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Description: Fifth Governor of Massachusetts Increase Sumner (1746-1799) neatly and boldly signed this 2″ x 4 1/4″ slip of paper.

Sumner was a Harvard-trained lawyer who served in the provisional government of Massachusetts during the American Revolution and was elected to the Confederation Congress in 1782. He was then appointed an associate justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court until he succeeded Samuel Adams as Governor of Massachusetts in 1797. He served two full terms and died during his third.

Accompanied by a 19th c. engraved portrait of Sumner. Item #A01507

Condition: Light overall soil, generally good condition.