Partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 10 x 15.75, September 3, 1810. Scallop-topped ship’s pass issued for the "Brig Neutrality, Moses Foster master or commander…navigated with Nine men, To Pass with her Company, Passengers, Goods and Merchandize without any hinderance, seizure or molestation." Crisply signed at the conclusion by President Madison and countersigned by Secretary of State Robert Smith. The seal is absent, with the vellum scored in its place. In very good condition, with toning along the intersecting folds, an "M" penned in the missing seal's location, and two "W. Russell" stamps and matching signature in the lighthouse vignette, perhaps from a prior owner.
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