Description[Revolutionary War]. Massachusetts Bay Council Document Signed by Fourteen Council Members. One page, 14" x 14.25", Watertown, September 19, 1776, granting "George Leonard the Office of a Register of Wills, Administrations Inventories...Decrees, Orders, Determinations & other Writings which shall be made or granted by the Judge of Probate of Wills, and for granting Letters of Administration in the County of Bristol..." Signed by James Avery as Deputy Secretary of the Province of Massachusetts Bay, James Bowdoin, delegate to the Continental Congress and future Massachusetts governor, Moses Gill, future lieutenant governor, John Winthrop, great grandson of John Winthrop, one of the founders and second governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, Thomas Cushing, delegate to the Continental Congress, and others. Blind embossed "Public Seal of our State of the Massachusetts Bay" at upper left.
Weakened folds; main vertical fold has detached, leading to disturbance of text, but the tear has been archivally repaired. Scattered, light staining with a few foxing spots. Matted to an overall size of 16" x 20".
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