State of Connecticut, Pay-Table Office, 1781 Lot of 2 Signed by Fenn Wadsworth and William Moseley

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State of Connecticut, Pay-Table Office, 1781 Lot of 2 Signed by Fenn Wadsworth and William Moseley
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Hartford, Connecticut, 1781. Lot of 2 pieces, both are I/C tax receipts issued by the Pay-Table Office in Hartford. Issued for £5; and for 15 Shillings, Black text with black handwriting, both signed by Committee members William Moseley and Fenn Wadsworth on the face and Pomeroy on the back. The Pay-Table (also known as the Committee of Four) managed Connecticut's military finances during the Revolutionary War. 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. 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, as shown by his membership to the Pay-Table Committee. William Moseley (1755-1824) later would serve in the Connecticut state senate. Ralph Pomeroy, who was to receive the payment, was a paymaster in the Continental Army. He remained involved in state politics, acting as State Controller after the war. Choice VF to XF condition for their age, very interesting pair. (2)