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Recent Acquisition: Page from William Ellery’s letter book

Last week, the Newport Historical Society acquired a page from a letter book belonging to William Ellery, Newport ‘s signer of the Declaration of Independence. The page has been returned to its original location in the letter book at NHS, after having been missing for decades.

Ellery wrote the draft letters on this page in March of 1797. One is addressed to Oliver Wolcott, Jr., successor to Alexander Hamilton as Secretary of the Treasury. This is not the only Wolcott related item among NHS’ s

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