Partly-printed DS signed “James K. Polk" as president and "James Buchanan" as secretary of state, one page, 16 x 12, January 8, 1846. President Polk appoints Nicolas B. Vanzandt as a "Justice of the Peace, in the county of Washington, in the District of Columbia." Signed at the conclusion by Polk and Buchanan. The white paper seal remains affixed to lower left corner. In very good condition, with toning, staining, and splits along the intersecting folds, one of which passes through Buchanan's signature.
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