Revolutionary War Sword belonging to U.S. Constitution signatory Nicholas Gilman to be sold at aucti
Saturday, May 30, 2015; 2:00 PM (EST), Plymouth Memorial Hall, 83 Court St, Plymouth, MA (ample parking in rear of building) Preview begins at 9:00 AM.
Gilman joined the 3rd New Hampshire Regiment as adjutant to the Regiment's commander, Colonel Alexander Scammel. He began his service in 1777 with the Ticonderoga campaign against British General Burgoyne and served at the Battle of Freeman's Farm. Gilman was with Washington at Valley Forge and was promoted to the rank of Captain in June 1778; serving under Colonel Scammel, who was promoted to Washington's staff. Gilman spent rest of the war on Washington's staff and saw action at the battles of Monmouth and finally the British surrender at Yorktown.
In 1786 the New Hampshire Legislature appointed Gilman to the Continental Congress. He represented the State of New Hampshire at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in July 1787 and in 1789 was a member of the House of Representatives at the First United States Congress where he served four terms. Gilman returned to New Hampshire in 1800 and served as a State Senator until 1804 when he was elected to the United States Senate. He served as Senator until his death in 1814.
Additional sale items include: Fine works of art by Adolphe Monticelli (1824-1886), Antoine Blanchard (1910-1988), Julius T. Bloch (1888-1966), DuPont family portraits, 18th C. Tall clocks, Estate Jewelry and an 18th century Cape Cod Sea Salvaged Cannon.
This event is open to the public and admission is free.
Josh Rioux, Chief Auctioneer