JOHN CHESTER (1749 – 1809) saw action in the Revolutionary War from the Battle of Bunker Hill to the Battle of Trenton as part of Connecticut’s troops. His image is shown in the famous John Trumbull painting holding and defending the mortally wounded General Joseph Warren. He led a group of about 100 men at the battles of Lexington and Concord, enabling them to distinguish themselves. Chester was wounded at the Battle of Bunker Hill. He was commissioned Colonel in June 1776 and fought at the Battle of White Plains [NY], where he was also wounded. He was also at the Battle of Trenton with George Washington in December 1776. He left the army in 1777 and was speaker of the Connecticut Legislature. Washington appointed him as Supervisor of Revenue in 1791.
Offering a single page, 7 ¾ x 10, October 9th, 1798, March 25, 1801, to Collector White. “Sir, -- You will receive herewith one hundred certificates of form (K) designed for country stills only numbered from 14201 to 14300. – also every receipt for the money remitted in your letter of the 8th instant. – I am sir, your most obedient servant – John Chester Supervisor of the Revenue”
Docketed on the verso. Written with a quill in rich brown ink on laid paper. Fold tears reinforced on verso.
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