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Lot 25: WILLIAM ELLERY, 1793 Autograph Document, Signer - Declaration of Independence
29 October 2016
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USALive Auction
William Ellery Signer of the Declaration of Independence
WILLIAM ELLERY (1727-1820). Signer of the Declaration of Independence from Rhode Island.
May 4, 1793-Dated, Signed, "William Ellery," one page, 8.5" x 6.5", at Newport (RI), Extremely Fine. Some minor marginal chipping along left edge. Beautifully written in deep brown ink upon fresh, clean period laid paper having exceptional overall eye appeal. An Autograph Document acknowledgement that reads, in full:
"Be it hereby remembered that We have paid our respective proportions of the expence attending the surveying & dividing of our Lands in Hopkinton & Richmond & do severally acquit and discharge one another of all Demands of either against the others or either of the others on that account - (Signed) William Ellery, Benjamin Ellery, Sam Vernon Junr., Christ Ellery, and Asher Robbins. - Newport May 4th 1793." William Ellery also wrote the docket which reads, "Acknowledgement of the payment of heirs respective parts for surveying & deviding Richmond belonging to Ellery etc - 1793