• Revolutionary War Hero Hillhouse, Fought with Aaron Burr, Opposed Louisiana Land Purchase, Signs Bond

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    JAMES HILLHOUSE (1754-1832) was an American lawyer, real estate developer and a politician from New Haven, CT. He represented Connecticut in both the U.S. House and Senate. During the Revolutionary War, he served as captain of the Second Company of the Governor’s Foot Guard.  He commanded troops alongside Aaron Burr during the successful British invasion of New Haven on July 5, 1779. In 1803, he and several other New England politicians proposed secession of New England from the union due to the growing influence of Jeffersonian democrats and the Louisiana Purchase, which they felt would diminish Northern influence.

    Document signed by Hillhouse, 10 x 16, "Office of Commissioner of School Fund." September 2, 1809. The document confirms a payment of 3,500 dollars from Isaac Mills from New Haven to his heirs. 

    Folds, toning, some light staining inside of the folds.

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