PRESIDENT WILLIAM McKINLEY - CIVIL APPOINTMENT SIGNED 04/15/1901 CO-SIGNED BY: ETHAN A. HITCHCOCK - HFSID 67865
WILLIAM McKINLEY and ETHAN A. HITCHCOCK. Partly Printed DS: "William McKinley" as President and "E.A. Hitchcock" as Secretary of the Interior, 1p, 19¼x15. On vellum. Washington, 1901 April 15.
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WILLIAM McKINLEY and ETHAN A. HITCHCOCK. Partly Printed DS: "William McKinley" as President and "E.A. Hitchcock" as Secretary of the Interior, 1p, 19¼x15. On vellum. Washington, 1901 April 15. Reappointment of Selden Connor of Portland, Maine, as Pension Agent at Augusta, Maine "to take effect April 6, 1901, at expiration of his term of office of four years". In the Civil War, SELDEN CONNER (1839-1917) saw action at the battles of Fredericksburg (slight wound), Gettysburg and the Wilderness (thigh-bone was shattered by a bullet). He was commissioned Brigadier General in June 1864, but was incapacitated for active service because of his wound. A Republican, Conner was Governor of Maine from 1876-1879. He was first appointed U.S. Pension Agent in 1882 by President Arthur, serving until 1886. Lightly creased. 4¾x3-inch light shading at lower right corner touches "McKinley". Folds, vertical fold touches "A" in Hitchcock's signature.
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