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CLEVELAND, Grover (1837-1908)
Document Signed; Historic Railroad Appointment
Partly-printed DS signed as President, April 26, 1886, 14.75" x 15", appointing Alexander B. Andrews of Raleigh, NC "A Commissioner to report upon forty miles of railroad constructed by the Northern Pacific Railroad Company . in the Washington Territory". [This appointment coincided with an expansion project by the Railroad in which a total of 46 miles of new track was laid in the Washington Territory (1886).] Countersigned by Secretary of the Interior and future Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Lucius Q.C. Lamar with embossed Department of the Interior blind stamp at bottom. *Anthony Boyd Andrews was a distinguished railroad builder and financier who served as Vice President of the Southern Railroad and later, Superintendent of the North Carolina Railroad Company. Andrews served in the CSA as a Captain in the 1st North Carolina Cavalry Regiment and was a close friend of ex-Confederate statesman and officer Lucious Q.C. Lamar - credited with drafting The Mississippi Ordinance of Secession. He signs this document in confirmation of the President's appointment. Fine condition. American politician and attorney who served as the twenty-second and twenty-fourth President of the United States. [Attributes: Signed Copy]
Bookseller: Argosy Book Store, ABAA, ILAB [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
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