American soldier and politician (1740-1809) who served as paymaster general in the Continental Army and as George Washington's aide-de-camp; he later served as governor of Connecticut and as the second Speaker of the US House of Representatives. ALS signed “Jon'a Trumbull,” one page, 7.25 x 9, June 10, 1798. Letter concerning a fugitive, in full: "Your Excellency's Letters of the 31st May—& the 6th June came to me in their regular course.—I have now the pleasure to inform, that on the 5th instant I wrote to General Mattoon your Agent, giving him notice of the apprehension of Rogers, the fugitive;—& at the same time, to save the Gen'l the trouble of coming out of his way to this Town. I enclosed to him my Warrant to the Sheriff of Tolland County, for the Delivery of the fugitive; which will be done immediately on application." In fine condition, with paper loss to the blank adjoining leaf. From the Collection of Dr. Lawrence E. Miller.
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