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CHIEF JUSTICE OLIVER ELLSWORTH - AUTOGRAPH DOCUMENT SIGNED 11/29/1776 CO-SIGNED BY: MAYOR THOMAS SEYMOUR - HFSID 59106

 

OLIVER ELLSWORTH, CO-SIGNED BY: THOMAS SEYMOUR
Oliver Ellsworth and Thomas Seymour signed this document to pay £175 for a new company that would serve in Col. Samuel Whiting's regiment in the Continental Army.
Manuscript document signed "T Seymour" and "O Ellsworth" as "Comte". 2 pages, 8¼x4½, 1 sheet, front and verso with docket on page 2. Hartford, Connecticut, Nov. 29, 1776. Ellsworth and Seymour signed this document to pay Capt. Shuball Griswold £175 to pay for a new company for Col. Samuel Whiting's regiment in the Continental Army. Ellsworth and Williams served on Connecticut's Committee of the Pay Table during the American Revolutionary War and were two of the five men who supervised Connecticut's war expenditures. The Pay-Table's members were rotated. The signatures of three of the members of the Pay-Table were required for an order to pay. ELLSWORTH (1745-1807, born in Windsor, Connecticut) represented Connecticut in the Continental Congress from 1777 to 1784 and was a Judge of the Connecticut Superior Court from 1785 to 1789. A delegate to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, he helped broker the "Connecticut Compromise", which broke the impasse between large and small states over representation in Congress. He was one of Connecticut's first two U.S. Senators, serving from 1789 to March 8, 1796, when he resigned, having been appointed Chief Justice of the Supreme Court by President Washington. While in Congress, he drafted the Judiciary Act of 1789, which organized the federal judiciary system. He retired from the Court in 1799. SEYMOUR (1735-1829, born in Hartford, Connecticut) was a colonel with the Volunteer Connecticut Light Horse during the Revolutionary War and was the first mayor of Hartford, Connecticut (1774-1812). Show-through from docket touches signatures. Folds and creases though signature. Lightly rippled and jagged edges. Otherwise in fine condition.


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CHIEF JUSTICE OLIVER ELLSWORTH
Born: April 29, 1745 in Windsor, Connecticut
Died: November 26, 1807 in Windsor, Connecticut





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