Partly-printed vellum DS, signed “Chester A. Arthur” as president and “Robert T. Lincoln” as secretary of war, one page, 15.5 x 19.5, April 25, 1884. President Arthur appoints Harry L. Bailey as a “First Lieutenant in the Twenty-first Regiment of Infantry in the service of the United States.” Signed at the conclusion by both Arthur and Lincoln. The embossed dark blue War Office seal remains affixed to lower left panel. In fine condition, with Lincoln's signature somewhat light.
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