Lot 249: Two Revolutionary War–dated pay orders addressed to Treasurer John Lawrence of Connecticut: one signed "Elizur Tallot" and "Jonth. Welles," one page, 7.75 x 5.5, June 19, 1775, ordering a payment to Captain Elias Williams; and one signed "Oliver Ellsworth" and "Thos. Seymour," one page, 7.75 x 6, August 14, 1775, ordering a payment to Noah Washborn. In overall very good to fine condition, with scattered staining to the document signed by Seymour and Ellsworth. Ellworth went on to serve as chief justice of the US Supreme Court.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 467
Wednesday, 13th January 2016
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