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    Howard Hughes Signed Liability Contract. This historic document represents Hughes' official permission from the City of New York to undertake his historic flight around the world. The single-page document is signed by Hughes in black ink and dated July 7, 1938 -- just four days before his famous flight. It reads in part: "...Whereas, the City of New York... has permitted me/us to make an aircraft flight or flights from said Floyd Bennett Field, which flights are to be undertaken at our/my own risk and on our/my own responsibility... I/we do hereby agree to indemnify [New York City]... for any injuries or damages that may occur to persons or property... as a result of said flights or take-offs... regardless of how such injury or death may occur, whether while engaged in a flight or or attempted flight or by reason of our being on said Floyd Bennett Field...". Hughes trip took a total of 3 days, 19 hours, and 8 minutes, and quickly turned him into an international celebrity and aviation legend. In Very Fine condition with mild wear and mild to moderate tanning.

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    April, 2007
    14th-15th Saturday-Sunday
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