Lot 195: Revolutionary War Era Paymaster's Appointment Signed "Jonah Gillet"
Historic Autographs, Civil War Encased Postage Stamps, Colonial, Revolutionary War, Federal Era, Coins, Currency, Medals
December 10, 2016
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USALive Auction
1776 Revolutionary War CT. Pay-Master's Appointment to Raise a Company to join the Continental Army in New York
June 21, 1776-Dated Revolutionary War, Partially-Printed Document, Connecticut Pay-Master's Appointment and $3,000 to Raise a Company of Soldiers to join the Continental Army in New York, Signed "Jonah Gillet," Very Fine.
An important Document for raising troops for George Washington's Continental Army, 1 page, measuring 8.75" x 14", from Connecticut. Dated June 21, 1776, it is appointing "Jonah Gillet Pay-Master to his own Company, now to be raised, to join the Continental Army in New York." $3,000 is funded for the payment of troops. Docketed on the verso. Slight separation along the folds. The troops raised by this document were enlisted for six months. Therefore, these soldiers were to cross the Delaware river with George Washington on his historic march on Trenton, New Jersey which resulted in the salvation of the American Army. These troops were to be discharged, but they reenlisted after the American success at Trenton.