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HMS Jersey

Currency:USD Category:Collectibles / Autographs Start Price:NA Estimated At:800.00 - 1,000.00 USD
HMS Jersey

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Auction Date:2018 Jul 11 @ 18:00 (UTC-5 : EST/CDT)
Location:236 Commercial St., Suite 100, Boston, Massachusetts, 02109, United States
ALS - Autograph Letter Signed
ANS - Autograph Note Signed
AQS - Autograph Quotation Signed
AMQS - Autograph Musical Quotation Signed
DS - Document Signed
FDC - First Day Cover
Inscribed - “Personalized”
ISP - Inscribed Signed Photograph
LS - Letter Signed
SP - Signed Photograph
TLS - Typed Letter Signed
LS from "Captain David Laird, Commanding His Majesty's Ship The Jersey," one page, 7.75 x 12.5, November 2, 1779. Letter to Thomas Thomas, "Quarter Master of His Majesty's Ship, Jersey," in full: "I having received information that a Sloop is landing at Sea Brook and as you are thoroughly acquainted with that place you will proceed without loss of time in the best manner you shall see proper, and if you can with safety to yourself and those you take with you, you will seize and bring off the said Sloop, and make the best of your way with her to New York. If you should meet any of His Majesty's ships in your way you will wait on the Captain and show him this order." In very good to fine condition, with creasing and light staining. The HMS Jersey was a 60-gun fourth rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy noted for her service as a prison ship during the American Revolutionary War. Inmates of the Jersey bestowed upon it the nickname 'Hell' for its notoriously inhumane conditions and obscenely high death rate. As many as 8,000 prisoners were registered on the Jersey over the course of the war.