by Gerry, Elbridge; Signer of the Declaration of Independence
Massachusetts, 1811. Partly printed Document Signed (15" x 9"), dated August 12, 1811, appointing Benjamin McKindry a Captain in the 2nd Regiment of Infantry. Partially toned; signature is large and bold, center fold is starting; overall, very good. Elbridge Gerry (1744-1814), graduated Harvard in 1762, was Governor of Massachusetts from 1810 to 1812; "Gerrymandering" was named for him. He was elected Vice President under James Madison, was a Signer of both the Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation, from Massachusetts. Mr. Gerry died in coach on his way to the Senate, as Vice President. (Inventory #: 07932)
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