(1743-1826) Principal author of the Declaration of Independence and third President of the United States (1801-1809).
Partly-printed document signed as President, vellum, 18½ x 16", Washington, Feb. 23, 1809. Appointing George Washington as "Second Lieutenant in the Fifth Regiment of Infantry." War Office seal is intact at top left. Some age toning, small holes at folds, and light fading to manuscript portion, but Jefferson's signature is very bold. An unusual appointment for a man with the same name as the first President.
Estimated Value $5,000 - 6,000.
The Arden Family Holdings of Beverly Hills.