10/31/1785; Signed George Washington, Countersigned Henry Knox ; Part Print/Part Manuscript; Vellum; w14.2"xh20.6"; Very Rare! Partially printed, partially manuscript document on vellum confirming George Tudor into the Society of Cincinnati. Mount Vernon, Virginia; October 31, 1785. Signed and countersigned by Henry Knox. Established May 13, 1783 the Society of Cincinnati was originally composed of members of the Continental Army.The name honors the Roman General, Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus. Document shows a thirteen stripe Union Flag held by an armored warrior, a lightning-carrying American Eagle and a medallion featuring the motto "Omnia Relinquit Servare Rempublicam " (He abandoned everything to serve his country). To the right a celestial maiden holds a Society medal with the year 1783. Britannica and her astonished lion mascot are shown fleeing America. One of the most attractive of all presidential and Revolutionary War documents.
The Society of the Cincinnati is a fraternal, hereditary society. Founded in 1783 to commemorate the American Revolutionary War. That saw the creation of the United States.
Membership is largely restricted to descendants of military officers who served in the Continental Army. I like to send off after a week or so. Bubble wrapped and then wrapped in cardboard and mailed in a bubble wrapped envelope in most cases.This item is in the category "Books & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "rogabooksllc" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.