Signed Governmental Appointment Document; Partially Printed with Seal and Ribbon
Washington DC: June 9, 1896. SIGNED "Grover Cleveland" in his tight, diminutive script. Countersigned by "Wm L. Wilson", Postmaster General. 19" x 15", on appointment document for Edward H. Chase from Dexter, Maine, County of Penobscot. Cleveland's name engraved across the top with flourishes, blank sections of the document completed with attractive, calligraphic script similar in style to the print. Evenly age toned, with light wear along the side edges, 1" of top and bottom edge folded behind, wrinkles evident for a document which may have once been rolled. Postmaster seal with Pony Express rider aging and rubs, small chip at the top missing two teeth on the seal, red ribbon present with some folds from a previous matte and framing.
Edward H. Chase was appointed Postmaster in 1896 to a four year term. The office was located in the Bank Block. His daughter Gertrude Chase assisted in the work at the office.
Stephen Grover Cleveland (1837 ? 1908) was the 22nd and 24th president of the United States, the only president in American history to serve two nonconsecutive terms in office. He previously served as Governor of New York. Cleveland is considered by most historians to have been a successful leader, generally ranked among the upper-mid tier of American presidents. Good +. Item #2562
?If it takes the entire army and navy to deliver a postal card in Chicago, that card will be delivered.? - Grover Cleveland.