Revolutionary WAR-DATE Expense Report for Sick Soldier Signed by Jedidiah Huntington

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JEDEDIAH HUNTINGTON (1743-1818) was a Colonel in the Lexington Alarm, a Revolutionary War Brigade General and, later, treasurer of Connecticut. He was noted for his actions at the Battle of Bunker Hill and later a founder of the Society of Cincinnati.

Very nice WAR-DATE document signed by him diagonally across the word Constable. “State of Connecticut to Lem’l. Warren of Norwich

“November 1780

“To my fees and cost moving one James Welch from Norwich to Canterbury, he being a Connecticut Soldier sick in said town of Norwich, belonging in the State of New Hampshire. My order from proper authority (viz. Jon’th. Huntington, Esq)

“Two Pounds, 8 Shillings, State Money

“Lem’l Warren, Constable

“J Huntington.”

Verso contains an order to pay Huntington.

“Norwich Feb. 19, 1781


“Pay the within bill being two pounds, eight shillings, State Mey [money] to Lem’l Warren in order and charge the state.” Signed by Rufus Lathrop and Sam’l Tracy, justices of the peace and by John Lawrence, Esq. Treasurer.

On rag laid paper. Piece missing from top left margin, affecting very little. Expected toning. Comes with internet print of Huntington.

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