Lot 184: [Massachusetts History] - Commonwealth Justice of the Peace appointment document, 1810

[Massachusetts History] - Commonwealth Justice of the Peace appointment document, 1810. Signed by Governor Christopher Gore (and William Tudor, father or William Tudor of Boston literary fame), appointing Samuel Tyler of Williamstown, Berkshire County. 14 3/4" x 9 1/4", framed (not examined outside of frame). Gore was a notable Federalist politician and prominent Boston citizen long before he was elevated to Governor. He entered Harvard at age 13 and graduated in 1776, at which point he enlisted in Continental Artillery Regiment, to the dismay of his Loyalist father. Gore was the US District Attorney for MA before George Washington appointed him to a diplomatic mission in Britain. Gore invested his considerable fortune into early textile and manufacturing industry, and his investment in canals and infrastructure led to the establishment of Lowell, MA, the United States's first planned industrial city. After his brief term as Governor, Gore entered the US Senate where he opposed the War of 1812. Gore and his prominent wife Rebecca Payne had no children, and left most of their considerable fortune to Harvard College.

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