The Continental Congress awarded this Revolutionary War patriot and officer and member of the "New York Sons of Liberty" a sword of honor; later he served as sheriff and as mayor of New York City. Signature and "Cepi Corpus" ("I have the body") in his hand on verso of DS, 1p, 13¼" X 4", New York, NY, 1784 May 1. Very good. Average age toning. Summons ordering Willett as sheriff to deliver Nicholas Jones before the court on a trespass charge. Wax-affixed paper seal present and in excellent condition. Willett dockets the verso, affirming that he has executed the summons. Comes with a small, handsome engraving of Willett. N° de ref. de la librería 16062
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