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    CHESTER ALAN ARTHUR SIGNED DOCUMENT.

    Arthur, Chester Alan (1830-1886) 21st President of the United States noted for his Civil Service reform policy. Manuscript Document Signed "Chester A. Arthur" as President, 1p., Washington, DC, January 3, 1882 (misdated 1881), authorizing the seal of the U.S. to be affixed to a letter sent to the Emperor of Brazil congratulating him on the birth of a prince. The five lines of text in the central portion of the document appear to also be in Arthur's hand. Because congratulating the Emperor of Brazil on the birth of a prince was more personal than conventional letter of State, it is entirely understandable that Arthur would choose to fill in the document in his characteristically racy hand. Please note: Due to the size and/or weight of this lot, additional shipping costs may apply.



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    Auction Dates
    July, 2004
    29th Thursday
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