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    Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Appointment Signed and countersigned by Secretary of War William H. Taft appointing Edwin F. Gardner deputy surgeon general. One partially printed vellum page, 15.5" x 19.5", March 24, 1904, "City of Washington". In part: "Edwin F. Gardner I have nominated and by and with the advice and consent of the Senate do appoint him Deputy Surgeon General with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the service of the United States". Edwin Gardner served as a private during the Civil War. After his graduation with an M.D. from Harvard in 1875, Gardner served as a surgeon in the military until this appointment. Engraved with grand military vignettes and affixed with bright blue U. S. War Department seal. Folds with one tiny hole in mid horizontal fold. Fine.

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    October, 2009
    16th-17th Friday-Saturday
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