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    West Point Diploma. One partially printed page, 17.5" x 23.5", West Point [New York], June 12, 1913, acknowledging "...Cadet John Huff Van Vliet...has been judged worthy to receive the Degree required by Law preparatory to his advancement in the Army of the United States." Signed by C. P. Townsley as superintendent and countersigned by twelve professors. Also, a letter asking President Taft for a recommendation. Fine.

    More Information: The recommendation letter to President Taft, three integral pages, 5.5" x 7", on Headquarters Department of the Lakes letterhead, Chicago, February 19, 1909, is written by Frederick D. Grant, eldest son of former President Ulysses S. Grant. At the time of the writing of the letter, Grant was himself a major general in the U.S. army. In the letter, Grant recommends for an appointment to West Point John Van Vliet, "...the grandson of old General S[tewart] Van Vliet, formally a comrade in arms and a great friend of my father's..." The letter shows the usual folds and some light toning, else is fine. With the original transmittal envelope.

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