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    James Madison and James Monroe Four Language Ship's Papers Signed. One partially-printed page, 20.5" x 15.75" (sight), December 21, 1811. Printed in French, Spanish, English, and Dutch, this passport authorizes passage of "Richard Marner master or commander of the ship called the General Gates of the burthen 576 42/95 tons or thereabouts . . . bound for Bordeaux and laden with Coffee, Sugar, Pepper, Bark & Logwood." Countersigned by James Monroe as secretary of state. Matted with portraits of Madison and Monroe and framed to an overall size of 41.5" x 25".

    Condition: Folds. Slight paper loss at the lower left corner; .5" tear near the upper left corner. Lightly toned along the vertical fold with light spots of staining near the upper left corner.


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    November, 2015
    4th-5th Wednesday-Thursday
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