November 17, 2020 Early Arms & Militaria: Age of Exploration, Empire & Revolution
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TYLER, JOHN (1790-1862), as 10th President of the United States, a handsome, partly-printed vellum Document Signed, dated 11 June 1844 at Washington, DC. A US Army military commission appointing Charles T. Baker as a Second Lieutenant in the Sixth Regiment of Infantry, countersigned by Secretary of War William Wilkins, with striking engravings of an American eagle at top and a panoply of arms below. 17" x 14-3/4", docketing written vertically at upper left and paper seal intact. Charles T. Baker, son of Colonel Rufus Baker of the Ordnance Corps, was a member of the US Military Academy’s Class of 1842 and served nine years in the Army, fighting in the Second Seminole and Mexican Wars, as well as serving as an instructor at the Academy, later resigning his commission in 1851. CONDITION: Less folds, this is an unblemished, fine example with strong, inked signatures and the vellum bright and clean. JLK

Item Dimensions: 20 x 17"
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Minimum Bid: $375.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $1,125.00
Estimate: $750 - $1,500
Number Bids: 8
Auction closed on Tuesday, November 17, 2020.
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