William Ellery, Declaration Signer, Signs a Letter Regarding Newport, RI Property
ALS signed “Wm. Ellery, Coll.,” one page, 6.5 x 8.5, April 10, 1795. Letter to District Attorney Ray Greene, written as collector of the port of Newport, Rhode Island. In part: “A case has occurred about which I wish to consult you. A considerable property is in my custody which is liable to seizure and confiscation, and in case a libel should be necessary it will require a particular skill and attention to draw it properly. Some of this property the owners wish to be possessed of immediately to put on board their vessel, which is ready to sail…I desire therefore that as soon as you can be released from Court you would come immed’y to Newport.” In fine condition, with light scattered dampstaining affecting appearance but not readability. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from JSA.
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