Partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 10.25 x 14.75, June 30, 1810. Scallop-topped ship’s pass issued for the "Ship Hercules of New York, Nathaniel E. Hunters, master or commander…mounted with no guns, navigated with Fourteen men, To Pass with her Company, Passengers, Goods and Merchandize without any hinderance, seizure or molestation, the said Ship appearing by good testimony to belong to one or more of the Citizens of the United States." Signed at the conclusion by President Madison, and countersigned by Secretary of State Robert Smith. White paper seal remains affixed to lower left corner. In very good to fine condition, with trimmed edges, and all handwriting, including Madison's signature, a few shades light.
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