PRESIDENT MILLARD FILLMORE - CIVIL APPOINTMENT SIGNED 10/02/1850 CO-SIGNED BY: THOMAS CORWIN - HFSID 3939
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MILLARD FILLMORE and THOMAS CORWIN
The new President appoints a Land Register originally nominated by President Taylor. Partly Printed DS: "Millard Fillmore" as 13th U.S. President and "Tho Corwin" as Secretary of the Treasury, 1p, 18¼x15. Washington, 1850 October 2. In part: "Know Ye, That reposing special trust and confidence in the Integrity, Diligence and Discretion of Hercules R.W. Andrews I have Nominated, and by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, do appoint him Register of the Land Office for the District of Lands subject to sale at Tallahassee, in the State of Florida...during the term of four years from the 24th day of September 1850...." Florida became the 27th State on March 3, 1845. The "Senate Journal" reports that on May 15, 1850, President Zachary Taylor had nominated "Hercules R. W. Andrews, who was commissioned during the recess of the Senate, to be register of the land office at Tallahassee, Florida". When Taylor died on July 9, 1850, Vice President Fillmore succeeded to the presidency. Andrews' nomination had been referred to the Committee on Public Lands and was reported out of committee on August 27, 1850. The appointment was confirmed by the Senate on September 24, 1850; eight days later, President Fillmore signed this document. THOMAS CORWIN was serving as Whig U.S. Senator from Ohio (1845-1850) when he resigned to enter President Fillmore's Cabinet on July 20, 1850. He had previously represented Ohio in the House of Representatives (1831-1840) and was Governor of Ohio (1840-1842). After Fillmore's term expired in 1853, Corwin returned to Ohio, where he was again elected to the House, this time as a Republican. He served from 1859-1861, when President Lincoln appointed him U.S. Minister to Mexico (1861-1864). Document has been expertly silked on verso as it had separated at its mid-vertical and horizontal folds. All paper intact, signatures are fine. Chipped corners and bottom edge are all reinforced by the silking. Overall, fine, clean appearance.
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