Lot 18: Partly-printed DS as president, one page, 14.5 x 18.5, March 26, 1869. President Grant appoints George Richard Mason Tisle"a Master in in the Navy?in the service of the United States." Signed at the conclusion by Grant and countersigned by Secretary of the Navy Adolph Edward Borie(quite rare on these documents, only served as secretary for a few months).Beautifully triple matted and framed to an overall size of 33 x 29. Intersecting folds, some scattered light wrinkling, and Grant's signature a couple of shades light, but still quite prominent, otherwise fine condition. The blue seal is uniformly worn, but intact. Following the Civil War, the mighty US Navy-one of the most important factors in the Union's victory-was greatly neglected. With the exception of a few scattered incidents, the Navy did not see military action again until the Spanish-American War in 1898, making this post-Civil War document highly desirable.
Oak Auctions' Rare Autograph and Manuscript Auction
Thursday, 19th November 2015
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