Lot #14
Martin Van Buren

Scarce presidential ship’s pass for the “Barque George & Martha”
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Scarce presidential ship’s pass for the “Barque George & Martha”

Partly-printed vellum DS as president, signed “M. Van Buren,” one page, 11.75 x 14.5, June 16, 1838. Scallop-top ship’s pass issued for “the Barque George & Martha…Joseph Wilson Jr master or commander…navigated with 22 men To Pass with her Company, Passengers, Goods and Merchandize without any hinderance, seisure or molestation.” Boldly signed at the conclusion by Van Buren and countersigned by Secretary of State John Forsyth. The crisply embossed paper seal affixed to the lower left remains fully intact. In fine condition, with intersecting folds and soiling to edges. A highly appealing document featuring an exceptionally crisp signature, with a nice association as it was issued for a ship named after the the nation’s first couple. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autographs and Artifacts
  • Dates: #444 - Ended January 14, 2015

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