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Early Paper Money of America / Connecticut / 1777 October 11

£5,250 in Small Change Bills payable by Oct. 10, 1782 with a small state seal with a hand near the top pointing to the left in all denominations. Blank backs. These were usually signed and numbered in red ink. Some were printed on white paper but more commonly on coarse blue paper. Printed by Timothy Green II. Signers were Andrew Adams, Samuel Bishop, Hezekiah Bissell, Ezra Bronson, John Brookes, John Chester, Pierrepont Edwards, Thomas Hayes, Abel Hine, Joseph Hopkins, Jabez Huntington, Isaac Lee, Lynde Lord, John Mackay, Thomas Mumford, Charles Phelps, Ebenezer Plummer, Jeremiah Ripley, Ephraim Root, Comfort Sage, Reuben Smith, Constant Southworth, Samuel Squier, Gad Stanley, John Treadwell, and Joseph Webb. The British captured 160 double sheets from Samuel Bishop in New Haven. Customarily slash cancelled when redeemed. Some bills bear the clerk's cancellation registration in ink.
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