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(AMERICAN REVOLUTION--PRELUDE.) Giddings, John. Receipt for New Hampshire's expense account for the First Continental Congress. Autograph Document Signed as treasurer, to Josiah Bartlett. One page, 2 1/4 x 7 3/4 inches, docketed on verso; one fold, minimal wear. (MRS) Exeter, NH, 27 [July?] 1774
On 21 July 1774, a group of representatives from each New Hampshire town met in Exeter and agreed to send delegates to the proposed First Continental Congress. They also voted that £200 "generously contributed by the several Towns . . . be paid to the Treasurer that may be appointed to receive the same to defray the Expence of sending the Delegates." Colonel Josiah Bartlett gave treasurer John Giddings £3:18 as Kingston, NH's share. In return, Giddings gave him this receipt. A remarkable survival from New Hampshire's earliest formal efforts toward independence. Provenance: Bartlett family, by descent; auctioned to Seaport Autographs, 24 June 1989, and later sold to the consignor.
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