James A. Garfield

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James A. Garfield

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Auction Date:2016 Sep 14 @ 18:00 (UTC-5 : EST/CDT)
Location:236 Commercial St., Suite 100, Boston, Massachusetts, 02109, United States
ALS - Autograph Letter Signed
ANS - Autograph Note Signed
AQS - Autograph Quotation Signed
AMQS - Autograph Musical Quotation Signed
DS - Document Signed
FDC - First Day Cover
Inscribed - “Personalized”
ISP - Inscribed Signed Photograph
LS - Letter Signed
SP - Signed Photograph
TLS - Typed Letter Signed
Scarce partly-printed DS as president, one page, 17 x 14, April 29, 1881. President Garfield appoints Francis W. Seeley as “Postmaster at Lake City, in the County of Wabasha, State of Minnesota.” Crisply signed at the conclusion by President Garfield and countersigned by Postmaster General Thomas L. James. The gold seal and red ribbon affixed to the lower left remain intact. In very good to fine condition, with light toning along the central vertical fold. Seeley, an artillerist in the US Army, had served during the Civil War and distinguished himself at Chancellorsville and Gettysburg, where he was wounded twice. Disabled as a result of his wounds, Seeley was appointed as postmaster at Lake City by U. S. Grant, and he remained in the position through several administrations.