1766 Benjamin Huntington Signature on Deed
This is a deed from 1766 signed by Benjamin Huntington (1736-1800). His signatures are rare and very collectible. This deed is in excellent shape and is completely original.
Huntington was a patriot who served as a delegate to the Second Continental Congress and as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives during the First United States Congress. He was Town Clerk for the colony of Connecticut in the town of Norwich until 1771.
"He served as a member of the Connecticut House of Representatives from 1771 to 1780 and served as speaker of that body in 1778 and 1779.
In 1775 he served on the committee of safety in the State House and was appointed to advise with Governor Jonathan Trumbull during the recess of the legislature. In 1778 Huntington was appointed a delegate to the Provincial Congress at New Haven.From 1780 to 1784, and again in 1787 and 1788, Huntington was a member of the Continental Congress. He served on the Connecticut council of assistants from 1781 to 1789 and from 1791 to 1792. Huntington served as a member of the State Senate from 1781 to 1780 and from 1791 to 1793. When the new government went into operation in 1789, he was chosen to represent Connecticut in the First Congress of the United States as a Pro-Administration Party candidate, serving from March 4, 1789 to March 3, 1791. On the incorporation of Norwich in 1784, he was elected its first Mayor, serving until his resignation in 1796. In 1793 he was appointed judge of the superior court of Connecticut, holding this office until 1798."(Wikipedia)
Frame this deed and hang it in your tavern room, keeping room, or in your 'library'. It will add authenticity to your primitive home and will be a wonderful addition to your collection of antique ephemera.
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