RARE ORIGINAL CERTIFICATE OF MEMBERSHIP IN THE SOCIETY OF THE CINCINNATI, BOLDLY SIGNED BY GEORGE WASHINGTON, THE SOCIETY’S PRESIDENT, ALONG WITH THE SIGNATURE OF ITS FOUNDER, GENERAL HENRY KNOX, INDUCTING INTO MEMBERSHIP THE SON OF REVOLUTIONARY GENERAL HENRY DEARBORN
WASHINGTON, George; KNOX, Henry. Document signed. Certificate of Membership in the Society of the Cincinnati. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1797.
Rare original ornately engraved vellum Society of Cincinnati membership certificate, boldly signed by George Washington, the Society’s first president, and Henry Knox, Revolutionary War General and Secretary of War, founder of the Society, issued in 1833 to Henry Alexander Scammell Dearborn, the first hereditary member to serve as President General. This example has an exceptionally dark and bold signature of Washington, which is most unusual. $35,000.