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Renshaw, Richard T. (1822-1879) [Agreement allowing the U.S. Navy use of Avery's schooner]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02254.28 Author/Creator: Renshaw, Richard T. (1822-1879) Place Written: Richmond, Virginia Type: Document signed Date: 22 July 1865 Pagination: 3 p. : docket ; 19 x 31.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Documents a transaction between William N. Avery, master of the schooner Fairland, and Richard T. Renshaw as a representative of the United States Navy. Renshaw has come to Richmond in order to "charter and take" Avery's schooner "to use or not to use as the U.S. Navy Department may please during the term of ten days." Avery must agree to keep his schooner "tight, staunch, shiny, and well and sufficiently manned, victualled, tackled and apparelled." All management of the vessel, which is to be used as a merchant schooner, is given over to the control of the U.S. Navy. Avery will be paid fifty dollars per day for the length of the vessel's service. Signed by Avery and Renshaw. James B. Smith signs as a witness. Three red, uncancelled one dollar internal revenue documentary tax stamps along left border of first page.

People: Avery, William N., fl. 1865
Renshaw, Richard T., 1822-1879
Smith, James B., fl. 1865

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: NavyUnion GeneralContractMerchants and TradeCommerceFinanceGovernment and Civics

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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