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#9 - James Monroe and John Quincy Adams

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1821 ship’s papers signed by two presidents

Partly-printed DS as president, one page, 20.25 x 16.5, December 15, 1821. Four-language ship’s papers issued to “Reuben Ray master or commander of the Ship called Porcia…lying at present in the port of New Bedford bound for Pacific Ocean, and laden with Provisions & Stores, for the Whale fishery.” Signed in the third panel by Monroe, and countersigned by John Quincy Adams as Secretary of State. In good to very good condition, with intersecting folds, through a single letter of each signature, old reinforcement along reverse of central vertical fold, scattered edge chipping and wear, uniform toning with a few heavier spots, and scattered soiling. The seal is toned, but intact. Both signatures are quite bold and mostly unaffected by the flaws. The Porcia sailed the Pacific for three years, returning with 1800 barrels of sperm whale oil; it was Ray’s only recorded voyage. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA.

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