Lot 244: Francis Hopkinson

RR Auction

RR Auction

2016-01-22 16:28:00

Lot 244: Manuscript DS, signed "Fras. Hopkinson," one page, 13.5 x 8.25, November 19, 1784. As judge of the Court of Admiralty of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Hopkinson issues an arrest warrant to Marshal Clement Biddle. In part: "You are hereby Authorized and Commanded…to attach, apprehend and take Body of Barnard Fontenelle, Captain, Commander of the Ship De Claire now lying in this Port…so that you have him before Me at a Court of Admiralty to be held at my Chambers." In fine condition. RR Auction's Fine Autographs And Artifacts Auction 469 Wednesday, 10th February 2016 Estimate: $800-1200
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