FENN WADSWORTH - DOCUMENT SIGNED 11/08/1781 CO-SIGNED BY: ELEAZER WALES - HFSID 1968
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FENN WADSWORTH and ELEAZER WALES
Fenn Wadsworth and Eleazer Wales, members of Connecticut's Committee of the Pay Table during the American Revolutionary War, signed this document in 1781 to pay for 88 pounds and 13 shillings worth of supplies.
Manuscript document signed "Eleazer Wales" and "Fenn Wadsworth" as "Comtee". 2 pages, 7¾x6¼, 1 sheet, front and verso with docket on page 2. Nov. 8,1781. Wadsworth and Wales signed this document to pay Mr. John Carter 88 pounds and 13 shillings for supplies. Wadsworth and Wales served on Connecticut's Committee of the Pay Table during the American Revolutionary War and were two of the five men who supervised Connecticut's war expenditures. Pay-Table members rotated during the lengthy confrontation with England, and included such notables as jurist Oliver Ellsworth, attorney Oliver Wolcott, Jr. (a future U.S. Secretary of the Treasury), Hezekiah Rogers (an aide de camp to General Jedidiah Huntington, who was also a member), William Moseley and General Samuel Wyllys, son of Governor George Wyllys. WADSWORTH (1750 or 1751-1785, born in Farmington, Connecticut) 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. He stayed in Connecticut's government, however, and was a member of the state's Pay-Table, which was responsible for military expenditures during the Revolutionary War. WALES (1732-1794) was a Yale graduate and Presbyterian Minister. In addition to his public service on the Connecticut Pay-Table, he was for a time a Justice of the Peace in Hartford. Lightly toned, foxed and creased. Light nicks at right edge. Irregular top, left and bottom edges. Rounded bottom left corner. Folded twice horizontally and unfolded. Otherwise in fine condition.
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