Title: A man-of-war by Moses Sperry
Size: 8” x 7.5” Price: £ POA
A double sided page from the diary of Moses Sperry started in 1801. This is a leaf out of the diary of Moses Sperry who lived in Southbury, Connecticut and which he drafted in Indian-ink. The principal image is the iconic English Man-of-War, The Royal Sovereign beneath which military skirmishes are detailed in which British soldiers appear to be under attack from American soldiers who are aboard a smaller vessel without sail.
Verso: There is a sketch of the brig Lion of St York of 108 tons captained by John Williams.
Following are some details from this page of Moses’ diary:
09th Feb. 1806: I am at home studying divinity