'Burgess Ticket' for town of Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland, made out in manuscript on vellum, with armorial design in colours, for Captain James Kennedy, 1st Regiment, Royal Lanarkshire Local Militia, with declaration by 'A Hamilton Cl[er]k'.

Alexander Hamilton, clerk of Hamilton, Lanarkshire [ Captain James Kennedy 1st Regiment, Royal Lanarkshire Local Militia; William Hamilton; John Torrance, Burgesses ]
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Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland. Declaration dated 13 July 1813.
SKU: 20204

On both sides of a piece of vellum roughly 21 x 15.5 cm. An unusual survival, aged and discoloured in the fashion customary with vellum. On the front is a design of an armorial shield encircled in draperies, in ink and colours (blue, red, yellow), beneath which are the words 'Burgess Ticket | for | Captain Kennedy 1 Regt Royal Lanarkshire Local Militia | 1813'. On the reverse, all in the hand of the signatory: 'At Hamilton the thirteenth day of July one thousand eight hundred and thirteen | The which day in presence of William Hamilton and John Torrance Esqrs Baillies of the Burgh of Hamilton with Consent of the remaining Members of the Town Councill thereof Captain James Kennedy 1st Regt Royal Lanarkshire Local Militia was duly admitted Burgess of said Burgh with Liberty to him to Enjoy the whole Priviledges and Immunities thereto belonging as amply in all respoects as any Burgess does, or can Enjoy who accepted thereof and Gave his Oath de fideli | Extracted by | A Hamilton Clk'.