Norwich [CT]: 1776. 1 sheet. 5 x 7.5 inches. Very good, edges browned, ink lightly smudged in a few spots. Item #44001
After a complaint to the Committee of Inspection in Norwich Connecticut, Alvan Fosdick confessed of taking paper money for a Portuguese half Johaness: "[I] Freely confess I did it inadvertently without considering the fatal consequence. am heartily sorry for my imprudence. Promise to refund and for the future never to be guilty of the like offense , but do everything in my power for the interest of America." Alvan Fosdick (1749-1825) established a business to manufacture cards for the breaking of wool and forming it into rolls, about 1773, but competition from other locations eventually put him out of business. Perhaps his monetary offense stemmed from his failing business. Dated 10 January 1776 in Norwich, and signed by Fosdick.