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[American Revolution] [Connecticut]
[Broadside] [Nomination for election in May, 1776] At a General Assembly of the governor and Company of the colony of Connecticut, holden at New-Haven on the 2d Thursday of October, Anno Dom. 1775. The gentlemen, nominated by the votes of the freemen, to stand for election in May next
[New London]: [Printed by Timothy Green], 1775. Top edge torn away thus lacking the state seal and title above it (about 10 cm.), lower title lacking a few words of title, folded, light soiling, a few small tears and chips.. 1 sheet. 24 [of 33] cm. "The Gentlemen, nominated by the votes of the Freemen, to stand for Election in May next, as sent in to the General Assembly, holden at New-Haven on the second Thursday of October, 1775, viz. The Honorable Jonathan Trumbull, Esq.; The Honorable Matthew Griswold, Esq.; Jabez Hamlin, Esq.; Elisha Sheldon, Esq.; Eliphalet Dyer, Esq.; Jabez Huntington, Esq.; William Pitkin, Esq.; Roger Sherman, Esq.; Roger Sherman, Esq.; Abraham Davenport, Esq.; William Samuel Johnson, Esq.; Joseph Spencer, Esq.; Oliver Wolcott, Esq.; Samuel Huntington, Esq.; Mr. Richard Law; Col. William Williams; Col. Erastus Wolcott; Col. Samuel Holden Parsons; Mr. Daniel Sherman; Mr. Silas Dean; Mr. Titus Hosmer." The seat of Governor was won by Jonathan Trumbull (1710-1785), a friend and advisor of George Washington) who was one of only two colonial governors to continue in office after the Revolutionary War. The others elected were Matthew Griswold, Deputy Governour; while Jabez Hamlin, Elisha Sheldon, Eliphalet Dyer, Jalez Huntington, William Pitkin, Roger Sherman, Abrain Davenport, Joseph Spencer, Oliver Wolcott, Samuel Huntington, Richard Law, and William Williams, were chosen Assistants (see Peter Force: American Archives: 1844 4th series Vol. 5 (1844) p. 1604. Ascribed, by Bristol, to the press of Timothy Green of New London; but more likely printed … [Click Below for Full Description]
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