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A good pair of War of 1812 Connecticut general's documents related to Nathaniel Terry, Jr. (1768-1844) early United States Representative from Connecticut, who had attended Dartmouth and Tale Colleges. He served as commander of the Connecticut Governor's Horse Guard (1802-1813); served as a Federalist in the Fifteenth U. S. Congress (1817-1819); and was a member of the Connecticut State Constitutional Convention in 1818. He was also the father of Alfred Terry who served as a general during the American Civil War and Indian Wars. The first document is a finely engraved vellum document, signed "JOHN COTTON SMITH, as governor of Connecticut, Oct. 18, 1813, being an appointment for Nathaniel Terry as "Brigadier General Commandant" of the Connecticut state militia. Countersigned by Secretary Thomas Day. An attractive document with Governor Cotton's name in calligraphy at the top and a Connecticut state wax seal suspended from a white silk ribbon on the left. Crisp folds, else near fine. The second item is a, 1p. oblong 8vo., letter signed: "JOHN COTTON SMITH", (1765-1845) as governor of Connecticut (1812-1817), Council Chamber, [Hartford, CT], Feb. 2, 1815, addressed to Terry, reading, in part: "I have thought proper to appoint you a commissioner, to form an arrangement with the National Government relative to the defence of the state, pursuant to a resolution of the General Assembly proposed at the present Session; and it will afford me real pleasure to be informed of your acceptance of the trust….John Cotton Smith." Both near fine with crisp folds.
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Connecticut Governor John Cotton Smith War of 1812 Documents Related To General Nathaniel Terry.

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Minimum Bid: $300.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $363.00
Estimate: $600 - $800
Auction closed on Thursday, December 7, 2017.
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