MEMBERSHIP CERTIFICATE OF THE NEW YORK MARINE SOCIETY. New York Marine Society.

MEMBERSHIP CERTIFICATE OF THE NEW YORK MARINE SOCIETY.

[New York: early 19th century?]. Broadside, oblong 8-3/4" x 12." An elegant unused certificate from this Society which, as its website states, was "chartered by King George III in 1770 to 'improve maritime knowledge and relieve indigent and distressed shipmasters, their widows and orphans'." Its members included Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, George Clinton, Cadwallader Colden, St. John de Crevecoeur, Hugh Gaine, Benjamin Judah, Rufus King, Nicholas Roosevelt, and other luminaries. The Certificate is adorned with numerous vignettes of the early history of New York City. Item #37497

Price: $350.00