Lot #20
Zachary Taylor Document Signed as President

Scarce presidential appointment by Zachary Taylor, who served for just 16 months
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Estimate: $3000+

Description

Scarce presidential appointment by Zachary Taylor, who served for just 16 months

Choice DS as president, signed “Z. Taylor,” one page, 14 x 10, May 12, 1849. President Taylor appoints George W. P. Smith as "Surveyor and Inspector of the Revenue for the Port of Snow Hill, in the State of Maryland." Boldly signed at the conclusion by President Taylor and countersigned by Secretary of the Treasury William M. Meredith. The white seal affixed to the lower left remains intact. Handsomely double-matted and framed with a portrait and plaque to an overall size of 28.75 x 18.75. In very fine condition. Given his short 16-month tenure in the White House, presidential autographs by Taylor are especially scarce; this is a spectacular example, signed just two months into his term.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts, Ft. Animation
  • Dates: #620 - Ended November 10, 2021





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