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CHIEF JUSTICE OLIVER ELLSWORTH - MANUSCRIPT DOCUMENT SIGNED 01/06/1776 CO-SIGNED BY: EZEKIEL WILLIAMS, MAYOR THOMAS SEYMOUR - HFSID 43827

 

OLIVER ELLSWORTH, CO-SIGNED BY: EZEKIEL WILLIAMS, THOMAS SEYMOUR
Oliver Ellsworth, Ezekiel Williams and Thomas Seymour signed this document in 1776 to pay someone £1.7.11 for caring for the Continental Army's horses..
Manuscript document signed "T Seymour", "Ez. Williams" and "O. Ellsworth" as "Comte." 2 pages, 7¾x7, 1 sheet, front and verso with docket on page 2. Jan. 6, 1776. Ellsworth, Seymour and Williams signed this document to pay William Collier for "keeping Horses - used in the Continental Service". Ellsworth, Williams and Seymour served on Connecticut's Committee of the Pay Table during the American Revolutionary War and were three 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. WILLIAMS (1729-1818) was a successful Wethersfield, Connecticut merchant who served throughout the war as Commissary of Prisoners held in Connecticut. He was a member of the Committee of the Pay Table for Connecticut from 1775 and sheriff of Hartford County from 1767 to 1789. 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). Jagged edges. Lightly soiled. Folds and creases through signature. 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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