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Roberts, Edward [Workhouse issue of colonial currency].

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01980.05.01 Author/Creator: Roberts, Edward Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Document signed Date: 10 April 1775 Pagination: 1 p.

Summary of Content: Cosigned by Job Bacon and Lindsay Coats. Two Pound Ten Shilling note; also listed as fifty shillings. Issued by the General Assembly of Pennsylvania. Printed in red and black by Hall and Sellers in Philadelphia. The back contains an engraving of the Walnut Street Workhouse (jail) in Philadelphia, which caused the note to be called the Workhouse issue.


Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Coins and CurrencyFinanceEconomics

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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