Lot 30: Partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 13.75 x 17.25, September 2, 1852. President Fillmore appoints Francis H. Bates as "Second Lieutenant in the Fourth Regiment of Infantry in the service of the United States." Signed at the conclusion by Fillmore and countersigned by Secretary of War Charles M. Conrad. The white paper seal affixed to the upper left remains crisp and fully intact. Intersecting folds (one vertical fold passing through a single letter of the signature) and light scattered toning and soiling, otherwise fine condition. Fillmore documents signed as president are rather scarce, as his stint in office lasted under three years.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 467
Wednesday, 13th January 2016
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