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    TAMS Journal: Eight Year Index 1961-68 Volumes 1-8, Vol. 9, No. 4(2)

    1/8/1969

    Highlight: Counterstamp on a Lima Mint 1813 2 Reales Coin 11-79 The William J. Mullenrd 8-170 (New York City) Addenda to "Dating the Store Card of G. Taylor & Son” 8-55 Cards and Tokens of Thomas L. Elder 11-51 59 82, 123; 1 1 1-20, 71 Dating the Store Card of G. Taylor & Son 7-171 Frank Buck 6-121 The General Features Medal 8-28 Robbins, Royce & Hard IV-77 Squire and Merritt Token 1 1 1-28 Steiner’s N. Y. & China Tea Company V-71 The William J. Mullen Store Card 8-170 (News-Virginian) A 75th Anniversary Medal 7-68 A Modern Sporting Medal Retires 6-116 1964 United States and Canadian Commemorative Medals and Tokens IV-67, 109, 147; V-19, 57 Niobrara Sutler Tokens, Fort 8-142 Nitrate Mine Token, A Chilean 8-192 (Norfolk) That Virginia Civil War Token 6-77 Nostheide, Joe - Virginia’s Vignette

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    Auction Eighty-Three

    Highlight: surrounded by the legend: WILLIAM J. MULLEN. PRISON AGENT. “I WAS IN PRISON, & YE CAME UNTO ME; The reverse bears an inscription in 17 lines: COMMISSIONED/ IN 1 854/ BY THE GOVERNOR OF/ PENNA: TOVISIT THE/ PRISONS OF THE STATE TO/ AMELIORATE THE CONDITION/ OF THE OPPRESSED./ CHOSEN BY THE PHILADA:/ PRISON SOCIETY AND INSPECTORS/ OF THE COUNTY PRISON &/ APPROVED BY THE CITY COUNCILS &/ JUDGES OF THE CRIMINAL COURT/ REAPPOINTED BY ALL SUCCEEDING/ GOVERNORS AS WELL AS BY/ THE ABOVE NAMED/ AUTHORITIES/ 1862. By 1862 Mullen had long since departed from his watch dial business and moved to Philadelphia. This piece should be more properly be classified as a medal - certainly not as a New York City storecard. Mullen was apparently a man for all seasons as evidence by the following thumbnail

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    New York Numismatic Club: Yearbook 1913-1915

    /1916

    Highlight: 90 William J. Mullen, Gold Dial Maker. Woodcock token, Tompkins market. John Matthews, Soda Water Fountain. Venten’s Needle Threaders token, with head of Lincoln. Lehr’s Needle Threaders token. 100 Street Line. (There is a question as to just what use this token was put) . Sedgwick token, with bust of Lincoln. The Whitney Tokens, with busts of Franklin. Sleeper & Fenner, Philadelphia, Pa. P. Evans, Tailor, Cincinnati, in silver. Lewis Cass, bust right. Rev. “The Constitution and The Freedom of the Seas,” in copper. Day, Newell & Day, Broadway, New York. Dies by Wright & Bale, German silver. F. A. Jentsch, Bell founder, Chicago. Rev. A Bell, “Made to order from 1 to 50,000 pounds”. In brass. The Beck token of Richmond, showing a nude lady taking a bath. The Feuchtwanger token issued at 2

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    New York Numismatic Club: Yearbook 1913-1915

    /1916

    Highlight: 90 William J. Mullen, Gold Dial Maker. Woodcock token, Tompkins market. John Matthews, Soda Water Fountain. Venten’s Needle Threaders token, with head of Lincoln. Lehr’s Needle Threaders token. 100 Street Line. (There is a question as to just what use this token was put) . Sedgwick token, with bust of Lincoln. The Whitney Tokens, with busts of Franklin. Sleeper & Fenner, Philadelphia, Pa. P. Evans, Tailor, Cincinnati, in silver. Lewis Cass, bust right. Rev. “The Constitution and The Freedom of the Seas,” in copper. Day, Newell & Day, Broadway, New York. Dies by Wright & Bale, German silver. F. A. Jentsch, Bell founder, Chicago. Rev. A Bell, “Made to order from 1 to 50,000 pounds”. In brass. The Beck token of Richmond, showing a nude lady taking a bath. The Feuchtwanger token issued at 2

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    TAMS Journal: Eight Year Index 1961-68 Volumes 1-8, Vol. 9, No. 4(2)

    1/8/1969

    Highlight: California Storecards IV-5 A Series of Size 16 Centennial store Cards IV-89 The William J. Mullen Store Card 8-169 (Sutler Tokens) Fort Niobrara Sutler Tokens 8-142 New Sutler Token Listed 6-51 Sutler Token Rarities and Valuations IV- 143 (Syracuse) More Stone & Ball Counterstamps III-14 Stone & Ball Counterstamp 1 1 1-89 Stone & Ball Syracuse, N. Y. Counterstamp on Lima Mint 2 Reales Coin 11-79 T (Talkeetna) The Nagles Tokens of Alaska 7-65 (TAMS Medals) 1964 IV-82, 164; 1965 V-150; 1966 6-94; 1967 7-84, 105; 1968 8-31, 57 (Taylor, G., & Son) Addenda to "Dating the Store Card of G. Taylor & Son” 8-55 Dating the Store Cards of G. Taylor & Son 7-171 (Telephone Tokens) Help Wanted on Telephone Tokens List IV-3 Phone Your Wife You’ll be Late from Work 8-29 Territorial Token Reported, New 6-23

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    CATALOG OF A VERY EXTENSIVE AND VALUABLE COLLECTION OF AMERICAN AND FOREIGN GOLD, SILVER, COPPER COINS AND MEDALS...THE PROPERTY OF THE LATE DR. F. S. EDWARDS OF NEW YORK...

    Highlight: William J. Mullen, Prison Agent, “I was in Prison/ 7 &c., Penn’a Institute for the instruction of the Blind, Nassau Water Works — “Water introduced/ 7 &c., City Medal, 1821. Rev. “Awarded to/ 7 &c., Philadelphia Museum, 17 — Charles Wilson Peale, Founder, Conn. State Agricultural Society. Rev. “Awarded to, 77 Maryland Institute, &s. Rev. blank, Mechanics Society School, Man clinging to a floating mast. Rev. wreath, Columbia College Medal, poor condition, St. Bridget’s Benefit Benevolent Society. Copper, Croton Aqueduct. Rev. “View of the City of New York/ 7 See., Has been washed with Silver, Prof. C. P. Bronson. Rev. “This medal is presented/ 7 &e., Jenny Lind — Head to left. Rev. “ First Concert in America, Size. 22 i/ ty# 24 26 'Zyicsj /ts 29 25 £,CfSZs#ks 23; 22 *-i mJ I 22^' •M-C 20^

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    CATALOGUE OF AMERICAN AND FOREIGN COINS, MEDALS, TOKENS, &C., CONTAINED IN THE COLLECTION OF MESSRS. A. V. JENKS AND GEORGE T. PAINE, OF PROVIDENCE, R. I.

    Highlight: ’ 3 J 1660 Card of William J. Mullen ; obv. bust ; rev. inscription 1 with beautiful device ; copper, nearly jn’oof ; rare. / C/ 166lVHcad of Liberty ; rev. shield; copper, brass, nickel and ( J ‘ tin ; tour j)ieces ; all very fine. ^ W 1662 Obv. same; rev. “Our Army;” brass and nickel ; two I pieces; fine. H 3 1663 Hero of Pea Ridge ; rev. “ I’enny saved nickel. 1664 Indian head; rev. “Union forever” copper, brass and tin, three pieces. 1665 Ind»n head ; rev. “Our Army,” brass and tin, two pieces. / ^ ^ K Lf

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    Catalogue of United States and foreign coins and medals ...

    Highlight: 201 William J. Mullen; fair; scarce; copper; size 21. 205 H. Mulligan, Philadelphia; brass; good; scarce; size 12. 206 1837 ; S. Maycock & Co.; obv., eagle and stars. 207 Omnibus Token, Navy Yard Koute; copper. 208 Smith, IMurphy & Co., 99 Market Street, Philadelphia; brass; good ; scarce. 209 John Stilz & Son, Philadelphia; obv., Libevtas Americana; white metal ; fine. 210 G. Stokes, Philadelphia; struck on piece of Atlantic Cable. 211 II. S. Arsenal; copper; very fine. 212 S. L. Wilkins; obv., Lafayette; fair. 213 W. W. Wilber, Charleston, South Carolina; brass; different; 3 pieces. 214 John Thornley, Philadelphia; rubber; fine. 215 Miscellaneous Cards; some scarce ; 48 pieces. United States Silver Dollars. 216 1795; flowing hair; very fair. \ (>t 216^ 1795; do do variety on reverse ;

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    Paul Magriel Collection

    Highlight: WILLIAM J. MULLEN, New York City. VF/XF. A few small edge dents. Dies by Louisa Lander and struck by C.C. Wright. (C-D) 1030 NY 625, 100 STREET, New York City. VF with zig-zag scratches across entire obverse and reverse. Considering the fact that this token has been identified by Dr. Storer as an admission ticket to a "Maison de Joie", perhaps these scratches should be more properly identified as notches! (D-E) 1031 NY 645. PRESCOTT'S SODA WATER, New York City. VF w/unlisted reeded edge. (E-F) 1032 NY 649, NY-NY 803. PRUDEN'S, New York City Proof white metal. (C) 1033 NY 656, STEPHEN RICHARDSON, New York City. VF. A few small solder spots on the obv- erse. (A) 1034 NY 656B, SAME, but struck in copper. XF. (B) 1035 NY 657, WILLIAM H. RICHARDSON, New York City. Unc. (B) 1036 SAME, XF. (A)

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    Ambassador J. William Middendorf, II Collection

    Highlight: WILLIAM J. MULLEN, NYC. HT Ml 7, NY 616. 32.7mm. Copper. Louisa Lander, Sc. Struck by C.C. Wright. Mostly Red Uncirculated. Obverse with male head to the left surrounded by the legend WM. J. MULLEN, GOLD DIAL MANUFACTURER, ESTABLISHED 1828. N. YORK. The reverse presents a laboratory with five youths at work in various departments. Three figures above, one of them winged. A female crowns one of the youths with a wreath. The scene is surrounded by a legend in very small letters, MEDALS AWARDED AS THE FIRST SUCCESSFUL MAKER OF GOLD WATCH DIALS IN AMERICA. A SILVER MEDAL BY THE FRANKLIN INST. 1832. A GOLD MEDAL BY THE AMERICAN INST. 1834 ./A MEDAL AWARDED BY THE MECHANICS' INSTITUTE, N.Y. 1835. is in the exergue. This is one of the most beautiful and well executed store cards of the 19th

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    Auction 67

    Highlight: WILLIAM J. MULLEN, NYC. 32.6mm. Copper. Louisa Lander, Sc. Struck by C.C. Wright. VF. Obverse with male head to the left surrounded by the legend: WM. J. MULLEN, GOLD DIAL MANUFACTURER. ESTABLISHED 1828 N. YORK. The reverse presents a laboratory with five youths at work in various departments. Three figures above, one of them winged. A female crowns one of the youths with a wreath. MEDALS AWARDED AS THE FIRST SUCCESSFUL MAKER OF GOLD WATCH DIALS IN AMERICA. A SILVER MEDAL BY THE FRANKLIN INST. 1832. A GOLD MEDAL BY THE AMERICAN INST. 1834/ A MEDAL AWARDED BY THE MECHANICS INSTITUTE, N Y. 1835, is in the exergue. One of the most beautiful and well executed storecards of the 1 9th century. With the exception of this piece, Louisa Lander is unknown as a medalist. However, she does have a

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    Litman, Sullivan & Dreyfuss Collections

    Highlight: WILLIAM J. MULLEN, NYC. 32.6mm. Copper. Louisa Lander, Sc. Struck by C.C. Wright. About Uncirculated. Obverse with male head to the left surrounded by the legend: WM. J. MULLEN, GOLD DIAL MANUFAC- TURER, ESTABLISHED 1828 N. YORK. The reverse pres- ents a laboratory with five youths at work in various depart- ments. Three figures above, one of them winged. A female crowns one of the youths with a wreath. MEDALS AWARD- ED AS THE FIRST SUCCESSFUL MAKER OF GOLD WATCH DIALS IN AMERICA. A SILVER MEDAL BY THE FRANKLIN INST. 1832. A GOLD MEDAL BY THE AMER- ICAN INST. 1834/ A MEDAL AWARDED BY THE MECHANICS INSTITUTE, N.Y. 1835, is in the exergue. One of the most beautiful and well executed storecards of the 19th century. With the exception of this piece, Louisa Lander is unknown as a medalist.

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    Auction Seventy-Seven

    Highlight: WILLIAM J. MULLEN, NYC. 32.6mm. Copper. Louisa Lander, Sc. Struck by C.C. Wright. About Uncirculated. Obverse with male head to the left surrounded by the legend: WM. J. MULLEN, GOLD DIAL MANUFACTURER, ESTABLISHED 1828 N. YORK. The reverse presents a laboratory with five youths at work in various departments. Three figures above, one of them winged. A female crowns one of the youths with a wreath. MEDALS WARDED AS THE FIRST SUCCESSFUL MAKER OF GOLD WATCH DIALS IN AMERICA. A SILVER MEDAL BY THE FRANKLIN INST. 1832. A GOLD MEDAL BY THE AMERICAN INST. 1834/ A MEDAL AWARDED BY THE MECHANICS INSTITUTE, N.Y. 1835, is in the exergue. 198. 137. DAVID C. BUCHAN. NEW YORK CITY. Brass. Dark Very Fine. Planchet cracks on both sides extending toward the center of the token. An unusual pictorial token

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    Auction Seventy-Nine

    Highlight: WILLIAM J. MULLEN, NYC. VF with some light verdigris within the devices of the reverse. One of the most beautiful and well executed storecards of the 19th century. With the exception of this piece, Louisa Lander is unknown as a medalist. However, she does have a substantial reputation as a sculptor and left a large body of well-received work. (E) 626. 657. WH. H. RICHARDSON, NYC. Gem Unc. (C-D) 627. 731. S. ROOT & CO. DAGUERRIAN GALLERY, NYC. XF. (C) 628. 818. SMITH & HARTMANN, NYC. Bright Unc. Indian Chief obverse on this die sinker and engraver token. (D) 629. 821. SMITH & SEWARD, NYC. AU. “MANUFACTURERS OF MEDALS, COINS BADGES”) (C) 630. R. SMITH, NYC. NY-NY 290. Bright AU. Rare “Cork Sole” shoe pictorial. (D) 631. 833. LEWIS L. SQUIRE & SONS, NYC. XF/AU (B-C) 632. 920. TREDWELL, KISSAM

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    Mail-Bid Auction No. 11

    Highlight: WILLIAM J. MULLEN PRISON AGENT, "I WAS IN PRISON & YE CAME UNTO ME" bust 1. r. brief bio of 18 lines covering 1854-1862. 37mm Cu. medal AM. RARE

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    Catalogue of curiosities, relics, etc. [06/09/1869]

    Highlight: 846 William J. Mullen, Store Card ; obverse, head of Mul- len, gold dial manufacturer, 1828, New York; reverse, emblematical figures, angels, &c.; copper; very fine and very rare; size 21. 847 1794 United States Cent, head of 1793; very poor.

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    Presidential Coin and Antique Company Sale #86

    Highlight: WILLIAM J. MULLEN, NYC. 32.6mm. Copper. Louisa Lander, Sc. Struck by C.C. Wright. Extremely Fine with rims very lightly abraded. Obverse with male head to the left surrounded by the legend: WM. J. MULLEN, GOLD DIAL MANUFACTURER, ESTABLISHED 1828 N. YORK. The reverse presents a laboratory with five youths at work in various departments. Three figures above, one of them winged. A female crowns one of the youths with a wreath. MEDALS 21. Pa 239F. JONES EXCHANGE HOTEL, PHILADELPHIA. Brunk 21940. A sharp c/s on a holed 1788 2 reales. (G) Lot 22 22. 562. CHARLES K. WARNER, PHILADELPHIA. PaPh 451B. 27.6mm. WM. Robert Lovett, Sc. Dark AU with a die break to the rear of McClellan’s head. A few minor marks on his face. McClellan die as on GMcC 1864-23. (F) Lot 23 23. 569. CHARLES K. WARNER,

    Sale #86 of tokens, medals, and exonumia of this longstanding auction firm.

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    Seventh public auction sale : rare coins, tokens, medals, paper money, etc. [02/17/1933]

    Highlight: William J. Mullen; W. H. Mott, New York. All metals but silver. Unc. 17 Diff. Pcs. Some Rare.

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    The Fewsmith Cabinet of Foreign and American Silver and Copper Coins, Medals, Etc.

    Highlight: William J. Mullen, Gold Dial Manufacturer; copper; proof; very rare. Jacob Seegar, Silver Plater, Baltimore; brass; fine; scarce. William W. Long, Museum Card: rev., Masonic emblems; copper; brilliant proof; extremely rare in this condition. Blake’s Tin Ware, Chelsea; copper; fair; rare. Trested, Die Sinker, New York; rev., shield; brass; rare. William W. Long, Museum Card; brass; very good; very rare. A. I). Angue, Umbrellas, Philadelphia; rev., a man with parasols; brass; very good; rare. Henderson, Walton & Co., New Orleans; brass; very good; scarce; very large. Smith, Murphy & Co.; rev., “James Harris, Philadelphia;” brass; fine; rare. £ 3 .

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    The Collections of James E. Dice & M. Lamar Hicks

    Highlight: William J. Mullen. [1847]. Low-364, Rulau HT M17, Miller NY 616. Copper. Rarity-4. Uncirculated. Plain edge. 267.1 gns. 32.7 mm. Struck medal turn. One of the best designed and struck of the mid 19th century merchant's tokens. Good, rich coppery brown with traces of mint red fading to orange in the protected areas and around the rims. Surfaces smooth and hard as expected from a C.C. Wright strike. Sharp centers. A rather nice example. Ex Lionel Ruddick Collection (Bowers & Merena, November 6, 1989, Lot 3188). Extremely Rare Low-365 Williams Token The Captain Zabriskie Collection and Rulau Plate Piece 3354 New York. New York City. Richard Williams. [1833-35]. Low- 365, Rulau HT-339. Copper. Rarity-7+. Extremely Fine. Plain edge. 39.9 gns. 19.5 mm. Struck medal turn. Obverse: UNION HALL BY

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    The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, United States Coinage

    Highlight: 1862 William J. Mullen Prison Agent. Miller NY-61 6A. Bronze. AU-50. 6091 South Carolina. Lot of (4) Merchant and Related Tokens. Included are: South Carolina — Stono, (2) William L. Bradley's Bulow Store, both with the rosette reverse type, neither listed specifically in Rulau, but suggested reference numbers are given here as the type is listed for the 1 0 Cent denomination: 25 cents, Rulau SC-St 7a, EF-40 old light cleaning; and 50 cents, Rulau SC-St 8a, EF-40 old light cleaning. Also included in this lot is a pair of aluminum good for tokens issued by the Bradley Lumber and Manufacturing Company, Ashepoo, South Carolina, 1 cent. ALJ-50; and 5 cents, ALJ-55. This en- tity was established by William Bradley's sons at a later date. All are rare, as is South Carolina in general where

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    The Philadelphia Americana Sale: Part Two

    Highlight: 1835 William J. Mullen Gold Watch Dial Maker. Miller NY 616. Copper. Choice Uncirculated. Obv. High relief Mullen busy 1. Rev. Putti smelting gold, manufactur- ing watch dials, evidently a miniature of the Mechanics Institute. Some mint red. This is one of the most interesting 19th-century medals, information concerning which is given below. Niles' National Register, May 18, 1839, included this: "Watch dials. Accord- ing to the New York Transcript, there is in that city one of the most extensive watch dial manufactories in the world. The style and quality of the work are described as infinitely superior to those of any foreign manufacture — not excepting even the French, Swiss, or English. The business done by this con- cern is immense — the annual consumption of gold and silver, for

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    Catalogue of the large and valuable medallic collection of Isaac F. Wood ... formerly librarian of the Am. Num. & Arch. Soc'y. Part II. [02/25/1884]

    Highlight: william j. mullen prison agent, etc. Rev. Inscription in 17 lines. Copper, nearly proof. 23. / 3,ol6i'>‘l '1’1‘t^ Thiers medal. Presented to A. Thiers, French statesman, by Frenchmen in Philadelphia, for distinguished services to the French Rejmblic, 1873. Arms of Philadeljihia and inscription. Bronze ; perfect and rare. 40. 1(555 Bust to right, elias howe jr. Brass shell. 33. Lxc 1656 Bust to right of .lohn Pintard. Rev. Born in the city of New York 1759, etc. W. m. jiroof. 40. ^<1657 Bust to rigid of Will I’age 1848. Rev. A pallet, etc. Bronze ; ]>erfect. 30. MEDALS OF EDITLVTIONAL INSTITUTIONS, SCKUETIES, ETC. V s 1(558 Bust of Edward Everett to left. Rev. Pennsylva- nia institute 1856. Bronze ; jiroof. 28. f 1659 Bust to right by Paqiret. suydam, 1870. Rev. national academy of design,

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    Catalogue of a large and very choice collection of coins, tokens and medals ... [06/21/1859]

    Highlight: William J. Mullen, medal, size 10 ; General Zachary Tay- lor, 1848, Rev. Female Figure, Lamb and Spinning Wheel. The Great Numismatist, Bushnell Major-General Winfield Scott, Rev. Chippewa ; Andrew Jackson : Millard Fillmore. Size 8, three pieces. General Frank Pierce ; General Winfield Scott : General W. II. Harrison. Three pieces. General Washington, Rev. Capitol at Washington; General W. H. Harrison ; The Baron Spolasco. Three pieces. ENGLISH TRADESMEN’S TOKENS. Norwich, J. Clarkes ; Colchester, Success to the Bav Trade, Peace and Plenty. Three pieces, all Fine —

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    The Coin Collector's Journal

    1/1/1954

    Highlight: Lander of New York eut the dies for the William J. Mullen store eard in 1837 (Adams, N. Y. 616). MAJ. ELI LEAVENWORIH From Croshy P. 223: “. . . We further find from the information of M.iir. Eli Leavenworth that he has made blank eoppers the last fall had them stamped in New York with various impressions- - some tew of them with an impression similar to the impression of the eoppers eoined by the aforementioned eompy.- We further find that Abel Bewel has gone to Europe that previous to his de^ parture he gave his son Benjamin Bewel liberty to eoin eoppers which business he is now pursuing and has just began to stamp them all . . .” Crosby, in ad' dition, believes that Leavenworth was responsible for the Libernatus, Clinton, Non Vi Virtute Viei, and the Immunis Columbia of 1787. ROBERT

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