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    Founding Father Oliver Ellsworth 1775 Document Signed "Olvr Ellsworth" as a member of the Connecticut Committee of the Pay Table. One page manuscript with docketing and endorsement on verso, 7.5" x 4.75", September 27,1775. Treasurer John Lawrence is instructed to "Pay Capt Saml Gale (by the hand of Lt Baldwin) the Sum of One hundred pounds money in Bills for the use of his Company now in the Service of this Colony..." It is in the hand of and signed also by Thomas Seymour, another member of the pay committee. It is endorsed on the verso as having been received by Josiah Baldwin, the named recipient. Dr. Samuel Gale and Baldwin are both well-known Revolutionary War figures. Gale was captain and Baldwin was first lieutenant of a company that marched to Ticonderoga to take the British posts there. Baldwin was later promoted to captain and raised a company of his own. Gale also commanded a company that marched to Boston in the "Lexington Alarm." Oliver Ellsworth, of course, was a drafter of the United States Constitution as a representative of Connecticut at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787. Very fine condition with light folds.

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