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    Theodore Roosevelt Marine Corps Commission Signed as the twenty-sixth president and countersigned by Secretary of the Navy Victor H. Metcalf. One vellum page partially printed, 15.5" x 19", Washington, D.C., March 10, 1908. This document appoints Edwin N. McClellan as "Second Lieutenant in the Marine Corps". McClellan, who served during World War I, later wrote United States Marine Corps in the First World War. Metcalf served as President Roosevelt's secretary of commerce and labor from 1904 through 1906, when he was appointed secretary of navy. He resigned in 1908 because of his bad health. Engraved with maritime and martial vignettes and affixed with a dark blue U.S. Navy seal. Fine.

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