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Randolph, Peyton (1721-1775) [Twelve pound banknote drawn on the James River Bank in Virginia]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01824 Author/Creator: Randolph, Peyton (1721-1775) Place Written: s.l. Type: Printed document signed Date: 1 April 1773 Pagination: 1 p. ; 8 x 17 cm.

Summary of Content: Partially printed banknote signed by Randolph and cosigned by John Blair and Robert Carter Nicholas as treasurer. Contains Robert Carter Nicholas's promise to pay 1,775 (unspecified currency) or the "Bearer on (demand) Twelve Pounds."

Background Information: Peyton Randolph (1721-1775) was the Speaker of the Virginia House of Burgess and president of the 1st and 2nd Continental Congresses.

People: Randolph, Peyton, 1721-1775
Nicholas, Robert Carter, 1728-1780
Blair, John, 1732-1800

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: BankingFinanceCoins and Currency

Sub Era: Road to Revolution

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