Revolutionary War Autograph Pay Order Signed by Samuel Huntington as President of the Continental Congress to Jesse Brown

Price: $1,800.00

Unbound. Approximately 8" x 6.5". Laid paper with one deckled edge and a partial watermark. Old folds, a little soiling, and a very faint spot to the left of the signature, but nice and near fine.

Huntington writes: "Mr. Treasurer Lawrence is requested to send me by Mr. Brown on his next return to Philadelphia the one hundred pounds specie mentioned in my last letter: if not already forwarded. Sam'l. Huntington." Undated but endorsed on the verso by Jesse Brown: "Hartford March 6, 1781 Rec'd. of Pay Table Comte. on order on Treasurer for one hundred pounds in lawful silver money. Order was in [?] of Excellency Samuel Huntington Esq. and for which he is to account. Recev by Me - Jesse Brown."

Huntington was a Signer of the Declaration of Independence, President of the Continental Congress from 1779-1781, and the Governor of Connecticut from 1786-1796. Jesse Brown was an Continental Army post rider with a route between Philadelphia and Hartford. In one instance he was taken captive by Royalists at a public house between Fairfield and Norwalk, but later gained his freedom. Huntington correspondence isn't rare, but his documents signed as President of the Continental Congress are desirable and less commonly found.


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Revolutionary War Autograph Pay Order Signed by Samuel Huntington as President of the Continental Congress to Jesse Brown. Samuel HUNTINGTON.
Revolutionary War Autograph Pay Order Signed by Samuel Huntington as President of the Continental Congress to Jesse Brown