Rare financial document signed by the lost French voyager
French Naval officer and explorer whose expedition vanished in Oceania (1741-c. 1788). Rare manuscript DS in French, signed “Laperouse,” one page, 6 x 4, August 19, 1781. Financial document, in part (translated): "I beg Mr. Green to give two dollars to the American people carrying this ticket." Laperouse adds the penultimate line in his own hand. The reverse is endorsed with a statement that the monies were received. In fine condition, with a few light stains.
Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts, Ft. Science & Tech
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