OLIVER WOLCOTT JR. - AUTOGRAPH SENTIMENT SIGNED - HFSID 83845
OLIVER WOLCOTT, JR.He pens a sentiment on this page, signing with “your obedient servant” Autograph Sentiment Signed "I am, very respectfully,/Sir, your obedient Servant/Oliv. Wolcott". 1 page, 5x2¼. Closing and signature from an autograph letter
Sale Price $198.00
OLIVER WOLCOTT, JR.He pens a sentiment on this page, signing with “your obedient servant” Autograph Sentiment Signed "I am, very respectfully,/Sir, your obedient Servant/Oliv. Wolcott". 1 page, 5x2¼. Closing and signature from an autograph letter. Wolcott (1760-1833, born in Litchfield, Connecticut), son and namesake of a signer of the Declaration of Independence, and a former attorney and militiaman, was named to the Pay-Table in 1782, overseeing Connecticut's war expenditures. In May 1784, he was commissioned to adjust the claims of the state against the U.S. government, then named Comptroller of public accounts in 1788. He was auditor of the U.S. Treasury (1789-1791), then Comptroller of that Department (1791-1795). On February 2, 1795, he succeeded Alexander Hamilton as President Washington's Secretary of the Treasury, a position he held until November 8, 1800, when he resigned from the Adams administration. Wolcott later served as thefirst President of the Bank of North America (1812-1814) andGovernor of Connecticut (1817-1827). Lightly toned. Light discoloration at right edge. Irregular top and left edges. Random ink stains. Otherwise, fine condition.
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