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(BARBARY COAST WARS) Interesting Group of Letters and Documents Relating to Capt. John Burnham

Auction:
2109
Lot:
5
Sold for:
$4,600$4,000

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Auction:
Sale #2109 - 2109
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 10, 2001 10:00AM

Description:

(BARBARY COAST WARS) Interesting Group of Letters and Documents Relating to Capt. John Burnham, c. 1793-96, a captive in Algiers and late Captain of the Ship Hope, including a nineteen page narrative of his capture, the demands of the Algerian captors and negotiations with the same, two letters to Edmund Randolph pleading for help, two lists of proposed payment schedules and demands and collateral correspondence from officials and a letter on Burham's behalf requesting a pension for services, (eleven pieces total).
Estimate $600-800

Keywords

John Burnham, Algiers, Edmund Randolph, Labor