Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    John Jay Military Appointment Signed with engraving. One partly-printed vellum page, 11" x 7", Philadelphia, April 10, 1779. Jay signs this document as the sixth president of the Continental Congress appointing a soldier whose name is illegible "in the seventh Pennsylvania Regiment in the Army of the United States, to take rank as a second Lieut." It begins, "The United States of America in Congress Assembled." A paper seal of the Board of War and Ordnance is in the left margin and Jay's signature, slightly faded, is in the lower right corner. The document is countersigned by Board of War Secretary Peter Scull. Ten years later, President Washington appointed Jay the first chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. This document exhibits slightly darker toning around the edges, as well as some wrinkling along the top margin.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    September, 2011
    13th-14th Tuesday-Wednesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 9
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 810

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold on Sep 14, 2011 for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 28 days left to consign to the 2021 July 18 Guitars and Musical Instruments Signature Auction - Dallas!

    Learn about consigning with us

    I don’t often do testimonials but in this case I felt truly obligated to thank Heritage Auctions for the extremely professional job your organization did for me.
    Charlie K.,
    Pittsburgh, PA
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search