Lot 31: Partly printed DS, signed "Millard Fillmore" as president and "Danl. Webster" as secretary of state, one page, 21.5 x 16.25, October 8, 1851. Four language ship's paper issued to "Luther Little, Jr, master or commander of the Barque called Vernon…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 third panel by Fillmore and countersigned by Secretary of State Daniel Webster. A few partial separations along intersecting folds, with a horizontal fold through Fillmore's signature resulting in slight off-setting of top and bottom of signature, old reinforcement to reverse of central vertical fold, with a few other small repairs to folds on reverse, and scattered toning and creasing, otherwise very good condition. The white seal is toned, but intact. An uncommon format of this desirable pairing. Oversized.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 460
Wednesday, 16th September 2015
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