Receipt for payment to Jack Little for his service in the Continental Army

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Issued by
State of Connecticut, American, founded 1778
Subject of
Continental Army, American, 1775 - 1796
4th Connecticut Regiment, 1775 - 1783
Signed by
Little, Jack, American
Lawrence, Samuel, American
Butler, Richard, American
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 4 3/16 x 8 5/16 in. (10.6 x 21.1 cm)
Type
receipts
Place used
Connecticut, United States, North and Central America
Date
1782
Description
Revolutionary War payment receipt owned by Jack Little, a soldier from the 2nd Company, 4th Regiment of the Connecticut Line, in the Continental Army. The receipt is printed on yellowed paper with black ink. It has a printed border with the words “FOR THE PAYMENT OF” at the top and “THE CONNECTICUT LINE” at the bottom. At the center of the document is printed text with blank spaces. Additional handwritten words and numbers have been recorded in the document in order to complete it. The left side of the document has been trimmed and there is a circular hole in the center of the paper. On the back of the certificate additional payments are recorded with handwritten notes in black ink by at least two different people. Also written on the back is Jack Little’s mark.
Topic
African American
Business
Military
United States--History--Colonial period
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2011.155.313
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Documents and Published Materials-Business and Legal Documents
Exhibition
Double Victory: The African American Military Experience
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 053
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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