American Revolution Connecticut Note
This partly printed paper money was issued to the Military Paymaster Ralph Pomeroy (1737-1819).
The petitioners are Moseley, Wadsworth and Wyllys who signed across.
During the American Revolution, William Moseley (1755-1824), Fenn Wadsworth (1750-1785) and Samuel Wyllys (1739-1823) are the Committee members of the Pay-Table, also referred to as the Committee of Four, in charge of the military finances for the colony of Connecticut
Issuing paper money - for wages, reimbursement for expenses or loss due to damages during the Revolutionary War - was only a temporary solution, the U.S. would establish its standard monetary system in 1791.
Framed with a postcard showing the dispatches from Quebec to Sir Henry Clinton, an event in American colonial history
R.M. Smythe gallery label on the reverse
8.7 cm x 13.7 cm
Framed 35.8 cm x 28.4 cm