Harry S. Truman
Document Signed

Document Signed as President dated 3/17/1948.  An authorization for William Lithorp an Assistant Secretary of State to perform the duties of the Secretary of State or Under Secretary in case of absence or sickness of either.

In full:

"The White House
Washington, March 17, 1948

In conformity with the provisions of Section 177 and 179 of the Revised Statutes, and of the Act of Congress approved February 6, 1891, William L. Lithorp, an Assistant Secretary of State, is hereby authorized and directed to perform the duties of Secretary of State during the absence or sickness of the Secretary of State and the Under Secretary of State.

Harry Truman"

Good content with large Truman signature.


Harry S. Truman

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Document Signed

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17" w x 29" h


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