Lot 642: Partly-printed DS, signed "N. Hawthorne," one page, 7 x 8, February 24, 1854. As consul of the United States at the port of Liverpool, Hawthorne certifies "that Samuel Pearce before whom the annexed affidavit of John Johnston hath made…Vice Consul duly authorised to administer Oaths and Affirmations; that the deponent is in my opinion worthy of credit and qualified to verify the annexed Invoice; and that the said affidavit was administered in the presence of Henry Artin." The two paper seals affixed to the left side remain intact. In fine condition, with expected document wear, mild toning, and show-through from mounting remnants to reverse corners.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 460
Wednesday, 16th September 2015
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