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Lot #13
U. S. Grant Document Signed as President

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Uncommon partly-printed vellum DS, one page, 15.5 x 19.5, March 26, 1869. President Grant appoints Richard Mason Lisle as a "Master in the Navy." Signed at the conclusion by U. S. Grant, and countersigned by Secretary of the Navy Adolph E. Borie. Dark blue embossed seal remains affixed to lower vignette. Framed to an overall size of 18 x 22. In very good to fine condition, with overall wrinkling, and fading to all of the handwritten portions, including the signature. Borie served as Secretary of the Navy for only three months, a distinction that makes his signature quite rare on presidentially signed naval documents.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts
  • Dates: #635 - Ended May 11, 2022

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