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Emission of 20,008 16, Lawful Money


Resolved, That there be emitted twenty thousand and eight Pounds sixteen Shillings, lawful money, upon the credit of this Colony, for the use and service thereof, in Bills of the following denominations, viz: 3,176 bills of six Dollars; 3,176 bills of five Dollars; 3,176 bills of four Dollars; 3,176 bills of three Dollars; 3,176 bills of two Dollars; 3,176 bills of one Dollar. And that the same shall be redeemed by a tax on the Polls and Estates of the inhabitants of this Colony, in the following manner, viz: £5,000 by


the 26th day of January, in the year of our Lord 1783; £ 5,000 more by the 26th of January, 1784; £ 5,000 more by the 26th of January, 1785; £ 5,008 16s˙ more by the 26th of January, 1786. And that the form of said Bills be as follows, viz:


" — Dollars.

— Dollars.

"No˙ ( )

January 26, 1776.

"The possessor of this bill shall be paid by the Treasurer of this Colony — dollars, by the — ; which bill shall be received for the aforesaid sum in all payments at the Treasury, and all other payments by order of the Council and Assembly.

" — Dollars.

— Dollars.


That Josiah Moulton, Jun˙, Joseph Gilman, and Philips White, Esquires, or any two of them, be a Committee to sign said Bills.

That Meshech Weare, Esq˙ and Doctor Levi Dearborn be a Committee to procure Paper and superintend the Press, while the Money is printing, and deliver the same to the Treasurer, and take his receipt therefor.

All which Bills, after their redemption, shall be burnt to ashes in the presence of the Council and Assembly.

Adjourned to nine o' clock, to-morrow morning.