DescriptionDaniel D. Tompkins Document Signed as the fourth governor of New York. One page, 15.5" x 9.75, June 13, 1808, Albany. This promotion of Cornelius Van Antwerp to ensign is countersigned by New York Deputy Secretary Anthony Lamb. With docketing on verso; folds with bottom marginal fraying, else very good.
Daniel Tompkins, who later served as the sixth vice president under President James Monroe, signs this document, which reads in part: "The People of the State of New-York, by the Grace of God Free and Independent: To Cornelius Van Antwerp, Gentleman Greeting: We . . . do appoint and constitute you the said Cornelius Van Antwerp Ensign of a Company in the Regiment of Militia in the County of Albany whereof John T. Van Dalfsen Esquire, is Lieutenant-Colonel Commandant: You are therefore to take the said Company, in arms, who are hereby commanded to obey you as their Ensign."
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