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1782 dated Pay Order Signed by Jedediah Huntington and Oliver Wolcott Jr. - Connecticut - Revolutionary War - Americana

Inv# CT1106   Autograph
State(s): Connecticut
Years: 1782

State of Connecticut Pay Order signed by Jed Huntington and Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Ralph Pomeroy pay table. When Ralph Pomeroy was born on 8 December 1737, in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, his father, Reverend Benjamin Pomeroy, was 33 and his mother, Abigail Wheelock, was 20. He married Eunice Belden on 31 January 1770. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He registered for military service in 1776. He died on 19 March 1819, in Hebron, Tolland, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Hebron, Tolland, Connecticut, United States. Read more at https://ancestors.familysearch.org/en/LHTY-H3F/ralph-pomeroy-1737-1819

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. Huntington was born in Norwich, Connecticut, the son of Jabez and Elizabeth (Backus) Huntington. Huntington graduated from Harvard in 1763 and received a master's degree from Yale University in 1770.

He was engaged in commercial pursuits with his father, was an active member of the Sons of Liberty, and of the Committee of Correspondence established at Norwich on 6 June 1774. He was a slightly built man: "His greatness was rather intellectual and moral than physical, as there is in existence a memorandum of the weighing of several revolutionary officers at West Point, August 19, 1788; when Gen. Washington weighed 209 pounds, Gen. Lincoln, 224, Gen. Knox, 280, and Gen. Huntington, 132." Read more at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jedediah_Huntington

Oliver Wolcott Jr. (January 11, 1760 – June 1, 1833) was an American politician and judge. He was the second United States Secretary of the Treasury, a judge of the United States Circuit Court for the Second Circuit, and the 24th Governor of Connecticut. Born on January 11, 1760, in Litchfield, Connecticut Colony, British America, Wolcott served in the Continental Army from 1777 to 1779, during the American Revolutionary War, then graduated from Yale University in 1778 and read law in 1781.

He was clerk of the Connecticut Committee on Pay-Table from 1781 to 1782. He was a member of the Connecticut Committee on Pay-Table from 1782 to 1784. He was a commissioner to settle claims of Connecticut against the United States from 1784 to 1788. He was Comptroller of Public Accounts for Connecticut from 1788 to 1789. He was Auditor for the United States Department of the Treasury from 1789 to 1791. He was Comptroller for the United States Department of the Treasury from 1791 to 1795. He was a commission merchant in New York City from 1793 to 1815. He was the 2nd Secretary of the Treasury from 1795 to 1800. Read more at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oliver_Wolcott_Jr.

The American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), also known as the Revolutionary War and the American War of Independence, was initiated by delegates from the thirteen American colonies in Congress against Great Britain over their objection to Parliament's taxation policies and lack of colonial representation. From their founding in the 1600s, the colonies were largely left to govern themselves. The cost of victory in the 1754 to 1763 French and Indian War and the 1756 to 1763 Seven Years' War left the British government deeply in debt; attempts to have the colonies pay for their own defense were vigorously resisted. The Stamp Act and Townshend Acts provoked colonial opposition and unrest, leading to the 1770 Boston Massacre and 1773 Boston Tea Party. When Parliament imposed the Intolerable Acts upon Massachusetts, twelve colonies sent delegates to the First Continental Congress to draft a Petition to the King and organize a boycott of British goods. Read more at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Revolutionary_War

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