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GENERAL TIMOTHY PICKERING - AUTOGRAPH DOCUMENT SIGNED IN TEXT 02/05/1783 - HFSID 273150

Timothy Pickering signs an autograph document. Autograph Document Signed: "Tim. Pickering" as Quartermaster in text, 8x2½, irregularly cut. No place, 1783 February 5. Receipt No. 476. In full: "Received of Tim.…"

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TIMOTHY PICKERING
Timothy Pickering signs an autograph document.
Autograph Document Signed: "Tim. Pickering" as Quartermaster in text, 8x2½, irregularly cut. No place, 1783 February 5. Receipt No. 476. In full: "Received of Tim. Pickering QMr & D Wolfe Six dollars [word crossed out] in full for Carting wood &c as pouchers having sign'd duplicates receipts/6 Dolls/frederick milspaugh". Affixed to 8½x11 sheet. Illustration, b/w, 1½x1½, of Pickering affixed at upper portion beneath typed: "1789 Cabinet". Typed caption beneath illustration: "Timothy Pickering, Mass./Born in Salem in 1745 - Harvard 1763 - lawyer. Entered Revolutionary army as a colonel. Made an Adjunct General 1777. Quartermaster General 1780. Appointed Postmaster General 1791. Secretary of War 1795 - Secretary of State 1785-1800. U.S. Senate 1811. U.S. House 1813-1817. Died 1829." Pickering wrote this out and signed for Milspaugh, which was the custom in the day. Timothy Pickering (1745-1829) was Adjutant General of the Continental Army (1777-1778) and Quartermaster General (1780-1785) before serving as Washington's Postmaster General (1791-1795), Secretary of War (1795-1796) and Secretary of State (1795-1797). He remained as Secretary of State in the Cabinet of President John Adams until 1800. A Federalist representing Massachusetts in the U.S. Senate (1803-1811), Pickering was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1811. On January 2, 1811, by a vote of 20-7, Pickering became the first U.S. Senator to be censured by the Senate. He was accused of violating Congressional law by reading confidential documents in open Senate session before an injunction of secrecy was removed. Pickering later served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives (1813-1817). Lightly creased with folds, not at signature. Upper and lower left and upper right blank corners chipped away. Slightly soiled, touching some writing (all legible). Pencil notes (unknown hand) on verso (no show through), light pencil erasures at lower right margin. Mounting sheet is lightly creased. Three file holes at blank left margin. Overall, fine condition.

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