DescriptionGovernor Oliver P. Morton Autograph Appointment Signed "O.P. Morton." One page, 7.5" x 9.75", on State of Indiana Executive Department letterhead, Indianapolis, October 7, 1861. Morton, the governor of Indiana, here certifies that "I have this day appointed Wm. E. Bears 'Sutler' of the 40th Reg. Indiana Volunteers." Smoothed folds show light toning, else fine.
Gov. Morton (1823-1877) was a Republican ally of President Lincoln who undermined the Democratic majority Indiana legislature by exceeding his authority and arresting those believed to hold Southern sympathies.
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