Lot 169: ADS, signed "Wm. Williams" and "Jno. Trumbull," one page both sides, 7 x 3, September 8, 1775. Williams pens a pay order to Robert Patrick in the amount of nine pounds; Trumbull pens two lines on the reverse ordering a payment to Ebenezer Loomis. Professionally inlaid into a slightly larger sheet. In very good condition, with central vertical and horizontal folds, ink erosion to a few letters, and show-through from writing to opposing sides. Williams was a merchant and signer of the Declaration of Independence from Connecticut. Trumbull was governor of Connecticut and the only colonial governor to side with the Americans during the Revolution; he dedicated his state's resources to the cause of independence, often financing the purchase of supplies during shortages.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 467
Wednesday, 13th January 2016
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