DescriptionJames Madison Scallop-Top Ship's Passport Signed. One partially-printed vellum page, 10.5" x 15.25", [Washington], June 4, 1810. Issued to "the Ship Russell of New Bedford Joseph Allen master or commander of the burthen of Three hundred one & 45/95 tons or thereabouts mounted with no guns navigated with Thirteen men." Countersigned by Robert Smith as secretary of state. Folds show areas of minor paper loss. Scatted spots of light foxing. Mounting remnants on the verso. From the Collection of a Minnesota Gentleman.
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