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    Benjamin Lincoln Autograph Letter Signed. One page, 7.5" x 4.75", Boston, June 12, 1776, to Henry Jackson. In this letter, Lincoln attempts to secure the Boston Harbor only days before the delegates in Philadelphia signed the Declaration of Independence. The paper is toned with a thin sliver of tape along the left margin. In full:

    "You are desired by the committee for fortifying the harbour of Boston to take ye Over sight and instruction of all ye movements on ye Water this night in the harbor aforesaid you will endeavor to procure so many men as a guard on ye Several Wharves, & Shores as to prevent any Boat from leaving the town on any pretense whatever. [Signed] Benj Lincoln Warden."

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    September, 2011
    13th-14th Tuesday-Wednesday
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