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#435 - Revolutionary War

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Partly-printed DS, signed by Thomas Wharton, Jr., one page, 13 x 16.5, December 4, 1773. Colonial document providing insurance "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.” At the conclusion, future Pennsylvania Governor Thomas Wharton, Jr., has handwritten and signed the £100 insurance: "One hundred Pounds Tho Wharton jun for Anty Stocker.” In fine condition, with intersecting folds. William Wyer was a sea captain and trader, listed as having been one of about 8,000 captured by the British in the Revolutionary War and held prisoner on board the prison ship 'Old Jersey' in Wallabout Bay. The Old Jersey was the most notorious British prison ship, known for its inhumane conditions and high death rate among prisoners. RR Auction COA.

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