Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Connecticut Revolutionary War Bonds (Part One)
Oliver Ellsworth (1745-1807), lawyer, member of the Continental Congress, delegate to Constitutional Convention, U.S. Senator, Chief Justice of the U.S, 1796-1799. Great Documents 1776-79 issued by the state of Connecticut for Payment of Soldiers Sickness, Supplies, or other services for the war effort. Each signed by Oliver Ellsworth.
Oliver Wolcott, Jr. (1769-1833), Governor of Connecticut, Secretary of the Treasury under Washington and John Adams. 1777-79 Documents for Payment in Pounds Lawful Money. Each countersigned by Oliver Wolcott, Jr. and other officials of the state of Connecticut.