State of Connecticut, Pay-Table Office, 1781 Tax Pay Order Signed by Jedediah Huntington

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State of Connecticut, Pay-Table Office, 1781 Tax Pay Order Signed by Jedediah Huntington
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Connecticut. December 1st, 1781. I/C Tax Pay Order issued by the Pay-Table, 8 Pounds in "Lawful Silver Money," Black text with black handwriting, signed by Pay-Table members Eleazer Wales and William Moseley, with Jedediah (or Jedidiah) Huntington's 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. 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. 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. 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. VF condition for its age, Great piece of American Revolutionary War history.