OLIVER WOLCOTT JR. - PROMISSORY NOTE SIGNED 08/26/1788 CO-SIGNED BY: DANIEL SKINNER JR. - HFSID 1965
OLIVER WOLCOTT, JR., CO-SIGNED BY: DANIEL SKINNER, JR Connecticut promissory note for £10:0:0 signed by Oliver Wolcott, Jr. as Connecticut's comptroller in 1788 Promissory note signed "Oliver Wolcott" as Comptroller on front and "Danl Skinner Jr" on verso. 6x5, docketed on verso. Aug.
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OLIVER WOLCOTT, JR., CO-SIGNED BY: DANIEL SKINNER, JR
Connecticut promissory note for £10:0:0 signed by Oliver Wolcott, Jr. as Connecticut's comptroller in 1788
Promissory note signed "Oliver Wolcott" as Comptroller on front and "Danl Skinner Jr" on verso. 6x5, docketed on verso. Aug. 26, 1788. State of Connecticut Civil List promissory note no. 85 payable to Oliver Hanchett for £10:0:0 "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). Lightly toned and creased. Manuscript writing touches Wolcott's signature. Show-through from both sides touches both signatures. Folded once and unfolded. Otherwise in fine condition.
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