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Massachusetts Bay Council Printed circular unsigned re: collecting taxes, mentions Robert Morris

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01450.606 Author/Creator: Massachusetts Bay Council Place Written: Massachusetts Type: Broadsheet Date: circa 07 January 1782-22 July 1782 Pagination: 2 p.; docket; 22.5 x 21 cm.

Summary of Content: Headed "(Circular Letter.)" Discusses the need to provide state financial support to Congress for provisioning for the army. Comments on the problems with their currency created after the Revolution began. Describes the moment and obligation as "one of those great occasions which calls on the good people of the Commonwealth to give proof of the sincerity of past engagements--a proof far more substantial and decisive than any verbal declarations whatever." Indicates that the "notes of the National Bank and the Official Notes of the honorable Robert Morris, Esq; will be received as money," which indicates a date sometime between the 1782 opening of the Bank of North America and the end of the war. Docket reads "Bank Circular Letter." [Date range established by the 07 January 1782 opening of the Bank of North America (referenced in this broadsheet) and the fact that the Massachusetts Historical Society has a copy of this broadsheet signed in manuscript on 22 July 1782.]

People: Massachusetts. Council

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Revolutionary WarGovernment and CivicsTaxes or TaxationEconomicsMilitary HistoryMilitary ProvisionsCoins and CurrencyFinanceBank of the USBankingCongressContinental ArmyContinental CongressDiet and nutrition

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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