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Ellsworth, Oliver (1745-1807) [Receipt for Captain Vine Elderkin]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01450.241.02 Author/Creator: Ellsworth, Oliver (1745-1807) Place Written: Hartford, Connecticut Type: Autograph document signed Date: 15 April 1777 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 15 x 21 cm.

Signed by Ellsworth as a member of the Connecticut Pay-Table Committee. To Connecticut Treasurer Jonathan Lawrence. Receipt says to pay Captain Elderkin over 83 pounds for the various expenses to treat the illnesses in his company in Colonel Mott's regiment. Note on verso says the money was received on 15 April 1777 and is signed by Nathaniel Webb. Docket says the payment was audited on 1 September 1777 by J. Treadwell. Related to GLC01450.240.

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