Lot 11: James Monroe and John Quincy Adams, Partly-printed vellum DS
12th October 2016
Partly-printed vellum DS, signed “James Monroe” as president and “John Quincy Adams” as secretary of state, one page, 10.25 x 14, June 17, 1823. A patent issued to James Cooper who “has invented a new and useful improvement being a Wheel to prevent ropes and chains from slipping when used for turning machinery.” The white seal is partially tattered and toned and the document retains its original green ribbon. Double-matted and framed to an overall size of 18.25 x 22.25. In fine condition, with moderate intersecting folds and slight fading to much of the text. A highly desirable format boasting two presidential signatures.
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