1787 COLONIAL SILK INDUSTRY DOCUMENT: From the original 1996 Early American Numismatic Auctions catalog: ''April 25, 1878, A rare document on fine, laid, watermarked paper, Wethersfield, 5 3/4'' x 7 1/4'', Extremely Fine. This document orders the payment of a bounty due Orzias Griswold of Wethersfield, Connecticut who has 'one hundred white mulberry trees now growing on his own lands...(and should be paid)...agreeable to and Act Entitled and Act to promote the making of Raw Silk.' Signed on the reverse and anointed by Oliver Wolcott Jr. A rare reference to the earl American silk industry''.
CONDITION: Toning, fold lines.