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Historical Documents

Signed by Samuel Adams: 
The Appointment of Elijah Knowles as Barnstable County Justice of the Peace

PHOTO BY MERRILY CASSIDY FOR THE CAPE COD TIMES

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PHOTO BY MERRILY CASSIDY FOR THE CAPE COD TIMES

A Unique Discovery

In the summer of 2021, the Eastham Historical Society discovered a priceless piece of history: a document signed by former Massachusetts governor (and signee of the Declaration of Independence) Samuel Adams. ​The document dates back to June 7, 1785 and is currently in the process of being preserved.

Read the full article about the discovery here.

A Full Appraisal

Toward the end of 2021, the Society received a full appraisal of the document, validating its authenticity. 

For those interested in reading the report, you can view the contents of it here.