Partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 15.75 x 20.25, December 26, 1901. President Roosevelt appoints Samuel B. Pearson as "First Lieutenant of Cavalry in the service of the United Service." Signed at the conclusion by President Roosevelt and countersigned by Secretary of War Elihu Root. The blue seal affixed to the lower left has a few tears and creases but remains mostly intact. In very good to fine condition, with multiple horizontal creases. Pearson served in the 9th Cavalry Regiment, famously known as the 'Buffalo Soldiers.'
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