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    Thomas Jefferson Scallop-Top Ship's Passport Signed. One partially-printed vellum page, 10.5" x 15.25" (sight), [Washington], November 14, 1804. Issued to the ship "Snow Boston of Philadelphia Nathaniel Franklin master or commander, of the burthen of one hundred forty four . . . tons or thereabouts, mounted with no guns, navigated with Ten men. TO PASS with her Company, Passengers, Goods, and Merchandize, without any hinderance, seizure, or molestation." Countersigned by James Madison as secretary of state. Matted and framed to an overall size of 20" x 25.25".

    Condition: The text, including the signatures of Jefferson and Madison, is very faint and can be difficult to read. Light to moderate foxing throughout. Smoothed folds.


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    November, 2015
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