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    William Howard Taft Marine Corps Commission Signed "Wm. H. Taft" as the twenty-seventh president and countersigned by Secretary of the Navy George von L. Meyer. One vellum page partially printed, 15.5" x 19.25", Washington, D.C., January 4, 1911. This document appoints Edwin N. McClellan as "First Lieutenant in the Marine Corps". Engraved with maritime and martial vignettes and affixed with a dark blue U.S. Navy seal. Fine.

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    George von L. Meyer, a Massachusetts businessman and politician, served as President Taft's secretary of the navy from 1909 through 1913. Edwin N. McClellan, who served during World War I, later wrote United States Marine Corps in the First World War.



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    March, 2009
    6th-7th Friday-Saturday
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