OLIVER WOLCOTT JR. - PROMISSORY NOTE SIGNED 04/24/1789 CO-SIGNED BY: GENERAL JEDIDIAH HUNTINGTON - HFSID 1952
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OLIVER WOLCOTT, JR., CO-SIGNED BY: JEDEDIAH HUNTINGTON
Connecticut promissory note for £15:0:0 signed by Oliver Wolcott, Jr. as Connecticut's comptroller and Revolutionary War general Jedediah Huntington
Promissory note signed "Oliver Wolcott" as Comptroller on front and "Jed Hun" on verso. 7x5 with circular hole cut in center. April 24, 1789. State of Connecticut Civil List promissory note no. 403 payable to Huntington for £15:0:0 lawful money "out of the Taxes appropriated for the Payment of the Civil List, and charge the State." WOLCOTT (1760-1833, born in Litchfield, Connecticut), son and namesake of a signer of the Declaration of Independence, and a former attorney and militiaman, was named to the Pay-Table in 1782, overseeing Connecticut's war expenditures. In May 1784, he was commissioned to adjust the claims of the state against the U.S. government, then named Comptroller of public accounts in 1788. He was auditor of the U.S. Treasury (1789-1791), then Comptroller of that Department (1791-1795). On February 2, 1795, he succeeded Alexander Hamilton as President Washington's Secretary of the Treasury, a position he held until November 8, 1800, when he resigned from the Adams administration. Wolcott later served as thefirst President of the Bank of North America (1812-1814) andGovernor of Connecticut (1817-1827). HUNTINGTON (1743-1818, born in Norwich, Connecticut), a Harvard graduate with a Masters from Yale, 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, he engaged in private business and served in local offices before being appointed Collector of Customs for New London, Connecticut - then the gateway for Connecticut River commerce - by President Washington (1789), holding that post through four administrations until shortly before his death. He was a delegate to the state convention that ratified the U.S. constitution and a founder of the Society of the Cincinnati, an association of Revolutionary War officers. Lightly toned and creased. Manuscript writing touches Wolcott's signature. Circular cut obscures much of Huntington's signature. Ink transference, which touches Huntington's signature. Irregular edges. Paper clip impression at top edge. Otherwise in fine condition.
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