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Discharge Pay 11th Infantry Regiment Artillery Company

October 31, 1814, (War of 1812), Manuscript Document, Being a Receipt for Discharge Pay for a Soldier in Capt. John B. Wallach's Artillery Company, Choice Extremely Fine.

This historic Manuscript Document, measuring 6" x 7.5," is a receipt for Military Pay received by David Rogers when he was discharged in October 1814. Rogers had served in Capt. Wallach's Artillery Company, which, based on other documents we have seen, was part of the 11th Infantry Regiment. This unit was organized in Vermont, New Hampshire and Connecticut in 1812 and spent the entire war defending the Canadian border. Jacob Cutter, named in this document, was the regiment's Assistant District Paymaster. This document reads, in full:

"To David Rogers, a private in Captn. John B. Wallach's Company of Artillery - To my pay commencing 1st May and ending 30th October 1814 at $8 per month [equals] 47.74 - Travel to Hampton 8 miles - one day [equals] .26 - [total] 48.00 - Oct. 31, 1814 - Received of Jacob Cutter, A(ssistant) D(istrict) P(ay) Master, forty eight Dollars -- cents in full for the above, for which I have signed Duplicate Receipts. [signed] David Rogers."

M. J. de Rochemont has signed in the lower left as a witness. The docketing on the back reads: "D. Rogers of Capt. Wallach Comy. Artillery, Discharge Oct. 30, 1814." This document is in excellent condition, still bright, with just a touch of age toning. A wonderful relic of the War of 1812 and an important piece of New England Local History.
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