27th President. Partly-printed vellum document signed (DS) “Wm. H. Taft” AS PRESIDENT, one page, 15.5×19.5, June 28, 1909. President Taft appoints Edwin H. DeLauz as “Lieutenant Commander in the Navy from the 23rd day pf April 1908, in the service of the United States”. Signed at the conclusion by President Taft and countersigned by Acting Secretary of Navy. Blue seal affixed at the bottom,
In good condition, some creasing to vellum with some staining.