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    George Washington Military Appointment Signed "Go: Washington" as president. One partially-printed vellum page, 16" x 19.5", Philadelphia, March 19, 1793, countersigned by War Secretary Henry Knox, appointing Leonard Covington "Lieutenant of Light Dragoons in the Service of the United States." Covington (1768-1813) hailed from Maryland and participated in the Northwest Indian War and the War of 1812. He died from wounds received at the Battle of Crysler's Farm in Canada. This appointment has early patriotic vignettes in upper and lower margin. Blind-embossed paper seal exists in the upper left corner. All handwritten text, including Washington's signature, has faded. With folds, foxing, and some minor holes.

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    April, 2013
    11th Thursday
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