Lot #4
Thomas Jefferson and James Madison Document Signed as President and Secretary of State

Jefferson and Madison approve an 1802 land grant for "a Captain for the War"

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Estimate: $4000+


Jefferson and Madison approve an 1802 land grant for "a Captain for the War"

Partly-printed vellum DS, signed “Th: Jefferson" as president and "James Madison" as secretary of state, one page, 12 x 14.75, November 15, 1802. A land grant for “Five hundred and eighty six acres,” issued to “Reuben Briscoe (a Captain for the War)” under the provisions of "An Act to enable the Officers and Soldiers of the Virginia Line on Continental Establishment." Signed at the conclusion by Thomas Jefferson and countersigned by James Madison. The lower left corner retains the original white paper seal. In very good to fine condition, with slightly irregular toning, skipping to Madison's signature, and Jefferson's signature just a bit light.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts Featuring Art and Literature
  • Dates: #645 - Ended October 12, 2022

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