Partly-printed vellum DS, signed "James Madison" as president and "Ja's Monroe" as secretary of state, one page, 11.5 x 14.75, January 6, 1817. Scallop-topped ship’s pass issued to "the Ship Mohawk of Baltimore, David Gray master or commander…mounted with no guns, navigated with sixteen men. To pass with her Company, Passengers, Goods and Merchandize, without any hindrance, seizure or molestation.” Signed at the conclusion by President Madison and countersigned by Secretary of State Monroe. The seal in the lower left is present but detached. In very good to fine condition, with light staining, soiling, and toning.
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