AMERICA TAYLOR (ZACHARY) Document signed ("Z. Taylor"), counter-signed by Thomas Ewing Sr., Secretary of the Interior, appointing Anthony Walke register of the land office at Chillicothe, Ohio; Washington, 8 October 1849

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AMERICA
TAYLOR (ZACHARY) Document signed ("Z. Taylor"), counter-signed by Thomas Ewing Sr., Secretary of the Interior, appointing Anthony Walke register of the land office at Chillicothe, Ohio; Washington, 8 October 1849

Sold for £ 1,062 (US$ 1,338) inc. premium
AMERICA
TAYLOR (ZACHARY) Document signed ("Z. Taylor"), counter-signed by Thomas Ewing Sr., Secretary of the Interior, appointing Anthony Walke register of the land office at Chillicothe, Ohio; blind-stamped seal of the Department of the Interior, 1 page, printed with manuscript insertions, Taylor's signature smudged (seemingly by the president himself during signing) but still clear and strong, minor weakness and discoloration at folds, oblong folio (290 x 450mm.), Washington, 8 October 1849

Footnotes

  • Documents signed by Taylor, who served as president for only a year and a half, are uncommon. This is among the earliest documents to be issued by the Department of the Interior, which had been established earlier that year, with Taylor's inauguration; Ewing serving as its first secretary. The recipient of this appointment, Anthony Walke, gave his name to the well-known classical revival house of c.1820 that still stands at Chillicothe. The document belongs to his descendants.
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