Partly-printed DS as president, one page, 17.75 x 15, February 26, 1798. A four-language ship's pass issued to "Arthur Smith of Baltimore, master or commander of the Schooner called Sisters…lying at present in the port of Baltimore bound for Hispaniola and laden with Flour, Beef, Pork, Cheese, Candles, Lard, Salt, Bacon, Vermicelly, and preserved fowls." Prominently signed in the center panel by Adams, and countersigned by Secretary of State Timothy Pickering. White paper seal remains affixed left portion. Handsomely double-matted and framed with an engraving to an overall size of 33.25 x 22.25. In very good to fine condition, with toning, and a short tear, to the bottom edge.
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