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    Rutherford B. Hayes Document Signed, one page, 24" x 19", Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June 10, 1891. Ex-president Hayes signs this large certificate as Commander in Chief of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States (MOLLUS), a brotherhood of former Union officers. The recipient named in the document, Paymaster George William Beaman, is here being elevated to "Companion of the First Class". Beaman had served in the naval blockade of the Confederacy and also with the Mississippi River Flotilla. He retired a Rear Admiral in 1899. The MOLLUS certificate is attractively illustrated with an engraved vignette showing a Union soldier and sailor with flags. Folds with soiling to extremities, else fine condition. Included with the certificate are two membership medals indicating Beaman's association with MOLLUS and the United Spanish War Veterans. Both are approximately 2.5" total with their original hangers included. Very fine condition.

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