1 page, oblong, 411 x 510 mm., neatly backed, blank margins trimmed. Bold typographical heading "Thomas Jefferson," text printed in four columns, in French, Spanish, English and Dutch, neatly accomplished in manuscript and signed at bottom by David Gelston, Collector of New York. A FOUR-LANGUAGE SEA LETTER, issued to the brig Charleston Packet, Peter Hess, Master, bound for Rotterdam, " laden with Sugar, Coffee, Cocoa and Logwood." The President, Secretary of State and Collector certify that "the said brig belongs to one or more of the citizens of the United States," that "no subjects of the present belligerent powers have any part or portion therein," therefore the vessel and captain should be permitted to "pass, navigate and frequent the ports, passes and territories, to...transact his business." On this type of document, intended to protect American merchant ships from the "belligerent powers" of Europe, see D.L. Stein, American Maritime Documents 1776-1860, pp. 113-114, 118. " /> JEFFERSON, Thomas, and James MADISON. Partly printed document signed ("Th:Jefferson" as President, "James Madison" as Secretary of State), accomplished at New York, 5 November 1807. <I>1 page, oblong, 411 x 510 mm., neatly backed, blank margins trimmed.</I> Bold typographical heading "Thomas Jefferson," text printed in four columns, in French, Spanish, English and Dutch, neatly accomplished in manuscript and signed at bottom by David Gelston, Collector of New York. A FOUR-LANGUAGE SEA LETTER, issued to the brig <I>Charleston Packet</I>, Peter Hess, Master, bound for Rotterdam, " laden with Sugar, Coffee, Cocoa and Logwood." The President, Secretary of State and Collector certify that "the said brig belongs to one or more of the citizens of the United States," that "no subjects of the present belligerent powers have any part or portion therein," therefore the vessel and captain should be permitted to "pass, navigate and frequent the ports, passes and territories, to...transact his business." On this type of document, intended to protect American merchant ships from the "belligerent powers" of Europe, see D.L. Stein, <I>American Maritime Documents 1776-1860,</I> pp. 113-114, 118. | Christie's