Revolutionary War Colonel Paterson Nj Sum Lottery Document Signed Alex Hamilton For Sale
an Extremely Important Early American Lottery Ticket for Alexander Hamilton’s
Society for Establishing Useful Manufactures from Paterson, New Jersey - -
(1754 – 1815)
Revolutionary War Captain of the New
Jersey Continental Line
1794 Whiskey Rebellion Colonel
An extremely important Early American
Lottery Ticket for the company founded by Alexander Hamilton. In Paterson, NJ. The document is signed by Jonathan Rhea,
Colonel during the American Revolution.
Chiefly designed by Alexander Hamilton, the “S.U.M.” was established to
harness the tremendous power of the Passaic Great Falls and spark the
industrial development of manufacturing in the young nation. The S.U.M. hired Pierre Charles L’Enfant to
design the largest, most significant power system at that time, one that
diverted water from the Passaic River above the falls to mills along its
route. It was the boldest private
enterprise ever conceived in the early days of the United States. Hamilton envisioned an industrialized America
and the creation of a raceway system was his ambitious example of how
corporations could be organized to develop manufacturing on a grand scale to
compete with Great Britain and Europe.
A fine example of one popular method of financing during the early
industrial development of the capital markets in America. Ornate border design Choice condition. This is a very scarce note from an issuer
important in the industrial history of America.
measures 4” x 2” and is in VERY GOOD CONDITION!
A RARE ADDITION TO YOUR
HISTORICAL-AMERICAN MILITARY & POLITICAL COLLECTION!
BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH OF JONATHAN RHEA
Jonathan Rhea (1754–1815) was born in Freehold, Monmouth County in 1754, the son of
Jonathan and Lydia (Forman) Rhea.
Jonathan Rhea served during the War of the Revolution in the New Jersey
line of the Continental Army under the command of General George Washington. He was appointed Ensign, Second New Jersey
Infantry, January 1, 1777, and Second Lieutenant, April 1, 1778; he resigned
Nov. 3, 1783, and was commissioned Captain by Brevet. Rhea later served as a Colonel during the
Pennsylvania Insurrection of 1794 (the “Whiskey Rebellion”)
He was admitted to the Bar in 1784
and was twice elected, by the joint meeting, Clerk of the Monmouth Common Pleas
and in June 1793 was elected clerk of the Supreme Court, which office he held
until Nov. 1807.
In 1793, he was Presidential
Elector, casting his vote for John Adams.
He was Quartermaster General of the State of New Jersey from 1807 to
1813. Rhea was the Second President of
the Trenton Banking Company, serving from 1807 to 1815. He built the old mansion opposite the State
House building in Trenton, NJ. Rhea’s
daughter Mary Rhea was the wife of New Jersey Congressman Garret D. Wall. Jonathan Rhea died in Trenton on February 3,
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