Eustis, William

1824 DS as Massachusetts Governor, 1824 appointment of a militia artillery officer

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(1753-1825) Massachusetts physician, politician & statesman. Graduated Harvard 1772, studied medicine under Dr. Joseph Warren and helped care for the wounded at Bunker Hill. Continental Army surgeon of the artillery regiment at Cambridge, later a hospital surgeon. Entered medical practice in Boston after the War and was a surgeon with the 1786–87 Shays' Rebellion expedition. Vice President of the Society of the Cincinnati 1786-1810 & 1820. Mass. US Rep 1801-04 & 1820-23 (Chairman of the House Committee on Military Affairs in this time), Secretary of War (Madison) 1809-13. Attempted to prepare the Army for outbreak of war in 1812, resigned in face of criticism after American battlefield reversals. Minister to the Netherlands 1814-18, Mass. Governor 1823-25, died in office. 9 ½ x 16 DS as Governor of Massachusetts, (Boston), September 9 1824 (4 1/2 months before his death), appointment of Orrin Smith of Greenfield as lieutenant of a company in the Regiment of Artillery of the Commonwealth militia. Signed at left under seal. Signed also by Commonwealth Secretary Edward D. Bangs (1790-1838), 6th Mass. Secretary of the Commonwealth 1824-36. Docketed on verso by “Ansel Phelps/Lt. Col. Regt Artillery”.

Condition: Good, seal missing teeth at right, folds, 2 tiny holes at left side at fold intersects, light water stain at left
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