May 22, 2014 - Sale 2351

Sale 2351 - Lot 21

Price Realized: $ 375
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 500 - $ 750
DECATUR, STEPHEN. Autograph Letter Signed, "S Decatur," to Dr. John Bullus ("Dear Bullus"), expecting some change in the situation soon, requesting forges. 1 page, 4to; minor loss to right edge expertly repaired with paper, folds. New London, 11 June [1813]

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". . . They want to be at something & I believe they will bring themselves to it, but I guess they had better let it alone. Whatever they intend to do, will be soon done. I wish we could get one or two of your forges here in time."
In early June 1813, Decatur's squadron was forced to flee to New London, in whose harbor Decatur was blockaded until the end of the war of 1812.