-
mies, But gives them an actual accesstion of strength."
613. WILLIAMS (JONATHAN, Soldier). D. S., 1 p. 4to
(printed). West Point, July 8, 1807. To Judge Grinke,
notifying him of his election as a member of the United
States Military Philosophical Society. On the two inside
pages of the letter appears the printed constitution of the
Society. With an engraved portrait. 2 pieces, inlaid.
614. WILLIAMS (0. H., Revolutionary General).
A. L. S., 1 p. 4to, Baltimore, March 23, 1786. To Arch.
Moncreiff. With address. 3 portraits. Together 4 pieces (3
* On financial matters.
615. WILLIAMS (WILLIAM, Signer). D. S., 1 p. folio
(badly damaged), Lebanon, March 24, 1759. Inlaid.
616. WILLIAMSON (A., Gen. in the Revolution). L. S.,
1 p. folio, Camp near Adams ferry, April 24, 1779. To Gen.
* Interesting war letter, referring to reinforcements of the
enemy: "/ have just now received advice, that . . . they
mean to cross the Savannah at some place above Ebenezer."
617. WIN GATE (PAINE, M. 0. C., Jurist). 3 A. L. S.
(one in Latin), 1788 and 1789, one mentioning Mrs. Wash-
ington and the illness of the President, the other the adoption
of the new Constitution by New Hampshire. 3 pieces, 2
618. WINTER (WILLIAM). A. L. S., 3y 2 pp. 8vo. New
Brighton, October 20, 1881; Autograph Poem of 3 stanzas,
signed and dated June 18, 1874. 2 pieces ; inlaid.
619. WOOD (JAMES, Governor of Va.). D. S., 1 p. small
4to (inlaid). Winchester Barracks, June 26, 1783. Contract
for Provisions for 110 Men belonging to the 1st Regt. Light
Dragoons from 'South Carolina,
620. WOODBERRY (GEORGE EDWARD). Autograph
Poem of 9 lines, signed. On a small piece of paper ; inlaid.
621. WOODFORD (WILLIAM, Brig.-Gen. in the Revolu-
tion). A. L. S., 1 p. 4to (inlaid). N. p., Sept. 12, 1778. To
His Excellency Genl. Washington, asking for leave of absence
for Lieut. Col. Cropper: "If your Excellency has no objection,
he can be spared from his Regt, which Col. Morgan com-
622. WOODHULL (NATH., Brig.-Gen. in the Revolution).
L. S., 1 p. folio, White Plains, July 20, 1776. To Col. Josiah
* On the service of the State of New York ; enclosing the
Resolves of the Convention for draughting of the Militia of
Suffolk, Queens and Kings Counties for defending the inhab-
623. WOOL (MAJ.-GEN. JOHN E.). A. L. S., 1 p. 4to.
Benicia, Cal., July 14, 1855. To Mrs. Wool, introducing Dr.
George Suckley. With 2 portraits. 3 pieces, inlaid.
624. WOOSTER (DAVID, Revolutionary General). D. S.,
2 pp. folio (inlaid), New Haven, Oct. 24, 1774. To either of
the Constables of the Town of New Haven. Summons for
Jonathan Fitch, Sheriff of New Haven, to appear before the
County Court, on complaint of Charles Bishop of Durham.
With portrait of Wooster. 2 pieces (both inlaid).
625. WORTH (MAJ. GEN. WM. J., distinguished in the
Mexican War). A. L. S., 1 p. 4to. N. p., n. d. To Col. J. B.
Van Schaick, making an engagement to meet him. With a
portrait. 2 pieces.
626. WRIGHT (SIR JAMES, Royal Gov. of Georgia).
A. L. S., 1 p. folio (inlaid), Savannah, Aug. 4, 1774. To
Joseph Maddock. Refers to survey of land and mentions some
trouble with the Indians.
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1. ABBOT (CHARLES, Baron Colchester). A. L. S., 3 pp.
8vo, May 17, 1805. To Joseph Banks; A. L. S., 1 pp. 8vo,
May 3, 1805; also 2 portraits. 4 pieces (2 inlaid).
2. A 'BECKETT (GILBERT A., Author). A. L. S., 3 pp.
12mo [Lond.], Jan. 3, 1843, to A. Bunn, asking for a box at
a play on which he had helped.
3. ADOLPHUS FREDERICK (Duke of Cambridge,
Seventh Son of George III). A, L. S., 1*4 PP- 4to. Windsor,
Oct. 10, 1810. To Lady Neale, giving her news of his sister
Princess Amelia's condition, who was then on her death bed.
4. ADOLPHUS (JOHN, Historian). L. S., 2 pp. 12mo,
Nov. 9, 1799. Portrait. 2 pieces.
5. AIKEN (LUCY, Author). A. L. S., 1 p. 12mo, Nov. 12,
n. y., to a publisher [David Bogue], offering a cheap edition
of "The Court and Character of Queen Elizabeth." A. L. S.,
1 p. 16mo, u. d., to her niece. 2 pieces.
6. AINSWORTH (WILLIAM HARRISON). A. L., signed
with initials. 5 pp. 4to. N. p. (1836).
* Long letter to his publisher explaining his delay in con-
cluding "Crichton"; detailing final instructions for its pub-
lication, stating his hopes for it, etc.
7. AINSWORTH (WILLIAM HARRISON). A. L., signed
with initials. 2 pp. 8vo. N. p., Feb. 26, 1842. Inlaid.
* To Oilier the publisher, desiring him to write a "kindly"
review of "The Miser's Daughter" for the "United Service
Journal. ' '
8. AINSWORTH (WILLIAM HARRISON). A. L. S.,
31/., pp. 8vo. Canterbury, November 14, 1844. Inlaid.
* To his daughters, describing his stay with "Lord Albert,"
his hunting experiences, etc.
9. AINSWORTH (WILLIAM HARRISON). A. L. S. r
3 pp. 8vo. Brighton, Dec. 14, 1845. To a contributor : a
courteous letter thanking him for a poem received and in-
viting him to submit another whenever he feels in the vein.
10. AINSWORTH (WILLIAM HARRISON). A. L. S.,
4 pp. 8vo. London, October 17th, 1846. To Horace Smith.
* Tells of his travels in Europe and encloses 11 guineas for
Smith's contributions to the "New Monthly."
11. AINSWORTH (WILLIAM HARRISON). A. L. S.,
3y 2 pp. 8vo. Warwick, July 22nd, 1847. To his daughter
* ' ' . . . Today we are going to Stratford upon Avon. There
is a report here that Shakespeare's house has actually been
sold to some speculative Americans and will ~be carried off and
12. AINSWORTH (WILLIAM HARRISON). A. L. S.,
royal 8vo, 1 p. (with address and wax seal on opposite page).
Nov. 15, 1847. To the Secretary of the Manchester Athenaeum.
* " I very reluctantly decline it on the ground of the nervous
embarassment which I always feel on speaking before a large
13. AINSWORTH (WILLIAM HARRISON) . A. L. S.,
3 pp. 8vo. Paris, 3rd September, 1849. To his daughters