Skip to Main Content Skip to Header Menu Skip to Main Menu Skip to Category Menu Skip to Footer


Oliver Ellsworth signs a manuscript document to pay Colonael Charles Webb that has been bound in a leather and felt portfolio, 10x12¾ when closed.

Price: $750.00

Condition: Lightly creased, Lightly soiled Add to watchlist:
Chat now or call 800-425-5379

Oliver Ellsworth signs a manuscript document to pay Colonael Charles Webb that has been bound in a leather and felt portfolio, 10x12¾ when closed.
Manuscript Document Signed: "O Ellsworth" and "Ez: Williams" as members of the Committee, 2p, 8x4¼, front and verso (made to show both sides). Hartford, 1777 June 18. To "Jno. Laurence Esq. Treasurer". Begins: "Sir". In full: "Pay to Col. Charles Webb an order the sum of Twenty one pounds, Nine Shillings & six pence for Sundry to pay the Julain by Junior Solician in Capt. Hulf Company this first Webb night. ". Endorsed on verso: "Recd June 18th 1777 Twenty One pounds Nine Shillings & Six pence Contents Charles Webb ". Docketed on verso: "Col Charles Webb Order Capt Tere Halsey Datd 18th June 1777 Audited Sept 1, 1777 F Greadee". Bound in a leather and felt portfolio, 10x12¾ when closed, with two unsigned items: a photo of Ellsworth (b/w, 5¾x8) and a metal plaque (5x7) summarizing Ellsworth's achievements. As a member of the "Pay-Table" Committee, which handled all of the military finances for the colony of Connecticut, OLIVER ELLSWORTH (1745-1807), who was elected State's Attorney for Hartford County, Connecticut in the year he signed this document, began his service with the Continental Congress the following year. During his term (1778-1783), Ellsworth is acknowledged as the co-author (with Roger Sherman) of the Connecticut Compromise that ended the controversy regarding government delegates. The Compromise proposal allowed for the two-house system with equal state delegates in the Senate and population-proportioned representatives in the House. Two years later, Ellsworth, a U.S. Senator from Connecticut (1789-1796), drafted the Judiciary Act of 1789, which is the basis of the federal judicial system. On March 4, 1796, President George Washington appointed Ellsworth as the third Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1796-1800). EZEKIEL WILLIAMS (1729-1818) served throughout the war as Commissary of Prisoners held in Connecticut. Lightly creased with folds, not at signatures. Lightly soiled, stray ink marks. Light show through of writing on verso. Overall, fine condition.

This website image may contain our company watermark. The actual item does not contain this watermark
See more listings from these signers
Make an offer today and get a quick response
Check your account for the status.

Following offer submission users will be contacted at their account email address within 48 hours. Our response will be to accept your offer, decline your offer or send you a final counteroffer. All offers can be viewed from within the "Offer Review" area of your HistoryForSale account. Please review the Make Offer Terms prior to making an offer.

If you have not received an offer acceptance or counter-offer email within 24-hours please check your spam/junk email folder.


Fast World-Wide Shipping

Fast FedEx and USPS shipping

Authenticity Guarantee

COA with every purchase

All Questions Answered

Contact us day or night

Submit an Offer Today

Get a quick response