WASHINGTON, GEORGE Three Language ship's papers signed.
[New York:] 12 November 1793. Document printed in French, English and Dutch, accomplished in manuscript, signed by Washington as President and countersigned by Thomas Jefferson as Secretary of State, with paper-covered wax seal, The document allowing the Brigantine Pallas of Boston passage to Cadiz with a cargo of wheat and flour. 16 x 12 3/4 inches (40.5 x 32.5 cm); framed with portraits. Small losses at lower fold extremities, the verso with reinforcements along horizontal folds and old repairs to splits at folds in lower margin, old tape secures the document to mat on verso.
A fine example with large, dark signatures of both Washington and Jefferson. Maritime documents on paper rarely survive in such condition due to heavy use on ship.
C Collection of Dr. Julius Dintenfass
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