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Lot 1537

Madison, James (1751-1836) 4th President of the U.S. (1809-17) An early opponent of British colonial measures, he helped draft the Constitution for the new state of Virginia (1776), served in the Continental Congress (1780-83, 1787), and was a member of the Virginia legislature (1784-86). A principal contributor to the Federalist Papers, he was largely responsible for securing ratification of the Constitution in Virginia. As a congressman from Virginia (1789-97), he was a strong advocate of the Bill of Rights. After Jefferson triumphed in the presidential election of 1800, Madison became (1801) his secretary of state. He succeeded Jefferson as president in 1809. is term in office witnessed the beginning of postwar national expansion and the rise of Jacksonian democracy.

Partial Document Signed ("James Madison"). As President. 10½ x 5¼", Washington DC, December 30, 1812. Countersigned by James Monroe, as Secretary of State. Foxing at the seal, two vertical folds, one of which intersects "James" and "Monroe"; minor surface soil. Overall, good condition.

The printed text of this partial document indicates that our section was clipped from a ship's paper.
Estimated Value $300 - 400.
Please note the extensive collection of Presidential biographies in our Political Memorabilia section.

Realized $604

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