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#23 - Franklin Pierce and Jefferson Davis

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The commander-in-chief and the future Confederate president appoint an infantry lieutenant

Desirable partly-printed vellum DS, signed “Franklin Pierce” as president and “Jeffer. Davis” as secretary of war, one page, 14 x 17.75, March 25, 1853. President Pierce appoints Peter T. Swaine as “Second Lieutenant of the First Regiment of Infantry in the service of the United States.” Nicely signed at the conclusion in bold ink by Pierce and Davis. The white paper Department of War seal remains crisply embossed and affixed to the upper left. Heavy intersecting storage folds (two vertical folds passing through letters of Pierce’s signature, one through Davis’s) and light foxing, otherwise fine condition. An exceptionally desirable combination of signatures on a single document, with both being choice, bold examples. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.

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