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    James K. Polk Signed Military Appointment. Partly printed DS, one page, large folio, 14" x 17.25", Washington, December 18, 1846. Polk signs a vellum military appointment for William B. Washington to the post of "Surgeon (under the act of June 18, 1846)." Document bears the two elaborate vignettes of the American eagle and the flags, cannons, trumpets and pikes; with paper and wax seal of the United States War Office affixed in the upper left portion of the document. Co-signed by William L. Marcy as Secretary of War. Uncommonly dark signatures, with folds and gentle toning. Near fine condition.

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    June, 2008
    4th-5th Wednesday-Thursday
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