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Jackson, Andrew
Presidential Military Commission
February 22nd, 1837. 19" x 27", partially printed document on vellum with two attractive engravings: one of a menacing eagle at the top with "E Pluribus Unum" scroll and a variation of the military landscape of weapons, flags and military imagery. This is an appoint of Albemarle Cady to First Lieutenant, in the Sixth Regiment of Infantry. Document bears the impressive, 6" signature of President Andrew Jackson with an underline flourish that flows off the page. Also signing is B. D. Bolton (ad interim Secretary of War), also handwritten (in red ink) Rec. Vol. 8, page 556, Adj. Gen. Office (with signature in black ink underneath), top left corner. Attached is the US War Office seal, remnants of red coloration present, two chipped teeth. Vertical and horizontal fold lines, some edge browning from age. Benjamin Franklin Butler (1795 - 1858) was a prominent lawyer from the state of New York. He was a professional and political ally of Martin Van Buren. Among the many elective and appointive positions he held were the 12th Attorney General of the United States followed by the Attorney for the Southern District of New York in Van Buren's administration. He was also a founder of New York University. In the last six months of Jackson's presidency he also served as interim Secretary of War, hence his signature on this document. Albemarle Cady (1807 - 1888) was a career United States Army officer who served in the Second Seminole War, Mexican-American War, First Sioux War and the American Civil War. He graduated from both the Norwich Military Academy and West Point in 1829, unpon whic … [Click Below for Full Description]
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