DescriptionOliver Wolcott, Signer of the Declaration of Independence Signs a Document
This one page document from August of 1780 is an order to the State of Connecticut to pay Wolcott for serving on the Superior Court. Oliver Wolcott was a signer of the Declaration of Independence from Connecticut and served as Secretary of the Treasury from 1795-1800. His life was not without controversy. In 1800 his political adversaries accused him of setting fire to the State Department. He resigned his cabinet position in protest 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, Connecticut.
"To my attending as an Assistant Judge the Superior Court held at Litchfield Aug. 1780 Two Days at the request of the Chief Judge of said Court. Wolcott signs below and then writes further: "To John Lawrence, Esq. State Treasurer. Sir, Pay out of your Treasury to Oliver Wolcott Esqr. Thirty four shillings lawfull money for the service mentioned in the above account. A Very Fine example of a document signed by this historically important American.
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