Lot 15: Zachary Taylor
10th August 2016
Rare partly-printed DS as president, signed “Z. Taylor,” one page, 13.25 x 10.25, August 9, 1849. President Taylor appoints Thomas Turner of New York as “Consul of the United States of America, for the Port of Bahia de San Salvador in the Empire of Brazil.” Signed at the conclusion by Taylor. The embossed white paper seal affixed to lower remains crisp and fully intact. Double-matted and framed with an engraving and facsimile signature to an overall size of 25 x 17.5. In overall fine condition, with several intersecting folds to document. Taylor documents as president are generally scarce as he suddenly died of illness less than sixteen months into office.
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