Partly-printed vellum DS, signed “Th: Jefferson" as president and "James Madison" as secretary of state, one page, 12 x 14.75, January 14, 1803. A grant for a 400-acre parcel of land, issued to Duncan McArthur under the provisions of "An Act to enable the Officers and Soldiers of the Virginia Line on Continental Establishment." Signed at the conclusion by Jefferson and countersigned by Madison. The white paper seal affixed to the lower left remains intact. Impressively and archivally suede-matted and framed with engraved plates and portraits to an overall size of 54.5 x 34.5. In very good to fine condition, with some wrinkling and staining, and both signatures a bit light but fully legible.
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