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    Franklin Pierce Partly Printed Document Signed as President with Large Steel Engraving. One page, 16.25" x 11.75", Washington, January 19, 1854. Being a judicial appointment naming "Benjamin B. French to be a Justice of the Peace, in the county of Washington in the District of Columbia... for the term of three years." This fresh, bright document bears Pierce's large signature at lower right, offset by the signature of William L. Marcy as Secretary of State. At lower left, an embossed Great Seal of the United States, with docketing beneath. This appointment has been slightly trimmed at the upper edge, and has been professionally reinforced along that edge. Large pale stain at upper left corner; faint glue marks at upper right corner. In fine condition. Document is accompanied by a handsome full-length steel engraving of President Pierce by the Johnson Fry & Co. of New York, measuring 7" x 10.25". A wonderful pair of Presidential collectibles!

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