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Lot #100
DepartmentDocuments
Sold For$170.00(hammer price)
 $204.00(price including buyer's premium)
Last UpdatedApril 29, 2019

Description

FIVE POWER OF ATTORNEY DOCUMENTS PERTAINING TO THE MERCHANT SHIP HEARTS OF OAK
Two copies each of John Brown (1736-1803) giving power of attorney to Thomas W. Francis and Francis in turn giving power of attorney to James Swan (1754-1830). Also includes a synopsis in an unknown hand. N.B. Brown & Francis owned Hearts of Oak when she was chartered by the French firm Dallard Swan for a transatlantic passage during which she was captured. Brown & Francis gave James Swan, partner in Dallard Swan and an extremely successful American/French financier and merchant, power of attorney in a legal attempt to recoup their losses.

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