1772 Lawsuit Against Governor Jonathan Trumbull
Below are enlargements of the writ where "Jonathan Trumbull, Esq. of Lebanon" and "Jonathan Trumbull Esq." are cited.
In this colonial era writ on the eve of the Revolutionary War Governor Jonathan Trumbull and Jacob Eliot, both of Lebanon, Connecticut are sued by William Brown of Salem in the Massachusetts Bay Colony for a debt of 160 pounds on a bond they signed in a handwritten writ signed by the Justice of the Peace Nathaniel Walek and on the reverse by the Deputy Sheriff, Joseph Huntington (see below).
This unique colonial legal document names a sitting colonial Governor and critical supporter of the Revolutionary War and is a wonderful piece of Connecticut, colonial, Revolutionary War and legal memorabilia.
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