[PRINTED LETTER OF APPOINTMENT, COMPLETED IN MANUSCRIPT, SIGNED BY REAR-ADMIRAL RICHARD TYRRLL, "COMMANDER IN CHIEF OF HIS MAJESTY'S SHIPS AND VESSELS, EMPLOYED, AND TO BE EMPLOYED, AT BARBADOES, AND THE LEEWARD ISLANDS, AND THE SEAS ADJACENT"].

[Noted in manuscript:] Saint Johns Road, Antigua. 1763. [1]p., docketed on verso. Folio. Minor staining. Good, with paper seal attached. Item #WRCAM16297

The letter appoints Mr. Frederick Graves master of the H.M.S. Vanguard, "and for so doing this shall be your Warrant." Docketed on the verso by the Navy Office in 1764 confirming Graves' pay as Master. Probably printed in Antigua, where a good deal of ephemera was printed for naval use.

Price: $600.00