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    William Howard Taft Document Signed as president, "Wm H. Taft" and countersigned by "HL Stimson" as secretary of war. One vellum page partially printed, 16" x 20", matted to an overall size of 20" x 25", Washington, D.C., May 3, 1913. This document appoints Spanish-American War veteran Waldo E. Ayer as "Lieutenant-Colonel of Infantry" and is engraved with impressive martial vignettes and affixed with dark blue U. S. War Office seal. Exhibits no folds; toned. Fine and ready to display.

    Also offered here is a Major General Henry P. McCain typed letter signed appointing the above mentioned Waldo E. Ayer as "Major of Infantry". One page, 8" x 10", matted to an overall size of 12.25" x 15", Washington, October 18, 1907, on War Department letterhead. Major Ayer died three years later in 1916. Maj. Gen. McCain was a distant uncle to U. S. senator and presidential hopeful John McCain.

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    October, 2008
    17th-18th Friday-Saturday
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