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    Jefferson Davis West Point Appointment Signed with Related Military Documents. All of these documents concern Lieutenant Wright Rives, a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy in 1861. The Jefferson Davis DS is four printed pages, 7.75" x 10", from Washington, D.C., and dated March 12, 1856. Davis has signed in bold ink as the Secretary of War notifying Rives that the president had "conditionally appointed you a Cadet in the service of the United States." Some separations along folds. When the cadet graduated, he began his service as a lieutenant in the Department of the Pacific at Fort Umpqua, Oregon. Also included are the following: two vellum military appointments (both dated September 10, 1866) containing the stamped signatures of President Andrew Johnson and Secretary of War Edwin Stanton; three military receipts and an account statement, all dated late 1861; and correspondence between Wright Rives and the War Department (1910) regarding Rives' military records.

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    Auction Dates
    October, 2014
    8th-9th Wednesday-Thursday
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