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Brearly, David (1745-1790) to Jonathan Dayton

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00916 Author/Creator: Brearly, David (1745-1790) Place Written: Trenton, New Jersey Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 8 March 1788 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 24 x 19 cm.

Summary of Content: One future signer of the U.S. Constitution to another. Brearly (also: "Brearley"), writing as Chief Justice of New Jersey, sends Dayton, then a delegate to the Constitutional Convention, a scale (not included) determined by the New Jersey legislature "for making compensation to the Troops for the depreciation of their pay." Docketed by Dayton on otherwise blank integral leaf.

Background Information: Signer of the U.S. Constitution.

People: Brearly, David, 1745-1790
Dayton, Jonathan, 1760-1824

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Government and CivicsRevolutionary WarMilitary HistoryContinental CongressContinental ArmyCongressSoldier's PayFinanceCoins and Currency

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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