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    Zachary Taylor Clipped Signature, "Z. Taylor Bt Br Genl", 3.5" x 2", probably Texas, ca. 1846. Bold on evenly toned paper, very fine condition. Although taken from a larger original document, this clipping retains interesting clues as to its historical significance. First, the printed line "Commanding the Department" appears just under Taylor's name. Additionally, above the signature are two small lines in a secretarial hand which respectively read "Issued Feb 2nd" and "...of 25th Decr 1845." It would appear that Taylor likely signed this document sometime in early 1846 after he had been sent to a recently annexed Texas by President Polk. Taylor, destined to become the nation's 12th president, commanded American forces along the Rio Grande and won the first battle of the Mexican War at Palo Alto, Texas on May 8, 1846.

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    April, 2007
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