Oct 22, 2015 - Sale 2394

Sale 2394 - Lot 22

Estimate: $ 200 - $ 300
SHIRLEY, WILLIAM. Partly-printed Document Signed, "WShirley," as Colonial Governor, military commission appointing Seth Alden Cornet in the Regiment of Horse. Countersigned by Secretary G. Willard. 1802 survey of Amos Keith farm [Oakham, MA] on verso. 12 1/4x15 1/2 inches; separations at folds repaired verso, staining at folds, some bleedthrough from survey, reinforced at upper edge verso, paper seal intact. (MRS) Boston, 16 May 1745

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Shirley (1694-1771) was colonial Governor of Massachusetts Bay, 1741-56; he commanded American forces in King George's War during the assault on Louisbourg and during the French & Indian War.