Partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 14.5 x 17.75, June 22, 1860. President Buchanan appoints Montgomery Fletcher as "a Chief Engineer in the Navy…in the service of the United States." Signed crisply at the conclusion by James Buchanan, and countersigned by Secretary of the Navy Isaac Toucey. Embossed green Navy Department seal remains affixed to lower vignette. In fine condition. Montgomery Fletcher served on the USS Saranac in the Pacific Squadron throughout the entirety of the Civil War.
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