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    William McKinley Document Signed as the twenty-fifth president and countersigned by Secretary of War Russell A. Alger. One vellum page partially printed, 21" x 16 ", Washington, D.C., October 22, 1898. This document is an official notice of the appointment of Garrison McCaskey as "Second Lieutenant of Infantry". Before becoming secretary of war, Alger, a veteran of the Civil War, served as the governor of Michigan. He was not a popular member of the McKinley administration and was asked in 1899 by McKinley to resign. The blue seal of the U. S. War Office lies in the lower left. This document contains no folds and has been taped at top on verso to a 24" x 19.5" mat. Fine.

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    17th-18th Friday-Saturday
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