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    Millard Fillmore Partly Printed Document Signed as President with Large Steel Engraving. One page, 16.25 x 11.5", Washington, January 15, 1851, docketed on verso. With his signature on this certificate, President Fillmore nominated Benjamin B. French "to be a Justice of the Peace in the county of Washington in the District of Columbia... This Commission to continue in force, for the term of three years." Co-signed by Daniel Webster as Secretary of State. At the lower left, an embossed paper Great Seal of the United States. Upper edge of document has been professionally reinforced; two faint areas of glue residue. Document is bright and clean; very fine. Document is accompanied by a pristine Johnson Fry & Co. steel engraving of President Fillmore, measuring 8 x 10.75". It features a border decoration of corn and cotton plants and a small vignette depicting Fillmore's invitation to Pacific/Asian nations to trade (ultimately resulting in the Treaty of Kanagawa).

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    June, 2008
    4th-5th Wednesday-Thursday
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