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Continental Congress: Resolution authorizing commissioners to endorse Massachusetts state currency

From: American historical financial documents collection

Continental Congress: Resolution authorizing commissioners to endorse Massachusetts state currency

From: American historical financial documents collection

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Creator: Thomson, Charles, 1729-1824 Avery, John, 1739-1806
Other Creator: Paine, Thomas, 1737-1809. Decline and fall of the English system of finance
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Date: 1780 June 29
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Abstract:
Correspondence, accounts, receipts, checks, printed currency, circular letters, printed forms filled out in manuscript, and other printed material related to American finance, currency and lotteries during and after the Revolutionary War. Series I, Currency and Public Debt Documents, includes letters by Jacques-Pierre Brissot de Warville; Albert Gallatin; John Gibson; Alexander Hamilton; Gouverneur Morris; Robert Morris; and Thomas Willing. There is a small group of letters between Gouverneur Morris and the London bankers Sir Francis Baring, Edmund Boehm, and Thomas Henchman concerning their possible investment in the "new American funds" in 1790 and 1791. Printed material includes Thomas Paine's Decline and Fall of the English System of Finance (Philadelphia, 1796) as well as circular letters and debt payment tables. Other contents include reports on Revolutionary War loans and other contemporary financial matters; receipts issued by several states, particularly Connecticut and Massachusetts, between 1780 and 1789; and samples of state and Continental Congress paper money. Series II, United States Lottery Documents, contains letters by state agents for the Continental Lottery; accounts and account logs for the lottery; memoranda; and a printed lottery ticket from 1779.
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1 folder (1 letter) ; 25 cm.
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Series I. Currency and Public Debt Documents.
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Box 1
Folder:
Folder 24
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Curatorial Area: Beinecke Library
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High Resolution (image/tiff)
Object ID: 11874994
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