WASHINGTON, GEORGE. THREE-LANGUAGE SHIP'S PAPER SIGNED TWICE ("GO: WASHINGTON") AS FIRST PRESIDENT AND SIGNED TWICE BY THE SECRETARY OF STATE ("TH: JEFFERSON")
18,000 - 25,000 USD
- Three-language ship's paper signed twice ("Go: Washington") as first President and signed twice by the Secretary of State ("Th: Jefferson")
- PAPER, INK
Printed document, 2 pages on a single folio sheet (15 1/2 x 10 7/8 in.; 395 x 252 mm), Dutch and English text on the recto, French and English text on the verso, accomplished in a clerical hand, [Philadelphia, before 12 February 1794], being a three-language ship's paper for the sloop 'Lark,' commanded by Elijah Atwood and bound for St. Croix carrying linens, shoes, raisins, candles, soap, rice, flour, butter, beef, cheese, and other goods, signed by Washington on both sides, countersigned by Thomas Jefferson on both sides, also countersigned by the Deputy Collector of Customs at Charleston ("Mattw. Hayden"), embossed paper seals of the United States, notarizing signature and red wax seal of Justice of the Peace John Sanford Dart; a few small stains, mostly offset from the wax seal. Matted, framed, and double-glazed.
A fine copy of an unusual format of the three-language ship's papers, signed twice by both George Washington and Thomas Jefferson.