Lot 12: James Monroe and John Quincy Adams - Scarce partly-printed DS
8th March 2017
Scarce partly-printed DS, signed “James Monroe" as president and "John Quincy Adams" as secretary of state, one page, 20.75 x 16.5, September 20, 1824. Four-language ship’s papers issued to “George B. Worth master or commander of the Ship called Roscoe…lying at present in the port of New Bedford bound for the Pacific Ocean Whaling, and laden with Provisions, & Stores with sundry utensils for obtaining a cargo of oil.” Signed in the third panel by Monroe, and countersigned by Adams as Secretary of State. White paper seals remain affixed to left side. In fine condition, with light mottled overall toning. Four language passes signed by both Monroe and Adams remain scarce and highly sought-after.
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