Colonial military officer during the French and Indian War, and a general in the Continental Army during the Revolution (1738-1824) who, as an organizer of the Ohio Company, was instrumental in the initial settling of the Northwest Territory. ADS, signed “Rufus Putnam,” one page, 8.25 x 4.25, August 13, 1802. Pay order issued to George Simpson, cashier of the Bank of the United States. In full: "Ten days after Sight pay to Enos Hitchcock or order Fifty Dollars, being for part of my Salary for the second quarter of the present year as Surveyor general of the United States, without further advice." In fine condition, with a thin stain to the lower right corner.
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