State of Connecticut, 1783-84, Pay-Table Office, Lot of 3 Tax Warrants With Text "granted in January

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State of Connecticut, 1783-84, Pay-Table Office, Lot of 3 Tax Warrants With Text  granted in January
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This item SOLD at 2023 Sep 12 @ 14:40UTC-4 : AST/EDT

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Connecticut, 1783-84. Lot of 3 Tax Warrants "Granted in January last" text, Issued to Guy Richards for 2 Pounds; Wm. Benoni Conel for 6 Pounds; and Capt. Benjamin Durkee for 14 Pounds. All have black text with black borders. Lot includes signatures from Connecticut leaders such as Eleazer Wales and Oliver Wolcott Jr., one piece also has Samuel Wyllys' signature across. The Pay-Table (also known as the Committee of Four) managed Connecticut's military finances during the Revolutionary War. Its members rotated during the lengthy confrontation with England. Financing the Revolution laid a heavy burden upon each colony, especially those which balked at levying taxes. 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. Eleazer Wales was another member of the Pay-Table whose signature appears on documents from the period. Samuel Wyllys (January 4, 1739 - June 9, 1823) was an American military officer in the American Revolution, Connecticut politician, and a member of the Wyllys–Haynes family. Benjamin Durkee was a Captain in the Connecticut militia. Fine condition with some toning and fold lines. Interesting trio of early Connecticut history. (3)