State of Connecticut, Pay-Table Office, 1781-82 Tax Pair Signed by Fenn Wadsworth and William Mosele

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State of Connecticut, Pay-Table Office, 1781-82 Tax Pair Signed by Fenn Wadsworth and William Mosele

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Hartford, Connecticut, 1781-82. 2 pieces, both are I/C tax receipts issued by the Pay-Table Office in Hartford. Issued for £8 and £4, respectively. Both are signed by Pay-Table members Fenn Wadsworth, William Moseley, and Jedediah Huntington. The Pay-Table (also known as the Committee of Four) managed Connecticut's military finances during the Revolutionary War. Financing the Revolution laid a heavy burden upon each colony, especially those which balked at levying taxes. In order to meet immediate needs, such as wages, the colonies relied upon wealthy revolutionists, foreign loans, and taxes and gifts from abroad. Issuing notes, like these, was only a temporary solution. Jedediah (or Jedidiah) Huntington (4 August 1743 - 25 September 1818), was an American general in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. After the war, he served in numerous civilian posts. Fenn Wadsworth (1750/51-1785) 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. Wadsworth stayed in Connecticut's government, as shown by his membership to the Pay-Table Committee. William Moseley (1755-1824) later would serve in the Connecticut state senate. Ralph Pomeroy, who was to receive the payment, was a paymaster in the Continental Army. He remained involved in state politics, acting as State Controller after the war.