Offering a one-page 1776 document, 4 ½ x 7 1/2, signed by Norwalk, CT, Selectmen Jesse Raymond, Revolutionary War notable David Comstock and Justice of the Peace Stephen St. John abating the assessment of Elijah Hoyt. “To the Treasurer…whereas Elijah Holt of Norwalk…complains that…wrong charges in his list for the year 1776 the sum of one hundred & eight pounds, fourteen shillings and…on hearing the parties are of opinion that he is over charged…ought to be abated and he is therefore hereby abated the afore. Sum of one hundred & eight pounds, fourteen shillings. Norwalk 20th Jan. 1776…” The magic year of 1776 appears twice.
We find that DAVID COMSTOCK served for five years in the Revolutionary War from 1777, when he was 16, until 1782 in Capt. Uriah Raymond’s Regiment of Rangers formed to protect Southwest Connecticut. Comstock was also part of a committee to get “what salt there was in the town of Boston, belonging to the inhabitants of this town…at the expense of the town” as part of the war effort. (Research included)
Light toning, folds but in excellent condition.
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