Roger Sherman bill of exchange issued to John Lawrence, 1787 May 7
Roger Sherman's bill of exchange to the treasurer of Connecticut, John Lawrence, requesting 25 shillings and 4 pence be paid to David Austin on Sherman's account.
Roger Sherman was a merchant, surveyor, publisher and politician. He served in the Connecticut General Assembly before attending the Continental Congress in 1774. He was present during the debates over independence, serving on the committee of five which drafted the Declaration of Independence. He voted for independence and signed the Declaration. After the Revolution, Sherman served in the Connecticut legislature and the United States Congress. He was instrumental in getting the "Connecticut Compromise" adopted by the Constitutional Convention which gave states equal representation in the U.S. Senate.
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New Haven May 7th 1787
Please to pay to Davide Austin Esqr twenty
five shillings, and four pence lawful money
on account of what is due to me on the debenture
of the Supr Court for the last circuit
To John Sawrence Esqr.
7 May 1787