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    [American Revolution]. Connecticut Enlistment Bounty Signed "T. Seymour". Partially printed page, 7.5" x 6", Hartford, Connecticut; February 4, 1777. Because Congress could not require enlistment into the army, bounties were used as a way to raise voluntary regiments within the colonies. This Connecticut bounty reads, in full:

    "Sir, Please to pay Lt. Aaron Hale the Sum of Two hundred pounds to pay out (as the additional Encouragement of Ten Pounds granted by this State) for inlisting [sic] his own Company, in the Continental Battalion to be commanded by John Dungee Colonel; and to render his Account, and charge the State." The document is signed in type, "John Lawrence, Esq; Treasurer." Matted and framed to the overall size of 14.5" x 12.5".

    Condition: Flattened folds, with slightly uneven edges. There is a small amount of bleed-through from docketing on verso, else very good.


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    October, 2018
    25th Thursday
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