Lot of 2 Revolutionary War-era pay statements, comprising:
Manuscript Connecticut pay statement signed by Jedediah Huntington as brigadier general in the Continental Army, 2 July 1781, 7.5 x 4.5 in. Major John Ripley is to be paid 100 pounds.
Huntington (1743-1818) was heavily involved in the Revolution War first with the Norwich military company, later as a colonel with the 20th Regiment of Connecticut Militia, commanded the newly formed 8th Regiment starting in July 1775 which was reorganized as the 17th Continental Regiment with the organization of the Continental Army on Jan. 1, 1776. He was placed in command of the 1st Regiment and later promoted to brigadier general on May 12, 1777, with three Connecticut regiments were placed under his command. He was brevetted as a major general at the conclusion of the war in 1783.
Partly-printed Connecticut pay statement signed by Oliver Wolcott, Jr., Secretary of the Treasury, 1 April 1783, 6.5 x 5.5 in. Capt. Daniel Allen is to be paid 13 pounds and two shillings.
Wolcott, Jr. (1760-1833) served in the Continental Army from 1777-1779, he served as the clerk of the Connecticut Committee on Pay-Table from 1781-1782, and a full member from 1782-1784. After the war he was appointed as the second Secretary of the Treasury (1795-1800) by George Washington. He also served as a judge on the Second Circuit of the United States Circuit Court (1801-1802) and as the 24th Governor of Connecticut (1817-1827).
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