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PRESIDENT WILLIAM McKINLEY - DIPLOMATIC APPOINTMENT SIGNED 02/11/1898 CO-SIGNED BY: JOHN SHERMAN - HFSID 13476

WILLIAM McKINLEY and JOHN SHERMAN. Partly Printed DS: "William McKinley" as President and "John Sherman" as Secretary of State, 1p, 23x19. Washington, 1898 February 11. Appointment of George B.

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WILLIAM McKINLEY and JOHN SHERMAN. Partly Printed DS: "William McKinley" as President and "John Sherman" as Secretary of State, 1p, 23x19. Washington, 1898 February 11. Appointment of George B. Anderson of the District of Columbia as Consul of the United States at Grenoble, France. JOHN SHERMAN became McKINLEY's Secretary of State on March 5, 1897. Many considered the 74-year-old Secretary of State to be senile. His Undersecretary of State was William R. Day, who in effect, ran the State Department. On April 25, 1898, the U.S. declared war on Spain, Sherman resigned and Day was appointed Secretary of State on April 26th. Lightly creased with folds, horizontal fold touches Sherman's signature. 3½-inch tape repair at blank mid-horizontal fold on verso, no show through. Foxed at blank margins which matting/framing could eliminate. Lightly stained full 3½-inch seal.

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