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OLIVER ELLSWORTH (1745-1807). Revolutionary patriot; Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Manuscript Document Signed, "Olv. Ellsworth." One page, 7 ¼" x 12". Connecticut. May 17, 1775. The document reads, in part: Know all men by these present that we Benjamin Herman of Woodbury & John Segwick of Hornell both in Liverpool County are holden & hand firmly bound solely unto the Governor & Company of the English Colony of Conecticutt[sic] in New England in the sum Three thousand pounds lawful money to be paid to sd. Governor & Company to the which payment well & truly to be made & done we jointed & severally bind our selves our Heirs & c by these presents … The Condition of the above Obligation is such that Whereas the above […] Benjamin Herman is appointed Paymaster of the 6th Company in the Regiment now to be raised . Now if the sd. Benjamin shall faithfully & justly dispose of all the monies he shall receive out of the publick Treasury for the purpose of […] paying the soldiers in sd. Company & account with the Committee of Pay Table for the same when thereto required. A Choice early example of raising of troops for the long conflict to come.

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Estimate $750 - $1,125Dec 15, 2007