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    John Jay and George Clinton Militia Appointments (2) Signed. Both documents are signed by either Jay or Clinton as governor of New York. (1) John Jay Militia Appointment Signed. One partly-printed page, 15" x 9.25", Albany, New York, March 22, 1797, appointing Gilbert Van Alen "Ensign of a Company . . . in the County of Columbia." According to docketing on the verso (undated, though contemporary with the document), Van Alen was killed after he was "dragged" by "Two fine young colts." Document bears an intricate paper seal at upper left with Jay's signature directly below. Moderate toning and foxing; smoothed folds. (2) George Clinton Militia Appointment Signed. One partly-printed page, 15.5" x 10", Albany, New York, March 20, 1802, appointing Gilbert Van Alen "Lieutenant of a Company . . . in the County of Columbia." Document bears an embossed seal. Governor Clinton's signature with paraph rests in the lower right corner. Toned with minor foxing.

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    September, 2011
    12th-14th Monday-Wednesday
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