Lot 5: Partly-printed vellum DS, signed "James Madison" as president and "Jas. Monroe" as secretary of state, one page, 10 x 15.25, February 6, 1813. Scallop-top ship's pass issued for "the Ship Athens of Hudson, William Ringer, master and commander…mounted with no guns navigated with seventeen men to pass with her Company Passengers Goods and Merchandise without any hindrance seizure or molestation of the said Ship." Signed at the conclusion by Madison and Monroe. Intersecting folds, Madison's signature and a few handwritten portions a couple shades lighter than Monroe's, and a bit of scattered light toning and soiling, otherwise fine condition. The white wafer seal is crisp and intact, and slightly toned at the edges.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 456
Wednesday, 15th July 2015
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