The USS Monongahela was commissioned in January 1863 and first saw service during the Civil War. She was then assigned to the West Indies and cast ashore by a tidal wave at St. Croix on November 18, 1867 and refloated six months later.
In 1873, after extensive repairs, Monongahela began service in the Pacific and Asiatic waters.
Later converted to a sailing store ship and then used as a ship-rigged training ship, she was destroyed by fire at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba on March 17, 1908.
One partially printed page, 10.5” x 15.25”, [Washington], June 2, 1808, allowing "…the Ship Tiger of Philadelphia, Samuel Clark Hopkins master or commander of the burthen of Two Hundred Seventy & 39/45ths tons or thereabouts mounted with no guns navigated with fifteen men To pass with her Company Passengers Goods and Merchandize without any hindrance, seizure or molestation…”
Countersigned by James Madison as secretary of state.
John White. Americæ pars, nunc Virginia dicta : primum ab Anglis inuenta, sumtibus Dn. Walteri Raleigh, Equestris ordinis Viri, Anno Dni. MDLXXXV. [Frankfurt: 1590]
The map, engraved by Theodore De Bry, is based on a manuscript description of Virginia by John White. It has been described as one of the most significant cartographic milestones in colonial North American history.
Published in De Bry’s Anglorum in Virginiam aduentus, it is the most accurate map drawn in the sixteenth century of any part of North America. It is also the first map to focus on Virginia and to record the first English attempts at colonization in the New World.