APPOINTING A SECOND LIEUTENANT IN THE WORCESTER MILITIA IN APRIL, 1776, a partly printed document, completed in manuscript 4 April 1776, and signed by Lincoln and 15 other members of the "Council of the Massachusetts-Bay, in New-England."
Oblong double-folio, 13 x 17 inches, seal affixed; docketed on verso. Several small breaks at corner folds, corner torn away, just touching the docketing. A very good copy. Item #41587
In this document, Jonathan Tucker was appointed second lieutenant of a company in the 5th Regiment of Militia in Worcester County. In the following month Lincoln was named Major General of all the Massachusetts state militia; he was given command of the southern department in 1778, and, after his capture and exchange, was with Washington at Yorktown where he was chosen to receive Cornwallis's sword. Other members of the council who signed this document include Perez Morton, James Otis, Benjamin Greenleaf, Caleb Cushing, John Winthrop, Joseph Gerrish, John Whetcomb, Elias Taylor, Michael Farley, Joseph Palmer, Moses Gill, Samuel Holton, B. White, Charles Chauncey, and John Taylor.