14th President. Partly-printed vellum document signed (DS) “Franklin Pierce” AS PRESIDENT, one page, 11.5×16, October 29, 1855. President Pierce appoints James Parker as “a Master (in the line of promotion) in the Navy of the United States”. Crisply signed at the conclusion by President Pierce and countersigned by Secretary of the Navy James C. Dobbin. The orange seal affixed at the bottom remains intact with some edge bites.
In very good condition, with small paper loss at middle right, expected folds and most likely slightly trimmed.