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Ward, Samuel to Thomas Richardson re: voucher for payment to Edward Saunders

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02471.43 Author/Creator: Ward, Samuel Place Written: Westerly, [R.I.] Type: Autograph document signed Date: 1757/12/19 Pagination: 1 p. + docket 9 x 15.7 cm

Summary of Content: [Continental Congress members]

Background Information: WARD, Samuel, (1725-1776), Delegate from Rhode Island; engaged in agricultural pursuits; member of the general assembly 1756-1759; one of the founders of Rhode Island College (now Brown University), Providence, R....I., in 1756; chief justice of Rhode Island in 1761 and 1762; Governor under the royal charter in 1762, 1763, and 1765-1767; trustee of Brown University 1764-1776; Member of the Continental Congress 1774-1776. (excerpted from bioguide.congress.gov)See More


Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: American StatesmenFinance

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