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    Thomas Jefferson promotes the future first governor of the Arkansas Territory

    Thomas Jefferson Document Signed "Th. Jefferson" as the third president. One vellum page, 15" x 18", March 3, 1809, "Washington City". This document appoints James Miller "Major in the first Regiment of Infantry". Engraved with patriotic and martial vignettes and affixed with a blind-embossed U.S. paper seal. James Miller (1776-1851) later became a hero of the War of 1812 and was promoted to brigadier general. In 1819, he was appointed the first governor of the newly formed Arkansas Territory where he helped pass a bill moving the territory's capital from Arkansas Post to Little Rock. This document is countersigned by Acting Secretary of War John Kilby Smith. Some dampstaining along a fold just below Jefferson's signature barely touching the bottom tip of the "J" and resulting in a very small amount of paper loss which does not affect the signature. Vellum is slightly wrinkled with very minor mounting remnants in two of the document's corners. A nice presidential signature worthy of display; very good.

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