GENERAL TIMOTHY PICKERING - DOCUMENT SIGNED 01/13/1795 - HFSID 280868
TIMOTHY PICKERING This early American document was signed by Secretary of War Timothy Pickering in 1795, during the presidency of George Washington, to pay $153.83 to U. S. Treasurer Samuel Meredith. Document signed "Timothy Pickering" as Secretary of War. Black ink notations on verso in unknown hand.
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This early American document was signed by Secretary of War Timothy Pickering in 1795, during the presidency of George Washington, to pay $153.83 to U. S. Treasurer Samuel Meredith.
Document signed "Timothy Pickering" as Secretary of War. Black ink notations on verso in unknown hand. 1 page, 7¾x10¼, with 3-inch paper Seal of the War Office near bottom right edge. Dated Jan. 13, 1795. Titled: "No. 29/ To Lt. Simon Geddes". In part: "Pay to Samuel Meredith Treasurer of The United States, One hundred fifty-three Dollars and eighty-three Cents; being the balance remaining in your hands of the sum advanced you for the recruiting Service for which this shall be your warrant." MEREDITH (1741-1817), a Pennsylvania delegate to the Continental Congress in the late 1780s, was President George Washington's second treasurer, serving from 1789 to 1801. 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 Jan. 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 toned and soiled. Ink transference, which touches signature and handwriting. Rippling from seal, which touches handwriting but not signature. Lightly torn a left edge and nicked at right edge. Lightly discolored along left and right edges. Paper clip impression and rust stains in top left corner. Folded thrice and unfolded. Otherwise in fine condition.
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