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War of 1812 to Mexican American War
War of 1812 Commemorative Jug Decorated for American Market, Naval Battles
'The Enterprise and Boxer' and 'The United States and Macedonian'
Bentley, Wear and Bourne of Shelton, Staffordshire, England, circa 1814-1822
A rare and outstanding example, the engraving on a white reserve, surrounded by
infrequently seen apple green ground color surmounted by luster trim. The transfer
bearing the engraver’s name, Bentley, Wear and Bourne in script under the engravings.
This firm produced high quality work for other manufacturers; specialized in enameling
and transfer prints for the American market. Their engravings illustrating Anglo-
American naval engagements are particularly fine. See Old English Luster Pottery by
W.D. John and Warren Baker; American Naval Engagements, PP. 59-65. Also, Anglo-
American War, pp. 60-72. See page 61 for a discussion on the partnership of William
Bentley, William Wear and Samuel Bourne; Bourne ceases to be a partner sometime
between 1814 and 1822. Additional information may be found in 19th Century
Lusterware by Michael Gibson, pages 73 & 76. See Anglo American Ceramics-Transfer
Printed Creamware and Pearlware for the American Market 1760 – 1780 by David and
Linda Arman, page 50, plate 4.24. (Height: 5.5”)
TAXes WAR FUNDING: Partially Printed. Carriage Certificate 1816 New Jersey
#173’ Dated 12 Mar 1816 Township of Bernards, County of Somerset, State of NJ
State of New Jersey John Ammins (sp?) paid one dollar to own and operate his carriage called "chair" for
one year, valued at fifty dollars. Signed N. Presi (sp?) and Issac Southland.
According to TaxHistory.Org "A year into the War of 1812, the conflict was interrupting commerce to a
point where customs revenues were down 50%. Congress approved a set of internal taxes, including a
direct tax designed to collect $3 million and excise duties on carriages, sugar refining, and distilled
spirits. Congress explicitly designated these taxes as war measures and provided for their automatic
appeal within a year of the war's termination. Legislators made no real effort to accommodate state
revenue systems as it did with the Federalists' land tax of 1798. An assessor or collector did, however,
have to be "a respectable freeholder and reside in the district." In addition, states were granted a 15
percent tax discount from the anticipated sum apportioned to their citizens if state governments
collected the taxes themselves and paid the federal government directly. A majority of
advantage of this arrangement, which spared the Madison administration the
trouble of establishing an
extensive bureaucratic infrastructure."
This and more tax info on www.TaxHistory.Org
Early American Tax primary document worthy of further research. Excellent Condition.
(6.25 x 7.25 sight 9.5 x 11 Framed) Displays very well in frame.
Levi Lincoln Jr. Military Appointment Signed. 1829
One partially-printed page in presentation format "His Excellency, Levi Lincoln, Governor and Commander in Chief of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, to Ezekiel Boney of Hanson; Gentlemen, Greetings, you have been elected on the 4th day July One Thousand Eight Hundred and Twenty Nine, Lieutenant of a Company of Eight Infantry Annexed to the Second Regiment in the First Brigade and Fifth, Division of the Militia of this Commonwealth........" Lincoln served as the thirteenth governor of Massachusetts and was a founder of the Whig Party Large signature by Levi Lincoln, also signed by Edward Bangs, Secretary of the Commonwealth. Small image of Lincoln (not period) set into mat. Folds with very minor loss at told intersections, very minor toning.
Sight 15.5" x 9.75", Framed 19" x 15": Presents well. (not examined out of frame)
Day of Thanksgiving Commemorating End of War of 1812
"Discourse, Delivered in Boston, April 13, 1815, the Day of Thanksgiving Appointed by the President of the United States, in Consequence of the Peace. By John Lathrop, D.D. Pastor of the Second Church in Boston, Published at the Request of the Hearers, Boston Published by J. W. Burditt, 1815." Lathrop ruminates upon the impact of wars in America, including a long passage about Indians during King Philip's War. He notes that U. S. was on brink of defeat before a treaty was signed ending the War of 1812. 28 pages, cover torn, piece missing from last page, soiling and staining. 9-inches by 5.75-inches.