Connecticut Loan Receipts, 4 Uncut Sheets #106470

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Connecticut Loan Receipts, 4 Uncut Sheets  #106470
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4 rare 1781 uncut loan receipts from William Ellery to Connecticut, # 1587-1590, circular punched canceled. Loan for 515 Pounds Sterling, about $75,000 today."William Ellery, s. of Capt. John Ellery and Mary Austin, b. May 8, 1740 at Hartford, Conn. where he d. Aug. 27, 1812, Æ 73 (g.s.). He was a merchant on a large-scale at Hartford, before and after the Revolutionary War, and in 1776 his "Great Store" was on the bank of the Connecticut River, near the foot of the present Potter Street. He was appointed postmaster of Hartford by Franklin in 1775, but had held the office for the previous seven or eight years. He was thrice married." from findagrave.com. 16x7.5" State: Connecticut City: Date: