Lot 260: Governor of Connecticut who was the only colonial governor to side with the Americans during the Revolutionary War (1710–1785). Revolutionary War–dated partly-printed DS, signed "Jonth; Trumbull," one page, 13 x 16.75, June 1, 1779. As governor of Connecticut, Trumbull appoints several men "to keep the Peace within the County of Windham…and to keep, and cause to be kept, all the Laws and Ordinances that are or shall be made for the good of the Peace." Crisply signed at the conclusion by Trumbull and countersigned by George Wyllys as secretary. The white paper seal affixed to the left side remains intact. Complete separations to intersecting folds with tape repairs to reverse, scattered dampstaining, a few areas of paper loss to folds and edges, and an old label affixed to upper left corner, otherwise very good condition. Trumbull was a close friend of George Washington and dedicated his state's resources to the cause of independence, often financing the purchase of supplies during shortages. An uncommon and desirable document from this important figure of the Revolution.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 467
Wednesday, 13th January 2016
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