Governor John Hancock Partly-printed DS appoints a captain in the militia

01 Aug

Partly-printed DS, one page, 15.5 x 12.5, May 30, 1791. Governor Hancock appoints Leonard Stone to be a “Captain of a Company in the fifth Regiment second Brigade and Seventh Division of the militia of this Commonwealth comprehending the County of Worcester.” Signed in the left border by Hancock, and countersigned by John Avery. Document appears to be affixed to a mount and double-matted and framed with a color image of Hancock and a small plaque to an overall size of 37 x 23. In very good condition, with apparent repairs to separations along intersecting folds, some scattered light toning, foxing, and soiling, and some light mirroring from folding. The large paper seal is lightly toned and missing the bottom corner tip. Oversized. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.

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