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Madison, James (1751-1836) Signed Parchment Document, Ship's Passport, 27 June 1810.

Auction:
2764B
Lot:
62
Sold for:
$984$800

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 2764B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 16, 2014 10:00AM

Description:

Madison, James (1751-1836) Signed Parchment Document, Ship's Passport, 27 June 1810.
Single parchment sheet, with an engraving of a ship and a lighthouse and harbor at the head, text below also engraved, with paper seal, signed by Madison, countersigned by Secretary of State Robert Smith; allowing the brig Mary Jane of Castine, Maine, under captain Samuel Lee, at fifty-four tons, with no guns and a crew of eight, to travel freely with their goods as American citizens; the top cut in a wavy pattern, as usual; wear at the convergence of folds with slight loss, surface slightly dusty, writing a bit faded, 15 1/2 x 10 1/2 in.
Estimate $700-900


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Robert Smith, Secretary of State, Mary Jane, Castine, Samuel Lee, Maine

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