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OLIVER ELLSWORTH (1745-1807) 
Continental Congressman and later US Senator for Connecticut, one of the framers of the US Constitution, Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court 1796-1800

Continental Congressman and later US Senator for Connecticut, one of the framers of the US Constitution, Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court 1796-1800. He is credited with suggesting the name "United States" for his newly independent country. Lovely manuscript pay-table document authorizing funds for the "security" of Hartford, Connecticut. Dated December 13, 1776, just a few months after Independence. Boldly signed by Ellsworth on behalf of the pay-table committee. Also signed by famed early American jurist JESSE ROOT. $425.00


OLIVER ELLSWORTH (1745-1807) 
Superb Manuscript pay order to Dr, Joseph Cort for "medicines supplied the Riflemen marching through this Colony..."

Continental Congressman and later US Senator for Connecticut, one of the framers of the US Constitution, Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court 1796-1800. He is credited with suggesting the name "United States" for his newly independent country. Superb Manuscript pay order to Dr, Joseph Cort for "medicines supplied the Riflemen marching through this Colony..." The riflemen in question were rifle companies raised by the Continental Congress and marching to join General George Washingtonxs hard-pressed Continental Army! An additional notation authorizes payment to Daniel Cort for "Saltpetre," a key component of gunpowder. Attractive and historic, dated September 24, 1776, and signed "O. Ellsworth." $450.00


OLIVER ELLSWORTH (1745-1807) 
Continental Congressman and later US Senator for Connecticut, one of the framers of the US Constitution, Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court 1796-1800

Continental Congressman and later US Senator for Connecticut, one of the framers of the US Constitution, Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court 1796-1800. He is credited with suggesting the name "United States" for his newly independent country. Manuscript pay order authorizing £2.13.6 "for Medicines & Administering to a Sick Soldier of the Connecticut Troops at Hartford." Dated December 28, 1775, and signed "O. Ellsworth." $425.00


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