HistoryForSale Autographs
Join our email mailing list: 

Print Document Description  Print this page Questions about authenticity? Click Here


Announcing the President's military appointment of the recipient.
Partly Printed LS: "James Barbour" as J.Q. Adams' Secretary of War, 1p, 8x9¾. War Department, 1825 July 6. To Captain Charles Cruihshank, 1s Legion 1s Brigade, Militia, D.C. In full: "You are hereby informed, that on the sixth instant the President of the United States appointed you a Captain of Infantry 1s Legion in the 1s Brigade regiment of Militia Dist of Columbia to rank from 9th April 1825. in the service of the United States should the Senate, at their next Session, advise and consent thereto, you will be commissioned accordingly. You will, immediately on receipt hereof, please to communicate to this Department through the Adj. Gen Office your acceptance or non-acceptance of said appointment, and, in case of accepting, you will report yourself to Brigadier General Walter Smith George Town, D.C." Barbour was Governor of Virginia (1812-1815), U.S. Senator (1815-1825), J.Q. Adams' Secretary of War (1825-1828) and U.S. Minister to Great Britain (1828-1829). Fragile and worn. Uniformly tanned. Foxed at edges and in some areas of text touching the second "b" in Barbour. Shaded edges, nicked at horizontal folds at top left edge. Lightly creased. Mounting strip on verso at right blank edge, light show through. Folds do not touch signature. Pencil notes at top margin (unknown hand).

For more documents by these signers click the names below:


This website image contains our company watermark. The actual document does not contain this watermark.
Our Signer Sales Event is Here!!!
Try our Make-An-Offer Feature!
  Add to your purchase our informative and authoritative Handbook of Historical Documents for only $19.95 (normally $39.95). This 253 page hardcover volume makes a great gift for anyone interested in the autograph and manuscript collecting field! Click Here for more information.
Act Now as this Promotion Ends 10/21/2018
* Limit one discount per document.
  $650.00 (USD)
Special 10% Off Price:   $585.00 (USD)
Price shown is the final price for this document.
Other discounts are not applied to this document

Click here to pop open a floating
Shopper's Currency Converter window.

Make Best Offer on this document

All documents are being offered on a first-come first-serve basis and are sold unframed unless otherwise specified.

This website requires that cookies be enabled in your browser.

Whether looking for corporate, birthday or luxury gifts, nothing makes a more perfect and unique gift than an autographed item for someone special! Imagine the thrill of receiving an autographed item from one's hero or signed on the anniversary of one's birthday. Click here for our Gift Locator Tool.

Born: June 10, 1775 in Barboursville, Virginia
Died: June 7, 1842 in Barboursville, Virginia

<< Previous Page


[ Home ] [ Shopping Cart ] [ Autograph Definitions ] [ Privacy & Security ] [ Terms & Conditions ] [ Contact us ]
Copyright © 2000-2018 Gallery of History Direct. All Rights Reserved.