1 page, oblong folio, 410 x 516mm. ( 166 x 20.3/8 in.), EDGES OF THE SHEET UNTRIMMED, large papered Great Seal at center left, smaller papered seal at lower left. In very fine condition. FOUR-LANGUAGE SHIP'S PAPERS for the schooner Mary, commanded by Seth Wadsworth, bound from New York for the island of St.Thomas with a cargo of "Beef, pork, oil, fish, rice, beans, bread, sugar, vinegar, candles, cheese, lard, tobacco, butter, flour, soap, teas, dry goods and lumber" (in column four, the scribe, fatigued by naming these commodities in the previous three columns, simply writes "diverse goods"). An unusually crisp copy of this form of passport, with text in French, Spanish, English and Dutch, which attempted to ensure safe passage for American ships (often subject to seizure at sea by the navies of the warring nations), by affirming the vessels' neutral ownership and declaring that "no subjects of the present belligerant powers have any part or portion therein, directly or indirectly." " /> JEFFERSON, THOMAS, <I>President</I>. Partly printed document signed ("Th: Jefferson") as President, COUNTERSIGNED BY SECRETARY OF STATE JAMES MADISON and David Gelston, Collector of the Port of New York, accomplished in New York, 4 February 1806. <I>1 page, oblong folio, 410 x 516mm. ( 166 x 20.3/8 in.)</I>, EDGES OF THE SHEET UNTRIMMED, <I>large papered Great Seal at center left, smaller papered seal at lower left.</I> In very fine condition. FOUR-LANGUAGE SHIP'S PAPERS for the schooner <I>Mary</I>, commanded by Seth Wadsworth, bound from New York for the island of St.Thomas with a cargo of "Beef, pork, oil, fish, rice, beans, bread, sugar, vinegar, candles, cheese, lard, tobacco, butter, flour, soap, teas, dry goods and lumber" (in column four, the scribe, fatigued by naming these commodities in the previous three columns, simply writes "diverse goods"). An unusually crisp copy of this form of passport, with text in French, Spanish, English and Dutch, which attempted to ensure safe passage for American ships (often subject to seizure at sea by the navies of the warring nations), by affirming the vessels' neutral ownership and declaring that "no subjects of the present belligerant powers have any part or portion therein, directly or indirectly." | Christie's