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Ellsworth, Oliver (1745-1807) [Connecticut document ordering payment for guarding, moving & feeding Continental POW's]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00873 Author/Creator: Ellsworth, Oliver (1745-1807) Place Written: Hartford, Connecticut Type: Autograph document signed Date: 28 October 1776 Pagination: 1p. : docket ; 16.5 x 21 cm.

Co-signed by Hartford mayor Thomas Seymour and Connecticut Treasurer John Lawrence. Countersigned by Moses Kimball on verso when he received payment and E. Plummer who audited the payment. Seymour and Ellsworth were members of the Connecticut Committee of Four, also called the Pay-Table, which handled finances for Connecticut during the Revolution. This document provides payment to Moses Kimball for the purchase of saltpetre. Also gives Kimball money to pay Prosper Whitmore for guarding, transporting, and feeding Continental prisoners.

Thomas Seymour was mayor of Hartford, Connecticut, from 1774-1812.

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