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    Bigelow Family of Massachusetts Group of Documents Including (1) Increase Sumner and John Avery Appointment Signed; (2) Caleb Strong Appointment Signed; (3) Nathaniel P. Banks Appointment Signed; (4) Phrenology Chart. All are near fine.

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    Increase Sumner as Massachusetts' Governor and John Avery as Secretary of Massachusetts Appointment Signed appointing "Alpheus Biglow Gentleman . . . Captain of a Company of Light Infantry in the First Brigade, Third Division of the Militia." One page, 15" x 9.5", June 8, 1797, [Boston] Massachusetts, with blind embossed seal in top left. Docketing on verso. Light stains with some separation at fold intersections.


    Governor Caleb Strong Appointment Signed appointing "Alpheus Bigelow Jr. Esquire to be one of our Justices of the Peace, within and for the County of Middlesex". One page, 10" x 17.25", February 16, 1813, Boston, with blind embossed seal at top left, and docketing on verso; some foxing.


    Governor Nathaniel Prentice Banks Appointment Signed "Nath P. Banks" appointing "Frank W. Bigelow of Watertown . . . to be one of our justices of the peace within and for the County of Middlesex." One page, 10" x 16.5", October 27, 1858, Boston, with embossed seal and docketing on verso. With folds.


    "The Phrenological Character of Mr. A. Bigelow, Jr. by Thomas H. Pons, Practical Phrenologist." One page, 19" x 22", ca. 1850, with marks by the specific phrenological characteristics of Mr. Bigelow. With folds.

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