15th President. Document signed (DS) “James Buchanan” AS PRESIDENT, February 21, 1861. Partially printed document appointing William H. McComber as Deputy Postmaster at Niles, Michigan. Countersigned by Jeremiah S. Black as Secretary of State. Seal at lower left.
Document has a slightly larger backing paper that the top is affixed to. It appears that someone attempted to remove it which resulted in very minor paper loss. Some expected wrinkling/creasing.
Very attractive Buchanan signature.