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    Ulysses S. Grant Document Signed. One page, 17.5" x 11" (sight), September 6, 1871, Washington, D.C. The partially printed document names Joshua Nye of Maine as a member of the 1876 American Independence Centennial Exposition Commission. The document is counter signed by Acting Secretary of State William Hunter and has a blind embossed paper seal of the United States. There is slight weakness at the folds, light soiling, and a small repaired tear at the bottom, else near fine.
    Attractively framed (33.25" x 18.5" overall) with a fine 1869 engraving of Grant.

    Joshua Nye was very active in Maine Republican politics serving as a member of the legislature, the presidency of a railroad, and appointed political office. Nye was a leading member of the Temperance Republicans in Maine.

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