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    George Washington Signed Membership Certificate for the Society of the Cincinnati, Signed on the Tenth Anniversary of Independence Partly-printed document signed, "Go: Washington," 19.25" x 13.75" on vellum, Mount Vernon, Virginia, July 4, 1786. A beautifully engraved membership certificate issued to William Severett as a member of The Society of the Cincinnati. Beautifully engraved with the Society's emblem at top center and at the bottom, a vignette of a woman shunning the figures of war and walking toward a cherub trumpeting peace. The Society was established in May, 1783 at the close of the American Revolution, by Continental Army officers who served in the war. The Society was named for Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus, a Roman farmer turned military leader, who, upon his triumphant return, declined all honors, and went back to his farm: an ideal emulated by Washington and many of his compatriots. Some light soiling, signature just a tad light, otherwise bright with crisp engravings. Accompanied by COA from PSA/DNA.

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