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    Oliver Ellsworth - Revolutionary War Pay Order
    This pay order is signed by future Supreme Court Chief Justice Oliver Ellsworth in his earlier capacity as a member of the Connecticut Pay Table Committee. It is dated April 10, 1776 and directed to John Lawrence, Treasurer. It reads:
    "Sir:
    Pay Mr. Joseph Smith Five Pounds Nineteen Shillings & eight pence for getting home from the Northern Army his Son a Sick Soldier of Connt. Troops...."
    Oliver Ellsworth was an important figure in the early history of the United States. He served as a Delegate to the Continental Congress from 1777-84, was a state court judge from 1785-89 and represented Connecticut in the United States Senate from 1789-96. He was Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court from 1796-1800. Ellsworth died in 1807 and is buried in Palisado Cemetery in Windsor, Connecticut. An interesting Revolutionary War document signed by a later Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court. Very Fine.


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    May, 2003
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