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    Declaration Signer William Ellery Autograph Letter Signed "William Ellery". One page, [Newport], August 13, 1794, to District Attorney Ray Greene. A letter from Ellery as customs collector of Newport, a job he held from 1790 until his death in 1820, in part: "...Two cases have occurred which require you should be at Newport. -- You will therefore I hope be here as soon as your business will admit..." Ellery signed the Declaration of Independence as a representative of Rhode Island. He also was a member of the Continental Congress 1776-1785. This letter is written on strong laid paper and is in generally fine condition. There is a hole near his signature from the original wax seal, the integral address leaf is present and also in Ellery's hand. From the Henry E. Luhrs Collection. Accompanied by LOA from PSA/DNA.

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