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    Franklin Pierce Military Appointment Signed. One partially-printed vellum page, 13.75" x 17.25", Washington, February 9, 1854, appointing "William K. Van Bokkelen . . . Assistant Quartermaster with the rank of Captain in the service of the United States." With handsome engraved military and patriotic vignettes. Countersigned by Jefferson Davis as secretary of war. William Van Bokkelen graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in 1843. He later served in the Mexican War and the Seminole War in Florida. He died in 1907.

    Condition: Folds show slight toning. Minor soiling near the lower right corner.


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2015
    4th-5th Wednesday-Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 6
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