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    Ulysses S. Grant Signed Presidential Military Appointment. "U.S. Grant". One partially-printed vellum page, 15.75" x 19.5". Washington, D.C.; January 23, 1874. Featuring nautical, mythology-themed military vignettes, and countersigned by the Secretary of the Navy, George M. Robeson. Here Grant appoints Thomas L. Swann to the rank of "Commander in the Navy". With the blue seal of the War Office affixed at the bottom center.

    Condition: Deep folds with light creasing, a small spot of staining on the verso, and light handling wear. Some fading to Grant's signature, and a few small chips along the top edge.


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    April, 2016
    5th Tuesday
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