[Thomas Ward Veazey as Maryland Governor in 1836 Appoints as Medical Coroner Samuel McBride in Allegany County, Maryland].
Coroner’s appointment autographed by Thomas Ward Veazey (1774-1842), the 24th Governor of Maryland, in office from January 1836 to January 1839.
Before becoming governor, Veazey would distinguish himself in the War of 1812 by defying the threats of Britain’s Rear Admiral George Cockburn as Cockburn sailed up the Sassafras River to attack the twin villages of Fredericktown and Georgetown. With a small militia, Veazey defended a small fort in Fredericktown until overrun by a ferocious assault by the enemy forces.
Pro-slavery, Veazey would be the last member of the Whig Party to serve as Maryland governor.
Further signed by Theodorick Bland (1776-?) as state Chancellor.
Description: [Thomas Ward Veazey as Maryland Governor in 1836 Appoints as Medical Coroner Samuel McBride in Allegany County, Maryland].
[Maryland]: Wm. M’Neir, Printer. March 28, 1836. Appointment Certificate or Commission. Partly printed form, oblong, 7¾ x 12¾ inches, in broadside format, ornamental border, State of Maryland seal stamped in blind, docketed. Usual folds. Light toning; several short edge tears or small paper defects; small tape reinforcements to verso; collector’s neat number code in pencil; very good.