1795, Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Treasury Dept. Secretary, document signed For Sale
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1795, Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Treasury Dept. Secretary, document signed: $124
This is an original document hand signed by Oliver Wolcott, jr. as Secretary of the Treasury during the Presidency of George Washington. Wolcott was the second Secretary of the Treasury serving from 1795, after Alexander Hamilton's resignation, until 1800. This letter is written to William Ellery, Collector of Newport, who had requested money to be available for the payment of the fortifications being constructed at the time. Ellery served in the Continental Congress, and signed the Declaration of Independence on behalf of Rhode Island. The docketing on the reverse is in the hand of Ellery.