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    Pair of Oliver Ellsworth Revolutionary Period Pay Orders for Weapons. A delegate to the Continental Congress from Connecticut, Ellsworth helped word the Constitution and secured its ratification by that state. He was a senator and resigned to become Chief Justice, but left that position in 1799 to smooth relations with France. The first document is signed: "O. Ellsworth", as a member of the state general assembly, one page, 8" x 6", July 6, 1776, Hartford. "Pay Capt. Israel Seymour Three pound Six shilling & five pence for belts & scabbards for Colony arms..."

    The second document is signed: "O. Ellsworth", as a member of the state general assembly, one page, 8" x 6", July 6, 1776, Hartford. "Pay the Select Men of Hartford Six pounds two Shillings & six pence for one Gun & Bayonet...for the Troops raising in Hartford for Continental Service." While Ellsworth's signature is not exceedingly rare but the date, condition, and display appeal of the format make these two quite desirable.


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    October, 2006
    12th-13th Thursday-Friday
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