COMMISSIONER'S OFFICE, FEBY 14TH 1794. RECEIVED OF ERASTUS WOLCOTT EXECR TO ERAST WOLCOTT DECD THE FOLLOWING DESCRIPTIONS OF STATE PAPER, BEING IN FULL OF A BALANCE DUE FROM DECD TO THE STATE VIZ. 4 STATE NOTES ... AMOUNTING TO TWENTY SEVEN POUNDS 5/3 LAWFUL MONEY, FOR WHICH SUM THE COMMISSIONERS APPOINTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY IN MAY 1793, ARE ACCOUNTABLE AGREEABLE TO THE DIRECTIONS CONTAINED IN AN ACT ENTITLED AN ACT FOR ENLARGING THE POWERS AND INCREASING THE FUNDS OF YALE-COLLEGE.

[Hartford]: 1793. Single printed leaf, 6" x 7-3/4,"completed in ink manuscript. Signed in ink at the end by one of the duly appointed Commissioners, John Porter. Very Good.

John Porter, along with John Trumbull and William Hart, was appointed a Treasury Commissioner of the State of Connecticut by Act of May 1793, to collect balances due on taxes owed to the State. He replaced Andrew Kingsbury, who resigned in order to become State Treasurer.
According to Section 2 of the Act of May 1792, amounts so collected "are hereby appropriated to, and for the use and benefit of Yale College in New-Haven, to be applied in manner following, out of the avails thereof, for the purpose of erecting a new building or college for the reception and accommodation of the students; and the residue shall be, and hereby is established, as a fund for raising an annual revenue, forever hereafter to be applied to, and for the support of, necessary professors in the various arts and sciences, for the benefit of the college."
Not located on ESTC or the online sites of AAS or Yale. Not in Evans, Shipton & Mooney. Item #38648

Price: $750.00

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