Partly-printed vellum DS as president, signed “M. Van Buren,” one page, 11 x 14.75, July 23, 1838. Scallop-top ship's pass issued to "the Florida of New Bedford, Edmund Masefield, master or commander of the burthen of 329…tons or thereabouts mounted with no guns navigated with 29 men." Signed at the conclusion by President Van Buren and countersigned by Secretary of State John Forsyth. Lower left bears the original white paper seal. Neatly matted and framed to an overall size of 13.25 x 17.25; the backing has a window for viewing the reverse. In fine condition, with a short tear to the right edge.
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