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Early Paper Money of America / La Louisiane / 1789-1801 Public Bons and Certificates of Debt

Handwritten and numbered governmental bons and certificates issued by the Spanish in the French language to pay armed forces and for other public needs throughout the colony. In due course the issues were accumulated and presented through merchants for payment by the Intendant in New Orleans who redeemed them to the extent of his budgetary allowances.

No. 15 Good for three reales at M. Michel’s for one dozen eggs for the account of Mr. Delassus 25 February, 1799 Albert Cison

(Don Carlos Delassus was then Lieutenant Governor of Upper Louisiana)
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