(American Revolution) Gerard Bancker Autograph Letter Signed, as Treasurer of New York. One page, 8.25" x 10.5", Poughkeepsie, Sept. 3,1783 to New York Attorney General, Egbert Benson, to request advice in regards to how he should deal with the lack of cooperation in the collection of taxes: "Of the whole of the Tax directed to be raised...only about £250, part of the Quota of the County of Albany have as yet been paid into the treasury... I have been...credibly informed that the Supervisors of the County of Ulster met, and unanimously determined not to make an apportionment...I would therefore wish for your official advice and direction as to the mode of proceedings..." Seven years of war drained the resources of the state. Therefore, two months before the British were to evacuate New York City, the state was at the breaking point. This is an excellent letter which illustrates the economic stress brought on by years of destructive and costly war. Lightly toned at extreme margins with minor chipping, else very good. Ex. Henry E. Luhrs Collection.

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