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    Typed Letter Signed by Lester Maddox. One page, octavo, Atlanta, GA, October 29, 1969. Addressed to Richard F. Gordon, veteran Gemini 11 and Apollo 12 pilot. The Governor of Atlanta, Lester Maddox, writes to Lt. Commander Gordon to announce Gordon's "appointment as an honorary Admiral in the Georgia Navy. Attached is your wallet identification card evidencing your appointment. You will receive, in the near future, your formal commission which has already been forwarded to the printer for engraving." Written on "Office of the Governor" letterhead and signed in black ink by Maddox, the letter also bears secretarial notations at upper right. Accompanied by the original transmittal envelope and the identification card issued to Gordon: "His Excellency Governor Lester Maddox, Commander in Chief, Reposing Special Faith and Trust in Richard F. Gordon, Jr., Hereby appoints him Admiral, Georgia Navy." All items in very fine condition.

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