Partly-printed DS, signed “Jeffer. Davis,” one page, 7.75 x 9.75, November 21, 1856. Official United States War Department document sent to John Munroe, in part: "You are hereby informed that the President of the United States has promoted you to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Fourth Regiment of Artillery in the service of the United States, to take effect from the eleventh day of November." Neatly signed at the conclusion by Davis as secretary of war. In fine condition, with a small stain, and a faint block of toning.
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