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Lot 25: 1786 WILLIAM ELLERY Signed Continental Congress Loan Office Certificate of Oath
Historic Autographs, Civil War Encased Postage Stamps, Colonial, Revolutionary War, Federal Era, Coins, Currency, Medals
December 10, 2016
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USALive Auction
Continental Loan Office Certificates by "Signer" William Ellery as Commissioner of Loan Office
WILLIAM ELLERY (1727 - 1820). Signer of the Declaration of Independence for Rhode Island,"Son of Liberty," 1776 Delegate to the Continental Congress from Rhode Island and on its Marine Committee, Naval Officer for the Colony, and appointed Continental Congress Loan Office Commissioner for the State, etc.
June 7, 1786-Dated, Superb Quality & Content, Autograph Document Signed, "William Ellery", as Commissioner of the Continental Loan Office for Rhode Island, Newport, 4.75" x 6.25", Choice Crisp Extremely Fine+. Being the Certification of an oath made by Caleb Gardner, a Newport merchant, that "the following certificates signed Edward Chinn Commr... are the property of citizens of this State". Eight Loan Office certificates are listed, with their dates, the amounts, when they were payable, and to whom they were payable. Very neatly and cleanly written and signed. In addition to signing the Declaration of Independence and serving as commissioner of the Continental Loan Office, William Ellery also served as a member of the Continental Congress, was appointed Chief Justice of Rhode Island's superior court, and served as customs collector for Newport. Fully Signed "William Ellery - C.L.O." (Commissioner Loan Office) measuring a large 2.75" long, in rich vivid deep brown, as is this entire Document written in his hand,