JAMES MADISON, scarce four-language ship's paper signed AS PRESIDENT, and COUNTER-SIGNED BY JAMES MONROE (''Jas Monroe''), and dated March 13, 1812 as Secretary of State with Notary Public seal of Nicholas Diehl, Jr.
TWO PRESIDENTS are brought together in this impressive, four-language ship's passport, printed in four-columns (English, French, Spanish and Dutch). President Madison and Secretary of State Monroe authorize Captain Isaac Jones of the schooner CANOWA, to pass from Philadelphia to Lisbon, Spain with a cargo of "Sundries".
1 page, large oblong folio (16¾ x 21½in), 2 paper seals along left and bottom margins, archivally matted and handsomely framed under 98% UV-blocking conservation grade glass. Dampstained and lightly soiled, as shown, partial fold tear archivally repaired on verso, otherwise very good. Signatures are bold and clear, ash shown.
Sale includes accompanying original COA/LOA from the highly-respected LION HEART AUTOGRAPHS who have thoroughly examined the autograph. Includes additional supporting documentation from date of original purchase from Alexander Autographs.
GUARANTEED GENUINE - simply one of the finest investment-quality, authentic dual-signed Presidential ship's papers currently available on the market!
Own a remarkable, original piece of American history! The perfect gift for the Presidential collector, autograph enthusiast, or History buff. A must have addition to the Executive Office, den, or "Man Cave".
Sold as is, as shown.
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