1846 James K. Polk & William L. Marcy Signed Presidential Military Appointment (Signature Certified)

1846 James K. Polk & William L. Marcy Signed Presidential Military Appointment (Guaranteed Authentic)

Offered here is a gorgeous example of an early American military appointment signed by President James K. Polk and Secretary of War William L. Marcy, dated December 4th, 1846. In this document, President Polk appoints John King to the position of Captain of the 1st Regiment of Infantry. Printed on vellum, this document is in excellent condition and guaranteed to be original and authentic. This is a great opportunity to own a 174-year old museum-quality document signed by our nation’s eleventh president.

James K. Polk (November 2, 1795 – June 15, 1849)

James Knox Polk was the 11th president of the United States, serving from 1845 to 1849. He previously was Speaker of the House of Representatives (1835–1839) and governor of Tennessee (1839–1841). A protégé of Andrew Jackson, he was a member of the Democratic Party and an advocate of Jacksonian democracy. Polk is most known for extending the territory of the United States during the Mexican–American War; during his presidency, the United States expanded significantly with the annexation of the Republic of Texas, the Oregon Territory, and the Mexican Cession following the American victory in the Mexican–American War. True to his campaign pledge to serve only one term, Polk left office in 1849 and returned to Tennessee, where he died three months after leaving the White House.

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This document will be housed in a hard plastic, archival quality, protective sleeve.


Document: 18 x 15 inches. Protective sleeve: 22 x 20 inches.  

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