Lot of 2 handwritten notices from “Conn. Camp Hutts,” December 22, 1781, on one sheet, 8 x 8 in., concerning payment for named individuals, notices are in full: (1, top half), "Camp Conn. Hutts [Huts] Dec. 22/81 / Gentleman, Please [?] to deliver our States notes whose names are underwritten to Benj. [?] and due for Service in the late 6th Conn. Regt. before and up to the 1st Jany/80…Abraham Copper / John Nailes [Nails] / Committee Pay Table/ Hartford”; (2, bottom half) Camp Conn.Hutts Dec. 22/81 / This certifies that John Nailes and Abraham Cooper did belong to the Continental Army of the late 6th Connt. Regt. before and on the 1st day of Jan./80 sign [sic] the above order confirming Benj. [?] to receive their State notes / H. Ten Eyck, Capt. Conn’t. 6th Regt.”
CAPTAIN HENRY TEN EYCK, 1702-84/Revolutionary War service 1777-83, was adjutant of the 2nd CONNECTICUT REGIMENT during the winter 1777-78 at Valley Forge when it was a part of Washington’s forces in the Philadelphia area; he is mentioned at least once by George Washington in an order when at Valley Forge — Head-Quarters V. Forge Washington March 25, 1778 / General Orders — “Mr. Ten Eyck Adjutant in Genl. Huntington’s Brigade is appointed to do the duty of Brigade Major…”
CAMP CONN’T HUTTS, Camp Connecticut Huts, is what is better known as Camp Connecticut Village, a camp on the east side of the Hudson River across from West Point where Connecticut soldiers of the Continental Army spent winters.
6TH CONNECTICUT REGIMENT, formed in May 1775 in New Haven, took part in the siege of Boston and fought in the battles of Long Island, the New York Campaign, and one of its officers and a company of light infantry were in the battle of Stony Point; Abraham Cooper and John Nailes (Nails) names are in historical and government records of Revolutionary War veterans.
COMMITTEE PAY TABLE, HARTFORD, a committee of five men who authorized payments for military services by soldiers and for supplies during the Revolutionary War; it was replaced by the state comptroller in 1786.
Well-preserved, all period handwriting legible except for a couple of words, Ten Eyck signature light from fading.
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