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Catalog Number 1949.263.004
Object Name Certificate
Scope & Content Certificate establishing a Commandery of the Naval and Military Order of the Spanish-American War in Michigan. The text of the certificate is as follows:

"To all to whom these presents shall come, Greeting

Be it known that Companions Henry M. Duffield, Allen B. Wallower, Stephen Y. Seyburn, Cyrus E. Lothrop, Stratharn Henrie, Charles A. Coolidge, C.B.G. de Mancrede, Trueman H. Newberry, F.D. Standish, Walter R. Parker, Daniel Wells, E.L. Hamilton, Gilmore G. Scranton, J.T. Knox, Clement F. Kross. are hereby authorized and empowered to organize and establish and Commandery of the Order in the State of Michigan, to be known as The Michigan Commandery of the Naval and Military Order of the Spanish-American War.
Witness the hand of the Commander-in-Chief and the seal of the Order attested by the Recorder-in-Chief, this tenth day of September, in the year of our Lord, one thousand nine hundred and eight and of the Order the tenth.

Attest
Charles Dick Commander-in-Chief
Frank Keck Recorder-in-Chief"

The certificate is affixed with a gold seal of the Order on the bottom left. The seal is backed by a ribbon with blue, white, red, and yellow vertical stripes.
Date 1908
Extent of Description 18.5" x 16"
Collection Military
Search Terms Naval and Military Order of the Spanish-American War