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Rare Document Receipt for an Iron Chest to Store the Monies of the Colony of Connecticut for the Treasury

May, 1771-Dated Manuscript Receipt, Colony of Connecticut, "... that the monies of the colony in the custody of the treasurer be kept therein..." Choice Extremely Fine.

Extraordinary historical original Handwritten Receipt, Colony of Connecticut for its Treasury, dated May 1771. It is written in bold rich brown ink on fine quality period laid paper measuring 7.5" x 5". It reads, in part:

"At a General Assembly of the Governor and company of the Colony of Connecticut holden at Hartford on the second Thursday of May, 1771. Resolved by this Assembly that the treasurer of this Colony be and he is hereby directed to purchase an iron chest of a suitable size at the cost and for the use of this colony and that the monies of the colony in the custody of the treasurer be kept therein. A true copy of record examined by George Wyllys Secretary."

The reverse side shows cost and shipping information, reading: "John Lawrence Treasurer to Thomas Hopkins. 1771 October to 1 Iron Chest (with measurements), carting on board ye vessell, to my commissaries. Hartford 24th October 1771 Received of Treasurer Lawrence Eleven Pounds Sixteen Shillings and Seven Pence Half Penny Lawful Money in Full of the Above Account. -- (Signed) Thomas Hopkins. Paid Captain William Bull for ye freight from new York and paid Mr. Ebenezer Barnard for carting from waterside. No. 585 Act of Assembly to Purchase and Iron Chest May 1771 Audited May 1772 for Trumbull (Gov. Jonathan Trumbull)"

It also shows the money that will be used to pay in York Money (New York Currency). A remarkable document recording the very money chest to the used by the Treasurer of the Colonial of Connecticut to store and protect its currency!

Minor wear from age and use. Overall clean with some folds from docketing.
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