Oliver Ellsworth (1745-1807) Founding Father. Ellsworth was chosen as one of Connecticut’s representatives in the Continental Congress in 1777. He was also active in his state’s efforts during the Revolution. He served as one of Connecticut’s first two senators in the new federal government between 1789 and 1796. In the spring of 1796 he was appointed Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and also served as commissioner to France in 1799 and 1800.
8 ½” x 4 ½” war date document signed, Hartford, April 22, 1777. The document directs payment to Stephen Ranney “Surg. Mate in Col. Sages regt. 1776 Seven pounds fourteen Shillings for Clothing Cost in the Retreat from York Island Sept. 15th 1776….”Endorsed by Ranney on the reverse.