DescriptionWilliam Williams Autograph Document Twice Signed "Wm. Williams". One page, 7.5" x 6", Lebanon, Connecticut, April 6, 1774. Williams, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, signs this document on the recto and verso. He requests payment from John Lawrence, the treasurer of the Connecticut Colony, for transporting a diseased woman. In part:
"Please to pay out of Colony treasure to Cap. Veach [?] Williams & the rest of the Select Men of the Town of Lebanon the Sum of Twenty five Shillings, it being the same sum . . . of all I have paid . . . for transporting . . . a woman belonging to Roxbury, in the Massachusetts Bay, who was sent . . . by the Civil Authority . . . She being greatly infected with the foul disease."
William Williams (1731-1811), a Connecticut minister and merchant, was elected as a Continental Congress delegate in 1776 to replace Oliver Wolcott, who had become ill. Williams arrived at Philadelphia too late to vote on the approval of the Declaration of Independence, but he was in time to sign the document as a Connecticut delegate. He has also endorsed the verso of this document as his receipt of payment on May 30, 1774, for the funds he requested. Toned with folds.
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