Lot 142"Newport 14. March", manuscript postmark and matching "Sh 16½" ship rating (12½¢ postage plus 4¢ ship fee) on fresh 1797 Moses Brown correspondence folded letter from Charleston S.C. to Newburyport Mass., letter from William Picket mentions "I am so unhappy on the Occasion that I feel unwilling to communicate it but not to keep you any longer in Suspense I must tell (alth so disagreeable) that your Ship William is so Rotten that she is unable to perform a European Voyage…Accordingly I am now preparing to return home to Newbury Port.", Very Fine; with 1997 A.P.S. certificate.
Estimate $200 - 300.