Revolutionary War-dated manuscript DS, signed “Sam. Huntington” and "Wm. Sam'l Johnson," one page, 6 x 7.75, May 12, 1775. Pay order issued to John Lawrence, in full: "Pay out of the Colony's Treasury unto Eleazer Fitch Esqr. Sheriff of the County of Windham the sum of Four Pounds Lawfull money it being for his attendance att the Gen'l Assembly in May 1775 and for distributing Laws Proclamations and Doings of the Continental Congress the Year past." In fine condition. Huntington is remembered for signing the Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation, while Johnson is noted for signing the US Constitution. A desirable Revolutionary-era document from these important Connecticut political leaders. From the Collection of Dr. Lawrence E. Miller.
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