CHIEF JUSTICE OLIVER ELLSWORTH - MANUSCRIPT DOCUMENT SIGNED 01/13/1776 CO-SIGNED BY: EZEKIEL WILLIAMS, MAYOR THOMAS SEYMOUR, WILLIAM HUBBELL - HFSID 168326
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OLIVER ELLSWORTH, CO-SIGNED BY: EZEKIEL WILLIAMS, THOMAS SEYMOUR and
Oliver Ellsworth and Thomas Seymour signed this document in 1776 to pay £614.3.8 to William Hubbell, paymaster of a company of Connecticut militia.
Manuscript document signed "T Seymour", "Ez. Williams and "O Ellsworth" as "Comtee" and, on verso, "Wm G Hubbell".2 pages, 8¼x4¼, 1 sheet, front and verso with docket on page 2. Jan. 13, 1776. Ellsworth, Williams andSeymour signed this document to pay £614.3.8 to Hubbell, paymaster of the 8th Company of the 7th Connecticut Militia. Ellsworth 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). HUBBELL (1755-1830, born in Fairfield, Connecticut) was a captain in Connecticut's militia during the American Revolutionary War. Irregular edges. Folds and creases through Seymour and Ellsworth's signatures. Light show-through, which touches all signatures. Otherwise in fine condition.
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