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    John Tyler Partly Printed Document Signed as governor of Virginia. One page, 7.5" x 6" (sight), Richmond, Virginia, March 24, 1826. Governor John Tyler commissions William Deupree to serve another year as sheriff of Charlotte County, Virginia. William Deupree (numerous spelling variations) was a lifetime resident of Charlotte County who served as a private in the Virginia Militia during the Revolutionary War. After the war, county records show he was aggressive in acquiring land and purchased many slaves. In the early 1820s he opened a mercantile around which a tiny community grew; Duprees Store Road still exists in Charlotte County, today.

    Document reads in full: "The Commonwealth of Virginia, To Whom These Present Letters Shall Come, Greeting: Know Ye That William Deupree the present Sheriff of Charlotte County, having signified his consent to continue office another year, our Governor, with the advice of the Council of State, doth hereby commission him, the said William Deupree to continue in the said office of Sheriff, for one year next after the expiration of his first commission, pursuant to law.

    In testimony whereof, these our Letters, are sealed with the Seal of the Commonwealth, and made patent. Witness, John Tyler Esquire, our said Governor, at Richmond, on the 24th day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty-six, and of the Commonwealth the fiftieth
    ." Boldly signed "John Tyler" with rubric.

    Following his governorship, Tyler was elected vice president under William Henry Harrison. Upon Harrison's death one month later, Tyler became the 10th president of the United States. Document is matted and framed with a bust steel engraving of Tyler to an overall size of 12.75" x 16.5". This handsome document, bearing several different fonts and type sizes, is an excellent addition to any presidential collection.

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