State of Connecticut, 1782 Pay-Table Promissory Note Signed by Fenn Wadsworth and Oliver Wolcott Jr.

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State of Connecticut, 1782 Pay-Table Promissory Note Signed by Fenn Wadsworth and Oliver Wolcott Jr.
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Hartford, Connecticut, July 31st, 1782. Promissory Note Issued by the Pay-Table Office to the Watertown Committee of Supplies for the sum of 34 Pounds, 2 Shillings, and 2 Pence. Signed by Pay-Table members Fenn Wadsworth and Oliver Wolcott Jr., with Jedediah (or Jedidiah) Huntington's over signatures and black text. Promissory Notes like this were issued by the State of Connecticut to help 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. 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 active in Connecticut's government following his military service. 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. 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. VF condition.