Oliver Ellsworth Revolutionary War Pay To A Military Doctor Dated 1777 For Sale
AFANTASTIC PIECE OF RARE AMERICAN HISTORY SIGNED BY A FOUNDING FATHER(OLIVER ELLSWORTH) DURING THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION IN 1777. A DIFFICULT TO FIND WAR DATED DOCUMENT TO A DOCTOR-SURGEON. HAND WRITTEN AND SIGNED BY OLIVER ELLSWORTH. Signed by four patriots: Oliver Ellsworth, John Chenevard, Lt. John Shipman, & Major Elisha Pitkin
OLIVER ELLSWORTH, 1745-1807, A PATRIOT, FOUNDING FATHER, A LAWYER, AND POLITICIAN. THIRD CHIEF JUSTICE OF THE UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT APPOINTED BY GEORGE WASHINGTON. ALSO A DRAFTER OF THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION. DURING THE WAR HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE PAY TABLE COMMITTEE WHICH SUPERVISED WAR EXPENDITURES. OLIVER ELLSWORTH IS CREDITED WITH NAMING OUR COUNTRY "THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA". ONE OF CONNECTICUT'S FIRST TWO SENATORS IN OUR NEWLY FORMED FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. HE PLAYED A MAJOR ROLE IN THE FORMATION OF OUR JUDICIAL SYSTEM. OLIVER ELLSWORTH WAS ALSO A FREEMASON. TO LEARN MORE, GOOGLE OLIVER ELLSWORTH.
John Shipman, who signs on the reverse, served as a soldier under General Holden Parsons in 1775 as a Corporal in (doctor) Captain John Ely's 9th company & took part in the siege of Boston as part of General Spencers brigade camped at Roxbury Massachusetts. He also served under Captain Martin Kirtland in New London Connecticut in 1777 in Colonel Erastus Wolcott's Regiment. John Shipman was also a lieutenantcommanding a company of artillery in the defense of Saybrook in 1778 & 1779.
Elisha Pitkin, who signs as auditor of this document, was a Yale graduate and Magistrate of Justice in East Hartford. He was also a Major Commandant of Artillery during the Revolutionary War. Major Pitkin manufactured gun powder during the war and was part owner of a glass works after the war. He hosted Comte De Rochambeau (commander of the French troops), in East Hartford, on there way to and from Yorktown. The French were pivitol in the winning the American Revolution.
THIS IS NOT A COPY. IT IS AN ORIGINAL PERIOD DOCUMENT HAND WRITTEN AND SIGNED BY OLIVER ELLSWORTH WITH A QUILL IN DARK BROWN INK ON PARTIALLY WATERMARKED LAID PAPER. IT MEASURES8 X6 3/4 INCHES
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