John Hart's NJ Colonial Currency
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Subject: John Hart's NJ Colonial Currency
Date: Sun, 10 Jun 2001 16:12:02 EDT
Here is an oddment of possible interest to the Hart Group. Like many
would like Edward Hart and John The Signer to be relatives, and during
searching we came into possession of the attached 1776 12-shilling note,
which is framed in our living room.
At the website "Virtualology.com" I learned:
In 1776, John Hart was designated one of the officials to sign the new
of Credit notes issued as money for the colony of New Jersey. He signed
of the 15,583 notes issued for the western New Jersey division of the
treasury in 1776. In that same year he was elected as a delegate to the
Second Continental Congress and signed the Declaration of Independence
Actual size is 2-1/8" x 3-7/8". I took considerable risk in scanning
the reverse side, it says, "To counterfeit is Death."