Signer of the Declaration of Independence from Rhode Island (1727-1820). ALS signed “Wm. Ellery Coll.,” one page, 7 x 12, 1798. Handwritten letter as Collector of the Port of Newport to District Attorney David L. Barnes, in part: "Inclosed is a Writ against Michael Macomber for not delivering upon his License to me within three days after the expiration of the time for which it was granted; not within three days from their first arrival within this district, if she were absent from it at the time her License ought by Law to have been given up in case she had been then within this district." In fine condition.
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