1787. One page with integral blank, (30.5x19cm),
"Commonwealth of Massachusetts," November 4, 1787, appointing "Benjamin Pond . . . Quarter Master of the fifth Regiment, in the first Division of the militia in this Commonwealth comprehending the County of Suffolk." Countersigned by John Avery as secretary of the commonwealth. Docketed on the verso. On the docket is a signed statement from Colonel John Boyd, dated May 4, 1789 in Suffolk that Benjamin Pond appeared and took the Oath of Allegience as Quartermaster.
Weakened folds have separated, with detachment has been repaired with non-archival tape along interior of all folds. KW consignment. Shelved case 7.
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John Boyd, who signed the rear, is possibly John Parker Boyd, who fought to counter Shays' Rebellion, before leaving the Army to fight for the British in India. He came back to the US in 1808 and served as an officer until the end of the War of 1812.