Signed by President Andrew Johnson as. , and countersigned by Gideon Wells. Lovely engraving to the top depicting an American Eagle, with the lower engraving depicting Poseidon (god of the Sea and other waters) with most likely Aphrodite (who was created from sea foam). Affixed to the lower center is a 3 orange saw toothed seal of the Department of the Navy. Soft creasing with toning along outer margins, else near fine.
An ornate Naval Commission, appointing Hoosea J. Babin as an assistant surgeon in the Navy. This Naval Commission was the start of a long and illustrious career for Hoosea, who went from assistant surgeon, to Surgeon in 1876, to Medical Inspector in 1894 and to Medical Director by 1898. An attractive Naval commission in lovely collectible condition.
Signed Johnson appointments are uncommon when signed by hand as he had hurt his hand during his Presidency and often used a rubber stamp for his signature. The item "Andrew Johnson Naval Appointment- Rare Hand Signed, Not Stamp" is in sale since Wednesday, June 12, 2019.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Autographs\Political\Presidential". The seller is "jadamsarchives" and is located in Mount Laurel, New Jersey. This item can be shipped to United States.