Wadsworth, Jeremiah, 1743-1804

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Birth 1743
Death 1804

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Delegate of the U.S. Continental Congress, U.S. representative and legislator, army officer, and banker from Connecticut.

From the description of Papers of Jeremiah Wadsworth, 1775-1833. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71067840

Merchant, soldier, and commissary general in the Continental Army; resident of Hartford, Connecticut.

From the description of Jeremiah Wadsworth papers, 1776-1802. (New York University, Group Batchload). WorldCat record id: 58780060

Jeremiah Wadsworth (July 12, 1743– April 30, 1804) was an American sea captain, merchant, and statesman from Hartford, Connecticut who profited from his position as a government official charged with supplying the Continental Army. He represented Connecticut in both the Continental Congress and the United States House of Representatives.

From the guide to the Receipt, 1782 March 25, (John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation)

Member of the Continental Congress.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, to the Hon. Pierpont Edwards, 1789 May 25. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270586201

The firm of Wadsworth and Carter was the creation of Jeremiah Wadsworth and Colonel Carter. Carter was actually John Barker Church. They served as agents for the French Army during the Revolutionary War.

From the guide to the Wadsworth and Carter Reciepts, 1782-1783., (John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation)


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  • Horses
  • Wool industry
  • Shays' Rebellion, 1786-1787
  • Operational rations (Military supplies)


  • Merchants
  • Delegates, U.S. Continental Congress--Connecticut
  • Bankers
  • Army officers
  • Legislators--Connecticut
  • Representatives, U.S. Congress--Connecticut


  • West Indies (as recorded)
  • Connecticut (as recorded)
  • Connecticut--Hartford (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Virginia-History-Revolution, 1775-1783 (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • France (as recorded)
  • Williamsburg (Va.) (as recorded)
  • Connecticut (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Hartford (Conn.) (as recorded)
  • Western Reserve (Ohio) (as recorded)
  • Gloucester (Va.) (as recorded)
  • Hampton (Va.) (as recorded)
  • Virginia (as recorded)
  • Connecticut (as recorded)