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Description

Boston Sea Fencibles Certificate. Picture of a ruin on a hill in Boston Harbor. Five ships are in the harbor along with a lighthouse. On the hill there are two cannons with balls, an anchor and rope, and a small row boat next to a pile of rocks. Written in ink in a serpentine banner is "SAILORS RIGHTS BY SAILORS DEFENDED." "Boston October 8th., 1818. This may certify that Mr. John Austin is a member of the Company of Sea Fencibles, and is enrolled on the Company Book." (signed) "James A. Allen, Secy. and Winslow Lewis, Capt."

Details

Maker
Penniman, John Ritto, 1782-1841 (Maker)
Annin & Smith (Printer)
Date
ca. 1818
Inscriptions
See Description.
Location of origin
Boston, MA, USA
Material
engraving (printing process)
ink
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Documentary Artifact
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
Cannon
cannons (artillery)
Certificate, Membership
certificates
engraving (printing process)
Ink
ink
Lighthouse
lighthouses
paper (fiber product)
Ship
ships
Stipple Engraved
Unidentified Paper
Dimensions
14 1/2 x 17 1/8 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1929.394
GUSN
32657

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