[C.1781–1782 Receipt for the hiring a “Contanental Solger”, i.e., Continental Soldier, issued to Andrew Betteys of Chelmsford, Massachusetts].
[C.1781–1782 Receipt for the hiring a “Contanental Solger”, i.e., Continental Soldier, issued to Andrew Betteys of Chelmsford, Massachusetts].

[C.1781–1782 Receipt for the hiring a “Contanental Solger”, i.e., Continental Soldier, issued to Andrew Betteys of Chelmsford, Massachusetts].


Revolutionary War-dated receipt issued to Andrew Betteys of Chelmsford, Massachusetts for his payment of £1, 17s, 2f. “in full for his parte toward hireing a Contanental Solger for three years.” The document was signed by Phineas (also spelled Phinehas) Chamberlain (1746–1813), a farmer and blacksmith.

Andrew Betteys—also seen in the record as Betties, Batties and Bettey—was a patriot farmer in Chelmsford. Betteys’ son John served in a Dracut, Massachusetts militia company, part of General Solomon Lovell’s Massachusetts Brigade.


Description: [C.1781–1782 Receipt for the hiring a “Contanental Solger”, i.e., Continental Soldier, issued to Andrew Betteys of Chelmsford, Massachusetts].

Chelmsford [Massachusetts], May 16, 1781 or 1782. [1]p. Small manuscript leaf. Approx. 2½ x 4 inches. Very good.

[3729126]

Ref. Waters, History of Chelmsford, Massachusetts (Lowell, Mass., 1917), pp279 and 285.


Price: $250.00