Revolutionary War Colonel Paterson Nj Sum Lottery Document Signed Alex Hamilton
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Revolutionary War Colonel Paterson Nj Sum Lottery Document Signed Alex Hamilton:
HERE’s an Extremely Important Early American Lottery Ticket for Alexander Hamilton’s Society for Establishing Useful Manufactures from Paterson, New Jersey - - SIGNED BY
(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.
The document 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, 1815.
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