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EBENEZER EATON - MANUSCRIPT DOCUMENT SIGNED 05/08/1781 - HFSID 1982

The committee member of the Continental Army along with two other affiliates write and sign a letter about the contributions made to the state of Connecticut Manuscript Document Signed: “Ebanezer Eaton” in iron gall ink.

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EBENEZER EATON, ANDREW BACKUS and JOSHUA DUNLAP

The committee member of the Continental Army along with two other affiliates write and sign a letter about the contributions made to the state of Connecticut

Manuscript Document Signed: “Ebanezer Eaton” in iron gall ink. Co-signed: “Andrew Backus” and “Joshua Dunlap” in iron gall ink. 7¾x6½. One page. Place: Plainfield. Dated: May 8, 1781. In full: “To the pay table of the state of Connecticut. Pay unto Mr. Abraham Sheppard, Deputy for the town of Plainfield twenty one pounds, sixteen shillings in state money being for nine blankets dispensed to Peter Mush, Stephen Bennet, Reuben Briant, Jeremiah Bennet, John Fagin, Daniel Dunham, Frederick Hato, Amos Simons and Nathaniel Price; soldiers who have enlisted [illegible]to join the Continental Army for three years. Being approved by judicious freeholder under oath at said sum of twenty one pounds, sixteen shillings. Plainfield May 7 & 8, 1781. Joshua Dunlap, Andrew Backus, Ebenezer Eaton”. Ebenezer Eaton (1750-1825) was born in 1750 to Joseph Eaton and Lucy Bacon Eaton in Windham County, Connecticut. He ran a tavern/hotel on the stage route between New York, Boston and Providence. President George Washington himself stayed there, and Lafayette twice, once during the Revolutionary War and again when he toured the US many years later. Andrew Backus. Joshua Dunlap. Signers merit for further research. Fragile. Multiple mailing folds. Toned, soiled and worn. Edges frayed. Otherwise, fine condition.

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