DescriptionJames Garfield Appointment Signed "James A. Garfield" as president. One page, 17" x 13.5", Washington, May 14, 1881. Appointing "Joseph O. Jones...Postmaster at Terre Haute, in the County of Vigo, State of Indiana...for and during the term of four years from the fourth day of May, 1881." Countersigned by Postmaster General Thomas L. James. Embossed paper Seal of the Post Office Department with attached red ribbons at the lower left. Moderately toned along the edges; light thumbstain at the right edge. Weakened folds are separating slightly at the left and right edges with no loss of paper.
President James A. Garfield would be assassinated four months later by Charles J. Guiteau after serving as president for 200 days.
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