Thomas Jefferson Papers

Enclosure III: Thomas Digges’s Memorandum on Counterfeiting, 12 August 1793

Thomas Digges’s Memorandum on Counterfeiting

This was the Sort of Paper chosen by the Man who wishd to get the water Mark (nearly as below) made in the paper—(see Memorandum).

The paper is about 22 Incs. by 20—call’d cartrige Cap

The following is the size and shape of the letter as given me by one of the Men at Mr. Robt. Bage’s Mill in his presence


He told them the paper was to have nine different water marks on each sheet. He had other water marks of New York, Pensylvania &ca. but only shewd the workmen this one, which was fixd to the Frame as a trial and he approvd the sample at Mr. Bage’s Mill. At the other mill of Messrs. Fowler & Co. the marks were not fixd and no sample was taken, as they rejected his offer.

MS (DNA: RG 59, DD); undated; written by Digges on a sample of “the sort of Paper the person chose for the work at Messrs. Fowlers” (see Enclosure I above); filed with another specimen of paper bearing notation on verso: “Mr Bage’s.”

Memorandum: see Enclosure II above.

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