State of Connecticut, Pay-Table Office, 1781 Tax Trio Signed by Jedidiah Huntington, Revolutionary W

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State of Connecticut, Pay-Table Office, 1781 Tax Trio Signed by Jedidiah Huntington, Revolutionary W

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Hartford, Connecticut, 1781. Lot of 3 pieces, all are I/C tax receipts and issued by the Pay-Table Office in Hartford. Issued for 12 Shillings; 25 Shillings; and £6, Black text with black handwriting, all three are signed by Committee members, Jedediah (or Jedidiah) Huntington (4 August 1743 Ð 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, 2 are signed by William Moseley, and one by another. 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. 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. Very interesting trio, Fine condition with some toning. (3)