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    James Madison and James Monroe Signed Letter of Marque Commissioning the Privateer Argus, 1813 15.75" x 12.75", two page (front and verso), partially printed, December 2, 1812. Ships papers for the Brig Argus sailing as a commissioned privateer to "...subdue, seize and take any armed or unarmed British vessel, public or private, which shall be found within the jurisdictional limits of the United States or elsewhere on the high seas, or within the waters of the British dominions...". One of America's pirates in the War of 1812. Signed by Madison as president and Monroe as secretary of state. With the large, original paper seal. General wear and some tearing at the folds, else near very good.


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    October, 2007
    25th-26th Thursday-Friday
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