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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00882 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Broadside Date: 11 June 1779 Pagination: 1 broadside ; 49.8 x 37.2 cm.

Summary of Content: With notes on verso: "West Springfield" and calculations. Evans 16637. Printed by order of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, printing a congressional resolution for a $45 million requisition, approved by Jay as President of Congress.

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Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Revolutionary WarFinanceEconomicsLawGovernment and CivicsMilitary HistoryContinental CongressCongress

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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