CHIEF JUSTICE OLIVER ELLSWORTH - MANUSCRIPT DOCUMENT SIGNED 08/09/1776 CO-SIGNED BY: EZEKIEL WILLIAMS, MAYOR THOMAS SEYMOUR, JEDIDIAH STRANGE - HFSID 168345
Sale Price $722.50
OLIVER ELLSWORTH. Manuscript DS: "O. Ellsworth", 1p, 8¼x4¾. [Connecticut], 1776 August 9. In the hand of Thomas Seymour who has signed: "T. Seymour". Also signed: "Ez. Williams". All three have signed as members of the Committee of the Pay Table. To John Lawrence, Treasurer. In part: "Pay the Select Men of Litchfield the Sum of Seventy Six pounds ten Shillings & three pence money for arms purchased & Repairding...the Troops in the Service of the U States...and Charge the State." Docketed on verso. An attorney who had moved to Hartford in 1775, Oliver Ellsworth served on the Pay-Table, the Connecticut Committee of Four that handled all of the military finances for the colony of Connecticut during the American Revolution. The Pay-Table's members were rotated. The signatures of three of the four members of the Pay-Table were required for an order to pay. A member of the Continental Congress (1777-1784) and one of Connecticut's first two U.S. Senators (1789-1796), Ellsworth was appointed by George Washington as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court on March 8, 1796, serving until he resigned on December 15, 1800. Colonel THOMAS SEYMOUR (1735-1829) was the first Mayor of Hartford, Connecticut. Lightly creased. Slightly soiled. Overall, fine condition.
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