MAYOR THOMAS SEYMOUR - AUTOGRAPH DOCUMENT SIGNED 07/06/1775 CO-SIGNED BY: EZEKIEL WILLIAMS, ABRAHAM DAVENPORT, CHIEF JUSTICE OLIVER ELLSWORTH - HFSID 33372
AMERICAN REVOLUTION: 1775 An autograph document from the American Revolution. Autograph Document Signed: "Thos Seymour" also signed: "Oliv Ellsworth" and "Ezl Williams" as Members of the Committee, 1p, 8¼x6. [Stamford], Connecticut, 1775 July 6.
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AMERICAN REVOLUTION: 1775
An autograph document from the American Revolution.
Autograph Document Signed: "Thos Seymour" also signed: "Oliv Ellsworth" and "Ezl Williams" as Members of the Committee, 1p, 8¼x6. [Stamford], Connecticut, 1775 July 6. To John Lawrence Esqr., Treasurer. In full: "Pay the Honble Abraham Davenport Esqr. the Sum of Eighty nine pounds one Shilling & one penny halfpenny money in Bills, it being for Powder Ball & Flints delivered out of the Town of Stamford for the use of the Troops raised for the Defence if this Colony - & Charge the same to out of the Colony of Connecticut." The American Revolution had begun just three months earlier at Lexington and Concord in neighbouring Massachusetts. Colonel THOMAS SEYMOUR (1735-1829) was the first Mayor of Hartford, Connecticut. OLIVER ELLSWORTH, a member of the Continental Congress (1777-1784) and one of Connecticut's first two U.S. Senators (1789-1796), was appointed by President Washington as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court in 1796, serving until 1799. EZEKIEL WILLIAMS (1729-1818) served throughout the war as Commissary of Prisoners held in Connecticut. Seymour, Ellsworth and Williams 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. Manuscript DS: "Abrm Davenport" on verso attesting to receipt of payment from Lawrence. ABRAHAM DAVENPORT (1715-1789) was Judge of the Fairfield County Court at Fairfield and Danbury from 1768 to his death in 1789. Toned. Small nick at left blank edge. Folds, slight separations at edge of folds. Overall, fine condition.
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