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Johnson, Andrew
Scarce diplomatic appointment signed as President

Andrew Johnson and Sec. of State William H. Seward, scarce diplomatic appointment, Nov. 1866, of Edward Lee Plumb of New York as Secretary of the US Legation in Mexico. Johnson’s signature is a bit light on a few strokes from a dry pen but he adds a somewhat unusual large paraph to his signature. It has been nicely framed with double matting and generally fine condition. Most of Johnson’s presidential appointments and commissions bear his metal stamp signature. This is an attractive example of a genuinely signed document. [#4815]