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Francis Hopkinson, signed note, 1781, Admiralty Court
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"Gideon G(?) Master on Board the Brig York being duly sworn ... that this was only paper found on Board the said Brig at the time of her Capture..." dated 1781 and signed before "Fras ( Francis ) Hopkinson" -- This was during Judge Hopkinson's (1737 - 1791) time at the Admiralty Court of Pennsylvania. Also includes British document stating Charles Grant is the "present Master" of the Brigantine York, and detailing that the ship was previously a "prize" itself. Also, that Carlile Pollock is the current owner of the ship. From the Francis Hopkinson Family Archives
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PREVIEW POLICY: Because of the current COVID-19 environment in which we find ourselves, and out of an overriding concern for the safety and health of our staff and all of our clients, it is not possible to schedule open preview hours for any sales. In fact, right now, preview is by internet catalog and phone consultation only. We are available to talk to you about the works by phone and wwe’ll gladly provide more photos as requested. As the COVID situation evolves, so shall our practices. Right now, it is not legal for you to enter our building, please do not ask us to violate the law. The sale will be online in its’ entirety on several platforms. We have developed appropriate social distancing techniques for payments and pickups, please have patience with us as we all work through this difficult time together!!!
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Francis Hopkinson, signed note, 1781, Admiralty Court

Estimate $400 - $800
Jun 23, 2020
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Starting Price $200
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0201: Francis Hopkinson, signed note, 1781, Admiralty Court

Sold for $950
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Est. $400 - $800Starting Price $200
Francis Hopkinson Family Americana Collection
Jun 23, 2020 12:00 PM EDT
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Lot 0201 Details

Description
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"Gideon G(?) Master on Board the Brig York being duly sworn ... that this was only paper found on Board the said Brig at the time of her Capture..." dated 1781 and signed before "Fras ( Francis ) Hopkinson" -- This was during Judge Hopkinson's (1737 - 1791) time at the Admiralty Court of Pennsylvania. Also includes British document stating Charles Grant is the "present Master" of the Brigantine York, and detailing that the ship was previously a "prize" itself. Also, that Carlile Pollock is the current owner of the ship. From the Francis Hopkinson Family Archives
Condition
...
PREVIEW POLICY: Because of the current COVID-19 environment in which we find ourselves, and out of an overriding concern for the safety and health of our staff and all of our clients, it is not possible to schedule open preview hours for any sales. In fact, right now, preview is by internet catalog and phone consultation only. We are available to talk to you about the works by phone and wwe’ll gladly provide more photos as requested. As the COVID situation evolves, so shall our practices. Right now, it is not legal for you to enter our building, please do not ask us to violate the law. The sale will be online in its’ entirety on several platforms. We have developed appropriate social distancing techniques for payments and pickups, please have patience with us as we all work through this difficult time together!!!

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