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    William Ellery Autograph Document Signed "William Ellery". One page, 5.75" x 7.5", [Newport, Rhode Island], October 10, [1759]. This is a manuscript bill for board, horse-keeping, and laundry services due from William Taylor to Mary Searing, with verso bearing a statement in the hand of Ellery, dated March 18, 1760, who added his signature in the third person.

    William Ellery (1727-1820) was a signer of the Declaration of Independence as a representative of Rhode Island. He also served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Rhode Island from May 1780 to May 1781, and Chief Justice from June 1785 to May 1786. He had become an abolitionist by 1785. He was the first customs collector of the port of Newport under the Constitution, serving there until his death.

    Condition: Document has the usual folds; has been professional repaired at the folds to prevent separation.

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    November, 2020
    12th Thursday
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