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Paine, Thomas Dissertations on government, the affairs of the bank and paper money

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01235 Author/Creator: Paine, Thomas Place Written: Philadelphia Type: Pamphlet Date: 1786 Pagination: 4, 53 p. 20 x 13 cm

8vo; Howe P18, Sabin 58221, Evans 19880, NUC NP0023152A defense of the infant Bank of the US.

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