Passport 1814 — Commonwealth Of Massachusetts

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February 4, 2014 by MaryBeth

Caleb Strong

Signed By Caleb Strong Which Had A Influential Role In Drafting The United States Constitution

By Tom Topol

Partly printed document with handwritten additions, large paper seal and signed by Caleb Strong.

Partly printed document with handwritten additions, large paper seal and signed by Caleb Strong.

Early 19th century US passports are one of the most rare documents a passport collector can find. This masterpiece is significant US passport history and any museum would love to have it! Massachusetts has played a significant historical, cultural, and commercial role in American history and became the sixth state to ratify the US Constitution. Caleb Strong (1745-1819) was twice (6th and 10th) Governor of Massachusetts, US Senator (1789-1796) and played a influential role in drafting the US constitution. Sadly he left the Constitutional Congress earlier as many others too, so he missed to sign the constitution. Only 38 of 55 participating members signed finally the constitution. However this document is true US history and one of the earliest US passport I ever had. Extremely hard to find and at the same time in excellent condition for it’s age of 200 years

 If you would like to learn more about passports and their history please contact Tom Topol, passport collector and editor (passportcollector@gmail.com) or just visit his website which is the ONLY source for passport collectors at www.passport-collector.com

Issued in Boston, 4th November 1814

Issued in Boston, 4th November 1814

 


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