Lot 161: Signer of the Declaration of Independence from Rhode Island (1727–1820). Partly-printed DS, signed "Wm. Ellery, Colle.," one page, 8.25 x 6.5, March 26, 1792. District of Newport document issued by Ellery as collector of customs, in part: "Robert Lawton Master of the Sloop Peggy of the Burthen of Sixty eight and half Tons, having complied with the Law for 'Registering and Clearing Vessels, Regulating the Coasting Trade, and for other Purposes,' is hereby permitted to proceed to the Port of New York." Signed below an embossed seal in the left margin by Ellery and countersigned by "Rob. Cooke." Small edge separations to intersecting folds, a bit of paper loss to upper left, and a slit to a portion of the embossed seal, otherwise fine condition.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 458
Wednesday, 12th August 2015
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