Lot 45: 1789 Revolutionary War General JEDEDIAH HUNTINGTON Signed Treasury Document
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December 10, 2016
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USALive Auction
Revolutionary War General Jedediah Huntington Signed 1789 Connecticut Financial Funding & Debt Document
JEDEDIAH HUNTINGTON (1743-1818). American General in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, brevetted Major General in 1783, one of the organizers of the Society of the Cincinnati, member of the court-martial that tried Gen. Charles Lee and that condemned Major Andr. He "fought courageously during the Battle of Bunker Hill, from which he emerged a Colonel."
1789-Dated Federal Period, Partially-Printed Document Signed, "J Huntington," as Treasurer, measuring 12.5" x 7.5", (Hartford, CT.), Gem Crisp Mint. This is an unused yet properly Pre-Signed, 1789 Connecticut Treasury Office Document. It was to be used for reporting on Payment Certificate Notes issued to Continental Army Revolutionary War Soldiers, who's notes were to be turned in for payment to the Treasury. This is an unused, pristine full Uncut Double-page recording sheet for that purpose. It is boldly printed in black, fresh and bright having lots of original press text embossing remaining within the quality laid watermarked period paper, attesting to its originality. The signature of Revolutionary War General Jedediah Huntington is quite magnificent, being a bold deep brown exactly as it appeared on the day it was signed, measuring a full 2" long and lovely for display. (Please see our online website for more about General Jedediah Huntington.)
Jedediah Huntington (4 August 1743 - 25 September 1818), also known as Jedidiah Huntington, was an American General in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. He was born in Norwich, Connecticut, the son of Jabez Huntington (1719-1786). He graduated at Harvard in 1763.
Huntington joined the American army at Cambridge, "fought courageously during the Battle of Bunker Hill, from which he emerged a Colonel," became a Brigadier General in 1777, and took part in many important engagements until the close of the war. In 1778 he was a member of the court-martial that tried General Charles Lee and in 1780 of the one that condemned Major Andr. He was brevetted Major General in 1783. He was also one of the organizers of the Society of the Cincinnati.
He became collector of the port of New London in 1789 and held the office 26 years.