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Printed Ships Insurance Document for the brigantine "Endeavor," traveling from New London, Connecticut, to the West Indies, dated 9 December 1794, cargo was insured by Benjamin Winthrop for six thousand dollars.

M'Lean, printer: NY 1974 15.5 x 9.5, 4 pages, printed on one side only with signatures and notes on three sides. Fold creases, several fold tears, light soiling, scattered light spotting. Cargo details not listed, below the memorandum are 20 names with amounts next to each (names continue on to the next page). Ship owners like Benjamin Mumford who owned the "Endeavor" knew that an unexpected storm could destroy the ship and its cargo or the vessel could be taken over by French or British privateers so insurance was essential. Insurance was costly for American ships until after the War of 1812 when the United States became a dominant naval power. Ship's master was Thos. Rice. This vessel was possibly seized by a French privateer in 1798.


Book Id: 98-5528

Price: $195.00

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