Revolutionary War Promissory Note, 1779 Payment Warrant Signed by Jedidiah Huntington, Revolutionary

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Revolutionary War Promissory Note, 1779 Payment Warrant Signed by Jedidiah Huntington, Revolutionary
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Hartford, Connecticut, 1779. Handwritten promissory note to pay Samuel Jennings 17 Pounds, 10 Shillings "and charge the State" dated February 4th, 1779. Signed by Fenn Wadsworth and John Lawrence, Esquire and Connecticut Treasurer and Jedediah (or Jedidiah) Huntington (4 August 1743 Ð 25 September 1818), an American general in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. After the war, he served in numerous civilian posts. . Pen and black ink on paper, old fold lines. 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 and Connecticut Statehood. During the Revolutionary War, Lawrence was commissioner of loans for the new nation. Fenn Wadsworth (1750/51-1785) was a brigade major to General James Wadsworth from 1776 to 1779. He fought in many battles during that time, but his failing health forced him to leave active service. Wadsworth stayed in Connecticut's government, and was a member of the state's Pay-Table. Promissory Notes like this issued by the State of Connecticut help to finance the Revolutionary War. Military finances in the state of Connecticut were managed by the Pay-Table which was also known as the Committee of Four during the Revolutionary War. Fascinating piece from Revolutionary-era United States. VF condition for its age.