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Randolph, Peyton Signed two pound Virginia paper currency note

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02471.34 Author/Creator: Randolph, Peyton Place Written: s.l. Type: Document signed Date: 1773/03/04 Pagination: 2 p.

Summary of Content: [Continental Congress members]

Background Information: RANDOLPH, Peyton, (1721-1775), Delegate from Virginia; graduated from the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Va.; studied law at the Inner Temple, London, England, and was appointed King's attorney for ...Virginia in 1748; member of the Virginia House of Burgesses 1764-1774 and served as speaker in 1766; chairman of the committee of correspondence in 1773; president of the Virginia conventions of 1774 and 1775; Member of the Continental Congress in Philadelphia, Pa., September 5, 1774, and elected its President but resigned October 22, 1774, to attend the Virginia House of Burgesses; reelected to the Continental Congress, which met in Philadelphia in May 1775 and again served as President. (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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