Lot 216: Oliver Ellsworth

RR Auction

RR Auction

2015-12-18 16:59:16

Lot 216: ALS, one page both sides, 7.75 x 12.75, July 4, 1796. Letter to John Lowell Newbury, Jr., written while serving as chief justice of the Supreme Court. In part: "The enclosed letter will appologise for my stating to you, that at Charlestown in May last, a prize taken from the British &…advertised for sale, & the sale about to take place, an application was made to me in the name of the British Consul for an injunction to stay the sale…Being satisfied that the sale would be a violation of the treaty with Great Britiain…The circuit court at Columbia was moved to dissolve the injunction, but refused to dissolve it." In fine condition, with repaired separations to horizontal folds and a small hole affecting a word in the closing sentiment. Provenance: The Everett Fisher Collection. RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 467 Wednesday, 13th January 2016 Estimate: $1200-1500
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