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
80.00USD+ buyer's premium + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2021 Sep 22 @ 16:17UTC-4 : AST/EDT

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Hartford, Connecticut, 1779. Rare high denomination, Handwritten promissory note to pay Epaulet Thorp 250 Pounds and "charge the state" dated March 12th, 1779, and signed by Committee members James Church and Fenn Wadsworth 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. Also named in the document is Connecticut Treasurer John Lawrence. Epaulet (1740-1795) was a Captain in the 4th Company, 4th Regiment of Connecticut in the Revolutionary War. 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. 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 were 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. Great piece of history which mentions men who were directly involved in the war and America's birth.