Very rare partial manuscript DS one page, 6 x 2, no date. A portion of a financial document concerning a payment of “Three hundred and Eighty three dollars.” Signed at the bottom by Revere as company president, and also countersigned by the company’s secretary. Beautifully cloth-matted and framed with a print done by Revere for enlistment in a Boston Battery unit, a color portrait, and two informational plaques, to an overall size of 28 x 29.5. In very good condition, with Revere’s signature light but still completely legible, text of document fairly light but still mostly legible, a vertical fold, and scattered light staining.
Most famously remembered for his legendary midnight ride and his beautifully crafted silver works, Paul Revere also created some of the most iconic prints of the late 18th century, including the 1770 depiction of the Boston Massacre, the first official seal for the colonies, and the state seal of Massachusetts. He initially began copper plate engraving to supplement his income before the war, and as one of his earliest efforts, created the North Battery Certificate around 1762, a re-striking of which is offered here. Presented alongside an exceedingly rare and handsomely signed business document, this is a remarkable piece from one of the most famous patriots and early American craftsmen. Oversized. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.