President William Mckinley - Signed Military Appointment Or Commission - 1901 For Sale
Here's military appointment or commission document signed President William McKinley. This document was purchase at a recent estate sale here in the Dallas area. The estate was of Bridgadier General Alexander M. Willing.
In the upper left corner of the document it says it was recorded on March 5, 1901 by the Office of the Adjutant General. I can't make out this signature.The appointment is for Wildurr Willing toSecond Lieutenant in the Artillery Corps. The commission is signed on March 5, 1901 byElihu Root(Secretary of War) and William McKinley.Both signatures arebold.
The document looks like it was always well stored for safe keeping. There are no creases or water spots. The very lowerright areahas six or seven small stains as you can see in the picture and the very corner of the document is missing (about¼ of aninch). The blue seal in the lowerleft corner is in great shape withall pointsin great shape.
The document is a little over19½ inches long and15.75 inches wide.
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