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    William Williams Autograph Document Signed "Wm Williams Judge/Probate," one page, 6" x 7.5". Lebanon, District of Windham [Connecticut], June 24, 1785. In full, "These may inform & Certifie Whom it may Concern that Mr Amariah Rockwell of Coventry is duly appointed Sole Administrator on the Estate of his Son Daniel Rockwell of sd Town late a Soldier in the Connecticut Line of the Continental Army Decd & has given Bonds according to Law." Noted to be signed by Williams "in the absence of yr Clerk". Amariah Rockwell (1728-1800) was the father of Daniel Rockwell (1753-1777) who died at the age of 23 on May 2, 1777 at Coventry, Connecticut. Both had fought in the American Revolution. William Williams, a member of the Continental Congress in 1776 and 1777, was a signer of the Declaration of Independence. From 1776-1804, he served as judge of the County Court of Windham and judge of probate for the Windham district from 1776-1808. In 1787, Williams was a member of the Connecticut convention that ratified the U.S. Constitution. With light folds, the document is in very fine condition.

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