Lot 410: Major general in the Revolutionary War (1727–1800), second in command to George Washington, and, later, congressman from Massachusetts. Partly-printed DS, one page, 12 x 11, January 1, 1778. Document appointing Samuel Parish as "Lieutenant of the Company commanded by Abner Crane Esqr raised for the Defence of the New England States." Signed on the left side by seven members of the council: Artemus Ward, Moses Gill, Jeremiah Powell, Benjamin White, Daniel Hopkins, Walter Spooner, and John Whetcomb. Also countersigned at the conclusion by John Avery as secretary. The white paper seal affixed to the upper left remains intact. Matted and framed to an overall size of 16 x 15. Many separations to heavy intersecting folds (one vertical fold passing through signatures), various toned tape repairs, some tears and small areas of paper loss, and scattered soiling, otherwise very good condition.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 456
Wednesday, 15th July 2015
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