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Humphreys, Charles (1714-1786) Signed Pennsylvania paper currency note

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02471.22 Author/Creator: Humphreys, Charles (1714-1786) Place Written: s.l. Type: Document signed Date: 1772 Pagination: 2 p.

Summary of Content: [Continental Congress members]

Background Information: HUMPHREYS, Charles, (1714-1786), Delegate from Pennsylvania; engaged in milling; member of the Provincial Congress 1764-1774; Member of the Continental Congress 1774-1776; voted against the Declaration of Independence as he was ...a Quaker and opposed to war. (excerpted from bioguide.congress.gov) See More


Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: American StatesmenCoins and CurrencyFinance

Sub Era: Road to Revolution

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