Description[Revolutionary War]. Oliver Ellsworth and Jesse Root Pay Order Signed on the Verso of a Warrant for Transportation. Two pages, 7.75" x 9.25", Connecticut, August 22, 1776, ordering the transport of a discharged soldier, Charles[?] Curney, listed as an invalid, to the town of Springfield. This was carried out by Constable Paul Rising. A pay order on the verso, dated October 20, 1776, orders the payment of ten shillings and two pence to Rising, signed by Ellsworth and Root. Both Ellsworth and Root served as delegates to the Continental Congress for Connecticut, though Ellsworth is best -remembered as one of the framers of the U.S. Constitution. Smoothed folds; slight ink bleed-through.
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