Lot 417: American naval officer (1779–1820) who cemented a reputation as a hero for his leadership during the Barbary Wars and the War of 1812. Ink signature, "Very respectfully, yr. friend & servt, Stephen Decatur," on an off-white 4.5 x 2.25 slip clipped from the conclusion of a letter. In fine condition, with intersecting folds (two passing through letters of the signature) and one tiny edge tear.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 467
Wednesday, 13th January 2016
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