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GENERAL JEDIDIAH HUNTINGTON - PROMISSORY NOTE SIGNED 07/20/1789 - HFSID 264506

JEDIDIAH HUNTINGTON Partly Printed DS: "Jed Huntington" as Treasurer (of the state of Connecticut), 1 page, 6¼x7½. Treasury-Office, 1789 July 20. Voucher No. 155, listing nine lines of dates that Army Notes were issued for future payment.

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Condition: lightly creased, otherwise fine condition
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JEDIDIAH HUNTINGTON
Partly Printed DS: "Jed Huntington" as Treasurer (of the state of Connecticut), 1 page, 6¼x7½. Treasury-Office, 1789 July 20. Voucher No. 155, listing nine lines of dates that Army Notes were issued for future payment. The portion filled out and issued, in full: "I Certify That Elizur Wolcott has lodged in the Office the following Notes, viz. Army Note issued February 1781 for £22.11 for which I have issued one Notes for 21.8 leaving the Sum of 1.3 For which he is entitled to receive Certificates in pursuance of an Act of the General Assembly passed in May 1789". Docketed (unknown hand) on verso. As late as 1789, members of the Continental Army had not been paid in full.Instead, pay vouchers, script or notes were issued.Jedediah Huntington (1743-1818), a Harvard graduate with a Masters from Yale, served as Treasurer of the State of Connecticut from 1789-1790. In 1789, the year he signed this document, Huntington was appointed Collector of Customs for New London, Connecticut - then the gateway for Connecticut River commerce - by President George Washington. Huntington would hold that post through four administrations until shortly before his death. A former Revolutionary War General, Huntington had joined the Continental Army outside Boston, April 26, 1775, one week after the Battle of Lexington (1775). He commanded a Connecticut brigade throughout the Revolutionary War, being promoted to Brigadier at George Washington's personal request. After the war, Huntington engaged in private business and served in local offices. He was a delegate to the state convention that ratified the U.S. constitution and a founder of the Society of Cincinnatus, an association of Revolutionary War officers. Lightly creased with folds, mid-vertical fold touches the first "n" in Huntington. Chipped at upper blank edge at mid-vertical fold and at upper and lower left corners. Light "haloing" of ink at voucher number and the lower portion of the "J" in July, light show-through of docket on verso at upper right margin. Lightly stained at lower blank margin on verso. Overall, fine condition.

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