Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    James Madison Scalloped-Top Sea Passport Signed as president and countersigned by James Monroe as secretary of state. One partially-printed vellum page, 10.5" x 15", [Washington], July 3, 1815. Numbered "28," the passport allows "...the Ship Ajax... James T. Trott master or commander, of the burthen of three hundred eighteen tons or thereabouts, mounted with no guns, navigated with fifteen men to pass with her Company, Passengers, Goods, and Merchandize, without any hindrance seizure or molestation." Madison's signature is slightly faded, but Monroe's is still bold. With maritime vignettes at the top of the document; paper seal is missing with scratching where it was previously. Docketing on the verso. Moderate to heavy toning with smoothed folds.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2012
    4th-5th Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 14
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 483

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold on Oct 5, 2012 for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2021 October 9 Americana & Political Signature Auction Featuring the Michael Ward Collection.

    Learn about consigning with us

    Heritage Auctions and Mr. Chad Reingold were...professional and courteous in all transactions and provided outstanding service in answering my many emails. I recommend them at the highest level.
    Killy M.,
    Melbourne Beach, FL
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search