Lot 4: Partly-printed DS, signed "Th: Jefferson" as president and "James Madison" as secretary of state, one page, 20.5 x 16.25, November 26, 1806. Four-language ship's papers issued to "Robert Thompson master or commander of the Brig called the George…lying at present in the port of New York bound for Jamaica and laden with flour, fish, bread, crackers, and lumber." Signed in the center by President Jefferson and countersigned below by Secretary of State Madison. Retains the two white seals affixed to the left side. Repaired partial separations to intersecting folds (horizontal holds passing through both signatures), some repaired chipping to the right edge, and expected document wear, otherwise fine condition. Overall, this is an exceptionally well-preserved, bright, clean example.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 456
Wednesday, 15th July 2015
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