1784, Hartford, CT. James Hosmer,tailor, receipts Colonel Thomas Seymour, signed

This is a wonderful, original group of six documents andreceipts, dealing with various transactions between James Hosmer, tailor, and Colonel Thomas Seymour. Each is about 8x10, to 3x6, varying in size, toned, else in overall good condition.

Col. Thomas Seymour was born at Hartford 17 March 1735, the son of Thomas Seymour II, and died at Hartford 30 July 1829. He was married to Mary Ledyard and together had 7 children: Thomas Youngs, William, Edward, Henry Seymour (the father of CT governor Thomas Henry Seymour), Mary Juliana (who married John Chenevard), Ledyard, and Samuel. Col. Seymour has a long list of accomplishments and was a central figure in Hartford during his lifetime.

After graduating from Yale he served as the King’s Attorney in 1767, and after the Revolution as the State’s Attorney. During the Revolution he was commissioned a Captain of Militia in 1773, promoted to Lt. Col. in 1774 and led 3 regiments of lightcavalry to aid the Continental Army in NY during the summer of 1776. Seymour also served as Head of the Committee of Pay Table.

Politically Seymour represented Hartford at the General Assembly at 18 sessions between 1774 and 1793 serving as Speaker 5 times. Between 1793 and 1803 he was annually elected to the Connecticut Senate (then the House of Assistants) and after Hartford’s incorporation as
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