DescriptionMatthew Griswold Signature "Matthw. Griswold Assistant". ("Griswold Assistant" is written twice.) One page, 6.25" x 1", March 11, 1760, Hartford. Excised from a larger, partly printed document. Toned; very good.
Matthew Griswold (1714-1799) was serving in the Connecticut Council of Assistants when he signed this document. Five years before this signature, Griswold emphatically opposed the 1765 Stamp Act, becoming a member of the secret patriot organization the Sons of Liberty. He later served as Connecticut governor, lieutenant governor, and U.S. chief justice of the Supreme Court.
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