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.
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