Samuel Adams commissions several justices of the peace in 1796
Manuscript DS, one page, 8.25 x 13, May 26, 1796. As governor of Massachusetts, Samuel Adams declares "that Edward Pulling esq'r is a Justice of the Peace, and that Edward Pulling & Isaac Osgood esq'rs are Justices of the Peace & Quorum, and Edward Norris is a Notary Public, all within and for the County of Essex." Signed in the upper left by Samuel Adams and countersigned at the conclusion by John Avery as secretary. The white paper seal embossed with the Great Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts affixed to the upper left remains intact. Handsomely mounted, matted, and framed alongside an engraved portrait to an overall size of 23.5 x 19.5. In fine condition.
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