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    Thomas Jefferson Ship's Passport Signed "Th: Jefferson" and countersigned by Secretary of State James Madison. One partially-printed vellum page (with scalloped-top margin), 11.75" x 18", New York, January 22, 1802. This most attractive Mediterranean Sea passport was for the ship General Mercer commanded by Reuben Moores, which sailed with a crew of fourteen men and "no guns". The passport has a large engraved lighthouse scene in the upper portion (with a small dark spot near the lighthouse). Jefferson's signature is fine and clear. With folds and a large paper seal in the lower left corner.

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    June, 2010
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