Jonathan Trumbull, Jr. Papers, 1753-1832
A collection of papers of Jonathan Trumbull, Jr. of Lebanon, Connecticut, a businessman, politician, first Comptroller of the U.S. Treasury, secretary to George Washington, Paymaster for the New York department during the Revolution, and Governor of Connecticut. He served in the Connecticut General Assembly, the House of Representatives, the United States Senate, Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut and finally Governor. Documents in the collection include personal and business correspondence with many notable individuals of the time, militia records including courts martial and military returns, his personal estate papers, and records of the votes of Connecticut towns on the controversial Embargo of 1809. Digitization of this collection was funded by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. Note that some documents were filmed while bound in oversize volumes and hence some text will be obscured.