11-13-2011 11-13-2011
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2571B Boston
November 13, 2011 11:00 AMCalender
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(Revolutionary War, Privateering), Hancock, John (1737-1793) and Thomson, Charles, ( 729-1824)

$8,888$7,500
Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 2571B Location: Boston Date / Time: November 13, 2011 11:00AM

Description:

(Revolutionary War, Privateering), Hancock, John (1737-1793) and Thomson, Charles, ( 729-1824), Manuscript document signed by both, one page, January 29th, 1776, to William Alexander (Lord Stirling), copy of a resolution commending Alexander for his seizure of the ship Blue Mountain Valley and ordering him to secure the ship until it can be sold, bifolium, (separated along fold, affecting text, browning chipping). Note: In one of the early Colonial naval "victories" of the war, Alexander and a group of approximately forty men captured this ship off Sandy Hook on January 23rd, 1776.
Estimate $2,000-3,000

Keywords

William Alexander, Thomson, Ship Blue Mountain Valley, Blue Mountain Valley, Sandy Hook