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Lot 117

Union Sailor Sues For Pay and Prize Money. Manuscript Legal Document Signed by Matthew O'Neil, Bristol County, Massachusetts, November 24, 1862, 1 page quarto. O'Neil appoints an attorney to represent him: "Be it known that I, Mathew O'Neil of New Bedford in the County of Bristol and Commonwealth of Massachusetts…Seaman in the U.S. Navy, do constitute Isaiah C. Ruy Esq. of New New Bedford aforesaid my attorney to settle with the United States government my account, and collect all dues from the government in my name for wages or Prize Money due me…." Countersigned by a justice of the peace and a court clerk. With cancelled one-dollar Revenue stamp in left margin; embossed New Bedford Police Court stamp on verso. A little research might reveal more about this case. A fascinating and rare document.
Estimated Value $800 - 1,000.

Realized $460

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