BE IT KNOWN BY US, THE PRESIDENT, VICE PRESIDENTS & DIRECTORS OF THE BUNKER HILL MONUMENT ASSOCIATION. INSTITUTED IN 1823, FOR THE PURPOSE OF COMMEMORATING THE EARLY EVENTS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION AND ESPECIALLY FOR THE ERECTION OF A MONUMENT ON THE GROUND WHERE THE ACTION OF BUNKER HILL WAS FOUGHT ON THE 17TH OF JUNE, 1775, THAT DAN MEAD, ESQ., HAS BEEN ADMITTED TO BE A MEMBER OF THIS ASSOCIATION, AND THAT THIS IS TO SERVE AS A PERPETUAL MEMORIAL OF HIS HAVING CONTRIBUTED TO THE EXECUTION OF ITS PATRIOTIC DESIGNS.

[Boston? @1825?]. 4to broadside backed on wood. 10-3/4" x 12-5/8." A variety of type fonts and typescript. 'Dan Weed' is written in manuscript. Facsimile engraved signatures of officers of the Association are written in the lower half of the broadside: Daniel Webster, George Blake, William Sullivan, Edward Everett, Joseph Story, Saml Swett, John C. Warren, George Ticknor, Theodore Lyman Jr., Jesse Putnam and others. A break in the wood has been expertly repaired [the vertical line of the repair is visible]. Above the printing is a lithograph of the Battle of Bunker Hill, with troops, cavalry, sailing ships in the background. Toned. Good+.

Dan Weed was a Lawrence, Massachusetts lawyer, active in its public affairs. According to the Boston National Park web site, "In 1823, a group of prominent citizens formed the Bunker Hill Monument Association to construct a more permanent and significant monument to commemorate the famous battle. The project was a major undertaking. So much so, that the Monument Association ran out of funds and was forced to halt construction twice. Much of the land surrounding the square where the Monument stands today had to be sold off as housing lots to help fund the monument. Fairs, performing arts events, and fundraising drives were also organized to help complete the monument. Many of these events were organized by women in the Boston area." Item #37154

Price: $375.00