Pair of Related Revolutionary War Documents – American Revolution – 1781
Rare Pair of Revolutionary War Documents relating to the same soldier in the Continental Army, Solomon Rugg
Rare Pair of Revolutionary War Documents relating to the same soldier in the Continental Army, Solomon Rugg | 1) A hand written and signed certificate relating to the service of Solomon Rugg “as a soldier in the Connecticut Line of the Continental army in the fifth Connecticut Regiment in the year 1781 ten months & half” and 2) A partially printed and signed receipt dated October 2, 1782 providing “six pounds, nineteen shillings and two pence” to Solomon Rugg | American Revolution – 1781 | The certificate also bears the names Gad Stanly and Elijah Hooker, verifying a soldier’s military service. Paired with a partially printed and written receipt of an order to pay the same soldier | Both dated 1780-82 | Condition: Very Fine to Extremely Fine Condition. The set of documents is rare given they relate to the same Continental army soldier. Solomon Rugg (1735 – 1810) was part of the Deerfield group of Connecticut Soldiers joining the Continental Army – Collections of the Connecticut Historical Society (1860) v. 12 List and Returns Connecticut Men of the Revolution page 277 v 12; Solomon Rugg received 20 pounds bounty on April 2, 1781 to join the Connecticut Line of Continental Army – Collections of the Connecticut Historical Society (1860) v. 12 List and Returns Connecticut Men of the Revolution v 12 page 277; 1790 United States Federal Census, Census Place: Berlin, Hartford, Connecticut; Series: M637; Roll: 1; Page: 445; Image: 626; Family History Library Film: 0568141 – Census Facts: Name Solomon Rugg, Home in 1790 (City, County, State) Berlin, Hartford, Connecticut, Free White Persons – Males – 16 and over 1, Free White Persons – Females 3, Number of Household Members 4.
1781, 18th Century