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Scope and Contents: The papers of Samuel Wright (1789-1875) of Litchfield, Conn., including correspondence, deeds, financial records, legal documents, records related to the militia, and tax collection documents. Samuel Wright was the son of Jonathan Wright (1745/46-1836) and his third wife, Thankful Landon (1757?-1831), who was the widow of Benjamin Gibbs. Jonathan's first wife was Leah Bissell (1747?-1782). Many of the deeds in the papers relate to land transactions involving his wives' families. Samuel Wright served as a constable and tax collector and the papers reflect these activities, including such items as bail bonds and several abatement and other tax lists. For some reason in 1817, Wright failed to turn over collected taxes and there is a warrant related to this matter. Wright was also a captain in the Connecticut militia and the papers include his commissions and orders for the mandatory appearance of militiamen. At least one did not report, and there is warrant for the man to pay an $8 fine. The papers also contain promissory notes, orders, receipts and similar financial records.