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Butler, John (before 1749-1791) to Joshua Mauger

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03902.063 Author/Creator: Butler, John (before 1749-1791) Place Written: Halifax, Nova Scotia Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 3 December 1766 Pagination: 11 p. : docket ; 19.5 x 24 cm.

Marked "Duplicate" at the top. He writes about accounts which he is handling. The province is applying for a paper currency. He advises Mauger to consult with Benjamin Franklin, who is visiting London and is "very sensible and well acquainted with the nature of Paper Currencys. . . . ." He discusses plans to avoid depreciation of the money. Continued 12/26: This section explains that the previous section was a duplicate of another letter he sent. Discusses Mauger's debts and properties in Halifax

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