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1811 Field Manuscript Military Appointment of Future Connecticut's Governor Joseph Trumbull as "Aide-de-Camp with the Rank of Major" with One future Governor of the State Appointing yet another future Governor of Connecticut

JOHN COTTON SMITH (1765-1845). Connecticut Lt. Governor (1811-1812) and Governor during the War of 1812 period from (1812-1817). Plus, (JOSEPH TRUMBULL) (1782-1861). Grandson of Revolutionary War Governor Jonathan Trumbull, who became Governor of Connecticut himself from (1849-1850).

June 1st, 1811-Dated, rare official Connecticut Manuscript Document is directly related to Two future Governors of the State is completely written by and Signed, "John Cotton Smith" as "Lieutenant General of the Militia of the State of Connecticut" being an apparent unique Field Commission, 2 pages, measuring 8" x 10", made to the later Connecticut Governor (1849-1850), "Joseph Trumbull Esquire," Very Fine. This is the original War of 1812 era, Militia Appointment for Joseph Trumbull as John Cotton Smith's personal "Aide-de-Camp, with the rank of Major."

This extraordinary and historic Militia Appointment is a Handwritten Document which also bears Smith's official Red Wax Embossed Seal at the lower left, having one minor small piece chipped out. Its Docket, with a separate central notation on the back of the 2nd page reads: "Major Trumbull - Commission" and "Appointment of Aid to Lieut. Gov. Smith."

This is boldly written in rich deep brown that is very clear and easily readable with some typical expected folds. A remarkable Connecticut Field Commission written by one future Governor of the State, Appointing another future Governor of Connecticut as his official military Aide-de-Camp just at the beginnings of the American War of 1812 with Great Britain.
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