Talk:Oliver Wolcott

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oliver wolcott

  • dewitt clinton was born after the war in 1769, perhaps another governor clinton (james, charles?) commissioned Wolcott to create a militia in New York during the French and Indian War?--RexRex84 20:04, 30 May 2006 (UTC)

A bit effusive[edit]

"In 1776 he took his seat in congress, and remained until he affixed his signature to that Declaration which burst the chains of slavery, gave birth to a nation in a day, astonished gazing millions, made the British king tremble on his throne, and stamped the names of its signers with a fame that will endure, unimpaired, through the rolling ages of time. " I'm gonna edit this in a few days if somebody else doesn't first. GreaseballNYC (talk) 15:06, 4 June 2016 (UTC)

Ok, I found the vandalism and am reverting to that previous. GreaseballNYC (talk) 15:12, 4 June 2016 (UTC)

Letter to son on Bill of Rights[edit]

Connecticut's constitution at the time made Lt. Gov. Wolcott a member of the upper house of the Connecticut General Assembly. In the May 1790 session of the Assembly, the lower house voted to approve 10 of the 12 proposed amendments to the U.S. constitution (those eventually became the first 10 Amendments) but the upper house voted to approve all 12 amendments which resulted in Connecticut not ratifying any of the amendments when they failed to reconcile their bills. Supposedly, there is a June 3, 1790 letter from Wolcott to his son, Oliver Wolcott Jr. where he says the upper house wouldn't agree to the lower house bill because they thought the amendment that would later become the 27th Amendment was just as important as the Bill of Rights amendments. Is there any source that mentions this letter or some online resource with transcriptions of Wolcott letters? Libertybison (talk) 21:56, 23 January 2017 (UTC)