Lot 195: Rhode Island: William Ellery

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2015-12-18 16:59:13

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Lot 195: ALS signed "Wm. Ellery Sup: L. H.," one page, 6.25 x 8, March 21, 1797. Letter to noted Revolutionary War General and Superintendent of Lighthouses in Connecticut Jedediah Huntington, written by Ellery in his capacity as superintendent of lighthouses in Rhode Island. In part: "The Commissr. of the Revenue informing me…that your stock of Oil was reduced to three months supply, and directing me to ship to you 950 gall's by the middle of this month, I have engaged some Oil at New Bedford…If you should be in immediate want I think it would be advisable to get Capt. Maltbie to fetch it in the Cutter to New London. This mode of obtaining it would be the cheapest, most expeditious and certain." In fine condition. RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 467 Wednesday, 13th January 2016 Estimate: $800-1000
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