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Proclamation signed by President Thomas Jefferson and Secretary of State James Madison declaring George Hoffman the Inspector of the Revenue for the Port of Michilimackinac in 1806. The document is embossed and stamped with the Great Seal of the United States on the lower left. The text of the proclamation is as follows:
Thomas Jefferson, President of the United States of America, to all who shall see these presents, greeting: Know ye, That reposing special Trust and Confidence in the Integrity, Diligence and Discretion of George Hoffman of Detroit I have nominated, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, Do Appoint him Inspector of the Revenue for the Port of Michilimakanac and do authorize and empower him to execute and fulfil the Duties of that Office according to law; And to have and to hold the said Office, with all the Rights and Emoluments thereunto legally appertaining, unto him the said George Hoffman during the Pleasure of the President of the United States for the time being.
In Testimony whereof, I have caused these Letters to be made Patent, and the Seal of the United states to be hereunto affixed.
Given under my Hand, at the City of Washington, the First Day of February in the Year of our Lord one Thousand eight Hundred and Six, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the Thirtieth.
By the President, Thomas Jefferson
James Madison, Secretary of State.
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