Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    [Revolutionary War] Thomas Melvill Document Signed. "T. Melvill." One page, 10" x 5.25", Port of Boston and Charlestown, April 8, 1806. Countersigned in proxy by Benjamin Lincoln. Receipt for "one Hogshead of Rum" from Jamaica. Thomas Melvill (1751-1832) was a member of the Sons of Liberty, accomplice in the Boston Tea Party, and major in the Continental Army. He was also the grandfather of Moby-Dick author Herman Melville.

    Benjamin Lincoln (1733-1810) was a major-general during the Revolutionary War. He was the commander in charge of Continental forces during the surrender of Charleston. He went on to accept the formal surrender of the British at Yorktown. After war, Lincoln served as the second Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts. Lincoln signature is a secretarial. Edges are untrimmed and some toning. Very fine condition.


    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    Calculate Standard Domestic Shipping

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2011
    13th Thursday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 10
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 845

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2020 October 27 Domain Names Signature Auction - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    I don’t often do testimonials but in this case I felt truly obligated to thank Heritage Auctions for the extremely professional job your organization did for me.
    Charlie K.,
    Pittsburgh, PA
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2018 June 10 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas
    2018 June 10 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $640,615