1794, Jesse Root, Continental Congress, Signed Document, His Judge's Salary For Sale
This is a wonderful original document dated 1794, where Jesse Root has signed a payorder for 100 pounds as his salary as Judge of the Superior Court for the current year. Document is 8x11, folds, else in overall fine shape.
Jesse Root (December 28, 1736 – March 29, 1822) was an American minister and lawyer from Coventry, Connecticut. During the American Revolution he served on the Connecticut Council of Safety and in the Connecticut militia.
Originally appointed as a Lt. Colonel in Peekskill in 1777, he rose to the rank of Adjustant-General of the Connecticut Line. He was a delegate to the Continental Congress for Connecticut from 1778 until 1782, and sat as chief justice of the state's Supreme Court from 1796 to 1807 as well as a state court judge. He served in the Connecticut House of Representatives and served in the Connecticut Constitutional Convention. He was also a member of the First Company, Governor's Foot Guard, serving as its commandant between May 1798-October 1802.
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1794, Jesse Root, Continental Congress, Signed Document, His Judge's Salary: $78