Lot 331
Two Revolutionary War Era North Carolina Ship's Papers
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Bath, North Carolina, April 21, 1781, being two Documents Signed Wm Brown, N. offr. and Wm. Brown Nav. offr., respectively; the documents certify that the Betsy was an American prize of war captured from the British and sold to David Lockwood " the Court of Admiralty at Newbern" and was bound for Philadelphia with "Three hundred & Twenty Nine Barrels of Tar" under master John Alderson of Beaufort County (NC). The documents are presented in a deluxe book-form case with a gilt leather spine and marbled interior..

Documents 7-1/2 x 12 and 6-1/2 x 8-1/4 in.; Case 13-1/8 x 9 in.

A very rare pairing of maritime documents that illustrate one ship's involvement in the American Revolution.

The documents with bold inscriptions and type; some damp stains; edge roughness and overall age toning as expected; very good condition.