Martin Van Buren - 8th Us President - Autographed Original 1839 Ship's Passport
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Martin Van Buren - 8th Us President - Autographed Original 1839 Ship's Passport:
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Martin Van Buren (December 25, 1782 - July 24, 1862), eighth President of the UnitedStates,authentic, autographed original partly-printed vintage Mediteranean Ships's Passport(DS), datedJuly 13, 1839. The document is also signed by his Secretary of State John Forsyth (October 22, 1780 - October 21, 1841).
Van Buren also served as the 8th U.S. Vice President and 10th Secretary of State under President Andrew Jackson. As President, Van Buren opposed the annexation of Texas and supported policies which strained relations with Great Britain and Canada.
Mediterranean Ship's Passports (more commonly known as a "Ship's Scallop" because of the way that they were cut across the top), were documents used to identify a ship as being protected under a treaty with states of the Barbary Coast. Lacking a strong Navy, the United States were among the countries that agreed to pay tributein exchange for protection from capture of ships and crews.
The document measures approximately 11.5" x 14.25" andhas a scalloped upper edge with engraved vignettes of a lighthouse and sailing ship. Documentis signed by Van Buren and Forsythat the conclusion and bears an affixed official seal of the United States War Office. The documenthas light fading to Van Buren's signatureand light general overall toning and wrinkling.More About Us And Our Committment To You:
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