Feb 04, 2016 - Sale 2404

Sale 2404 - Lot 32

Price Realized: $ 2,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
(AMERICAN REVOLUTION--1781.) At a General Assembly of . . . Connecticut . . . 21st Day of February, A.D. 1781: An Act, in Addition to an Act, passed in May Last, for Securing the Balances Found Due to the Officers and Soldiers, of the Connecticut Line of the Continental Army. Letterpress broadside, 13 x 8 1/4 inches; uncut. (MRS) Hartford, CT: Hudson & Goodwin, [1781]

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Orders that a tax be collected in gold and silver for the payment of the state's troops, as "the Bills of Credit, of this State, now in Circulation, will not answer the Purposes of said Officers and Soldiers, who are now serving in other States, where said Bills have no currency." Not in Evans or ESTC, and none known at auction, but listed in the 1936 catalogue "Check List of American Laws, Charters and Constitutions of the 17th and 18th Centuries in the Huntington Library," 170.