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    Relics: Three Wood Relics from the British Tea Brig Peggy Stewart Burned in Annapolis Harbor, October 19, 1774 and other Historic Ships. The oldest relic is a small wood cross, 1" x 1.5". The cross is mounted on a card and framed. The partially printed card reads, "Collection of John S. Reigart, Piece of the Brig Peggy Stewart, burnt in Annapolis Harbor, October 19th, 1774. The owner ran the Peggy Stewart aground at Windmill Point and then set fire to her." The back of the frame has a handwritten paper label that reads, "On Saturday the 15th October 1774, the Peggy Stewart arrived from London bringing among other things 17 Pkgs of Tea. This was the first arrival of the proscribed article at the port of Annapolis, Md. As soon as it was known there was a tempest and the Tea was prevented from being landed, and to save further trouble the Vessel was taken to Windmill Point and burnt by her owner, Mr. Anthony Stewart on the 19th Oct. 1774, four days after her arrival at Annapolis." The cross and card are in an attractive period frame 5.25" x 6.25'. The other relics are a wooden slat, 12" x 1.5", with a label that reads, " From the Heart of an Oak Knee made for a Man of War, but was never used. It lay exposed to the Elements for a half of a Century in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Sept. 1895" and a turned wood piece, 4" high, with a paper label that reads, "U.S. Frigate Trenton / Lost at Alpa, Samoa, Mch. 15th [1877]". All relics are in excellent condition.

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