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Revolutionary War, 1777 Issued Promissory Note Signed by Oliver Ellsworth, Sr., Signer of the Declar

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Revolutionary War, 1777 Issued Promissory Note Signed by Oliver Ellsworth, Sr., Signer of the Declar
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Hartford, Connecticut, 1777. Handwritten promissory note, to pay Charles Kellogg 4 Pounds and 14 Shillings for "sundry services & expenditures for use of the State & by order of the Committee for Prisoners" and charge the state. Signed by Pay-Table member Oliver Ellsworth, as well as John Lawrence as Connecticut Treasurer. Signed by Oliver Wolcott Sr. (November 20, 1726 Ð December 1, 1797), he was an American politician and a signer of the U.S. Declaration of Independence and also of the Articles of Confederation as a representative of Connecticut and the nineteenth Governor of Connecticut. He was also a major general for the Connecticut Militia in the Revolutionary War serving under George Washington. Additionally signed by Oliver Ellsworth (1745-1807) served on the Committee of the Pay Table (1775-1777), was Connecticut's attorney for Hartford County (1777-1785), a Member of the Continental Congress (1778-1783), Superior Court Judge (1785-1789), Delegate to the Federal Constitutional Convention (1787) and the State Ratifying Convention (1788), U.S. Senator, Connecticut (1789-1796), Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court (1796-1799), and U.S. Envoy Extraordinary to the Court of France to negotiate a treaty (1799). At the 1787 Constitutional Convention, Ellsworth played an influential role in the discussions leading to the "Connecticut Compromise" and proposed the use of "the United States" to identify the government under the authority of the Constitution. Ellsworth helped to draft the Bill of Rights and the Judiciary Act of 1789, which organized the Federal court system. John Lawrence (1719-1802) served as treasurer of the Connecticut colony, and later as the Connecticut State Treasurer from 1769 to 1789. During the Revolutionary War, Lawrence was commissioner of loans for the new nation. VF condition for its age. A fascinating document issued less than a year after the Declaration of Independence.