Item #61949 Partially printed document completed and signed. Port of [Newport]. SHIPPING AGREEMENT.

Partially printed document completed and signed. Port of [Newport]

Item #61949

(FRANKLIN IMPRINT, JAMES). [SHIPPING AGREEMENT]. Partially printed document completed and signed. Port of [Newport] It is agreed between the Master, Seamen, and mariners, of the [Sloop Endeavor] now bound from the Port of [Newport] to [the West Indies at and from thence back to Rhode Island] That in Consideration of the Monthly Wages against each respective Seaman and Mariners Name set, they severally shall and will perform the above-mentione Voyage ... Newport, Rhode-Island: Printed by James Franklin, [1760]. Broadside, 32 x 40.5 cm. Small hole, else very good or better. Rare. Not in Evans or Rhode Island Imprints. We can locate no copies on Worldcat. James Franklin, Jr. (c. 1726-1762) was a nephew of Benjamin Franklin and served his apprenticeship under him in Philadelphia. Benjamin Franklin had served the elder James Franklin as apprentice in Boston. James Franklin moved to Newport in either 1726 or 1727, and began printing in 1727 becoming the first printer in Rhode Island. On his death in early 1735, his widow Ann took over the business. James Franklin, Jr., took over the shop that his father and mother had run in 1748. After his death in April 1762, Ann Franklin once again ran the printing house, taking Samuel Hall as a partner that August. Hall continued to be associated with Ann Franklin until her death in April 1763. This document begins with an entry date November 15th 1760 by Captain Samuel Underwood, followed by mate Willima Joy, December 20th, and four sailors signing between January 1st and 7th. One the verso are signed receipts "Rec'd of Chris Champlin one of the owners of the Sloop Endeavor" for advance wages.

Price: $3,500.00

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