Lot 46: SAMUEL HUNTINGTON Signed 1782 Revolutionary War Interest Pay Note
Historic Autographs, Civil War Encased Postage Stamps, Colonial, Revolutionary War, Federal Era, Coins, Currency, Medals
December 10, 2016
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USALive Auction
President of the Continental Congress & Signer of the Declaration of Independence From Connecticut
SAMUEL HUNTINGTON (1731-1796). President of the Continental Congress, Signer of the Declaration of Independence from Connecticut, served as President (September 28, 1779 to February 28, 1781), thus... after the Articles of Confederation were ratified, he was "technically" the First President of the United States of America (March 1-July 6, 1781).
June 7, 1782-Dated Revolutionary War, Partially-Printed Document Signed, "Sam'l Huntington" measuring 7.25" x 11.5" on fine quality laid period paper upon an Uncut Sheet of Revolutionary War interest pay notes, Choice Extremely Fine. The signer acknowledges receipt of the interest payment on monies loaned to the State of Connecticut. This original Uncut Sheet has four Receipts, of which Huntington's signature is at bottom. Some minor age tone, in overall excellent crisp condition. The historic signature of "Sam'l Huntington" is deep rich brown measuring fully 2.25" long.