November 17, 2020 Early Arms & Militaria: Age of Exploration, Empire & Revolution
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Isaac Hull (1773-1843) as commodore and commandant of the Washington Navy Yard to Navy Agent Nash Legrand at Norfolk, autograph letter signed, 10 February 1832, single leaf inscribed on one page (9-3/4" x 7-3/4") docketed on verso; within glazed and matted frame. Hull requisitions canvas and spars for the Schooner “Experiment” than building at the Washington Yard to be sent aboard the first sailing or steam vessel leaving Norfolk Navy Yard for Washington. Connecticut-born Hull enjoyed a long and storied naval career, beginning service as a lieutenant in the infant United States Navy in 1798 during the Quasi-War with France, fighting with merit during the Tripolitan Wars and becoming the first major naval hero of the War of 1812 for his command of the US Frigate Constitution, “Old Ironsides”, in its victory over HM Frigate Guerriere in August 1812. His qualities as a naval commander on that occasion and others being “an immeasurable contribution to immediate national self-esteem and the navy's tradition for the next two centuries ..." CONDITION: Very good with strong ink, some light toning and flattened folds. JLK

Item Dimensions: 15 x 13"
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Minimum Bid: $250.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $307.50
Estimate: $500 - $750
Number Bids: 3
Auction closed on Tuesday, November 17, 2020.
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