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    Chester Arthur Signed Naval Appointment. Partially printed DS "Chester A. Arthur", one page, large folio, 15.5" x 19", Washington, January 23, 1884. Arthur signs a vellum naval appointment awarded to "George M. Stoney... a Lieutenant (Junior grade)..." Countersigned by William E. Chandler as Secretary of the Navy. With American eagle vignette at the top; at the bottom is a splendid vignette showing Poseidon driving his chariot as it emerges from the waves, with ships at full sail and allegorical figures in the background. The blue paper and wax seal of the United States Navy Department appears at bottom with slight paper loss to seal. A fine example and ideal for display.

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