Lot 42 of 413:
Certification of Vigilance Committee member 1856  

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Title:
Handwritten note certifying Thomas C. Lancey to be a member of the Committee of Vigilance

Author:
Gates, George

Place:
San Francisco

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Date:
Aug. 25, 1856

Description:

Autograph note, signed by George Gates as Captain Commanding the Doane Guards. 12 lines, in ink, on sheet of lined paper measuring 17.5x11.8 cm (6¾x4¾").

Temporary certification of Mr. Lancey's membership, reading in full: "San Francisco, Aub. 25, 1856. I do hereby certify that Thomas C. Lancey No. 4470 is an active member of the Committee of Vigilance in good standing, and a private in the Doane Guards (11th Division) and duly entitled to a certificate of membership. Signed George Gates, Captain Commanding."  Thomas C. Lancey was the subjet of a 1947 article in the Pacific Historical Review by Lawrence Clark Powell, "Thomas C. Lancey, Chronicler of '46," and is listed in Bancroft's Pioneer Register


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Condition:
A few faint fox marks, very good or better.


 
Item number:
318712
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