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John Hart's NJ Colonial Currency

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  • Monty Hart
    Hart Cousins and Friends- Dick Labonte sent me the following email for the group. Thanks Dick! Cousin Monty (PS- Any member can send email to the entire Hart-L
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      Hart Cousins and Friends-

      Dick Labonte sent me the following email for the group.
      Thanks Dick!

      Cousin Monty

      (PS- Any member can send email to the entire Hart-L group by addressing
      it to;
      Hart-L@yahoogroups.com)


      -------- Original Message --------
      Subject: John Hart's NJ Colonial Currency
      Date: Sun, 10 Jun 2001 16:12:02 EDT
      From: Laboo@...
      To: montyh@...

      Dear Monty:

      Here is an oddment of possible interest to the Hart Group. Like many
      others, Katie
      would like Edward Hart and John The Signer to be relatives, and during
      her
      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
      Bill
      of Credit notes issued as money for the colony of New Jersey. He signed
      each
      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
      in
      early August.

      Actual size is 2-1/8" x 3-7/8". I took considerable risk in scanning
      this. On
      the reverse side, it says, "To counterfeit is Death."

      Best wishes,

      Dick LaBonte
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