Continental Battalion, 1777 Promissory Note Issued to Charles Pond for Enlisting his Company in to t

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Continental Battalion, 1777 Promissory Note Issued to Charles Pond for Enlisting his Company in to t
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Connecticut, February 15th, 1777. Fantastic piece of history, a promissory note issued to and signed by Charles Pond for the sum of 500 Pounds to pay out for "inlisting his own Company, in the Continental Battalion to be commanded by William Douglas, Colonel" and that the state will be charged. Signed by Thomas Seymour as Committee member. Charles Pond (1744-1832) was a member of the 19th Continental Regiment, and is believed to have been with George Washington's troops during the historic crossing of the Delaware River on December 25th, 1776. Pond was at the Battle of White Plains and the Battle of Princeton, and received a captainÕs commission in 1777. He resigned his army command in April of 1779 so he could take command of the war vessel, ÒNew Defense,Ó that Connecticut was building for the defense of its coast. The Captain Charles Pond Society was named in his honor. William Douglas (January 17, 1742 - May 28, 1777) was an American military officer who led regiments from Connecticut during the American Revolutionary War. Douglas began his military career as a soldier in the French and Indian War, rising to the rank of sergeant. Following the war, he became a shipmaster and worked in the maritime trades until the beginning of the American Revolutionary War, when he raised the 6th Company of the 1st Connecticut Regiment and became its captain. VF condition and a great piece of Revolutionary War history.