Lot 7: Partly-printed DS as president, one page, 11.25 x 9, January 6, 1832. President Jackson appoints Samuel Larkin, Jr., as "a Midshipman in the Navy of the United States." Crisply signed at the conclusion by Jackson and countersigned by Secretary of the Navy Levi Woodbury. Suede-matted and framed with a portrait and a biographical plaque to an overall size of 35.75 x 19.5. Three vertical folds (one passing through a single letter of the signature), some chipping to edges, a few edge chips, and light soiling, otherwise fine condition. A seldom-seen format in the era of America's scaled-back naval forces following the War of 1812. Oversized.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 453
Sunday, 17th May 2015
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