Lot #5
James Monroe and John Quincy Adams

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Estimate: $1000+


Scarce partly-printed DS, signed “James Monroe" as president and "John Quincy Adams" as secretary of state, one page, 21.25 x 17, November 30, 1818. Four-language ship’s papers issued to “Ebenezer Hathaway, master or commander of the Ship called Iris…lying at present in the port of New Bedford and bound for the Pacific Ocean, and laden with Provisions & Stores for the use of the Officers and Crew—with utensils for obtaining a cargo of Oil." Signed prominently in the third panel by Monroe, and countersigned neatly by Adams as Secretary of State. White paper seals remain affixed to left side. In fine condition, with a few short edge tears. Four language passes signed by both Monroe and Adams remain scarce and highly sought-after.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autographs and Artifacts
  • Dates: #589 - Ended August 12, 2020

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