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Military Appointment Signed by JOHN TAYLOR GILMAN
JOHN TAYLOR GILMAN (1753-1828). Two Time Governor of New Hampshire, Farmer, Shipbuilder, and Statesman from Exeter, New Hampshire. He represented New Hampshire in the Continental Congress in 1782-1783 and was Governor of New Hampshire for 14 years, from 1794 to 1805 and from 1813 to 1816.
June 19, 1798-Dated Federal Period, Partially-Printed Document Signed, "J T Gilman" as Governor of New Hampshire, Hopkinton, measuring 15.5" x 12.5", Fine. An original Signed Document, being a Military Commission appointing Jonathan Marsh "Ensign of the Tenth Company in the Fifth Regiment of Militia, in the said State of New Hampshire." Folds, splits, pin holes, soiling. Intact paper seal in the upper left. Gilman's signature in the lower right is bold and crisp, making this document an excellent choice for framing and display.
John Taylor Gilman (December 19, 1753 - August 31, 1828) was a farmer, shipbuilder, and statesman from Exeter, New Hampshire. He represented New Hampshire in the Continental Congress in 1782-1783 and was Governor of New Hampshire for 14 years, from 1794 to 1805, and from 1813 to 1816.
Gilman was one of the Minutemen of 1775 and a selectman in 1777 and 1778. Gilman served as a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives in 1779 and 1781 and was a delegate to the Convention of the States in Hartford, Connecticut, in October 1780. He served as a member of the Continental Congress in 1782 and 1783. He was the New Hampshire Treasurer in 1791 and moderator 1791-1794, 1806, 1807, 1809-1811, 1817, 1818, and 1820-1825.