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UNITED STATES. ARMY. State of [U.S. national seal] Town of [caption title]. Printed form completed in manuscript, showing application to serve as a soldier in the U.S. Army during the War with Mexico, except in this case used to record the second payment of a $6 enlistment bounty to John Welster, and signed by Welster. [Washington]: C. Alexander, Printer, March 17, 1847. [2] pp. on bifolium. 4to (25 x 19.5 cm). Signed and dated in ink “George Bowers and John Bedel, May 19, 1847, for the Army.” Docketed in ink “John Welster $6.00.” Very fine.

A rare surviving example of a Mexican-American War volunteer recruitment form.


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