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    Franklin Pierce and Jefferson Davis Signed Military Appointment. Oversized folio on vellum, 13.25" x 16.25", "City of Washington", April 6, 1853. Partly printed document appointing James C. Duane to the rank of "Second Lieutenant in the Corps of Engineers." Davis countersigns as Secretary of War. Blind embossed paper seal is intact, with ornate engravings at top and bottom. Light buckling throughout, with storage folds; document is very clean with prominent signatures.

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    April, 2011
    8th-9th Friday-Saturday
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