DescriptionSamuel Adams Document Signed as governor of Massachusetts and countersigned by "John Avery Secy". One page partly printed, 15" x 9.5", Boston, Massachusetts, October 28, 1796. This document was an official notice that David Shaw was to be "appointed Lieutenant of a Company in the first Regiment of the First Brigade, Eighth Division of the Militia of this Commonwealth [of Massachusetts]".
Samuel Adams opposed the oppressive British taxes laid on the American colonies. He urged colonists to refrain from buying British goods and most likely participated in the Boston Tea Party. He was elected to the Continental Congress and was a signer of the Declaration of Independence, yet he refused to attend the Constitutional Convention. He later served as governor of Massachusetts. Avery was secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts from 1780-1806. This attractive document contains an embossed Massachusetts seal in upper left; underneath the seal is Adams' signature. With folds and two small holes at fold intersections. Toned and docketed on verso; fine.
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