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    Oliver Ellsworth 1778 Autograph Document Signed "O. Ellsworth" as member of the Committee, 1 page, 7" x 4.5". Hartford, June 8, 1778. To John Lawrence, Treasurer of Connecticut. A Connecticut pay order, in part: "Pay David Buel Ten pounds thirteen shillings & two pence - for Wages & Expense of Sickness..." Ellsworth's signature is partially overwritten by the signature cancellation of Sam Wylly, Auditor. Ellsworth served in the Continental Congress and was a major figure at the Constitutional Convention in 1787. As one of Connecticut's first two senators, he played a major role in proposing the Bill of Rights and other fundamentals of the U.S. government. President Washington appointed him Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court; while serving (1799), he went to Paris to negotiate a treaty that averted a war with France. Fine condition, light folds, slight bleedthrough from writing on verso. Accompanied by COA from PSA/DNA.

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    April, 2005
    13th Wednesday
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