Vellum DS as president, signed “John Quincy Adams,” one page, 11 x 14.5, July 26, 1827. Scallop-top ship’s papers. In part: “By the President of the United States of America, Suffer the Ship Harriet of New York, R. C. Glover master or commander of the burden of two hundred thirty seven tons or thereabouts mounted with two guns navigated with Eleven men, To Pass with her Company, Passengers, Goods and Merchandise without hindrance.” Signed at the conclusion by Adams and countersigned by Secretary of State Henry Clay. The white wafer seal is intact. Intersecting folds, some wrinkling and creasing, scattered soiling and toning, and writing visible on opposing sides, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.
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