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Thomas Jefferson document signed as President, countersigned by future President James Madison as Secretary of State. Four language ship's papers allow the brig ''Sarah'' to sail from the port of Philadelphia to Bilboa. The high seas were dangerous at this time, as the English often seized American ships, leading to Jefferson's 1807 trade embargo and ultimately the War of 1812. Dated 18 June 1803, Jefferson signs in the English portion, ''Th. Jefferson''. With two red wax paper-backed seals intact. Document measures 20'' x 16''. Small portions of paper loss and archival tape repairs to verso. Overall very good condition.
Thomas Jefferson Four-Language Ship's Paper Signed as President -- Countersigned by James Madison as Secretary of State
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