Omnibus Christi Fidelibus ad quos Literae Praesentes pervenerent. Nos Ministri Serenissimi Principis Domini nostril Georgii Secundi Regis in Portu Oppidi Bostonii apud Nov-Anglos Salutem.
Pre-printed document written entirely in Latin and accomplished in manuscript. On heavy paper measuring 11 x 7 ¼ inches.
This document is a clearance for Simon Gross, of the Schooner Lydia, carrying no guns, for a voyage from Boston to Bilboa. Probably dating 1750-1760. See Ford, Massachusetts Broadsides for a similar document #1306 – which he dates 1763. What is particularly noteworthy, at least from one point of view, is that this piece of paper was discovered and offered for sale by legendary New England book dealer Benjamin Tighe. See https://www.americanantiquarian.org/Almanac/BennyTighe.pdf for Marcus McCorisons biographical essay on Benny Tighe. Offered with a TNs (typed note, signed) by Tighe quoting this document to a customer and sharing some biographical details.