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#5 - Thomas Jefferson and James Madison

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1801 Jefferson–Madison four-language pass for "the Ship called Defiance"
Description                           Estimate: $5,000+          

Partly-printed DS, signed "Th: Jefferson" as president and "James Madison" as secretary of state, one page, 22 x 17, August 10, 1801. A four-language ship's pass issued to "Josiah Burnham Jr. master or commander of the Ship called Defiance…lying at present in the port of New York bound for Cape Francois and laden with Fish, pork, flour, wine, Beef, nankeens, Lard soap, Butter, Boards & Scantling." Beautifully signed in the center by President Jefferson and countersigned by Secretary of State Madison. The white paper seals affixed to the left side remain fully intact. In very good to fine condition, with creasing to the top edge, some light edge chipping, and small tape repairs and reinforcements on the reverse. Boasting choice signatures in this desirable four-language format, this is a spectacular example of a Jefferson–Madison document. Pre-certified PSA/DNA.

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