17th President. Document signed (DS) “Andrew Johnson” AS PRESIDENT, December 20, 1866, partly-printed document on vellum, 15 x 8, Washington. Appointing Yates Stirling as Lieutenant in the Navy, countersigned by Gideon Welles as Secretary of the Navy. Orange seal on bottom.
Expected folds to vellum, one small edge tear on left side.
Very RARE document with authentic Johnson signature as President.