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Signer Francis Hopkinson, as Judge of the Admiralty Court, boldly signs an order to examine a ship in the Port of Philadelphia and its ? Goods, Wares, and Merchandizes laden on board ? to estimate the Amount of Damage, Wastage or Loss, if any ? and also to ascertain the Occasion of such Damage, Wastage or Loss, to the best of your Skill and Judgement??
"Manuscript Document Signed ?Fras Hopkinson? as Judge of the Admiralty Court of Pennsylvania, one page, 12.5? x 7.75?. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 3, 1785. Light toning at folds which have been expertly reinforced on verso. Watermarked laid paper. Blind embossed seal of the Admiralty Court affixed in mid-left blank margin. Bold 4?-long signature of the Signer of the Declaration of Independence. Fine condition.Headed: ?Francis Hopkinson, Esquire, Judge of the Court of admiralty of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. To the Wardens of the Port of Philadelphia, Greeting:? In full, ?Application having been made to Me by Richard Copplestone Master of the Ship or Vessel, called The Anna lately arrived from Bristol and now lying in this Port, for a Survey to be made on the said Ship You, or any two of you, taking to your Assistance my Ship-Carpenter or other Tradesman if you shall think it necessary so to do, are hereby directed and required diligently and carefully to Survey and examine as well the said Ship as the Goods, Wares, and Merchandizes laden on board, or any Parts or portions thereof, as you shall be thereto requested by the Owners or Consignees of the said Cargo or of any part thereof; and you are to estimate the Amount of Damage, Wastage or Loss, if any, which the said Cargo or any part thereof may have sustained on Board the said Ship and also to ascertain the Occasion of such Damage, Wastage or Loss, to the best of your Skill and Judgement, particularly specifying the Marks and Numbers of the Bales, Boxes, Casks or Packages, wherein such damaged Goods or Deficiencies may be found:?In pursuance and according to the Direction of an Act of General Assembly of this Commonwealth, entitled ?An Act for the further Regulation of the Port of Philadelphia, and ?enlarging the Powers of the Wardens thereof;? And how you Shall have executed this Writ made a Return to Me, under your Hands duly signed on the Sixth Day of May Instant or on the next Court Day together with this Writ...?The ?Report of Survey on the Ship Anna Capt Copplestone from Bristol? is present. Partly Printed Document Signed ?Thos Pryor? and ?Frans Gurney? as Wardens of the Port of Philadelphia, one page, 9? x 14.5?. [Philadelphia], May 21, 1785. Watermarked laid paper. Completed in manuscript. Folds have been expertly reinforced on verso. In full, ?Port of Philadelphia, In Pursuance of a writ to us directed by the Honorable Francis Hopkinson, Esquire, Judge of the Court of Admiralty of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, bearing Date the third Day of May in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty-five And at the Instance of Richard Copplestone Master of the Ship Anna from Bristol. We Thomas Pryor & Francis Gurney two of the Wardens of the Port of Philadelphia, duly appointed and attested according to Law, Have diligently and carefully surveyed and examined the Said Ship and found her Cargo well Stowed and properly Dunaged [sic, Dunnaged].?During the Revolutionary War, Thomas Pryor owned the armed Pennsylvania Privateer Brigantine ?Venus? (commissioned July 13, 1776) and Francis Gurney served on the Pennsylvania Council of Safety."
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