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Lot 4: 1826 Navy Letter Signed by William Bainbridge, U.S. Commodore during War of 1812

Historic Autographs, Civil War Encased Postage Stamps, Colonial, Revolutionary War, Federal Era, Coins, Currency, Medals

by Early American

December 10, 2016

Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USA

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  • 1826 Navy Letter Signed by William Bainbridge, U.S. Commodore during War of 1812
  • 1826 Navy Letter Signed by William Bainbridge, U.S. Commodore during War of 1812
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Autograph Letter Signed by William Bainbridge, U.S. Commodore during War of 1812
WILLIAM BAINBRIDGE (1774 - 1835). Commodore in the United States Navy, notable for his victory over the British Warship "HMS Java" during the War of 1812 while commanding the 44-gun Frigate "USS Constitution," in succession to Captain Isaac Hull.


September 12, 1826-Dated, Letter Signed, "Wm Bainbridge", one page, measuring 10" x 7.75", Navy Commissioners Office. To Charles G. Ridgely, Commandant of the Navy Yard at Portsmouth, N.H. enclosing the last return of officers (not present). Bold impressive signature. Choice Very Fine.

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