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Late 18th/19th century, a letter signed by Richard Dale, Philadelphia, February 2, 1799 regarding the costs and logistics of shipping, framed with an engraving of Dale. It is an interesting letter in which he spelling out the payment for a captain and the commission and proceeds that a ship that is being sent to Canton would receive for the voyage.

Richard Dale (November 6, 1756 – February 26, 1826) was an American naval officer who fought in the Continental Navy under John Barry and was first lieutenant for John Paul Jones during the naval battle off of Flamborough Head, England against HMS Serapis in the celebrated engagement of September 23, 1779. He became one of the six original commodores of the permanent United States Navy, and commanded a blockade of Tripoli in 1801 during the First Barbary War of Thomas Jefferson's presidency.

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Minimum Bid: $100.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $870.00
Number Bids: 6
Auction closed on Thursday, April 8, 2021.

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