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    Jonathan Trumbull Manuscript Document Signed "Jonth Trumbull Assist." five times, three pages, 7.5" x 12.25", front and verso. Lebanon, Connecticut, February 2-7, 1744/5. Begins, "To Jonathan Trumbull one of his Majesty's Assistants for the Colony of Connecticut, Comes Hannah Armstrong of Lebanon in the County of Windham Single Woman, and Complains and says that Benjamin Neguss of said Lebanon is guilty of having Carnal Knowledge of her Body, and begetting her with Child, of a Bastard Child by Fornication, on or about the Middle of the Month of July last part of which she is now pregnant, whereby the sd Hannah Armstrong is wronged and greatly Injured, and prays for Justice, and that the said Benjamin Neguss may be Arrested, and had before Authority to be Examined on the premises and Dealt with as to Law & Justice Appurtains..." Hannah Armstrong has made "her X mark." Trumbull orders the Sherriff of Wyndham County to arrest Neguss. He has signed this document "Jonth Trumbull Assist" five times, on all three pages, beneath statements of the constable who arrested Neguss, his plea, payment of a recognisance of £100, and order to appear, attesting that this document is a true copy of the original papers on file. Jonathan Trumbull became Governor of Connecticut in 1769 serving in that capacity until 1784. He was the only colonial Royal Governor to embrace the patriot cause and continued as first Governor of the new state. During the Revolutionary War, Trumbull was a friend and advisor to General Washington. Fine condition.

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