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1781 State of Connecticut Note Signed by Colonel Samuel Wyllys
1781 State of Connecticut Note Signed by Colonel Samuel Wyllys
1781 State of Connecticut Note Signed by Colonel Samuel Wyllys

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Product Code: OD379-7

Promissory Notes like this issued by the State of Connecticut helped to finance the Revolutionary War. Military finances in the state of Connecticut were managed by the Pay-Table which was also known as the Committee of Four during the Revolutionary War.

Samuel Wyllys was an officer in the American Revolutionary War. He is credited with the creation of the Connecticut Governor's Foot Guard. The Governor's Guard still exist today and thought to be the longest continuously serving militia in the United States.

He was promoted to Colonel in 1775 and commanded the 2nd, 3rd and 22nd Connecticut Regiments during his career. He led a regiment during the siege of Boston which prevented the British from taking Boston. He later marched with General George Washington to New York where he fought in several battles and finished his service. After the War, he became Major General of the Connecticut Militia. He became Secretary of State of Connecticut in 1796, a post previously held by by his father and grandfather. Collectively, the three Wyllys' held the office for 98 years. Fort Wyllys in West Point, NY was named in his honor.

The note was issued to Ralph Pomeroy in 1781. Ralph Pomeroy served as a Military Paymaster who was in charged with finances during the Revolutionary War such as wages, expenses, and losses due to damages. This note was signed by Pay-Table members Fenn Wadsworth and William Moseley and Colonel Samuel Wyllys vertically. Fenn Wadsworth was a Brigade Major serving General James Wadsworth and served in many battles until poor health required him to serve in the Connecticut Government and was a Pay-Table member. Moseley would later serve in the State Senate (1822-1824). The reverse is signed/ endorsed by Ralph Pomeroy

John Lawrence as Treasurer.

This Pay Table Note is presented in a gorgeous high quality acrylic display that weights over 1.5 lbs. Magnetically held together, the display is easy to open if you want to inspect your document. Perfect for a desktop or bookshelf display.

1781 Revolutionary War Note - Signed by Colonel Samuel Wyllys, William Moseley, Fenn Wadsworth, and Ralph Pomeroy.
  • Display measures: 8" x 6" x .75"
  • Age: 1781
  • Weight; over 1.5 lbs
  • Condition: Excellent; as pictured