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    Consitution Drafter Oliver Ellsworth 1777 Document Signed "O Ellsworth" as a member of the Connecticut Committee of the Pay Table. One page manuscript with docketing and endorsement on verso, 8.25" x 6", Hartford, October 24,1777. Treasurer John Lawrence is instructed to "Pay Capt. Amasa Loomis One Hundred & Thirty five Pounds Eighteen Shillings & Two Pence & charge the State." Loomis served the state well in the Revolutionary War and his company was at the "Lexington Alarm." He has endorsed the verso. Ellsworth is often credited with coining the term "United States of America" as a member of the five person committee to draft the Constitution. He was our nation's third Chief Justice and, as a senator, helped draft the bill that set up the federal judicial system. Very fine condition with original folds.

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