Lot #10
John Tyler

Tyler approves a whaling voyage for a "Ship called Massachusetts"
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Estimate: $800+


Tyler approves a whaling voyage for a "Ship called Massachusetts"

Partly-printed DS as president, signed “J. Tyler,” one page, 21.5 x 16.5, September 4, 1844. Four-language ship's paper issued to "William B. Cash, master or commander of the Ship called Massachusetts…lying at present in the port of New Bedford bound for Pacific Ocean and laden with Provisions, stores and utensils for a whaling voyage." Boldly signed in the right panel by President Tyler and countersigned by Secretary of State John C. Calhoun. The white paper seal remains affixed to center portion. In very good to fine condition, with scattered light foxing, and minor splitting and paper loss along the intersecting folds.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autographs and Artifacts
  • Dates: #568 - Ended October 10, 2019

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