Virginia: October 16, 1780-Act for clothing the army
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October 16, 1780 - Act for clothing the army
An emission of treasury bills redeemable in specie to be printed in a quantity sufficient to purchase 1,500 hogsheads of tobacco to be used for "the more effectual and speedy clothing of the army." This emission was funded by a different act that happened to be passed on the same day as the act for the previous emission. Printed on thin laid paper with three signers. Denominations issued were: $100 (£30), $200 (£60), $300 (£90), $400 (£120), $500 (£150) and $1,000 (£300).
$100 Serial Number: 19 VA 10/16/80
Signers: James Turner, J. Hopkins, B. Webb.
Size: not available.
Comments: Numbered and signed in brown ink. Equivalencies stated on the bill are £30 or $100. An image of the back is not available.
Courtesy of Early American Numismatic Auctions, Inc. Images used with permission from their on-line auction catalog for the auction of April 20, 1996, lot 613.