James K. Polk Military Appointment Signed "James K Polk...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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DescriptionJames K. Polk Military Appointment Signed "James K Polk". One partially printed vellum page, 14.5" x 17.75", Washington D. C.; March 25, 1847. The document appoints " William Hays...First Lieutenant in the Second Regiment of Artillery in the service of the United States." Countersigned by W.L. Marcy as Secretary of War, with handsome engraved military and patriotic vignettes at the top and bottom margins. Paper seal remains intact at the upper left, along with docketing at the top left corner.
Condition: Flattened folds, with light uneven toning throughout. Creasing to the edges of the paper seal. Bold signature by Polk.
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