23rd President. Partly-printed document signed (DS) “Benj. Harrison” AS PRESIDENT, 15.75 x 19.5, Washington, D.C., November 20, 1891. President Harrison appoints “Walter M. McFarland… to the grade of Passed Assistant Engineer with the relative rank of Lieutenant, Junior grade.” Countersigned by Secretary of the Navy Benjamin Tracy. With large patriotic maritime vignettes and a large blue U.S. Naval Department seal.
Dark signature, folds, several small holes and paper loss across the center horizontal fold. Light toning.