Partly-printed DS, signed “Victoria R,” one page, 15.75 x 11.5, February 16, 1894. The Queen appoints Roland Murray Bourne “to be an Officer in Our Militia Forces…You are therefore carefully and diligently to discharge your Duty as such in the Rank of 2nd Lieutenant.” Signed above the blue paper seal by Victoria. Double-matted and framed with a portrait of Victoria to an overall size of 28 x 17.25. Some repaired separations to a couple of the intersecting folds, and a uniform shade of overall toning, with a few slightly heavier spots, otherwise fine condition. The blue paper seal is only slightly worn and toned and remains intact. Oversized. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.