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#9 - James Madison and James Monroe

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Boldly signed 1816 ship’s pass by Madison and Monroe

Partly-printed scallop-top vellum DS, signed “James Madison” as president and “Jas. Monroe” as secretary of state, one page, 10.75 x 15, February 14, 1816. Ornate ship’s pass issued for “the Ship Weser of New York, Matthew C. Perry master or commander…mounted with no guns navigated with Fifteen men to pass with her Company Passengers Goods and Merchandise without any hindrance seizure or molestation of the said Ship.” Boldly signed at the conclusion by President Madison and countersigned by Secretary of State Monroe. The paper seal affixed to the lower left remains fully intact with folds to a few of the points. Intersecting folds (one vertical fold passing through a single letter Madison’s signature) and light scattered creases and soiling, otherwise fine condition. An attractive document featuring bolder signatures than generally seen. Pre-certified PSA/DNA.

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