Date Published: 1809
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: No binding
SCARCE 1809 MASTER MASON MASONIC VELLUM CERTIFICATE.
This original, 9.75" x 11" ornately Engraved and Printed on Vellum. August 12, 1809 (1809), Engraved "Master Mason" Masonic Certificate, Printed on Vellum, New York, Very Good condition including the original red seal, but wrinkled up inside the frame.
Masonic Certificate affirms the status of Richard Hitchings as a "Master Mason," from the Morton Lodge No. 20, New York City, dated August 12, 5809 (1809), with its original white silk ribbon and impressed red wax seal. The brown ink manuscript portions and the signatures are well written and clear, the vellum folded and wrinkled.
A genealogy is affixed to the reverse. It relates that Richard Hitchins was born in Cornwall, England in 1777 and married the widow Mary Gates in New York in 1804. Richard died in Canada on February 18, 1845 and is buried with a Masonic emblem on his tombstone. Housed in a simple wooden frame and matted under Plexiglas to 13" x 15.5" with a full early typed detail and history attached on the reverse. An impressive, well printed example of this scarce certificate, which was originally engraved in the 1700s. Scarce.
Very Good. Item #2871