Manuscript by Revolutionary War General Jesse Root
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  • Revolutionary War Letter by Jesse Root (1736 – 1822) – an American Revolutionary War officer that served directly under General Washington.  Also a member of the Continental Congress and Committee of Safety.  A Manuscript D.S., 1p. 12mo., Hartford, Aug. 9, 1773, certifying that a school had been maintained in Hartford by “an accomplished school master for eleven months in AD 1772” and instructing that monies due to the school district be paid. Small cello tape stain at right margin, corner clipped, overall very good.

    Jesse Root (December 28, 1736 – March 29, 1822) was an American minister and lawyer from Coventry, Connecticut. During the American Revolution he served on the Connecticut Council of Safety and in the Connecticut militia. Originally appointed as a lieutenant colonel in Peekskill in 1777, he rose to the rank of Adjutant-General of the Connecticut Line. He was a delegate to the Continental Congress for Connecticut from 1778 until 1782, and sat as chief justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court from 1796 to 1807 as well as a state court judge. He served in the Connecticut House of Representatives and served in the Connecticut Constitutional Convention. He was also a member of the First Company, Governor’s Foot Guard, serving as its commandant between May 1798 and October 1802. His grandson was Austin Cornelius Dunham.

  • Weight

    1lb.

    Height

    12"

    Width

    7.25"

    Depth

    1"

    Weight

    1lb.

    Height

    12"

    Width

    7.25"

    Depth

    1"

    Date

    18th Century

    Kind

    Books, Maps, Documents and Manuscripts, Collectibles, Documents & Manuscripts, Ephemera, Memorabilia, Militaria

    Origin

    American

    Support

    Paper

    Artist / Maker

    Jesse Root