The son of noted Baptist minister Rev. Horatio G. Gates (1777-1853) was a Pennsylvania attorney and state senator known as an advocate of religious liberty; an antiquarian at heart, he long served as foreign corresponding secretary of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. Item #40669
Partly-printed DS, 1p, 7 3/4" X 9 3/4", Philadelphia, PA, 1852 November 8. Very good. Strong original folds (not weakened); mounting traces on verso. Attractive partly-printed document with large circular seal of this organization at top. Notifies Major G.H. Crossman that at the organization's November 8th meeting he was named an honorary member. Blank portions filled in by Jones in brown ink with his bold, interesting script. Large bold signature at the close.