Timothy Pickering Document Signed as secretary of war with endorsement signature on verso by U.S. Treasurer Samuel Meredith ("Saml. Meredith Treas/ of the United States". One page, 8" x 10.25", January 30, 1795, n.p., with heading "No. 29/ To Lt. Simon Geddes". In part: "Pay to Samuel Meredith Treasure of The United States, One hundred fifty-three Dollars and eighty-three Cents; being the balance remaining in your hands of the sum advanced you for the recruiting Service for which this shall be your warrant. Given under my hand and Seal of the War Office . . . Timothy Pickering/ Secy. Of War". Below the blind embossed paper seal is the countersignature of "Joseph Howell Accountant".

    Timothy Pickering was President Washington's second secretary of war, serving from January 2, 1795, through December 10, 1795. This document was signed twenty-eight days after his appointment. Samuel Meredith (1741-1817), a Pennsylvania delegate to the Continental Congress in the late 1780s, was President Washington's second treasurer, serving from 1789-1801. Toned with slight separation at one fold; fine.

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