State of Connecticut, 1782 Pay-Table Office, Lot of 2 Tax Warrants " Payable in Lawful Silver Money"

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State of Connecticut, 1782 Pay-Table Office, Lot of 2 Tax Warrants   Payable in Lawful Silver Money

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Connecticut, 1782. Lot of 2 Tax Warrants Issued by the Pay-Table Office in Hartford, both are dated February 18th: 6 Pounds Signed by Oliver Wolcott Jr., Fenn Wadsworth, and Jedediah Huntington; 5 Pounds Signed by William Moseley and Oliver Wolcott Jr. Both are signed by Ralph Pomeroy on back. Black text with black handwriting. The Pay-Table (also known as the Committee of Four) managed Connecticut's military finances during the Revolutionary War. In order to meet immediate needs, such as wages, the colonies relied upon wealthy revolutionists, foreign loans, and taxes and gifts from abroad. Issuing notes such as these was only a temporary solution. Oliver Wolcott Jr. (January 11, 1760 - June 1, 1833) was the second United States Secretary of the Treasury, a judge of the United States Circuit Court for the Second Circuit, and the 24th Governor of Connecticut. He was a member of the Pay-Table Committee for several years, and was a commissioner to settle claims of Connecticut against the United States from 1784 to 1788. In 1796, he was George and Martha Washington's intermediary in getting the Collector of Customs for Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Joseph Whipple, to capture and send an escaped slave, Oney (sometimes Ona) Judge, back to Mount Vernon. He was ultimately unsuccessful. When Wolcott died in 1833 in New York City, he was the last surviving cabinet member of the Washington administration. 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. Jedediah Huntington (4 August 1743 - 25 September 1818), was an American general in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. After the war, he served in numerous civilian posts. 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. Ralph Pomeroy (1737- 1819) was a paymaster in the Continental Army. He remained involved in state politics, acting as State Controller after the war. Fine-VF condition. Attractive group of signatures. (2)