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De par le Roy, 1701 November 1.
Louis XIV, King of France, 1638-1715
FRANCE: Versailles
Ink on paper
14" x 10"; 36 x 26 cm.; 1 item (2 pages)
Gift of Caldwell Consistory, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania

Louis XIV signs the passport of a ship's captain. Provenance note on reverse: "This permit, granted by King Louis XXIV [sic] of France, presented to Chas. H. Townsend by Capt. de Brice of the Imperial Navy and Director General of the Port of Le Havre, 1862." Forms part of the Elwell Autograph Collection.

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