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1773 Arrest Warrant For Jeremiah Arnold Of Middletown, Connecticut For Counterfeiting Dollars
August 2, 1773-Dated, Middletown (CT.), Manuscript Document, an Arrest Warrant, Choice Very Fine.
This original manuscript arrest warrant, measures 5" x 7.25" and is written on period laid paper with a portion of a watermark. It is possibly written in the hand of Titus Hosmer, a Signer of the Articles of Confederation. It reads, in full:

"To John Christopher of Middletown in Hartford County (CT.) Greeting - In his majesty's name you are commanded to arrest the Body of Jeremiah Arnold of said Middletown and him have forthwith before me Matthew Talcott Esq'r Justice of the peace for s'd County at the dwelling House of Titus Hosmer of s'd Middletown then and there to testify what he may know of the mattered alleged in a certain Complaint before me depending made by Abine Pomeroy Grand juror against Solomon Bell for passing and uttering base false & Counterfeit Dollars knowing them to be such. - hereof you may not fail - dated in Middletown the 2d day of August AD. 1773. - Matthew Tallcott, Just. Peace".

The docketing on the back, by John Christopher, reads: "Middletown - Aug't 20, 1773 - there by virtue of the within writ I arrested the body of Jerem'a Arnold within mentioned and him had & caused to appear before Matthew Tallcott Esq. within mentioned at the place within Described as I am therein commanded. - John Christopher."

There are a few trivial folds and one pin hole, otherwise this warrant is quite nice in its overall appearance. A very rare document directly relating to the capture of a Colonial Connecticut Currency Counterfeiter and extremely rare and desirable as such.
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