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    Martin Van Buren Scalloped-Top Sea Passport Signed "M Van Buren" as president. One partially-printed vellum page, 12" x 14.5", [Washington, D.C.], December 22, 1840, countersigned by State Secretary John Forsyth. Numbered "94," the passport allows "the Barque Emma, Andrew Davis master or commander, of the burthen of 245 and 62/95 tons or thereabouts, mounted with no guns, navigated with Twenty two men to pass with her Company, Passengers, Goods, and Merchandize, without any hindrance, seizure or molestation." The two signatures on this impressive document are still bold. With maritime vignettes at the top and a blind-embossed paper seal in the bottom left corner; docketing on the verso. Smoothed folds with minor soiling.

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