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2819T Boston
May 27, 2015 12:00PM - June 7, 2015 4:00PMCalender

Lincoln, Benjamin (1733-1810) Document Signed, 6 July 1802.

Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 2819T Location: Boston Date / Time: May 27, 2015 12:00PM


Lincoln, Benjamin (1733-1810) Document Signed, 6 July 1802.
Importation receipt typographically printed on laid paper, fulfilled by hand, certifying the entry of green tea from Canton to the port of Boston and Charlestown, countersigned by Sons of Liberty member and Boston Tea Party participant Thomas Melvill (1751-1832). Matted and framed with a portrait of Lincoln and an engraved plaque of explanation, the document itself, 9 x 4 1/2 in., the framed piece 26 x 21 in. overall.
Estimate $300-500

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Lincoln, port of Boston, Boston Tea Party, Sons of Liberty, Thomas Melvill, Charlestown