[Americana] Green, John
Philadelphia, November 26, 1782. 4 7/8 x 9 in. (123 x 228 mm). Bill of Lading for the 'Duc De Lauzun' bound for Havana, Cuba, with a cargo of beef and flour. Printed by John Dunlap. Partially printed with filled-in manuscript, small chipping to edges.Under the command of John Green, Captain in the Continental Navy, the 'Duc De Lauzun' took part during March of 1783 in the last naval battle of the American Revolution. Green later served as Captain of the 'Empress of China,' the first vessel to fly the flag of the United States of America and the first to open trade with China.