PRESIDENT ZACHARY TAYLOR - MANUSCRIPT ENDORSMENT SIGNED 03/30/1833 CO-SIGNED BY: WILLIAM H. STORER - HFSID 4814
ZACHARY TAYLOR As commanding officer at Fort Crawford, Col. Taylor authorizes stationery for a court martial. Manuscript Endorsement signed: "Z. Taylor Col./Comdg.," 1p, 8x9¾. Fort Crawford, M.T., 1833 March 30.
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As commanding officer at Fort Crawford, Col. Taylor authorizes stationery for a court martial.
Manuscript Endorsement signed: "Z. Taylor Col./Comdg.," 1p, 8x9¾. Fort Crawford, M.T., 1833 March 30. In full: "The Assistant Quarter Master at this post will issue on the above requisition." Text written for Taylor's signature by Lt. William H. Storer, 1st Infantry, Recorder of the Court, who has penned and signed the requisition, certification, and receipt: "Requisition for Stationery for a Regimental Court Martial convened at Fort Crawford, M.T. Marcg 30th 1833. One half quire paper. Six quills. One piece tape. I certify that the above requisition is correct and just." Taylor's signed order is next, followed by: "Received Fort Crawford, M.T. March 30th 1833 of Lieut. T.B.W. Stockton Assistant Quarter Master of the United States Army one half quire paper, six quills, and one piece tape in full on the above requisition" again signed by Storer. On April 4, 1832, Zachary Taylor had become Colonel of the 1st Infantry with headquarters at Fort Crawford, Prairie du Chien, Michigan Territory (now Wisconsin). During this time, Taylor successfully led his troops in the Black Hawk War, personally accepting the surrender of Chief Black Hawk. Taylor had begun his military career in 1808, at the age of 23, when he was appointed first lieutenant by Secretary of State James Madison. After leaving the Michigan Territory, Taylor, who came to be known as "Old Rough and Ready," fought in the Seminole Wars in Florida and became a hero in the Mexican War, when he won the battle of Buena Vista in 1847. William H. Storer (d. 1878), from the West Point Class of 1832, served in the Seminole Wars before resigning his army commission in 1837 to become a farmer. Some show through from stray ink marks on verso affect his title at the signature, else fine condition.
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