Nov 20, 2014 - Sale 2367

Sale 2367 - Lot 33

Price Realized: $ 6,500
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Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000
CERTIFICATE RESTORED BY CHARLES TIFFANY WASHINGTON, GEORGE. Partly-printed vellum Document Signed, "G:Washington," as President of the Society of the Cincinnati, appointing John H. Buell a member of the Society. Countersigned by Secretary of the Society Henry Knox. Additionally signed by Charles L. Tiffany, on the backing verso, below a description of his restoration completed in April of 1887. 14 1/2x21 inches; signatures strengthened, backed, uneven toning overall, some loss to lower right corner expertly repaired, some fading to text (but still legible). Philadelphia, 10 May 1787...

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When first organized at the end of the Revolution by Henry Knox, Jedidiah Huntington and Baron von Steuben, the Society of the Cincinnati restricted its membership to the officers of the Continental Army and their firstborn descendants. Membership requirements have changed only slightly over the years, and today the select members of the Society continue to keep alive the memory of the sacrifices made for American liberty.
John Hutchinson Buell (1753-1813) enlisted for the L ...
When first organized at the end of the Revolution by Henry Knox, Jedidiah Huntington and Baron von Steuben, the Society of the Cincinnati restricted its membership to the officers of the Continental Army and their firstborn descendants. Membership requirements have changed only slightly over the years, and today the select members of the Society continue to keep alive the memory of the sacrifices made for American liberty.
John Hutchinson Buell (1753-1813) enlisted for the Lexington Alarm in 1775, then served in the Continental Infantry in 1776, achieved the rank of major, and resigned from the army after his engagement at the Battle of Fallen Timbers in 1794.