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Working in a ship chandler's office after his recent arrival in Hawaii, this baseball pioneer pens a letter to a ship's captain offering advice
Autograph Letter Signed, ?Alexr J. Cartwright?, one page, 8? X 10?lightweight paper, a letterpress copy, December 30, [1849], Honolulu, [Hawaii]. Addressed to Capt Cale, ship ?Black Sea?. In full, ?Your ship having touched upon the windward side of the passage in leaving the harbor (pilot on board) I should advise that you do not go to sea to day , but ___ over till to morrow, that you may have an opportunity of sending down a sealing diver to examine the ship?s bottom and ascertain if she has sustained any apparent damage. A notation of protest will also be necessary.? Uneven left and top margin, light show-through from another document, and small spots of ink burn not affecting legibility. Tears with small loss affecting the year, the greeting and text have been professionally repaired on verso. Good condition. Born and raised in New York, Cartwright was lured to California by the Gold Rush in March 1849. Experiencing some health issues, he followed the advice of a friend and saile
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