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    James Madison and James Monroe Four Language Ship's Papers Signed "James Madison", and countersigned "Jas Monroe" as Secretary of State. One partly-printed page, 21" x 16.5", December 19, 1812, Boston. The document, printed in French, Spanish, English, and Dutch, authorizes passage for John F. Stevens, "master or commander of the schooner called Good Intent", then in port at Boston, bound for Brazil and laden with "Butter, Fish". Two blind-embossed paper seals are intact along the left margin. The document is age-toned with some separation at folds, including some separation at the fold intersection just below the "J" in "James Madison". Overall fragile, though near good condition.

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    June, 2009
    16th-17th Tuesday-Wednesday
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