Haverstraw, New York, 1774 Promissory Note, Payable in "N.Y. Currency"

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Haverstraw, New York, 1774 Promissory Note, Payable in  N.Y. Currency

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Haverstraw, New York, April, 1774. Handwritten document stating that George [last name obscured] "promised to pay unto Edward William Kiers" the sum of 5 Pounds, 7 Pence, and 3 Farthings in "N.Y. Currency", with a pair of signatures, including one by John Allison, and a single seal. Edward William Kiers served as captain of the Haverstraw Company in the Orange County, New York militia. He also testified, at the request of George Washington, at the court-martial of Joshua Hett Smith, an alleged co-conspirator of Benedict Arnold and John Andre. John Allison was a member of the Continental Army during the American Revolution, serving until 1783 when he was discharged by General George Washington. During the American Revolution, Haverstraw served as an important lookout for British activities on the Hudson due to its location along the river. The village was home to a number of skirmishes between the British Army and the Continental Army during the conflict. Then a part of Orange County, today Haverstraw is located in Rockland County. VG to Fine condition, faint handwriting, with staining and small holes at fold lines, still in great condition for its age. Interesting "G-R" watermark at center. A fascinating document from an important area during the Revolutionary War, which also mentions historical figures who were contemporaries of George Washington.