RELIEF OF CAPTIVES AT ALGIERS Collection of 8 printed bonds issued to raise funds for the relief of captives at Algiers, made out in the name of John Ramsay of London, in Latin and English and with names, dates and the goods being taxed ("french wine", "holland cheese" etc.) completed in manuscript
Lot 208
RELIEF OF CAPTIVES AT ALGIERS Collection of 8 printed bonds issued to raise funds for the relief of captives at Algiers, made out in the name of John Ramsay of London, in Latin and English and with names, dates and the goods being taxed ("french wine", "holland cheese" etc.) completed in manuscript
Sold for £2,280 (US$ 3,722) inc. premium

Lot Details
RELIEF OF CAPTIVES AT ALGIERS
Collection of 8 printed bonds issued to raise funds for the relief of captives at Algiers, made out in the name of John Ramsay of London, in Latin and English and with names, dates and the goods being taxed ("french wine", "holland cheese" etc.) completed in manuscript, with folded papered seals, small folio, 1643-1644

Footnotes

  • These forms represented a value added tax of 1% on certain goods in accordance with the Ordinance of 25 April, 1643, calling for Collections to be made for relief of captives in Algiers. Algerine pirates not only captured hundreds of crew and passengers at sea each year, but also made raids on the coastal towns of Great Britain and Ireland, carrying away the inhabitants.
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