Autograph Manuscript Order, Signed "William Moseley" and "John Lawrence Esq." for payment from the State of Connecticut to David Hills for "Beef Supplies." American Revolution.
Autograph Manuscript Order, Signed "William Moseley" and "John Lawrence Esq." for payment from the State of Connecticut to David Hills for "Beef Supplies."

PROVISIONS FROM THE "PROVISION STATE"

Autograph Manuscript Order, Signed "William Moseley" and "John Lawrence Esq." for payment from the State of Connecticut to David Hills for "Beef Supplies."

Hartford [CT]: Nov. 27th 1781.

1p., pen and ink on paper, docketed on verso. 7.75 x 6.75 inches. PROVISIONS FROM THE "PROVISION STATE" Old folds, else very fine. Item #308475

A document portraying the way in which the state of Connecticut paid for soldiers and provisions for it’s troops and the Continental Army. Dubbed “The Provision State” by George Washington, Connecticut supplied more food and cannons for the war than any of the other states. Reading:

“Sir Please to secure to Mr. David Hills the payment of fifty pounds seventeen shillings and ten pence agreeable to Act of Assembly… it being for Beef supplies and charge the State. Pay Table Office Nov 27th 1781”

Signed on verso by “David Hills,” reading: “Rec’d A New note for the Contents”

William Moseley was born on June 20, 1755 in Windham, CT, to Rev. Samuel Moseley and Mary Gaylord. He graduated from Yale in 1777, and was admitted to the Bar in 1789. He was a member of the Connecticut Pay-Table-Committee during the Revolution, a five-man committee that supervised the state’s war expenditures, a member of the Connecticut General Assembly, and served as director of the Hartford National Bank from 1797-1818. He died in Hartford, CT, on June 8, 1824.

John Lawrence was born in Boston Massachusetts, on June 11, 1719, to Capt. John Lawrence and Marian Beauchamp. He married Margaret Chenevard in 1748. Lawrence was the treasurer for the state of CT, 1769-1789. He died on December 25, 1802.

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