JOSEPH PLATT COOKE (1730-1816). Cooke was a Revolutionary War officer and a delegate to the Confederation Congress.
Joseph Platt Cooke Signs For Interest Received on Continental Certificates
COOKE, JOSEPH PLATT
JOSEPH PLATT COOKE (1730-1816) American officer in the Revolutionary War, a Connecticut politician, and a two-time delegate to the Congress of the Confederation. During the Revolutionary War, Cooke accompanied General Wolcott to New York and also hosted George Washington, the Comte de Rochambeau, and the Marquis de la Fayette at his home. Partially Printed Certificate of Exchange Signed, “Joseph P. Cooke.” One page, 7 5/8” x 4 ˝”. The document reads: “RECEIVED of JOHN LAWRENCE, Commissioner of the Loan Office for the State of Connecticut, fifteen dollars & one-sixth of a dollar One Sett Bill of Exchange for thirty six dollars & One B. for eighteen Dollars it being for the interest arisen on three Continental Certificates in favor of M. Zadoch [?] Benedict …”