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James Fenimore Cooper Signed Letter to a Gentleman

Auction:
3063T
Lot:
1081
Sold for:
$492$400

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

Description:

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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Keywords

Domingo Joseph Dos Santos, Cooper, Fenimore, Genealogy, Government, Grand jury, James Fenimore Cooper, Knickerbocker Group, Romanticism, Santos, Surname, Amherst, United States

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