PRESIDENT JAMES MADISON - FOUR LANGUAGE SHIPS PAPERS SIGNED 12/15/1812 CO-SIGNED BY: JOHN GILL, JAMES H. McCULLOCH, PRESIDENT JAMES MONROE - HFSID 32534
JAMES MADISON, CO-SIGNED BY: JAMES MONROE, JOHN GILL, JAMES H. MCCULLOCH 21x16½ ship's papers for the brig Julia, bound from Baltimore to Lisbon in 1812, signed by Madison as U.S. president and Monroe as Secretary of State Four language ships papers signed "James Madison" as U.S.
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JAMES MADISON, CO-SIGNED BY: JAMES MONROE, JOHN GILL, JAMES H. MCCULLOCH
21x16½ ship's papers for the brig Julia, bound from Baltimore to Lisbon in 1812, signed by Madison as U.S. president and Monroe as Secretary of State
Four language ships papers signed "James Madison" as U.S. President, "James Monroe" as Secretary of State, "James M McCulloch" and "John Gill Not. Pub".1 page, 21x16½, with paper 2 ¾-inch Great Seal of the United States and Gill's paper 1¾-inch notary seal affixed on left. Issued at Baltimore, Maryland, Oct. 15, 1812. Four language ship's papers (French, Spanish, English, Dutch) issued to: "Tristram Luce master or commander of the Brig called Julia... lying at present in the port of Baltimore bound for Lisbon and laden with Flour, Indian Corn and Bread for Lisbon..." Brigs were sailing ships with two masts and square sails. The rear sail is the mainsail and has a small fore-and-aft sail to improve maneuverability. Brigs were developed during the 17th century but saw their heyday in the 19th century. They were fast and maneuverable and were used as both military ships with 10 to 18 guns and merchant ships. Brigs were also bigger than schooners, with tonnages up to a hefty 480 tons, making the Julia a relatively small example of the type at 159 tons. They also required more crew for their large riggings. For this reason, brigs were replaced with schooners, and then steam ships, during the 19th century. Lightly toned and creased. All edges are ragged. Bottom edge is tanned. Sheet has been folded vertically ten times and horizontally six times and unfolded. Worn and toned along folds. Pinholes and small tears on edge along folds.
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