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The Presidential Collection of Everett Fisher: Letters and Documents

iCollector.com is presenting online viewing of the March 17th, 2016 auction from RR Auction. This auction catalog has almost 100 lots available for viewing with a stunning array of letters and documents from United States Presidents throughout history. This selection comes from the personal collection of Everett Fisher. RR Auctions is a globally recognized and trusted source for rare documents, manuscripts, autographs, and historic artifacts. They have achieved countless record setting prices in over 425 successful sales and have an international reputation through both media and private collectors.

Thomas Jefferson features in an incredible document available for bidding at Lot 5004, which is a letter to Quaker leader Isaac Pemberton regarding progress on “civilizing” Native American tribes. As described in the auction catalog as follows: As president, Jefferson practiced a two-fold ‘civilization program’ in regard to the Native American tribes, “prescribed equally by our duty to them and by the good of our country.” Addressing “our duties” with educational programs aimed at assimilating tribes into American culture, and pushing forward with “our interest” by expanding the new nation’s territory into their lands, his policies encouraged land treaties and open commerce. This autograph letter as president not only boasts outstanding content, but also features Jefferson’s franking signature on the address panel—an exceedingly desirable twice-signed piece.” This important document has an estimated value of $25000.

Lot 5027 brings an outstanding letter penned by Abraham Lincoln. Here is a letter to General Henry W Halleck. As described by the auctioneer: “Lincoln, writing on his third-to-last birthday, discusses three soldiers of note in the famed Irish Brigade. Irish immigrant Thomas Francis Meagher began raising troops as soon as the war began, and soon found himself in charge of the ‘Irish Brigade’ that saw action at Bull Run, Antietam, and Fredericksburg. He resigned his commission shortly after meeting with Lincoln. Patrick Kelly replaced him as commander and led the depleted Irish troops at the Battle of Gettysburg in July; he was later killed in action during the Siege of Petersburg before ever officially being promoted. Nugent was the last commanding officer of the Irish Brigade, and was finally brevetted brigadier general until March 13, 1865. An excellent wartime letter by President Lincoln with a fine association to this well-known brigade.” This piece of history is expected to carry a value of $20,000.

This auction includes a significant portion of the presidential history of the country; from Washington to Garfield, to Eisenhower, to George H.W. Bush. All documents are available in the online catalog with full descriptions and images. RR Auctions is pleased to offer services to answer any questions and all bidding can take place by visiting their website or iCollector.com

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