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    Roger Sherman and Richard Law Manuscript Document Signed "Roger Sherman £6 13 4" and "Richard Law 5.18..8," one page, 8.25" x 6.5". [Connecticut], May 1780. In full, "Recd of Treasurer Laurence the sums unto Each of our Names Annexed in L[awful]M[one]y for the Debenture of the Upper House of Assembly May 1780." Roger Sherman is the only American patriot to sign all four of America's most important documents: the Articles of Association (1774), the Declaration of Independence (1776), the Articles of Confederation (1777), and the U.S. Constitution (1787). Richard Law was a member of the Continental Congress in 1777 and 1781-1782. This document is in payment for money owed while serving in the Upper House of the General Assembly of Connecticut. In 1783, Sherman and Law, both of whom were at the time Judges of the Connecticut Superior Court, were appointed to revise the statutes of the state which they did, eliminating useless regulations and revising others, while simplifying and organizing the laws of their state. Docketed on verso, the document is inlaid and is separated at the lower blank fold which has been reinforced on verso with glassine and tape. There is a small hole in the lower blank area. Rubber stamping on verso indicates that this document was part of the autograph collection of world-renowned Chicago surgeon, Dr. Max Thorek. Overall, in near fine condition.

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