Signer of Declaration of Independence, President of the Continental Congress 1779-81. Free frank signature “S. Huntington” on front only cover, 6.5×3, addressed in his hand to “His Excellency The President of the State of Pennsylvania“.
Vertical file folds, very Fine, probably franked as President of the Continental Congress.
Samuel Huntington was a jurist, statesman, and Patriot in the American Revolution from Connecticut. As a delegate to the Continental Congress, he signed the Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation. He also served as President of the Continental Congress from 1779 to 1781, Chief Justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court from 1784 to 1785, and the 18th Governor of Connecticut from 1786 until his death.