Lot 15: Partly-printed DS as president, signed "J. Tyler," one page, 20.75 x 16, July 30, 1841. Four language ship's paper issued to "Franklin Luce", master or commander of the ship called Selma?lying at present in the port of New Bedford bound for Pacific Ocean and laden with provisions, stores, and utensils for a whaling voyage." Signed in the middle of the fourth panel by Tyler and countersigned by Secretary of Daniele Webster. Good condition, but has been mounted to a mat board, does have intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature, old reinforcement along reverse of central vertical fold, scattered toning, and a couple of minor separations along folds. The white wafer seal is crisp and intact. A well-preserved example with Tyler's signature quite large and prominent. Oversized.
Oak Auctions' Rare Autograph and Manuscript Auction
Thursday, 19th November 2015
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