William McKinley 1898 Document Signed as President – Military Appointment


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25th President.  Partly-printed document signed (DS) “William McKinley” AS PRESIDENT, 14 x 20, Washington, D.C., June 14, 1898. President McKinley appoints “William H. Devine…Brigade Surgeon of Volunteers with the rank of Major in the service of the United States….” Countersigned by Secretary of War Russell A. Alger. With large patriotic vignettes and a large blue seal.

Vellum document is affixed to heavier stock board of same size.  Some curling.  Signature the slightest shade light.  A most attractive format.