Lot #11
Franklin Pierce and Jefferson Davis Document Signed as President and Secretary of War

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Estimate: $1000+


Partly-printed vellum DS, signed “Franklin Pierce" as president and "Jeffer. Davis" as secretary of war, one page, 15 x 19, January 24, 1857. President Pierce appoints Samuel S. Carroll as a "Second Lieutenant in the Tenth Regiment of Infantry in the service of the United States." Signed at the conclusion by President Pierce and countersigned by Secretary of War Davis. The beige paper seal remains affixed to the upper left. Matted and framed with two engravings to an overall size of 30 x 28.5. In very good to fine condition, with overall rippling, Pierce's signature a couple of shades light, and Davis' signature extremely light but still legible.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts, Ft. Art and Literature
  • Dates: #610 - Ended June 16, 2021

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