Lot #31
Zachary Taylor Document Signed as President

Rare appointment from President Taylor for an American consul in Brazil
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Estimate: $5000+


Rare appointment from President Taylor for an American consul in Brazil

Partly-printed DS as president, signed “Z. Taylor,” one page, 13.25 x 10.25, August 9, 1849. President Zachary Taylor appoints Thomas Turner of New York as "Consul of the United States of America, for the Port of Bahia de San Salvador in the Empire of Brazil." Signed boldly at the conclusion by Taylor. Lower left corner bears the original off-white paper seal. Double-matted and framed with an engraving and facsimile signature to an overall size of 25 x 17.25. In fine condition, with intersecting folds. Given his short 16-month tenure in the White House, presidential autographs by Taylor are especially scarce, with this diplomatic commission a particularly rare example.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts, Ft. Revolutionary War
  • Dates: #612 - Ended July 14, 2021

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