Other highlights include:
- a John Adams letter, dated January 23, 1788 and addressed to his nephew, William Cranch, captures Adams' anticipation of the ratification of the US Constitution and reflects on his final days as the first US Minister to Great Britain (estimate: $10,000+)
- a Thomas Paine signed letter showcasing his personal intervention on behalf of his best friend Colonel Joseph Kirkbride as he seeks a financial favor from Thomas Willing, the president of the Bank of North America. Dated March 20, 1787, the letter requests a loan for a period of 6 or 7 months, using Kirkbride's bond with Richard Penn as collateral (estimate: $25,000+)
- important documents signed by Alexander Hamilton, including a one-page manuscript by Hamilton, circa March 1787, which provides a glimpse into his draft for "An Act Raising Certain Yearly Taxes within This State" in New York. The manuscript contains text from pages 21-22 of Hamilton's third draft and discusses the responsibilities of assessors in notifying landowners of their tax amounts and the payment deadlines. It was retained by Hamilton's descendants until 2017 (estimate: $15,000+)
- a Benjamin Franklin six-page manuscript signed document from 1764 approves funds for the Commissioners for Indian Affairs. As the Speaker of the Pennsylvania Assembly, Franklin urges the commissioners to convert goods into money
Among other stand-out lots is an Abigail Adams eight-page handwritten letter that captures her personal life and the political landscape of the late 18th century. Dated July 16, 1787, and addressed to her sister, Mary Smith Cranch, the letter covers various topics, including the visit of Thomas Jefferson's daughter and Sally Hemings to London, the aspirations of their son John Quincy Adams, and Abigail's observations on English society. Through eloquent prose, Abigail expresses her pride in JQA's achievements and hopes for their nation's brighter future. She also reveals her health struggles, interactions with influential individuals, and emotional connection with Polly, Jefferson's daughter (estimate: $6,000+).
Elsewhere in the sale there is an archive of love letters by Emperor Alexander II of Russia, a complete set of presidential autographs from Washington to Clinton, and an autographed scientific manuscript by Albert Einstein.