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Description: The second United States Secretary of War, Timothy Pickering (1745-1829) penned and signed this brief note certifying that since a Dr. Samuel McCullough “was stationed at Carlisle [PA] in the hospital department… he drew no rations, and consequently… he is entitled to subsistence.” There is another note above Pickering’s, signed by Samuel Postlethwaite (1739-1810), a politician who served as a Pennsylvania State Senator (1794-1801).

Pickering held numerous prestigious positions in American politics, including Postmaster General (1791-1795), U.S. Secretary of War (1795), and U.S. Secretary of State (1795-1800). He is remembered for his strong association with the Federalist Party and his support of British causes.

Paper measures: 4 1/4″ x 7 3/4″ and is framed with a portrait engraving of Pickering to 11″ x 19 3/4″. Item #A01201.

Condition:  Has a few spots of soil and fold lines, overall in  good condition with a bold, clear signature (it has been examined out of the frame and is not laid down).