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Adams, John (1735-1826) [Papers granting the ship "Hunter" voyage permission in four languages]

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02517.02 Author/Creator: Adams, John (1735-1826) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Document signed Date: 6 March 1801 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Countersigned by Secretary of State John Marshall, New York Port Collector Joshua Sands, and Notary Public John Wilkes. Partly printed document in four languages (French, Spanish, English, and Dutch). Papers give permission to Captain William Van Duerson, the commander of the ship "Hunter," to carry non-contraband goods to Demerara in British Guiana (present day Guyana). Written before Adams left the presidency on 4 March 1801, but countersigned in New York on 6 March 1804. Sands added a note that the new president, Thomas Jefferson, had approved the papers and allowed them to continue in force. Embossed seals of the United States and the State of New York included.

People: Adams, John, 1735-1826.
Marshall, John 1755-1835.
Van Deursen, William, 1736-1816.
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826.

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Keywords/Subjects: Global History and US Foreign Policy, Global History and US Foreign Policy, President Maritime, Merchants and Trade, Commerce, Government and Civics, Latin and South America

Sub Era: The Age of Jefferson & Madison