Lot 25: Partly-printed DS as president, signed "Franklin Pierce," one page, 8 x 10.5, July 7, 1853. President Pierce directs the "Secretary of State to affix the Seal of the United States to the pardon granted to John Tarbutton." Boldly signed at the conclusion by President Pierce. The second integral page is affixed to a slightly larger cardstock sheet. In fine condition, with intersecting folds and light overall wrinkling. Seven days later Pierce opened the first World's Fair held in the United States at the New York Crystal Palace.
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Friday, 23rd October 2015
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