Revolutionary War Connecticut, 1782 Issued Promissory Note Signed by William Moseley

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Revolutionary War Connecticut, 1782 Issued Promissory Note Signed by William Moseley
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Connecticut, May 27th, 1782. Handwritten promissory note to pay Samuel Taylor the sum of 20 Pounds, 11 Shillings, and 6 Pence. Signed by Pay-Table members William Moseley and Eleazer Wales, also signed by Connecticut Treasurer John Lawrence at bottom left. Note on the back stating Treasurer Lawrence received a note "in the name of Samuel Taylor in full" the stated sum. Promissory Notes like this were issued by the State of Connecticut to help finance the Revolutionary War. The Pay-Table (also known as the Committee of Four) managed Connecticut's military finances during the ongoing conflict. William Moseley (1755-1824) later would serve in the Connecticut state senate. He was also the Director of the Hartford National Bank from 1797 to 1815. Eleazer Wales was another member of the Pay-Table whose signature appears on documents from the period. John Lawrence (1719-1802) served as treasurer of the Connecticut colony, and later as the Connecticut State Treasurer from 1769 to 1789, spanning the crucial period of colonial rule, through the American revolution, and into the early years of the United States. During the Revolutionary War, Lawrence was commissioner of loans for the new nation. Early piece of Connecticut history in VF condition.