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Francis Hopkinson to the American Commissioner or Commissioners, 6 March 1780

Francis Hopkinson to the American Commissioner or Commissioners

Two ALS:7 American Philosophical Society

Philada. March 6th. 1780

Gentlemen.

Since my last of the 14th. of Jany.8 the following Setts of Exchange have issued from my Office Viz

To Pennsylvania
Dolls
150 setts 36 Dolls. No. 2218–2367 = 5,400
To New Jersey
Dolls
50 setts 30 Dols. No. 2026–2075 = 1,500
50 — 36 — 2368–2417 = 1,800
3,300
To Pennsylvania
Dolls
100 setts— 30 Doll. No. 2076–2175 = 3,000
100 — 36 — 2418–2517 = 3,600
6,600

I have the Honour to be Gentlemen, Your very humble servt.

Fras Hopkinson
Treasr of Loan

(Original)
Honbe. Commrs. at Paris
(No. 15)

Addressed: To The Honourable / The Commissioner or Commissioners / of the United States of America / at / Paris / (On public service) / (Original) / To be sunk if in Danger of falling into the Hands of the Enemy

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

7The other of which is marked “Quadruplicate.”

8XXXI, 130n, the most recent in a series of lists of loan office certificates, compiled in an attempt to detect counterfeits. Treasurer of Loans Hopkinson sent similar lists on May 14 (of sets of bills issued by the loan offices of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and New Hampshire) and June 27 (bills issued by the loan offices of New Jersey, Connecticut, Maryland, and North Carolina). On April 13 he sent a list of eight sets of replacement bills issued to Thomas McKean, for which see JCC, XVI, 331–2. Copies of all these documents are at the APS.

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