Rare Autographs, Manuscripts, Entertainment and Sports Auction December 9th
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Document signed 1 month before the signing of the Declaration Independence (1745-1807). Third Chief Justice of United States Supreme Court (1796-99) appointed by Washington, he is considered the architect of the US legislative system. DS "O. Ellsworth," 1p, 8½"x4", [Hartford, CT], Jun 4, 1776. Pay order for Oliver Wells of 7 pounds, two Shillings, 7 pence for salt peter "made in & sold to this Colony & charge the Colony.." Boldly signed as a member of Committee one month before the Declaration of Independence. Signed also by JOHN LAWRENCE as treasurer and others. Receipt penned on verso. Fine.
Oliver Ellsworth  DS 1776
Oliver Ellsworth DS 1776
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