Rare 1781 Continental Loan Office Certificate Payment Made on a 1777 Loan Certificate that “draws Interest on France” at Albany Document Type Unlisted in Anderson
February 14, 1781-Dated Revolutionary War, Manuscript Fiscal Document for $500 with Interest Drawn in France, Presented to Nicholas Quackenbush (1734-1813), at Albany, New York, Unlisted in Anderson, Choice Very Fine.
Important New York Manuscript Fiscal Payment Demand Document, measuring 7.5” x 6”, 1 page, Certificate reads:
“For Value Received I promise to pay or cause to be paid on demand unto Mr. Nicholas Quackenbush or Order a Loan Office Certificate, amounting to Five Hundred Dollars - dated December 1777, which said Certificate draws Interest on France - as witness my hand at Albany this Fourteenth of February, One Thousand Seven hundred & Eighty One. - (Signed) John Bancker”.
John Bancker served as a Lieutenant in Colonel John Lasher’s New York Regiment. It is also noted that he was the brother of Gerard Bancker who served as the Deputy Treasurer (1776 to 1778) and New York State Treasurer (1778 to 1798)
Archival reinforced along the blank reverse centerfold, choice in appearance having clear easily readable text and a bold large signature on clean period watermarked “M W” laid paper. Nicholas Quackenbush (1734-1813) was a member of a powerful Dutch family in the Hudson River Valley. He sided with the Revolutionary cause, serving as Assistant Deputy Quartermaster to the Continental forces in Albany with rank as Major. An unusual Manuscript fiscal receipt form for the payment of a Continental Loan Office Certificate in the amount of $500 with Interest due on France! Unlisted in Anderson.
Nicholas Quackenbush (1734-1813) was a member of a powerful Dutch family in the Hudson River Valley. He sided with the Revolutionary cause, serving as Assistant Deputy Quartermaster to the Continental forces in Albany with rank as Major.
In this capacity, Quackenbush, situated roughly half way between Albany and Montreal, was one of the most important people in the region, coordinating critical supplies that would ultimately result in the defeat of Burgoyne at Saratoga in 1777 and help secure the Mohawk valley frontier against Loyalist and Indian raids. The letters are primarily from others in the quartermaster corps concerning critical supplies for the campaign of 1777.