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Continental Congress. Account ledger detailing funds paid and received

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06816 Author/Creator: Place Written: Boston Type: Manuscript document Date: 1776/06-1778/03 Pagination: 36.9 x 24.7 cm

Summary of Content: Continental Congress in Boston. Entries include the following: "Cash to the Hon. Continental Congress-received from the Hon. John Hancock Esq.-President by the hands of Mr. George Spriggs-two boxes containing one hundred and fifty thousand dollars in Continental Cash."


Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Continental CongressCongressCoins and CurrencyGovernment and CivicsRevolutionary WarFinanceMilitary History

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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