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Chester A. Arthur

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Chester Alan Arthur, 1829-1886.  21st President of the United States, 1881-1885.  14” x 17” partially printed Document Signed, Chester A. Arthur, February 24, 1885.  Countersigned by Postmaster General Frank Hatton (1846-1894).

Eight days before leaving the presidency, Arthur, “reposing special trust and confidence in the Intelligence, Diligence, and Discretion of William H. Hayes,” appoints Hayes postmaster at Farmington, New Hampshire. 

Arthur has boldly signed this document with a beautiful 4˝” fountain pen signature.  The gold foil seal of the Post Office Department, with its red ribbon, is intact.  The document has mailing folds and two minute, virtually unnoticeable pinholes where folds cross. It is in fine to very fine condition overall. 

Unframed.

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