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Permit to allow the Sloop Abigail to pass the Fort William and Mary at Newcastle; under glass; set in thin dark wood frame.
paper (fiber product)
""Port of Piscataqua/By his Excellency the Governor./Permit the Sloop Abigail,/John Pickering Master,/to pass the Fort./Given under by hand, this 2d Day of/October Anno Domini 1772./To the Commanding Office at Fort/William & Mary at Newcastle./Light Money Paid/(signed) Wentworth.""
Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.),
9.5 x 8.75 (HxW) (inches)
Gift of Ralph May