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Putnam, Rufus (1738-1824) [Check for 139 dollars]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00307.07 Author/Creator: Putnam, Rufus (1738-1824) Place Written: Marietta, Ohio Type: Document signed Date: 15 August 1807 Pagination: 1 p. ; 7 x 16.7 cm.

Summary of Content: Check written by Putnam, a Revolutionary War general and founder of a colony in Ohio. He began the colony in Adelphia, Ohio, which later became Marietta, Ohio. He moved to the Ohio country in 1788 as the Superintendent of the Ohio Company. This 139 dollar check was written by Putnam as President of the Bank of Marietta. It says to pay "Messrs. Skinner & Buckingham or order one hundred thirty nine dollars, value received of them, and place the same to account of." Marked to George Simpson, the cashier of the Bank of the United States in Philadelphia. Note on verso says "pay the within contents to Harvey & Worthington." It is also countersigned "Skinner & Buckingham" and "Harvey & Worth" on verso. Paper is extremely thin.

Background Information: Rufus Putnam was a cousin of Israel Putnam.

People: Putnam, Rufus, 1738-1824

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: FinanceBank of the USBanking

Sub Era: The Age of Jefferson & Madison

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