Lot 11: Partly-printed vellum DS, signed "James Monroe" as president and "John Quincy Adams" as secretary of state, one page, 11.5 x 15, July 3, 1823. Scallop-top ship's pass issued for "the Brig Ant, Gideon Lane master or commander…mounted with no guns navigated with nine men To Pass with her Company Passengers Goods and Merchandize without any hinderance seisure or molestation." Prominently signed at the conclusion by President Monroe and countersigned by Secretary of State John Quincy Adams. The crisply embossed paper seal affixed to the lower left remains entirely intact. Toned intersecting folds (one vertical fold passing through a single letter of Monroe's signature), a few small holes, and light scattered soiling, otherwise fine condition. An exceedingly desirable double-signed presidential document bearing atypically bold signatures.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 467
Wednesday, 13th January 2016
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