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1778 Revolutionary War "John Bayard" Signed Pay Order
JOHN BAYARD (1738-1807). Speaker of the Pennsylvania Legislature, Headed the Continental Philadelphia Militia, Member of the Council of Safety, Delegate for Pennsylvania to the Congress of the Confederation in 1785 and 1786, and later Mayor of New Brunswick, New Jersey.
September 11, 1778-Dated Revolutionary War, Manuscript Document Signed, "John Bayard," as Speaker of the Pennsylvania Legislature, 1 page, measuring 6.25" x 4" beautifully written on fine quality period watermarked laid paper, Choice Extremely Fine. Clean, fresh with excellent eye appeal that is perfect for display with a huge bold 3.5" long signature. The text reads, in full:
"Philad. - Sept. 11th, 1778. -- Sir -- Pay James Anderson Esqr or Order twenty five Pounds eleven shillings and eight pence for his Attendance in Committee on Public Accounts (and Mileage). -- (Signed) John Bayard, Speaker" Noted: To David Rittenhouse Esqr Sate Treasurer. (Cosigned by) Jas. Anderson"
John Bayard, Revolutionary War he was at the head of the Second Battalion of the Philadelphia militia. He marched to the assistance of George Washington and was present at the battle of Trenton, a member of the Council of Safety, and for many years Speaker of the Pennsylvania legislature