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MANUSCRIPT DOCUMENT, SIGNED, FROM SIR EDMUND - Andros, Sir Edmund - 1688. 
Albany, 1688. Broadside, 8 1/4 x 12 3/4 inches. Original folds, mild foxing and toning. Very good. With remnants of original seal. Matted and framed. An early colonial military appointment signed by Sir Edmund Andros as Captain General and Governor of the Dominion of New England. Here Andros appoints Johannes Bensingh to the rank of lieutenant of the Company of Foot in the Albany County Militia. Andros was colonial governor of New York, Virginia, and Maryland, though wildly unpopular for his Anglican leadership. Eventually Andros would be overthrown as a colonial authority in the 1689 Boston revolt, which took place just the year after this document was written. Andros would be recalled to England in 1698, and serve out his days as he had spent them before going to North America, as bailiff of the island of Guernsey. Manuscripts of any type signed by Andros are rare in the market.
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