Certificate of Membership in the Society of Cincinnati

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The Society of the Cincinnati's membership diploma was designed in France by L’Enfant, with decorative elements engraved in Paris. After being sent to the United States, the engraved text was added, and printed copies inscribed using pen and ink. This copy attests to Jacob Hyer's military service during the American Revolutionary war, and was signed at Mount Vernon by George Washington.

Certificate of Membership in the Society of Cincinnati, Jean Jacques Le Veau (French, Rouen 1729–1786 Paris), Engraving printed on vellum, ribbon inserted at upper left

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