Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

Document signed by both

3. President of the United States and 4. President of the United States. Thomas Jefferson and James Madison Document signed “Th:Jefferson” and “James Madison”. 1 page, partly printed, 14.75 x 9.5 inch, City of Washington, 1803 November 18. Uncommon fine and dark Jefferson signature, paper seal intact. Appointment of Isaac Briggs as United States Surveyor "of the Lands of the United States South of the State of Tennessee." A fine document signed by Thomas Jefferson and countersigned by James Madison as Secretary of State. Though Jefferson had signed the Louisiana Purchase only seven months earlier, formal surveying for the newly acquired 828,000 square miles of land west of the Mississippi River did not begin until 1815. It is likely that Jefferson appointed Briggs to survey lands as part of the ongoing Public Land Survey System created in 1785. Chipping at margins expertly repaired by my paper restauration company, mailing folds, slightly discolored, else good condition.

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