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A great Virginia merchant's letter, 1 1/3pp. 4to., written by William Brown, Lynchburg, [Va.], July 10, 1807, to his Scottish father, reading, in part: "…Wm. Black lives here and continues to keep his health. I wish more pains had been taken with him at school, as he has too slender an education for the business in this country…from present appearances little business may be done for years from the late transactions at Norfolk of some British ship there. Its…very probable we will have war with your country. This has been an unfortunate year with me. Last February the only partner I had in Virginia was murdered, in April…our counting & dwelling houses in Richmond consumed by fire & in May had a considerable part of cargo burnt up in vessels we were loading at Norfolk. I hope the present disturbances will be peacefully settled, yet do not see how it can be done from a late outrage committed by a British ship of war on an American Frigate. Enclosed you have a bill of exchange…for fifty pounds sterling, on accounts of my British Estate…remember me to my Mother & Sisters…Dear Father, Your affectionate Son, Wm. Brown." The original postally used, with "Dumfries, Va." straight-line cancel, transmittal leaf remains attached, addressed: "Mr. James Brown, Dilldawn near Kirkcoudbright, Scotland." Near fine
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The United States And Britain Inch Towards War In 1807.

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Minimum Bid: $100.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $750.00
Estimate: $200 - $300
Auction closed on Thursday, May 30, 2019.
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