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Francis Hopkinson Writes To Clement Biddle About A Ship Lying In Philadelphia
ALS. 1pg. 6 ½? x 8 ½?. September 7, 1786. Philadelphia. A rare autograph letter signed ?F. Hopkinson? to ?Clement Biddle Esqr Marshall?: ?Information having been given to me that a Boat lately belonging to the Sloop Bumper now in your Custody is lying at or near Morton?s Wharf & that the Oars & Sails of said Boat are in the possession of Captain Nettle. You are hereby required to take immediate charge of the said Boat Oars & Sails until the further order of the Court of Admiralty having said for so doing this shall be your sufficient warrant.?. Morton?s Wharf was prominent in Philadelphia. According to The American Book Prices Current, only thirteen Hopkinson ALsS have sold at auction in the past thirty-five years. The letter is in very fine condition with dark ink and fine paper; it has been inlaid to a larger sheet. This letter has a bold, dark autograph and some wear; it is matted with an engraving of Hopkinson to an overall size of 16 ½? by 11 ½?.
      [Bookseller: Stuart Lutz Historic Documents, Inc.]
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