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    Roger Sherman Autograph Document Signed "Roger Sherman Justice of Peace," one page, 7" x 5" inlaid, 10.5" x 13.5" overall. Also signed "Roger Sherman" in text. New Milford, Connecticut, March 8, 1756. Testimony of Joseph Steel of Dutchess County before Sherman, Paul Welch, and Bushnel Bostwick, Justices of the Peace for Litchfield County. In part, "This Exminant [sic] says he Received an £8 Bill of a Rhode Island man whose name (he thinks) was Shreeve and gave two Dollars for it and afterward put of the same Bill at Benjamin Gaylard in New Milford to P Gaylard's wife but he says that he did not know it to be a Counterfeit Bill when he Received and put it off but that he has been since informed that it was Counterfeit and has made satisfaction for the same. He says he never put off any money or Bills knowing them to be Counterfeit." Light toning in the center portion. Fine condition. Ex. Henry E. Luhrs Collection.

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    October, 2007
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