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    George Washington Appointment Signed. One page of vellum, 16.5" x 11.5", Philadelphia; June 9, 1794. Countersigned by Edmund Randolph as Secretary of State. Appointing "Alexander Duvernet...Vice Consul for the United States of America at Paris in France." The signature of President Washington is bold and dark; wax seal intact. Although Duvernet was appointed Vice Consul, he was replaced by Joseph Pitcairn just five months later, due to the fact that he delayed his trip for too long a period. Washington grew impatient with Duvernet and nominated Pitcairn in November to supersede him.

    Condition: Flattened folds with light toning. Foxing throughout, particularly at the edges and folds. Creasing around the seal.

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    October, 2019
    26th Saturday
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