1808 Sergeant’s Appointment- 13th Regt. Connecticut Militia – SOLD

A nice clean document shortly after the turn of the 18th Century for this Connecticut militia regiment in the Southbury- Litchfield area.


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The document was entirely filled in by Lt. Colonel Truman Finman, commanding the 13th Regiment of Militia in the State of Connecticut.  The document names the new appointee, Sergeant Nathaniel Minor in the 1st company…..and signed at Southbury on 29th Day of December, 1808.

The document was printed on laid paper measuring 6×8 inches approximateldiny.  A neat looking seal was made and applied,  adding to its importance to the recipient as well as the presenter.


Colonel Truman Hinman came from a military family, named after his father,  a captain during the American Revolution.  Col. Hinman, born in 1778 was on 35 years of age when he died in 1813.  His family originally came from the Litchfield, Ct. area, but settled and buried in Southbury.

This very well could be Nathaniel Minor: “There was another Nathaniel Minor (20 Apr 1788 – Litchfield, CT – d. 15 Mar 1861 Woodbury, Litchfield, CT) who married Althia Martin. His parents were Solomon Miner and Mary Root)”  (courtesy of ‘Minor Decent” internet site).

Condition is very good and clean for its age; typical folds as these documents were kept in billfolds, certainly at time of muster.


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Weight .75 lbs