Lot 166: Merchant and signer of the Declaration of Independence from Connecticut (1731–1781). Early Revolutionary War–dated ADS, signed three times, "Wm. Williams," one page both sides, 6.25 x 7.5, August 24, 1775. Pay order to Treasurer John Lawrence. In part: "Pay Capt. Daniel Dewey the sum of sixty Dollars…being the just sum and amount due to the non Comn. officers & Soldiers of his Company, as the reward engaged them by Act of Assembly, for Training." Signed at the conclusion by Williams and countersigned by John Clark. The reverse is also signed twice by Williams and bears six lines in his hand ordering additional payment. In fine condition, with light soiling.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 467
Wednesday, 13th January 2016
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