Description: Just over a month into his second term as President of the United States and six months prior to his assassination, William McKinley signed this document (February 28, 1901).
This is the classic presidential document, a part-printed vellum military appointment with finely engraved vignettes, for James B. Hickey to advance to "Major of Cavalry".
It is boldly signed by McKinley as President and Elihu Root as Secretary of War.
Sight size: 18" x 14". Archivally matted and in a modern metal frame to: 22" x 18". Item #A00741.
Condition: A few nicks to the blue paper seal, otherwise very good.