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[Collection of letters pertaining to the Continental Loan Office of Rhode Island] Decimalized

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01450.008 Author/Creator: Place Written: s.l. Type: Header Record Date: 1777-1779 Pagination: 8 letters

Background Information: Seller's notes: Financial history of American Revolution is not well documented. This group of 8 letters shows a detailed account of the workings of the Continental Loan Office of the State ...of Rhode Island. Most complete account of the workings of that office for an individual state and especially an account of Rhode Island's contribution to the war effort in a financial way.See More


Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Revolutionary WarFinanceEconomicsMilitary HistoryBankingGovernment and CivicsCongressContinental Congress

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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