> Connecticut Pay-Table Promissory Note signed by Eleazer Wales, Fenn Wadsworth, and Ralph Pomeroy 1781
Connecticut Pay-Table Promissory Note signed by Eleazer Wales, Fenn Wadsworth, and Ralph Pomeroy 1781
1781 Connecticut Pay-Table Promissory Note signed by Ralph Pomeroy (on reverse), Eleazer Wales and Fenn Wadsworth during the American Revolutionary War. This note was issued to Ralph Pomeroy who served as a Military Paymaster during the Revolutionary War. The military finances for the colony of Connecticut were handled by the Committee of Four (called the Pay-Table) during the American Revolution (1775-1783). Pay-Table members during this period included jurist Oliver Ellsworth, attorney Oliver Wolcott, Jr. (a future U.S. Secretary of the Treasury), Hezekiah Rogers (an aide de camp to General Jedidiah Huntington, who was also a member), William Moseley, Fenn Wadsworth, Eleazer Wales and General Samuel Wyllys. Financing the Revolution laid a heavy burden upon each colony, without a federal government that could levy taxes. Many colonies, including Connecticut, issued promissory notes such as this. Note is in VF+ condition.