7 December 2015
WASHINGTON, George. Partly printed document signed (“G:o Washington”), New York, 8 August 1789. 1 p., oblong, 8 x 12.in., minor tear along one fold, not affecting text. Bold typographic heading "George Washington, President of the United States of America,” certifying that “with the advice and consent of the Senate, he has appointed Lacklan Mcintosh to serve as naval officer of the port of Savannah, Georgia. ¿an uncommon form of appointment¿. MacIntosh (1725-1806) played an active role in the Revolution in the Southern states and organized the first Georgia militia. He became embroiled in a serious dispute with Signer Button Gwinnett and in a duel fought May 1777 was mortally wounded. To quiet the aftermath Washington gave MacIntosh command of several units of North Carolina troops at Valley Forge. He was captured by the British at the siege of Charleston.
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