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3063T Boston
February 1, 2018 12:00PM - February 12, 2018 12:00PMCalender

James Fenimore Cooper Signed Letter to a Gentleman

Auction: Discovery - 3063T Location: Boston Date / Time: February 01, 2018 12:00PM


James Fenimore Cooper Signed Letter to a Gentleman, c. 1830s, "The Grand Jury have formd a bill against Domingo Joseph Dos Santos for being concerned in fitting out the Brig San Nicholas as a slaver," letter 3 x 4 1/2 in., (not examined out of frame).

Provenance: Purchased at RR Auction, Amherst, New Hampshire, June 2014.

Note: In 1836 charges were brought against Dos Santos and associates for equipping and loading the brig San Nicholas as a slave-trading vessel intending to travel to Africa and procuring negroes for the purpose of selling them as slaves in the United States. Cooper served as foreman of the grand jury.
Estimate $800-1,200

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Domingo Joseph Dos Santos, United States, Amherst