Massachusetts Judge Appointment Certificate

Description
Massachusetts officials used this preprinted form to appoint William Silvester a justice of the peace in 1776. They crossed out the authority of George III and replaced it with the authority of “the Government and People of Massachusetts-Bay.”
date made
c1776
associated date
1776 09 07
associated person
Otis, James
associated place
United States: Massachusetts, Massachusetts Bay
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
white, black (overall color)
Measurements
overall: 15 1/2 in x 10 in; 39.37 cm x 25.4 cm
ID Number
PL.286409.03
catalog number
286409.03
accession number
286409
subject
Justice
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Political History: Political History, General History Collection
Government, Politics, and Reform
American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith
Exhibition
Exhibition
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History