1page, oblong folio, 360 x 510 mm. (14 1/8 x 20¼ in.), accomplished in manuscript, PRINTED ON FINE PARCHMENT. A CERTIFICATE OF MEMBERSHIP IN THE SOCIETY OF CINCINNATI. The certificate elaborately engraved by Jean-Jacques André Le Veau (1729-1786) after an original design of Pierre Charles L'Enfant (1754-1825) as drawn by Augustin-Louis La Belle (1757-1841); with complex allegorical vignettes surrounding the calligraphic text: naval warships under sail, Brittania and a British lion fleeing bolts of lightning from an American eagle, and circular medallic emblems of the Society of the Cincinnati, the ink accomplishments slightly faded, particularly the last few letters of Washington's signature, otherwise a fine example of a document often found in very mediocre state. Washington and Knox approve the membership of Colonel Thomas Nixon in the Society of the Cincinnati. " /> WASHINGTON, George. Engraved document signed ("G:Washington") as President, countersigned by Henry Knox, Philadelphia, Pa., 5 May 1784. <I>1page, oblong folio, 360 x 510 mm. (14 1/8 x 20¼ in.), accomplished in manuscript,</I> PRINTED ON FINE PARCHMENT. A CERTIFICATE OF MEMBERSHIP IN THE SOCIETY OF CINCINNATI. The certificate elaborately engraved by Jean-Jacques André Le Veau (1729-1786) after an original design of Pierre Charles L'Enfant (1754-1825) as drawn by Augustin-Louis La Belle (1757-1841); with complex allegorical vignettes surrounding the calligraphic text: naval warships under sail, Brittania and a British lion fleeing bolts of lightning from an American eagle, and circular medallic emblems of the Society of the Cincinnati, <I>the ink accomplishments slightly faded, particularly the last few letters of Washington's signature,</I> otherwise a fine example of a document often found in very mediocre state. Washington and Knox approve the membership of Colonel Thomas Nixon in the Society of the Cincinnati. | Christie's