Lot 111
Ship's Papers Signed by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Partially printed passport in French Spanish, English and Dutch, one page (docketing likely on back), folio, September 14, 1805, New York, made out to "John D. Waterman, master or commander" of the 100-ton schooner Anna Margaret carrying cocoa and staves to the Spanish port of Malaga. Presented in a modern gilt and gesso frame, the document is flanked by images of Jefferson and Madison. President Jefferson signs Th Jefferson whereas then-Secretary of State Madison pens his full name.

Document 16.5 x 20.5 in.; DOA 28.25 x 48 in.

From the Collection of Dr. & Mrs. Richard Epes at the direction of Gerald A. Jeutter, Jr., the court appointed Receiver for the Southeastern Eye Center of Greensboro, North Carolina.

Some splitting and loss along fold creases; fading to the ink; the presidential signatures prominent and remaining bold.