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#164 - Lewis Morris Document Signed Estimate: $400+

Sought-after pay document endorsed by the New York signer, for "my attendance in Senate as a Member"

Landowner and developer from New York who signed the Declaration of Independence and served as a delegate to the Continental Congress (1726-1798). Manuscript DS, one page both sides, 7.75 x 4.25, May 12, 1784. A pay order for Morris's services in the New York State Senate, signed on the front by Pierre Van Cortlandt, in part: "The State of New York, To Lewis Morris…To my attendance in Senate as a Member from the 24th day of January to the 12th day of May, 94 days and 2 Travelling days, 96 days, at 16/ £76.16." Morris endorses below an acknowledgment of the payment on the reverse, in part: "Rec'd May 12th 1784 from Gerard Bancker Esqr Treasurer Seventy six Pounds Sixteen shillings in full for this account." In fine condition. Pierre Van Cortlandt served as the first lieutenant governor of New York and was president of the New York State Constitutional Convention in 1777; on July 9, 1776, he was among 38 delegates to ratify the Declaration of Independence at White Plains. Morris served as a New York state senator from 1783 to 1790.

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