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CHIEF JUSTICE OLIVER ELLSWORTH - THIRD PERSON AUTOGRAPH DOCUMENT 01/09/1784 - HFSID 327888

 

OLIVER ELLSWORTH
A note handwritten on behalf of another promising payment to Ellsworth in the amount of twelve shillings, dated 1784 while a Representative for Connecticut
Third person autograph document, 8x3. January 9, 1784. In full: "For Value [illegible] I promise to pay Oliver Ellsworth Esq. Twelve Shillings, [illegible] on demand with interest". Oliver 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. Heavily toned. Soiled and faintly stained. Small tears on folds on right and bottom edges. Large stain on bottom margin. Pencil notes (unknown hand). Corners lightly worn. Otherwise, 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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