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12 June 2008
[DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE]. WILLIAMS, William (1731-1811), Signer (Connecticut). Autograph document signed ("Wm. Williams"), Hartford, 28 May 1777. 1 page, 4to, inlaid.
A WAR-DATE DOCUMENT AND HIS EXPENSES ATTENDING THE CONTINENTAL CONGRESS Williams, also a member of the local Committe of Safety, certifies "Recd. of Comte. of pay Table this order on Treasurer for [£100] Lawful Money toward defraying Expenses to Congress &c to Render Acct., etc." A merchant based in Lebanon, Connecticut, Williams's involvement in colonial affairs reached backed to his service in the Lake George expedition of 1755. After serving in the Continental Congress in 1776 and 1777, he returned to local positions in the Connecticut state government, including serving in the state's convention to ratify the new Constitution.
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