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Walking Stick Presented to James Eads from Edward Bates, From the Merrimack
TURNED FROM A PIECE OF THE MERRIMACK DESTROYED 5-11-1862
Date/Period: American Civil War Era


Walking Stick Presented to James Eads from Edward Bates, From the Merrimack TURNED FROM A PIECE OF THE MERRIMACK DESTROYED 5-11-1862, entire view 1

Measurement: Overall length: 37.75"

Material: Oak, gold

Condition: Fine

Additional Information: American Civil War and Naval History interest: a piece of
timber cut from the wreck of the Confederate Ironclad Ram 'Virginia', also known as
'Merrimack' used to fabricate a fine and historic presentation walking cane for the
celebrated builder of Union Ironclads James Buchanan Eads; offered together with a
small collection of associated memorabilia.

Oak cane having a faceted (sides) gold handle finely engraved with tight foliate scrolls
within panels, a slightly domed top bearing the inscription 'A PIECE OF THE
MERRIMACK DESTROYED MAY 11TH, 1862 / James B. Eads From Edward
Bates. Quercus Ferro cedit'
; shaft pierced for a lanyard, the hole being fitted with gold
grommets, shod in brass.

The diary of U.S. Secretary of State Edward Bates includes the following entry for May
13th, 1862 (two days after the Merrimack was scuttled) "Saw the wrecks of the
Cumberland the Congress, and the Merrimack. Admiral Goldsborough gave me a stick
of white oak, large enough to be turned into a heavy cane, sawn from a beam of the
Merrimack".


James Buchanan Eads was a major figure in the history of American ironclads. As an
engineer and salvage entrepreneur he was an expert in the navigation of the Mississippi
river and its tributaries. Eads, at the outset of the war, volunteered his services to the
North. He built numerous Ironclad gunboats (predating the Merrimack) which served
with distinction in the vital river war. He was, also, a personal friend of Edward Bates's
and these factors must have prompted Bates to bestow the gift of the cane upon him.
The Latin phrase 'Quercus Ferro cedit' (Oak yields to Iron) neatly encapsulates both
Eads's contribution to the war, and the important events of the celebrated Battle of
Hampton Roads. This is unquestionably a fine and substantial relic of a famous ship
and a famous battle, and together with the fact that it was salvaged within days of the
Merrimack's final destruction, while the Civil War still raged, works in concert making it a
most impressive example of American Civil War memorabilia.

Offered with portrait miniatures of Eads and his wife Eunice painted on porcelain, their
United States passport dated 1854, and two albums of press cuttings and other
ephemera providing interesting context for the cane, as well as testament to the
friendship between Eads and Bates.

Provenance: By direct descent from Eads's son-in-law and colleague John Arnold
Ubsdell, who worked under him on the Mississippi jetties, and who married his adopted
daughter Genevieve (Eunice's child from her first marriage).

Reference: See: Epic Sea Battles by William Koening and S.L. Mayer (editor), London, 1975

Postscript: At the outbreak of the American Civil war the Union States of the North
possessed the advantage of almost all North America's industrial capacity, and nearly
two thirds of her population. The Confederate South with its agricultural slave economy
was forced to import almost all its warlike goods as well as a significant proportion of its
food supplies, and thus a key element of Union strategy was a Naval blockade of the
Southern ports. The Union had also retained its Navy, but the Confederates had gained
possession of the Naval yard at Norfolk, Virginia, and with it the remains of the wooden
hulled steam frigate Merrimack, partially burned by the Union Navy to deny her use to
the Confederates. On the remains of her hull the 'Rebels' built a new vessel, armored in
iron and re-Christened Virginia (a name that is almost invariably disregarded in favour of
the original 'Merrimack'). The Virginia sailed into the waters of Hampton Roads on
March 8th, 1862, to attack the blockading ships. She sank the Union sloop Cumberland
with her ram (almost being dragged to the bottom herself in the process) and forced the
frigate Congress to run aground before destroying her with gunfire. All the while the
return fire of Union ships and shore batteries bounced off her armour. On the following
day she was challenged by the Union's own ironclad the Monitor, a modern design with
a rotating turret. After an inconclusive exchange of fire both ships withdrew, each
claiming victory. Two months later Union forces recaptured Norfolk, and the Virginia
was scuttled by the retreating Confederates; but despite her short life her name
resonates through the history of Naval Warfare as a participant in the battle that
confirmed the primacy of armored warships and set the major powers of the world on a
new course of ship construction. She is also remembered as a remarkable example of
Confederate initiative and daring.

$17,225.00

232-390


Walking Stick Presented to James Eads from Edward Bates, From the Merrimack TURNED FROM A PIECE OF THE MERRIMACK DESTROYED 5-11-1862, cane detail 1

Walking Stick Presented to James Eads from Edward Bates, From the Merrimack TURNED FROM A PIECE OF THE MERRIMACK DESTROYED 5-11-1862, cane detail 2

Walking Stick Presented to James Eads from Edward Bates, From the Merrimack TURNED FROM A PIECE OF THE MERRIMACK DESTROYED 5-11-1862, entire lot view

Walking Stick Presented to James Eads from Edward Bates, From the Merrimack TURNED FROM A PIECE OF THE MERRIMACK DESTROYED 5-11-1862, book 1 view

Walking Stick Presented to James Eads from Edward Bates, From the Merrimack TURNED FROM A PIECE OF THE MERRIMACK DESTROYED 5-11-1862, nook 1 interior

Walking Stick Presented to James Eads from Edward Bates, From the Merrimack TURNED FROM A PIECE OF THE MERRIMACK DESTROYED 5-11-1862, book 2 view

Walking Stick Presented to James Eads from Edward Bates, From the Merrimack TURNED FROM A PIECE OF THE MERRIMACK DESTROYED 5-11-1862, passport

Walking Stick Presented to James Eads from Edward Bates, From the Merrimack TURNED FROM A PIECE OF THE MERRIMACK DESTROYED 5-11-1862, passport detail



Civil War Carte de Visite & Odd Fellows Silver & Gold Pinback Love Token
Corporal Thoms Telford, Meredith, Delaware County, New York
Seated Liberty Quarter - 1854
Date/Period: 1854, CDV Civil War period


Civil War Carte de Visite & Odd Fellows Silver & Gold Pinback Love Token, entire view 1

Measurement: Photo: 2.25" x 4"; Token: 1" diameter

Material: Love token is silver and gold

Condition: Excellent

Additional Information: The CDV shows Corporal Telford wearing the love token
pinned to his uniform; Carte de Visite accompanied by a fraternal silver and gold love
token like the token Telford is wearing. Done on 1854 Seated Liberty quarter having a
gold overlay…Odd Fellows three linked chain.

Thomas Telford
Enlisted; 8/20/1862 at Meredith, NY as a Private at 22 years old.
On 9/27/1862 he mustered into "E" Co. NY 144th Infantry
He was Mustered Out on 6/25/1865 at Hilton Head, SC
Promotions: Corporal 3/15/1863; Sergeant 11/1/1864

$565.00

849-115


Civil War Carte de Visite & Odd Fellows Silver & Gold Pinback Love Token, photo view

Civil War Carte de Visite & Odd Fellows Silver & Gold Pinback Love Token, photo back

Civil War Carte de Visite & Odd Fellows Silver & Gold Pinback Love Token, token view

Civil War Carte de Visite & Odd Fellows Silver & Gold Pinback Love Token, token back



Gold & Gold Quartz Dual Presentation Cane, General Samuel Breck
Martin White – Jan. 25, 1872 – James Maybery
Second Presentation: To Gen. Samuel Breck - 1900
Date/Period: 1872 and 1900 Presentations


Gold & Gold Quartz Dual Presentation Cane, General Samuel Breck Martin White – Jan. 25, 1872 – James Maybery Second Presentation: To Gen. Samuel Breck - 1900, entire view

Measurement: Length: 35.75"

Material: Gold, gold quartz, koa Wood

Condition: Fine

Additional Information: Gold and Gold Quartz Cane, California, c. 1872, the gold knob
top centering an octagonal faceted gold quartz stone, the paneled collar with original
presentation inscription "Martin White/Jan. 25th, 1872/James Mayberry," and secondary
presentation inscription "to Gen. Samuel Breck 1900," on a tapering koa wood shaft
indigenous to Hawaii. The cane terminates with a 1.5-inch ferrule. This is a
marvelous/historic example that once belonged to a West Point graduate, Indian fighter,
Civil War participant, and General.

The large gold and gold quartz knob handle measures 2.5-inches high and 1 1/2”
across the top. Set within the top in a gold bezel containing a 1.25-inch faceted and
polished gold quartz stone containing polished raw gold flecks and is free of cracks or
fissures. The eight panel sides are decorated with elaborate engraving, four of which
have matching engraving. Three panels are inscribed: “Martin White”, “Jan 25th, 1872”,
and “James Mayberry”, which was the first presentation. The fourth panel is inscribed:
“To Gen. Samuel Breck, 1900”. (This cane was given to General Samuel Breck after his
retirement from his Adjutant General post in the U.S. Army in 1900. It was originally
presented to Martin White by James Mayberry in 1872.)

Breck was born 25 February 1834; Middleborough, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.
Died: 23 February 1918 (aged 83) Brookline, Norfolk County, Massachusetts
Married to Caroline Juliet Breck. Father of Samuel J. Breck. Graduate of United States
Military Academy at West Point, New York, on July 1, 1855. Served in the Third
Seminole War. Professor of Geography, History and Ethics at West Point. First
lieutenant and captain in the 1st United States Artillery from 1861 to 1862. Assistant
adjutant general under General Irvin McDowell on November 29, 1861. Brevetted
brigadier general on March 13, 1865 for "diligent, faithful and meritorious services
during the war". He served until he retired in 1898, serving the last year as Brigadier
General, and Adjutant General of the Army.

$9,450.00

232-385


Gold & Gold Quartz Dual Presentation Cane, General Samuel Breck Martin White – Jan. 25, 1872 – James Maybery Second Presentation: To Gen. Samuel Breck - 1900, detail view 1

Gold & Gold Quartz Dual Presentation Cane, General Samuel Breck Martin White – Jan. 25, 1872 – James Maybery Second Presentation: To Gen. Samuel Breck - 1900, detail view 2

Gold & Gold Quartz Dual Presentation Cane, General Samuel Breck Martin White – Jan. 25, 1872 – James Maybery Second Presentation: To Gen. Samuel Breck - 1900, detail view 3

Gold & Gold Quartz Dual Presentation Cane, General Samuel Breck Martin White – Jan. 25, 1872 – James Maybery Second Presentation: To Gen. Samuel Breck - 1900, detail view 4

Gold & Gold Quartz Dual Presentation Cane, General Samuel Breck Martin White – Jan. 25, 1872 – James Maybery Second Presentation: To Gen. Samuel Breck - 1900, detail view 5



Abraham Lincoln Campaign Archive: 5 Piece Lot, Owner ID'd
1860 Abraham Lincoln Hartford, CT Wide Awake Token
1860 Lincoln Rail Splitter Token
Two Ribbons & Campaign Torch
Includes two tokens, two ribbons and a campaign torch purportedly owned by
Connecticut's Civil War Governor William A. Buckingham

1.Sullivan No. AL 1860-40


1.Sullivan No. AL 1860-40, entire view

Inscription above, HARTFORD WIDE-AWAKES, two stars centering; center displays a
marcher wearing the uniform of the Lincoln Wide-Awake club, carrying a cane and
lantern. Reverse: inscription above, ORGANIZED, centered by five stars to right and left
above MARCH THIRD; center: a uniformed marcher carrying a torch light; below, 1860.

Struck in Waterbury, Connecticut early in campaign. Brass, reeded edge, 28mm

2.Sullivan AL 1860-41


2.Sullivan AL 1860-41, entire view

Obverse. Inscription: HON. ABRAHAM LINCOLN, at the center, beardless bust of
Lincoln to right with ELLIS (engraver) on truncation and 1860 below. Reverse.
Inscription around above, THE RAIL SPLITTER OF THE WEST; at the center, the rural
scene depicting Lincoln and assistant splitting rails, log cabin at right.

Plain edge. Brass; struck by Ellis at Waterbury, Connecticut.

3.Satin Ribbon Commemorating the Unveiling of Connecticut's Civil War
Governor William A. Buckingham’s Statue


3.Satin Ribbon Commemorating the Unveiling of Connecticut's Civil War
Governor William A. Buckingham’s Statue, entire view

3.Satin Ribbon Commemorating the Unveiling of Connecticut's Civil War
Governor William A. Buckingham’s Statue, detail view

A rare ribbon issued in 1884 commemorating the unveiling of the statue honoring
William A. Buckingham on the lawn of the State Capitol in Hartford, Connecticut. The
statute was executed by Olin L. Warner of New York. Governor Wailer uncovered the
statue and an address was delivered by United States Senator Orville H. Platt. The
ribbon is 2 3/8" wide by 6 1/4" in length.

4.Satin Ribbon, Gold Embossed: BUCKINGHAM DAY – JUNE 18, 1884, MAYOR


4.Satin Ribbon, Gold Embossed: BUCKINGHAM DAY – JUNE 18, 1884, MAYOR, entire view

Fine Condition, 8.75 X 3”.

5. Parade Torch, Single Wick Campaign Lantern


5. Parade Torch, Single Wick Campaign Lantern, entire view 1

5. Parade Torch, Single Wick Campaign Lantern, entire view 2

Missing tubular pole mount; overall height: 9”

$2,950.00 the lot

849-100




Civil War Nursing Bowl Used by Nettie Walworth Sisson Wife of Colonel Henry Tillinghast Sisson
Little Compton, Rhode Island
Date/Period: Circa 1860-1865


Civil War Nursing Bowl Used by Nettie Walworth Sisson Wife of Colonel Henry Tillinghast Sisson Little Compton, Rhode Island, entire view 1

Measurement: Height: 2.5"; diameter: 7.125"; length at handle: 10"

Material: Copper and brass

Condition: Fine

Additional Information: A straight sided copper bowl of dovetail construction featuring a brass tab handle
with copper hanging ring…the tab impressed “Nettie Walworth Sisson” who was born 9 October 1845 in
New Bern, North Carolina; she married Colonel Henry Tillinghast Sisson in 1864. Nettie Sisson purportedly
nursed wounded and sick soldiers during the Civil War. She died young, at age 22 on March 23, 1868 and
is buried in Union Cemetery, Little Compton, Newport County, Rhode Island.

Henry Tillinghast Sisson (August 20, 1831 – October 19, 1910) was a colonel in the Union Army during the
American Civil War, a lieutenant governor of Rhode Island from 1875 to 1877 serving under Governor
Henry Lippitt, and inventor of the three-ring binder. He was a lifelong resident of Little Compton, Rhode
Island. Sisson was commissioned as a lieutenant and paymaster for the 1st Rhode Island Detached Militia
(aka. 1st Rhode Island Volunteer Infantry Regiment) in May 1861 and served until the regiment was
mustered out in August 1861. He participated in the Battle of Bull Run on July 21, 1961 under General
Ambrose Burnside. In April 1862 he was commissioned as major of the 3rd Rhode Island Heavy Artillery
and commanded three companies (B, F and K) of that regiment at the Battle of Secessionville, South
Carolina. On November 5, 1862 he was promoted to colonel and given command of the 5th Rhode Island
Infantry which became the 5th Rhode Island Heavy Artillery on May 27, 1863. Colonel Sisson was
mustered out of service, along with his regiment, on June 26, 1865. Sisson, a Republican was elected to
the office of Lieutenant Governor of Rhode Island in 1874 and served from 1875 until 1877.
Nettie Walworth Sisson.

$1,150.00

492-231


Civil War Nursing Bowl Used by Nettie Walworth Sisson Wife of Colonel Henry Tillinghast Sisson Little Compton, Rhode Island, entire view 2

Civil War Nursing Bowl Used by Nettie Walworth Sisson Wife of Colonel Henry Tillinghast Sisson Little Compton, Rhode Island, entire view 3

Civil War Nursing Bowl Used by Nettie Walworth Sisson Wife of Colonel Henry Tillinghast Sisson Little Compton, Rhode Island, detail view



Civil War, Prisoner Of War Autograph Book, Point Lookout Prison, Maryland
The autograph book of Carrie C. Morfit, Baltimore, Maryland


Civil War, Prisoner Of War Autograph Book, Point Lookout Prison, Maryland

This small, 6 by 3.75”, 82-page book, contains the autographs and annotations of approximately 157 Confederate company grade officers held prisoner at Point Lookout, Maryland. Many of the names are those of officers captured at Cheshire, Ohio while serving in General John Hunt Morgan’s division. During this fruitless “raid”, which occurred July 2 – 26th, 1863, most of Morgan’s force was captured, killed or reported missing. There are also the names of officers who were captured at Shiloh in 1862, as well as Gettysburg, Spotsylvania Court House, Petersburg and places in between.
In spite of the miserable conditions they were subjected to, the remarkable spirit of these men shines through in their short messages:

W. Kendall, 1st Lieut., Co.A, 3rd Ky Cav. From Pilot Point, Denton County, Texas had a wife and 3 children “...from whom I have not heard since the 18th of Jan 1863: but am content knowing that they are in the hands of Him by whose aid we expect eventually to succeed in the present struggle for independence...”

Benj. J. Lancaster, Lieut., Co. K, 8th Ky Cav. From Lebanon, Kentucky:
“...When the war is o’er
And not before
Will I go home
Base cowards shrink
Fools stop to think
Till Freedom is gone”

John D. Boyan, 1st Lieut., Co. A, 6th Regt. Ky Cav. From Danville, Boyle Co. Ky.
“...I am twenty six years at age unmarried, but hope soon to see the independence of my country recognized, peace established when I can ask some fair one to accompany me along the remaining portion of life’s journey.”

Francis A Boyle, 1st Lt & Adjt, 32 N.C. I. From Plymouth, N.C.
“There are three things that I desire with an exceeding longing – a Sword, a Wife, and my Freedom”

There is even a note that may clear up how Miss Morfit, a lady living in Baltimore, came to be in possession of this wonderful little book.

Lieutenant Bills of the 32nd Miss. Vol. Regt. Wrote:
“...was captured near Lafayette, Ga on the 10th of Sept / ’63 while on picket – Have been a beneficiary of the generous kindness of the many lady friends of Confed. [sic] Prisoners and feel truly grateful.”

Many, on both sides, regarded Baltimore as a Southern city and there were many living there who sympathized with the Confederate cause. Perhaps Miss Carrie C. Morfit was one of them.

$9,500

MH5-10


Civil War, Prisoner Of War Autograph Book, Point Lookout Prison, Maryland



Nineteenth Century Commission, Master of Court of Chaucery,
Signed by DeWitt Clinton, 1821 Discharge of Seneca Wood, Cayuga, New York - SOLD


Nineteenth Century Commission, Master of Court of Chaucery, Signed by DeWitt Clinton, 1821
Discharge of Seneca Wood, Cayuga, New York, entire view

Printed & manuscript document signed by DeWitt Clinton, Governor of New York, March 24, 1821;
embossed seal and signature of secretary; framed with engraved portrait.
Normal folds, very fine condition overall; Frame: 25.5 x 15.5"; document: 11.25 x 8".


Nineteenth Century Commission, Master of Court of Chaucery, Signed by DeWitt Clinton, 1821
Discharge of Seneca Wood, Cayuga, New York, document detail

Nineteenth Century Commission, Master of Court of Chaucery, Signed by DeWitt Clinton, 1821
Discharge of Seneca Wood, Cayuga, New York, print detail

Nineteenth Century Commission, Master of Court of Chaucery, Signed by DeWitt Clinton, 1821
Discharge of Seneca Wood, Cayuga, New York, back view

SOLD

556-4




Harriet Beecher Stowe Autographed Cabinet Photograph, Author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin
1880’s - SOLD


Harriet Beecher Stowe Autographed Cabinet Photograph, Author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin
1880’s, entire view

Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896) graces this cabinet photo with her full-name signature; the
mounted sepia portrait grades near mint, photo measures 4.25” x 6.5”, and features a well-
known profile image of the author in here later years. Stowe’s black-ink script rates “10” and
contrasts beautifully against the white lower margin. A large and attractive imprint on the
reverse advertises photographer “Geo. H. Hastings” of Boston. This item has been examined by
the PSA/DNA…EXCELLENT


Harriet Beecher Stowe Autographed Cabinet Photograph, Author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin
1880’s, back view

SOLD

232-374




Civil War: Mass Governor Andrews
ALS Boston, Dec 31st 1861,
Andrews writes to Lorenzo Sabine, Sec. of the
Boston Board of Trade regarding usage of Boston Harbor.


Civil War: Mass Governor Andrews ALS Boston, Dec 31st 1861, Andrews writes to Lorenzo Sabine, Sec. of the Boston Board of Trade regarding usage of Boston Harbor, entire view

Interesting letter by the Mass. Gov who recommended and Commissioned the Mass. 54th of
"Glory" fame, and perhaps the most famous Civil War regiment. Not Transcribed: See images and
read for yourself. 6 x 8" 2 folded pages with writing, two blank pages. Folds, minor tear at fold
seam, but overall good.

$125.00

1225-5




Book: My Diary of Rambles with the 25th Mass. Volunteer Infantry: With
Burnside's Coast Division, 18th Army Corps, Army of the James, D, L. Day
Date/Period: Published by King and Billings, Milford, Mass (1884)


Book: My Diary of Rambles with the 25th Mass. Volunteer Infantry: With Burnside's Coast Division, 18th Army Corps, Army of the James, D, L. Day, cover view

Measurement: Numbered to 153 pages, with several blank free end papers.
9.25" x 6.25"

Material: Original Brown Cloth with "My Diary" in gold on cover.

Condition: Shelf wear on top and bottom of spine. Very Minor discoloration.
Overall, Very Good. A worthy collector’s copy.

Additional Information: Comes with a copy of Day's commission to sergeant
(not the original document)

$275.00

110-977


Book: My Diary of Rambles with the 25th Mass. Volunteer Infantry: With Burnside's Coast Division, 18th Army Corps, Army of the James, D, L. Day, commission view

Book: My Diary of Rambles with the 25th Mass. Volunteer Infantry: With Burnside's Coast Division, 18th Army Corps, Army of the James, D, L. Day, commission detail



Book: Report on the Commission on Andersonville Monument
(Commonwealth of Massachusetts)
Date/Period: Wright and Potter Printing Co. State Printers Boston Mass 1902


Book: Report on the Commission on Andersonville Monument (Commonwealth of Massachusetts), cover view

Measurement: First Edition 8 Vo. 6" x 9”, 75 pages

Material: Green cloth cover with gold lettering

Condition: Ex-Library Swansea Mass. Virtually unread with little wear, but bears library
book plate, deaccession stamp, etc.

$50.00

110-968


Book: Report on the Commission on Andersonville Monument (Commonwealth of Massachusetts), page view



Civil War: Ephemera. Several Items


Civil War: Ephemera. Several Items, vignette

Broadside, Civil War. Confederate Song Sheet “When This Cruel War is Over.”
(1862) Civil War Era Confederate Song Sheet titled “When This Cruel War is Over.”, by
Charles C. Sawyer, Fine. This original Confederate Song Sheet measures 9” x 6.5”
published by J. C. Schreiner & Son, Savannah, GA., sold by Horace Partridge, Boston.
Text enclosed by an ornate border. Edge splits along all edges, paper loss at top,
scattered spotting.

-Four Pictorial Envelopes, Unused.
-1864 Commissioner of Pension Report, worn
-Boston Almanac 1860 with folding maps well worn
some splits and tears to maps, rough
-Essay on Man, 1842 universal prayer, worn

$250.00

1354-11


Civil War: Ephemera. Several Items, detail 1

Civil War: Ephemera. Several Items, detail 2

Civil War: Ephemera. Several Items, detail 3



US Infantry & Rifle Tactics Complete, 1861, Hardee’s Tactics, Standard War Dept. Manual
J.B. Lippincott & Co., Philadelphia
A good primer to understanding the Civil War military experience


US Infantry & Rifle Tactics Complete, 1861, Hardee’s Tactics, Standard War Dept. Manual
J.B. Lippincott & Co., Philadelphia, open view

(5.5 by 3.5 by 1.5”)

$195

110-767


US Infantry & Rifle Tactics Complete, 1861, Hardee’s Tactics, Standard War Dept. Manual
J.B. Lippincott & Co., Philadelphia, entire view



MARITIME LAW: PROTECTION OF SEAMAN RIGHTS


MARITIME LAW: PROTECTION OF SEAMAN RIGHTS, entire view 1

2 Sided Partially Printed Document, Obverse: United States of America; An Act for the Government and
Regulation of Seaman in the Merchants' Service; Printed Names of Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg,
John Adams, and George Washington. Obverse is the full Act in 3 columns. Reverse is an agreement
between Ship Masters, Seaman and Mariners filled out by Master, specifically spelling out the terms
of the agreement including the Ship, Destination, Duration, List of all names Master and Crew, Place
and Date of Entry; Names Rank or Role, Witness of Signing (preventing sailors going unwillingly),
Advance Wages, day wage rates, and Full/final wages. In summary, the Ships Master is responsible to
meet the terms of the contract and is likely to be checked at each U.S. Port. This act went a long
way in protecting the rights of the seamen and ensured that they got paid per agreement. An
important piece of Maritime Law. This 2 sided partially printed document is framed so either side
can be displayed and shows handsomely both ways. Not inspected out of the frame, but apparently
legible. Ship Master is Henry Barnard, and also carried a 10-man crew. Fascinating piece of U.S.
Maritime Law and History. Folds, creases include some small losses at folds and some small text
loss. See pictures for detail. Many names to research!
(View area: 11.5" x 15"; overall: 13.5" x 17")


MARITIME LAW: PROTECTION OF SEAMAN RIGHTS, entire view 2

MARITIME LAW: PROTECTION OF SEAMAN RIGHTS, detail view 1

MARITIME LAW: PROTECTION OF SEAMAN RIGHTS, detail view 2

$1,475.00

1039-49





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