Partly-printed vellum DS, signed “Th: Jefferson” as president and “James Madison” as secretary of state, one page, 10 x 15, no date. Scallop-topped ship’s pass issued so that a vessel may "pass with her Company, Passengers, Goods and Merchandize, without any hindrance, seizure or molestation." Signed at the conclusion by President Jefferson and countersigned by Secretary of State Madison. In good condition, with heavy overall soiling, a missing seal, areas of vellum loss, and both signatures (as well as the handwritten portions of the body of the document) extremely faint.
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