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COMMODORE JOHN RODGERS (1772-1838). Senior Naval Officer in the United States Navy who served under Six Presidents in the Quasi-War with France, both Barbary Wars in North Africa, and the War of 1812 with Britain as Rodgers fired the first shot of the War aboard his flagship, the USS President, and played a leading role in the recapture of Washington, DC after the Capital was Burned by the British, he served as Secretary of the Navy in 1823. April 11, 1817-Dated, Autographed Manuscript Document Signed, "Jn Rodgers" as President of the United States Navy Board, measuring 8" x 10", 1 page, Navy Commissioners Office (Washington), Very Fine. Light to moderate toning, normal folds, edge chip at center right edge, and with three chips on the left edge, most likely from an old binding. This Letter reads, in full: "The Board of Navy Commissioners will receive proposals to charter a vessel burthened about 2500 barrels, to take in a cargo between the first & tenth of May next, at this place, & proceed hence to the Mediterranean". John Rodgers' handsome clear signature is bold, and measures fully 3.25" across.
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COMMODORE JOHN RODGERS Naval Board Commissioner Asks to Charter a Vessel in 1817

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Minimum Bid: $300.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $0.00
Estimate: $600 - $800
Auction closed on Sunday, January 21, 2024.
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