DescriptionOliver Wolcott Comptroller Certificate No Denomination May 1789 PMG Choice Uncirculated 64.
A pen cancelled Comptroller's Office certificate that has Great Embossing as noted by PMG. Oliver Wolcott was a signer of the Declaration of Independence and served as Secretary of the Treasury from 1795-1800. In 1800 his political adversaries accused him of setting fire to the State Department. He resigned his position over the accusation and ensuing investigation. He later served as Governor of Connecticut from 1817-1827. Wolcott died in 1833 and is buried at East Cemetery in Litchfield, CT.
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