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    John Tyler Partly Printed Document Signed "John Tyler" in a dark signature, one page, 13.75" x. 17.25", Washington, D.C., September 16, 1841. This document offers a fine and rare example of a presidential naval appointment: "H.M. Heiskell I have nominated and by and with the advice & consent of the Senate, do appoint him a Purser in the navy". The document bears two elaborately engraved vignettes: at the top is an American eagle, wings outspread, carrying an olive branch and lightening bolts in his talons; at the bottom appears an interesting vignette showing naval military equipment, including a cannon, barrels of powder, oars, anchors, a trident, shields and a flag. The paper and wax seal of the United States Navy Department is affixed in the lower center portion of the document. In very fine condition.

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