Partly-printed DS, signed “James Madison” as president and “Jas. Monroe” as secretary of state, one page, 21.25 x 16.5, February 11, 1813. A four-language ship’s papers issued to Robert Morris, “master or commander of the Brig called Lightning…lying at present in the port of the Philadelphia bound for Bordeaux and laden with Sundries.” Two embossed paper seals remain intact along the left and bottom edges. Framed to an overall size of 27 x 21. Intersecting storage folds (trivially touching signatures), scattered creasing and wrinkles, and scattered light toning and foxing, otherwise fine condition. An unusually well-preserved example with clear, dark signatures!
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