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    William McKinley Marine Corps Commission Signed as the twenty-fifth president and countersigned by Secretary of the Navy John D. Long. One vellum page partially printed, 15" x 17.75", Washington, D.C., January 29, 1900. This document appoints Henry W. Carpenter as "First Lieutenant in the Marine Corps". John Long, who served as the governor of Massachusetts in the early 1880s, served as President McKinley's secretary of the navy from 1897 through 1902. Engraved with maritime and martial vignettes and affixed with a dark blue U.S. Navy seal with a bold McKinley signature. Margins have been folded back from previous framing, resulting in some minor tears. Else, near fine.

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    March, 2009
    6th-7th Friday-Saturday
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