Lot 8: Partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 10 x 15.5, March 7, 1811. Scallop-top ship's pass issued for "the Ship Galen of New York, John Rogers master or commander…mounted with Six guns navigated with Fifteen men To Pass with her Company Passengers Goods and Merchandize without any hindrance, seizure or molestation." Crisply signed at the conclusion by President Madison and countersigned by Secretary of State Robert Smith. In fine condition, with intersecting folds (one touching a single letter of Madison's signature), scattered creases, and soiling to edges.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 462
Wednesday, 14th October 2015
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