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Unknown [South Carolina 50 pound note also signed by Henry Middleton]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02503.13 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: Charleston, South Carolina Type: Document signed Date: 26 April 1775 Pagination: 1 p. ; 11.5 x 15 cm.

Summary of Content: Signed by Thomas Lynch, Sr., Henry Middleton, and two others, B. Nuger and one other (illegible). Number 170. Lynch had been a member of the Stamp Act Congress.

People: Lynch, Thomas, 1727-1776
Middleton, Henry, 1717-1784

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: FinanceCoins and Currency

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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