BERNARD, SIR FRANCIS. (1712-1779). Governor of New Jersey and Massachusetts. Partly-printed Document Signed, “Fra Bernard”, as Governor of Massachusetts, on a pay order. One page, octavo. Cambridge, January 27, 1769. Docketed on verso, “2.14 to Benjamin Chadburn Esq., for Alexander Grant; 2.14 to same for Reuben Jones; 2.14 to same for Chadburn Warren; £8.2. Approved for grants, several persons, £8.2” and endorsed by Benjamin Chadburn. Fine condition. The document reads:
“Province of the Massachusetts Bay, By His Excellency the Governor, You are by and with the Advice and Consent of His Majesty’s Council, ordered and directed to pay unto B. Chadburn the several persons mentioned on the back of this Warrant the sums set against their respective names, allowed by the General Const. in consideration of their being made up short in Capt. Moultons Musket Ball, as mentioned in their … in the whole to the sum of eight pounds two shillings, which Sum is to be paid out of the Appropriation for grants For which this shall be your Warrant. Given under my Hand at Cambridge the 27 Day of January 1769, in the 4th Year of His Majesty’s Reign. Fra Bernard. To Mr. Treasurer Gray By Order of the Governor, with the Advice and Consent of the Council, John Cotton …”.
Very fine condition, and a fine addition to any collection of financial Americana.