Lot #84
Oliver Ellsworth

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Estimate: $300+


Third chief justice of the United States (1745-1807) and delegate to the Constitutional Congress who later submitted the amendments which became the Bill of Rights. Revolutionary War-dated manuscript DS, signed “O. Ellsworth,” one page, 8.25 x 6, June 19, 1776. Pay order issued to Treasurer John Lawrence, in part: "Pay to Capt. John Green…the sum of five hundred & Eighty pounds Lawful money as his paymaster to his company in Col. Sager regiment now Raising in this Colony to Join the Continental Army in New York." Crisply signed at the conclusion by Oliver Ellsworth and Ezekiel Williams. In fine condition. Accompanied by an engraved portrait of Ellsworth bearing a facsimile signature.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autographs and Artifacts
  • Dates: #531 - Ended July 11, 2018

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