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    HISTORIC WAR OF 1812 DOCUMENT, WITNESSED BY REVOLUTIONARY WAR GENERAL JEDEDIAH HUNTINGTON. This September 26, 1812, document is a bond in the sum of $5000, posted upon commissioning of a vessel, the Barlow (?), as a "Privateer". The bond was forfeited in the event that the privateer acted in contravention of American laws or treaties with other countries. Not having an official navy which could stand up against Britain in the war, America relied heavily on the Privateers and wreak havoc on enemy shipping. Nice, historic document, with a desirable autograph as witness to the bond. 7 ½ x 12". LOA Spence/Grad PSA DNA.

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    December, 2003
    9th Tuesday
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