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Lot #12
James Monroe and John Quincy Adams

Monroe and Adams issue ship's papers for "Pacific Ocean Whaling"

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Monroe and Adams issue ship's papers for "Pacific Ocean Whaling"

Scarce partly-printed DS, signed “James Monroe" as president and "John Quincy Adams" as secretary of state, one page, 20.75 x 16.5, September 20, 1824. Four-language ship’s papers issued to “George B. Worth master or commander of the Ship called Roscoe…lying at present in the port of New Bedford bound for the Pacific Ocean Whaling, and laden with Provisions, & Stores with sundry utensils for obtaining a cargo of oil.” Signed in the third panel by Monroe, and countersigned by Adams as Secretary of State. White paper seals remain affixed to left side. In fine condition, with light mottled overall toning. Four language passes signed by both Monroe and Adams remain scarce and highly sought-after. Pre-certified PSA/DNA.

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  • Auction Title: Fine Autographs And Artifacts
  • Dates: #495 - Ended March 15, 2017

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