Item #38207 [BUCKS] COUNTY PENSYLVANIA. NO. [125] | I DO HEREBY CERTIFY THAT [JOSEPH WILDMAN] OF THE TOWNSHIP OF [MIDDLETOWN] HAS FURNISHED THIS STATE, FOR THE USE OF THE UNITED STATES, WITH [A BAY HORSE 14 HANDS HIGH 7 YEARS OLD] WHICH HAS BEEN APPRAISED BY TWO FREEHOLDERS, ON [OATH] AT THE SUM OF [FORTY FIVE POUNDS SPECIE EXCHANGE 40 FOR ONE] AND FOR WHICH THE STATE IS NOW JUSTLY INDEBTED TO HIM IN THAT SUM, WITH INTEREST. GIVEN UNDER MY HAND, THIS [17TH AUGUST] A.D. 1780. JOHN THOMPSON W.M., BUCKS COUNTY. [At head of document: RECD. 3RD NOVR 1781 OF JACOB MORGAN, JUN. ... FOR MY FATHER JOSEPH WILDMAN| SOLOMON WILDMAN]. American Revolution.

[BUCKS] COUNTY PENSYLVANIA. NO. [125] | I DO HEREBY CERTIFY THAT [JOSEPH WILDMAN] OF THE TOWNSHIP OF [MIDDLETOWN] HAS FURNISHED THIS STATE, FOR THE USE OF THE UNITED STATES, WITH [A BAY HORSE 14 HANDS HIGH 7 YEARS OLD] WHICH HAS BEEN APPRAISED BY TWO FREEHOLDERS, ON [OATH] AT THE SUM OF [FORTY FIVE POUNDS SPECIE EXCHANGE 40 FOR ONE] AND FOR WHICH THE STATE IS NOW JUSTLY INDEBTED TO HIM IN THAT SUM, WITH INTEREST. GIVEN UNDER MY HAND, THIS [17TH AUGUST] A.D. 1780. JOHN THOMPSON W.M., BUCKS COUNTY. [At head of document: RECD. 3RD NOVR 1781 OF JACOB MORGAN, JUN. ... FOR MY FATHER JOSEPH WILDMAN| SOLOMON WILDMAN].

[Pennsylvania: 1780]. One page, 7-1/2" x 5-1/2", scalloped left edge. Printed broadside, completed in manuscript [ink manuscript entries signified by their enclosure in parentheses]. Lightly tanned, minor wear. Very Good. With contemporary interest calculations in manuscript and the contemporary signatures of Solomon Wildman. Docketed on verso: "No. 125. | Bucks County | Joseph Wildman | L48: 5: 3. | Paid November 3d 1781."

Joseph Wildman [1729-1809] was born in Middletown, Pennsylvania, to Joseph Wildman [1683-1739] and Sarah Wildman; he married Ann Paxson in 1759. Solomon Wildman was their son.
John Thompson [1726-1799], born in Ireland, immigrated to the United States in the mid-1700s. The initials W.M. next to his signature stand for "Wagon Master." Thompson was commissioned the Bucks County Sheriff under the Constitution of 1776; he served from March 22, 1777, to October 17, 1779. He was also appointed Wagon Master to George Washington on January 9, 1778; sub-agent for purchasing flour for the French fleet on July 13, 1779; and Collector of Excise on October 20, 1783. [Ely: GENEALOGY OF THE WILSON-THOMPSON FAMLIES. Doylestown: 1916, pp. 173-175.] At the time of his death, owning 900 acres of land, he was one of Bucks County's largest land owners.
This rare, printed Pennsylvania document helped supply George Washington's Continental Army with horses. OCLC records blank documents only, at Case Western and the Library Company.
Not in Evans, Shipton & Mooney, Bristol, or ESTC. OCLC 934498322 [1- Case Western Reserve], 172836615 [1- Library Company] as of May 2022. Item #38207

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