5th President. Partially printed document signed (DS) “James Monroe” AS PRESIDENT, November 29, 1817, countersigned by Josiah Meigs as Commissioner of the General Land Office, 13×10, headed “James Monroe President of the United States of America”, granting 160 acres in Illinois to “Edward Bailey…late a Private in Sherman Company Forty First Regiment of Infantry…”. Seal at lower left and impressive vignette at top left.
Fine Presidential signature.
Scattered minor staining, folds to vellum, some skipping to first name in signature.
A great format for Monroe.