Signer of the Declaration of Independence from Connecticut (1726-1797) who also signed the Articles of Confederation and served as a major general in the Connecticut Militia during the Revolutionary War. Early manuscript DS, one page both sides, 7.5 x 5.5, March 24, 1756. Writ issued to Wolcott as sheriff of Litchfield County, Connecticut, demanding that he "take the Body of the s'd George Marsh & him safely keep so that you may cause him to appear before the County Court." Boldly endorsed on the reverse by Wolcott, in part: "Litchfield, March 24, 1756, Then I served the within Writ by attaching the Body of the within named Def't and by Reading said Writ in his hearing, and have him ready at ye court to be held as within mentioned…Oliver Wolcott, Sheriff." In fine condition, with writing showing through from opposing sides. From the Collection of Dr. Lawrence E. Miller.
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