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    John Adams Shipping Document Signed as president and countersigned "John Marshall" as secretary of state. One page partly-printed, 20" x 15.5", New York City, August 19, 1800. The document, a Four Language Ships' Papers, grants permission and leave to "Jared Goodrich of New York, master or commander of the Ship called the Mary bound for Batavia and laden with Specie & Stores". This document is printed in four languages: English, Dutch, French, and Spanish. Ship's papers were required of all ships leaving American ports. This document has intact the white wafer presidential seal affixed on the left. Contains tape repairs along most folds and some repaired paper losses in the center and at the bottom, though the "John Adams" signature is intact and prominent. Small marginal tears and chips along all sides; otherwise, this document bearing the signature of the second president is in fine condition.


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