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    James Buchanan Partly Printed Document Signed as President. One page, 22" x 17", Washington, D.C., October 3, 1859. Impressive ship's passport, stating that "leave and permission are hereby given to William D. Van Wyke, master or commander of the Barque called James Allen... bound for Pacific Ocean and laden with Provisions, Stores, and utensils for a whaling voyage." Printed in four languages - French, Spanish, English, and Dutch - the document bears an embossed stamp of the Great Seal of the United States, as well as a large embossed paper seal of the Great Seal affixed with wax. Buchanan's signature is large and bold at center right; signature of Lewis Cass, Secretary of State beneath. Light age toning overall; one small closed area of separation at fold. In fine condition. Accompanied by a handsome bust steel engraving of President Buchanan by Johnson Fry & Co. measuring 7.5" x 10.5". Engraving features a decorative border with vignettes depicting Buchanan as a military leader, a statesman, and as President. Affixed to a 15.5" x 12" backing board, ready for framing. Clean, sharp, and very fine.

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    4th-5th Wednesday-Thursday
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