Lot 18: Andrew Jackson - Partly-printed DS as president
8th March 2017
Partly-printed DS as president, one page, 20.5 x 16.25, November 13, 1833. Four-language ship’s paper issued to “Joseph Spooner master or commander of the Ship called Midas…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 center by President Jackson and countersigned by Secretary of State Edward Livingston. The white paper seals affixed to the left side remain intact with several folded points. In very good to fine condition, with areas of toning, primarily along the intersecting folds. Of the six vessels Spooner embarked upon during his two decades of whaling, the Midas proved to be his most reliable ship, commandeering it for a total of eight times between the years 1821 and 1833, with this document representing his last hunt aboard said ship.
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