Please note our new address: 98 Bohemia Ave Suite 2  Chesapeake City, MD 21915
Phone 203-276-1570 / Fax 203-883-1483 / Email sales@alexautographs.com
     

Full Details for Lot 27

Previous LotNext Lot
Click to enlarge

Sale 38 Lot 27

OLIVER ELLSWORTH (1745 - 1807) American politician, delegate to the Continental Congress and Constitutional Convention, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Fine association manuscript D.S. with the "right" date, 1p. 8vo., Hartford, June 29, 1776 (five days before the signing of the Declaration of Independence), an order that Capt JEHIEL MEIGS be paid 172 pounds to be used to enlist a company "for the Continental Service", signed by Ellsworth at Bottom and by Meigs on verso. In April, 1775, Meigs served as ensign in the 1st Conn. Regt., a company that marched from Connecticut in the Lexington Alarm, and he later served as captain at Ticonderoga, New York, and Trenton. Very good.
Estimate $ 200-300

Back    Inquiry   
 

© Alexander Historical Auctions.  Images, descriptions and condition reports used on this site are original copyright material and are not to be reproduced without permission. For further information telephone (203) 276-1570

   
Copyright © 2017 Alexander Historical Auctions, LLC - All rights reserved. | Site Map | Legal | Privacy Policy