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Louisiana Purchase Treaty
Created: April 30, 1803
Medium: Government treaty

Louisiana Purchase Treaty

This is the official French exchange copy of the Louisiana Purchase, which is bound with a velvet cover and embroidered with the initials "P.F.," meaning Peuple Français (French People). This document, signed on April 30, 1803, finalized the massive land transaction between France and the United States. The seal of the French republic is attached to the treaty, and Napoleon Bonaparte's name and his position then as First Consul of the Republic is inscribed at the bottom the seal.

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