A successful merchant, Wadsworth was appointed to a number of commissary-general posts beginning in 1775. He served as the commissary-general of the Continental Army, 1778-79, during which time Washington wrote that, thanks to Wadsworth, "supplies had been good and ample." At the request of Rochambeau, Wadsworth served as commissary-general for the French troops until the close of the war. After the war, Wadsworth helped found, or was a director of, organizations such as the Bank of North America in Philadelphia, the United States Bank, and the Bank of New York.


Scarce Autograph Of Abigale Wadsworth

Manuscript Document. One page,8 x 8 . Hartford. September 13, 1777. The document is an account and receipt from Abigail Wadsworth against Jeremiah Wasdworth for the rental of a lot and the work performed on said lot. JEREMIAH WADSWORTH (1743-1804) was an American sea captain, merchant and statesman from Connecticut. In addition to the key role in played in the supply the Continental Army during the Revolution, Wadsworth also represented Connecticut in both the Continental Congress and the U.S. House of Representatives. Separation at folds. Else Very Fine.
Catalog: # AM-1396
State: Connecticut
Topic: Colonial America
Price: $295.00