11-10-2001 11-10-2001
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2109 Boston
November 10, 2001 09:00 AMCalender
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(BARBARY COAST WARS) Interesting Group of Letters and Documents Relating to Capt. John Burnham

$4,600$4,000
Auction: Sale #2109 - 2109 Location: Boston Date / Time: November 10, 2001 10:00AM

Description:

(BARBARY COAST WARS) Interesting Group of Letters and Documents Relating to Capt. John Burnham, c. 1793-96, a captive in Algiers and late Captain of the Ship Hope, including a nineteen page narrative of his capture, the demands of the Algerian captors and negotiations with the same, two letters to Edmund Randolph pleading for help, two lists of proposed payment schedules and demands and collateral correspondence from officials and a letter on Burham's behalf requesting a pension for services, (eleven pieces total).
Estimate $600-800

Keywords

John Burnham, Algiers, Edmund Randolph