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Seth Nims (1762-1831) of Deerfield, Massachusetts, fought against the insurgents during Shays' Rebellion. He was appointed Ensign of the 2nd Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 4th Division of the Massachusetts Militia in April 1788. As Ensign, he was charged with leading, ordering, and exercising his Company in Arms. This commission is a standard government form with the signature of the Governor, John Hancock, and the seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.


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Military Commission of Seth Nims

creator   John Hancock (1737-1793)
author   John Avery
date   Jun 9, 1788
location   Boston, Massachusetts
height   12.5"
width   9.5"
process/materials   printed paper, ink with manuscript
item type   Legal Documents/Appointment/Discharge
accession #   #L04.041

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