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WOODROW WILSONUncommon partly-printed Manuscript D.S. as President, 1p, folio, 11" x 15", Washington, August 22, 1917, a hastily prepared war-time commission appointing "...George H. Harries...Brigadier General in the National Army...for the time being, and for the period of the existing emergency, under the provisions of an Act of Congress...". Bears the embossed Seal of the War Department. Cosigned by Sec. of War NEWTON D. BAKER. George Herbert Harries had a long and distinguished career in the United States Army and was a volunteer aide to General Nelson A. Miles during the Wounded Knee Campaign in South Dakota, 1890-91. Fine.
Estimate $ 500-700

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