1814 - Massachusetts "War of 1812" payment

1814 - Massachusetts "War of 1812" payment

This is a payment certificate from the war of 1812 services at Plymouth, MA and is an extremely rare piece of American history especially considering the great condition.  Documents from the war of 1812 are very tough to locate and very difficult to find examples for a currency collection.  It displays vivid ink coloring with an x ink cancel mark.  Small edge tears from age and type of paper.  These payment certificates are very difficult to come by with only 3 appearing in public auctions records. 

 

No 134                                                                                                                     Middleboro December 16th, 1814

To Capt Silvanus Tillson,

     Sir-You are directed to pay ^(illegible name) or the Bearer, at your Treasury Office in town of Middleborough, Twelve Dollars 50/100 for militia Services, done at Plymouth

                                                                                                                Per Order of the Town’s Committee

                                                                                                                Levi Peince                                          Chairman

12 Dolls. 50 Cts.

    $250.00Price
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