Details: This partially printed French passport document signed by James Monroe as United States Minister to France allows American citizen and naval captain John Wheeler to pass "freely and with all security to...various places within the Republic of France...without giving him or allowing him to be given any hindrance" for a period of three months beginning November 12, 1796.
The handsome document bears a French stamp and American eagle wax seal and is countersigned by Wheeler, Minister of Foreign Affairs Charles-Francois Delacroix (also the father of famous painter Eugene Delacroix, and other official personages.
James Monroe was an American statesman who served as the fifth President of the United States from 1817 to 1825. Monroe was the last president who was a Founding Father of the United States and the last president from the Virginian dynasty and the Republican Generation
The original antique document is framed to approx. 12"x16".
Condition / Notes: This document shows well with typical signs of age and wear including creasing and moderate even toning.
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