Documents for Major Samuel Nye of Mass.- Gov. signed commission by Christopher Gore, War of 1812 era voucher.
Documents For An Artillery Officer- 1810 – 1815. The lost consists of Samuel Nye’s 1810 commission in the Massachusetts Militia, then an officer of infantry to become a captain of a company in the Battalion of Artillery…signed by Mass. Governor Christopher Gore, and Wm. Tudor (Sec of the Commonwealth). The reverse side has the signature of Major Oliver Johnnot, 3rd Brig., 1st Div. MM. attesting to Nye taken the oaths and declarations prescribed by the Constitution of the Commonwealth, etc. The paper has a watermark with the date “1806.”
The voucher was originally signed in 1823, when Major Nye was in the Corps of Artillery, U.S. Army. The document records his pay for self and 2 servants, clothing, forage and subsistence. This was Nye’s last voucher submitted in May 31, of 1815 and apparently was never paid for it, and a Justice of the Peace submitted a copy made from this document, signed a Saco, Maine, November, 1823.
Samuel Nye, was first in the Massachusetts Militia prior to 1809 as stated on the commission. He apparently joined the regular army at the beginning of the War of 1812, as an officer of the Corps of Artillery; until discharged on June 15, 1815. He was born August 1777, and died March 1826 (48) at Barnstable, Mass.
Condition overall is very good.