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Beautifully printed Colonial Insurance Document assuring protection against "Seas, Men of War, Fires, Enemies, Pirates, Rovers, Theives, Jettisons...and all other Perils, Losses and Misfortunes...." for ship captained by William Wyer, later a prisoner in the notorious British prison ship "Old Jersey" - signed by merchant and future Pennsylvania Governor Thomas Wharton, Jr
Partly printed document, one page, 13" x 16.5", Philadelphia, December 4, 1773. In part, "Whereas We Reynell & Coates as well in Our Name, as for and in the Name and Names of all and every other Person or Persons, to whom the same doth, may or shall appertain, in Part or in all doth make Assurance and causeth Ourselves and them and every of them to be Insured, lost or not lost, at and from the port of Philadelphia To Newbury Port in New England upon all Kinds of lawful Goods and Merchandizes, loaden or to be loaden aboard the good Schooner called the Polly whereof is Master for this present voyage William Wyer...Touching the Adventures and Perils, which we the Assurers are contented to bear, and to take upon us in the Voyage, they are, of the Seas, Men of War, Fires, Enemies, Pirates, Rovers, Theives, Jettisons...and all other Perils, Losses and Misfortunes...." Thomas Wharton, Jr, has handwritten ad signed the £100 insurance: "One hundred Pounds Tho Wharton jun for Anty Stocker." Wharton
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