Lot 176: DS, signed "A. Hamilton," one page, 7.5 x 9.75, January 22, 1793. Printed Treasury Department circular. In part: "Enclosed is an act, entitled, 'An act concerning the registering and recording of ships or vessels,' passed on the 31st of December last. This act is to take effect after the last day of March next…The Schooner Fame, of Newbury Port, having met with an accident in the Washington Indies in August last, proof has been made by the master, the loss of her Certificate No. 10…But as it is reported that the vessel has since been taken up and carried into the Island of Tortola, there is a probability of the certificate being saved." Separations to intersecting folds and a diagonal tear to the left side repaired with heavily toned tape, a repaired horizontal split through the middle of the signature, and toning and chipping to edges, otherwise very good condition.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 462
Wednesday, 14th October 2015
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