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1777 FRANCIS HOPKINSON & JOHN NIXON Signed Partly-Printed Continental Navy-Board Issued Document

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May 16, 1777-Dated Revolutionary War Period, Extremely Rare Historic Partly-Printed Document, Signed by FRANCIS HOPKINSON, JOHN NIXON and JOHN WHARTON, being Instructions to “Isaiah Robinson Esq., Commander of the Brig Andrea Doria, Framed, Very Fine.

Exceedingly rare original Partly-Printed Continental Navy-Board Issued Commission Document, that measures about 8” x 12.25”, currently housed in a Double-sided Plexiglas, Both Sides Viewable frame, measuring to 12” x 16.25”. Being printed Instructions to “Isaiah Robinson Esq Commander of the Brig Andrea Doria. Sir, Having now fitted you out with every Requisite for your present Voyage, in as complete a Manner as we can... We expect you will do your utmost to maintain good Order and wholesome Discipline on Board your Vessel...” Issued by the “Continental Navy-Board, Philadelphia”. Signed at bottom “FRANCIS HOPKINSON”, “JOHN WHARTON” AND “JOHN NIXON”. Integral Addressed on the reverse where folded fro transmittal: To Isaiah Robinson Esqr / Commandr of the Brig / Andria Doria” and noted “Commission”. Two small early paper reinforcements on the reverse edge causing some light show-through, scattered foxing, and some fold edge wear as shown. Impressively presented, having the Board’s large prominent signatures at bottom right where ended with, “Wishing you a happy Voyage, we heartily bid you FAREWELL. “Continental” NAVY-BOARD, Philadelphia / 16th May 1777 Signed in brown ink, “FRANCIS HOPKINSON”, “JOHN WHARTON” AND “JOHN NIXON”.
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