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Jacobs, Benjamin (fl. 1776) [Signed five dollar Contintental bill, no. 57990]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01450.500.03 Author/Creator: Jacobs, Benjamin (fl. 1776) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Printed document signed Date: 1776 Pagination: 1 p. ; 7.3 x 9.5 cm.

Summary of Content: United States currency note worth "five Spanish milled dollars or the value thereof in gold or silver." Cosigned by Israel Whelen, and numbered 57990, possibly in Jacobs' hand. Reverse states it was printed by Hall and Sellers.

Background Information: Benjamin Jacobs was a Jewish merchant from New York who loaned significant amounts of money to the Continental congress during the American Revolution.
Israel Whalen served as a Commissary General ...during the American Revolution, and was later a Pennsylvania state senator.See More

People: Jacobs, Benjamin, fl. 1776
Whelen, Israel (1752-1806)

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: JudaismFinanceRevolutionary WarCoins and Currency

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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