Lot 860

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PRIVATEERS IN THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
Lot of two signatures cut from documents, includes: ELIAS HASKETT DERBY (1739-1799), one of the wealthiest and most celebrated of post-Revolutionary War American merchants; during the Revolutionary War, he owned or had shares in 158 privateers. Derby owned the Grand Turk, the first New England vessel to trade directly with China, and ISRAEL THORNDIKE (1757-1832), American privateer and merchant; during Revolutionary War, he was appointed captain of the privateer Warren by the government of Massachusetts. When peace was concluded, Thorndike engaged extensively in commerce with China and the East Indies.

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February 11, 2015 10:00 AM EST
Elkton, MD, US

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