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    James K. Polk Military Appointment Signed. One partially-printed vellum page, 14.5" x 17.5", Washington, March 3, 1849, appointing "Second Lieutenant William K. Van Bokkelen . . . First Lieutenant by Brevet . . . For gallant and meritorious Conduct at the battles of Contreras and Churubusco." With handsome engraved military and patriotic vignettes. Countersigned by William L. Marcy as secretary of war. William Van Bokkelen graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in 1843. He later served in the Mexican War and the Seminole War in Florida. He died in 1907.

    Condition: Folds. Scattered spots of light foxing.


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    November, 2015
    4th-5th Wednesday-Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 5
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