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    Framed Ship's Papers Document in Four Languages, Signed by President James Madison A four-language ship's paper printed in English, Dutch, Spanish and French. These documents were like a passport, indicating that the vessel sailed under the protection of the United States. Partly-printed document signed, with each section in respective languages headed "James Madison, President of the United States," 20.5" x 15.5", Washington, June 6, 1811. Issued to Richard Jones, master of the brig Cuba, "...bound for St. Petersburg and laden with Bark, Coffee, Cotton, Indigo, Logwood, Sugar, Cottontwist..." Countersigned by Secretary of State Robert Smith, and Collector Henry Dearborn. Soiled at extreme bottom margin, usual folds, otherwise very clean and bright. Simply matted and framed with a gild molding. Pretty. Accompanied by COA from PSA/DNA.

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