[EARLY AMERICAN REPUBLIC.] A collection of 101 letters and documents signed by notable American political figures, 1783-1800. Highlights include: MIFFLIN, Thomas. LS to Nathanael Greene, 6 March 1784. 1p., folio. Appointing him commissioner to treat with the Indians. -- CLINTON, George (1739-1812) Vice-president, Governor. Autograph letter signed (“Geo: Clinton”), as Vice-president, to John Woodworth, City of Washington, 5 January 1806. 1 page, 4to, paper mounting strip along left edge of verso. Commenting on gridlock in Washington: “nothing of consequence has been done respecting our most important national concerns...” -- WARD, Artemas (1727-1800). Autograph letter signed (“Artemas Ward”), to Thomas Walter Ward, Philadelphia, 26 March 1792. 2 ½ pages, 4to, inlaid, discreetly repaired (on verso) at seal hole and folds. Foolish speeches and the public good: Ward laments to his son Thomas some of the economic traits of his countrymen and the long-windedness of his legislative colleagues. -- LANGDON, Woodbury. Autograph letter signed (“Woodbury Langdon”), to Elbridge Gerry, Portsmouth (New Hampshire), 20 September 1785. 2 pages, folio, remnants of mounting on signature page. Langdon regrets his inability to attend the new session of the Continental Congress in New York, comments about Gerry’s work on the Congressional committee to select a new capital, and laments the continued harassment of American commerce by the British: “Are we to continue to be insulted by the British...” -- CLARK, John. Autograph letter signed (“Jno. Clark”) to Elbridge Gerry, York Town, 13 June 1789. 3 pages, 4to, tape remnant on blank verso. Docketed by Gerry. Writing from his home in York, Pennsylvania, Clark thinks his hometown an excellent choice for the new “federal seat” and urges Gerry to press that option in the new Congress. “I can find no place so secure, and at the same time so well calculated in every respect as the banks of the Susquehannah at or near what is called Wright’s Ferry..." -- WOLCOTT, Oliver. ALS to Yale president Jonathan Edwards, 13 January 1786. 1 ½pp., 8vo. Declining an invitation. -- BAYARD, John. ALS to Elias Boudinot, 23 June 1790. 2pp., folio. Criticisms of Congress and fears they are losing public confidence. -- HUNTINGTON, Samuel. ALS (retained copy) to Thomas Jefferson, 28 Feb. 1790. 1p., 8vo. Thanks for receipt of three Acts of Congress. -- [HAMILTON, Alexander.] Printed document, page 21 from Hamilton’s report on State debts. Unsigned. -- WALTON, George. DS, 28 Feb. 1785. 1p., folio. A subpoena. -- NOURSE, Joseph. DS, 7 August 1794. Treasury dept. form for registering ships. --BURR, Aaron. DS, 20 July 1797. 1p., folio. An indenture. -- BOUDINOT, Elias. ALS to John Dayton, 4 March 1791. 1p., 8vo. Discussing Land Office Bill pending in Congress. Complete listing available upon request.