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Object Name Resolution
Other Name Certificate
Object Number 1880.8.5
Collection Rutherford B. Hayes
Description hand decorated; scroll-like; large parchment hanging from gold painted wood dowel; parchment backed with light blue satin; gold metallic thread forming spirals; tassels attached to ends of wood dowel and bottom of certificate; bottom of parchment cut with 3 points with a tassel hanging from each point; written on parchment is a resolution; beginning is done in red, green, black, gold, and blue ink; it features a woman wearing a blue and white robe and bronze helmet; she holds a scroll in her right hand and the American flag in the other; The American eagle is at her right and the California bear to her left; San Fransisco bay on horizon; at the bottom of certificate is the seal of san Fransisco; Resolution reads: "RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS of the CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO. NO. 14,842 (New Series) Where as his EXCELLENCY RUTHERFORD B. HAYES PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, is about to visit our city and state, coming in the capacity of a private citizen, yet clothed with all the dignity which accompanies the first officer of the nation, and inasmuch as California has never since her birth as a state been visited by Chief Executive, it is the sense of this Board that a welcome commensurate with the standing of a guest so distinguished be accorded him; and whereas, every loyal citizen honors the office of Chief Magistrate of the nation and feeling that an opportunity has arisen when our community may attest its respect for the head of the Government; therefore, Resolved, that this Board as a fitting tribute of respect to the President of the United State, hereby tenders and extends to his Excellency Rutherford B. Hayes the hospitalities and freedom of the city of San Fransisco. Resolved, that the President be requested to appoint a committee of five members of this Board to confer and act in conjunction with such a number of citizens as they shall deem proper for purpose of making the necessary arrangements and extending the courtesies, proper attendance and welcome to our distinguished citizen upon his arrival and during his stay in this city. In Board of Supervisors of San Fransisco, Cal. August 30th, 1880. Adopted by Unanimous Vote Supervisors Anton Schottler, John Mason, J. M. Litchfield, Samuel Drake, James D. Whitney, Frank Eastman, Hugh Fraser, Charles L. Taylor, Micah Doane, Charles A. Bayly, Erastus N. Torrey, James B. Stetson. J. S. Kalloch, Mayor Jno. w. Russell, Clerk of the Board of Supervisors A. L. Bancroft & Co. S. F. W. Vallance Gray. Delt."
Date 1880/08
Dimensions W-25.984 L-30.354 inches
Dimension Details width includes pole
Material parchment/wood/satin
Event Western Trip
Made A. L. Bancroft & Co.
Provenance commemorative resolution (hospitality and freedom of the city) presented to President and Mrs. Hayes by the city officials of San Francisco in 1880 during the President's western trip to the Pacific Coast
People Kalloch, J. S.
Russell, John W.
Search Terms Great Western Tour
San Francisco
A. L. Bancroft & Co.