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Brown, Moses (1738-1836) to Joseph Clark

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01450.551 Author/Creator: Brown, Moses (1738-1836) Place Written: Providence, Rhode Island Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 11 March 1766 Pagination: 1 p. : address ; 37 x 23 cm.

Summary of Content: Recalls his successful opposition in the Rhode Island General Assembly to a proposal to print money in the colony. Discusses raising 1000 pounds needed to "Depay the Necessary Changes of Government, and his willingness to put up a part. Clark was the "Treasurer of the Colony."

People: Brown, Moses, 1738-1836
Clark, Joseph, fl. 1762-1776

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Government and CivicsCoins and CurrencyEconomicsFinance

Sub Era: Road to Revolution

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