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Oliver Ellsworth December 1776 Autograph Document Signed Payment to a James Trowbridge for saltpeter ordering for the state of Connecticut. Signed, "O. Ellsworth," as member of the Committee, one page, 4" x 6.5". Hartford, December 14th, 1776. To John Lawrence, Treasurer of Connecticut. Saltpeter was used to make gun powder. Ellsworth, who had moved to Hartford in 1775, 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. Unknown to him, the 13 American colonies had declared their independence from England a day earlier in Philadelphia. Ellsworth later served in the Continental Congress (1777-1784), was Connecticut's first U.S. Senator (1789-1796) and became Chief Justice of the Supreme Court (1796-1800). While Senator, Ellsworth was Chairman of the committee that drew up the Judiciary Act of 1789 that organized the Federal judiciary, and it was Ellsworth who submitted to the Senate floor the amendments to the Constitution that became the Bill of Rights. With One Of A Kind Collectibles COA.
Oliver Ellsworth 1776 Document for Saltpeter
Oliver Ellsworth 1776 Document for Saltpeter
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Auction closed on Thursday, September 10, 2020.

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