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United States Treasury Four pieces of United States paper currency

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.05314 Author/Creator: United States Treasury Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Object Date: 1874 Pagination: 4 items.

Summary of Content: Two 10 cent notes picturing William M. Meredith, Secretary of the Treasury in 1849. One 25 cent note picturing Robert J. Walker, Secretary of the Treasury in 1845. One 50 cent note picturing William H. Crawfurd, Secretary of the treasury in 1825.

People: Meredith, William Morris, 1799-1873
Walker, Robert J
Crawford, William Harris, 1772-1834

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: MoneyCoins and Currency

Sub Era: Reconstruction

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