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Lot 98: Hartford, October 2, 1764, Colonial Receipt In March bills of 1762
Historic Autographs, Civil War Encased Postage Stamps, Colonial, Revolutionary War, Federal Era, Coins, Currency, Medals
December 10, 2016
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USALive Auction
Colonial Receipt In March bills of 1762 Hartford
Hartford, October 2, 1764, Colonial Receipt for Three Hundred Fifty Seven Pounds, Five Shillings and Seven Pence in currency notes.
Manuscript Document on fine-laid paper, 7.5" x 3.75", with notations on verso. Extremely Fine. Being a receipt for Bills of Exchange: "Rec. of Mr. Joshua Chandler of New Haven for a Bill of Exchange In March bills of 1762..." With a depreciation schedule. Elliptical bottom border.
Colonel Joshua Chandler (1728-1787) was a member of the Connecticut legislature and wealthy New Haven lawyer. He was a Loyalist at the Revolution and was forced to abandon his home on July 5th, 1779 when the town was evacuated by General Tyron. He and his family sailed for Annapolis, Nova Scotia. The Chandler's died when the ship went down in the Bay of Fundy. The entire story is recounted in Harvey M. Lawson's "My Country is Wrong--Tragedy of Colonel Joshua Chandler...Driven from Home Wandered with his Family in Exile, and Died Brokenhearted--Story of a Tory." Connecticut Magazine 10 (1906) 2:287-92