Washington, George. Three-language ship's papers signed, before 7 August 1794
Washington, George. Three-language ship's papers signed, before 7 August 1794
Washington, George. Three-language ship's papers signed, before 7 August 1794
Washington, George. Three-language ship's papers signed, before 7 August 1794
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Washington, George. Three-language ship's papers signed, before 7 August 1794

Estimate: 5,000 - 7,000 USD

Washington, George. Three-language ship's papers signed, before 7 August 1794

Estimate: 5,000 - 7,000 USD

Lot Sold:16,250USD

Lot Details

Description

WASHINGTON, GEORGE


PRINTED DOCUMENT SIGNED TWICE AS PRESIDENT ("GO: WASHINGTON") AND COUNTERSIGNED TWICE BY THE SECRETARY OF STATE ("TH: JEFFERSON"), BEING A THREE-LANGUAGE SHIP'S PAPER


Broadsheet on paper (15 1/2 x 10 1/8 in.; 394 x 257 mm; watermarked posthorn | cp), accomplished in a clerical hand, Dutch and English text on the recto, French and English text on the verso, [Philadelphia, before 7 August 1794], being a three-language ship's paper for the Pomona commanded by Thomas Haywood, lying in the port of Alexandria carrying tobacco and slaves, signed by Washington on both sides, countersigned by Thomas Jefferson on both sides, also countersigned by the Deputy Collector of Customs at Alexandria ("Vincent Gray"), embossed paper seals of the United States, notarizing signature and embossed paper seal of the Mayor of Alexandria, Robert Mease; silked with mostly marginal loss and many closed fold separations, a tiny bit of text loss, numerous stains from earlier adhesive tape repair, one of the Washington signatures bifurcated by a horizontal fold separation.

Condition Report

Broadsheet on paper (1 1/2 x 10 1/8 in.; 394 x 257 mm; watermarked posthorn | cp), accomplished in a clerical hand, Dutch and English text on the recto, French and English text on the verso, [Philadelphia, before 7 August 1794], being a three-language ship's paper for the Pomona commanded by Thomas Haywood, lying in the port of Alexandria carrying tobacco and slaves, signed by Washington on both sides, countersigned by Thomas Jefferson on both sides, also countersigned by the Deputy Collector of Customs at Alexandria ("Vincent Gray"), embossed paper seals of the United States, notarizing signature and embossed paper seal of the Mayor of Alexandria, Robert Mease; silked with mostly marginal loss and many closed fold separations, a tiny bit of text loss, numerous stains from earlier adhesive tape repair, one of the Washington signatures bifurcated by a horizontal fold separation.


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Fine Manuscript and Printed Americana
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