Revolutionary War Capt. Joshua Whitney, Signed pay for Substitute Soldier

Revolutionary War Capt. Joshua Whitney, Signed pay for Substitute Soldier

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This document, dated 1778, Worcester, Massachusetts, where Captain  Joshua Whitney has signed a receipt from Dr. John Green, for the amount of 10 pounds for hiring a man to serve in the Continental Army...signed at lower right by Captain Joseph Whitney. Document is 2x8, overall good condition. Capt. Joshua Whitney  was born 3 Apr 1737, Watertown, MA, was baptized 3 Apr 1737, Watertown, MA, and died 7 May 1809.He lived on what is now Millbury St, Worcester, Massachusetts, opposite the head of the present Cambridge street, was captain of the training band, was a farmer, and while plowing in the field with his team was called into service. Unhitching his team he started for Boston with others. His son, William Clarke, who was then eleven years of age, went with the men to take back the team.Capt. Joshua was active in drilling and furnishing men for the Revolutionary war. He was an original member of the American Political society, was one of the committee appointed by the town May 16, 1774, to report instructions to be observed by Mr. Joshua BIGELOW, the representative to the General Court. In 1778 he was captain of the Worcester Military company. Exellent condition.   Approximatelty 8 in. by 2 in.  

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