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WILLIAM EDMOND - DOCUMENT SIGNED 6/1791 CO-SIGNED BY: PETER COLT - HFSID 1957

 

WILLIAM EDMOND and PETER COLT
Edmond receives eight pounds and four schillings for his service in the Connecticut State Assembly for May of 1791.
Document signed: "William Edmond" as member of the Connecticut House of Representatives, and "Peter Colt" as Treasurer, 1 page, 7x2. Treasury-Office, Hartford, Connecticut, 1791 June. In full: "Received of Peter Colt Treasurer, eight pounds four schillings in full of my debenture, for attending the General Assembly in their Session in May 1791" WILLIAM EDMOND (1755-1838) was born in Woodbury, Connecticut. A graduate of Yale College, he served in the Revolutionary War and began a law practice in Newtown, Connecticut upon returning. He served as a member of the Connecticut State House of Representatives (1791-1797) before being elected to the U.S. House of Representatives as a Federalist from Connecticut (1797-1801). Later he served as associate judge of the Connecticut Supreme Court (1805-1819). PETER COLT (1744-1824), a Connecticut industrialist and financier, was a paymaster during the Revolutionary War. He was co-founder of the Hartford textile mill which produced the suits worn by George Washington, John Adams and many members of Congress at the first Presidential Inauguration (1789). The brown cloth from which the suits were cut became known as "Congress brown." Colt, who attended the state ratifying convention for the US Constitution, was Connecticut State Treasurer (1790-1794), and later managed the first cotton mill in New Jersey. He was the grandfather of firearms manufacturer Samuel Colt. Irregularly cut at edges. Ink notes (unknown hand) on verso (light show through). Slightly creased. Otherwise, fine condition.


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WILLIAM EDMOND
Born: September 28, 1755
Died: August 1, 1838



PETER COLT
Born: Circa 1744


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