(1790-1862) 10th President of the United States (1841-465). Partly-printed Document Signed as President, 16 x 22¾ inches, Washington, June 19, 1843. A four-language ship's paper for the ship Java, presently at New Bedford and bound for the Indian Ocean. The ship carries "Provisions Stores and Utensils for a Whaling voyage." Countersigned by H.S. Legaré as Secretary of State; Legaré was U.S. Attorney General but served some six weeks as Secretary ad interim from May 8, 1843 to June 20th of that year, when he died in office. Seal is bright and intact. Tyler's signature is large and bold, lightly traversed by a horizontal fold with one tiny pinhole. A couple of small edge chips, else fine.
Estimated Value $1,000 - 1,250