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Sir Pay to Thos Wells Dickinson fifteen
Pounds Hard Money It being for
Beef he furnished for the Town
in August Last & Charge the
same to the Towns Act

To Mr. Josph Barnard

Joseph Barnard


Town Treasurer

David Sexton

Men of

Deerfield Jany 1 1782

Thos Wells Dickinson


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By 1782, the new State governments and the Continental Congress were virtually bankrupt. Americans rapidly lost confidence that the paper money being printed in such large quantities held any real value. Thomas Dickinson of Deerfield, Massachusetts, was typical in preferring "Hard Money" to paper money in payment for the beef he supplied to the town of Deerfield in 1781.


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creator   Selectmen of Deerfield
date   Jan 1, 1782
location   Deerfield, Massachusetts
height   4.25"
width   6.25"
process/materials   manuscript, paper, ink
item type   Legal Documents/Invoice
accession #   #L99.090

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