CAPTAIN MICHAEL FARLEY (1720-1789) was chosen as the Representative of the Massachusetts
town of Ipswich to the General Court (legislature). A tanner by trade, Farley was an officer of
the militia. The town chose him as a
delegate to the Provincial Congress of Massachusetts. He became the sheriff of Essex County. Farley fought for the Continental Army during
the Revolutionary War and was appointed major-general of the Massachusetts
Militia in 1777. He is buried in the Old North Burying Ground in Ipswich beside
his wife, Elizabeth.
Offering his bold autograph on a fragment with the word, “Dated Ipswich September 14, 1776” the magic year when the Declaration of Independence was signed.
The sheet containing the autograph is attached to another sheet. Two archival tape repairs.
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