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Partly-printed document signed -- four-language ship's papers
Boston, 1812. unbound. very good(-). 1 page, 16.5 x 21.25 inches, double-matted in black and white with gold trim, and set in a black and gold archival frame measuring 27.5 x 31.75 inches. Signed by "James Madison" as President, "Jas. Monroe" as Secretary of State, and "Henry Dearborn" as Collector of Boston, January 10, 1812. This document -- a four-language ship's papers -- is addressed to "John Fielder, master and commander of the Brig called Dido...lying present in the Port of Boston, bound for Bergen, Norway, laden with Butter, Bread, Crackers, Cheese, Flour, Rum, Pork, Staves (casks or barrels) & Vinegar." The white embossed paper seal affixed to the left side remains fully intact as well as the departure seal which is posted directly below. The signatures are dark and bold; some uneven toning with minor fraying at the bottom folds; irregular borders (as issued). Very good(-) condition overall. Note: Henry Dearborn had served as Jefferson's Secretary of War. During the Revolutionary War he fought at Bunker Hill, Ticonderoga, Quebec, and was with Washington at Valley Forge. He later fought at Monmouth and had the satisfaction to be present at Yorktown when Cornwallis surrendered. John Fielder was a well-known Captain from the Boston area who had a successful career as a registered Privateer during the War of 1812. 1 page, 16.5 x 21.25 inches, double-matted in black and white with gold trim, and set in a black and gold archival frame measuring 27.5 x 31.75 inches. Signed by "James Madison" as President, "Jas. Monroe" as Secretary of State, and "Henry Dearborn" as Collector of Boston, January 10, 1812. This document -- a four-language ship's papers -- is addressed to "John Fielder, master and commander of the Brig called Dido...lying present in the Port of Boston, bound for Bergen, Norway, laden with Butter, Bread, Crackers, Cheese, Flour, Rum, Pork, Staves (casks or barrels) & Vinegar." The white embossed paper seal affixed to the left side remains fully intact as well as the departure seal which is posted directly below. The signatures are dark and bold; some uneven toning with minor fraying at the bottom folds; irregular borders (as issued). Very good(-) condition overall. Note: Henry Dearborn had served as Jefferson's Secretary of War. During the Revolutionary War he fought at Bunker Hill, Ticonderoga, Quebec, and was with Washington at Valley Forge. He later fought at Monmouth and had the satisfaction to be present at Yorktown when Cornwallis surrendered. John Fielder was a well-known Captain from the Boston area who had a successful career as a registered Privateer during the War of 1812.
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