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Printed Ships Insurance Document for the schooner "Comet," traveling from Charleston to Liverpool, dated 31 May 1810, cargo insured for four thousand dollars from the Warren Insurance Company.

J.F. Phillips Co: Warren, Rhode Island 1810 19 x 14, one page, printed on one side only with signatures and notes on both sides. Fold creases, almost detached at center fold, light toning, spotting and chipping. Cargo details not listed. Ship owners like Benjamin Seiscas, who owned the "Comet" 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. Written on the back: "March 5, 1811 Claim'd a loss on the within Policy." Shipmaster was John Johnson. Sold as is.


Book Id: 98-5532

Price: $175.00

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