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    Sale 2461 | Lot 91
    Price Realized: $20,800With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2461 Lot 91

      TO THE SHIP'S SURGEON OF "OLD IRONSIDES" ADAMS, JOHN. Autograph Letter Signed, as President, to Peter St. Medard, requesting that he continue to serve as Surgeon aboard the USS Constitution. 1 page, 4to, with integral blank; faint scattered foxing, short closed tear at upper edge affecting dateline. Quincy, 14 July 1799

      Estimate $5,000 - 7,500

      "I request you to act as Surgeon on Board the Constitution as you have done from the 17th of December last. I shall write this day to the Secretary of the Navy to Send you a Commission in form, to meet you at Norfolk."
      Pierre St. Medard (1755-1827) served between 1798 and 1801 as Surgeon aboard the Constitution, which, during this period, was engaged in the Quasi-War against France.

      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $20,800