Revolutionary War 1781 Connecticut Loan Document from a Minuteman
Revolutionary War Connecticut treasury office loan interest document proving receipt of 50 pounds from Samuel Barstow of Canterbury. Barstow was a blacksmith living in Canterbury, who served as a minute man at the Lexington Alarm of 1775 and the Siege of Boston. He continued to support the cause by loaning money. The document measures approx. 7.25 x 3.5 inches in size. The document is in fairly solid shape considering the age and exhibits period folds with some slight separation, a few small losses, and some general wear. The upper left corner of the document is torn and needs to be secured. The document has a cross cut cancel and a small strip of old archival tape securing fold lines and cancel cut on back. There are also several ink interest notations and signatures on the back of the document. Ideal for framing. Hold a piece of history actually caried by a Minutman.