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    Louisiana Purchase: John Armstrong Document Signed President James Madison's Secretary of War John Armstrong, who was at the helm when the British burned Washington to the ground. Fine content partly-printed document signed, "John Armstrong," as U.S. Minister to France, 8" x 5.5", Paris, September 2, 1805. A bill of exchange for 7,000 francs to be paid from the U.S. Treasury "in pursuance of a liquidation by the Government of France, in this case provided by the Convention between the United-States and France, of the 30th April 1803 -- the 10th of floreal year 11..." This particular note was numbered 582 and was part of the funds the United States used to purchase Louisiana from France in 1803. This historic document bears the usual light creases but is otherwise very bright and clean and in excellent condition. Accompanied by COA from PSA/DNA.

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