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1781 Revolutionary War Receipt Dr. Jeremiah Wadsworth with Payment in “Continental Dollars”

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(DR. JEREMIAH WADSWORTH) (1743-1804). Merchant and Statesman from Hartford, Connecticut who profited supplying the Continental Army, Commissary General in April 1778, represented Connecticut in both the Continental Congress and the United States House of Representatives.

April 12th, 1781 to February 1781-Dated, Manuscript Document, measuring about 18.25” x 7.5”, Choice Very Fine. This large Manuscript Document accounting receipt double-page headed, “Dr Jeremiah Wadsworth Esq. in a/c with Thomas Hopkins & Son”. This Document shows an accounting for various Sundry Merchandise, services, and payment in “Continental Dollars”. Signed “Charles Hopkins” noting payment in full. Docket on reverse. Also states; “Sett(lement) of Bills if convenient for 1754 Livres”. It should be noted that reaching the rank of colonel, Wadsworth became Commissary for Comte de Rochambeau's French army until the Revolutionary War's end. In the summer of 1783, he went to Paris to report to the French on his activities. Beautifully handwritten on fine quality watermarked period laid paper having a receipt for full payment on account vividly signed by Charles Hopkins.
Jeremiah Wadsworth (July 12, 1743 - April 30, 1804) was an American sea captain, merchant, and statesman from Hartford, Connecticut who profited from his position as a government official charged with supplying the Continental Army. He represented Connecticut in both the Continental Congress and the United States House of Representatives.
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