Yorktown Scrip, for Shares in Privateer During the War of 1812. War of 1812.
Yorktown Scrip, for Shares in Privateer During the War of 1812

Yorktown Scrip, for Shares in Privateer During the War of 1812

[New York]: (S.n.), [1813?]. Broadside. 5 1/4" x 7 7/8" Very Good. Top left corner tip chipped away, there is also about a 1" closed tear extending from top edge near left margin with a strip of old tape residue. Mild browning and faint tide mark extending about 1/2" into right margin.

Blank printed form to certify ownership of shares in the privateer Yorktown during the War of 1812. The Yorktown operated out of New York against British ships beginning in 1813. This scrip is for her second cruise. She did manage to capture a few British ships but was eventually captured herself.

Item #11571

Price: $1,250

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