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William Bligh document signed from 1798, related to his command of the HMS Director. In this document aboard the Director on 14 May 1798, Bligh authorizes the order of supplies, including wine, butter, water, bread, beef, pork, cheese and oatmeal. Signed ''Wm Bligh Capt.'' Document is written in the hand of William Dearl, and addressed to Samuel Lewis. By this time, Bligh had survived two mutinies, one famously aboard the HMS Bounty and one aboard this very ship, the HMS Director, almost a year to the day prior to this document. On 12 May 1797, Director took part in the Nore Mutiny, a multi-ship insurrection demanding increased pay and even a truce with France. Bligh was removed from his command of Director on 19 May, but the uprising ultimately failed, with several of its leaders hanged or shipped to Australia. Document measures 7.75'' x 12.25'', beautifully framed with a portrait of Bligh and plaque to a size of 29'' x 27''. Small closed tear at lower left, otherwise near fine.
William Bligh Document Signed From 1798 for His Ship, the HMS Director -- Like the HMS Bounty, the HMS Director Also Mutinied Under Bligh's Command
William Bligh Document Signed From 1798 for His Ship, the HMS Director -- Like the HMS Bounty, the HMS Director Also Mutinied Under Bligh's Command
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