Apr 15, 2021 - Sale 2564

Sale 2564 - Lot 144

Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
(AMERICAN REVOLUTION--1776.) [Nomination for Election in May 1776.] Letterpress broadside, 9 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches; dampstaining, folds, worn with loss of top quarter of the document including title and Connecticut arms. [New Haven, CT?: Thomas and Samuel Green?, 1775]

Additional Details

A list of names nominated for upcoming Connecticut elections. Heading the list is the sitting governor Jonathan Trumbull, who went on to become the only pre-1775 colonial governor to win re-election after independence. 4 of the other listed candidates (Roger Sherman, Oliver Wolcott, Samuel Huntington, and William Williams) would soon sign their names to the Declaration of Independence. 3 in ESTC, and none traced at auction since 1921. Bristol B3947 (posits a New London origin); ESTC W34900.