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Gibson, John (1729-1782) to Joseph Clarke

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01450.008.05 Author/Creator: Gibson, John (1729-1782) Place Written: York Town, [Pennsylvania] Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 29 December 1777 Pagination: 1 p. + addr. 32 x 20.5 cm

Summary of Content: Signed as Auditor General. Informs Clarke of the Resolutions of Congress of 29 December 1777 and 10 September 1777 instructing how to correctly pay the interest accrued on Continental Loan Office certificates. States that interest on certificates dated on or before 10 September 1777 must be paid in Continental Bills of Credit. Interest after that time can be paid in Continental Bills or Bills of Exchange at the option of the lender. Requests that Clarke inform the Treasury Board of the state of his office immediately. The Continental Loan Offices administered loans to the Continental Treasury to help finance the war effort. Clarke was the Commissioner of the Continental Loan Office in Rhode Island.

People: Gibson, John, 1729-1782
Clarke, Joseph, 1719-1792

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Government and CivicsRevolutionary WarEconomicsFinanceCongressContinental CongressMilitary History

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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