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Exceedingly Rare Samuel Huntington as “Governor & Superintendant of Marine” Signed 1788 Official Document Confirming Current Ownership of a British “Prize” Vessel Seized in 1778 During the American Revolutionary War

SAMUEL HUNTINGTON (1731-1796). President of the Continental Congress, Signer of the Declaration of Independence from Connecticut, served as President (September 28, 1779 to February 28, 1781) after the Articles of Confederation were ratified, thus... he was “technically” the First President of the United States of America (March 1-July 6, 1781); Chief Justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court from 1784 to 1785, and the 18th Governor of Connecticut from 1786 until his death. Huntington was the first United States Governor to have died while in office.

GENERAL COMFORT SAGE (1731-1799), served with General George Washington at Valley Forge; General Sage was also an early friend of Benedict Arnold.

Captain “Joseph Lee” Boston Tea Party Participant & Privateer Signed 1775 Paul Revere Engraved “King Philip” First American Revolutionary War Bond in Massachusetts

CAPTAIN JOSEPH LEE (1744-1831). Boston Tea Party participant, Revolutionary War Patriot, Naval Architect and Shipbuilder, Sea Captain, Harvard graduate, prosperous merchant on historic Long Wharf in Boston, and in Salem, Massachusetts, during the Revolutionary War he built a fleet of Privateer ships and the first to receive an official Massachusetts Council Commission from Beverly, achieved the rank of Captain in The Revolutionary War, Member of the Massachusetts Lodge of Freemasons, Director of various banks and insurance companies, designed, for free, the “Essex Bridge,” and donated $20,000 to the Massachusetts General Hospital in 1830.

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