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    Martin Van Buren Four Languages Ship's Paper Signed and countersigned by Secretary of State John Forsyth. One partly-printed page, 21" x 16.5", August 15, 1840. The document is printed in French, Spanish, English, and Dutch and authorizes passage for William Whitten, Jr., "master or commander of the ship called the Rodman" then "in the port of New Bedford, bound for Pacific Ocean and laden with Provisions, Stores and Utensils for a whaling voyage." The paper seal is intact to the left center as well as an embossed seal. The president's signature is large and bold. Docketing and pencil notations on the verso. Nicks and small tears occur along the bottom edge, else fine.

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    April, 2011
    8th-9th Friday-Saturday
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